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Changes to the Swimming Carnival date!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been necessary to change the date of the Annual School Swimming Carnival (Years 3-10, including 8 year olds in Year 2) from Friday 12 February to the preceeding Wednesday 10th February. The turn around for the Western Region Carnival was too tight and we thought it necessary to shift the day. I appreciate that some parents may have organised their schedule around the original date and for this change I apologise. Hopefully you will have enough time to accommodate the change. 

Regards,
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Principal

ISSUES with students' LOGINS: Improvements with security and privacy of the ICT environment

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This afternoon we received information that Catholic Education has made measures to improve the security and privacy of the ICT environment. They have made some important changes to password policies which are now in effect. This explains why students have had difficulties in logging in to Google classroom and onto school emails over the past week.  

All students' passwords have now been reset by ICT to new complexity requirements. Each student password is unique, random, and will no longer be based on easily guessable information such as DOB. Students are not forced to change their password at first logon. All students will be issued with their new password when they return to school on Friday. 

I apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused. 

Regards,
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Principal

Welcome Back to the new school year!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to the new school year! It seems like our holidays only just began and now we are facing the first day for 2021.

All students will return to school on FRIDAY 29 January (K-10). All class lists will be displayed on the library windows from 8.30am on Friday morning. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to greet students from 8.35am. Our new kinder students will have a staggered start with A - Z at 9am and M - Z at 9.30am. (Please note our Kinder students will have the first 6 Wednesdays of Term 1 as a designated REST DAY). 

All students are required to bring writing materials for the first day and their iPads (Years 5-10). Secondary students will be issued with timetables in Year Group meetings on Friday morning. The timetable day will be Day 5 Week 1 and our secondary students will be required to bring their swimming gear for sport in preparation for the School Swimming Carnival on  Friday 12 February.

Please ensure that all students have the school hat and a water bottle as the weather promises to be warm!

More details about school events will be sent home in the early days of the term once we have CE and state COVID procotols outlined. We are hopeful that school will be able to function as it did pre-COVID but we will continue to insist on heightened personal hygiene, social distance and exclusion of students and staff with COVID-like symptoms.

We pray that this year will be our best one yet!

Remember: “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James

Regards,
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Principal

2021 School REQUIREMENTS

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find attached the Primary and Secondary Requirements list for 2021.

All students return to school Friday 29 January. The Front Office will be open from Wendesday 27th January for any enquiries. Please enjoy the final weeks of the school holidays. We are looking forward to, hopefully, a COVID-free school year. Any directives from Canberra Goulburn Catholic Education will be posted on schoolzine if, and when, they are communicated to us. 

Primary REQUIREMENTS 2021

Secondary REQUIREMENTS 2021

Regards,
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Principal

Instructions for Annual Awards Presentation 9 December

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Tomorrow we will host our Annual Awards presentation but COVID style in keeeping with the latest protocols. The presentation will occur over three separate timeslots; Infants K-2 9.30am, Primary 3-6 10.30am and Secondary 7-10 12noon. 

Please only attend if you are feeling well and do not have any respiratory or COVID-19 symptoms. If you do present at the church and you are unwell you will be asked to leave.

At the entrance to the church there will be a QR code for registration for COVID protocols. You will require the Service NSW app (free on the app store) to access the digital record keeping. Paper sign in sheets will be available but we would prefer the no-contact option of the QR code. 

We ask that you maintain social distance as much as is possible when seated in the church. At the conclusion of the presentation you are asked to leave quickly from the front of the church to avoid mingling. We will then be required to sanitise the church in preparation for the next presentation in line with our COVID safety plan. 

In this new COVID style presentation there will be the transfer of leadership for Primary at the 10.30 presentation and Secondary at the 12noon ceremony. 

At the end of the school day all students will be issued with their Semester Two reports. They will not be available for collection until the end of the day. If students are not present to collect them they can collect them on subsequent days. 

Kind Regards,

Nicky Trinder

Principal

Uniform Free Day 2 Dec 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Tomorrow, 2nd December, will be our final UNIFORM FREE DAY for the year. All proceeds will be donated to our sponsor child, Darlin. The theme for tomorrow's fundraising is "All things Christmas". A donation of $2 will be collected in roll call in the morning. Thank you for your generous support of all our nominated charities. Please remember to be sunsafe and have appropriate footwear. 

Regards,
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Principal

Chicken Pox

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Late this afternoon we have received information regarding a confirmed case of chicken pox in one of our Infants classes. Please be aware of the symptoms and seek medical advice if you are unsure. The student will be kept home from school until they are no longer contagious. 

Regards,
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Principal