The days are definitely growing shorter but they are still jam-packed with goings-on at Sacred Heart.
FETE 29 March 2019
Last night there was a feverish meeting of a band of mothers trying to sort all of the necessary elements for the Biannual Fete on Friday 29 March 2019. They are in desperate need to finalise many of the orders and setup but need to have as many of the class donations confirmed before they source alternative resources. Each of the classes or stages have been allocated a different item for the variety of stalls and the chocolate wheel hampers. Please send in the requested items asap so that we do not need to spend our profits buying stall items or prizes. We are most grateful to the business community for their outstanding support of our Fete. We have received some amazing donations for our local businesses that time and time again get called on to support our community. A full list of sponsors will appear in a later newsletter.
A reminder about the different class/stage allocations:
INFANTS - a bag or two of lollies
PRIMARY – Drinks
Year 7 – Pamper pack items - eg body wash, candles, etc
Year 8 – Pet Supplies – eg pet food, toys etc
Year 9 – Gardening – eg tools, seeds, pots etc
Year 10 Sports and Relaxation - eg magazines
Whole School – cakes and slices
Please contact your class representative if you are able to be of assistance on the night. It promises to be an excellent night full of entertaining activities, a variety of stalls and some fine food and fare.
Next Tuesday afternoon 19 March the first of our Parent-Teacher-Students Interview forums will be held. This is an invaluable time to connect with the class teacher and to ascertain the habits, expectations and demands that are current for your child/student. The SessionKeeper booking program will be active from this afternoon and information will be sent home as to how to log on and secure a booking with the required teacher/s. The evening will run from 3.30pm until 7pm and we would love the opportunity to meet with as many parents as possible as we work together for the best outcomes for all our students. If you are unable to make this opportunity, then please contact the Front Office to make an alternative time. Please contact Ms Marsay or Mr Winsor if you have any queries concerning the system.
A reminder that the First Term Discos will be held for Primary 5.30 – 7pm and Secondary 7 – 9pm at the Ex-Services Club. All tickets must be purchased at school before the night. The themes are:
PRIMARY – 80s and SECONDARY – When I Grow Up.
Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent 2019 when we prepare spiritually for the gift of Easter. Our students shared a meal of rice to recognise that many others do not enjoy the lifestyle we often take for granted. The funds raised will support Mercy Works in Timor Leste where they struggle everyday with the limitations and challenges of poverty. Our School community raised $570.60.
A reminder that we have had an outbreak of the highly infectious impetigo. Please check your child/ren for any signs of infection because they will need to be removed from school until they are treated and covered.
Anti-Bullying Day & Harmony Day 15 March
Join us to say 'Bullying. No Way! Take action every day' - Friday 15 March
On Friday 15 March 2019, our school will stand together against bullying and violence to celebrate the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). The NDA is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools. It is a positive day of action which strengthens our everyday message here at Sacred Heart that bullying and violence have no place.
At our school, we have a range of programs in place to address bullying, including Grow you Mind and BeYou as well as the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers like John Coutis. On Friday at 11.45am the whole school will participate in a range of different activities highlighting indigenous games to promote inclusivity and that we need to be accepting of all. This, we hope, will build positive relationships across the school and empower our students and staff to speak out when they see bullying and to take action every day. The students will also receive an ice cream to mark the occasion.
The NDA gives us an opportunity to put our programs in the spotlight and work together as a community (parents, teachers, staff and students) to talk about bullying and finding workable solutions together to address it.
Parents and carers are encouraged to visit the Bullying. No Way! website (www.bullyingnoway.gov.au) for advice and useful information
The NDA is about bringing our community together and to recognise the importance of standing together to say Bullying. No Way!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
|Aaliyah Close||Rose Dickinson|
|Angus Holihan||Caleb Barton|
|Sophie Knewstub||Ally Evans|
|Declan Emery||Bella Betts|
|Lucy Smirl||Carlos Burgess|
|Jake Winsor||Leila Ismay|
|Polly Manwaring, Matilda Mackay, Charlotte Gay, Thomas Shields, Ava Smith, Eli Slattery-Jones, Anna Clark|
|Secondary House Point Winner|
NB: Change of date for - Writing and iPad Celebrations
Writing and iPad Celebrations is now Thursday 4th April 2019.
|A reminder to parents that Year 7 and Year 10 will have their immunisation injections this Thursday14th March.|
School Fees Term 1 2019
A reminder to parents that school fees are due next Tuesday 19th March 2019. Prompt payment would be greatly appreciated.
PRIMARY SPORT Week 7 – AFL Training Sessions
This Thursday, students from ES1-Year 5 will take part in AFL training sessions for sport. The sessions will be held throughout the day. Please ensure that your child brings a hat on Thursday.
Archdiocesan Touch Trials
The Primary and Secondary Archdiocesan Touch Trials were held last Friday 8th March in Cootamundra at Nicholson Park. Thank you to Mrs Maxwell for organising the event and Mrs Witenden for being one of the selectors.
Primary students: Bridget Sharman, Lily McLeod, Lucy Smirl, Lucy Paterson, Dominic Shepherd, Joshua Harris, Mackenzie Gale, Evie Leahy, Amelia Smith, Declan Brown.
Secondary Students: Malachi Murray, Nick Louttit, Sam Gash, Toby Rumble, Sasha Louttit, India Bodycott, Emily Annetts, Isabelle Cowin, Macey Leahy, Ned Murray, Darion O’Toole, Elliot Patterson, Alex Oliver, Tayla Collins and Victoria Clancy.
Congratulations to Meghan Roberts, Malachi Murray, Nick Louttit, Sam Gash, Toby Rumble and Sasha Louttit, who have been selected in the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocesan Touch teams.
The students will compete in Nelson Bay on April 9th.
Primary Winter Sports Trials
All the best to the following students participating in the Primary Winter Sports Trials tomorrow in Canberra.
McTaggart Cup – Primary Schools 10s
Apologies for the incorrect details regarding the location that the McTaggart Cup is being held at. It will be held at Connelly Rugby Park in Wagga. A new note will be sent with the correct information. Please ensure that you return the permission note ASAP to ensure that students attend this event.
REMINDER: Archdiocesan Representative Pathways
Starting from this year all nominations for sporting representative pathways, except for Swimming, Cross country and Athletics will be carried out online through the CE, MacKillop (Primary) and CCC (Secondary) sports websites. If you and your child are interested in trialling for any of sports, please take the time to visit these sites for further information on dates, location and nominations. Please see below regarding the two steps that need to be taken to complete a nomination
https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au (Archdiocesan Sports)
Riverina Female Cricket Academy
Please see below details for the Riverina Female Cricket Academy trials to be held in Wagga on April 7th.
Please find the nomination link to register for the Riverina Female Cricket Academy for 2019.
We are looking for girls aged between 11 to under 18yrs as at the 31st August 2019.
Please register before the 30th March 2019.
Trial will be held at the Warren Smith Cricket Nets Bolton Park Wagga Wagga on the 7th April.
Trial starts from 10am sharp. Players to be there at 9:45am.
Trial will finish 3pm.
Any questions please give me a call.
NSW Riverina Female Cricket Academy
Archdiocesan Netball Trials, Lyneham 12/3/19
Archdiocesan Rugby League (11’s and Opens), Lyneham Trials 12/3/19
Archdiocesan Soccer Trials, Lyneham 12/3/19
McTaggart Rugby Cup, Wagga 3/4/19
Young Soccer Carnival, Young 5/4/19
NSWCCC Swimming, Homebush 5/4/19
Secondary Rugby League 15’s and Opens Trials Forbes 2/4/19
CCC Touch Championships Nelsons Bay 9/4/19