NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
This week we acknowledge National Reconciliation Week. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The theme of the 2019 National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage. Reconciliation Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Karen Mundine, said that trust and truth is the basis for all strong, equitable relationships.
“Reconciliation is ultimately about relationships and like all effective relationships the one between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians must be grounded in truth,” she said. “There can be no trust without an honest, open conversation about our history.”
At Sacred Heart we are blessed to have a proud group of Wiradjuri students who stand together to recognise their culture, history and future. Likewise, we as a community are very proud of their sense of identity and willingness to work with others to help them to understand the importance and value of their culture.
ADOPT A FARMER – COMMUNITY BREAKFAST & UNIFORM FREE
Tomorrow morning from 8am we are having our Community Breakfast in the secondary playground. We would love you to join us for a feast of sausages and hash browns. It is also our fundraising venture to support the farmers and drought relief. Students are encouraged to wear “rural attire” – flannels and jeans for the cost of a gold coin donation.
This week we are celebrating the first of our House Masses where we hope to see as many students and staff from Mercy House to the vigil mass this Saturday night at 5pm. We hope lots of families will join with the Parish to celebrate community. At the conclusion of Mass there will be a light supper provided consisting of hot soup and bread to share with the parishioners. Please join us! You do not have to be in Mercy House to come along to share the mass.
Over the term we have and will continue to experience a few slight adjustments to staffing. In Stage 1GH Mrs Heather Hunt is now teaching four days, Monday to Thursday and Mrs Kathryn Wakeford will continue to teach on Fridays. Mrs Thompson will assume a greater role with Pastoral Care and her Stage 1Science classes will be taken by Miss Kaitlin Hudson on a Monday. Kaitlin is currently one of our trusted casual teachers and it will be lovely to have her in a more permanent role over the course of the year.
Another reminder if you are planning to or know of anyone who is planning to enrol their children for 2020 to consider completing the online form sooner rather than later to assist us with our planning. The Catholic Education Office have standardised the enrolment information for all schools across the diocese and it now takes the form of an online enrolment process. If you login to our school website www.shcoota.nsw.edu.au in the top banner there is a link to Enrolment Information. There is a button to click on right at the bottom of the screen that will take you to the online enrolment system. We have finalised our dates for the Kinder 2020 Information and you will below a list of all the dates for Orientation for Kinder enrolments.
At this stage we hope to be able to forge ahead with our Athletics Carnival this Thursday 30 May at Albert Park. Obviously, we will be watching the weather very closely to gauge whether it will be a successful day. We will wait until late Wednesday afternoon to make a final decision. We will notify the school community as soon as a decision is made. Everyone is most welcome and it is always a delightful community day with the emphasis on participation, team spirit rather than winning and competitiveness. If you are able to assist then we would love to hear from you.
Mrs Nicky Trinder
|Aaliyah Close||Lila Phillips|
|Seaton Wheeler||Annie Griegg|
|Oliver Daley||Daysie Leahy|
|Eli Slattery-Jones||Kalan Lewis|
|George Clark||Thomas Jones|
|Savannah Hunter||Harvey Fitzgerald|
|Dusty-Rose Douglas||Sacha McLeod|
|Amelia Smith||Amy Caldwell|
|Oscar Crick||Grady Sheather|
|John McGuinness||Kara de Belin|
|Sonny Kane, Rose Dickinson, Joseph Walker, Beth Adams, Anna Clark, Oliver Daley, Ava Smith, Henry O'Brien, Kalan Lewis, Caleb Barton, Ivy Clark, Archie O'Brien.|
|Secondary House Point Winner Week 4||Soundary House Point Winner Week 5|
|Nicola Gale||Ted Caldwell|
A reminder to families that term 2 school fees are due by Thursday 13th June 2019.
UNIFORM FREE DAY TOMORROW
WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2019
ALL MONEY RAISED WILL GO TOWARDS
'ADOPT A FARMER'
SCHOOL CANTEEN CLOSED THIS THURSDAY
A reminder to parents that the school canteen will be closed this Thursday due to the athletics carnival being held on this day.
A full canteen will be operating at the carnival.
MacKillop Touch Football
We wish Declan Brown, Joshua Harria, Bridget Sharman and Lucy Smirl all the best for Friday as they compete in MacKillop Touch Trials in Sydney.
We have four teams competing in the Mortimer Shield Year 5/6 Competition this year. Three of those teams make up the Girls League Tag teams. Students will compete in Young this Wednesday 29th May. Good luck to all students participating. Thank you to parents who are transporting students and managing teams on the day.
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival
This Thursday is our Athletics Carnival. Students are to be at Albert Park by 8:50am for roll call. Events will commence at 9:05am. Students who catch a bus will be taken to school and walked to the park by a teacher. Students will return to school to catch a bus home or will be dismissed from the park at 3:15pm. A canteen will be operating at the carnival. Students are to wear their sports uniform and house colours.
Archdiocesan Rugby Union Trials
Please be aware that there has been a change of date to the Archdiocesan Rugby Union Trials. The trials will take place on Friday 7th June at Southwell Park, Lyneham ACT.
Transportation of students to events:
If you are transporting students, other than your own child/ren to events please ensure that the Front Office have a copy of the following:
- Drivers licence
- Compulsory Third Party Insurance
(Parents are still required to provide this information even if transport is privately arranged).
Mortimer Shield, Temora 29/5/19
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 30/5/19
Archdiocesan Rugby Union Trials, Lyneham 7/6/19
Archdiocesan Cross Country, Mt Stromlo 4/6/19
Western Region Athletics, Cootamundra 28/6/19
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 30/5/19
Canberra Goulburn Cross Country, Canberra 4/6/19
Small Schools Rugby League, Tumut 4/6/19
Secondary Soccer Canberra, 7/6/19
School Canteen Closed
A reminder to parents that the School Canteen will be closed this Thursday 30th May due to the running of Athletics Carnival.
A full canteen will be operating at the Carnival
P & F Cake Stall
Donations and helpers needed for the cake stall this Friday 31st May. Also donations and helpers would be appreciated. Donations can be left at school on Thursday afternoon or dropped off at the van (near Westpac) from 8am Friday morning. If people can spare an hour or two to help out, that would also be welcome. Contact Ali Betts on 0423 637 570 if you can lend a hand.
P & F Garden Raffle
“Calling all green thumbs!! Now that we have finally received some rain, it’s time to get back into the garden. Score yourself one of two garden packs by buying a ticket (or 2) in Sacred Heart Central School’s Raffle. Packs include fertiliser, garden lights, gloves, tools and ornaments. Tickets cost $1 each and are available at the street stall, located in the Lions Van outside Westpac, this Friday the 31st of May.”