From the Principal
In a radio interview, David Wynne told of how the Queen sat for a sculpture of her face. He asked if he might touch her face, and the Queen mentioned that she was surprised that other sculptors had not asked that before. David Wynne said that the Queen went on to remark how important it is for parents to touch and cuddle their young children. “Touch” can convey care, love and support.
Lord Jesus, you took young children in your arms and blessed them.
Many times we find in the Gospel that you touched people and cured them.
Place your hands on us today that we may know your healing in our lives.
May we live in such a way that we help to bring healing and peace and
reconciliation to those who share our lives each day.
Congratulations to the cast and crew for the outstanding job they have done to bring together yet another fantastic school production. The costumes, lighting, sound, acting, singing, dancing and props have all been terrific. It is always a delight for our students to have their first live audience and on Tuesday all our students thoroughly enjoyed the play as they giggled and responded throughout.
It takes a lot of courage for our students to put themselves out there, especially in front of their friends and peers. They should be very proud of their accomplishments.
We wish all well over the coming evenings as they round off a huge term with 3 evening performances. All the best!
Thank you to all the staff who have volunteered their time during the past term to ensure the productions success!
Congratulations to Declan Brown who won the Year 4 Archdiocesan Public Speaking last Friday. Angus Hunt also competed and spoke exceptionally well. Information from the host school was that the level of competition provided by the students was outstanding. We are very proud of both boys for their splendid achievements.
Year 3 Reflection Day
Our Year 3 students enjoyed their reflection day yesterday “Praying creatively with God”. Thanks to Mrs Patrece Maxwell and Mrs Natalee Litchfield for facilitating the day and providing such a rich experience for our students.
Students may wear either summer or winter uniform at the beginning of Term 4. We will have a grace period of 2 weeks at the start of term in case the weather is cold.
Primary girls are able to wear the new summer uniform of navy skort and sky blue shirt or the usual school dress. There is now a choice to cater for different preferences. Please ensure girls have black or navy boy leg pants on if they are wearing the dress.
If wearing the skort and shirt, please note that only the Midford Girls School Skort in navy and Midford Girls short sleeve Peter Pan School Blouse – pocket, no pleats (as shown below) may be worn. These are now available at Baileyana.
We are still waiting for a sample pair of the larger size sports shorts. A decision will be made and information sent out as soon we receive them.
Our very best wishes go to Skye Gay who commenced maternity leave at the end of the term. We wish her, Michael, Charlotte and James all the very best as they await the birth of their third child.
We also wish Mr Brad Winsor all the best for his Long Service Leave for the whole of Term 4 2018.
Staffing 2019 (Reminder)
If you anticipate a change to your child’s enrolment and have not yet let the school know your intentions, please let us know before the end of this term. Staffing conversations with our head office are currently taking place and it is difficult to make changes later in the year if our enrolment figures are not accurate.
If you are aware of any families considering enrolment, particularly in Kindergarten or secondary, please encourage them to submit their enrolment forms asap as this benefits the whole school community.
Primary Class groups 2019 (Reminder)
As always, class groups are determined by a rigorous process involving a great many considerations. Teachers and the Primary Coordinator spend a lot of time determining class groupings and the earlier we have information the better. In exceptional circumstances we will consider parent requests (though these are not guaranteed) but are certainly taken into account.
Any special considerations need to be given to the Principal and they will be treated confidentially. All notifications will be handed to the incoming Principal for his/her information. If you have a special requests, please note that previous requests will NOT be included. We often find that a year changes people’s opinions and circumstances and that previous challenges no longer exist. If you wish a special consideration to be taken into account for class groups/teachers for 2019, please either make a time with me to discuss by making an appointment through the front office or by emailing me by Friday 19 October 2018. No requests after this date will be considered unless they are due to a change in circumstances after this date.
Please note: It is impossible to guarantee a certain teacher given that teachers may be moved to different year levels or staffing may change in 2019. Whilst it is lovely feedback for teachers to know that your child has enjoyed their year with them, unfortunately this type of request cannot be considered.
New sign in process and system (Reminder)
We now have an electronic system for registering visitor sign in, student sign out, late slips, etc. We are no longer using the manual book which has been in use for many years. If you are visiting the school, or need to sign out your child (no child can be signed out without a parent present), please go to the front office and they will assist you. Hopefully this will make these processes faster and more efficient.
The first day back Term 4 is Monday 15 October for ALL students and staff. There is no professional learning day at the start of Term 4.
May you all enjoy a restful and safe break over the next two weeks.
Mrs Janet Cartwright
Stage 3W Class Mass
Stage 3 W celebrated their class Mass on Wednesday. The theme of the Mass was “Letting Jesus guide us.” It was a beautiful celebration.
Year 3 Reflection Day
This Wednesday Year 3 headed off to Dickson Hall to enjoy their Reflection Day for this year. The theme of the day was “Praying Creatively with God” Year 3, Mrs Maxwell and Mrs Litchfield all had a wonderful day singing, creating beautiful pieces of art and talking about how we can pray in many different ways.
Upcoming Faith Formation special events.
Rosary Liturgy Friday-Week 1 9:05 am
Socktober-Catholic Mission-Week 2
Year 9/10 Weekend Mass 3 November 6:00 pm
Year 5 Reflection Day 21 November
Year 9 Leadership Day 22 November
Year 6 Thanksgiving Mass 30 November 12 noon
Stage 2 Weekend Mass 1 December 6:00 pm
Year 10 Farewell Mass 14 December 12 noon
Advent Liturgy 17 December 12 noon
Yours in Faith
|Caleb Barton||Roy Dunk|
|Sarah Lake||Savannah Hunter|
|Lucy Dunk||Harry Blackman|
|Lachlan Monaghan||Zane Lange|
|Ashlee Peacey||Isabella Ward|
|Dusty-Rose Douglas||Stephanie Reddy|
|Emma Shields||Charlotte Campbell|
|Sasha Louttit||Georgia Harris|
|Star of the Week|
|Matilda Campbell for approaching everyday with enthusiasm.|
Well done Claudia McLeod and Oscar Roberts on their representation of the Archdiocese at the CCC and MacKillop Athletics Championships. Both performed very well and set personal bests in their nominated events.
Infants Intensive Swimming Program
Our infants intensive swimming program will finish up this Friday. All the students had a great time building their water confidence and swimming skills. Thank you to our infant’s staff in supporting this activity and to Mrs Skye Gay for all her organisation of such an important part of our school curriculum.
Milo Cricket Gala Day Cootamundra 19/10/18
Boorowa Touch and Netball Boorowa 26/10/18
Sacred Heart Annual touch Carnival Cootamundra 16/10/18