We pray for all of those caught up in the midst of tragedy or disaster:
For those who have lost life and those working to save life
For those who are worried for people they love
For those who will see their loved ones no longer
Lord Have Mercy.
For those in need of the peace that passes all understanding
For all who turn to you in the midst of turmoil
For those who cry out to you in fear and in love
Lord Have Mercy.
For those in confusion and those in despair
For those whose tears are yet to dry
For those in need of your unending love
Lord have Mercy
Week 8 Term 1
So much can happen in a week! Last week saw so much tragedy and yet throughout it all the depth of compassion and support that has reached across the sea has been a heart-warming sign of humanity. Tolerance, respect and friendship are lessons we must entrench in our students and community and that there is never a place for hate and judgement.
At Sacred Heart last Friday we celebrated Harmony Day and Anti-Bullying Day with a determination to strengthen relationships across the campus and to ensure that all students and staff never feel alone or isolated. It is never okay to bully and in a world where you can be anything – be kind! We marked this day with a variety of indigenous games across K-10 and then all students shared an ice cream together. Staff came to school decked out in an array of Hawaiian shirts as a show of standing together against bullying. We work very hard to stamp out bullying behaviour and keep the conversations going!
This week we have benefitted from the expertise of Mr Matt Sexton who has worked closely with K-2 teachers in supporting their teaching of numeracy as part of the LNAP project. It has been a wonderful opportunity to network with other teachers across the dioceses but also to look at new methods and different ways of teaching numeracy. Out students have surpassed all expectations and have been very willing and excited about taking on new challenges.
This afternoon we welcome all parents and students to the first of our parent-teacher-student interviews. The teachers are looking forward to identifying strengths and areas of challenge at each interview. Nearly all teachers are fully booked and there will not be the opportunity to make an appointment for this evening now. If you have missed out on making an appointment, please contact the Front Office to make an alternative time. Primary interviews will be held in the Infants Breakout Space and Secondary meetings will be Rooms 7 & 8 from 3.30pm until 7pm
The first discos will be held on Thursday 21 March at the Ex-Services Club. The Primary Disco is from 5.30pm until 7pm and the theme is the 80s. This will be followed by the Secondary Disco from 7pm until 9pm and the theme is ‘When I Grow Up’. All tickets must be purchased before the night.
Thank you to the dedicated parents who attended the AGM of the P & F last week and congratulations to the wonderful volunteers who have taken on the different roles that are necessary to continue to success of our Fundraising committee. A huge thank you to Mrs Melissa Finnigan who has diligently served our community by leading the P & F for the past 4 years. Melissa was farewelled at the AGM and has offered to support the transition of our new office bearers through 2019. Please read Melissa’s farewell speech attached below!
2019 P & F Executive
President: Mrs Bianca Jones Treasurer: Mrs Jody Miller
Vice-President: Mr Aaron Walker Secretary: Ms Anne De Wright
We look forward to another successful year starting with our biannual fete next Friday 29 March from 5pm until 8pm. If you can assist in anyway please contact your class representative and don’t forget the different class donations to support our major fundraising venture. See you there!
As we draw closer to the end of the year please be mindful that we are beginning the administration and preparation for the online NAPLAN tests that will be held in early May. This is a new platform for the testing for our students and we will endeavour to prepare our students to use the online system. Over the last two weeks of this term there will be different opportunities to trial the online questions and to test our bandwidth and IT systems. These are not intended to be stressful for the students in any way and if you have any concerns please contact Mrs Katie Thompson or the class teacher. Please read the parent information brochure included below.
Hello, I'm Leila and I am 10 years old. I'm taking part in the World's Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation. I have always wanted to help people and this is a way that I can make a difference. Through the funds I raise and through donating my hair I hope I can help another family or child just like me.
Many people in the community have been affected by cancer and particularly blood cancer. Blood cancer claims more lives than breast cancer or melanoma and today another 35 people will be given the devastating news they have leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood disorder. Thank you for your support and sponsorship.
Year 7S Class Mass: This Thursday 21st March at 1:10pm in the chapel Year 7S will celebrate their class mass on the theme of Belonging. All family and friends are welcome to join.
Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
We prayer for our Yr 4 students who continue their preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist this Thursday night. We thank and prayer for parishioners and school staff who are leading and assisting with this very important faith journey of our students.
Yr 1 Reflection Day
This coming Thursday Yr. 1 will journey to Dickson Hall to enjoy their year’s Reflection Day. The theme of the day is “God and his Creation.” The focus of the day is that the beauty of creation praises God’s name and that we have been called to be carers of his creation.
Yours in Faith
|Beth Adams||Stella Blackman|
|Joseph Walker||Sonny Kane|
|Charlotte Gay||Lucy Dunk|
|Tristan Collins||Jake Harris|
|Jasper Howarth||Jayceon Repia|
|Malee Holihan||Zane Lange|
|Emily Fry||Sophie Roberts|
|Amelia Smith||Jay Lockett|
|Ellie Lake||Anna Clark|
|Secondary House Point Winner|
Thursday 21st March 2019
Primary 5.30-7.00pm - Theme 80s
Secondary 7-9pm - When I Grow up
School Fees Term 1 2019
A reminder to parents that school fees are due today.
Prompt payment would be greatly appreciated.
P & F Fete Raffle Tickets
Please return Fete raffle tickets ASAP. It is a legal requirment that all tickets must be turned sold or unsold.
We have 48 families who have not yet returned their tickets so can you please check your child's bag and return to the front office by tomorrow Wednesday.
Primary AFL Training Sessions
Students in Kinder-Year 5 participated in AFL training sessions last Thursday for sport. AFL Development Officers Brad and Alane taught the students a number of games, skills and drills.
Archdiocesan Winter Sports Trials
The Primary Archdiocesan Winter Trials were held last week in Canberra. Students competed in sport trials including Netball, Soccer and Rugby League.
Congratulations to the following students who have have been selected into Archdiocesan teams,
Dominic Shepherd – Primary Opens Team
Joshua Harris – 11yrs Rugby League Team
Alexander English and Declan Brown – Boys Soccer Team
Bridget Sharman and Zara Bodycott – Girls Soccer Team
NSWCPS Swimming Championships
All the best to our Senior Boys Relay Team (Joshua Harris, Jake Winsor, Caleb Jones, Archer Blackman), Lucy Smirl and Jake Winsor (individual events) who are competing at the NSWCPS Swimming Championships (Mackillop Trials) held next Wednesday 27th March.
TRANSPORT REQUIRED for
McTaggart Cup and Young Soccer Carnival
If you have not already indicated and are able to provide transport to either the McTaggart Cup (Wednesday 3/4) or Young Soccer Carnival (Friday 5/4) could you, please get in touch with Mrs Litchfield during school hours or leave a message at the front office.
Please ensure that when permission slips are returned that all sections are filled in to ensure that we can provide your child with transport to an event or know that you are able to provide transport.
Riverina Female Cricket Academy
Please see below details for the Riverina Female Cricket Academy trials to be held in Wagga on April 7th.
Please find the nomination link to register for the Riverina Female Cricket Academy for 2019.
We are looking for girls aged between 11 to under 18yrs as at the 31st August 2019.
Please register before the 30th March 2019.
Trial will be held at the Warren Smith Cricket Nets Bolton Park Wagga Wagga on the 7th April.
Trial starts from 10am sharp. Players to be there at 9:45am.
Trial will finish 3pm.
Any questions please give me a call.
NSW Riverina Female Cricket Academy
NSWCPS Swimming Championships/Mackillop Trials 27/3/19
McTaggart Rugby Cup, Wagga 3/4/19
Young Soccer Carnival, Young 5/4/19
NSWCCC Swimming, Homebush 5/4/19
Sacred Heart Cross Country 12/4/19
Secondary Rugby League 15’s and Opens Trials Forbes 2/4/19
CCC Touch Championships Nelsons Bay 9/4/19
Sacred Heart Cross Country 12/4/19
Primary Sports Coordinator
P & F President Report 2018/19
As the President for 2018/19 I would like to thank everyone involved in the P & F over the past year, we should all be very proud of what we have achieved with another successful year of fundraising.
We have donated-
$1500 to purchase new books for the library,
Replaced a Secondary Shade Sail $2200,
Swimming Caps for Representative levels $600,
Purchased 2 x Easy Shade Marquees and walls $3450,
Portable microphone and speaker system $760,
Dryer $ 340 for TAS
Freezer and Pyrex Dishes $740 and Hot Water system $1770 for the TAS Block
$2550 for new scrolling tools for Metalwork
$1500 towards the John Coutis talk,
$15000 towards the Computer Upgrade in Room 5,
Thermomix $1900 and New Oven for the Canteen $4000,
Sporting achievements for State Level,
End of year Awards Presentation Donation $450
Maddie Brown donation for Greatest Shave $100
Our Fundraising included-
Winter Jacket orders thanks Emma Deep
Cash Bingo Night thanks Bianca Jones & Kylie O’Callaghan for your help
Mother and Father’s Day stalls thanks to Kylie O’Callaghan for organising
Clothing Pool thanks Nancy Smith & Jody Miller
Garden Viewing thanks to the committee
Golf Day thanks Emma Deep
1200 Club & Colour Run
Thanks to Brigid Holder and her team for another great year of catering, the compliments on the food and our students were exceptional and this reflects on our school, great job
Thanks to Jackie Smirl for another great year as Secretary, I appreciate the support you’ve given me and your awesome efficiency, thank you.
Thanks to Jody Miller for holding the position of Treasurer, your knowledge is exceptional and greatly appreciated, thanks for all your support not only in your role but across the board.
As this will be my last year as President I thank everyone on the committee for all the support and help I’ve received over the last 5 years, I’ve enjoyed my time in my role as Vice President and President, it’s been a pleasure and a lot of fun working with you all at different events and getting to know so many people in our school and the Cootamundra Community.
I take away a great deal of pride in what we have achieved and I’d like to wish the newly elected committee all the best for this year of fundraising.
Here’s to another great year of fundraising.