Well we made it. It has been a huge term. We have done so much, achieved so much and we have an excellent platform to build on in Term 2.
Thank you to all staff, students and community members who have made contributions to the success of this term. No term is ever perfect but there were so many successes and so many ways to learn about how to improve. This is our goal for Term 2 - to build on Term 1 successes and to improve in all other areas. While we strive to be the best we can, it is all about being better than we were yesterday. It is always a good day when you learn something!
Today we will view the latest instalment of the Passion Play re-enactment. Mr Dan O’Brien and Mrs Thompson have been devoted to preparing the students to lead this beautiful prayer. Please join us next Friday at 3pm for the Good Friday Service. This reminds us so poignantly that this is the very reason for our faith to share in the true message of Easter. Sacred Heart’s Passion of Our Lord is a sacred tradition which was introduced to our community more than 30 years ago by Sr Kathy. Each year our Year 9 students enact the story of our Lord’s passion and death. These creative students bring to each Passion Play their own sense of reverence, prayer and unique interpretations. In this enactment the students engage in prayerful presentation rather than an emphasis on performance. As they move through the events of the Lord’s Passion may we all come to a deeper understanding of His immense act of love for us.
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).
Sacred Heart Central School Alumni
Sacred Heart continues to make memories and it is wonderful how the memories all weave together. This week we are utilising the many skills of one of our past students to coach our newest Mock Trial team. Mr John Grant who graduated from Sacred Heart in 2005 is home before he moves to London for the next two years. John has been a prosecutor in Victoria and is a highly experienced litigator. He is pictured with his niece Rose Dickinson of Early Stage 1Mi. Sacred Heart has always had such wonderful students who can go onto to do amazing things and change the world. Once a Sacred Heart kid, always a Sacred Heart kid!
House Points Winner Term One!
O’Shaughnessy were the victorious house for Term One in the tally of House Points. The total number of Gotchas (Primary) and House Points (Secondary) had O’Shaughnessy House just in front of the other two houses. Our award system acknowledges students who go over and above in daily activities or class work to make Sacred Heart a wonderful place. They assist, volunteer, are kind, supportive and generous young people. O’Shaughnessy enjoyed a hot chip lunch as the winners for Term One!
NAPLAN - Week 3 Term 2 14th, 15th and 16th May
Over the past weeks all eligible students for Naplan testing have been a part of the demonstration tests to familiarise them with the process and function of the online platform. Attached to this newsletter is a parent letter detailing the specifics regarding the requirements and support available. Please read carefully and contact the school, either myself, Mrs Thompson or Mrs Cohen, if you have any concerns with your child particpating in the testing program and the way we can support their efforts. All considerations must be lodged by 3 May.
An enormous thank you to our staff for all their efforts this term. They are committed, dedicated and skilled in ensuring that our students have some of the very best opportunities. To look back over the claendar for Term One makes you realise how much we ask of our staff; excursions, meetings, Professional learning, Information Evenings, Discos and the list goes on. We are so blessed to have staff who are professional and caring in all that they strive to do. Mrs maxwell will be enjoying some well-deserved leave for the first four weeks of Term 2. Mrs Natalee Litchfield will take on the added responsibility of Acting REC in her absence. Mrs Litchfield will also be responsible for all sporting ventures in the first four weeks.
Sacred Heart has always had a strong contingent to mark ANZAC Day by joining in the march on 25 April. We would love to see as many students as possible make the effort to march in memory of all that our brave servicemen and women have done for our wonderful country. There will be a choice of uniform (but normal uniform exepctations apply) given the changeable weather but all students will need to bring a hat. We will meet at 10.15 outside the Ex-Services Club. Staff will be there to guide the students.
P & F
Another important thank you must be given to our hardworking P & F. the outgoing Office Bearers have left an impressive legacy that our new Executive have taken on with enthusiastic fervous. The Fete was a wonderful financial success and community activity. Many of the left over prizes from the chocolate wheel will be raffled over the coming months beginning with the Mother’s Day raffle. See attached flyer. At $2 a ticket it is your best chance of securing an impressive gift for your mother with 4 great prizes. It will be drawn on 10th May in time for Mother’s Day.
Today we held the annual Cross Country Carnival at the picturesque golf course. In perfect conditions De l Salle “ran away” with a clear victory from Mercy and then O’Shaughnessy. Thank you to Mrs Litchfield and Mrs Maxwell for their organisation and the parents and staff who ensured the smooth running of the event. Listed below are the respective age champions.
- Sacha Mcleod, Roy Dunk
- Maggie hazlett, Liam Drum
- Bella Jones, Harry winsor
- Ellie Lake, Tanner Sheather
- Ashley Peacy, Archie O’Brien
- Mallee Holihan, Declan Emery
- Sarah Harris, Joshua Harris
- Teagan Hutchinson, Alex English
- Mia Nalder, Jake Winsor
- Lily McLeod, Declan Brown
- Hannah Drum, Ned Murray
- Brooke Ronning, Dominic Shepherd
- Lily Murphy, Brock Holder
- Ariella Northe, Charlie Deep
- Xanthe Tozer, Dieter Dickinson
- Zara English, Jack Murphy
- Victoria Clancy, Sam Gash
- Tayla Collins, Ethan Shepherd/Jed Guthrie
- Claudia McLeod, Will English
- Amelia Chambers, Kaleb Johnson
- Issabella Wheeler, Thomas Elliot-Thirgood
- Harriet Scott, Ben Rumble
- Meg Roberts, Bailey Sawyer
- Ellah O’Callaghan, Isaac Tregear
I hope you all have a restful and peaceful holiday and that the Risen Christ continues to bless you and yours this holiday season.
Stage 3NGA Class Mass
This Wednesday 10:30 am in the chapel stage 3 NGA will celebrate their class mass on the theme of Forgiveness. All family are friends are welcome to join.
Stage 2W Class mass
Last Wednesday Stage 2W celebrated their class mass on the theme Acceptance of others. It was great to see family members present to join in this celebration.
The Passion of our Lord
This Thursday at 10:00 am our Yr 9 and other secondary students enacted the Passion of our Lord. This is one of the schools most special liturgical celebrations. It was a very moving and powerful reflection on the events of Holy Week. Thank you to our students and especially to Mr Dan O’Brien and Mrs Katie Thompson for the time and dedication they have put into the preparation for this liturgy. We also thank the students who will be coming into school during their holidays to enact the liturgy on Good Friday at 3:00pm.
Holy Week and Easter
This Sunday we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday. Holy Week and Easter is the most signification celebrations of our Faith. We prayer and reflect on the sacrifice Christ made for us and the jubilation of his resurrection. All members of our community are invited to join with us at Parish celebrations during this week.
Palm Sunday Mass: Saturday night 5:00pm
Holy Thursday 18thApril: Washing of the Feet 8.00pm
Good Friday 19th April: Passion of Our Lord 3.00pm
Easter Vigil Mass Saturday night 20th April: 7:30pm
Easter Sunday 21st April: 9:00am
Yours in Faith
|Danielle Sargent||Zoe Lake|
|Indika White||Leo Sutherland|
|Koby Bryant||Austin Hall|
|Ava Smith||Jett Johnson|
|Beau Northey||Lucy Coggan|
|Bella Jones||Olivia Blackney|
|Eliza Tozer||Lucy Paterson|
|Jake Winsor||Emily Dickinson|
|Lily McLeod||Ella Gammon|
|Secondary House Points Winner|
|Seaton Wheeler, Matilda Mackie, Thomas Shields, Polly Manwaring, Brayden Kimber, Ava Smith, Emily Monaghan, Eamon Sutherland, Harry Winsor, Macey Bryant, Paige Emery, Matilda Campbell.|
McTaggart Cup – Primary Schools 10s
Well done to all the students from Stage 2 and 3 who participated in the McTaggart Cup on Wednesday in Wagga. Students played numerous games against schools from Wagga, Cootamundra and surrounding areas. The Stage 3 team made it into the ranked games and came 6th overall. Thank you to parents who transported students and a special mention to Cameron Hazlett and Janice Dunk for managing the teams and training them before the day.
Young Soccer Carnival
A glorious day on Friday for the Young Soccer Carnival. Over 100 students from Years 1-6 participated in the carnival versing schools from Young and Boorowa. Students are to be congratulated on their efforts throughout the day and the sportsmanship that was displayed.
Thank you again to parents who transported students and those that mangaged teams on the day.
Will English shared his knowledge and passion for soccer with the 5/6 team throughout the day. Thank you Will!
Years 3-6 Golf Tournament
Please see information below regarding an opportunity for students in Years 3-6 to participate in a Golf Tournament. You will need to complete and entry form on the CSSS website. All information is detailed below.
Rugby League Trials
Congratulations to Sam Gash on being selected in the Western Zone CCC 15 Rugby League team. Sam will now compete in Southern NSW CCC Trials Wagga next term.
CCC Touch Championships
Congratulations to Malachi Murray, Nick Louttit, Sam Gash and Sasha Louttit as they competed in the CCC Touch Championships in Nelson Bay last Wednesday.
Sacred Heart Cross Country 12/4/19
Western Region Cross Country, Harden 3/5/19
Mackillop Winter Trials, Canberra 10/5/19
Mortimer Shield, Temora 23/5/19
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 30/5/19
CCC Touch Championships Nelsons Bay 10/4/19
Sacred Heart Cross Country 12/4/19
Yr 7-9 Tag League Young 9/5/19
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 30/5/19
Secondary Basketball Canberra 31/5/19
Canberra Goulburn Cross Country Canberra 4/6/19
Secondary Soccer Canberra 7/6/19
Primary Sport Coordinator
COOTAMUNDRA JUNIOR SOCCER 2019
You have one more week left to register for Cootamundra Junior Soccer. Close off is this Friday 12th April 2019. Be sure to register before the close off date. We look forward to seeing you all again this season. Any questions, please contact us via our Facebook page - Cootamundra Junior Soccer, link is below.