- Year 4/5/6 Canberra Excursion
- St Mary's Feast Day
- Awards Week 6 Term 3
- Home Cooking
- Cake Raffle
- Family Week
- Radio Presenters Week 8
- Birthday Wishes
- Catholic Schools Week 2018
- Winter Warmer Wednesday
- NAPLAN Online Readiness
- Batlow Fire Station Opening
- Police Visit
- FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS
- Premiers Reading Challenge
- 2019 Kindergarten Visit
- School Hats
- Welcome Afternoon Tea for Miss Soulsby
- School Banking
- Family Week - Week 7
- TRIVIA NIGHT
- Batlow Junior Cricket
- Trivia Night Local Business Supporters
- Week 6
- Principal's Message
ST MARY’S FEAST DAY will be celebrated on Thursday 13th September.
Year 2/3 Liturgy at 12pm, followed by lunch and some special Feast Day activities.
We look forward to celebrating this special day. ALL WELCOME
Lunch orders and money are due back THIS FRIDAY.
Nace for being a positive team member during Maths activities.
Elise for working well in Literacy groups.
Amara for using great strategies in Maths.
EJ for trying hard to calculate problems mentally.
Hazel and Lucy for great work in HSIE on the History of Democracy.
Zayn for his outstanding display of patience, kindness and thoughtfulness to other students.
Charlie for the positive and enthusiastic attitude he arrives at school with every day. He also gives his best in class and strives for excellence.
Annabelle for her increased application and enthusiastic attitude towards
Hunter for the incredible kindness and compassion he demonstrates towards others at all times.
Year 6 Leaders Award
EJ for displaying kindness, thoughtfulness and care to others especially during playtimes.
Caleb for the happy and positive affect he has on those around him.
Lacey H for the lovely way she interacts with others.
Catholic School's Week - Week 9
Monday - Open classrooms - parents are welcome to come in and view students working as normal between 9:30-11am. Parents may stay for 10 minutes or longer.
Tuesday - Yr 6 leaders to represent St Mary's in Cootamundra at the WR Catholic School's Week Mass.
Wednesday- Art Space fence decoration.... to be confirmed.
Thursday- Fiver for a Farmer -Students may come dressed as a farmer (families asked to donate $5 to the relief fund)
Crunch n Sip- students to share their fruit and veg for their class platter (September is Fruit and Veg Month)
Liturgy at 12:30 (outside - weather permitting).
Lunch time-after students have eaten lunch have a dance session on the oval e.g. Boot scootin, and a song to 'floss' to as a school. We can play music through the loud speaker and spread out on the grass. Simple and Fun.....
Friday- At our mini assembly after lunch we focus on our 5 students who are about to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday 23 September.
A lovely week celebrating our journey in faith together with family and supporting community.
Catholic Education Week 2018: Discovering New Horizons The theme has been aligned with the official Year of Youth theme for 2018 and is derived from a speech given by Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2016 where he called young people and the Church to ‘open new horizons for spreading joy’.
Year 3 and 5 completed the NAPLAN online readiness assessment today to prepare for the move from pen and paper. The readiness test is an assessment of a school’s technical readiness to administer NAPLAN Online. It is an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online test platform and to identify any technical issues the school may have. The readiness test is an opportunity to experience the online environment and the different question types that can be used in online testing. It is not a test of skills and knowledge.
The Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner has extended an invitation for St Mary’s choir to attend and participate at the Batlow Fire Station Opening located at 32 Mill Road Batlow on Monday 17th September 2018 at 3.30pm (after school). St Mary’s would participate by singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the ceremony and provide a closing song or musical item at the end of the ceremony. If you would like your child to participate, please return this slip by Monday 10th September. There will be light refreshments after the ceremony. The Commissioner also extends this invitation to the family of the participants.
I would like my child/ren _______________________________________________ to participate in the Opening Ceremony of the Batlow Fire Station.
I realise that the ceremony is after school hours. Signed: ________________________________________
The police will be visiting our K/1 students next week to introduce themselves to our students and familiarise them with the role of police in our town.
Senior Constable Aimee Zwickle is looking forward to meeting our K/1 students, talking to them about her role and showing them her police vehicle. The students will bring home a little work booklet.
Please keep in your prayers, Emily, EJ, Ted, Sarah and Sophie as they prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday 23rd September.
Fr Michael Mullen will be here to celebrate the Mass. With Fr Sijo’s departure this week, liturgy will be held for the next two Sundays at 8.30am and Mass on the fourth weekend to celebrate First Holy Communion.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Mass with our students.
Congratulations to Daniel, Thomas, Jasmine, EJ and James who have also completed the 2018 PRC challenge. All up, 11 students from St Mary’s completed the PRC and will receive certificates signed by the Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian next term.
Next Wednesday the 12th September, 2019 Kindergarten children will visit St Mary’s. If you know anyone interested in enrolling their child for Kindergarten next year or anyone who would like to have a look at our school, please let them know about this upcoming date.
Students DO NOT have to wear school hats for the rest of this term.
Please remember that hats are compulsory from Term 4 on. NO HAT - NO PLAY
We apologise for any confusion over the school hats policy.
All K/1 parents are invited to afternoon tea on Tuesday 11th Sept from 3:15pm onwards to meet Miss Jessica Soulsby our new K/1 teacher. This will also be an opportunity to meet Mrs Yolandi Oberholzer who is providing K/1 release.
A huge thank you to the organisers Clare Pearce, Tracee Holland and Kerrie Ambrose. Special thanks to MC Don Fisher, markers Robert & Vicki Pearce, Richard Breward for organising the sound and the Minogue family for supplying the wood for the raffle.
Those families who helped setup and pack up, who booked tables, manned the door, donated items, supplied supper and sold raffle tickets for a very successful Trivia Night. An amazing $4,440 was raised. The raffle winners were:
1st Margaret Wilkinson - Wagga Family Weekend
2nd Paul Baker - Load of wood
3rd Linda Rudd - Hamper
Batlow junior Cricket Club
Are looking for any interested boys or girls aged 9-16 years interested in playing the 2018/19 season.
Please contact Rob Ironside as Soon as possible so the club can See if they are able to field a team.
Families and students of St Marys would like to thank the following businesses and community members for their generous donations to
· Groves Logging * Batlow Apple Inn
· Selwyn Snowfields * Breward Electrical
· Batlow Pharmacy * Batlow Fruit Co-op
· Batlow RSL & Bowl Club * Serenity Hair Adelong
· Coffee n More Batlow * Batlow Bakery
· Batlow IGA * Josh Smith Builder
· Thairapy Batlow * Sarah’s Beauty
· Batlow Post & Hardware * Batlow Hotel
· Hides Refridgeration * Tumut Hello World
· Batlow Waratah Farm * Pioneer Auto
· Tumut Broom Factory *Tumut Toyworld
· Pizza Hut Tumut * Coles Tumut
· Myrtle & Bohl * Batlow Bees n Berries
· Tumut Newsagency * Swans of Tumut
· Inside Out Tumut * Tumba Meats
· House to Home Tumut * Farmgate & Twine
· Adelong Newsagency * Dubbo Zoo
· McDonalds Wagga * Larissa Fifield
· Forum Cinema Wagga * Tumut Hydrolics
· Noahs Ark Wagga * Hammonds Hardware
· Comm Bank Batlow * R & V Pearce
· Sports Power Tumut
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you, thank you, thank you to our wonderful Community Council for a highly successful Trivia Evening on Saturday night. Special thanks to the organising committee, especially Clare Pearce for the mammoth task of writing the questions, as well as Kerrie Ambrose and Tracee Holland for the organisation behind the evening. Many thanks for all the support from our wonderful community and local businesses. We were overwhelmed with donations of great prizes towards the evening. Special thanks to our awesome compere Mr Don Fisher and Richard Breward. Also a big thank you to our school families who supported the evening with donations to our hamper, selling raffle tickets, donating supper items and to those who attended the evening. It was our most successful Trivia Night to date.
A very exciting week coming up for our Year 4/5/6 class! Only one sleep left before they head off to our Nation’s Capital for a wonderful three-day excursion. Mrs Richards and Mrs Murray will accompany the students. We wish them a wonderful time!
Please ensure lunch orders for our School Feast Day which we will celebrate next Thursday, are in by this Friday.
Best wishes for a great week.
Mrs Christine Baron