This week we are very aware of those in our community that are experiencing the grief associated with losing loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Deep, Northey, Lyne and Trinder families. Times of loss are often also times where we remember and share our joyous memories and connect with those we haven’t seen for some time. They remind us also to take the time to appreciate and reach out to those we do have and love.
Week 2 has also been a time of exciting new beginnings. Our Kinder and Secondary Transition programs both saw an influx of excited children preparing for a new chapter in their lives and we welcome, especially, the new families that have joined us. We also thank our tirelessly enthusiastic and committed staff who have been involved in making these experiences enjoyable for our students.
Year 8 are currently away on the coast enjoying the beautiful weather and learning to work together to overcome challenges and again we are grateful to the teachers who put in extra time and effort to ensure our students have these opportunities. Our Year 9’s are planning and writing their Leadership Speeches in anticipation for their role as seniors and school leaders in 2024. Year 10 are in sight of the finish line and are preparing for Week 5 exams, work placement and of course, the all important Graduation. Calls have gone out to Year 10 parents to support the Year 10’s final fundraiser, running the canteen at our reinstituted Annual Touch Carnival. If you have a student in Year 10 and are able to help either in the canteen or through donating food, drinks or ice blocks please contact Erryn Marsay.
October is a significant month for our partners at CARITAS and every October we raise funds to support CARITAS projects worldwide, like their project in Timor Leste, where poverty is widespread and disease and malnutrition are rife. In these countries, CARITAS work with groups like the Salesian Sisters means that regular food, vitamins and medical care are offered to those who would otherwise do without. Next Wednesday we will be holding our annual CRAZY SOCK day to raise awareness for the work of CARITAS but we will hold off fund-raising until Week 5 when we have Free Dress and our final Community breakfast.
Wise words for the week:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss
In all that you do this week look out for each other.
|Audrey Clark||Abigail Booth|
|Lacey Waters||Lucas Speering|
|Hallie McPhail||Ellie Roberts|
|Cooper Hack||Max Welch|
|Sophie Becquet||George Porter|
|Zoe Last||Summer Sheather|
|Aaliyah Close||Ryan Dempsey|
|William Hazlett||Lucy Dunk|
|S3W||Secondary House Points Winner|
|Sarah Lake||Harvey Fitzgerald|
Last Friday we gathered as a school to celebrate the Liturgy of the Rosary. Stage 2, along with Sr Kathy, led the school through this important liturgical celebration. Sr. Kathy opened the liturgy by explaining the significance of the Rosary in recalling the signification events in Jesus' and Mary's life.
Next week our school will participate in Soctober,and import fundraiser for Catholic Mission. Funds raised will help support Catholic Mission's projects in Timor-Leste. The actual fund raising will be held in Week 5.
Upcoming Faith Formation Events
Thursday 16th November - Yr 5 Leadership Day
Monday 20th November - Year 9 Leadership Day
Friday 24th November - Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass
Friday 8th December - Year 10 Farewell Mass
Thursday 14th December Advent Liturgy
Boorowa Touch Netball carnival
Thank you to everyone who assisted today, students had a great time. Showing respect and sportsmanship.
2024 Canberra/ Goulburn trials
Nominations are now open for students who wish to trail for the Canberra Goulburn 2024 sports. Touch, Cricket, Tennis and Basketball trails for 2024 are all run in term 4. If your child is interested in trialling for these events registration is through the CSNSW Sport Website; https://csnsw.sport/help/help-guide-for-parents
Cricket 3rd November, Queenbeyan
Touch 24th November, ACT
Tennis 30th November, ACT
Basketball 1st December, ACT
Wendy Van Kerk Oerle
Primary Sports Coordinator
Cootamundra Invitational Secondary Schools Touch Carnival - Friday 10th November
Save the date for the 10th November. After a few years being unable to run this event the Touch Carnival is scheduled for Friday the 10th November at Nicholson Park, Fisher Park and Clarke Oval. We normally have up to 60 teams in attendance, and we therefore need many referees. If you are a Year 12 student or an adult we are able to pay you for your time.
Secondary Sport Dates
Events Term 4
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to volunteer to help run teams, please contact me on 0269422612 or at email@example.com.
Secondary Sports Coordinator