- Principal's Message
- Philippines Visit
- Awards Weeks 3 & 4
- Cake Raffle Week 5
- Home Cooking Week 5
- Radio News Week 6
- Skoolbag App
- Summer Sizzlers
- Cricket Blast School Cup Day
- Remembrance Day
- Thank You
- School Counsellor Visit
- Kindergarten Orientation Days
- Children's Mass
- Christmas Raffle Helpers
- Kris Kringle
- Live Life Well
- Term 4 Dates
- BTS 150 Year Celebration Primary Disco
- Quote Of The Week
Dear Parents and Carers,
Mrs Murray and I have returned from a fabulous experience in The Philippines last week. The Philippines is a most diverse and beautiful place to visit but our favourite time was visiting the City Gate Academy School, volunteering our time to support the daily reading program. We were also extremely privileged to be invited to visit one of the students’ homes. This was a very heart wrenching experience, where we witnessed first hand, the extreme poverty and harsh conditions these families were living in. It helps put in perspective the great need to continue to support the missionary work of churches and other volunteer organisations who provide support for the needy. We will share some of our experiences with the students and staff during the next few weeks.
The Principal, Lyn, of City Gate Academy School, asked Mrs Murray and I to pass on their very grateful thanks to all those who were able to send school supplies and or donate money towards the school. It was wonderful to be able to deliver these items first-hand to the school and know that they would be utilised. Lyn also told us that they would forward photos of the items they purchased using the money that was donated. Thank you to everyone for their generosity.
A special thank you to Mrs Richards for keeping everything running smoothly while I was on leave last week. It was wonderful to keep track of the great happenings at St Mary’s via the Face Book page. I am sure everyone enjoyed the fantastic experience of the author visit and honouring the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.
This week Years 2-6 will have the wonderful opportunity to experience a Cricket Program on Wednesday. Our 2019 Kindergarten Orientation program continues on Thursday and our final golf lesson on Friday.
Wishing everyone a very happy week ahead.
Edie for insightful contributions to class discussions.
Sarah for working hard to finish her writing and spelling in each lesson.
Jacob for displaying excellent collaboration skills when solving maths problems.
Maverick for displaying perserverence when tackling difficult tasks
Ryley for mature responses during our health topic discussions.
Star for enthusiasm and beautiful display of reverence in religion.
Thomas for his enthusiasm and effort in our golf lessons.
Annabelle for her enthusiasm towards all subjects, particularly geography, history and science.
Catriona for reading with fluency and accuracy.
Isabelle for writing a detailed report.
Oscar and Jiemin for speed and accuracy in maths mentals.
Sebastian B, Demianna, Elise, Harry & Payton.
As of the end of November St Mary's will no longer be using the skoolbag app. All our informaion, alerts, absentee notes, uniform orders and newsletters will now be available on the new SZapp. Please ensure you have downloaded this app. Don't forget to check out our new updated websiite as well!
Tomorrow years 2-6 will be attending a "Cricket Blast Cup" at the Batlow Oval from 9-15am -2.30pm.
Students are asked to wear SPORTS UNIFORM and bring a packed morning tea, lunch, drinks, sunscreen and a hat.
Students will walk to the oval and back with their teachers.
Helpers are needed this THURSDAY 9am-3pm in front of IGA and 6-8pm on FRIDAY night at the RSL Club foyer.
Thank you to Leah Hamilton who has offered some time on Thursday.
Please let Tracee know if you can help.
Kris Kringle will go ahead this year! Thank you to all the parents who responded to the recent survey. Kris Kringle, or Secret Santa as some people call it, is a much loved tradition at St Mary's Batlow as your comments demonstrated.
This year we are once again asking that the final gifts are kept to a maximum of $10 and that smaller items are homemade cards, handmade trinkets or simple gifts e.g pencils, novelty sharpeners, key rings etc. Food items will be allowed, but please keep them to only one or two of the items.
Finer Details are:
- Friday 7 December - Students will select the name of the KK. All students are to keep this name secret.
- Monday 10 to Thursday 13 December- Students are to provide a small gift for their KK every day and secretly place it in their class basket in the front foyer. Gifts will be distributed later in the day.
- Friday 14 December- Students are to bring in their final gift for their KK, to the maximum value of $10. Each class will have a special gifting time during the day where KK's are revealed.
This very special activity places emphasis on the action of giving, and gracefully receiving. It reflects our christian values especially in the time of advent as we prepare for the Christmas event.
Fuel For Your Body – Eating Healthy
Healthy eating is much more than a diet for weight loss. Food is our fuel. Just like a car needs the right fuel for best performance, we need to fuel our bodies with the right foods. Eating healthy every day will help you to:
- Prevent illness and disease; from serious issues like heart disease through to the common cold
- Increase concentration at work, school and home
- Support healthy bones and muscles throughout life
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Nourish your skin, hair and nails
- Improve mood and boost energy
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating will help you to choose a wide variety of nutritious foods every day.
Golf for K-6 - Each Friday
Footsteps Dance for K-6 - Each Monday
2019 Kinder Orientation days - This Thursday 15th & 22nd November FULL DAYS
Years 2-6 Cricket Blast School Cup Day - Wednesday 14th November
Carols By Candlelight - Tuesday 11th December 6.30pm
Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass - Thursday 13th December
2018 Awards Afternoon - Monday 17th December 2pm.
Students Last Day Of Term - Tuesday 18th December
BTS will be holding a disco on Thursday 15th November.
* 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Sharni William OAM Hall
* Entry $2 at the door
* Dress Fashion trends from history
* Chips, water & and juice for sale
Students are to be dropped off and picked up promptly please.
Further information please contact Mr Hodges at school on 69491208