Dear Parents and Carers,
Continuing with our weekly focus on writing I wanted to share the magnificent work that is being done in Year 1. This week many of our teachers spent time in Year 1 to observe the teaching and learning of the Literacy block. The joy on the faces of our Year 1 students shows the pride and excitement they have for their writing.
Congratulations to our students who competed at the Regional Athletics Carnival in Tuncurry earlier this week. Their behaviour and sportsmanship were outstanding.
This week our Year 5 and 6 students participated in a CPR session conducted by Cameron McFarlane from the NSW Primary School CPR Awareness Program. This was a fantastic opportunity to gain experience how to conduct CPR and what to do in an emergency.
Pupil Free Day
Don’t forget that Friday the 1st of July is a Pupil Free Day, and the last day of Term 2 will be Thursday the 30th of June.
Please join me in saying a prayer for those in our community who don’t have a warm bed to sleep in during these very cold nights, that they find comfort and support within their community.
Making Jesus Real - Values of the Week
Week 9: I care for my appearance and wear my uniform with pride
Week 10: I am an active listener
Prime Minister Award
‘ Being a steward of creation’, ‘trying your best’, ‘speaking with kindness’ and ‘ being a responsible learner’ are some of the qualities that teachers consider when awarding ‘Prime Minister’ at our weekly assembly. It is an acknowledgement of the student’s efforts and they have the privilege of wearing the badge with honour, of suggesting a focus the school can work on, award Gotchas to other students at lunch time as well as earning Gotchas for themselves. Congratulations to Lara Prior (Week 8) and Riley Pattison (Week 9).
As part of our MJR system ,we acknowledge that the following students, Ben Raison has reached 100 Gotchas, Sharmaine Clarke and Hallie Forbes have reached 200 Gotchas and Molly Pattison has reached 400 Gotchas. Well Done!
Regional Athletics Carnival
On Tuesday, 36 students attended the Regional Athletics Carnival at Tuncurry. It was a superb day and our students competed hard and represented our school wonderfully. Students selected for Diocesan level will be announced shortly.
Sacraments of Initiation
We currently have four students preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation.
Lilly and Monique will be Baptised this weekend.
Lilly, Monique, Eleanor and Sienna will make their First Reconciliation on Thursday. We pray for these students as they journey to becoming full members of the Catholic Church,
Year 4 – Learning Galore!
This term we have had a great time in Science lessons exploring the property of elasticity and conducted an experiment to discover which sports ball has the highest elasticity.
We learnt about the Sacrament of Confirmation in Religion, and everyone can name some symbols of the Holy Spirit.
During Health Lessons we have been learning about how our body clues can alert us to a dangerous situation and protective strategies to keep ourselves safe. We have all loved participating in Basketball Lessons with Mr Bourke for sport.
In writing we learnt to write and explanation and have now moved on to writing poetry. We are learning to include poetic devices in our writing and have been identifying and using rhyming couplets and alliteration.
Our most recent learning in Maths has been about Fractions and Decimals and we have been modelling equivalent fractions.
Our HSIE and Library lessons have been focussed on stories of the First Fleet and we are learning about those who travelled to Australia and their experiences following arrival.
During music lessons we have been playing percussion instruments to form a percussion band. We have had a great time learning to play the Ukulele with Mrs Murray.
|10||29th June||Children's University on Campus Discovery Day - Taree|
|30th June||Junkyard Beats at the MEC - Whole School 10 1st July|
|1st July||PUPIL FREE DAY|
|1||18th July||Students return|
|3||3rd August||DIO Athletics Carnival|