Last week we celebrated our Opening School Mass and inducted our new Student leadership Team for 2020. Our new school leaders Piper Scott and Will English were impressive in their opening speech to the student body. I have included their speech for those who did not get to hear it. It captures beautifully all that is wonderful about our Sacred Heart students and the aspirations they have to support and help others.
We are privileged to represent Sacred Heart as 2020 leaders.
The theme Year 10 have chosen to represent themselves is “We rise by lifting others. As a year group, whether we have been here from kindy, started in Year 7 or even joined as recently as last year, we have always been a group that has had each other’s back and supported each other. This theme represents our call as leaders and our responsibility to put each other first - to lead by example and to encourage others to be more and achieve more.
Whether that is encouraging and supporting others in the classroom, assisting others on the sporting field or going out of our way to include others on the playground Year 10 vow to ‘rise by lifting others’. So…. if at any time you find yourself in need, please find us, or any of our Year 10 peers and we will do our best to help you rise.
Along with our personal creed we also selected scripture that fits our vision and our hopes for this final year at Sacred Heart. This year's scripture is from Peter 1 chapter 4 verse 8 “Above all maintain constant love for one another” while loving each other constantly can be a challenge we encourage our fellow Year 10s and all students from kinder onwards to treat each other with kindness and respect.
We aspire to be more like Christ in accepting others and including others. This year we are looking forward to our chance to develop the great legacy of Sacred Heart along with our House Leaders and fellow Year 10s. Last year the Year 10s encouraged you to dream bigger, this year we encourage you to help others achieve their dreams.
In response I spoke about the privilege that it is indeed to come to Sacred Heart.
We are so incredibly fortunate to come to Sacred Heart each day where we are safe, encouraged, nurtured, supported and valued. I feel that every day when I come to school and it is my job to make sure that everyone feels the same way about our school.
That is what I want for our students; to recognise the privilege it is to be part of this school, to recognise all that it can do for them and they in turn can do for it! A school is a community of diverse people who all bring their own gifts to make it a better place. However, on the flip side they get to take away so much more than they could ever give, if they are open to all the challenges and opportunities that we can provide.
Our school wide vision to Learn, Lead and Live is the overarching idea that motivates us each day. We have a responsibility to Learn, not just academic lessons but how to be a better person so that we can Lead others in making the world a better place and to Live in that vein, striving to be the best version of ourselves. This whole notion of making Sacred Heart a better place is what this year’s theme is all about - giving to others and helping them to achieve their goals, which then ultimately means we become better people too. The challenge for everyone is to always aspire to think of others first, to pay forward the kindness and gifts we are given. If someone does something nice for you or treats you in a way that makes you feel good about yourself then you aim to share that with someone else. We are so blessed and fortunate to be in this community and whether you enjoy everything about school or not we must heed the words of the gospel to love one another - not always an easy task but one that yields much fruit and endures.
Congratulations to all our student who participated in the Annual Swimming Carnival. It was a very successful day supremely organised by Mrs Litchfield and Mrs Gale to run smoothly and to time. We thank all our parents and staff who assisted throughout the day. Many records were broken that have stood for many years and it was a fitting De La Salle team who took home the trophy. Surely next year it will be O’Shaughnessy’s turn to lift the trophy aloft.
Tonight 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 went 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.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. If you have a choice between being exceptional or kind, be exceptionally kind.
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Opening School Mass
Our Opening School Mass was a wonderful celebration of the start to the new school year. Our new school student leadership team lead the Mass reverently and with great confidence.
Parish Weekend Mass:
On Saturday Student Leadership team lead Saturday night Mass. Our students proclaimed beautifully the word of the Lord and engaged fully in the mass. We also had a lovely family and parish gathering following Mass.
Yours in Faith
|Primary Assembly Awards T1 W2|
|Sam Clark||Jaxson Shaw|
|Jimmy Last||Thomas Shields|
|Leo Sutherland||Polly Manwaring|
|Liam Drum||Emily Monaghan|
|Malakhi Wilson||Lucas Walker|
|Joshua Harris||Isabella Ward|
|Macey Bryant||Sophie Roberts|
|Cameron Sargent||Ella Clark|
|Primary Assembly Awards T1 W3|
|Kai Singleton||Scarlett Lange|
|Harper Wooderson||Clancy O'Toole|
|Beth Adams||George Clark|
|Thomas Hazlett||Eli Slattery-Jones|
|Joshua Ismay||Harvey Fitzgerald|
|Indya Collins||Paige Emery|
|Ashlee Peacey||Jake Winsor|
|Declan Emery||Henry Hazlett|
|3W||Star of the Week|
|Remika-May Penrih||Dusty-Rose Douglas|
A school working bee is scheduled for Saturday 21st March at 10.00am
Jobs involve replacing the soft fall, gardening and some general cleaning.
P & F AGM
Monday 9th March 2020
at 6pm in the school Library
A wonderful start to the 2020 sporting year with our Swimming Carnival held last Thursday. Congratulations to all students for their participation at the carnival. Thank you to our staff members and parents and carers who supported us throughout the day.
We congratulate all teams for their efforts in the pool and also for encouraging their teammates. Mercy received the Spirit Cup and De La Salle were the overall champions!
Primary students who qualified for the Western Region Carnival will swim in Harden next Monday, 17th February. We wish them all the best for next Monday.
2020 Age Champions
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 Soccer close this Friday 14th February.
Students in Years 3-6 are swimming for sport this Thursday. Please ensure that students come to school with their swimming gear (including a rash top), towel, $2.50 entry money, drink bottle and a hat.
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 went home last week for any students seeking more information regarding the representative sport pathways on offer this year. Please see Mrs Gale for more information.