Last week Mr Mahon’s Year 7 RE class depicted our Sacred Heart family on the secondary chalk boards. They captured the essence of what our mission at Sacred Heart is; to support each other and grow together. Fr Lolesio talked at length in his opening homily that our community depends on each other but we had a responsibility to grow and be prosperous in our relationships, our talents and our faith. We are indeed a family that rises by lifting others.
Next week will see the beginning of Lent as we prepare for Easter and the special, sacred time of Holy Week. Traditionally we hold our Ash Wednesday Mass at 10am. This is to be followed by Rice Day, where we try to restrict ourselves to eating only one bowl of rice for the day and share the experience that many children around the world live every day. More details will be sent home next week.
As this is also the last Wednesday of the month we will shift our first Community Breakfast to Tuesday 25 February and share in pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at 8am. It will also be the first uniform free day for the year. Normal uniform expectations of sunsafe and appropriate clothing still apply (especially if you require leather shoes for TAS or sports shoes for PE). Project Compassion boxes will also be sent home to each family as a way of generously supporting Caritas and appreciating all the blessings we often take for granted.
Last Friday Ms Kaitlin Hudson (3NGA) was inducted as an Early Career Teacher into the Canberra Goulburn diocese. Kaitlin, along with many other new career teachers were recognised as being important to the future and viability of our Catholic schools and we are blessed to have such inspiring young teachers make a commitment to their vocation of teaching. Monsignor Woods spoke of teaching as a calling to serve and recognised that all our teachers have a mission to lead young people in their faith and education. We are indeed blessed to have such an amazing teaching staff and please continue to pray for our teachers that they maintain the stamina and passion in what they do every day.
Congratulations to all our Primary swimmers who competed in Harden yesterday at the Western Region carnival. We were only narrowly defeated as the Champion School by St Mary’s, Young. Please take the time to read the Sport Report from Mrs Litchfield that recognises our swimmers. People in attendance were impressed with the enthusiasm and participation of all our swimmers and we will send a strong contingent onto the Narooma Carnival in a couple of weeks.
Thank you to all our Year 10 parents and students who came along last night to the Information Session regarding Year 10 ROSA expectations and other pertinent details for the important year ahead. If you missed the evening please make contact Ms Marsay who put together the excellent presentation for all the relevant information including the invaluable assessment booklet. Mrs Kathy Holding also spoke briefly at the end of the evening about the pathway to Stage 6 at Hennessy. She is very keen to strengthen the ties between our school and Young as a viable, preferable and doable option for Years 11 and 12. Traditionally our students have been very settled and successful in their senior studies and Mrs Holding welcomes anyone who would like more information, a tour or a chat to make contact. The Hennessy Open Day will be held on 26 May and more details will be made available closer to the date.
Every year the Australian Government Department of Education and Training collect student residential addresses for all non-government schools. (Similar information was collected in March 2019, as part of the Government’s requirement to provide additional information which includes the names and residential addresses of parents and/or guardians). Please note that student names will be de-identified. Please read the attached “2020 Student residential and Other Information Collection Notice” advising of the purpose and process of the collection.
This week we strive to ‘Learn, Lead and Live ‘ in all we do at school, to give our very best to rise by lifting others.
Remember if you have to choose between being exceptional or kind, be exceptionally kind!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
Ash Wednesday- Mercy Works Rice Day
Ash Wednesday Mass: 10:00am Wednesday 26th (Week 5)
Ash Wednesday at Lunch Time we will be holding our annual Rice Day lunch. This lunch serves a twofold purpose. Ash Wednesday is traditionally a day of penance where we do an act of self-denial and offer this up to God. We are asking our students to forgo their usual lunch and buy a bowl of rice. The money from this day is given to the Mercy Works Foundation who support the needs of children in some of the poorest parts of our world. The lunch also provides the students with a sense of walking in the shoes of a child from a developing country who only gets one bowl of rice to eat for a day. This exercise in empathy also allows our students to recognise how blessed we are to have what we do – plenty of food, an education, freedom and safety. In 2017 Sr Frances Fitzpatrick and Sr Angela Jordan came and spoke to the students about what Mercy Works does around the world. They spoke about how through “Ordinary Means, Extraordinary Results” can happen. That even our small donations can make a difference.
Please support our Rice Day – a bowl of rice for $2. The tuckshop will be closed at lunchtime and no lunch orders will be available. Drinks however, will be available. If your child is unable to eat rice, please notify his/her teacher in writing. If your child has particular nutritional needs, please follow their usual program. For our younger students – parents can use their discretion for their food intake.
Infant Parish Weekend Mass:
Infants Weekend Mass 7th March. All families and students are welcome to attend.
Burning Branches Liturgy:
On Tuesday 25th February at 2:45pm the school will celebrate the Liturgy of the burning branches. At this liturgy, the Palm Sunday branches from last year will be blessed and burned to create the ashes for this year’s Ash Wednesday
Yours in Faith
|Lincoln Childs||William Manwaring|
|Ella Clark||Ella Sannazzaro|
|Zoe Lake||Reuben Smith|
|Ava Sannazzaro||Angus Holihan|
|Beau Northey||Sophie Sanazzaro|
|Patrick Crawford||Taylah Rees|
|Lucy Shields||Zane Lange|
|Angus Hunt||Lucy Paterson|
|Shirley Bear||Star of the Week|
|Maleiah -Kaneesha Penith||Selby Wheeler|
|Secondary House Points Winner|
Saturday 21st March 2020
Jobs involve replacing the soft fall under play equipment, gardening and some general clearning.
A reminder to parents that Term 1 school fees are due by Friday 6th March. This due date only applies to those families who don't have a direct debit arrangement.
The following forms need to be returned asap
Student Informatin Check list
Congratulations to the primary students who competed in the Western Region Swimming Carnival yesterday in Harden. All students should be very proud of their efforts. Each student made a personal best time in one or more events!
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who supported students throughout the day and thank you to the parents who were timekeepers.
We have 19 students who will go on to compete at the Archdiocesan Carnival in Narooma on Monday 2nd March. Students will receive a note today regarding online nominations.
Due to track damage at Fisher Park, Primary will be having a biathlon this year (swim and run). A note went home last week regarding the biathlon that is being held next Thursday 27th February (Week 5). Students are required to bring their swimming gear (including $2.50 pool entry money). All students must also have 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 in week 1 for any students seeking more information regarding the representative sport pathways on offer this year. Please see Mrs Gale for more information.
Congratulations to the students who made the next level of swimming for the Secondary Archdiocesan carnival.
Declan Brown, Charlotte Campbell, Isobel Cram, Mackenzie Gale, Sarah Harris, Caleb Jones, Amarli Kelleher, Evie Leahy, Ryan Peacey, Bridget Sharman, Emily Annetts, Georgia Harris, Harvey Hines, Brock Holder, Toby Lawson, Emma Shields, Xanthe Tozer, Matilda Coggan, Sam Gash, Jed Guthrie, Grace Hoey, Cassandra Mays, Alexandria Oliver, Abbey Gammon, Harvey Holt, Elliot Paterson, Alex Smith
Notes were handed out last week and need to be returned ASAP. Please read the following important notice about registration and payment for the carnival.
Secondary Triathlon - Now a Biathlon
Due to track damage and repairs at Fisher Park, Secondary will be having a biathlon this year (swim and run). A note will go home soon regarding the event that is being held Friday 6th March (Week 6) during normal sport time. Students are required to wear their normal sport uniform and runners, as well as bring their swimming gear (including $2.50 pool entry money).