- School Goals for 2021
- Principal's Report
- NAIDOC Prayer ~ Aboriginal Blessing by Brooke Prentis
- What's On
- Miss Corcoran's News
- Oz Harvest FEAST Program
- Girl Wise
- OT Students
- Cooking with Miss Wheeler
- School Community Council Meeting
- NRL Session
- Craft Club
- School Counsellor ~ Emma McRae
- Western Region Public Speaking Competition
- Year 4/5/6 News
- K/1 News
- Friday Canteen Roster
- League Star Football opportunity for families
- OT Session
Thank you for all our families who have cared for our school community through following the new COVID restrictions. Working together we can care for us all.
Many activities and events have been postponned,we are still waiting for further clarification about the Western Region Athletics Carnival and families will be notifiied as soon as possible.
Over the past couple of weeks classes have been learning about NAIDOC week. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australia. This year’s theme Heal Country calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Today we celebrated NAIDOC Week in our school mass. We reflected on the following thoughts - 2021 marks the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Australia. Yet the Spirit of God was poured out onto the original inhabitants of this great Southern Land many, many thousands of years prior. God’s Spirit could be heard through the singing of the birds, the cascade of the waterfall, the rustle of the wind and, most importantly, in the silence.
I will be taking some Long Service Leave this term, starting on Monday 9th August. I had planned to visit my sister-in-law in WA for a significant birthday. Unfortunately, this will not be possible at this time but I will still aim to do something special during my time off. While I am on leave Mrs Rachael Morris will be Acting Principal and Miss Sarah O'Brien will step into the exec position of Religious Education Co-ordinator, working with Mrs Morris to lead our school community. I thank both Rachael and Sarah for their dedication and continued support of all within our school and thank them for all they will do in my absence.
May our footsteps, on these ancient lands,
remind us of creation and connectedness, in our search for truth.
May the Gum Tree, from its roots to its branches,
remind us to dig deep and reach high, in our action for justice.
May the Eagle, who soars in the sky,
remind us of the power, in our call for love.
May the expanse of the lands and seas, of the sky and stars,
remind us of God’s timing in our faith in hope.
May the Holy three, Creator Spirit, Lord God, Papa Jesus,
remind us of community.
So with grace, mercy, and peace, go in truth, justice, love and hope. Amen
Tuesday 17th August - School Public Speaking Competition @ 11.30am
Wednesday 18th August - Book Parade & K/1 Assembly TBC
Friday 20th August - Interschool Public Speaking Competition for Year 3-6
Friday 27th August - 4/5/6 Assembly TBC
Friday 10th September - PUPIL FREE DAY. Staff attending a Spirituality Day
Friday 17th September - Last Day of Term 3
Tuesday 5th October - Pupil Free Day - Staff attending Professional Learning Day
Wednesday 6th October - Term 4 starts - Students return to school
Tuesday 12th October - Term 4 School Community Council Meeting @6pm
TBC - to be confirmed as we receive more information regarding COVID Restrictions. Thanks for your continued understanding.
Year 4/5/6 students will be participating in an exciting FEAST program. During the course of this unit of work the students will learn about food waste, nutrition and develop basic cooking skills. The program has been developed by OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue organisation, to help raise awareness about reducing food waste, food insecurity and the importance of healthy eating.
Our school is lucky to have been provided with a whole suite of resources for this program including cooking equipment and teaching resources through philanthropic donations to OzHarvest, valued at over $1500.
Like any good FEAST, its designed to be fun, engaging and filled with good food!
- School staffing while Jacinta is on Long Service Leave
- Year 4/5/6 Canberra excursion
- Fundraising - thank you for all who assisted in Car Rally catering
- 2022 staffing / classes - initial conversation
We thank the NRL volunteers Chris and Andrew for the great sessions with our students.
Emma McRae will be continuing with us this term supporting our students as our school counsellor. Emma will continue to support the school through both on site visits and via Zoom sessions.
Visits this term will be - 14th/15th October, 28th/29th October and 18/19th November.
Zoom sessions are on the following Thursdays - 21st October, 11th November, 25th November and 2nd December.
If you would like your child to meet with Miss Emma please contact the school for a copy of the referral form to be completed.
Students are participating in the WR Public Speaking competition again this year. Public Speaking is an essential skill for all students. Students will be asked to present a 2-minute or 3-minute speech on Tuesday 17th August at school. From this 2 students from Year 3/4/5/ 6 will be chosen to represent the school and compete against the winning students from St Mary's at West Wyalong.
Public Speaking Assembly – Tuesday 17th August at 11.30am in school hall
Topics for students to choose from are as follows: -
Years 3 /4 - Goals are good for you; Team sports build strong individuals; Let me tell you about my imaginary friend; My favourite words; What makes the world go 'round
Years 5 / 6: - If only; What my dog is thinking; Being young is over-rated; Real learning doesn't occur in a classroom; We need more rainbows
Our garden has produced some lovely fruits and vegetables over the past couple of weeks, the students love getting in the garden to try the fresh produce along with weeding, watering and planting.