Again and again under the Old Covenant, God is shown to be a saving God.
This word implies a relationship with a people who constantly move away from faith, are defeated by enemies, then saved by those whom God sends to shepherd his people Israel. Those experiences between God and Israel are the relentless rhythm of desertion, salvation, faithful love, then a new falling away …
When Jesus came to live and die with us, his identity with us could not have been more complete. Our faith journey in our present age can feel lonely. It is just what Jesus experienced. ‘In a little while, you will see me no more, and then, in a little while you will see me.’
Let us pray for and encourage one another in this present ‘little while’.
We know, Lord, that throughout our lives each of us will experience problems and difficulties.
Give us courage and strength at those times and prevent us then from looking only at ourselves.
Keep our vision wide so that, even in times of difficulty, we may still be of help to others.
Help us not to be bitter towards people or situations, but empower us to take the initiative and break the cycle of hatred, bitterness, and evil actions.
Help us to transform the difficulties that come our way into opportunities for personal growth and service of others.
On Friday 11 May we are having a special Fashion Parade at lunch time outside the library (in the hall if raining). Our Student Leaders will be modelling items they have sourced from St Vincent de Paul. Vinnies offer a wide range of services to our community and purchasing quality used items support them in their works. Every dollar spent is used to support those in our community in need. We encourage families to make use of this excellent service as it also supports sustainability and reducing waste in our community.
The Fashion Parade will be followed by talks from St Vincent de Paul Youth Liaison Officers Therese and Wes. We encourage our students to get involved in the Mini Vinnies program at school and learn how they can make a big difference to our community.
We have received a reported case of Impetigo (school sores). Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria. It is also known as school sores because it commonly affects school-aged children. Impetigo is more common during the warmer months.
Staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria can live harmlessly on and inside various areas of the body, such as the skin surface and nose. However, cuts and abrasions or eczema may allow the bacteria to cause infection in deeper skin tissues. Healthy, intact skin can sometimes develop impetigo too. The condition is characterised by collections of small, crusting blisters that usually form on the face or limbs.
Impetigo looks unsightly, but it isn’t dangerous and doesn’t cause any lasting damage to the skin. However, it is highly contagious. A child with impetigo should be kept home from school or day care until appropriate treatment has begun.
The sores on exposed areas are covered with a waterproof occlusive (no holes) dressing. Occasionally a crepe bandage may be needed to hold the dressing in place or help prevent younger children from scratching the sores.
If you suspect your child has Impetigo, please take them to the Doctor so they can receive appropriate treatment and keep them at home until the Doctor advises they are able to return.
This month on SchoolTV - Eating Disorders
Understanding an eating disorders can be difficult for families. There are many myths around what causes an eating disorder, but it is actually diagnosed as a mental illness. Although the focus is on food, weight and shape, there is often an underlying issue being masked by the eating disorder. It is the biggest killer of any psychiatric illness for young people. It affects both males and females of any age or background.
An eating disorder is a serious and potentially life-threatening mental health illness. It can have significant physical and emotional effects. The beginning of adolescence and late teens are peak periods for kids to experience their first symptoms. Young people with eating disorders can have reductions in cognitive function, emotional changes and may even stop participating in their normal daily activities.
In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn what warning signs to look for and what can be done in the prevention of an eating disorder. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition and we always welcome your feedback.
If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school for further information.
Here is the link to this month’s edition http://shcoota.nsw.schooltv.me/newsletter/eating-disorders
Up to date information for emails
We now send all messages and newsletters via email. Please ensure that Wendy McGlynn in the Front Office has your most up to date and/or preferred email for these to be sent to so we avoid any parents missing out on important information. If you do not have an email address, printed copies of the newsletter can be made available by also letting Wendy know.
We have set up that you can now send absences through an absence portal available on the newsletter or through the App. To download the App, search for Schoolzine, SZapp will come up. Get that App (no cost) and download. Sign in using your preferred method. Select Australia when requested in the region then type in Sacred as a search for our school and Sacred Heart Central School Cootamundra should become visible to select. Once you are logged in, scroll to the button which has Absentee and select it. You will then fill in the information as required and when you submit it will be sent straight to the Front Office.
On the newsletter you will need to select the Absentee button on the left of the screen and fill in the information. This will also be sent straight to the Front Office when you submit.
If you require assistance, please contact the Front Office.
Changes to our Calendar
- Infants Liturgy has been moved to Thursday 24 May at 2.45pm.
Mrs Janet Cartwright
|Ella Gammon||Maggie Hazlett|
|Daysie Leahy||Ivy Clark|
|Lachlan Monaghan||Angus Hunt|
|Sean O'Brien||Amy Caldwell|
|Lily Northey||Daniel Nalder|
|Star of the Week||Shirley Bear|
|Zane Lange||Charlotte Gay|
MacKillop Winter Trials 11th May - Canberra
Mortimer Shield Stage 3 Rugby League and Tag League 23rd May - Temora
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 25th May - Cootamundra
MacKillop Touch Trials 25th May - Penrith
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 25th May - Cootamundra
Secondary Basketball carnival 29th May - Canberra
Final of Girls Tag League 1st June - Wagga Wagga
Small Schools Rugby League 5th June - Tumut
CCC Touch Championships 20th June - Penrith
A big thank you to everyone that came & played Bingo last Saturday night, it was great to see so many families attend. The club manager said it was one of the biggest the Club has had. It was a fun night for young & old especially for the winners. The P & F received $1421 for our participation.
Also thank you to everyone that baked or donated towards the baked goods table we made $535 also a big thank you to Helloworld Travel, Kevin Deep’s Clothing, Annette Black & Earth Stone Candles & Bath for their kind donations towards the raffle which we made $269. A very successful night and I’m sure everyone had a lot of fun.
Please put the following dates in your diary for more fun and fundraising.