What a great start to the year! Already we have had many memorable moments and successes. Last week our students and staff began the year as we intend to conduct ourselves for 2020– with enthusiasm and kindness. It was lovely to see our older students caring for new students and welcoming them into our community. We offer all our new families the warmest of welcomes and look forward to a long and profitable connection. Saturday night’s Bingo was the epitome of community. Our P & F supported a very successful night at the S & C Club. New parents were invited and joined with existing parents to have a fun-filled night with many taking home prizes. We hope to be able to be involved in another Bingo night in August. Stay tuned.
Congratulations to Sam Gash (Year 9) and Mrs Michelle Baldry (Sacred Heart Parish) for the fitting recognition at the Australia Day Awards, where Sam was awarded the Sportsman of the Year Award and Mrs Baldry, the Cootamundra Citizen of the year, for their tireless efforts in their chosen fields, Rugby League and community work. Both set such positive role models for what we want our students and staff to aspire to be in their community. It is important to also acknowledge the members of our school, parish and wider community who came together on several occasions in the holidays to prepare care packages for the firefighters in our local district. It was heart-warming to see some of our youngest students working side-by-side with the older members of our parish to help in any way that we could. The amount of donations received was truly staggering. We will still look to make some contributions to our fire-affected communities in coming weeks. We are just waiting for advice on how best to help.
Don’t forget we will hold our swimming carnival this Thursday 6 February. If you are able to assist please contact Mrs Litchfield or Mrs Gale. We are always looking out for extra helpers. We would also love to see as many parents and families there to cheer on our students as they participate and try their best.
Another reminder; we will celebrate our Opening School Mass at 10am on Friday 7th February. At this Mass we will invest our new School and House leaders for 2020. All families and members of the Sacred Heart Parish are very welcome. In recognition of the important part that our parish plays in our school community our leaders will also be presented at the Saturday 8th February Vigil Mass at 6pm. Again, everyone is most welcome to be part of this mass and to join us afterwards for a BBQ tea on the school lawns beside the COLA.
Next Tuesday 11 February we will be hosting our Welcome and Information Evening for all new families K-10 (including our Kinder and Year 7 families). We also invite anyone new to the school in the past 12 months and all Year 5 iPad users as we will present information sessions on many school procedures, personnel and iPad specifications and advice. These will be in the Kinder rooms and rooms 7 & 8 respectively but we will come together for a BBQ tea in the Infants yard at the conclusion of the presentations. A letter will go home detailing the specifics of the evening and includes a RSVP for catering purposes. We, hope to see all our new and interested families there on Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone for such a great start; to our students, staff and families. May 2020 be the best one yet!!!
Everything happens for a reason. You may not see it now but sooner or later, God will reveal why He let things happen. Always remember that His way is better than our way and that His will is beyond our will. Put your trust in Him. And as St Mary of the Cross declares, “We must take things quietly and just do what our good God enables, and no more”.
If you have a choice between being exceptional or kind, be exceptionally kind Blessings.
Mrs Nicky Trinder
2020 Liturgical Theme
We Rise by Lifting Others.
“Above all, maintain constant love for one another" 1 Peter 4:8
This theme calls us to be the best person we can by putting others first and showing them true love. Thank you to our Year 10 students for deciding on such a deep and faithful message to be our guide this year.
Opening School Mass
All families and community members are invited to our Opening School Mass this Friday, 10am. At this mass we will be welcoming our Early Stage 1 and new Yr 7's and well as inducting our 2020 Student Leadership Team.
Parish Weekend Mass:
On Saturday February 8th at 6:00pm our Student Leadership team will lead Saturday night Mass. All are welcome to come and join in this celebration and stay for the BBQ following Mass. Families wishing to stay and enjoy a BBQ with us please contact the school with numbers for catering purposes.
Yours in Faith
Welcome to Sport 2020. The first event will be the school Swimming Carnival this Thursday 6th Feb 2020 at the Cootamundra Town Pool. A note went home with students on Friday with the details.
We are looking for parent assistance for timekeeping on the day. The time slots are 9-12 or 12-2:30. If you are able to assist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Message from Sheree Bush - Canberra Goulburn Sports Coordinator via the Team App.
As you may already be aware (as it is on the Canberra Goulburn Sports Web page and our Facebook page) ALL nominations/registrations for Canberra Goulburn Trials (Primary) and Secondary individual nominations are through the new Catholic Schools NSW website (https://csnsw.sport/) with levy payments to be made at the same time. If your child is selected in the Canberra Goulburn team then they will be progressed to the next level by myself, this means there is no need to re-register for the MacKillop event. You will receive a notification when this happens and be required to log into the system once again to approve your child, pay the levy and purchase any representative items that you require.
Team App will no longer be used for any payments as they will be made at the time of registration.
When selected in a Canberra Goulburn team your Team Manager may wish for you to join the team your child was selected in on this App as it serves for a great communication tool (you will be advised)
To keep up to date and be informed of trial dates, view the complete primary & secondary calendar and information sheets for each of the sports on offer please visit our:
- Canberra Goulburn Sports Webpage; https://sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/ and/or our
- Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/CanberraGoulburnSport/
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Primary C&G Trials for Basketball and Tennis close this Thursday 6th February.
Please note that Primary students (Years 3-6) will be swimming on a Thursday for Sport in Weeks 3, 5 and 6. Week 5 is also the Triathlon. A note will go home with students detailing further information.
Primary Sport Dates
A note went home on the first day, outlining the dates booked for likely PE and Sport sessions at the pool. As with the nature of schools, these dates may need to change. Students will be notified of these changes via their ‘PDHPE’ and ‘Sport at SHC’ google classrooms and on their respective google calendars. Please read the note carefully and return the note to the front office as soon as possible.
A note will go home this week for any students seeking more information regarding the representative sport pathways on offer this year. Please return these by Friday 7th February. Some nominations for sports are due very soon.