This week is an important one in any calendar as we commemorate and recognise National Reconciliation Week. On 27 May 1967, Australians voted to change the Constitution so that like all other Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples would be counted as part of the population and the Commonwealth would be able to make laws for them. A resounding 90.77 per cent said ‘Yes’ and every single state and territory had a majority result for the ‘Yes’ vote. It was one of the most successful national campaigns in Australia’s history. As a school we acknowledge that true reconciliation is more than a word and takes action. This year our students have collectively acknowledged this significant movement for tolerance and respect and we hope they continue to aspire to be people of action and compassion.
As we approach the half-way point of the school year we are already planning for 2022. We are very excited about all the new enrolments for the coming year and are hopeful of having excellent numbers in all our classes. If you are planning to enrol children please contact the Front Office to book an appointment or lodge the online enrolment form available on our website. In our planning for 2022 we also need to be aware of any students who will/may not be returning. Again, if you could please contact me on 69422612 it would be greatly appreciated.
It is also timely to remind families about bringing nuts and nut products into the school. We do have some students who have allergies to nuts and nut products that may results in an anaphylactic reaction and require an epipen. Please be mindful that we strive to promote a nut-free school as much as possible to reduce the risk to students with allergies. If you have any queries around this issue please contact the Front Office.
Unfortunately we have also had several cases of nits in recent weeks and ask that parents are vigilant in checking their children’s hair and treating them if they do find an infestation. Typically, once the nits have been treated students are permitted to return to school but we do ask that they are isolated until you are able treat the hair. We also have a school rule that requires hair to be tied back at all times. This is both to minimise the spread of nits and for obvious safety reasons in the technology and science areas.
As part of our focus on school effectiveness, all schools in the Archdiocese will be participating in an online survey for teachers, parents and students – Tell Them From Me® (TTFM®). The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our community think about school life, how engaged students are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with students and parents. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help them improve.
During the next few weeks all students, teachers and parents will be given the opportunity to participate in this survey. Students who agree to complete the survey will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey online. Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. Results will show all student, parent and teachers scores combined together as a separate collection– it is not possible to single out individual students, parents or teachers in the results.
The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey measures include such topics as emotional and social well-being, physical health, and behaviours and attitudes linked to student success. The survey also allows students to give their thoughts and feedback in open-ended question responses.
Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary. Your child will not take part if either you or your child do not wish to. If, during the survey, your child is uncomfortable answering any question, he/she should leave it blank and move on to the next one. Your child can stop the survey at any time.
Parents are also given the option to complete the survey in the next two weeks. Please logon to the following URL and complete the survey.
REMINDER: Please make note that there has been a change of date for the Annual Athletics Carnival. Due to a few extenuating circumstance the carnival has been shifted to TUESDAY 1 June at Albert Park. We will also continue with the K-10 model that was introduced last year but, unlike last year, parents are invited and encouraged to attend. We will still require all spectators to sign in upon arrival at the park and we hope it will be nice weather and a wonderful day. We are seeking parent support in assisting with the carnival. If you are able to help please contact Megan Withers or Wendy Van Kerk Oerle at school.
We are also seeking assistance in the canteen at the Athletics Carnival for any amount of time that you may be able to spare. Please contact the Front Office if this is a possibility.
We continue to push the importance of attendance to improving student outcomes and building lifelong skills. Please contact the classroom teacher/PCA if you have any issues or challenges around attendance.
Remember: If you can be anything…be kind!
Dream big! Pray bigger!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Year 6 Confirmation Class
Session 3: 3rd June
Session 4: 10th June
Session 5: 17th June
Twilight Retreat: 24th June – 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm (including shared supper)
Sacrament of Confirmation Celebration: Saturday 26th June (5.00pm Mass)
Saturday 29th May @ 5.00pm
Year 2 Reflection Day
Sacrament of Confirmation Session 3 Thursday
Infants Liturgy Mary: Help of Christians Friday 11:45am
Stage 3 and Secondary CatholicLIFE Talks
Sacrament of Confirmation Session 4 Thursday
|Jackson Frost||Clancy O'Toole|
|Cooper Vitnell||Aleena Haisell|
|Jaxson Shaw||Rose Dickinson|
|Summer Sheather||Logan Howie-Hutchinson|
|Daysie Leahy||Jett Johnson|
|Thomas Jones||Koby Bryant|
|Sophie Knewstub||Anna Clark|
|Dusty-Rose Douglas||Liam Drum|
|Ryder Gillies||Esther Wincohen|
|Secondary House Points winner|
|Neve Smith - Week 5|
Waste Management Performance
Thank you to the Cootamundra Council for providing the students at Sacred Heart with an educational performance on waste management. The students were entertained with Madam Mulch and the Great Fertiliso!
The primary staff have been updating the K to 6 Home Learning Policy. We aim to change the ‘homework’ language to Daily Home Review, with a strong focus on foundations skills, including Reading, Spelling and Multiplication facts. An information letter will be coming home about the processes, followed by a parent workshop and SeeSaw review in Week 10. Please speak with your classroom teacher if you have any questions regarding the Daily Home Review practices.
Remember, every child should be encouraged to read every night!
Thank you in advance for your ongoing support.
Year 8 Tathra Excursion Dep $100 NOW OVERDUE
Year 8 2nd Payment $150 is now due
Year 5-10 CatholicLIFE $5 by 2nd June
Year 10 Retreat $50 by Friday 28th May
TERM 2 SCHOOL FEES ARE DUE BY MONDAY 31ST MAY
Athletics Carnival - Seeking a Generator
To run the timing gates, we are requiring a smallish, quiet generator that could run a laptop, printer and the gates. If you have one that could be suitable and available to borrow, would you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 69422612 as soon as possible.
Also, we would really appreciate any parents that can help assist with the running of field events at the athletics carnival to please contact either Megan Withers email@example.com or Wendy Van Kerk Oerle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance.
Mortimer Shield for our stage three students will be held at Keith Cullen Oval, Young on the 27th May. Boys will need a mouthguard and headgear, girls will play tag league. Goodluck and we will post results in next week's newsletter.
Well done to - Sacha McLeod, Sophie Sannazzaro, Oliver Dayley, Alex Byrne and Jake Harris, who travelled to Canberra on Tuesday to represent Sacred Heart at the Canberra/Goulburn Cross Country. The results were:
Sophie Sannazzaro - 2nd
Sacha McLeod - 4th
Oliver Dayley - 3rd
Alex Byrne - 7th
Jake Harris - 17th
Sophie, Sacha and Oliver will represent Canberra Goulburn at the Mackillop Cross Country at Eastern Creek on Tuesday 8th June. Best of luck!
Good luck to Sophie Sannazzaro, who will be trailing for the MacKillop Girls Touch team, this Thursday and Friday. We wish her all the best.
For the reminder of the term Infants and Primary students will be involved in Soccer training sessions run by the Wagga Development Officer. These will be held on Thursdays as a part of Sport lessons. Pictures will be taken and be in next week's newsletter.
Primary Sport Dates
If you have any questions about Primary sporting matters please contact me.
Wendy Van Kerk Oerle
Primary Sports Coordinator
Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Cross Country
Well done to the students who attended the CG Cross Country on Tuesday in Canberra.
SHC Cross Country team and results include:
Ashlee Peacey - 7th 12yr Girls
Nellie Ward - 5th 13yr Girls
Matilda Sannazzaro - 20th 13yr Girls
Alex English - 11th 13yr Boys
Angus Hunt - 12th 13yr Boys
Jake Windsor - 20th 13yr Boys
Joshua Harris - 25th 13yr Boys
Lily McLeod - 3rd 14yr Girls
Hannah Drum - 12th 14yr Girls
Emily Gash - 17th 14yr Girls
Lily Murphy - 14th 15yr Girls
Zara English - 2nd 16yr Girls
Tayla Collins - Injury
Jed Guthrie - 11th 16yr Boys
Jack Murphy - 12th 16yr Boys
Ryan Bourne - 14th 16yr Boys
Congratulations to Nellie Ward, Lily McLeod and Zara English for making it away to NSWCCC Cross Country at Eastern Creek on Tuesday 8th June. Best of luck!
NSWCCC Rugby League
Well done to Darcey O’Toole for trialing for the NSWCCC Rugby League team last week. Unfortunately he missed out on selection however played really well from all accounts. Darcey and the team were given a tour of the Panthers Academy training facilities as part of their training experience. The team got to sit in the rooms where players have the breakdown of games, visit the locker rooms, ice baths for recovery, the gym for training and got to see the NRL Premiership Trophy the Panthers’s won. Congratulations on this achievement.
Interschools Summer Biathlon
Congratulations to Brock Holder and Corey Gale, for participating in Sacred Hearts first Interschools Team Summer Biathlon event in Wodonga last Friday. Organisers also ran a Top Shot Laser Shooting and Top Shot Metal Silhouette Long Range Shooting contest on the day
The boys were very successful. They both placed in the top 6 for the Top Shot Laser Shooting competition and placed first for the best school average in the Metal Silhouette Long Range Shooting competition, both shooting 10/10 targets.
The main event was the Summer Biathlon Sprint Relay, combining running and rifle shooting. It was such an interesting event to watch. Each competitor runs a 300 m lap and shoots 5 shots at an 11.5 cm target placed 50m away. For each missed shot a penalty loop (approximately 30m) is run before tagging their partner. Both competitors complete 2 cycles each, before tagging and joining their partner to complete a final lap crossing the finish line together.
It was odd hearing spectators call out for competitors to slow down in a foot race. Runners need to slow down before the rifle shooting so they can control their breathing and heart rate to keep steady on the shot.
The boys qualified first in their division even with their shooting accuracy below what they usually shoot. They went into the final with determination and focus and won by nearly a full lap. This made them the National Interschools Summer Biathlon Sprint Relay Junior Champions for 2021. Well done to both boys.
Before the end of the day, some students demonstrated a Roller Ski Biathlon. The roller skis simulate the feeling of completing a Winter Biathlon with Cross Country Snow Skiing. The technical aspects of prone rifle shooting with ‘skis’ on and ski poles, looked very difficult. Please enjoy the photos.
For further information on registrations for NSWCCC representative sports, please see Ms Withers, or go to the links below.
- SPORT at SHC Google Classroom
- CSNSW Sport website https://csnsw.sport/
- Canberra Goulburn Sport Nominations https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations
Please note that registrations and travel are the responsibility of individual families.
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