Friday 7th May - Mother's Day Lunch & Liturgy 11.10am & 12 noon
Tuesday 11th - Monday 17th May - NAPLAN
Thursday 13th May - Reconciliaton Retreat Day 9.10-3.20pm (Yr 3)
Thursday 13th May - Reconciliation 6.00pm (Yr 3)
Thursday 20th May - Confirmation Parent Info Meeting 7pm
Friday 21st May - Kinder 2022 Orientation 9-10am
Friday 21st May - Yr 3 - Yr 10 Athletics Carnival
Friday 21st May - Infants 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
Friday 18th June - Kinder 2022 Orientation 9-10am
Monday 21st June - Confirmation Retreat Day (Yr 6 & 7)
Tuesday 22nd June - Mortimer Shield Finals Wagga Wagga
Tuesday 22nd June - Primary NSW Netball Cup (Yr 3-6)
Wednesday 23rd June - Sacrament of Confirmation (Yr 7) 6pm
Thursday 24th June - Sacrament of Confirmation (Yr 6) 6pm
Friday 25th June - Last day Term 2
Dear St Anne's Community,
Welcome once again to our fortnightly school newsletter. School newsletters are an important part of communication with the community and we appreciate you taking the time to read and catch up on the latest "St Anne's" news.
NAPLAN 2021 (WEEK 4)
Once again the NAPLAN testing program will be conducted in our school next Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th. All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 (unless they are exempt) will complete the literacy and numeracy tests along with their nationwide peers. It essentially provides information for schools on the different literacy and numeracy skills that are demonstrated and allows schools to recognise strengths and weaknesses in the student cohort. We strive to ensure that it is as stress less as possible for the students and hope that the students endeavour to do their best in the different tests. Once again this year, the testing will be online. We ask that all students get a good nights rest before each test and that they eat a solid breakfast.
We continue to highlight attendance as a means to improve student outcomes and for building lifelong skills. Please contact your child's homeroom/classroom teacher if you have any issues or challenges around attendance.
We are very excited about the introduction of a new School Administration System (Compass) at our school. Compass will let our school manage and automate a range of processes through one platform. Compass will, over time, allow us to manage the following functions in this platform; Attendance, Events, Student Wellbeing, Parent Portal, Student Reporting. To begin with, we will start by marking attendance from the beginning of Term 3 and then work up to using the other functions. I look forward to communicating more information to you as we transition to using Compass.
We continue to have a number of Staff Development courses running in the school. Over the past week, we had our staff work with Catholic Education representatives on developing the new Religous Education curriculum. At times, your child will have various relief teachers, which allows our staff to conduct these development courses. I can assure you that the students continue their normal program with minimal changes.
Last weekend, the electricity upgrade continued. The most exciting part for us as a school, was the removal of the annoying power pole and lines next to the toilet block.
We are still in search of a Canteen Manager for our school canteen. If you are interested or know of someone who is, please contact the school.
Police Liaison Visit
Years 3-10 listened to a presentation from the Police Liaison officers this week, regarding Cyber Safety. Some very important safety tips were passed on.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all our wonderful Mothers. I hope you have a great day this Sunday.
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
***Please note that there has been a change to the Parent Information evening - this is now on Thursday May 20th (the same week but a few days later) due to an unavoidable clash in dates. We apologise for any difficulties this may cause.***
The information will be sent home/emailed out tomorrow with details about this program. Apologies for the delay caused by the date change.
Parent Formation Night: Thursday 20th 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
Altar server training
Please email Mrs Collins if you would like your child to be involved in the parish as an altar server. Any child who has celebrated their First Eucharist is eligible to become an altar server. An instruction booklet and practices will be provided for them as well as being placed on the parish roster with a mentor server who is experienced and able to support them in their training. Please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as booklets have been handed out and training is starting.
In Year 2 this week we have been studying Fractions and Decimals. The students have been using concrete materials to recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections. We do this by folding and cutting 2D shapes, then we divide and group collections of objects. We learn to write the fractions as words and as numerals.
The athletics carnival date has been set for Friday 21st May and we require parent helpers to assist with the field events. If you are able to help for some time in any field event, please complete the form below and return it to the office ASAP:
I am able to assist with high jump, long jump, discus or shot put from 9.30am to 12noon or 12noon to 2.30pm (Please circle your choices of event and time).
Name:_____________________________ alternately you can contact Mark Hughes on 0428772053 or office on 69771011.
The annual Mortimer Shield carnival was held in Temora last Tuesday with St Anne’s fielding tow Tag teams and one boys league team. In beautiful conditions all three sides once again did themselves and the school proud with their skill and sportsmanship.
The girls Red Tag team played four games, winning three and suffering one loss. Their players of the day were Lani McCrone and Annabelle Wiencke.
The girls Blue Tag team wone one, drew one and lost two. Their players of the day were Lana King and Issie Crawford.
The boys league team won all three of their games and will progress to the finals in Wagga in Week 10 this term. Their players of the day were Carus Gray and George Morton.
Thanks to Mrs Maxwell who coached both tag teams and Mr Hughes who coached the boys and many thanks to the many parent and family who came along to support the teams.
Congratulations to Lenny Lancaster who has been selected in the Canberra-Goulburn Touch team who will compete at St Mary's Sydney, next week, for possible MacKillop selection. Lenny has also qualified to represent Western region at the Canberra-Goulburn cross country selection at Mt Stromlo on 25th May.
Congratulations to Grace McCrone, Immy Baldock and George Morton who will also compete at Mt Stromlo for possible Canberra-Goulburn cross country selection. We wish them all the very best of luck.
Kinder - Winfred Puertos, Billy Bush, Bailey Bickham
Yr 1 - Jackson Parry, Ned Hale, Evie Keith
Yr 2 - Annabelle Gray, Nate Swanston, Ava Crawford
Yr 3 - Aiden George, Lilah Caldwell, Barney Taylor
Yr 4 - Georgia Gibbs, Brodie Gray, Billy Townsend
Yr 5 - Michael Kreyts, Max Drenovski, Amber Haigh
Yr 6 - Layla Paki, Jonte Reid, Amelia Cooper
Kinder - Skyla Morton, Bodhi Reardon, Harrison Pham
Yr 1 - Ron Arun, Olive Coddington, Hayden Pham
Yr 2 - Yana Balinksa, Molly Townsend, Noah Miles
Yr 3 - Kayla Block, Billy Cassidy, Charlie Minchin
Yr 4 - Harry Swanston, Liam Oliver, Livvy Blackwell
Yr 5 - Eliana Orbita, Macy Coddington, Charlie Cooper
Yr 6 - Isobelle Crawford, Archer Gaynor, Jack King
Nate Swanston & Eliana Orbita
Yr 7 - Oscar Bent - great organisational skills in his diary. Joseph Collins - great organisational skills in his diary.
Yr 8 - Lily Guymer - outstanding assessment on vikings.
Yr 10 - Francis Drumore - outstanding creative writing piece in English.
A reminder that Book Club orders are due on Monday, 10th May by 11am please.
How to order:
It would be appreciated if all orders were made and paid for online via LOOP.
To pay by credit card, visit scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app.
Please contact Mrs Kite if you have any questions.
Monday 10th May - Team 5 - Meg Morton, Ali McCrone, Carissa Bett
Monday 17th May - Team 6 - Sally Cassidy, El Warren, Marna Crawford
Monday 24th May - Team 1 - Atalie Perry, Carly Bickham, Andrea Cartwright
Monday 31st May - Team 2 - Mai Pham, Kirsty Oliver, Liz Oliver, Kerin O'Connor
Monday 7th June - Team 3 - Lisa van Egmond, Danielle Haigh
We are accepting cash in the canteen again. Online payment is preferred, however cash will be accepted for snacks and ice blocks for recess and lunch Monday and just lunch on Fridays.