Jesus my Lord, let me strengthen my courage by taking on the courage of all those people who have been "centurions" for me.
Many have faced disasters and hard times with great constancy.
The upper hand of evil never turned them against you. They kept going. Let me be like them, Lord.
No matter what the cross, let me never stop declaring you to be "truly the Son of God, the source of my hope, the reason why I will never quit on life.
We keep in our prayers this week all those who have been impacted by the devastating bushfires in Victoria, Tathra and around Bega. As they begin clean up and start to rebuild their homes and lives, may all be blessed with God’s loving presence.
P&F Exec and Committee
I thank all who attended the Annual General Meeting, particularly those willing to take on roles as the Executive on the P&F committee. Please remember that all parents are welcome to attend the meetings, held the first Wednesday of each month at the school. Please check the newsletter for the time of each meeting as this may change given parents work commitments or other events.
Our new P&F Executive are:
President Melissa Finnigan
Vice President Rhonda Douglas
Treasurer Jody Miller
Secretary Jackie Smirl
Thanks also to those who have taken on organising roles for the various sub-committees:
Catering Brigid Holder
Holy the 13 Golf Emma Deep
Garden viewing Kylie Murray
Fun Run Melissa Finnigan
1200 Club Mel Finnigan
Uniform Pool Jody Miller and Nancy Smith
Thank you to the outgoing Exec, Vice President Kristy Rumble and Treasurer Nancy Smith and to Aileen Maher who has run catering and uniform pool over the past few years. Also a thank you to Kerrie Murphy for running the uniform pool for the past year. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into these roles.
In 2018, we are trialling the idea of having a class rep for each class from K to 10. Thank you to the parents who responded to this call. It is the hope that this will allow for easier communication for P&F events and when volunteers, etc are required to assist.
Changes to Newsletter and Skoolbag
We appear to have made a smooth transition to the way the newsletter is published and disseminated and feedback has been very positive with regards to the new format.
We will now be closing down Skoolbag and using the message system within Schoolzine. You may have already received messages via email, which have appeared as an email from me. This is how messages will now be sent. Often they will be sent from the Front Office staff but I am the designated person on the message. This system will allow us to target families in particular year groups so parents will only receive whole school or if they have children in the target year group. We hope this reduces the number of messages received and assists in more effective communication. We would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have.
Our most important investment
Being a parent is like riding a roller coaster; sometimes we're up, sometimes we're down; it's frantic and frightening in some ways but exciting and rewarding in more ways.
For every person, the family is the cradle of life where they are born and grow; the climate of affection that unites the family is where we learn about truth and goodness.
No matter what size family we live in, we all rely on our family to provide an affirming, positive and loving experience that is supportive and gives us an identity of who we are and what’s unique about us. Family life teaches us how to share, how to stand up for ourselves and how to love other people. In addition to providing for our physical welfare, a family provides for the emotional and mental welfare of each of its members. Family provides the esteem and confidence when we set out to face each new day and family provides the comfort and consolation when we return.
If you’re looking for investment advice, go for the advisor who tells you to invest in your family. The dividends will come daily, will be warming to the heart and will provide a consistent stream of emotional security; what an inheritance your children will have.
CHANGE OF DATE (repeat information): Due to some travel issues for our Professional Learning organised with Kath Murdoch on 9 May we are now changing the date of our student free day for Staff professional learning to Friday 18 May. Our presenter will now be Leonie Anstey. Leonie is an educational consultant we have been working with over the past 18 months. She is a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter who will assist us with our continuing journey of “Challenging Learning”, the “Learning Pit” and ensuring we are meeting student needs for learning by providing differentiated learning in all classrooms. There will also be some further workshops with a focus on numeracy and mathematics.
This is the last day in the week of Naplan. Our make-up sessions for students will be held each afternoon for students – for example if they miss Tuesday mornings test, students will be able to sit on Wednesday afternoon, etc. If there are any students who still need to sit any tests on Friday, we will have supervision available and students are able to attend, sit the test and then return home.
Please make these date changes in your diary – 9 May is now a normal school day for students. 18 May will now be pupil free.
Mrs Janet Cartwright
Changes to the calendar
2 weeks ahead
|Amy Van Baast|
|Emerson Jones||Aaliyah Reddy|
|Eamon Sutherland||Lily Peacey|
|Mia Hines||Henry Fry|
|Wylie Leahy||Lucy Paterson|
|Harvey Hines||Declan Brown|
|Oscar Crick||April Dickinson|
|Shirley Bear||Star of the Week|
|Sophie Knewstub||Sean O'Brien|
Liam Drum, Thomas Peacey,
P & F Thank you
Thank you very much to our P & F who kindly donated a Micorwave, Pyrex Dishes, Frypans and other cooking utensils to our Design and Technology classes with Mrs Roxburgh
2018 NSW Catholic PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORT
GOLF TOURNAMENT nominations are OPEN
Who is eligible? Any student in Years 3 - 6 at a NSW Catholic School affiliated with NSWCPS MacKillop & Polding. Entries are by individuals not as a team or school.
What divisions are there? 9 Hole Tournament - a participation competition. No golf link number or handicap required and suitable for beginner golfers and less experienced. (Must have some experience).
18 Hole Tournament - participants must have a golf link number and a handicap. This event is also used for selecting Polding and MacKillop teams to go to the NSW PSSA State Carnival in September.
What do I need? Each participant must provide their own equipment - clubs etc. Participants must wear their school sports shirt (and jacket). No caddies are allowed but we are always looking for volunteer walkers.
How do I enter? Entries are completed online on our CSSS website.(www.csss.nsw.edu.au) If you have an account on the website, simply log in then go to the NSWCPS portal > Golf > Register. Ensure you select the correct region.
If you do not have an account, go to help and follow the prompts to set up a new account and add a child. Then register for golf.
Upon entry, an email will be sent to your principal for principal approval.
When and where are the NSWCPS Golf Tournaments?
How much does it cost?
9 Hole $30 18 Hole $40 which includes greens fees. Payable online at registration.
For more information, contact NSWCPS Executive Officer on 0414 864 008
Executive Officer NSWCPS
Junior Rugby League Holiday Clinic
Once again in the Term 1 School Holidays NRL Game Development will be holding a School Holiday Clinic in your area.
Venue: Nicholson Park, Cootamundra
Date: Friday 20th April, 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
All participants will receive a holiday pack which includes,
- NRL Boot bag
- Mod Football
- Hand Pump
- 6 x Field Markers
- Water Bottle
- Trucker Hat
All participants will also receive 2 tickets to an NRL Game.
To register for the clinic please click on below link and follow the prompts.
SSA Annual School Holiday Netball TID Camp
The Southern Sports Academy is offering a School Holiday Netball Camp to be held at the Equex Centre, Wagga Wagga on the 17th- 20th April 2018.
The camps are a valuable opportunity for children of all skill levels to receive top quality coaching. We are excited to announce that former NSW Swifts player, Jackie Murphy, will again host our Junior Netball Camp this year and will be joined by a panel of experienced coaches including Southern Sports Academy Coaching staff, special guest coaches and Southern Sports Academy athletes.
This year players between the ages of 7 and 10 will be attending on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th April, while the players aged between 11 and 14 will attend on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th.
Further information and registration forms available from Mrs Maxwell
Rugby Union- Game On Clinic
Over Weeks 7-11 Primary Classes will have the Rugby Union game on program delivered to them by a Brumbies Development officer from Wagga. Stage 2 and 3 will have a session every Thursday and Infants classes will have two sessions of Brumby Jack Attack each Friday in Week 10 and 11.
Friday 13th April Sacred Heart Cross Country
Primary Archdiocesan Touch Trials 2nd May - Cootamundra
Western Region Cross Country 4th May - Gundagai
Young Soccer Carnival 4th May - Young
Wednesday 28th March Combined Sec C-G/Wagga Open Touch Trial-Wagga
Wednesday 4th April Secondary Rugby League Trials-Forbes
Friday 6th April CCC Swimming Trials - Sydney
Friday 13th April Sacred Heart Cross Country
Secondary Archdiocesan Touch Trials 2nd May - Cootamundra
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:
From now on some CCC sport nominations will be completed on line. Parents interested in nominating their child for particular sports need to read the attached PDF document and visit the website to nominate their child. www.csss.nsw.edu.au. Further information will be sent home when students return an expression of interest note.
A reminder to parents when sending in your child's lunch order please supply a paper lunch bag (not a envelope) and clearly marked with their name and class.
Unfortunately the canteen ladies cannot put a lunch order in an envelope.