Life post-COVID has pretty well returned to normal at school and the NAPLAN testing program is an obvious sign that it is business as normal. All students in 3,5,7 and 9 will complete the tests over this coming week with make-up tests spilling over into next week. Students are reminded to make sure their iPads are fully charged and they have earphones and a positive attitude.
Please make note that there has been a change of date for the Annual Athletics Carnival. Due to a few extenuating circumstance the carnival has been shifted to TUESDAY 1 June at Albert Park. We will also continue with the K-10 model that was introduced last year but, unlike last year, parents are invited and encouraged to attend. We will still require all spectators to sign in upon arrival at the park and we hope it will be nice weather and a wonderful day. We are seeking parent support in assisting with the carnival. If you are able to help please contact Megan Withers or Wendy Van Kerk Oerle at school.
This Friday 14 May will also be the Annual Young Soccer Gala Day. We will have over 90 students participating in this carnival and we thank the parents who have been able to assist with managing a team or providing transport. Our primary students are very excited about the opportunity to participate in a regional sporting day. Hopefully it will be a successful day for all concerned. A reminder that normal school uniform expectations still apply for any sporting event or excursion. Children are required to wear the full sports uniform including the broad brimmed hat and to have their own water bottle with them. We will look forward to photos in next week’s newsletter
Next Wednesday 19 May we will reinstitute our community breakfast program. We invite all members of our school community to join us after 8am to share breakfast and meet with other parents and teachers in the secondary BBQ area. Once again we will ask parents to sign in as they arrive for breakfast.
We will also celebrate the learning and development of our 2N students when they present their annual assembly this THURSDAY 13 May at 11.45. We have needed to switch the date from the traditional Friday presentation because of the Soccer Carnival and so many students being out of school. We invite all parents of 2N students to join us in the Infants breakout space. We will have QR codes for scanning upon arrival at the space.
Last week’s Camp Hudson experience for our Year 7 and 8 students was fabulous. The students had a wonderful time being immersed in a range of different aspects of the indigenous Wiradjuri culture. We thank Mrs Maher for her organisation and catering. We also included a spiritual reflection activity for our Year 7 students on the Wednesday evening that saw them consider goals and future directions for their lives. They wrote a letter to themselves which were sealed in messages sticks for them to reopen when they are finishing their time at Sacred Heart in Year 10 2024. Thank you to all the teachers who helped with the management of the immersion and to Peter Beath who shared his wisdom, culture and experiences with our Year 8 students.
We continue to push the importance of attendance to improving student outcomes and building lifelong skills. Please contact the classroom teacher/PCA if you have any issues or challenges around attendance.
The challenges of being a teacher in this day and age are always evolving, as are the challenges of being a parent. We are very appreciative of the support that our parents give to the school community and we are privileged to have such an important role in our students’ lives. However, the role of parents is, and always has been, to be the first teacher. As parents we strive to keep honest conversations happening with our children and to set them clear and realistic boundaries for their safety and development. With all the competing pressures on our young people we encourage them to continue to ask their parents for guidance and advice. Over the coming weeks and terms we hope to be able to present different information sessions to our students about challenges in their world. We will keep you informed so that you are also able to join in on the conversations around topics like; vaping, being safe on social media, positive relationships and bullying. Stay tuned and informed!!!
Remember: If you can be anything…be kind!
“Go gently” was the parting message from Fr Kevin every time I saw him. It is sage advice for us all!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Year 7 & 8 Retreat.
As part of their Year 7 & 8 Camp Hudson experience the students participated in a retreat, based around the theme of a personal faith journey. The students engaged in the whole experience with respect and reverence.
Year 10 Faith in Action
Each Tuesday our Year 10s participate in a Faith in Action program with our local community. Below are some photos of a visit to the Nursing Home with children from the local Day Care.
Year 6 Confirmation Class
Parents of Year Six and secondary students who wish for their child to participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation program this year please return your enrolment form by Friday 14th May.
Stage 3 and Secondary CatholicLIFE Talks
Just a reminder to all families to return the note and money for the CatholicLIFE Talks to be held in Week 8. These talks are kindly supported by the P & F and allow our students to have open and beneficial discussions with other young people around many issues and challenges facing our students.
Upcoming Faith Formation Events
Sacrament of Confirmation Session 1 Thursday
Year 2 Reflection Day Wednesday
Sacrament of Confirmation Session 2 Thursday
Sacrament of Confirmation Session 3 Thursday
Infants Liturgy Mary: Help of Christians Friday 11:45am
Stage 3 and Secondary CatholicLIFE Talks
Sacrament of Confirmation Session 4 Thursday
|Ivy Wooderson||Iggy Burraston|
|Darcey Crouch||Lochlan Ross|
|Zeeana Zamir||Henry Barnes|
|Ashley Hall||Toby Westaway|
|Kobe O'Toole||Ned Hazlett|
|Charlie Paterson||Ruby James|
|Emerson Jones||Patrick Crawford|
|Lily Peacey||Maggie Hazlett|
|Angel Hall||Braiden Seawright|
|Star of the Week||Secondary House Points|
|Shae Roberts||Holly Jordan|
Sacred Hearts Sport Carnival date has been changed. It is now Tuesday 1st June (week 7), this will be K-10. Spectators welcome. A note will go home in the coming weeks.
Young Soccer carnival
Students will need to have their own shin pads, boots and socks (coota blue soccer ones will be fine). The carnival will be held Friday 14th May at the Young soccer fields. Students are to be at the fields by 9:00am.
Mortimer Shield for our stage three students will be held at Keith Cullen Oval, Young on the 27th May. Boys will need a mouthguard and headgear, girls will play tag league. We will run some training sessions at lunch times.
If for any reason your child has missed a note to either of these events please let their classroom teacher know.
Primary Sport Dates
Please remember that registration for NSWCCC representative sports are done at
CSNSW Sport and is the responsibility of individual families.
If you have any questions about primary sporting matters please contact me
Wendy Van Kerk Oerle
Primary Sports Coordinator
Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Cross Country
Archdiocesan Cross Country notes will go out this week. Please make sure your note is completed thoroughly so travel arrangements can be booked or organised with enough time to spare.
Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Basketball Gala Day
The Expression of Interest google form is located in the Sport at SHC google classroom. Students please nominate yourself for consideration if you are interested. Notes will go home soon after SHC teams are selected.
For further information on registrations for NSWCCC representative sports, please see Ms Withers, or go to the links below.
- SPORT at SHC Google Classroom
- CSNSW Sport website https://csnsw.sport/
- Canberra Goulburn Sport Nominations https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations
Please note that registrations and travel are the responsibility of individual families.
If you are concerned about anything to do with PE or Sport, please arrange a meeting or get in contact with me at your earliest convenience. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 69422612 during school hours.
Secondary Sports Coordinator