Welcome to a wet week 9! This week we will host the Primary (stage 2 & 3) and Secondary parent/teacher/student interviews on Thursday 25 March. In last week’s newsletter there were the log on details to book a brief interview with your child/ren’s teacher/s using the sessionkeeper platform. If you are experiencing any difficulties with this process please contact the school asap so that you do not miss out on the limited opportunities.
Secondary Parent/Teacher Interviews: https://shcscootamundra.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/21
Primary Parent/Teacher interviews: https://shcscootamundra.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/22
Last Friday we held our annual Cross Country Carnival at the Cootamundra Country Club. This was a very successful event and we were thrilled with the high level of participation. It was pleasing to see that many students were not competitive in the final placings were very happy to participate or help out in any way they could. Thank you to the parents/grandparents volunteered their time to go on checkpoints. It was greatly appreciated.
Today our Senior Leadership Team have travelled to Wagga Wagga to participate in the REROC Student leadership convention. Already this year our leaders have risen to every challenge and task that we have asked of them and been enthusiastic about the way they can be a voice for the students. Their mission is to leave the school a better place for their leadership and they are well on their way to achieving their goal.
Tomorrow our years 3, 5 and 7 will complete some practice online NAPLAN papers to help familiarise them with the program, the process and to identify any adjustments that may need to be made (Year 9 will complete these at a later date) . Information concerning the official tests will be sent home next week in preparation for the testing period in the early weeks of Term 2. Please remind your child/ren that these are not something to be anxious about and contact us if you feel that the prospect of the online tests is creating stress for them.
As we race to the final weeks of the school term we remind all families that school will return on April 20 for all students. Staff will be involved in professional Learning on the Monday and the Front office will be open for enquiries but student do not return until the Tuesday. We also ask that you keep in mind the ANZAC Day march on Sunday 25 April as we traditionally have a very large cohort to commemorate this significant day in our nation’s culture.
Last Thursday our Year 10 Mock trial team began their campaign to continue our illustrious history in the Mock trial competition. And what a beginning they made. Against much older competition (Year 12 students are allowed this year because of last year’s COVID plagued competition) and more experience they came away convincing winners of the clash against The Riverina Anglican College from Wagga. Congratulations to the team – India Bodycott, Cassie mays, Samuel Gash, Zara Bodycott, Isabelle Cowin, Jake Finnigan, Alex Oliver, Isabella Kingwill, Jack Murphy, Jed Guthrie and Matilda Coggan. We were very grateful for the time and expertise of our presiding magistrate Michael Commins of Commins and Hendricks who was a patient and wise judge. Our next case is against Murrumbidgee Regional High School from Griffith.
Remember our mantra of being extraordinarily kind because “kindness is a wonderful way to let another struggling soul know that there is still love in the world.” It is very apt that we will celebrate Harmony Day on Friday 26 March where our school community will unite around beliefs of equity and tolerance for all. (Please note this will follow the very entertaining Stage 1GH assembly – at this stage we are still not permitted to have a parent audience but we are hopeful that it will change for Term 2. The assembly will be recorded.)
The Easter Hat Parade is permitted to have a parent audience because we can host it outside (weather permitting) and we can still practice social distancing. Details of the parade will be sent home on the SeeSaw app.
Go gently was the parting message from Fr Kevin every time I saw him. It is sage advice for us all!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Fifth Week of Lent
Olivia lives in Tanzania with her husband, two young sons, and an adopted niece and nephew.
She didn’t have the opportunity to go to school and was embarrassed that she couldn’t read, write or count.
As an adult, her business was losing money because she couldn’t add up and give the correct change.
Then Oliva enrolled in Caritas Australia-supported literacy and numeracy classes.
She also set up a classroom at home to teach her neighbours, for free, because they were too shy to attend larger classes.
Oliva has now graduated, as have some of her students. Attendance at her classes are growing, her kiosk is thriving and she can help her children with their homework.
She aims to become a pastor and run for leadership in the next local election - to help her community to ‘be more’.
Please support the Project Compassion: lent.caritas.org.au
Yr 1 Reflection DayOn Wednesday of last week Year. 1 gathered together to enjoy their Reflection Day. The theme of the day was ”Caring for God’s Creation.” The focus of the day was to look at all the wonderous things that are part of creation and how we should care for them.
This Sunday (Palm Sunday) marks the beginning of Holy Week. The most important week in our Church’s liturgical year. Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It was a most joyful celebration for the follows of Christ. Crowds of people laid palm leaves and cloaks on the ground so that the donkey Jesus was riding would travel smoothly. I hope this Sunday you find the time to reflect and pray about the most joyful celebrations you and your family are able to share.
Palm Sunday Mass Saturday 6:00pm
Tuesday: Yr 8 Retreat - Temora
Wednesday: Yr 9 Retreat - Temora
Thursday: Enactment of the Passion of our Lord 10:00am
Friday: Parish Enactment of the Passion of our Lord 11:00am
|Clancy O'Toole||Allison Green|
|Thomas Hazlett||Maycee Twyford|
|Kara de Belin||Sophie Knewstub|
|Ned Hazlett||Isabella Ward|
|Ally Evans||Sophie Sannazzaro|
|S3W||Star of the Week|
|Ivy Clark||Wylie Leahy|
School Fees - 16th March
St3 Canberrra Excursion - Deposit $100 29th March
Year 8 Retreat - $10 22nd March
Year 9 Retreat - $10 22nd March
Year 8 Excursion Tathra Beachside Dep - $100 31st March
The following forms need to be returned to the Front Office ASAP so records can be updated.
Student Information Checklist - Fam A
Student Permission Checklist
General Consent Form for Excursions and Medical History
The non return of these forms may result in your child not been able to participate in future excursions.
Last Friday, students competed in our school's Cross Country. It was a very successful day. Well done to all our competitors.
The results are as follows:
Successful Primary students received their notes for Western Region notes on the day. This will be held in Boorowa at the Boorowa country club on Tuesday the 30th of March.
Successful Secondary students will receive their notes for CG Cross Country early next term. This level will be held in Term 2 Week 6, on Tuesday 25th May, at Mt Stromlo ACT.
Congratulations to all participants and, thank you to all the staff and parent helpers for assisting on the day and ensuring the carnival ran very smoothly.
NSW Primary Swimming
Congratulations to our swimmers who again competed on Monday, in Sydney. They showed sportsmanship and commitment to make it to this level. Well done to all our swimmers, making many PBS. A special mention to our boys relay junior relay team (Lucas Walker, Jett Johnson, George Clark and Jake Harris) who came third overall and will be going to the NSWPSSA championships on the 31st of March.
Last week we had students head to Wagga for AFL. Students reported a very successful day. Well done to our team who showed great sportsmanship.
Also on Wednesday we had students head to Young for a netball gala day. After our students did not know too much about netball at the beginning of the day, they became very capable by the end of the day. Well done to both our netball teams for the sportsmanship and determination they showed.
Finally our rugby 10s student had their first training session on Tuesday. We will train again on Thursday during lunch. Please remember to bring your headgear and mouthguard. If you would like to assist with coaching one of our Rugby teams can you please get in contact with Miss Van. Please also note the change of location, we will now be playing at Nicholson Park.
Well done to Roy Dunk, Harry Blackman and Liam Drum who tried out for the Cricket representative team on Friday. Congratulations to Roy who made it into the next round of selections.
Congratulations to Sophie Sanazzaro for trialling and making the soccer team for Canberra Goulburn. She will go off to the next round of selections.
Please remember that registration for NSWCCC representative sports are done at
CSNSW Sport and is the responsibility of individual families.
Wendy Van Kerk Oerle
Primary Sports Coordinator
NSWCCC Swimming - Homebush
Good luck to all the swimmers competing in the NSWCCC Swimming next Monday 29th March. Results from the meet will be reported in the next newsletter.
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
- Soccer players for our SHC team to play in the CG Gala day
Secondary Sport Dates
For further information on registrations for NSWCCC representative sports, please see Ms Withers, the SPORT at SHC Google Classroom 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 69422612 during school hours.
Secondary Sports Coordinator