- Principal's Report
- REC News
- Western Region Athletics Review
- Beanie's for Brain Cancer Day
- Gymnastics Sports Program Term 3
- End of Term 2 Catch Up
- Superhero Bookweek/Grandparents Day
- Annual Trivia Night
- Class Merit Award Recipients
- Wildcat Award Recipients
- Synergy Healthworks - Gundagai Physio Core Strength Classess
Term 2 concludes this Friday the 5th July. Thank you to everyone, teachers, students and parents who have helped make this such a successful semester of learning. Parent/Teacher meetings have been well attended throughout the week and it is always wonderful to have the opportunity to touch base with parents and set goals for the coming semester. A special thank you to Craig Hargreaves, Kim Paton and Michelle McDonnell for assisting with our parent meetings by providing afternoon tea facilities, ringing the bell, providing supervision for younger family members and welcoming and directing families to classrooms for the meetings. This was very much appreciated by all staff.
Congratulations to our 27 Confirmation candidates who were confirmed in St Patrick’s Church last Sunday. It was a beautiful celebration to acknowledge these young adults accepting the call of the Holy Spirit into their lives. Our thanks to the Parish Liturgy Group for the exceptional preparation and work they put into organising such a wonderful celebration.
Yesterday we held a special farewell for Mrs Francis and Ms Luff. Thank you to our beautiful K/1/2 students for contributing some very special personal and heartfelt messages to our two wonderful Classroom Supports Assistants. We wish Heidi and Kristi all the best in their new endeavours.
I would like to welcome Ms Tash Smith to our St Patrick’s staff team. Tash will be replacing Heidi Luff as our CSA for the next two terms. An announcement on Mrs Francis’ replacement will be made early in Term 3.
We are very excited to announce the return of our Little Learners-Preschool Program to commence next term. Ms Tash Smith will also run this program EVERY Friday from 9.30-11.30am, during Term 3 (except the last week of term). This program is open to all parents of children aged between 0-5 years old. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity!
SRC MASS: Our SRC leaders will present our school Mass this Friday in St Patrick’s Church at 12pm. All parents and family members are welcome to join us for this special Mass.
BEANIES FOR BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH: Thank you to our SRC for organising the Beanie for Brain Cancer Day this Friday. All students may come dressed out of school uniform and are encouraged to wear a beanie or hat and donate to this wonderful cause.
Term 3 will commence for all students on Tuesday 23rd July. Staff will be attending a Western Region Cluster Professional Learning Day in Temora on Monday 22nd July in relation to ‘Record Keeping’.
GYMNASTICS: Our PE/Sport program for Term 3 will commence with Gymnastics. Due to the high demand for gymnastic programs, we have been offered the following dates to run the program at St Patrick’s….
WEEK 1: Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th July
WEEK 2: Tuesday 30th July
Week 3: Tuesday 6th August
Students are asked to wear their sport uniform on those days please.
BOOKWEEK/GRANDPARENTS DAY: The traditional Bookweek/Grandparent celebrations will be held on Thursday 1st August. Over the holidays, please start looking for ‘Super-Hero’ costumes to wear on the day. The day will be filled with a parade, Grandparents morning tea and Trivia Quiz. Lots of fun!
Wishing all our students and families a wonderful relaxing and restful holiday.
Kinder and Year 1 Mass
Very special thanks to Mrs Carberry and K/1 for their week 9 mass.
The 27 candidates received this special sacrament last Saturday night. We thank Father George for leading us in this occasion. The Parish Liturgy Committee of: Denise Reardon, Anne Saunderson, Kate Howe, Madeline Reardon and Carolyn Reardon prepared the children so beautifully and we thank them for their guidance and organisation. The parents and the children commented on what a special event it was for their families and sponsors. We pray that the children upon receiving this sacrament go forth now using the power of the Holy Spirit to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
Mass and Liturgy Times:
Please note next term, Mass will be on Fridays at 12pm every week at the Church. Each class will present a class mass every second week.
Project Compassion: Money Raised
We thank the school community for contributing to such a worthy cause. With your help $122.40 was raised. This money has now been passed onto Caritas who will use this money to continue providing funds around the world to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
Dates to mark on your calendar:
05/07- Mass led by SRC(12pm)
NAIDOC Week 7-14 July
NAIDOC Week The theme for 2019 is: Voice. Treaty. Truth.
Let's work together for a shared future.
Altar Serving Training
There will be a special training session conducted in Term 3, on Tuesday 13 August for all altar servers with Mrs Wilson and Father George and Namora. This date coincides with the feast day of Saint John Berchmans, patron saint of all altar servers. This will allow for new members from the various schools to nominate and train after receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion.
The Parish is calling for new members of the community to consider volunteering to go on the reading roster for Saturday night mass. Please leave your name at the school or contact the Parish via their website.
Prayer for the week:
Land of The Holy Spirit
“The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ speaks all languages. It esteems and embraces all cultures. It supports them in everything human and, when necessary, it purifies them. Always and everywhere the Gospel uplifts and enriches cultures with the revealed message of a loving and merciful God.”
Pope John Paul II 's address to Indigenous Australians at Blatherskyte Park, Alice Springs, 29 November 1986.
Walking With You in Faith and Knowledge,
Don't forget this Friday (last day of term 2) is our "Beanie for Brain Cancer" fundraiser organised by our SRC members. Children are to come to school out of uniform, wearing their favourite beanie and bring along a gold coin donation to support the day.
Next term our school will be host to "Little Champions" Gymnastic program from Wagga. The gymnastics program will be run by Benjamin Sharpe a qualifed gym instructor. He will conduct gymnastic skills in class sessions at the hall commencing on the first day of Term 3 - Tuesday 23rd of July Sports uniform is to be worn on Tuesday and Thursday of the first week.
Please note on your calendar the change of days for sport for the beginning of Term 3.
Week 1 Tuesday 23 July
Thursday 25 July
Week 2 Tuesday 30 July
Week 3 Tuesday 6 August.
After this normal sport will resume in week 4 on Thursdays.
Term 2 has almost come to an end and we have had a busy few weeks. So, we have decided to relect on the terms achievements. If you would like to join us on Friday evening at The Family Hotel for a few drinks to unwind then please pop in for a chat.
Save the date on your calendar for our Annual Book Week and Grandparents Day. Its going to be a "Superhero" themed parade which will be held on Thursday 1st of August. The school holidays might be a great opportunity to think about your costumes.
Week 8 Term 2
KINDERGARTEN/YEAR 1: Lachlan Hargreaves - using creative ideas in his stories
YEAR 1/2: Christine Calub - Consistently doing her best with all school tasks
YEAR 3/4: Eliza Hargreaves - showing impressive mindfulness when meditating
YEAR 5/6: YEAR 6 CAMP
Week 9 - Term 2
KINDERGARTEN/YEAR 1: Indi Cole - Wonderful class participation
YEAR 1/2: Darby Jones - Showing focus and on task behaviours and being positively involved in his learning
YEAR 3/4: Reo Norden - Listening carefully, following instructions and producing better results
YEAR 5/6: Maggie Peterson - Consistent application to all her learning
Congratulations to our Week 8 and Week 9 Wildcat Award Recipients
Week 8 - Term 2
RESPONSIBLE: Jack Paton
RESPECT: Emmy Gaskin, Joey Gailey
Week 9 - Term 2
RESPONSIBLE: Conor Cotterill, Savannah Manns, Lachlan Hargreaves, Harry Peterson, Denver Blundell, Alexander Ryan, Joey Gailey
RESPECT: Reo Norden, Oliver Gailey, Lincoln Fallon, Maggie Peterson
SAFE: Oliver Gailey
Our very best birthday wishes to the following people who celebrate their birthdays over the last two weeks.
21st June - Eliza Graham
25th June - James Reardon
26th June - Addison Fairall
|Radio Presentation 2.30pm Wed||24 July||
|Altar Serving Saturday 6pm||
(Last Friday of Term)
(Last Day of Term)
Will return on
Week 2 29 July
Gundagai Physio Core Strength Classes
Our Physio Core Strength Classes Term 3 commences
Monday 22nd July
Special price of $200 for a 10 week term
Kids class is $120 for a 10 week term
Physio Core Strength Classes focus on correct pelvic and spinal alignment. The exercises target balance, improved flexibility, core strength, improved posture and body awareness. They are instructed by a qualified Physiotherapist.
Classes available are:
- Monday 5.15pm
- Tuesday 9.30am (kids welcome)
- Tuesday 3.30pm kids class
- Tuesday 4.15pm
- Friday 12.30pm
Pre-Screening Assessment Required.
Bookings Essential. Please call (02) 69213390 to book your mat!
We are located at 114 Sheridan Street, Gundagai