The end of the term is now only hours away and we are limping to the holidays with the news that Young has just been sent into lockdown for the next few weeks. We wait anxiously to see what the implications will be for us and we hope that we will escape unscathed. We are hopeful that the holidays will allow everyone the opportunity to rest and reenergise after a very, very big term. This past term saw many people navigate challenging situations and cope with new and unfamiliar situations. We are very appreciative of parents, students and staff efforts to make the most out of what this term has thrown at us and we are grateful that we have been given the opportunity this past week to reconnect and check in with students and their families after a torrid few weeks. We hope and pray that this will all be behind us and that we can return in Term 4 to some level of normality. On the calendar the first day of Term 4 was to be a pupil-free day for staff Professional Development but we have decided not to proceed with this and return to school at the first opportunity which is Tuesday 5th October.
It was remiss of me to not mention last week that Mrs Anita Chesworth has returned to school after maternity leave. Year 2 are very excited to have her back in the classroom and she will continue to share the class with Mrs Fry. We thank Mrs MacIver for all she did over the six months she was with her and we hope that will see her again soon. We also farewell Mrs Tulenew today after the completion of her 10 week internship position with Stage 2W. It has been so lovely to have Marie as part of our school community again and we know that she will have a long and exciting careers ahead of her.
Over the holiday break I will endeavour to keep the school community up-to-date with directives for Term 4 and what will be happening when we return. Please keep an eye out for any schoolzine communications.
Term 4 promises so much and we hope we can enjoy every moment that we have planned – transitions, Graduations, Awards, Work Experience, learning, sport and so much more. Please stay safe over the holiday break and look after each other. There is no greater time than now to be kind to each other.
God Bless! Stay well.
Ms Nicky Trinder
11 “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. 13 The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them. 14 And you are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because servants do not know what their master is doing. Instead, I call you friends because I have told you everything I heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him in my name. 17 This, then, is what I command you: love one another
BRING JOY INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS AND YOU JOY WILL COME TO YOU
Congratulations to the students who presented their speech virtually against St Anne’s Temora today. They all spoke with passion, confidence and represented our school with great pride.
A special congratulations to Rueben Smith, Gillian Hunt and Lucinda Shields who will be advancing to the Western Region Public Speaking Finals in Term 4.
Canberra Goulburn Diocese VIRTUAL Athletics Carnival
Follow this link to see the team selected and the events they are entered into:
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Secondary Virtual Athletics Championships 2021
Congratulations on your selection into your
School Track and Field Team
You will now represent your School at the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Athletics Secondary VIRTUAL Championships 2021.
Entries – Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Virtual Athletics Championships
Entries have been submitted on behalf of your School with the times, distances and heights that were performed at your school events. Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Ribbons and Age Champions will be awarded based on these entries.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their selection in their School Team to compete at the Canberra Goulburn Virtual Athletics Championships
Selection in the Canberra Goulburn Merit Team
If your child would have gained selection in the Canberra Goulburn Athletics Team (Top 2 in 100m, 200m & 800m – 1st place only in all other events) to compete at the NSWCCC Championships, they will additionally receive a Certificate of Achievement for their selection in the Canberra Goulburn Team. Although the NSWCCC Athletics carnival will not be held this year, you will have access to the registration process for the NSWCCC Carnival (no fee) so you are able to order any of the Archdiocese of Canberra Representative apparel if you wish to. Please be aware that postage will have to be paid for – it is set at a $12 flat rate
Entry into the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Virtual Athletics Championships is $5 per student. This is to cover the cost of certificates, ribbons and medallions.
If you have already registered and paid for entry into the carnival you have one of two choices:
- Have the whole amount refunded and withdraw your child from the Virtual Carnival
- Have $15 refunded and use the other $5 for your child’s entry into the Virtual carnival
If you have ordered an Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Athletics Championships Hoody this will be posted to your school with the Ribbons, Certificates and Medallions.
Please complete the Google Form by the 17th of September to advise if your child will be participating or not. It is important that you do so even if you are not planning on having them participate.
For those that have not previously registered please do so by the 20th of September (I will send out registration instructions by the 18th of September).
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at any stage.
Archdiocesan Sports Coordinator