Fr Joshy’s Farewell
Don’t forget to join with the Parish community this Sunday at 11am to farewell Fr Joshy. We will celebrate Mass together and then share a BBQ lunch after in the Primary playground. If you are planning to help us celebrate all that Fr Joshy has contributed to our community please contact the school so we can cater.
Work of the Week
I was invited into the Year 9 Geography class this morning to listen to some proposals formulated by the students in response to developing a sustainable environment and what our students can do about the destruction to the environment in which we live. They were learning about climate change and were concerned by the widespread destruction to many of our natural sites. From their discussions they wanted to consider what “real” things 15 year old students could do in Cootamundra. The passion with which the students spoke about initiatives around the school that they would like to trial was inspiring. The students spoke eloquently about their vision to make a difference in our immediate surroundings with an education program for students around litter and recycling options. They also want to consider phasing out unnecessary plastics and promoting nude foods. Plans are also proposed to compost and set up additional vegie gardens. Congratulations to Year 9 and Mr Mahon for this excellent endeavour.
KINDERGARTEN 2020 TRANSITION
Next week we will welcome our youngest students for 2020 into the school. On Thursday 12 September from 9am until 12noon Kindergarten students for 2020 will spend some time in our beautiful Infants spaces as they familiarise themselves with routines and expectations of life at ‘Big School’. The parents are invited to meet on the Tuesday before the Transition (10 September at 12noon) to learn about our initiatives to build and develop the necessary skills for literacy, numeracy and wellbeing. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the front Office.
Tomorrow we will welcome St Anne’s Temora for the Western Region Public Speaking semi-finals. Students in Stage 2 and 3 will compete for the right to speak at the Western Region final here next Monday. We wish all our speakers the very best of luck and thank Ms Van Kerk Oerle for taking on the organisation of all things related to Public Speaking in 2019.
REMINDER: P & F TRIVIA
Don’t forget to book your table for the P & F Trivia Night fundraiser on 13 September. It will be held at the S & C Club at a cost of $10 for an adult and $5 for secondary aged students. It promises to be a wonderful community night and we hope lots of people support it as it is the main fundraiser for this term. Tickets are available from the Front office. Please organise a table of 10 friends to support out school.
As we race towards the end of the year we are very aware of enrolment numbers as we prepare for 2020. If you know of anyone who is interested in enrolling please encourage them to call the Front Office to set up an appointment to see what we can offer them. We have an amazing school and our students are our greatest assets.
Go gently and if you can be anything…be kind!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Stage 3 My Body My Life talks
This week Stage 3 students and their families participated in the Catholic Life talks on My Body My Life theme. Thank you to all the families that took advantage of this very valuable program
Early Stage 1 Reflection Day
Last Thursday 27 very excited Kindergartens travelled down to Dickson Hall to celebrate their first ever reflection day. The students had a wonderful time playing game, doing craft and praying based on the theme of We all belong to God’s family
Fr Joshy’s Farewell
Everyone is invited to Fr Joshy farewell this Sunday 8th September at 11:00am for Mass followed by a BBQ lunch. Fr Joshy has been an amazing spiritual leader for our students and school community. Visiting our classrooms, joining in soccer or volleyball games on the playground and celebrating many wonderful liturgies and Masses with us. We wish Fr Joshy all the best as he takes up a new parish and new school communities in Goulburn
|Beth Adams||Casey Bonfield|
|Danielle Sargent||Lila Phillips|
|Levi Phillips||Emerson Jones|
|Mia Taylor||Lucas Walker|
|Shae Wheeler||Macey Bryant|
|Jake Winsor||Lucy Paterson|
|Thomas Peacey||Xavier Pratt|
|3W||Secondary House Point Winner|
|Henry Hazlett||Toby Lawson|
|Max Winsor, Stella Blackman, Leo Sutherland, Jimmy Last, Lucy Dunk, Ava Smith, Sophie Knewstub, Matilda Mackie, Oliver Daley, Ruby James and Jessica Evans-Craig.|
|Bronze Award: Emma Shields, Piper Scott, Sophie O'Callaghan|
Stage 3M out and about Wednesday morning using coordinates and the schools site map to investigate map reading and the Cartesian Plane in Mathematics.
On behalf of Year 8 students & parents I would just like to say a Big Thank you to Mrs Maher, Mrs Murray, Josh McCarthy, Dick Derrick & Tracy Tregear for all their time spent organising the lamington drive. The afternoon went very smoothly and was a great success and the students had fun making them and by all reports they were delicious as well.
Stage 2 Trent Barrett Shield
Stage 2 students who are competing in the Trent Barrett Shield next Wednesday in Harden will have training at school next Tuesday 10/9 at lunchtime. Students are to wear their sports uniform, bring football boots, mouthguard and headgear.
Stage 2 Trent Barrett Shield, Harden 11/9/19
MacKillop Athletics, Sydney 16/9/19
Cricket Gala Day, Cootamundra 26/9/19
WEEKS 9 & 10 Infants Intensive Swimming Program
CCC Athletics, Homebush 20/9/19