Lord, as I offer you all that is ordinary and everyday in my life,
I ask you to give me the power of your Spirit that I may do the
ordinary things of life in an extraordinary way.
Reminder about mobile phone use at school for students
Students are not to use their mobile phones whilst at school. This is to avoid inappropriate use (eg taking photos of others without permission), being distracted in class and because we value the importance of social interactions and talking with peers at break times rather than being on phones, etc. We are also mindful that students become upset at times after receiving a message which would be better received in person or with an adult to support.
If you need to get a message to your child during school hours, please contact the front office and they will ensure they receive the message. If your child needs to contact you, they are to report to the front office and will be able to phone you from the office.
The rules we have in place are: Any student found with their phone out at school (in class or on the playground) during school time (8.35am to 3.30pm) will have their phone confiscated. The phone will be left at the front office for student collection at the end of the day. Student names will be recorded in the mobile phone book at the office by the teacher who took the phone. If a student has their phone left at the front office more than twice, a parent will need to collect the phone. If the phone is not collected prior to 4.30pm when the front office usually closes, the phone will be locked away for the night and is to be collected by a parent in the morning.
If a student argues with a teacher about handing over the phone when requested, parents will be required to pick up the phone, rather than students being able to collect it themselves at the end of the day.
Please note: The front office ladies are doing the teachers and students a favour by returning the phone as requested by the teacher. ANY student who is not polite and well-mannered when requesting the return of their phone at the end of the day will be reported to Mrs Trinder and/or Mrs Cartwright and a further consequence put in place. If a teacher has recorded at the front office that the phone can only be collected by a parent, please DO NOT hassle the front office staff. Parents will receive a phone call to let them know this has occurred. If this phone call is made by front office staff it will be a courtesy call as Mrs Trinder or Mrs Cartwright are unable to make the call. Please be considerate of this and do not get angry at office staff for making this call.
Ms Wendy Van Kerk Oerle will be teaching 1GH on Fridays during Term 4. We thank Wendy for taking on this extra role and know that 1GH will be well cared for by Heather and Wendy during Skye’s leave.
Letter to parents
A letter went home today with the youngest in each family (Secondary) with regards to students attending all classes and preparing for upcoming assessment periods. It is vital that students are in class and attempt to catch up missed work if needed. Gaps in learning occur quickly if students miss any class time and this has a major impact on their overall understanding and achievement. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, please email the classroom teacher or Year Mentor at least 2 weeks prior so that work can be provided if possible. Please read the letter carefully. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Invitation to Masses next week
We invite all parents, grandparents, family and friends to come along and enjoy our upcoming shared Masses. We will be having a combined Western Region Mass from 12noon on Tuesday 18 September and our Traditions Day Mass celebrations on Friday 21 September to start as soon after 11.45am as possible. Our Traditions Day Mass on Friday will be followed by a sausage sizzle and all are welcome.
Mrs Janet Cartwright
NB: change of date for the ES1 assembly is now Thursday 8 November at 11.45am.
Catholic Schools Week September 16-21
“Discovering New Horizon”
The theme for Catholic Education Week this year has been aligned with the official Year of Youth theme for 2018 and is derived from a speech given by Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2016 where he called young people and the Church to ‘open new horizons for spreading joy’
My friends, Jesus is the Lord of risk, he is the Lord of the eternal “more”. Jesus is not the Lord of comfort, security and ease. Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes and to set out on new and uncharted paths. To blaze trails that open up new horizons capable of spreading joy, born of God’s love and wells up in your hearts with every act of mercy.
As part of Catholic Schools Week, schools from across our western area will be gathering together to celebrate Mass here in Cootamundra on Tuesday 18th September at 12:00am. Everyone from our community is welcome to join us in this celebration.
Yr. 71 Class Mass
On Wednesday Year 71 celebrated their class mass. The theme of the mass was “We are all People of the Spirit.” The students celebrated how others and themselves use the virtues of the Holy Spirit to be people of action.
Upcoming Faith Formation Special Events.
Catholic Schools Week 16th September-21st September.
Western Region Mass-Cootamundra 18/9/18
Traditions Day Mass- 21/9/18- 11:45
Year 3 Reflection Day-26/9/18
Stage 3 W Class Mass-26/9/18-10:30
Yours in Faith
|Thomas Jones||Lily Cowin|
|Joshua Ismay||Tia Lawson|
|Jake Harris||Lily Peacey|
|Xavier Jones||Declan Emery|
|Macey Bryant||Scarlett Chambers|
|Oscar Roberts||Willem Offermeier|
|Sasha Louttit||Darcey O'Toole|
|Chanel Pace - greeting people with a smiling face.|
|Ally Evans, Emily Monaghan, Emerson Jones, Harry Winsor, Harry Blackman, Angus Holihan, George Clark, Charlotte Gay, Thomas Shields, Gillian Hunt, Chanel Pace, Joshua Harris, Alex English, George Clark, Amy Van Baast|
Infants Swim Program - $80 or $60 if you have a pass.
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival - $8 due by Friday 21st September.
Stage 3 Ballarat Excursion - final payment by the end of Term 3.
Year 8 Narooma 2nd instalment of $150 is now overdue.
MacKillop Cricket Trials
Congratulations to Sasha Louttit and Oscar Roberts on their selection in the girls and boys MacKillop Cricket teams. Both will now compete in the PSSA Cricket Championship to be held next term in Maitland and Barooga.
We wish Claudia McLeod and Oscar Roberts all the best as they represent the Archdiocese at CCC and MacKillop Athletics Championships in Week 9 and 10.
Infants Intensive Swimming Program
Our infants intensive swimming program begins on Monday. Thank you to Mrs Skye Gay for all her organisation of such an important part of our school curriculum.
Mackillop Athletics Sydney 24/9/18
Infants Intensive Swimming Weeks 9/10
Milo Cricket Gala Day Cootamundra 19/10/18
Boorowa Touch and Netball Boorowa 26/10/18
CCC Athletics Sydney 21/9/18
Sacred Heart Annual Touch Carnival Cootamundra 16/10/18