- Term 2 Important Dates
- Principal's Report
- REC News
- Yr 3 News
- Yr 7 News
- Secondary Taster Day
- St Anne's 2022 Information Night and Open Day Tours
- Building Works & Maintenance
- Help Needed
- Stephen Bleyer Cup
- Mortimer Shield
- Paul Kelly Cup Photos
- MacKillop AFL Trials
- Mother's Day Stall
- Mother's Day
- Temora High School Mental Health Presentation
Tuesday 27th April - Mortimer Shield (Yr 5 & 6)
Wednesday 28th April - Secondary Taster Day 10-2pm (Yr 6)
Friday 30th April - Canberra Excursion (Yr 9 & 10)
Monday 3rd May - CG Touch Selections Canberra
Tuesday 4th May - Secondary Small Schools Knockout Tumut
Tuesday 4th May - Kinder 2022 Info Night 6.30pm (via Zoom)
Tuesday 4th May - Yr 7 2022 Info Night 7.00pm (via Zoom)
Wednesday 5th May - Open Day Tours 12-1pm and 4-5pm
Friday 7th May - Mother's Day Liturgy 12 noon
Tuesday 11th - Monday 17th May - NAPLAN
Thursday 13th May - Reconciliaton Retreat Day (Yr 3)
Thursday 13th May - Reconciliation 6.00pm (Yr 3)
Monday 17th May - Confirmation Parent Info Meeting 7pm
Friday 21st May - Yr 3-10 Athletics Carnival
Sunday 23rd May - Confirmation Enrolment at Mass 10am
Tuesday 25th May - CG Cross Country Mt Stromlo Canberra
Saturday 29th May - Confirmation Enrolment at Mass 6pm
Monday 31st May - CG Rugby Union Trials
Thursday 10th & 11th June - Yr 10 Retreat Warrambui
Dear St Anne's Community,
I hope that you were able to find some time with family and friends over the recent two week break and that your Easter was a happy and holy one.
Term 2 has started really well, with our students looking very neat and tidy in their winter uniform. I spoke with students on Monday about the importance of uniform and that it is a valuable tool in preparing ourselves for learning. When we make the extra effort and discipline to wear our uniform correctly and look neat and tidy, it generally presents as positive work habits in the classroom. It is expected that students will tuck in their shirts when they go into class or at assemblies or events. We have also been drawing attention to haircuts recently and the need for hair to be tied back if it is below the collar.
This week we had 4 staff members begin their High Impact Teaching Practice modules as part of the Catalyst program that Catholic Education are rolling out. Miss Jamieson, Mr Turner, Mrs Collins and Ms Tame all participated in two days of professional readings and webinars as part of this. There will be future dates across the rest of the year where these staff members will be absent from school to complete further modules. I thank them for their dedication and willingness to take this on.
Congratulations to Mrs Nicole Miller on the recent birth of Elvie Mae Miller. We wish them all the best as they settle into their new family life.
Our sincere condolences go out to Mr Tait and his family on the recent passing of his step father. Mr Tait was away on leave Week 10 and he is away this week also, to spend time with his family. We pray that they are able to find strength and peace at this difficult time.
I wish all our families a prosperous Term 2.
Anzac Day Mass
The Parish is requesting children to volunteer to be part of the ANZAC Day Parish Mass Service on the 25th April at 10.00am.
Jobs include flag bearers, hat bearers and altar servers. We are still in need of some volunteers of flag bearers and altar servers.
The Mass will commence at 10.00am this Sunday and we would like your child to wear their winter school uniform. The children volunteering are asked to meet Mrs Collins at the Sacred Heart Church at 9.45am and to sit together during Mass.
If your child/ren would like to volunteer for any of these jobs, please contact Mrs Collins via email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible or leave a message at the front office. You will receive a reply email or phone call to confirm your child’s involvement.
Are you able to please help sew?
This year we are fortunate to be able to celebrate Confirmation for the Year 6 and 7 students. Given that this is a such a large group I am in need of some volunteers to sew stoles ready for the students to be able to place symbols on for their Confirmation stoles.Whether you have a sewing machine and feel that you may be able to help sew; you can sew if a machine can be found for you to use; or if you are able to help cut out some felt patches in preparation ready for the students we would love to hear from you. We would be very grateful for your assistance. Please email Mrs Collins at email@example.com if you are able to assist in any way.
Upcoming RE Dates:
Sacrament of Reconciliation Dates
Retreat Day: Thursday May 13th in St Joseph’s Hall
Sacrament: Thursday May 13th at 6pm
Sacrament of Confirmation Dates
Information will be sent home in the coming days with details about this program.
Parent Formation Night: Monday 17th May 7pm in St Joseph's Hall
Rite of Enrolment Masses: Sunday 23rd May 10am or Saturday 29th May
Retreat Day: Monday 21st June in St Joseph's Hall (Yr 6&7 combined)
Year 7 Sacrament of Confirmation: Wednesday 23rd June 6pm
Year 6 Sacrament of Confirmation: Thursday 24th June 6pm
Year 10 Overnight Retreat Warrambui June 10th and 11th. Details will be sent out to families soon.
It is extremely exciting that we have our Stage 5 students (Years 9 & 10) who are completing a unit about Youth Ministry this term. It is wonderful that the Stage 5 students will be helping to lead sections of the Confirmation program and a Year 7 Retreat this term. They students are very excited to be involved and keen to help lead by sharing their faith.
What a whirlwind term Term 1 was. It came and went so quickly, but we did heaps!! In Art we focused on creating portraits; self-portraits, "Picasso styled" self-portraits and portraits of Mary MacKillop - it proved, the more you practise the better you get!!
This term in Creative Arts we are focusing on pitch in music, using every parent's favorite musical instrument, the recorder! Be sure to ask for your child's rendition of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", very soothing!
We did preparation for NAPLAN last term and will continue to do so over the next few weeks, focusing on various text types in Literacy, Spelling and Numeracy. In Religion we studied the history of the Catholic Church in Australia and our parish and this term we are preparing for our Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Thankfully sport has returned and after a term of swimming we are now preparing for Mortimer Shield, NSW Cup Netball and our annual Athletics Carnival this term.
In HSIE we have been learning about Aboriginal life before the arrival of the First Fleet and this term we will focus on early colonial life in NSW. Last term in Science we learnt about packaging and the materials used to pack items safely and efficiently.
Looking forward to a quieter Term 2!!! Yeah right!!!
Thinking hard about what song to play for music
This week in music we have been listening to and learning about traditional and contemporary Aboriginal music.
Also Yr 7 have been introduced to the ukulele, “and I got a lump in my throat cause you’re gonna sing the words wrong….”
In science we have been learning to use our microscopes. Focusing can be tricky.
The years 1 and 2 classrooms received new carpet and pin board walls over the holidays (They look amazing). The brick walls were also painted a nice snowgum colour. Thank you to John Goode for his work in preparing these rooms. The years 7, 8 and 9 classrooms also received new pinboard walls, with the painting to come at a later stage.
Over the holidays, Dean Guymer set about fixing our storm water issues. He dug in a number of new pipes connecting the down pipes off the Church and Hall, as well as some of our COLAS. We thank Dean for his advice and service.
The electricity upgrade work is well underway. Alan Rands electrical installed new equipment and prepared the school for Inland Power to put up new poles and the 315Kva Transformer. We also thank Alan and all of his workers for their support and service.
St Anne's has purchased a beautiful new set of decodable readers and we'd love some help to cover them. If you have any time today, tomorrow, or next week please call in to the office. We have set up an area in the Library so feel free to bring along a group of friends. All help is appreciated.
St Anne’s Year 5/6 boys competed in the annual Stephen Bleyer Cup Gala Day on the 1st April last term. In very warm conditions the boys played against Temora Public 1 and 2 teams going down 25-19 in a close tussle and winning the other game comfortably 24-12. Thanks to Kris Dunstan who prepared the boys for the day, with many AFL and League boys, his training was very much appreciated and the boys did very well.
St Anne's will participate in the annual Mortimer Shield in Temora next Tuesday 27th April at Aldridge Park. St Anne's Tag Red will play at 10am and 10.45am, Tag Blue team will play at 10am and 11.30am and the boys team will play at 10am and 11.30am . A kiosk will be available on the day and we wish all teams the best of luck.
Yesterday Naish Oliver, Noah Harper and Will Scott trialled at the MacKillop AFL trials in Wagga Wagga along with 120 other boys! They all played very well and were great sports.
Monday 26th April - Lisa Van Egmond, Danielle Haigh
Monday 3rd May - Angela Gilchrist, Amber Bett, Kerissa Reardon, Rochelle Caldwell
Monday 10th May - Meg Morton, Ali McCrone, Carissa Bett
Monday 17th May - Sally Cassidy, El Warren, Marna Crawford
Monday 24th May - Atalie Perry, Carly Bickham, Andrea Cartwright
Monday 31st May - Mai Pham, Kirsty Oliver, Liz Oliver, Kerin O'Connor