Term 3 Week 9
FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
- Grandparents Day - Art Show Viewing 10-11:30am,Choir performance 11am
- Picnic Lunch 11:30am
- Creative Art Show 4-6pm
SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
- Soccer Presentation 11-1pm
Term 3 Week 10
MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
- Canteen Red Day (orders are closed)
- THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
- Interim Reports sent home
FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
- Andrew Chinn Concert 2:20-3:20pm. All classes are performing
- Term 3 Ends
THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER
- Uniform Shop Open 5pm-6pm
MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
- Staff Development Day
- Uniform Shop Open 9am-9.30am
TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
- K-6 Return to school. Summer Uniform
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER
- K-2 Swim Program
- Publication & Performance Assembly 2.45pm
TUESDAY 22ND OCTOBER
- Cricket Blast School Cup
WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER
- P & F Meeting 6:30pm-7pm
FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER
- Boorowa Touch & Netball Carnival
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER
- CPS Basketball. Ends Sunday 27th October
TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER
- 2020 Kindergarten Information Night 7pm-8.30pm
FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
- All Saints Mass @ Cathedral 10am
- K-2 Swim Program
MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
- Life Education Van. Ends 6th November
- Canteen Red Day
TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
- 2020 Kindergarten Orientation Sessions
THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
- SCC Meeting 7-8pm
FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
- K-2 Swim Program
I have been in Melbourne for the past few days with a group of Principals and staff members from the Catholic Education Office visiting some school that have been idenitified as high performing schools in Australia. I was asked to be part of the group to make some comparisons with our own school improvement journey that we are undertaking through the Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan. In Term 4 we are expecting Principals from other schools to be visiting our school to look at some of the changes we have made in pedagogy in our school. Data is showing us that our K-2 students are making great progress in reading and writing. I will report more on my trip in the future.
Retirement of Father Dermid
Our warmest wishes and thanks go out to Father Dermid our parish priest in his retirement. The school community thanks him for all his support of the school especially his guidance in all spiritual matters. We look forward to our new parish priest (Fr Joshy) who will arrive in term 4. Father Lolesio is moving to Cootamundra parish. We thank him for his work in our school.
Ready Set Go
Our Kinder Readiness programme has finished for the year. It is a whole staff effort supported by our students that makes this programme work. We hope the families involved have enjoyed their visits to our school. We have about 32 students for Kinder next year. We will always welcome more. We look forward to meeting new Kinder families at our Information evening on the 29th of October and orientation visits on the 5th and 12th of November.
Results have been sent home.Please remember that this was the first time students have done the test online and we learnt some lessons to support students when using this platform in the future.Please make an appointment with your child's teacher if you want discuss their results or any aspect of their learning. We do not arrange anymore formal interview times this year however staff are more than happy to discuss students progress at any time.
- The Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival note & payment is due.
- Don't forget to remind students to bring their hats to school please. The office does not have any spare hats to lend sorry.
- Don't forget to Pre-order the year book $25
Our K-2 Learn to Swim Program will run for 8 weeks every Friday in Term 4 (except week 2 as the Boorowa Touch & Netball Gala is on).
A note will be going home shortly with more details.
Our SPP Archdiocesan representatives had a great day in Sydney on Monday. Competing against Catholic students from the southern region of NSW, they faced tough competition. Highlights of the day were Ella Pearson finishing 1st in the Junior High Jump and our Junior Girls Relay team that finished first in their relay. Ella, Sophie, Bronte and Molly now go to the NSWPSSA Championships in Sydney in November.
Elsie Apps - 1500m 12th, 800m 14th
James Humphries - Discus 14th
Claudia Maple-Brown - Long Jump 6th
Ella Pearson - 100m Finals 5th, High Jump 1st, Long Jump 4th
Sophie Pearson - High Jump 4th, Long Jump 8th
Megan Zahrouni - Discus 13th
Junior Relay (Ella Pearson, Sophie Pearson, Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset & Molly Chamberlain) 1st
Senior Relay (Zali Gibson, Molly Baxter, Claudia Maple-Brown & Elsie Apps) 8th
Zali Gibson is representing Mackillop at the Rugby 7's carnival in Sydney this week. There are 12 teams involved and Mackillop play Sydney North, Sydney South West, Western, Hunter and North West before the finals.
Snow In The Springtime by K/1W
On Tuesday we woke up to a town covered in snow ! It was absolutely beautiful. In the classroom, K/1W used the grounds of the school as their inspiration to write some creative stories about the Winter wonderland. The children also got some lovely snaps taken. Here are a few of their masterpieces.
A snow story by Ava C.B
Yesterday was Tuesday and it snowed. All the roads were covered in snow. I made a snowman and had a snow ball fight, I won. It was fun playing in the snow. I love the snow. Goulburn got a lot of snow. Goulburn is lucky it snowed yesterday. I love the snow. It snowed so much and so much. I made big foot prints in the snow. The snow was thick. It rained and snowed. The kids in my class went to KH. We had four kids in KH. It snowed everywhere. It was very cold and wet. I had to go the office way to get in my class to put my bag away. We had to go to the library.
A snow story by Austin R
Yesterday it snowed. I made a snow angel, a snow man and super big foot prints. I took pictures in the snow and I bounced on the trampoline. When I bounced on it the snow came up and down. I rode my scooter on the trampoline.
21st September - Clare Howard, Kobi Gazzagon
23rd September - Reuben Smith, Bronte Blackwell-Thomasset
25th September - Kai Trankulov
9th September - Isabelle Howard, William Turner
26th September - Charlie Sieverts
29th September - Chanelle Singh, Miah Sonnex
30th September - Billy Mawdsley
4th October - Eloise Haigh, Neve Smith, Matilda Stephenson
5th October - Isla Kennedy
8th October - Jack Lucas
9th October - Anzac Rowe
10th October - Kelsey Smith, Mac Ferris
13th October - Patrick Turner
14th October - Mason Allard
15th October - Max Bryant
16th October - Tobias Loberg
PLEASE NOTE: If you have placed a lunch order and your child is away please remember to cancel the order on Qkr or call the school or text Di. Otherwise your order will be prepared and no refund or substitute day will be available.
We are looking forward to our Pie & Cupcake Day on Monday 23rd September!
Our New Summer Menu will be sent home with the children next week.
Any parents who are able to assist in the canteen for Term 4 please contact me
on 0417 688 472.
Fruit & Veg superpower your meals!
Did you know only about 5% of NSW children eat enough vegetables? And the statistics are similar for adults. Our school has registered for Fruit & Veg Month – a fun and educational health promotion event that puts a positive focus on fruit and vegetables.
Superpower your family meals by including more fruit and veg:
Make sure you include fruit or vegetables at every meal. The more meals that contain fruit and vegetables, the more fruit and vegetables your family will eat!
<! Up the veg in an instant in your family dinner faves – add a can of legumes (e.g. chickpeas, lentils, cannellini beans, borlotti beans or kidney beans) and some frozen cut up vegetables. Sorted!
<! Time poor at meal times? Prepare vegetables in advance or use frozen or canned vegetables (no added salt)
<! No fresh fruit in the house? Have canned fruit in natural juice on standby for breakfasts or after dinner treats with yoghurt or custard
For more ideas check out the recipes on the Fruit & Veg Month 2019 Recipes webpage