Dear St Anne's Community,
It was great to see all the students on Wednesday and I hope that they all had a nice break from school. Term 4 has begun well and the students look settled and ready for the final term of the 2021 school year. This term we welcome two new staff members and welcome back two others. A warm welcome to our new teachers Mr Christopher Wendt (Wood/Metal Teacher) and Mrs Sharon Hope (Vision Specialist Teacher). They both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to St Anne's and I look forward to being able to introduce them to you in person at some stage. It is nice to have Mrs Miller and Mrs Overs back from Maternity leave as well.
Thank you to all our parents for your support with the COVID restrictions, we appreciate it.
I would also like to welcome Grace Jowringo and her family to our school. Grace started in Kindergarten this term and she moved along with her family to Temora last week. I thank the lovely kindergarten students for the great hospitality they have shown Grace already.
Next week, you will receive important information about the Compass Parent Portal. The Parent Portal is an online portal that allows you to interact with the school and access up-to-date information. You will receive individual login details. You will be able to enter absence notes and communicate with your child's teacher. There are many other functions that we will introduce once restrictions are gone, such as the excursion permission part. Keep an eye out for this on Friday 15 October.
Our school counsellor Samantha Price has resigned from Catholic Care. We will be informed of her replacement in the coming weeks. Danielle Hudson will continue to support us one day a week, should your child require some assistance.
Please keep sending in any absence notes that you may have for your child's absences.
We are always looking for new members for our Community Council. The next meeting is on Tuesday 12 Ocotber, 7pm at the Temora Hotel. Come along and I promise you will not walk out with any jobs to do. It would be great to have you on board.
‘Lights of Hope’ by Afremov Studio
Prayer about Hope
Planting in Hope, Nurturing in Love
Lord, we rejoice in the hope of the resurrection, and all that it promises for our lives. We thank you for the gift of this new day - an opportunity for us to grow in love as your Son's disciples, rooted in hope by the grace of his risen life. May all that we do help us to foster this same love and hope in the lives of those we serve. We make this prayer to you in the name of Jesus, the Lord.
And now, let us be attentive to God’s word.
A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans (Romans 15:13)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
As we slowly begin to experience the opportunity of reconnection and and are starting to regain some normality in our lives, we are filled with so much hope. It is a time for us to be truly thankful for and to embrace each new opportunity.
So much of what we do in Catholic schools is rooted in the gift of Christian hope. Hope is more than optimism. It is that unshakeable confidence that has been ingrained into our hearts and souls by being joined with the crucified and risen Jesus. Hope moves us to strive for the Gospel’s higher ideals and to teach each other to do the same. Hope tells us that loving relationships are worth building and that gifts are meant for sharing. We know this because Christ himself has bound us to one another in relationship as members of his body and furnished us with the gifts of his Spirit to share in love, just as he has loved us. At the end of each day, we can look back at the many seeds we have sown. Some will germinate quickly, and others much later than we are able to see or understand. As disciples of the risen Lord, we labour confidently onward, sowing in hope, nurturing in love, for a harvest beyond our imagining that will come due in God’s time.
We keep the Year 4 students in our prayers as they begin their preparation for the upcoming Sacrament of First Eucharist. This year we have 19 candidates preparing to revive the Sacrament.
The First Eucharist Retreat Day is still scheduled for Wednesday November 3rd 9:10-3:20pm in St Joseph's hall (for all of Year 4)
The Sacrament of First Eucharist is scheduled for Thursday 4th November 6pm at Sacred Heart Church.
A reminder that your child’s Library day is:
Please remind your child to return their Library books on these days so that they can take new ones home.
Issue #7 of Book Club has been sent home this week.
All payments are to be made online via LOOP. Cash is no longer accepted.
Visit scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app.
Book Club orders are due by 20th October.
Primary Awards - Weeks 9 & 10, Term 3
Kindergarten - Evelyn Tait for excellent story writing and challenging herself to write more. Aiden Roberts for his effort to write neatly. Bailey Bickham for completing his work to the best of his ability. Peyton Wiencke for great work in Library. Phillipa Gibbs for completing all activities to the best of her ability. Thomas Harris for a great return to school after remote learning.
Yr 1 - Audrey Wallace for always trying hard to challenge herself in her writing. Ned Hale for working hard to improve his reading fluency. Evie Keith for always trying her best in meets and in her work. Ron Arun for his impressive understanding of place value to help him add 3 digit numbers. Ari Bryon for attempting to independently extend her writing. Jackson Parry for trying his best to stay focussed and listen.
Yr 2 - Abby Watts for her commitment to completing her online work at a high level. Clancy Gibbs for the effort he has made to complete all his online work to a high standard. Joey Guymer for having fun and working well with others with all his online work. Edie Bett for her amazing and creative online play. Nate Swanston for his efforts in Reading and Maths. Adeleine Ward for making right choices in the classroom.
Yr 3 - Georgie O'Connor for creating some wonderful writing. Ayden George for showing great maturity and responsibility working under Grandpa's supervision. Elsie Keith for being a patient and polite member of the teams meetings. Hannah Pham for showing wonderful organisational and time management skills to complete work. Brooke Gilchrist for showing great courage and resilience this term.
Yr 4 - Harvey Drumore for diligently completing set tasks and taking on feedback. Liam Oliver for excellent work and responses in Science. Livvy Blackwell for always being willing to help others. Imogen Baldock a fantastic effort with her Ken Done inspired artwork. Matthias Lancaster for excellent comprehension of our class book 'Tom Appleby ' Convict Boy'. Georgia Gibbs for being a friendly, helpful member of Year 4.
Yr 5 - George Morton for interesting research questions for informative text writing. Eliana Orbita for great responses in Religion relating to Mary MacKillop. Lani Summerfield for displaying lots of happiness habits. Macey Coddington for her commitment in achieving good results. Will Maxwell for taking on teacher feedback to improve quality of work. George Morton for his fantastic contributions in well-being lessons all term.
Yr 6 - Isobelle Crawford for an excellent effort to complete working during remote learning. Annabelle Palmer for commitment to achieving good results. Layla Paki for applying maximum effort in perservering in all KLA's while remote learning. Jack King for amazing work in Maths. Archer Gaynor for asking great questions in Literacy. Jonte Reid for being a great friend.
Secondary Awards - Week 10, Term 3
Yr 7 - Joseph Collins for great effort in Science. Scarlett Connellan for great effort in texture task in Art. Lizzie Cooper for excellent work on felted sheep and accompanying folio in Tech. Abigail Darrington for great effort to catch up and complete felted sheep task and folio in Tech. Eloise Haigh for great effort in texture task in Art. Jimmie Harper for great effort in texture task in Art. Mitchell Hartwig for pleasing improvement in Science tasks. Maisy McCrone for great effort in texture task in Art. Jett Nguyen for great effort in Science. Lillian Oliver for excellent work on felted sheep and accompanying folio in Tech.
Yr 8 - Alexia Lancaster for excellent work on felted sheep and accompanyion folio in Tech. Evie West for excellent work on felted sheep and accompanying folio.
Yr 9 - Bea Balon for pleasing 'History of the Atom' presentation in Science. Sharn Ferguson for excellent results in 'Hamilton' tasks and pleasing 'History of the Atom' presentation in Science. Daniel Hirt for pleasing 'History of the Atom' presentation in Science. Lily Reinhold for pleasing 'History of the Atom' presentation in Science. William Scott for pleasing 'History of the Atom' presentation in Science. Myra West for excellent results in 'Hamilton' task in Drama and pleasing 'History of the Atom' presentation in Science.
Yr 10 - Harrison Bush for pleasing effort in Science tasks. Matthew Durham for pleasing effort in Science tasks. James Godde for pleasing effort in Science tasks. Jed Reardon for pleasing effort in Science tasks. Peter Thompson for pleasing effort in Science tasks.
Special mention to the Stage 5 Elective Art Class - all commended for independence, commitment and achievement in less than ideal circumstances for creating major works.
Last term whilst in isolation, the Secondary Well Being Team set some ‘ISO Challenges’. There were some very impressive entries and the winning entries are below.
Photography - Jimmie Harper & Guinevere Drumore
Cooking - Scarlett Minchin & Zoe Bent
Monday 6th December - Team 4 - Angela Gilchrist, Amber Crawford, Kerissa Reardon, Rochelle Caldwell
Monday 13th December - Team 5 - Meg Morton, Ali McCrone, Carissa Bett