Yamandhu….hello in Wiradjuri.
Welcome to Spring!
So much is happening as we race towards the end of term. Today our Year 10 students travelled to Canberra for the Shine Conference with so many other young people from around the archdiocese. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be a part of an inspiring celebration of our Faith with other students. Hopefully there will be a report in the coming week’s newsletter. We thank Mrs Maxwell and Mr Forsyth for accompanying the students and Catholic Education for financially supporting this event.
Our Year 9 students are very excited about their upcoming excursion to Sydney in Week 9. This is always a highlight of their time at Sacred Heart. Thank you to Mr Mahon for his organization and planning and to Ms Withers and Ms Buchanan for generously giving up their time to attend the excursion as well. Some of the places that they will visit include the Jewish Museum and Madame Toussads. They will attend the Musical Wicked, view the Bondi Cliff walk, enjoy an Indigenous Harbour Cruise and be immersed in the Sydney city experience.
Book Week is always a highlight in our school calendar. According to all reports it was a fabulous day with a joyful celebration of everything books. Our students and staff enjoyed dressing up and the combined schools Book Week March down the main street was glorious. Thank you to all our families who made such an enormous effort with costumes. It was greatly appreciated. Anything that promotes reading and cultivating a love of literature is a great thing!
Our Year 7 and Kindergarten 2024 Transition programs begin in the coming weeks. These are very successful programs that smooth the transition to school and to secondary life. We are very excited about all the new students who will be joining our wonderful community and it has been delightful to meet each new family and student to discuss their excitement and hopes for their new beginnings. Please contact the Front Office if you would like further information about either program.
A gentle reminder that school fees are due. This is an important consideration and budget item for all our families and we greatly appreciate the sacrifices that families make to fulfill their fee responsibilities. If at anytime families find the fees too much of a challenge, I invite them to make an appointment with me to discuss possibilities for remission or repayment plans. This also helps to avoid uncomfortable or awkward phone calls when fees become an issue.
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
Yr 3 Reflection Day
On Thursday Year 3 travelled down to Dickson Hall to participate in their Reflection Day for this year. Year 3 engaged in a range of activities that explored the creative ways we can pray. From singing to manadalas and meditation to formal prayer and praying through the scriptures the students engaged reverently with all the experiences and made deep connections and understandings.
On Friday Year 10 travelled to Canberra to engaged in the Youth Ministry Shine Program to support the Leader in Me unit of work they have been doing in class. The students experienced a range of workshops on concepts from homelessness, praise through music, Faith and Social Media and Leadership. The students heard from an America rapper and his journey in finding Christ. Year 10 mixed with other Yr 10 students from across the diocese to continue their faith journey.
|Primary/Secondary Awards Week 6||Primary/Secondary Awards Week 7|
|Lacey Waters||Fletcher Gammon|
|William Purtell||Charlie McPhee|
|Eden McCarthy||Oliver Burnett|
|Arwen Childs - Gould||Evie Graham|
|Darcey Crouch||Isaiah Kane|
|Maeve Last||Sam Harris|
|Bradley Barnes||Isabella Hutchinson|
|Will O'Loughlin||Indigo Evans|
|Iris Saena||Miley Kemp|
|Kara de Belin||Zoe Lake|
|Lachlan Cram||Rose Dickinson|
|Henry Barnes||Indika White|
|William Hazlett||Eve Bucknell|
|Juliet Daley||Juliet Daley|
|Thomas Jones||Charlotte Gay|
|Joshua Ismay||Alexander Byrne|
|Evelyn Drum||Polly Manwaring|
|Ava Smith||Kalan Lewis|
|Secondary House Points winner||Secondary House Points winner|
|Sarah Harris||Scarlett Chambers|
Cultural Experience Aunty Barb Walker
We are extremely grateful for the cultural experience provided by Aunty Barb Walker. Aunty Barb is a Wiradjuri Weaver from Toowoomba, and she has been working with the Year 7 Lote classes for the past two weeks. The students have been enriched by her talent and expertise and they have learnt different weaving techniques and produced great items.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the CG Athletics on Tuesday 22nd August. We had 40 secondary students attend, which is the largest team we have taken for a number of years.
Special congratulations goes to Jake Winsor for achieving Runner Up Age Champion for the 15 Years Boys.
The team consisted of:
Jai Alexander, Roy Dunk, Cash Fitzgerald, Harvey Fitzgerald, Halle Johnson, Tia Lawson, Sacha McLeod, Sophie Sannazzaro, Darcy Thompson, Harry Winsor, Mackenzie Close-Darby, Willow Hall, Madeline Hourn, Eve Lenon-Falconer, Joshua Lubke, Darcy Sheppard, Lucy Shields, Matthew Wilde, Austin Beddow, Caitlyn Cram, Emily Dickinson, Alexander English, Jessy Fisher, Josey Hoey, Blake Holder, Riley Mills, Benjiman Piffero, Amelia Smith, Jake Winsor, Beau Beddow, Charlotte Campbell, Isobel Cram, Emily Gash, Oliver Hall, Sarah Harris, Cooper Jones, Amarli Kelleher, Lily McLeod, Archi Piffero, Emma Simmons and Jai Willoughby.
For the full results please click - Click HERE
Sacred Heart Advancers to NSWCCC Athletics Trials - Monday 11th September
- Beddow, Austin
#29 Boys 15 200 Meter Dash 25.82
#61 Boys 15 100 Meter Dash 12.42
- Beddow, Beau
#147 Boys 16+ Triple Jump Senior 10.14m
- Campbell, Charlotte
#132 Girls 15 Javelin Throw 19.37m
- Dickinson, Emily
#138 Girls 15 Shot Put 8.11m
- Harris, Sarah
#6 Girls 15 1500 Meter Run 6:48.57
- Kelleher, Amarli
#30 Girls 15 200 Meter Dash 30.22
#166 Girls 15 Long Jump 4.14m
- Lawson, Tia
#36 Girls 12 200 Meter Dash 32.81
#68 Girls 12 100 Meter Dash 15.78
- McLeod, Lily
#4 Girls 16 1500 Meter Run 6:12.73
#44 Girls 16 800 Meter Run 2:53.17
- Simmons, Emma
#108 Girls 16 High Jump 1.30m
- Thompson, Darcy
#65 Boys 13 100 Meter Dash 13.91
- Winsor, Jake
#169 Boys 12-15 Triple Jump Junior 9.13m
CG Netball Gala Day
Congratulations to the students who attended the CG Netball Gala day in Canberra on Monday. Despite the rain and cool weather we had a good day with lots of funny moments.
The final placings for the day were:
7/8 Girls - 9th out of 10
9/10 Girls Red - 3rd out of 9
9/10 Girls Blue - 9th out of 9
Open Boys - 4th out of 8
Secondary Sport Dates
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to volunteer to help run teams, please contact me on 0269422612 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secondary Sports Coordinator
CG Athletics Carnival
Well done to our Athletics team. All reports were that they had a great time and some PRs.
Jett Johnson 11th in 100m Dash
Angus Dickinson 6th in 100m Dash
Eamon Sutherland 4th in 800m
Koby Bryant 3rd in Discus
Ella Sannazzaro 3rd in 100m Dash
Oliver Daley 10th in 100m Dash, 10th in 200m
Stanley Craig 5th in Long Jump
Casey Bonfield 12th in 200m
Jake Harris 1st in 800m, 4th in Shot Put
Sophie Knewstub 5th in 800m, 5th in 1500m
Alexander Byrne, 1st in 800m, 3th in 1500m
George Clark 13th in 100m Dash, 8th in 200m, 2nd in High jump
Congratulations to Jake Harris, George Clark and Alex Byrne who were selected to travel to Sydney on the 18th of September.
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.
P & F Clothing Pool
Open Monday 4 Sept between 2.30pm - 3.30pm
If you cannot make it you can always email Mrs Kylie Winson on email@example.com and she will be more that happy to have a look for you.
P & F Fathers Day Raffle winners
!st Prize - Chelsie & Alex - Chaninsaw from Blackies
2nd Prize - Nic Manwaring - Albion Hotel Voucher
3rd Prize - Abbey Gammon - Chambers Fuel Voucher
4th Prize - Pierre Hennequin - Deeps Clothing Coota Cap