Newsletter Week 3 Term 4
Our Year 8 and 9 students returned home last Friday after wonderful excursions. The reports from the teachers, the different supervisors, parents and general public interactions were that our students were exceptionally well-behaved, polite and respectful at all times. It is so lovely to hear the commendations about our students. The students, according to all reports were helpful, delightful and appreciative at all times. Thank you, once again, to our teachers – Mr Mahon, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Cusack, Mrs Murray, Mr Alderman and Mrs Gale for accompanying and supervising the students. These wonderful memory making opportunities are an important part in providing our students with the opportunities to see life beyond the Cootamundra town limits.
O’Shaughnessy Mass 2 Nov
We will hold our final House Mass this Saturday 2 November at 6pm. This Mass is to be led by the students and staff of O’Shaughnessy. These masses have proved to be a huge success with so many more students and their families joining with the Parish in the Eucharist and then in an evening meal. At the conclusion of this Mass there will be a light BBQ tea for everyone on the secondary lawn beside the library. We hope to see lots of students and their families.
Infants Athletics Carnival
A highlight of the Infants students’ year is always the Infants Athletics Carnival. This Friday 1 November our littlest students will take to Albert Park to compete in a myriad of events to determine the Champion House for 2019. This is a lovely day all about participation and activity. Our Year 9/10 PASS class and Primary leaders will assist in the running of the carnival. Thank you to Mrs Litchfield, Infants teachers and Mrs Gale for their support in organising this important event. Family and friends are very welcome to join them throughout the day.
Staffing and planning for 2020
We are in the throes of finalising staff for 2020 and also class groupings and allocations. Staff interviews have been held over the past week to contract staff for the coming year. We hope to announce all the new appointments in next week’s newsletter. Sadly, Mr O’Brien, Mrs Maher and Mrs Cohen will be taking some time off next year and will not be part of the staff for 2020. We hope that they have a wonderful year filled with exciting activities and lots of rest and relaxation. If you have any special considerations for 2020 please make sure that you contact Mrs Trinder in the coming weeks.
Community Breakfast, Uniform Free and Mission Month
This Wednesday 30 October will be another one of our community breakfasts. Please come and join with staff and students to share fruit and a sausage sandwich. This also marks a Uniform free day. Students have been allocated a colour to wear to align with the Mission month activity of constructing rosary beads out of coins. Please check Mrs Maxwell’s instructions for more details. A gold coin donation or copious amounts of silver coins will be collected to make the beads.
Go gently and if you can be anything…be kind!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
World Mission Rosary- Day of Many Colours Catholic Mission
Tomorrow, on Wednesday the 30th of October, we will be holding our Catholic Mission Rosary- Day of Many Colours. Prayer is a powerful way that we can so our support for others around the world. Students will be asked to dress in a certain colour for their stage. Each stage will be creating a coin line as part of a whole school set of rosary beads. The money raised from this day will go towards Catholic Mission work in Ghana.
O’SHAUGHNESSY HOUSE MASS
On Saturday 2 November O’SHAUGHNESSY are holding our 3rd House Colour Weekend Mass for the year at 6pm. All families are welcome to the mass and a get together following the mass on the secondary green patch for a BBQ and games. Please let Patrece Maxwell know if you are attending for catering purposes.
|Aaliyah Close||Zoe Lake|
|Alexander Byrne||Ella Gammon|
|Tristen Collins||Kalan Lewis|
|Ruby James||Noah Paterson|
|Archie O'Brien||Paige Emery|
|Sean O'Brien||Blake Holder|
|Joshua Harrie||Benjamin Smith|
|Patrick Golden||Matilda Mackie|
|Mia Nalder||Star of the Week|
|Primary Reading Awards||Secondary House Points Winner - Ted Caldwell|
|Oliver Daley, Sophie Knewstud, Charlotte Gay, Ruby James, Alexander Byrne, Thomas Shields, Matilda Mackie, Sarah Lake, Maggie Hazlett, Jessica Evans-Craig, Archie O'Brien, Harry Blackman, Gillian Hunt|
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival
Although it was a windy, dusty day on Friday, students from Years 2-6 enjoyed their day at the Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival. Thank you to the staff who attended and the parents, who supported their children on the day, managed teams, umpired and transported students. Thank you to Year 7 students Caitlin Drum, Sasha Loutitt, Corey Gale and Ned Murray who also umpired games throughout the day.
Primary Sport – Weeks 2-5
Students in Years 3-6 may bring their own tennis racquet on Thursdays for their class tennis session if they wish to do so.
Secondary Touch Carnival
We are holding our annual Secondary Schools touch carnival on Friday 15/11/19. We are looking for the assistance of a high number of referees. If anyone is able to offer their time, please speak to Patrece Maxwell.
Year 10 parents assist with running the canteen. Offers of Parent assistance can be directed toward Erryn Marsey.
Infants Athletics Carnival 1/11/19
SHS Touch Carnival 15/11/19