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Friday 3rd December - Whole School St Vincent de Paul Sharing Presentation, 9.00am
Wed 8th, Thur 9th & Fri 10th December - Yr 10 Excursion (in Temora)
Friday 10th December - Infants Certificate Presentation, COLA, 9.00am
Friday 10th December - Yr 3-6 Special Awards, Yr 3-5 Certificates, COLA, 9.15am
Friday 10th December - Yr 6 Celebration Mass, Sacred Heart Church, 11.00am
Monday 13th December - Student's reports sent home via Compass
Tuesday 14th December - Yr 10 Formal Awards, School Hall, 11.00am
Tuesday 14th December - Yr 7-9 Formal Awards, COLA, 12.00pm
Tuesday 14th December - Yr 10 Graduation Mass, 5.30pm followed by dinner at Temora Bowling Club, 7.00pm
Wednesday 15th December - Last Day Term 4
Tuesday 1st February - Students First Day Term 1 2022
Dear St Anne's Community,
Week 7 is nearly complete and we now look to the few remaining weeks left of the 2021 school year and planning of the 2022 school year. It has been another interesting year for education; however, I continue to be impressed with the resilience of the students, staff and community. "It takes a village to raise a child" is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. I believe that St Anne's and the wider school community are doing a great job at this.
In summary (as at 08 November 2021):
- All volunteers and those helping or working at school must show proof of vaccination.
- Masks must be worn indoors by all staff and students in Year 7 and above.
- Masks must be worn correctly covering nose and mouth.
- Teachers will enforce correct mask wearing in all classes and activities held indoors.
- We continue to have the students separated in cohorts as best we can and encourage good hand hygiene and physical distancing where we need to.
- Please continue to supply your child/ren with a drink bottle each day to avoid the need to use bubblers and taps.
- It is still not possible to hold assemblies or presentations with parents in attendance.
Thanks again for your efforts to keep our community safe. Rest assured we are doing as much as we can at school to provide as many opportunities for our students as restrictions allow. This sometimes means last minute changes to plans or alterations to arrangements. Please bear with us as we negotiate the constant communications from Catholic Education and NSW Health. Students and staff will be maintaining normal lessons right up until the end of Week 10, with excursions and pack up occuring in Week 11. Our End of Year Events flyer can be seen further along in this newsletter.
Day Excursions: We are able to arrange day excursions and staff are busy trying to provide an excursion of some kind (in Temora) for students in Week 11.
Community Council: Our final 2021 Community Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th December, 7pm in the Josephite room. If you were unable to attend the last open meeting at the Temora Hotel, please feel free to attend this one.
Compass App: Thank you to everyone that has downloaded and logged onto our Compass Parent Portal. We believe this portal will make life easier for you and your family.
**End of year reports will be released through Compass**
No hard copies will be sent home.
Please contact the school office if you encounter any difficulty or contact the CE helpdesk on 1300 232 448.
Kinder/Year 7 2022 Orientation Day/s: It has been great seeing all of our 2022 Kinder and Year 7 students enjoying their orientation days. Next year, we will have 5 new students joining St Anne's in Year 7.
Altar server training
All children who have received their first Eucharist are eligible to consider becoming an Altar Server in our Parish. If your child is interested in joining the training which started back this week please contact Mrs Collins as soon as possible. The expectation is that each server would be placed on the weekend roster every few weeks. The more servers, the less often. A note will be sent home with interested children for families to nominate their preference of Saturday or Sunday Mass times. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Mrs Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Vincent de Paul Appeal
A note was emailed home during the week requesting families to please support the St Vincent de Paul appeal once again this year. Your support is greatly appreciated. We ask that you please return your family’s donation in an envelope to the school office by Tuesday the 30th November for our Sharing Liturgy in Week 9, where our donation will be given to a representative from St Vincent de Paul.
The SRC representative group of students will be involved in leading the Liturgy and presenting donations on behalf of the school this year. We thank you in anticipation of your continued support of this wonderful local Catholic charity.
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Our congratulations are extended to our Year 4 students who last week made their Sacrament of First Eucharist. The students also prepared beautifully and enjoyed a wonderful day of preparation at their Retreat. We wish them well and know that this precious Sacrament will be a beautiful experience for each of them.
Special thanks to Mrs Kate Harris and Mrs Nicole Miller for preparing our Year 4 class. Special thanks are also extended to Mrs Nola Drum who has again helped to prepare the after school group for our parish and assist in the Mass as sacristan. We also thank Mrs Virginia Bent for her assistance, Guinevere Drumore as altar server and Mai Pham and family for the donation of cupcakes for the candidates. Of course we thank Father Sijo for his constant care and dedication to our children as he has helped them to prepare, particularly by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation yesterday.
Michael Grose wrote recently that old fashioned advice our parents gave might not be so bad after all. (Refer:www.parentingideas.com).
He writes that many so called ‘wellbeing strategies’ are actually based on good neuroscience research:
- Go outside and play: time in natural environments reduces stress, anxiety and promotes relaxation.
- Eat your greens: good gut health assists good mental health.
- Don’t sleep all day: regular routines of sleep and activity in sunlight are proven to be beneficial.
- Take a breath: science tells us that a deep breath activates the para-sympathetic nervous system and promotes calm.
- Everything in moderation: as we get used to digital devices being part of life be sure to make time to be “offline” away from work, drink, food and electronics.
Year 7 2022 had a great time yesterday at their second orientation session. Students showed off their master chef skills in the kitchen, their ability to create with wood in the workshop and their creativity in the art room.
As part of their studies in French, Yr 7 students held an informal fashion show - with commentary in French. Students began by brainstorming ideas about what kind of clothing and accessories they would bring from home to model in front of the class. They familiarized themselves with the language of fashion writers and reviewed fashion shows to showcase their event. They researched the vocabulary (colour, texture, design, etc.) and wrote a descriptive commentary of their outfit, which was read by another classmate as the student walked the runway. The fashion event ended with them showing their style and grace to Madonna’s Vogue.
Issue #8 of Scholastic Book Club was sent home earlier this week. This will be the final Book Club for this year. If you would like to purchase something from the catalogue for your child for Christmas and would like it to be kept a secret, please email Mrs Kite at email@example.com
The due date for Book Club is Monday, 29th November.
A reminder that payments are to be made online via Loop.
End of Year Library Returns
The last week of borrowing from the Library will be during Week 8. All Library Books are to be returned by 2nd December (Week 9). Thank you for your support.
Thank you to our St Anne’s Community Council who made a very generous donation to purchase new furniture for our Library. With their donation along with the money raised from the Book Fair held earlier this year, we have been able to purchase 2 sets of booth seats and 2 tables for our students. The new furniture has already been put to good use by classes and small groups working in the Library and received a ‘thumbs up’ from students (and staff).
In Year 1 Health, we have been learning about the different types of pollution and how these negatively affect our body and our environment. We made different posters to encourage others to stop polluting our environment.
In Maths we have been classifying 3D shapes, focussing on our quick subtraction skills and how they are related to addition and learning how to use a 30cm ruler and 1m ruler. We even made bridges that 1m high or 1m wide.
We are getting towards the end of the year and InitiaLit is starting to wrap up. Last week we had an InitiaLit Olympics to test the skills we have gained from over the year. Each team scored incredibly! Miss Ryan was very impressed!
If you are interested in trialing/representing in any of the following sports in Term One, please see Mr Hughes for details:
9/2/2022 - Touch Southwell Park
11/3/2022 - Cricket venue TBA
1/4/2022 - Under 11's and Open primary rugby League, Open primary netball Canberra
A reminder that to trial in these sports, students need to be of a suitable standard and parents are responsible for taking their child to the trial and subsequent venues if successful.
Kinder - Billy Bush for great effort in Maths. Phillipa Gibbs for great improvement in story writing. Winfred Puertos for expanding his friendship group.
Yr 1 - Hayden Pham for challenging himself to correctly read numbers in the millions. Audrey Wallace for using her time wisely in Religion. Evie Keith for working hard on accepting mistakes and moving on.
Yr 2 - Ava Crawford for working well in her Maths lessons. Jack Crawford for working well in his Maths lessons. Zephanie Lancaster for positive self talk.
Yr 3 - Kayde Brace for showing perseverance with trading subtraction. Kayla Block for working conscientiously in all subject areas. Addie Warren for helping others out without being asked.
Yr 4 - Judd Oliver for his enthusiastic and worthwhile contributions to class discussions. Harry Swanston for his excellent work in Maths on quadilaterals. Oscar Block for his great use of positive of self talk in Wellbeing.
Yr 5 - Shiraz Broad for her positive attitude and happy nature when completing class activities. Darcy Reardon for great results in his Maths assessment. Michael Kreyts for demonstrating resilience when things don't go his way.
Yr 6 - Morgan George for concerted effort to improve her Spelling results. Annabelle Palmer for focused attitude in Maths. Lenny Lancaster for identifying correct reactions to different emotions.
Kinder - Chad O'Connor for improved focus and effort in all areas. Thomas Harris for working hard in storywriting. Frances Moroney for always using beautiful manners and being respectful of her peers.
Yr 1 - Evie Keith for using her quick addition facts to help her Maths. Samuel Moroney for settling in well after his holiday. Ari Bryon for helping her peers in the Initialit Olympics.
Yr 2 - Annabelle Gray for working diligently this week. Joey Guymer for interesting and funny writing. Adele Oliver for being calm when things go wrong.
Yr 3 - Bailey McCormack for displaying a terrific understanding of length and units of measure. Grace McCrone for working well in her group to create a script for their play. Paige Reardon for asking questions and persevering in Maths.
Yr 4 - Livvy Blackwell for excellent work in Writing. Serenity Bron for working hard on her Geography assessment. Benjamin Samaan for taking bigger risks with his learning.
Yr 5 - Robbie Bett for thinking mathematically. Charlie Cooper for working diligently this week. Claire Hartwig for showing resilience and being able to bounce back.
Yr 6 - Carus Gray for an excellent Maths result. Ethan Bett for an amazing Mona Lisa sketch. Amelia Cooper for looking for the positives in any situation.
Yr 8 - Mitchell Dunstan for great effort and application in Geography. Nino Matanguihan for great application to Maths tasks. Rachael Thompson for excellent contribution to Geography discussions.
Yr 9 - Daniel Hirt for showing excellent growth with his Maths.
Yr 10 - Harrison Bush for working consistently in Religion. Francis Drumore for working consistently in Religion. Jed Reardon for great application to Maths tasks.
Yr 7 - Alice Fogarty for taking active role in discussions in Geography. Jimmie Harper for great work in French. Maisy McCrone for a great survey in Geography. Matilda Reardon for excellent and creative work in English.
Yr 8 - Kayde Carney for making a great start on his Religion assessment. Guinevere Drumore for a great recital of poetry in English. Alexia Lancaster for saving a life in First Aid. Malle Morton for an entertaining poetry recital in English. Rachael Thompson for making amazing growth in Maths. Milly van Egmond for achieving 400% growth with her Maths. For saving a life in First Aid. For a well chosen poem to recite in English. For making a great start on her Religion assessment. Evie West for achieving 400% growth with her Maths. For a well rehearsed poetry recital in English.
Yr 9 - Zoe Bent for her excellent application to all Maths tasks. Darcy Gaynor for an outstanding effort in English.
Yr 10 - Lachlan Crawford for outstanding effort in English. For early preparation for his Geography exam. Jed Reardon for consistent effort in Religion.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help on our canteen on a Monday, the occasional Tuesday or for an hour (10.30am to 11.30am) on a Friday. Please contact our canteen manager, Belinda on 0412 142166 if you can help out.