- PRINCIPALS MESSAGE
- FROM THE REC
- K/1 CLASS ASSEMBLY
- DAYCARE VISIT
- YEAR 2/3/4 MASS
- YEAR 5/6 ART
- YEAR 2/3/4 BOARD GAME AFTERNOON
- AWARDS WEEK 9
- YEAR 2/3/4 EXCURSION
- CAKE RAFFLE
- HOME COOKING
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- RADIO NEWS
- YEAR 2/3/4 SCIENCE
- WINTER WARMER WEDNESDAY
- SCHOOL HOURS
- SCHOOL FEES
- NO HAT NO PLAY
- WESTERN REGION CHOIR
- SCHOOL BANKING
- DATES TO REMEMBER
- APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL HELPERS
- PIONEER NIGHT
- FIRST AID / CPR TRAINING
- FIRE INFORMATION SESSION
- HOLIDAY CLUB TUMUT
- CROCODILE ENCOUNTERS BATLOW LIBRARY
- THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been a lovely opportunity to be back with the St Mary’s school community. The students and staff have been very welcoming and it has been wonderful to catch up with everyone. There have certainly been some positive changes around the school. Lovely to see the new windows in the K/1 and 2/3/4 room and the extra space for the students to work in.
To conclude Term 3 there are a number of special activities on this week…………..
Year 5/6 headed off early this morning on their exciting class excursion to Beechworth. We wish them a wonderful time away and a great opportunity to learn about the history of the area especially in relation to the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
School Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 12pm as well as a writing publication celebration to be held.
Term 4 resumes on Monday 14th October. Wishing everyone a restful and happy holiday.
Looking forward to hearing about Mrs Richards adventures when she returns for next term.
We are almost to the end of this term! The rain has been such a welcome relief, our prayers have been answered. Last weekend’s Gospel reminds us how important our prayers are. We need to keep the well-being of all citizens in our prayers, civil leaders as well that they act justly in their work for the broader human society.
A reminder that we will celebrate our writing publication with a Mass at 12:00 noon with Miss Buckmaster and the 2/3/4 Class this Thursday 26th September. The children will be showcasing their writing publications to the school community. Bring your sandwich and join us on the oval for a picnic lunch.
Seasons of Growth is a programme for children, young people or adults who have experienced significant change or loss in their lives. The feelings centred around change are normal and are often fought against as we don’t realise that they are normal. If you are interested in your child being part of this program could you contact the school for further information.
Thank you to parents who have indicated they would like to know more about this program. I will be in touch with you this week.
We have some exciting activities for Mission Month nearly next term. Does your child have a plain white t-shirt that I can have to dye during the school break? If they do please send it in with your child’s name on it before the end of term.
I hope you all have a well earned break from the routine of the term. I am spending most of my mine with my grandchildren; see you Thursday at 12:00 noon.
We continue to bloom and grow at St. Marys
Last Friday, K/1 held their class assembly. They worked very hard in the weeks leading up to it to bring the St Mary's community some items that incorporated some of their learning this term. K/1 have been learning about the importance of being yourself and being proud of who you are. This was encapsulated in a movie created by the students of K/1, called 'This is Me.' They then performed a singing and acting routine that involved drama techniques and a focus on rhyming words. K/1 had a wonderful time and I am so proud of the effort they put into their assembly items. Thank you to all parents and family members that were able to come to the assembly. The students were so excited to see so many familiar faces.
Jessica Soulsby K/1 Teacher
YEAR 2/3/4 WILL HOLD THEIR CLASS MASS THIS THURSDAY AT 12PM.
After Mass ALL children from K to 6 will be showcasing their writing publications to the school community.
Bring along a picnic lunch and join us on the oval.
2/3/4 are invited to bring in their favourite boardgames for a board game afternoon on our last day of school - this Friday 27th September.
It will be an opportunity for students to share and work collaboratively.
Birthday wishes go to Elise who turns 7 this Friday 27th September. Also holiday birthday wishes go to Jasmine who turns 9 September 30th, Liam C turns 7 October 1st and Saskia who turns 6 October 10.
Have a great holiday and birthday.
This weeks Winter Warmer is Hot Dogs. $3.50 each
Milo - $1.50
A huge thank you to Bev Sullivan and Kelly Brown for volunteering their time to provide these beautiful warm lunches every Wednesday.
Please be aware that students will require their school hats from now on. The "No Hat, No Play" policy will take effect from the beginning of Term 4.
If your child does not have a hat, they will be asked to play in the shade.
Students in Kindergarten to Year 4 will compete in the Western Region Choir Competition to be held at McAuley Tumut on Thursday 17 October (Week one Term 4). Students will travel to and from Tumut by bus.
5/6 EXCURSION 24th - 25th SEPTEMBER
FIRST DAY TERM 4 MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
PUPIL FREE DAY - FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER (Staff Spirituality Day)
2/3/4 EXCURSION 11th - 12th NOVEMBER
AWARDS DAY - WEDNESDAY11th DECEMBER
YR 6 GRADUATION MASS - THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER
LAST DAY TERM 4 WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER
Community Council are having a stall at the festival this year “Everything Apples” and Bev Sullivan is cooking lots of different apple items. We are asking parents and staff to help work on the stall over the day if you are available. It’s a good opportunity for our school community and we would like for you to be involved.
The school choir will sing at the Opening Ceremony at 10am combining with BTS as one group.
On Tuesday 15th October (Week 1 Term 4) students in Kinder to Year 4 will sing at Pioneer's Night. Students are to be at the RSL Club by 6.45pm for singing at 7.00pm. Full summer school uniform.
St Mary’s is updating their CPR and First Aid qualifications early next term and have seven vacancies if you are interested in joining us, particularly the First Aid component.
Details are:· Courses delivered by St John’s Ambulance
· Wednesday 16 October - 3.30 - 7.00pm (CPR only for 2 hours and then First Aid training will begin) and then;
· Thursday 17 October - 3:30pm to 7:00pm (First Aid only)
· Venue: St Mary’s Primary School
· Cost : CPR $66 / First Aid $181 (includes Anaphylaxis and Asthma Education).
Please pay St Mary’s BSB: 062786 ACC: 00010032
· First Aid will require participants to complete an online component prior to the face to face training. Please confirm your attendance with the school secretary Tricia Marsh email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of term.
An information session will be held at the Batlow Fire Station this Wednesday 12-2pm.
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter in Batlow come along to find out more information.
FREE HOME AND FIRE ALARM CHECKS AND INSTALLATIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
Phone 0418508121 or contact the Batlow Fire Station.