Summer is here with a vengeance!!! Over the coming weeks the weather will continue to oscillate but we are enforcing the wearing of hats at all times and encourage the students to stay hydrated at all times. Please ensure that all students have a school bucket hat with their name embroidered inside. It promises to be a long hot term if this weather pattern continues but hopefully we will be distracted by the many busy and exciting things we have planned for the term.
Our Year 9 students are currently enjoying the sights and sounds of Sydney under the careful eye of Mr Mahon, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Cusack. This morning they were part of the Sunrise audience and met the Sunrise crew at the end of the morning broadcast. Mr Mahon reports that the train trip to Sydney was smooth even if it was late arriving and that they got ample sleep. Tonight they will experience a Harbour Cruise and tomorrow they will visit the fabulous Jewish Museum. Hopefully they will be privileged enough to listen to the inspirational Eddie Jaku. We wish them a wonderful time making memories over the coming week. Our Year 8 students depart tomorrow for the South Coast with Mrs Murray, Mr Alderman and Mrs Gale. Safe travels!
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Mrs Katie Thompson has been appointed as the Assistant Principal for Sacred Heart in a continuing status from 2020. Congratulations to Katie on her promotion and we wish her every blessing in this new role. We will now be undertaking interviews for the Religious Education Coordinator in coming weeks along with all of the primary and secondary positions for 2020.
Colour Run 2019
A huge thank you to the wonderful P & F committee who organised the Colour Run last Friday night. It proved to be a lovely mild night with lots of laughter and fellowship. The BBQ tea capped off a memorable evening. It looks like we raised between $2500 and $3000 for additional resources for our school. A special thank you to Mrs Mel Finnigan who coordinated the event and her many helpers. Thank you to the staff who supported the evening and all the students and their families and friends who joined with us. Bring on 2020!
O’Shaughnessy Mass 2 Nov
We will hold our final House Mass on Saturday 2 November at 6pm. This Mass is to be led by the students and staff of O’Shaughnessy. These masses have proved to be a huge success with so many more students and their families joining with the Parish in the Eucharist and then in an evening meal. At the conclusion of this Mass there will be a light BBQ tea for everyone on the secondary lawn beside the library. We hope to see lots of students and their families.
Absence from School
A quick reminder that any absence from school for however long, be it one hour or one month, it is a legal requirement to send a note explaining the reasons for the absence. This is a time consuming process to update records if a lot of time has transpired between the note coming in and the absence. In the case of longer absences contacting the school before they are aware is very beneficial for all concerned, especially in terms of maintaining consistency of the student workload. Please contact the Front Office if you have any questions.
Year 10 2019
As Mr Roberts would say, “we are coming to the pointy end of the year!” Year 10 are in the final stages of their journey at Sacred Heart. In the coming weeks they will finalise their academic courses in preparation for their final exams in week 5. We hope they are spending quality time preparing and revising for these examinations and using their class time wisely so that they can leave Sacred Heart with ROSA credentials of which they can be proud. After their exams they will participate in the annual ‘Beyond Sacred Heart’ program which has been very successful at preparing our students for a life beyond our walls. This is followed by 2 weeks of work experience and then completing First Aid qualifications. Their year will conclude on Friday 13th with the Graduation mass and dinner. There is so much for them to look forward to but the next few weeks should be devoted to completing their Stage 5 education in the very best fashion. We wish them every possible success and blessing as they complete this final term at our school.
Go gently and if you can be anything…be kind!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
World Mission Rosary- Day of Many Colours Catholic Mission
On the 30th of October, we will be holding our Catholic Mission Rosary- Day of many colours. Prayer is a powerful way that we can so our support for others around the world. Students will be asked to dress in a certain colour for their stage. Each stage will be creating a coin line as part of a whole school set of rosary beads. The money raised from this day will go towards Catholic Mission work in Ghana. Further details will come home next week.
O’SHAUGHNESSY HOUSE MASS
On Saturday 2 November O’SHAUGHNESSY are holding our 3rd House Colour Weekend Mass for the year at 6pm. All families are welcome to the mass and a get together following the mass on the secondary green patch for a BBQ and games.
|Heath Frost||Summer Sheather|
|Jaycie Doyle||Lila Phillips|
|Ruby James||Daysie Leahy|
|Brayden Kimber||Emily Monaghan|
|Savannah Hunter||Bella Betts|
|Gillian Hunt||Liam Drum|
|Brady Bourne||Declan Brown|
|Amelia Smith||Evie Leahy|
|Nellie Ward||Zara Lawson|
|Star of the Week||Secondary House Points Winner|
|Ryder Gillies||Angus Cowin|
|Aleena Haisell, Beth Adams, Jimmy Last, Aaliyah Close, Joseph Walker, Max Winsor, Leo Sutherland, Rose Dickinson, George Clark, Ruby James, Koby O'Toole, Thomas Shields, Ava Smith, Oliver Daley, Alexander Byrne, Emily Monaghan, Eamon Sutherland, Kalan Lewis, Lucas Walker|
S3M Nursing Home Visit
On Wednesday 16th October, 3M travelled to the Cootamundra Nursing Home to share stories and morning tea with the residents. This trip concluded our class learning on Grow Your Mind to support our wellbeing, connection and kindness.
Special thanks to Mr Maxwell for driving the bus, Mrs Maxwell for supporting us and Mrs McLeod for helping with the cooking.
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival
The Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival is this Friday 25th October. 80 students from Years 2-6 will be representing the school in Touch and Netball against numerous other schools from the diocese. A note will go home on Wednesday detailing information for the day.
We are in desperate need of parents willing to transport students to Boorowa on Friday. Also after referees for the day. If you could please assist with travel or refereeing, please contact Mrs Litchfield. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Primary Sport – Weeks 2-5
Students in Years 3-6 will be participating in Tennis for the next four weeks during their Thursday Sport allocation. Students are welcome to bring their own tennis racquet if they wish to do so. Thank you to Col Maher who will be running the sessions with each of the primary classes.
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival, Boorowa 25/10/19
Infants Athletics Carnival 1/11/19
SHS Touch Carnival 15/11/19
A big thank you to all the families that came and supported our School Colour run last Friday night it was a very successful night raising around $2500, it’s always great to see families and students from the Cootamundra community coming together to enjoy a fun family night lots of smiles and laughter
Thank you to the teachers, parents and students that helped set up, take registrations, throw colour, colour hair, BBQ, drinks and make spiders it was a real team effort
The SIRU Girls Rugby Camp will be taking place this weekend. The idea of this camp is to give the girls within our zone the opportunity to get some more rugby coaching in but also have the opportunity to attend Borambola.
The Camp will take place from Friday afternoon from 6pm till Sunday morning at 11am. The cost of the camp is $200 and the covers all accommodation and meals for the 2 nights as well as covering the costs of mentors.
If your daughter is interested in taking part can you please follows the steps below:
- SIRU Online Form: Head to https://form.jotform.co/92881161798875 and complete the JotForm for Registration
- Sport NSW Medical & Consent Form: Head to https://sport.nsw.gov.au/facilities/medicalandconsentform and complete the online form medical and consent form. The booking number is 561684.
- Payment: Open Rugby Xplorer and go to “MORE” tab.
- Select the “Register” option
- It will then ask you who you would like to register, please select your daughter or daughters. Once selected please hit “Continue”
- It will then ask you which club you would like to register to – in the search area type “SIRU Junior Rep” – this will bring up SIRU Junior Reps. Tap this and then click “Next”
- You will then land on the Registration Type Page. You need to select the following:
- Role will be PLAYER
- Registration Type will be CHAMPIONSHIP
- Duration will be SEASON
Please note: If you would like to use your active kids voucher then you will need to use a computer and log in via https://myaccount.rugby.com.au – You will still need to follow the steps above. Any issues with this please let me know.