Yamandhu….hello in Wiradjuri.
My apologies for not submitting a newsletter report last week. Like so many of our community I was sick with one of the different viruses that are doing the rounds of our school. We are struggling with a range of different illnesses that we have returned to some of the COVID period protocols like hand sanitizer, cleaning, masks and a measure of social distance to ensure that we keep our community as well as we can. If you child has symptoms of illness please keep them home to prevent the spread of the “bugs”. If you are in need of any COVID tests please contact the school and we will send some home until we run out of our supplies.
Today our Stage 3, Year 7 and First Nations students will be involved in the recreation of the walk from Cootamundra Train Station to Bimbadeen for the First Nation girls of the Stolen Generation. This is a Cootamundra schools project and we are excited to be a part of this significant event in recognizing the experiences of our First Nation people. Hopefully we will have some photos for next weeks newsletter. There will be presentations and games at Bimbadeen and a shared lunch for all involved.
Another reminder about uniform and the expectation that students wear the correct uniform on the nominated days and that they are not just choosing to wear the sports uniform whenever they choose and it is not a sport day. If this is unavoidable then students are asked to present a note from home explaining the reason for being out of uniform. Please also remember that we have a school coat that is the perfect complement to our uniform on the colder days. These are very reasonably priced and are available from Baileyana Embroidery.
Parents have adapted incredibly well to the processes and procedures with the new parent consent, payment and news on COMPASS. If you are experiencing issues with COMPASS or are having difficulty with the processes please come into the Front Office and we will help you through any problems. In regards to CONSENT/PAYMENT we now have the option of cut off dates which means that if you haven’t made consent by the nominated date then you will be unable to interact with the event notice after the time and date. This is to help us manage the confirmation, catering and staffing of events. Unfortunately we may have to get tough and students without consent or payment (unless it has been prearranged) will not be permitted to go. We will endeavour to try and send reminders and earlier notification to allow parents adequate time to respond. Our apologies with the Reconciliation Walk we were unaware that by changing the date of the event, due to the inclement weather, that it would wipe the original CONSENT permissions. Thank you for your patience as we adapt to the new processes.
We are always vigilant in monitoring who is going past our school and stopping to interact with our students over the fence. Sometimes this is very innocent and harmless but we are always concerned in case it is not a positive interaction. To make this easier to monitor and supervise we encourage parents to meet students at the front office rather than bring lunches to the fence. This is a much easier and safer process for all concerned.
We are also requesting – quite strenuously – that parents do not pick students up from the bus stop of an afternoon which necessitates students walking from the kerb between or in front of buses to the waiting cars on the opposite side. This is a very dangerous practice that can have dangerous possibilities. Please make arrangements to pick up children from Morris St or Temora St or again meet them at the front office rather than the Sutton st bus stop. Each afternoon it is very congested with buses arriving quite quickly and departing quickly that we are trying to keep all our students safe all of the time. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Term Two fees are due on 9th June. Please contact the Front Office to make an appointment to speak with me if there are any concerns. This is confidential.
Please remember that there is always a reason to be kind and that we may never realise or understand the benefit that it may have to someone’s day if we are kind.
Ms Nicky Trinder
~Mary Help of Christians Liturgy~
Upcoming Faith Events
20th and 21st June - Secondary Respectful Relationships Talks. (Compass notification and consent to be completed)
30th June Sacred Heart Feast day Mass 12noon All families are welcome to attend.
|Hunter Purtell||Henry Manwaring|
|Isaiah Kane||Billy Day|
|Hallie McPhail||Rosie Hazlett|
|James Gay||Joseph Walker|
|Ava Sannazzaro||Olivia Cassidy|
|Edie Roberts||Beau Mills|
|William Hazlett||Jake Harris|
SHC Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all those who participated in our Athletics carnival on Thursday. It was a very successful day and the Walk-a-thon was a big hit. Thanks Kath Day-Knight for dropping in to see us.
The results are as follows;
(based off the Athletics event results)
First - Mercy (Blue) on 2448 points
Second - De La Salle (Red) on 2423 points
Third - O’Shaughnessy (Gold) on 1882 points
Emma Simmons (aka Kath Day-Knight)
CG Cross Country
Congratulations to all those students who participated in last week's Cross Country in Canberra.
A special congratulations to:
- Alex Bynre who came first in his division.
- Charlie Paterson who came second in his division.
Sophie Knewstub, Zoe Lake and Estee McLeod who also qualified for the next level in Sydney on the 13th June.
Well done to those students who competed in the next trials for CG soccer, last Friday. Well Done to Ava Sannazzaro, Emerson Jones, Mikayla Parsons, Sophie Knewstub and Beau Mills. Reports are that the competition was very tough but it was a great experience to have.
Congratulations to those students who qualified for the next level of athletics. You will be receiving an event on Compass soon. The carnival is in Tumut on Friday the 16th June, week 8.
Attendance at Extracurricular Sporting Events
Attending extracurricular sporting events as a Sacred Heart Representative is a privilege not a right. Please be aware that students with poor attendance, behaviour and/or with incomplete tasks and class work will not be allowed to attend these opportunities. For students who are away for any reason or who do attend these opportunities, it is an expectation that missed work is caught up and completed within a reasonable time frame after returning to school.
CG Cross Country
Congratulations to the Cross Country runners who competed at the CG Cross Country at Stromlo in Canberra on Friday 19th May. We have 10 Secondary students advancing to the NSWCCC Cross Country on the 13th June in Sydney.
NSWCCC Soccer Selections
Congratulations to Matilda Sannazzaro who was called up to the Southern Country Open Girls Soccer team. Matilda competed at the NSWCCC Selections on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd May, against other regional representative teams from NSW. Well done Tilly.
Canberra Goulburn Basketball Gala Day
Well done to the Year 7/8 Boys team who competed at the CG Basketball Gala day in Canberra last Wednesday 24th May.
The team played better and better as the day went on. Thank you to Mrs Witenden for coaching and managing the team. The results were as follows:
Game 1 - Win V St Anne’s, Temora
Game 2 - Loss V McAuley, Tumut
Game 3 - Loss V Lumen Christi, Pambula
Game 4 - Win V St Patricks, Cooma
Chase Cullen, Ryder Gillies, Jasper Howarth, Zane Lange, Joshua Lubke, Blair Roberts, Matt Wilde.
All Schools Swimming
A big congratulations to Halle Johnson, who competed for the NSWCCC Swimming team at the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd June. Halle’s results were:
- 6th in the 13yr Girls 50m Backstroke with a time 33.86
- 9th in the 13yr Girls 50m Butterfly with a time 33.04
Such a huge achievement to make it to this level, and to make it for 2 events is very impressive. Well done Halle.
Rugby 7s Galas
An Expression of Interest form for Rugby 7s (Tackle) - Girls and Boys, has been posted in the Secondary Sport Google Classroom. This is only an expression of interest. This does not mean the excursion will happen. Putting your name down lets us know if there is enough interest to pursue more information. Please keep an eye on Compass and Classroom for further updates.
If this excursion goes ahead, Coaching sessions will be delivered by a Rugby Union Development Officer on Monday 29th May, Monday 5th June and at the gala day.
A reminder to keep checking the Secondary Sports Google Classroom page for all notifications and processes for registration for the many representative sports coming up this term.
Attendance at Extracurricular Sporting Events
Attending extracurricular events as a Sacred Heart Representative is a privilege. Please be aware that students with poor attendance, behaviour and/or with incomplete tasks and class work will not be allowed to attend these opportunities. For students who are away for any reason or who do attend these opportunities, it is an expectation that missed work is caught up and completed within a reasonable time frame after returning to school.
Secondary Sport Dates