Currently we are planning for 2021 and the arrangement of class groupings. If you have a specific reason for our consideration in the placement of your child, please make an appointment to see me asap. We endeavour to make decisions on what is best for the child in terms of academic placement, social groupings and specific needs. We will strive to accommodate requests if we are able. At this stage we are not 100% sure of teacher placement and staffing arrangements. We do wish Mr Winsor happy Long Service Leave as he is taking leave for the final 4 weeks of the school term. Mrs Winsor will make up the additional classroom allocation and Ms Buchanan will assume the coordinator’s role in the run up to Christmas.
Congratulations to our Sacred Heart kids who graduated from Year 12 at Hennessy Catholic College Young last Thursday night. We are immensely proud of the way they have conducted themselves in this challenging year. Congratulations to Taylah Dickinson, Ella Murphy, Ella Ronning, Ella Baker, Max Tiernan, Jack Douglas, Lachlan Fraser and Jake Sheather. We wish them the riches of God’s blessings as they set out on this new and exciting part of their lives. Once a Sacred Heart kid, always a Sacred Heart kid!
The P & F are being resourceful in the manner in which they raise valuable funds for our school. Currently we have the paver drive happening. Flyers/order forms were sent home and we hope that many families will take the opportunity to be part of the fabric of our school, immortalised in a paver! If you missed the order form please contact the school and please pass this information onto past students and families that you know might be interested. A huge thank you to the P & F who are so invested in providing the very best resources for our school. Already they are putting planning in place for our biannual fete which will hopefully be held in March next year. Watch this space for how you can help!
REMINDER………. ALL students are still required to bring a water bottle that can be refilled at the taps as needed. As the weather has been warmer it is obvious that many students are coming to school without a drink bottle and require plastic cups to maintain the necessary fluid intake. Please leave a bottle in their bags so that they have the opportunity to replenish their water supplies throughout the day.
Remember if you have to choose between being extraordinary or kind......be extraordinary kind!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Did you know that Instagram is the fastest growing social media site in the world. It has a HUGE audience and attracts at least 2 million new users a month.
As parents it would be timely to check in with your children so see how much they know (or don’t know) about Instagram.
In particularly, do you know if your children are adhering to the recommended age restrictions of 13 years.
Attached is a fantastic Safety Guide from Safe on Social which would provide a great tool for you and a great discussion starter with your children.
Mrs Katie Thompson
Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Congratulations to our 17 students who celebrated the Scarcement Reconciliation and First Eucharist last week.
Thank you to Ms Wendy Van Kerk Oerle and Mrs Natalee Litchfield for support the program over the past five weeks.
Year 5 Reflection Day
On Thursday our Year 5 students have their year’s Reflection Day at school in the Secondary school campus. The theme of the day is “Christian Leadership.” The day looks at what it means to be a leader and the students look at what strengths they have to be good leaders. Please keep our students in your prayers as they prepare for leadership in 2021.
Year 9 Leadership Day
On Friday our Year 9 students have their leadership Day at Cootamundra Sports Stadium. The theme of the day is “Christian Leadership.” The day looks at what it means to be a servant leader and the students look at what strengths they have and what their peers have to be servant leaders. Please keep our students in your prayers as they prepare for leadership in 2021.
|Lincoln Childs||Clancy O'Toole|
|Kara de Belin||Ned Hazlett|
|Logan Howie-Hutchinson||Reuben Smith|
|Sarah Lake||Gillian Hunt|
|Sacha McLeod||Lucas Walker|
|Lucy Shields||Eliza Tozer|
|Bella Jones||Sophie Roberts|
|Reading Awards||Secondary House Points Winner|
|James Gay||Daniel Nalder|
Stage 2 Primary NRL Gala Day
Wednesday 18th November is the Stage 2 NRL Gala Day being held at the Keith Cullen Oval in Young. Students received a note on Monday detailing final information for the day. Mrs Litchfield and Miss Van Kerk Oerle will attend the gala day with the students. Boys playing tackle rugby MUST wear a mouthguard and headgear on the field.
*Students are to be dropped off at the oval and picked up by their own parent/caregiver and unfortunately there can be no spectators at the event. Any questions please contact Mrs Litchfield email@example.com
Primary Sport Swimming - STARTS THIS THURSDAY
Primary Sport Swimming begins this Thursday 19th November. Students will walk to and from the pool with their classroom teacher. Please ensure that your child/ren has their swimming gear (including a rash top), a hat, a drink bottle and $2.50 entry money (payable to their teacher on the morning of).
Please note that the pool is undergoing management changes. Regarding pool passes, any external corporate fitness passes do not cover entry to the pool for school swimming. After speaking with management, it is advised that you view your membership’s terms and conditions to check as to whether your pass covers entry for school swimming. Otherwise, the $2.50 entry fee is to be paid each week.
Touch Colours Challenge
Last Friday Secondary competed in the Colours Challenge for Touch, then attended to pool for a BBQ and fun swimming activities. The results are as follows:
Overall Winners: O’Shaughnessy
Stage 5 Boys: O’Shaughnessy
Stage 5 Girls: Mercy
Stage 4 Boys: O’Shaughnessy
Stage 4 Girls: 3 way draw
Thank you to all who assisted with reffing, cooking and supervising. Thank you to Fr Lolesio for coming to support our students during the day.
Year 7-9 Girls League Tag
Wednesday 25th November the Year 7-9 Girls League Tag Gala day will be held in Young. The nomination form is already in the Sport at SHC google classroom and further information will go out this week. There will be a bus provided and we may need parents to assist with driving also.
Sacred Heart has a proud and long history in Cootamundra. Many, many students and families have a important connection to our school and we would like to offer you the opportunity to add your name to our playground spaces to recognise your association with our school. Please find attached a paver order form.