Yamandhu….hello in Wiradjuri.
We are now officially half way through the term. This year is definitely flying past. We are making so many memories and hopefully there is lots of learning happening for all our students and staff. For the past day I spent time at the Galong Monastery with some other prinicpals from across the diocese. It was a special time to reflect on and learn about leadership and ways that we can support our community through good times and times of crisis. The strength of Sacred Heart has always rested in the united support and connectedness of our community and it is indeed this that has helped us celebrate the good times and navigate and survive the worst. We are grateful for all the blessings of our community and we hope that we will continue to grow in strength as we journey through the final months of this year. It was wonderful to have so many families share our Community Breakfast on Wednesday. Hopefully these events also help to keep us connected. Next Community Breakfast will be Wednesday Week 5 Term 4.
Lots of lots of sporting activities have taken place over the past weeks. We have had Infants through to our seniors out matching their skills with other students. We thank the parents for their support of these opportunities and our staff, especially our Sports Coordinators – Megan Withers and Wendy Van Kerk Oerle for their organization and management. We will have many students travelling to Canberra for the Arch Diocesan Athletics next Tuesday 22 August. It is important that students communicate with the coordinators about their availability. We have increasing numbers of children pull out or change their minds about competing and this plays havoc with organization and bus costs, transport and supervision. We encourage all students to honour commitments to sporting teams if they have indicated that they want to attend (obviously there are extenuating circumstances on occasions) so that it makes for smoother organization. All details are available on COMPASS and it is an easy process to indicate and pay for events and also decline events. If you are ever unsure please contact the Front Office for instructions.
Some of the schools in the region are experiencing high numbers of COVID cases. Please be vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, test and stay home if exhibiting symptoms. We have a considerable number of RAT kits if you would like some. Please contact the Front Office if you would like some sent home.
Also like most schools we are still having difficulty in employing casuals to replace staff. This has necessitated accessing a range of different teachers to cover classes or to collapse classes to ensure that learning continues. Sometimes this is challenging for the students as they do not have a consistent teacher and it can be quite unsettling. Whilst we appreciate that this is the case we do expect them to behave appropriately and to continue to show respect for whoever is in front of their class.
On Tuesday 15th August we welcomed our Year 7 2024 families for our parent information session. Ms Marsay and our School Leaders, Elliot Sargent and Isobel Cram presented an exceptionally comprehensive run down of our transition program and all things to do with life in Secondary school. We are very excited about the prospects for our incoming Year 7 cohort and it was lovely to see so many parents and students in attendance.
REMINDER: Staffing considerations for 2024 are currently under discussion at Catholic Education in Canberra. To support our staffing requests we would like to provide an accurate number of enrolments for the next academic year. If parents are considering discontinuing their child’s enrolment with us in the new year we would like you to make contact with the school to discuss your intentions. Likewise, if there are additional enrolments for any class across the school we would love to talk to those interested.
Remember: Do things for others not because of who they are or what they will do in return but because of who you are. It’s good to be kind!
Ms Nicky Trinder
Upcoming Faith Formation Events
Thursday 31st August - Year 3 Reflection Day
Friday 1st September - Yr 10 Shine program day Canberra
Thursday 7th September - Kindergarten Reflection Day
Tuesdays 12th September - My Body/My Life Stage 3 Healthy Relationships Program
Friday 22nd September - Traditions Day Mass 12noon
|Darcy Craig||Thomas Twyford|
|Florence Knagge||Abigail Booth|
|Hannah Rains||Maeve Last|
|Halle McPhail||Ivy Wooderson|
|Ivy Turner||Jimmy Last|
|Amelia Close||Theo Hinds|
|Jaxson Shaw||Atiyana Childs-Gould|
|Lacey Close||Harper Wooderson|
|Secondary House Points winner|
Stage One League Tag
Stage one had a great day at their league tag gala day. They faced other Cootamundra teams and learned new skills. Thankyou to those parents who came and assisted and cheered on the teams. A big thank you to our year 9 PASS class who were coaches. Even though they were covered in mud by the end of the day, all reports were positive.
CG Athletics Carnival
Goodluck to our Athletics team who will travel to Canberra's AIS stadium next Tuesday. We will publish the results once they are made available. Our team includes:
Charlie Paterson Jett Johnson Angus Dickinson
Eamon Sutherland Koby Bryant Ella Sannazzaro
Oliver Daley George Clark Indika White
Stanley Craig Casey Bonfield Jake Harris
Sophie Knewstub Alexander Byrne
Boorowa Touch Netball carnival
An event is available, through compass for the annual Boorowa touch and netball carnival. If your child is interested in going please complete the consent form as soon as possible so that we can arrange, staff, transport etc. The date is Friday the 20th October.
Stage 1 League Tag Coaches
Congratulation to the students who helped coach and manage teams at the Stage 1 League Tag Gala day last week. We have had wonderful reports from onlookers about how efficient and positive they were with the younger students. Well done.
Aidan Smith, Jessy Fisher, Lucy Paterson, Nellie Ward, Josey Hoey and Caitlyn Cram.
Katrina Fanning Cup
Congratulations to the students who attended the Katrina Fanning Cup on Thursday. Thank you to Mel Simmons, Lyne Witenden, Alicia and Stephen Willoughby for assisting with the teams.
Rd 1 Vs Gundagai - 14-10 Loss
Rd 2 Vs Hay - 28-4 Win
Placed 2nd in the pool
Play-off - Vs St Annes - 38-4 Loss
This placed them 4th overall
Emme Piffero, Alexis Carr, Willow Hall, Bella Jones, Matilda Lewis, Darcy Sheppard
Lucinda Shields, Bella Ward, Shyla Willoughby and Scarlett Wilson
Rd 1 Vs Hennessey - 10-10 Draw
Rd 2 Vs Temora High - 18-18 Draw
Placed 2nd in the pool
Semi Final - Vs Tumut High - 32-6 Win
This placed them 3rd overall
Zara Bodycott, Caitlin Taber, Nellie Ward, Zoe Beath, Charlotte Campbell, Emily Gash
Sarah Harris, Emma Simmons, Matilda Sannazzaro,Leila Ismay and Scarlett Chambers.
Girls U16s NSWCCC Rugby League Trials
Congratulations to Josey Hoey for attending the NSWCCC U16 Girls Rugby League Trials in Sydney this week. Josey made her debut in the first game but unfortunately sustained an injury that ruled her out from further participation. Im sure she will have her moment next next year.
Congratulations to Mr John Murray who coached the Southern Country team at these trails. He and his team wont the competition for the second year in a row.
Best of luck to the the students attending the CG Athletics in Canberra on Tuesday.
Results will be posted next week.
A reminder to keep checking the Secondary Sports Google Classroom page and Compass for all notifications and processes for registration for the many representative sports coming up this term.
Attendance at Extracurricular Sporting Events
Attending extracurricular events as a Sacred Heart Representative is a privilege. Please be aware that students with poor attendance, behaviour and/or with incomplete tasks and class work will not be allowed to attend these opportunities. For students who are away for any reason or who do attend these opportunities, it is an expectation that missed work is caught up and completed within a reasonable time frame after returning to school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on 0269422612 or at email@example.com.
Secondary Sports Coordinator
|CECG Athletics Canberra||Tuesday 22 August|
|SHC Community Snow Trip||Thursday 24 August|
|Book Week Parade||Friday 25 August|
|CECG Netball Gala Day||Monday 28 August|
|Yr3 Reflection Day||Thursday 31 August|
|Year 10 Shine Conference||Friday 1 September|
|ES1 Reflection Day||Thursday 7 September|
|Year 9 Sydney Excursion||Monday 11-15 September|