Welcome to week 7! The time is flying past and we are only a couple of weeks out from the Easter break. So much has happened and is planned for the coming weeks that the restraint of 2020 COVID is dimming. All things Fete, Fete and Fete are occupying spare moments this week. Last night we held the final meeting before the biannual fete and we also conducted the Annual General Meeting for our parent body, the P & F. It is timely to thank the outgoing office bearers for their dedicated and generous efforts in the past years to support the fundraising ventures to finance additional school resources. Mrs Bianca Jones has stepped down as President after leading our committee for the past couple of years. I personally thank Bianca for her leadership and generous nature. So too, her Vice-president Mr Aaron Walker has finished his term and I am appreciative of his enthusiasm and positive attitude for helping our school. Mrs Jody Miller is also finishing up as our incumbent treasurer, a role she has filled for many, many years and she has brought her financial acumen and passion for our school to this role. It has been a delight to work with these wonderful people for the good of our students, staff and school. We have been blessed to have others step effortlessly into these roles last night and offer their time, generous spirit and energy. Mrs Sonya Ward will assume the position of President and Mrs Carmen Clark will be her deputy. We are still on the lookout for a new treasurer who will work alongside this new committee. So too we are also looking for any interested parents who might like to offer their services and coordinate some of our sub-committees like the Garden Viewing Committee, Street Stall coordinator and other fundraising ventures. Please contact the school if you are interested.
The Fete will take place on Friday 12 March from 5pm until 8pm. We hope that you will come and join with us and help us raise valuable funds. It promises to be a wonderful community night with a host of different food options, games to play and prizes to win. Please tell all your friends to come and be a part of a fun night. In the efforts of being COVID safe we will have sign in points at the major entrances and we ask you to be mindful of COVID safe protocols and practices. There will be several COVID marshals moving around the crowd if you have any queries.
The Fete raffle will also be drawn in the latter stages of the night. We are grateful to Chambers Garage and Blackies Power Equipment for their generous support of the raffle. If you have tickets still at home, whether they be sold or unsold, they MUST be returned to school asap. This is extremely important that we can account for all raffle tickets that have been issued.
Thank you to all the families who have already donated items for the Chocolate Wheel, Drinks stall and lolly bags. If you still have items to donate to the fete please send them in asap as the committee members will be organising the prize bundles and lolly bags on Wednesday in preparation for Friday night.
This Wednesday I will accompany our School Captains, Jack Murphy and India Bodycott, to Canberra to represent our school and indeed the archdiocese students at the funeral service for our beloved Fr Kevin Barry-Cotter. It is difficult to put into words all that Fr Kev did for our school but he has left an indelible mark on our schools and the charism of our school. His passion, love and wisdom are hallmarks for how we can live our lives and he lived a life determined to make memories and share his faith with all. Our school is so much the richer for his service. A second funeral service and internment in the Adelong cemetery will take place on Thursday where several members of staff will represent the school community. Vale Fr Kevin Barry-Cotter.
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Fourth Week of Lent
Margret teaches sign language and other skills to students who are deaf, to help them earn an income.
Margret was born deaf, so she understands the challenges her students face.
Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Yr 4 2021 Reconciliation and First Eucharist candidates complete their preparation for these two Sacraments this Thursday with a Twilight retreat. Please keep these students in your prayers as they celebrate their First Reconciliation (Thursday) and First Eucharist (Sunday) this week.
Patrick Crawford, Lucy Dunk, Jake Harris, Jett Johnson, Noah Paterson, Gypsy Smithers, Nelly Smithers, Jacob Nalder, Rose Kiely, Eamon Sutherland, Maycee Twyford, Ella Gammon, Ella Roberts, Sarah Lake and Joshua Ismay.
First Reconciliation Thursday 11/3/21 5:30PM
First Eucharist Sunday 14/3/21 11:00AM
Year 1 Reflection Day Wednesday 17/3/21
Yr 6 Reflection Day
On Wednesday of last week Year 6 gathered together to enjoy their Reflection Day. The theme of the day was” Let your Light shine.” The focus of the day was all of us have amazing gifts and talents that allow the light of Jesus to shine through.
|Ivy Wooderson||Edie Roberts|
|Zoe Last||Maisy Fry|
|Joseph Walker||Beth Adams|
|Ella Sannazzaro||Zoe Lake|
|Kobe O'Toole||Kalan Lewis|
|Emerson Jones||Joshua de Belin|
|Olivia Blackney||Wylie Leahy|
|Matilda Lewis||Shae Roberts|
|Secondary House Points|
Term 1 School Fees
Term 1 School Fees are due by Tuesday 16th March.
A reminder to families that the following forms that were sent home need to be returned asap so records can be updated.
General Medical Consent
Student Medical Consent
Student Information check
Immunisations Friday 26th March 2021
FETE CONTRIBUIONS - PRIMARY & SECONDARY
Infants and Primary have been asked to donate chocolate, lollies and drinks for stalls and the BBQ.
Secondary students have been asked to contribute items to a hamper representing each Year group. These will form part of the prizes on offer from the Chocolate Wheel. We are also seeking baked goods for sale at the Cake stall (traditionally one of our best sellers). Baked goods may be left at the Front Office on the morning of Friday 12 March for pricing.
If you are able to help support this please send in an item or items to represent the following asap:
Kindy: 200g Block of Chocolate, any flavour is fine.
Year 1 & 2: Different bags of Lollies.
Stage 2 & 3: Drinks ( Soft Drinks, Fruit Boxes and Water).
Year 7: Outdoor and more (gardening, BBQ etc).
Year 8: Sporting World - magazines, balls, games etc.
Year 9: Homewares - picture frames, cushion, kitchen utensils, candle, vase etc.
Year 10: Bathroom Bliss - Toiletries.
Results from Narooma
We had a very successful swimming campaign in Narooma last Monday. Congratulations to all our swimmers, there were plenty of PBs made. As a result, we have many students progressing to the NSWCCC Carnival on March 29th in Homebush.
Runner up Jake Harris
Champion Halle Johnson,
Halle also broke the 11 Yrs Girls 50m Backstroke Record Old Record 40.57 New Record 39.75
Well done to our boys Junior Relay team (Lucas Walker, Jett Johnson, Jake Harris and George Clark) who came first. George Clark, Zoe Lake, Ella Gammon will also progress to the next level, coming first in their respected races.
Again well done to all our swimmers who showed great sportsmanship and represented Sacred Heart amazingly well.
Primary Weekly Sport
Swimming has now concluded and students will complete primary sport on Thursday afternoons at school. We will be practising for upcoming gala days and cross country.
Please return all sporting notes ASAP so we can continue to organise the upcoming gala days.
Primary Sport Dates
Please remember that registration for NSWCCC representative sports are done at
CSNSW Sport and is the responsibility of individual families.
Wendy Van Kerk Oerle
Primary Sports Coordinator
The swimming season is coming to a close and the outdoor pool will close on March 14th. During the remaining lessons, students will be busy completing assessments and activities for their PE and Sports programs. A note and invoice will go home with the total cost for the pool use for your child by the end of next week. If you have any concerns please contact Ms Withers as soon as possible.
Congratulations to the students who competed at the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Swimming Carnival last Tuesday in Goulburn. There were brilliant performances and gutsy efforts made by all swimmers.
Caitlyn Cram, Josey Hoey, Ashlee Peacey, Archer Blackman, Josh Harris, Ellie Lake, Tom Peacey, Jake Winsor, Evie Leahy, Declan Brown, Caleb Jones, Ryan Peacey, Isobel Cram, Sarah Harris, Emma Simmons, Caitlyn Drum, Georgia Harris, Emma Shields, Jacob Hutchinson, Brock Holder, Emily Annetts, Matilda Coggan, Jed Guthrie.
Congratulations to Tom Peacey for breaking the 13yrs Boys 50m Breaststroke record. The old record was held by Sacred Heart ex-student, Simon Lienesch, set in 2006. Old record 39.84 sec, new record 39.13 sec.
Congratulations to Josh Harris - 13 yrs Boys Age Champion
The winning school was calculated on a handicap basis again this year by dividing the points by the number of swimmers finding the average per swimmer then multiplied by the difference in numbers. Results are as follows;
1st Place – Lumen Christi (2641)
2nd Place – McAuley (2532)
3rd Place – Sacred Heart (2155)
4th Place – Hennessy (2122)
5th Place – Carroll College (2078)
6th Place – Trinity (2074)
7th Place – St Anne’s (1404)
8th Place – St Patrick’s (407)
We have many students progressing to the NSWCCC Carnival on March 29th in Homebush.
12 yrs Girls 50 m Freestyle
13 yrs Boys 50 m Freestyle
13 yrs Boys 50 m Butterfly
13 yrs Boys 50 m Backstroke
13 yrs Boys 100 m Freestyle
13 yrs Boys 50 m Breaststroke
13 yrs Boys 100 m Breaststroke
14 yrs Girls 50 m Breaststroke
14 yrs Girls 100 m Breaststroke
14 yrs Girls 50 m Backstroke
14 yrs Girls 50 m Butterfly
14 yrs Boys 50 m Breaststroke
Congratulations to all!
On Friday 5th March, secondary students participated in their annual Triathlon event. The weather was perfect and the students enjoyed encouraging each other to have fun and be involved. All students who participated received points for their house, and those who placed were given a few more.
As it was a normal school day, it was great to see the students who were unable to participate in the Triathlon, still attend school and offer to help with many essential roles to make the event run efficiently. Thank you to those students who helped make my job so much easier.
The results were as follows:
HELPERS NEEDED FOR THE FETE
If you can spare some time to help out at the Fete please contact
Nancy Smith on 0428424804
Fete Cake Stall
P & F are asking for donation of cakes and slices for the Cake Stall.
All donations can be left at the Front Office from Friday morning.