I am back sitting at my desk this week after a hectic week of activity where, once again, the Sacred Heart community proved its worth.
Thank you for the Fete!
Last Friday night despite many reservations and worried examinations of the weather apps we decided to proceed with the biannual Fete. So much work had gone into its preparation and it was always going to be difficult to find an alternative date, so ahead we went! It was a fabulous evening that was just reward for the hardworking committee. Despite the looming clouds there were pockets of warm autumn evening and the crowd grew and enjoyed the activities, the food and the fellowship. The chocolate wheel was laden with some amazing prizes and we are grateful to a very generous community for donating some wonderful prizes. All the stalls were very busy and nearly all of the supplies ran very low by the end of the evening. The skies eventually opened up and down came the rain in an absolute deluge that saw a mad flurry of activity to pack up the numerous stalls, tents and activities. The fete was very well supported by the staff who recognised the enormous contributions of the parents and students. Thank you to Nancye Smith and her fete committee for hours and hours of work, thank you to our sponsors who made the event even more profitable and to our students who enthusiastically set up and packed up. A final figure of profit has not been finalised but we still have many left over prizes that we plan to auction or raffle throughout the year. Please see the list below of all our wonderful sponsors
Today our Year 8 students shared in the retreat program with St Anne’s Temora and McCauley in Tumut at the Cootamundra Stadium. It was a special time to reflect on their own faith journey and to spend time with their peers from across the diocese. Thank you to the CYSMA team for leading the retreat under the guidance of Mr Nathan Galea, the Project Officer : New Evangelisation in Catholic Schools. Tomorrow our year 9 students will be part of a similar program to support their understanding of their faith. Thank you to Mrs Maxwell for all her organisation.
We are all very excited about our year 7 Indigenous Immersion that will be happening at camp Hudson this Thursday and Friday. We thank Mrs Maher and Ms Marsay for all their organisation and their passion to develop tolerance and understanding of our cultural history. We pray that the weather is kind to them all! They will need to pack sensible clothes, warm bedding (swags for the boys) and be prepared to involved in all activities.
All Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will have completed the demonstration tests for NAPLAN online throughout this week. This new testing platform will be the format for the NAPLAN tests in Week 3 term 2. All students will use their own BYOD except year 3 who will use the desktop units in the lab. Please ensure that they are fully charged and ready for the tests throughout the week. These are not meant to be onerous or stressful but basically to test the bandwidth and technology support for the testing period at a later date. Thank you to Mrs Thompson for coordinating this new initiative for our school.
Day One Term 2
A reminder that Day One Term 2 29 April is a Staff Professional Learning Day and the students do not return to school until Tuesday 30 April. On the Monday we will host over 100 teachers from around the diocese to learn about the Challenging Learning Model to improve student outcomes and differentiation. Students will return in the winter uniform (with two weeks’ grace).
First Reconciliation and Eucharist
This Thursday evening our latest cohort of communicants will make their First Reconciliation, and at the Saturday Vigil mass will celebrate their first Eucharist. This is a very special time for our small group - Lillian McGuiness, John McGuiness, Lucy Shields, Macey Bryant, Zane Lange, Isabella Ward and Archie O’Brien who have been devoted to their preparation over the past weeks under the guidance of Mr O’Brien. We wish them the richest of God’s blessings and pray that their life is enriched by the commitment to their faith journey. Please join with us at either celebration to share this special moment. Congratulations to them all and thank you to their families for their support of the Sacramental Program.
The last day of Term One 12 April will be the annual Cross Country Carnival. This is a mandatory school day and activity and all students are expected to attend and participate. It will be held at the Cootamundra Country Club from 9.05. Information will be sent home today regarding the schedule for the day and requesting additional help on the numerous checkpoints around the course. Please contact Mrs Maxwell or Mrs Litchfield if you can spare a couple of hours. All children, unless they are collected by a parent or guardian at the completion of the carnival (about 12noon), will return to school for the remainder of the day.
Shave for a Cure
Another reminder that Leila Ismay will part with her glorious locks to support research into blood cancers. This will happen on the return to school after the Cross Country. If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause we have a collection tin on the Front Office or you can lodge your donation on line - https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegristrationID=734913
Next Tuesday 9th April is Photo Day. It is full summer uniform and normal hair and makeup rules apply. Please ensure that you have returned the payment envelopes and identified whether you would like family portraits as well.
Have a fabulous week!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
We prayer for our students who celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Thursday night at 7:00pm and the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Saturday night at 6.00pm. We thank and prayer for parishioners and school staff who are leading and assisting with this very important faith journey of our students.
Lillian McGuiness, John McGuinness, Archie O’Brien, Zane Lange, Isabella Ward, Macey Bryant and Lucy Shields.
Yr 1 Class mass
Last Wednesday Year 1 celebrated their class mass on the theme of We are all part of God’s creation. It was wonderful to see so many family member present to join in this celebration. Fr Joshy was very impressed with the responses the children gave to his questions.
Yours in Faith
|Heath Frost||Fletcher Betts|
|Beth Adams||Atiyana Childs-Gould|
|Eli Slattery-Jones||Lucas Walker|
|Henry O'Brien||Maycee Twyford|
|Archie O'Brien||Iszak Balzan|
|Thomas Peacey||Benjamin Smith|
|Lillian McGuinness||Carlos Burgess|
|Shirley Bear||Secondary House Point Winner|
|Kobe O'Toole||Oscar Roberts|
|Stella Blackman, Atiyana Childs-Gould, Charlie Paterson, Oliver Daley, Charlotte Gay, Elsey Wheeler, Archie O'Brien, Lucy Shields, Isabella Ward and Sacha McLeod.|
Photo Day - Next Tuesday 9th April
For Year 7 -10 only if you require a student ID card the cost is $5.00. Please send in payment in the blue permission envelopy by this Friday.
School Fees are now overdue, prompt payment would be greatly appreciated by the end of term.
MacKillop Swimming Championships
Congratulations to Archie Blackman, Joshua Harris, Caleb Jones, Jake Winsor and Lucy Smirl who competed at the MacKillop Swimming Championships in Sydney last Wednesday. Students reported back that they swam PB’s and it is an wonderful achievement to make it to the trials.
McTaggart Cup – Wednesday 3rd April
The McTaggart Cup, Primary Schools 10s will be held this Wednesday in Wagga at Conolly Rugby Park. We wish the Stage 2 and Stage 3 teams all the best as they compete against other schools.
Thank you to Cameron Hazlett and Janice Dunk for managing the teams and training them before the day. Thank you also to parents who are providing transport for students on Wednesday.
Young Soccer Carnival
This Friday, April 5th is the annual Young Soccer Carnival. The weather is looking promising, which is why the carnival is being held in Term 1 to hopefully avoid the foul weather we have had in the past years.
Students from Years 1-6 will compete against other teams in a fun day. Students are expected to wear their full sports uniform and wear a hat. Soccer boots may be worn if your child has them.
A note will go out in the next few days with final details and teams. Thank you to parents who are providing transport and to parents who put their names down to manage teams. We appreicate your help and support of all our students!
CCC Swimming Championships
All the best to Maddie Brown and Toby Lawson who will be represenating our school and dioceses at the CCC swimming championships in Sydney
Rugby League Trials
Good luck to Sam Gash and Jay Mugrigde who are trialling in Forbes tomorrow at the Western Zone CCC 15 Rugby League trials.
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
McTaggart Rugby Cup, Wagga 3/4/19
Young Soccer Carnival, Young 5/4/19
NSWCCC Swimming, Homebush 5/4/19
Sacred Heart Cross Country 12/4/19
Secondary Rugby League 15’s and Opens Trials Forbes 2/4/19
CCC Swimming championships
CCC Touch Championships Nelsons Bay 9/4/19
Sacred Heart Cross Country 12/4/19
A reminder to parents when sending in your child's lunch order please do not send it in a plastic bag or envelope. Their lunch cannot be return to them in either of these items.
ALL LUNCH ORDERS MUST BE IN A PAPER BAG PLEASE