In the United States of the 1960’s, people were still segregated (separated) according to their colour. Those of other colour were kept at a distance from whites. Only whites could sit at the front of buses. In restaurants and cafes, people were kept apart according to colour. There were white-only schools. Most blacks were not allowed to vote.
Martin Luther King was a Baptist minister. He became involved in trying to get people to change their attitude of hatred and prejudice. He always preached nonviolence despite the threats, bombings, stabbings and other violence that was done to him. On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead.
One of his best-known speeches was delivered at the largest rally ever held in the United States - when a quarter of a million people gathered in Washington in a Civil Rights demonstration. He said:
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”
Let us pray:
Father, sometimes I am too quick to draw conclusions about other people, and I fail to see many of the qualities in individuals.
Remove from me any prejudices that might lead me to think of myself as “better” than someone else.
If anyone should be negative towards me, inspire me to remain positive towards them.
Because we are all different, there are many things I need to learn from others, and so I ask for the gifts of understanding and wisdom and a clear vision that will lead me to treat others as I would like them to treat me.
Let’s each of us think of two people in our lives at home or in school or work today whom we need to value and respect a little more. In silence, let’s think of ways today in which we can improve those relationships.
We pray for our Year 8 and 9 students as they embark on their retreats today and Friday. May they be open to faith filled lives which work together to bring about positive communities and societies to make a difference in the world today.
Next week is the last week of Term 1! School finishes on Friday 13 April.
ALL students and staff return on MONDAY 30 April. Our pupil free day for Professional Learning will take place on Friday 18 May instead. No students are to attend school on Friday 18 May unless sitting a make up NAPLAN test. Parents of these students will be contacted during that week if their child is required to sit a make up test due to absence.
A letter went home this week to provide information about the new system called “Session Keeper” which we are using to make bookings for Parent interviews.
Primary and Secondary interviews will be held Tuesday 10 April from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. We are no longer sending home Term 1 or 3 work habits reports for Secondary. We encourage all parents to take this opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher/s to discuss their progress during Term 1.
Kindergarten parents will not have interviews on Tuesday as they have already met with the teacher earlier in the term.
If you are unavailable on the evening, please contact your child/ren’s teacher/s via email to make an alternative time.
You do not need your own login or password. You DO need your own email address. If you do not have an email address, please contact the front office staff for assistance.
The link to book times is https://shcscootamundra.sessionkeeper.com.au/
You can also access this link via our website.
Click on the button that looks like this once you have accessed the website:
You will need to select the teacher you wish to book an interview with. ALL teachers are listed – not just your child’s teacher. If you have more than one child or your child has multiple teachers, you will need to book with each separately.
Bookings will be closed at 11.30am on Tuesday so that teachers can print their booking sheets and be ready for the first interviews at 3.30pm. If you need to make any changes after that time, please contact the front office so that teachers can be alerted.
Changes to the calendar:
Primary Rugby Gala Day, Young Cancelled – 4 April
18 May – 1 Mudyi assembly moved to the 9 November
11 May – 3 Wayarang assembly 11:45
Mrs Janet Cartwright
|Ally Evans||Ruby Harris|
|Jett Johnson||Bella Betts|
|Caleb Jones||Libby Evans|
|Dominic Shepherd||Lilly Deep|
|Oscar Roberts||Samuel Nasser|
|Star of the Week|
1.Passion Play - Thank you:
It was a moving and beautiful portrayal of the Passion that Year 9 enacted for the school and parish last week. Mr O’Brien and the students are to be congratulated for their excellent effort over many weeks to prepare and present the story of Jesus’ last days on earth. We had several written acknowledgments sent to the school thanking the students and Mr O’Brien for their excellent contributions to Holy Week and their prayerful enactment of the passion. Well done Year 9 and thank you for your contributions to the school and parish community.
2. Project Compassion Boxes – Returned by Friday 13th April:
We thank those families and students who were able to make contributions to project compassion via their boxes. Now that Lent has ended we ask that all boxes are returned to the school office by the end of next week please. We need to return any money raised to Caritas – Project Compassion before the end of term. We will inform the school community what our fundraising total was once all are returned. Many thanks for your help and support.
Yours in faith
CCC Swimming Trials
All the best to Macey Leahy, Lachlan Sedgwick, Maddie Brown and Zoe Guthrie who will be competing in the CCC swimming trials in Homebush tomorrow.
Congratulations to Ben Rumble on his selection in the Secondary Western Zone Rugby League team. Ben will be competing in the southern trials next term.
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.
PRIMARY: YOUNG SOCCER NOTES DUE IN.
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
Mortimer Shield Stage 3 Rugby League and Tag League 23rd May - Temora
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 25th May - Cootamundra
Friday 6th April CCC Swimming Trials - Sydney
Friday 13th April Sacred Heart Cross Country
Secondary Archdiocesan Touch Trials 2nd May- Cootamundra
Sacred Heart Athletics Carnival 25th May- Cootamundra
Secondary Basketball carnival 29th May- Canberra
Yours in Sport
Mrs Patrece Maxwell