The term is flying by so quickly that we can almost taste the holidays but here is still so much to get through before we break for a well-earned rest. Last week we welcomed the Kinder 2022 parents into the school for the belated Kinder Information session. It was extremely well supported and the Kinder staff did an exceptional job of presenting all the important and useful information for the first year of school. Thank you to Miss McDonnell, Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Fry for their dedicated efforts in ensuring a smooth and exciting start for our littlest people. This coming week Tuesday 22 March we will be conducting the Year 10 ROSA session at 6pm in Rooms 7/8 and joining with the Hennessy staff for the traditional BBQ meal at the conclusion of the presentation. Then we host the Year 7 2022 Information Session on Thursday 24 March for our new Year 7 cohort and their parents to officially welcome them to our school and to present all the important and valuable details about life in Secondary.
We are continuing to manage the COVID space as well as we can and have had virtually no cases reported over the past weeks. We will maintain an instance on hand sanitiser and adequate ventilation whilst we will also support anyone who would like to continue wearing masks despite the restriction being lifted. All families should have received enough tests for the past weeks and there will be no additional tests sent home at this stage. Please monitor for symptoms and report any cases to NSW Health and the school at the first positive test. We will continue to monitor students for symptoms and they will be required to be collected if they exhibit any of the COVID symptoms to maintain COVID safe standards. A reminder that there are still expectations that students and staff take a COVID test if they display any symptoms and that parents can only transport their own child/ren to sporting or extra-curricular events.
Of late we have had a few too many incidents of children flushing the ‘wrong’ things down the toilet. We have had to have the ‘toilet talk’ about what is appropriate and expected in the toilet space. Most of our students respect school facilities and use them responsibly but some of our students have taken to being silly and playing in the toilets. If they speak about this at home please reinforce that the toilets are only to be used for the purpose for which they are intended. This also applies to our older students who think that they need to continually check their phones in the toilets or are breaking school rules by vaping in the toilet space. We have very clear rules around expectations.
A reminder that uniform expectations have not changed and we are trying to maintain an equitable and fair approach. The uniform expectations are laid out in the uniform policy in regards to haircuts, jewellery, nail polish, socks, hats, facial hair and all other aspects of our policy. Students who struggle to follow school rules around uniform have already been warned about possible repercussions for continuing to ignore the uniform policy. We are very proud of our uniform and the way our students present themselves to the community. Please support us with this standard.
The value of being kind never gets old! We encourage all our students and staff to always treat others as they would like to be treated.
Sometimes kindness can take many forms and it doesn’t have to be a chore. Being nice to someone and thinking about the tone in your voice, or the look that you cast, or the gossip that you spread can be interpreted as being unkind.
Ms Nicky Trinder
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A Reminder to all Year 7 Parents
Could all Year 7 Parents please check their emails for an invitations to the Year 7 Google Classroom.
Term 1 School Fees
A reminder to families that Term 1 School Fees are now over due.
Prompt payment of fees would be greatly appreciated.
UNIFORM FREE DAY
WEEK 9 30TH MARCH
MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO TOUR DE CURE
C&G Sporting Representatives
This program is an opportunity for our Stage 3 students to trial and represent their sport at a higher level. It is up to parents to register for these events. If you have missed the closing date, please let me know and I will contact the organisers.
A note has gone home this week for those who have nominated to play Rugby 10s, on Thursday 31st of March (week9). Please return ASAP, especially if your child needs transport. In addition if you are able to assist with transport or coaching please contact me. The Brumbies will be coming on the 22nd of March please bring mouthguard and head gear on this day.
Primary CG swimming
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who headed to Queanbeyan for the CG Archdiocesan swimming finals. Again they all swam well and made many PBs. if you have any photos from the day could you please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put them into next week's newsletter
The results are as follows;
Halle Johnson- Senior Girls Age Champion
Jake Harris- Runner up 11yr boys
- Open 100m Girls – Old Record Lillian Holtorf, McAuley (2016) 1:10.33 – New Record Halle Johnson, Sacred Heart 1:09.28
- Senior Girls 50m Butterfly – Old Record Emily Walker, Lumen Christi (2019) 35.87 – New Record Halle Johnson, Sacred Heart 34.26
Congratulations to the Western Region as a whole, who came home with the win.
The full results for the day have been added to the Canberra Goulburn Sports Webpage.
We had many students qualify for the MacKillop carnival in Sydney on the 22nd of March.
They are; Zoe Lake, Toby Westaway, Ava Sannazzaro, Jake Harris, Polly Manwaring, Joseph Walker, Halle Johnson, Rose Kiely, Ned Hazlett, George Clark, Ella Gammon and Sarah Lake.
CG cricket trials
The CG cricket trials that were scheduled for this Friday the 11th of March have been postponed. All relevant students have been notified. The new date is set for Thursday 7th of April, 9:30 in Gundagai.
CG Football (soccer trials)
Good luck to Emerson Jones, Eamon Sutherlan, Oliver Daley and Sophie Sannazzaro in the soccer trials next Monday. We will post their results in next week's newsletter.
Congratulations to Oscar Roberts for being named in the Southern Country U15 Boys AFL team. Oscar will compete against the other country regions in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to Jai Willoughby, Emily Gash, Archi Piffero and Oliver Hall for trialling for the Wagga/Canberra Goulburn Touch teams. Oliver was successful in making the U15 Boys team.
Congratulations to the Physical Activity and Sport Studies classes for their efficient and professional conduct in helping run the Western Region Primary Swimming carnival. We had lots of positive comments from the participants and parents about being wonderful school ambassadors.
Well done to those who trialed for the Western Region Secondary Rugby League last Wednesday, Ned Murray, Jai Willoughby, Fred Baker, Archi Piffero, Oliver Hall and Josh Harris. And congratulations to Ned Murray who was selected in the squad.
The annual Secondary Triathlon was held last Friday. Students mostly formed teams in their house groups to complete the 3 legs of the event - Swim, Bike and Run. It was a beautiful day for it and it was great to see everyone being involved and having fun while exercising. The results are below:
FIrst - De La Salle (Red) on 104 points
Second - Mercy (Blue) on 93 points
Third - O’Shaughnessy (Gold) on 69 points
Our only Individual competitor with a fantastic effort - Austin Beddow
Secondary Sport Dates
For further information, see Ms Withers or go to:
- CSNSW Sport: website (https://csnsw.sport/)
- CG Sport: Canberra Goulburn Sport nominations page (https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations)
- Sport @ SHC: Secondary Google Classroom (student code - xcdqo3f) https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Njk2NjYzNTMxM1pa
For school teams to go away to gala days and competitions, students must return their note and money by the due date to be eligible to attend the excursion.
As always, if you are concerned about anything to do with PE or Sport, please arrange a meeting or get in contact with me so we can work out a solution. We want everyone to be involved in all aspects of school life, to the best of their ability and feel good about their experience.
I can be contacted at email@example.com or on 02 69422612 during school hours.
Secondary Sports Coordinator
Students competed in the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Swimming carnival on Friday 11th March.
Junior Boys Relay Team:
Jake Winsor, Josh Harris, Blake Holder, Xavier Jones
Intermediate Girls Relay Team:
Emma Shields, Emma Simmons, Isobel Cram, Ellie Lake
14 Years Boys
Age Champion: Josh Harris
Runner-Up: Jake Windsor
15 Years Girls
Age Champion: Emma Simmons
All the above students will represent Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese at the NSWCCC Swimming Championships in Homebush on 6th April 2022.
Good luck to all.