- Important Dates Term 4
- End of Year Events
- From the Principal
- RE News
- SRC Representatives 2022
- Playground Upgrade
- Primary Awards
- Secondary Awards
- Yr 7 Orientation
- Yr 6 News
- Library News
- Primary Sport Dates Term 1 2022
- Colour Run
- Visit from Vision Australia
- Craft Supplies Wanted
- School Reports
- St Anne's Online Raffle
- Canteen Roster
- Helpers Needed!
- Looking After Your Mental Health
- Platform Y School Holiday Actvities
- 2022 School Fees
- Yrs 7-10 Enrolling Now
- Enrolling Now
- Vacation Care
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,
This will be our last newsletter for the year. I would like to thank Virginia Bent for all the work that she puts into preparing our newsletter, it is appreciated. I would also like to thank all of you for another great year. COVID has kept us on our toes again, but we have adapted and moved on with our daily business.
I am looking forward to our end of year Masses and Presentation assemblies. It will be great to have the opportunity to celebrate the positive points of 2021 as a community. Thank you in advance for your support around the COVID restrictions. We have listed all of the events in this newsletter and emailed them home to you. We will also send home a detailed invitation for each event that outlines more specific information.
Years 11 and 12 at St Anne's
Over the past couple of months, I have been meeting regularly with Catholic Education to explore the opportunity of introducing Years 11 and 12 at St Anne's, from 2023. They have been very positive meetings and the future looks bright. We hope to have more concrete directions and plans as the new year arrives. I would encourage any parents who would like to know more to please contact me for a chat.
A reminder that Semester 2 reports will be sent home via Compass this term. You will receive a notification that they are available for viewing via the Compass Parent Portal on Monday afternoon, 13th December at 4pm. Please ensure that you have access to Compass. If you experience any difficulties, don't hesitate to contact the office for assistance.
Our last Community Council meeting for the year is on Tuesday 7th December, 7pm at the school. You are very welcome to attend this meeting. I would like to thank the Community Council members for their time and effort this year.
Careful consideration has been taken in reviewing the fees for 2022 to continue to support our school’s requirements, while keeping increases manageable and fair for families in the current economic environment. I can now advise you that our fees have increased an average of 3% which is below what the Catholic Education has recommended. We have provided more detailed information further along in this newsletter.
To our departing families, I thank you for placing your trust in St Anne's over the years and for the contribution you have made towards making St Anne's a great school. All the best to you and your families.
We are almost at the final stages of arranging staffing and teaching areas and we will let you know when that becomes clearer. Primary students will have the opportunity to meet their 2022 teacher and classroom next Wednesday afternoon. However, Year 2 and Year 5 students will not get to meet their new teacher at that time, as we are still finalising staffing in this area.
Congratulations to all our elected student leaders. I look forward to working with you in the new year.
Don't miss out on being a part of our raffle. There are some great prizes on offer. More details on Facebook or in this newsletter.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Julieanne Gilchrist, our school cleaner. Julieanne finishes up with us at the end of the year and we wish her all the best for the future. Julieanne has been with St Anne's for over 20 years. Her position has been advertised for 2 weeks and it closes tomorrow. Please contact me if you would like any information about the position.
We await your coming and with joyful hearts we pray:
Come Lord Jesus.
You come to bring us hope and courage:
Come Lord Jesus.
You come as a reflection of God’s love:
Come Lord Jesus.
You come to show us ways of compassion and mercy:
Come Lord Jesus.
We await your coming and with joyful hearts we pray:
Come, Lord Jesus.
O God, open our hearts to prepare the way for the coming of Christ. Guide us in your ways of compassion so that we may extend your love and mercy to all people.
Altar Server Training
A number of children have been busy with Altar server training. It is wonderful to have students who have made their First Eucharist from Year 4 (Judd, Harvey, Imogen, Matthias, Billy K) and 7 (Joseph) volunteering for this important role in the parish and school masses. It is wonderful that we can replenish and add to the small group of regular servers. The students have another practice arranged during the day tomorrow with Father Sijo. If your child is interested in becoming an Altar server and has not been involved please feel free to email me by the end of this week to be involved. The expectation is that each server would be placed on the weekend roster every few weeks. They will also be involved in serving during school masses. There will also be an Induction at an upcoming Mass for all of the new and existing servers who will be gifted with a badge to signify the important role that they have agreed to undertake. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Mrs Collins at email@example.com
St Vincent de Paul Appeal
Thank you to the families who have remembered to bring in a financial donation to support the St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal 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 tomorrow morning as our Sharing Liturgy will be held first thing in the morning, where our donation will be given to a representative from St Vincent de Paul. We thank you in anticipation of your continued support of this wonderful local Catholic charity.
Christmas Eve Mass
The community event celebrated by the Parish on Christmas Eve requires interested volunteers who would like to become involved as either readers or part of the offertory procession to dress up as characters from the nativity scene. If your child is interested, please email Mrs Collins on behalf of the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be in touch to confirm your child/ren’s role/s along with practice details during the holidays.
Spreading Some Christmas Cheer!
The Year 8 and 9 students have been busy preparing some dance moves to popular Christmas songs which they will perform for the residents of Narraburra Lodge next Thursday morning. Unfortunately we are unable to sing or enter the premises due to our current health restrictions, but we have found a compliant way to entertain the residents none-the-less. It is a wonderful display of the Christmas spirit and a real testament to the amazing students that we have, who have eagerly offered and tirelessly prepared to spread some Christmas cheer again this year.
Prepare reflectively for Christmas using the free online Walking Together Advent resource. Created by families for families, this home-grown Archdiocesan program will be made available in 4 instalments - one each week - including a 10 minute video and downloadable discussion/reflection questions. Use it whenever suits you, alone or in a small group. Or join a weekly zoom discussion group.
Congratulations to the following students who were elected as SRC Representatives for Semester 1 2022:
Yr 3 - Annabelle Gray & Ava Crawford
Yr 4 - Leo Drenovski & Barney Taylor
Yr 5 - Billy Krause & Imogen Baldock
Yr 7 - Jonte Reid & Rahni Coleman
Yr 8 - Joseph Collins & Matilda Reardon
Yr 9 - Evie West & Malle Morton
On Thursday 16th December, our playground will receive a visual upgrade, with new line markings on the basketball court and at various points around the school. The basketball court markings will be marked as per the picture below. We will also have a 1-100 chart, book worm and a counting caterpillar printed around the school. A big thank you to the Community Council for their ongoing support as we upgrade our school and to our community for their fundraising support, it is greatly appreciated.
Kinder - Evelyn Tait for neat handwriting and book presentation. Aiden Roberts for leaving spaces in his story writing. Grace Mabunu Jowringo for including others in her games.
Yr 1 - Olive Coddington for trying hard always, in all areas. Ari Bryon for trying her best to read non-real words. Ron Arun for trying his best to control his emotions to help him learn well.
Yr 2 - Anthony Samaan for his work in Reading activities. Addison Gilchrist for working so well in Mathematics. Lucy Taylor for her kindness and care of others.
Yr 3 - Billy Cassidy for wonderful work with Time. Georgie O'Connor for great contributions to her group's play script. Angus Oliver for good focus in reading and writing, accepting advice and making good use of it.
Yr 4 - Liam Oliver for excellent work on the book 'Nadia's Hands'. Brodie Gray for a great climate presentation. Ava Derrick for persevering when things get hard.
Yr 5 - Eliana Orbita for having a mature attitude towards her learning. Lani McCrone for being dedicated to her learning. Lani Summerfield for being a good friend.
Yr 6 - Archer Gaynor for excellent dictation creation for Week 7 spelling words. Jasmin Cassidy for outstanding effort in Religion assessment. Adelaide Gaynor for including new people during Yr 7 Orientation. Isobelle Crawford for including new people during Yr 7 Orientation.
Kinder - Ella Hartwig for great effort in Literacy. Harrison Pham for working hard in writing to ensure his letters are formed correctly. Bailey Bickham for always offering to help those in need.
Yr 1 - Dusty Karn for fantastic results in her Religion assessment. Alice Reid for fantastic results in her Religion assessment. Alexy Balon for always putting in an amazing effort in all areas.
Yr 2 - Evie Cooper for her excellent work in Mathematics this week. Yana Balinska for contribution to class discussion. Abby Watts for showing that worries don't need to become too big.
Yr 3 - Hannah Pham for wonderfuls results in all subjects this term. Brooke Gilchrist for well in her group to create and rehearse their group's play. Dallas Gibbs for persevering even when the going gets tough.
Yr 4 - Judd Oliver for excellent work in Maths on temperature. Georgia Gibbs for great work in Geography when looking at our neighbouring countries. Harvey Drumore for always being a positive thinker.
Yr 5 - Darcy Reardon for writing an entertaining paragraph using this week's spelling words. Shiraz Broad for using her unreal league tag skills during sport. Jake Bett for showing kindness and lending a helping hand to a friend.
Yr 8 - Isabella Bush for working consistently in Geography. Bella Darrington for working well in Geography.
Yr 7 - Joseph Collins for an excellent research project in Geography. Catherine Granleese for an excellent research project in Geography. Scarlett Minchin for an excellent research project in Geography. Chelsea Nielsen for an excellent research project in Geography.
Yr 8 - Isabella Bush for excellent completion of Maths modules. Kayde Carney for improvement in Maths.
Yr 9 - Zoe Bent for showing great improvement in her Maths exam. Sharn Ferguson for excellent results in her Maths exam. Poppy Minchin for an excellent exam result in Geography. Clara Vasilescu for an excellent exam result in Geography.
This term Yr 6 has been busy completing work and getting ready to finish our final year of primary school.
We completed our Religion assessment “Images of God”. We have been examining the work of famous artists. We are proud of the art work we have produced.
A special THANK YOU to Morgan, Rahni, Zahara, Lily, Amelia and Layla (Year 6) who voluntarily gave up many of their lunch times throughout the year to volunteer in the Library. They were responsible for putting up and taking down many of the displays that make our Library so inviting, returning books to the shelves, sorting books, cleaning desks, dusting shelves and helping distribute Book Club orders. It’s wonderful to have such amazing people in our school.
It’s that time of year again when all library books need to be returned. All library books are due by Tuesday 7th December.
For those ‘missing’ books, please remind your child that they are welcome to come and have a look in the Library for the book if they can’t find it at home.
If you have lost/damaged your library book, a payment can be made through QKr!
Please contact Mrs Kite (Tuesday to Thursday) if you need to discuss a lost book.
Scholastic Book Club
Issue #8 of the Scholastic Book Club is now closed and the order has been placed. As soon as the books arrive they will be distributed to students. Thank you to all the families who supported the Scholastic Book Club this year. Our school receives reward points for all purchases made. These are used to purchase new books for our library for all of our students to enjoy.
If you are interested in trialing/representing in any of the following sports in term one next year, please see Mr Hughes for details:
2/2/2022 - Tennis, basketball Belconnen
9/2/2022 - Touch Southwell Park
15/2/2022 - AFL Wollongong
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.
Secondary students will be involved in a Colour Run during their Sport time next Friday 10th December.
The event will cost $10 to cover the cost of the powder along with a drink and Zooper Dooper after the event. Payment is requested by the 7th December and can be paid on QKR or in a labelled envelope to the office.
Students will need to wear predominantly white old clothes. Whilst the powder is machine washable, please be prepared for the clothing to become stained. Students who are on a bus will also need to bring in a change of clothes to return home after school.
Do you have unwanted craft supplies or items with unique textures lying around your home? St. Anne's would like a small amount! Looking for material with distinct texture, glue sticks for glue guns, paperbark, sheep's wool, emu feathers, felt, foam, foam/raised stickers, corrugated paper, pipe cleaners, and similar items. These will be used to make tactile pictures in braille books. Large cardboard shoe boxes and drawstring bags also wanted for storing the braille books and tactile items. Models such as animals and Duplo Lego also wanted.
Thank you kindly, Sharon Hope Vision Specialist Teacher
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.
Christmas Craft, Tuesday 21st of December. 10am-11am at Platform Y, 2pm-3pm at Ariah park Memorial Hall. Ariah Park bookings need to be in by Friday 17th of December. Ages 8+.
Christmas Baking, Thursday 23rd of December. 10am-12 at Platform Y. Ages 8+
Spraypaint Art with 2021 Temora High School Captain and Visual Arts Student, Damien Wells. Tuesday 4th of January 10am-11:30am at Platform Y. Ages 10+
Mini MasterChef, Thursday 6th of January 11am-12:30pm at Platform Y. Ages 8+
DIY Slime, 4 ways. Thursday 13th of January 10am-11am at Platform Y. Ages 8+
Game Day Tournament, Monday 17th of January 1pm-2pm at Platform Y. Ages 8+
Cartooning with Groovy Suzy, Thursday 20th of January 3:15pm-4:30pm at Platform Y. Ages 8+
DIY Body Products, Tuesday 25th of January 10am-11am at Platform Y. Ages 8+
Movie Marathon, Thursday 27th of January 10am-3:30pm at Platform Y. Ages 8+