- Principal's Message
- From The REC
- RECONCILIATION WEEK 2019
- CLASS ASSEMBLIES
- SCHOOL MASS
- ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
- WESTERN REGION ATHLETICS
- HEALTHY HAROLD
- Week 4 Awards
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- Winter Warmer Wednesday
- Radio News
- Cake Raffle
- Home Cooking
- School Banking
- Dates to Remember
- WASTE WARRIORS
- Wood Raffle
- CHILD RESTRAINTS IN CARS
- SCHOOL FEES
- Year 7 2020 - McAuley Catholic Central School
- Thought Of The Week
Our Athletics Carnival was a huge success last Thursday especially due to the enthusiasm of the students on such a fine day. The competition between both schools was fairly even and provided much entertainment from high jump, track events and the 4 x 100m relays. The cheering was fantastic and all students had a really fun day. A big thank you to the parents who helped operate the canteen on the day and especially to Bev Sullivan who coordinated lunches for both St Mary's and St Joseph's students. Students who have qualified to represent St Mary's at the Western Region in Cootamundra Friday 28 June, will receive notes shortly.
The NSW government website has clear guidelines around seat belt restraint for primary aged students. Students between 4 and 7 should be in a child booster seat unless they are taller than 145cm when an adult lap seat belt is permitted. Please access the website for further details.
This week is Reconciliation Week and today K-6 students combined for an assembly to acknowledge the theme Grounded in Truth, Walk together with Courage. It is a significant date on our national calendar and students demonstrated their respect for the message throughout the assembly.
Last week, staff considered carefully the room allocation we currently have operating in our school. We decided it would be in the best interest of our Year 2/3/4 students to move the class into the Library where they will have more 'room to move'. Year 5/6 will then move into the emptied Year 2/3/4 room and the Library will go into the room vacated by Year 5/6. The official moving day will be Friday 14 June, with smaller items being done beforehand. Although the move is an an upheaval to some degree, the outcome will, most importantly, support the learning needs of our students.
Have a lovely week ahead,
A reminder that our children’s liturgy for this term is Sunday 16th June. Come and join us for Mass and morning tea afterwards. We would love to see you.
Years 5 and 6 will lead us in Mass on Thursday 27th June. Our school community invites you to join us for Mass at 12:00 and then to stay for some hot soup for lunch.
More details to follow.
This weekend Catholics celebrate the Ascension. It is a mystery we simply don’t understand linking Easter to Pentecost. When Jesus rose, body and soul to his Father in heaven he left us the gift of a full blessing. It is often said that we don’t appreciate what we have until it is taken away. Take time this week to appreciate the things we do have and be grateful for them.
Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage.
Reconciliation Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Karen Mundine, said that trust and truth is the basis for all strong, equitable relationships.
“Reconciliation is ultimately about relationships and like all effective relationships the one between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians must be grounded in truth,” she said. “There can be no trust without an honest, open conversation about our history.”
“Our nation’s past is reflected in the present, and the legacy of past traumas will continue to play out in our future unless we heal historical wounds,” said Ms Mundine. “According to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer 80 per cent of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth telling processes.”
“It encourages me that Australians are ready to come to terms with our past as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.”
During NRW, Australians from all backgrounds will also be inspired to ‘walk together with courage’ as they contribute to building stronger relationships based on historical acceptance.
“Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey does require all of us to walk together with courage towards a unified future,” Ms Mundine said.
“Truth telling is not about engendering guilt or shame in non-Indigenous Australians but about addressing past injustices and serving as an “end-point to a history of wrongdoing”, allowing healing and for relationships to start anew.”
“These processes are not a symbolic act, but a practical process of healing that is important to all Australians.”
This term, Year 2/3/4 will present the assembly on Thursday 4th July starting at 2.15pm. Save the date!!
All friends and families most welcome.
Year 5/6 will present assembly in Term 3.
Year K/1 will present in Term 4.
What a great day of fun and competition at the combined St Mary's & St Joseph's Athletics Carnival last Thursday.
The winners and Runners up in each age were:-
Juior Boy Champion - Ryley Bartlett
Runner Up - Thomas Roche
Junior Girl Champion - Elizabeth Sullivan
Runner Up - Annie Jones
Intermediate Boy Champion - Ted Pearce
Runner up - Caleb Brown
Intermediate Girl Champion - Eliza Roche
Runner up - Nadamary Tadrous
Senior Boy Champion - William Smith
Runner up - Sydney Radford
Senior Girl Champion - Zoe Richardson
Runner up - Annabel Roche
Those selected from our carnival last Thursday will now go to the Western Region carnival in Cootamundra on 28th June. Notes will be forwarded shortly to students who have qualified for Western Region.
The students visited the Life Education Van on Friday. The children will continue to learn through their PDPHE units. Year 6 had a very special meeting with Harold as it was their last visit.
This Wednesday our "Winter Warmer" will be a
HAMBURGER with lettuce, cheese, tomato & sauce
$3.50 per serve or 2 serves per person for $6.00
Hot Chocolate also available for $1.50
ORDERS TO THE OFFICE BY 9am
• Everyone can learn how to make small changes in their own lives that will have a big impact on the planet.
• We can decrease landfill through clever and thoughtful recycling, refusing things we don’t need, renewing & reusing materials and reducing the amount that we consume.
• We can conserve traditional energy sources and use renewable energy power.
• We can grow, harvest and eat from sustainable food sources and compost our scraps.
• Living sustainably is not only possible, it’s rewarding and fun too
It is a legal obligation that children up to the age of 7 years be RESTRAINED IN AN APPROVED CAR SEAT. Please see guides below - Infringement penalties and demerit points ($337.00 and 3 demerit points). The penalities and demerit points are for one child, the penalty and points will multiply if there is more than one child not properly restrained.
PLEASE KEEP OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN SAFE