Welcome to week 8! The Fete has come and gone and it was a resounding success. Thank you to all the committee members, parents, staff and students who contributed to make the biannual event such a success. It was so lovely to see so many members of our school community coming together to enjoy the autumn evening and all the culinary delights and stalls on offer. At the time or writing this we are hopeful of generating funds in excess of $10,000. This is an amazing effort and one that will go a long way to providing excellent resources and opportunities for our students. A special thank you to Mrs Nancy Smith and her assistant Mrs Sharon Williams for their dedicated efforts in leading the Fete planning. Also to our wonderful and generous businesses who supported our prizes and raffle with their kind donations. A full list of sponsors will appear in subsequent newsletters. We could not run a successful fete without their support. Thank you to the parents who also generously donated items for the different stalls. It is greatly appreciated by our school.
As the term draws to a close we are busy organising the “catch ups” with parents in the form of parent/teacher/student interviews for our Primary and Secondary students (Our Infants students have already had the option to “catch up” with parents earlier in the term. You will find attached to the newsletter and in subsequent schoolzine messages the links to log onto the Sessionkeeper platform to book an interview. If the times are not suitable then please contact the school and we will try and arrange an alternative time. Please remember that these are only very short interviews to allow all parents the opportunity to meet with teachers. If you require a longer interview then please make an additional appointment at a later date to meet to discuss any important lengthy issues.
Secondary Parent/Teacher Interviews: https://shcscootamundra.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/21
Primary Parent/Teacher interviews: https://shcscootamundra.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/22
Our Year 9 students are in the throes of preparing for the annual Passion Play presentation. Please join us on Friday 2 April at 11am to participate in this prayerful presentation of the Lord’s Passion and to remind us of the foundation of our Faith and beliefs.
Tomorrow we will host our annual Cross Country Carnival at the Cootamundra Country Club. This is an event for ALL students from Years 3 to 10. It is a compulsory day of school and it is mandatory that students attend. This is not a flexible school day where students who are not keen to compete take a long weekend. The secondary classes will be completing ALL of their normal Friday lessons when they return, albeit a bit shorter than normal, and they will be expected to be present unless there are legitimate documented reasons. This hard line is in keeping with our goal this year to strengthen student engagement by encouraging students to be present at school as much as possible. If students do not wish to be competitive in the event they can still assist or walk the course at a brisk pace to promote physical and mental wellbeing. This is genuinely a lovely day to spend together. There will be a BBQ lunch available at the course and the canteen will be open on their return. Any student who does not present will be required to have a note from their parent or guardian explaining the reason for their absence. This is not only a school requirement but is also a legal requirement that is regularly audited by the Department and Catholic Education.
It was a lovely celebration for our Year 4 students who chose to make their First Reconciliation and Eucharist last week. Thank you to Mrs Maxwell, Mrs Niddrie and Ms Van Kerk Oerle for their dedication in preparing the students and coordinating the celebrations. It was impressive to note the reverence and solemnity that the children brought to this significant event in their Faith journey. Congratulations to these students.
Remember our mantra of being extraordinarily kind as we are commanded in Ephesians 4:32”Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”. We have no better example of how to be kind than the person of Jesus Christ.
Go gently was the parting message from Fr Kevin every time I saw him. It is sage advice for us all!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
|Pearl Imrie||Scarlett Lange|
|Blake Smith||Alexia Day|
|Thomas Gay||Ava Sannazzaro|
|Eve Bucknell||Stella Blackman|
|Sarah Lake||Reuben Smith|
|Ella Gammon||Austin Hall|
|Polly Manwaring||Matilda Mackie|
|Lucy Shields||Roy Dunk|
|Gillian Hunt||Blake Perryman|
|Secondary House Points|
A reminder to families that Family Portraits can by bought from student's class teachers for a gold coin donation.
CROSS COUNTRY BBQ
Sausage Sandwich $2.50
Fruit Box $1.50
Zooper Doopa .50c
This Friday is the school Cross Country. Students are to meet at the Country Club Oval by 8:50am to have their names marked off by their classroom teacher for Primary or Friday roll call teacher for Secondary.
If students normally catch the bus, they are asked to hop off the bus at Cootamundra High School, where they will be walked to the oval by Sacred Heart teachers.
Students will walk the course from 9:05 am. Competition starts at 10:00am in their age division in the following order:
11 yr GIRLS 3000m
11 yr BOYS 3000m
12 yr GIRLS 3000m
12 yr BOYS 3000m
8/9yr GIRLS 2000m
8/9yr BOYS 2000m
10yr GIRLS 2000m
10yr BOYS 2000m
16+yr BOYS 6000m
13yr GIRLS 3000m
13yr BOYS 3000m
14yr GIRLS 4000m
14yr BOYS 4000m
15yr GIRLS 4000m
15yr BOYS 4000m
16+yr GIRLS 4000m
Presentations will occur at the Country Club Oval at approximately 12 pm. Students will return to school by 12:30 pm, walking back to school with staff.
If any parents are available to assist on checkpoints, please contact the front office on 02 69422612, Megan Withers at email@example.com or Wendy Van Kerk Oerle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a busy week this week will be for our primary sport.
Today our Rugby 10s students had the opportunity to practise and train with developers of the Brumbies team. This event will be held on the 31st of March. Students are to come to school and we will walk down.
Tomorrow 17th March, some of our students will head to Young to participate in a Netball gala day. Students are reminded to bring a hat, drink bottle and lunch. Canteen: facilities will be open on the day, however there is NO hot food, there are cold drinks, lollies, ice-creams being sold on the day. Indoor toilet facilities will also be available, as well as the outdoor toilets
Students are to meet Miss Van at the PCYC courts in Young by 9:15, games will start at 9:30. The day will conclude at 2pm.
Please remember if attending to follow COVID safety regulations and sign in on the day
Tomorrow 17th March, some of our students will also be heading to Wagga for the Paul Kelly cup. Students are reminded to bring a hat, drink bottle. There will be canteen facilities on the day. Students are to wear their sports uniform and will receive their guernseys to change into.
Students are to meet Mr Winsor at Jubilee Park by 9:00, games will start at 9:30. Finals will be held no later than 2pm.
Please remember if attending to follow COVID safety regulations and sign in on the day
We wish all our students the best of luck.
The outdoor pool closed on March 14th, which means our PE and Sport programs have been finalised. A note and invoice will go home with the total cost for the pool admission for your child by the end of next week. If you have any concerns please contact Ms Withers as soon as possible.
Secondary Sport Nominations
Please keep checking the SPORT at SHC secondary Google Classroom for the many sport messages and nomination forms for school representative opportunities. Currently seeking expressions of interest for:
- Small Schools Rugby League
- Tennis players for CG Gala day - Teams of 4 required
- Girls Tackle Rugby League for CG Team
- Soccer for CG Team
Secondary Sport Dates
For further information on registrations for NSWCCC representative sports, please see Ms Withers or go to the links below. Please note that registrations and travel are the responsibility of individual families.
- CSNSW Sport website https://csnsw.sport/
- Canberra Goulburn Sport Nominations https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations.
As always, if you are concerned about anything to do with PE or Sport, please arrange a meeting or get in contact with me at your earliest convenience. I can be contacted at email@example.com or on 02 69422612 during school hours.
Secondary Sports Coordinator
P & F Clothing Pool
As the change of season is upon us the clothing pool is looking for donations of winter school clothes. All donations can be left at the Front Office.
Your donations are greatly appreciated.