Wow, the end of week 2 already.
ANZAC Day usually marks a change in the weather and this year has been no exception. The lovely rain and colder temperatures have possibly marked the end of the balmy weather and we are making the transition to winter. This will mean that all students will be required to be in full winter school uniform next week. This does include the tie and we encourage all students to wear it correctly. If you have any questions regarding the correct items for the winter uniform please contact the front office. It is also a timely reminder about our Jewellery/Hair policy across the school.
Jewellery, Hair and Makeup
- A simple chain with a cross may be worn. Plain ring on one finger.
- A simple gold or silver bangle or bracelets. No bands including plastic or friendship bands.
- Two simple studs or sleepers per ear. Must be less than 0.5mm in diameter
- No nose piercings are allowed.
- Clear nail polish only.
- Hair neat and tidy style at all times, no unnatural or ‘extreme’ hairstyles (as determined by the Principal or Principal’s delegate).
- No unnatural hair colours or divergent colours (eg blonde streaks in dark hair).
- Hair at shoulder length must be tied back at all times with plain hair bands or hair ties/ribbons in school colours only. (Blue, red or white)
- Minimal makeup is to be worn in Secondary.
We are very proud of our uniform and are thankful to all the students and families who represent the school with pride each and every day.
NAPLAN 2022 (WEEK 3 and 4- 10th May-20th May)
Once again the NAPLAN testing program will be conducted in schools over the coming weeks, with a catch up week scheduled for week 4. All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 (unless they are exempt) will complete the literacy and numeracy tests along with their nationwide peers. It essentially provides information for schools on the different literacy and numeracy skills that are demonstrated and allows schools to recognise strengths and weaknesses in the student cohort. We strive to ensure that it is as stress free as possible for the students and hope that the students endeavour to do their best in the different tests. Once again, this year, the testing will be online. Please do not book any appointments if possible, during this testing period. This testing will be conducted in a COVID safe manner. Please contact the classroom teacher/PCA or Mr Ken Mooney if you have any questions.
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. Without regular attendance, levels of attainment suffer and opportunities are missed to obtain maximum benefit from education. Persistent absence and lateness will affect a child's achievement and progress in school
Our Year 7 students headed off to Camp Hudson, just outside Tumut, for the annual Wiradjuri Cultural immersion experience, this morning and will stay overnight and return to school Friday. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Stage 4 students to learn about and appreciate many different and fascinating skills, beliefs and experiences of the First Nations people. We thank Mrs Maher for all her organisation. Hopefully there will be photos and a report in subsequent newsletter.
Our Faith in Action program for Year 10 students has started again for Term 2. Currently our fabulous Year 10 students are involved in a range of activities to support our community in a faith-driven way. In the past the year 10 class help out at Elouera School, the Nursing Home, the Sacred Heart Parish and in our Infants classrooms. We are hopeful that the Year 10s can get back into the community as the COVID restrictions are easing somewhat.
Congratulations to our Stage 2 and 3 Rugby players who competed in Wagga today.
We wish all the Cross-Country competitors who will compete at the Canberra/Goulburn Cross held at Stromlo Reserve, Canberra on Monday. A report will follow in next week’s newsletter.
Congratulations to Oscar Roberts who gained selection in the NSWCCC AFL team to compete in the State Championships at the end of the month.
Protocols will remain in place around daily cleaning and hygiene.
There has been a change in the close contact area from NSW Health:
*close contacts may attend school and will need to adhere to the following in addition to the NSW Health guidelines.
- They must notify the school if they are intending to return under this provision.
- They should conduct a daily RAT and return a negative result each morning before attending school for five school days and be symptom free.
- They must wear a mask indoors (if in a secondary school setting) except when eating or exercising. Primary school students are recommended to wear a mask indoors (except when eating or exercising).
Happy Mother's Day to all the mum's and cares on Sunday.
Sacraments of Confirmation
Families will soon be sent letters from the Parish offering this year’s Confirmation Sacramental Program. For those students in Yr 6 or older, who are baptised Catholic and not yet confirmed, please complete the enrolment form, and return it to school or the presbytery, if you which for your child to participate in this program.
Sacramental Program and Confirmation Dates
Thursday afternoons 3:30-4:30
Session 1: 19th May
Session 2: 26th May
Session 3: 2nd June
Session 4: 9th June
Session 5: 19th June
Twilight Retreat 23rd June 3:30- 6:00PM
Reconciliation and Light supper 23rd June 6:00PM
Sacrament of Confirmation 25th June 5:00PM
Grandparent Liturgy 27th May 11:45am
Year 2 Reflection Day 1st June
Secondary Catholic Life Talks 6th/7th June
Year 4 Reflection Day 15th June
Year 7 Camp Hudson Retreat
|Arwen Childs-Gould||Amelia Close|
|Chloe Willock||Miley Kemp|
|Jack Hazlett||Hunter Polsen|
|Matilda Wray||Mackenzie Lambert|
|Isaac Craig||Toby Westaway|
|William Manwaring||Annie Griegg|
|Casey Bonfield||Caileigh Sides|
|Sonny Kane||Nate Vitnell|
|S3W||Star of the Week|
|Joshua de Belin||Bonnie Wooderson|
|Austin Hall||Secondary House Points winner|
Late last year we were tasked with doing something to care for our common home. After some thinking, we both decided to do something along the lines of recycling and giving back to our Earth and its communities.
What are we doing?
We placed crates around the high school where all 10 cent refundable bottles are placed and each Friday we collect them and take them to return and earn. Once we do that, we gather up the money accumulated from all the bottles and give it back to school, who donates that money to whatever charity we support for days like uniform free, and other fundraisers.
We’ve been doing this for over 6 months and plan to continue, making a difference, and caring for our common home.
Tom Peacey and Jake Winsor
This term we have both our SHC Athletics carnival (Friday Week 4 - 20th May) and the Western Region Athletics carnival (Thursday Week 8 - 16th June). Notes will go out with more information soon.
** Seeking Helpers **
If you are available to assist with the Athletics carnival please contact us at your earliest convenience.
If anyone has a small/camping sized generator they could loan to the school for both Athletics carnivals, we would greatly appreciate it.
Please contact Megan Withers (email@example.com or 69422612) if you can assist in anyway.
Thanks in advance.
WR Cross Country
Congratulations to all of our Primary students who travelled to Gundagai to compete in the Western Region Cross Country. Sacred Heart won the WR Champion and WR Handicap Cups. We had several students qualify for the next level which is in Canberra on Monday the 9th of May. They are;
9 yrs boys- 3rd Max Winsor
9 yrs girls- 4th Ava Sannazzaro
10 yrs boys- 1st Alex Byrne 6th- Stanley Graig
10 yrs girls- 3rd Sophie Knewstub 5th- Polly Manwaring
11 yrs boys- 1st Jake Harris 4th- Eamon Sutherland
12yrs boys- 6th Harry Winsor
12yrs Girls- 1st Sophie Sannazzaro 3rd- Sacha McLeod
Congratulations to both stage two and three, who participated in the Rugby 10s in Wagga This Friday. Results will be announced in next week's newsletter.
CG Rugby League
Best of luck to all our members of the Canberra Goulburn U11's Rugby League team as they trial for the MacKillop team in Canberra tomorrow; especially Jett Johnson as he represents Sacred Heart.
Stage three students will have the opportunity this term to participate in the Mortimer Shield League gala day. This is open to both boys and girls. Girls will be playing league tag. Notes will go out soon with more information.
Primary Sport Dates
Wendy Van Kerk Oerle
Sacred Heart Team Nominations for Gala Days
Please keep checking the Secondary SPORT @ SHC google classroom for forms to complete. These are expressions of interest only, and so further information can be distributed.
Well done to Oscar Roberts (Yr 10) for his selection in the NSWCCC AFL U15s Team. What a huge effort! Oscar will play in the NSW All-Schools competition on 30/31st May. Congratulations Oscar.
Well done to Ned Murray (Yr 10) for trialling for the Southern Country Rugby League team on Wednesday. Unfortunately Ned did not make the team, however he represented SHC admirably.
Good luck to all the students representing SHC at the CG Cross Country on Monday next week. A results report will be in next weeks newsletter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 69422612 during school hours.