- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
- TERM 2 HOLIDAYS
- WR ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
- YEAR 7 TECHNOLOGY
- YEAR 5/6 HITLER'S DAUGHTER PERFORMANCE
- PRIMARY CAMPUS HATS INFORMATION
- 5/6 CANBERRA EXCURSION
- A SAFE & HAPPY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
- DEACON - GENEROUS SPIRIT OF SERVICE
- SKI TRIP - Friday 16th August for Years 5 to 10
- YEAR 10 FUNDRAISING RAFFLE
- CANTEEN ROSTER & CANTEEN UPDATES
- NSW YOUNG SCIENTIST
- SCHOOL HOLIDAY TENNIS CLINIC
Dear Parents, Carers and Friends,
As you would be well aware, the last day of Term 2 is Friday 5th July. Classes resume for all classes on Tuesday 23rd July.
We pray, safe travels for all those going away during the break. May the road rise up to meet you and may the wind always be at your back. And may God hold you in the palm of His hands.
For those staying home, take the time and space you need – even if other people are wanting something from you. When you have work to do and you don’t want to do it, decide what really needs to be done and what can wait.
May those traveling and those deciding what can wait enjoy restful quality family time.
Kind regards to you all.
McAuley took a team of 35 students to the Western Region Athletics carnival in Cootamundra last Friday. All students were fine representatives for our school and displayed great sportsmanship and behaviour.
19 members of the team improved their results from our school carnival and the following students brought home ribbons:
Macy White - 2nd Jnr Shot Put, 2nd Jnr High Jump
Sophie Garner - 1st 10yrs 100m, 2nd Jnr 200m
Reese Keenan - 1st Snr 800m, 3rd 12yrs 100m, 3rd Snr 200m
Tahlia Bocking - 2nd Snr Discus
Phoebe Oag - 1st Snr Shot Put
Brad Beavan - 1st 8yrs 100m
Joey Parry - 3rd 8yrs 100m
Oliver Henderson - 1st Jnr 1500m, 1st Jnr 800m, 1st Jnr High Jump, 1st Jnr Discus, 1st Jnr Long Jump, 2nd Jnr 200m, 3rd 10yrs 100m
Aidan Turnbull - 2nd Jnr 800m, 3rd Jnr 200m
Dusty Hood - 3rd Snr Shot Put
Jake Bower - 3rd Jnr Shot Put
Alex Crowe - 3rd Jnr High Jump
Junior boys relay - 2nd (Oliver Henderson, Aidan Turnbull, Ian Kelly, Daniel Gilchrist)
Senior girls relay - 3rd (Reese Keenan, Georgie Austin, Zahli Dean, Phoebe Oag)
Senior boys relay - 3rd (Ethan Watts, Jeremy Williams, Jesse Pendergast, Jaden Keenan)
Special mention must go to Oliver Henderson who not only brought home 7 ribbons, but was also named Junior boy age champion and also broke the Western Region records in the 800m (2:55.91) and High Jump (1.24m). Congratulations Oliver!
From the Western Region carnival the first 4 places in the 100m and 200m and the first 2 in all other events qualify for the Western Region team to compete at the Archdiocesan Carnival to be held at the AIS in August. Congratulations to the following students who have made the Western Region team: Macy White, Imogen Henderson, Sophie Garner, Georgie Austin, Reese Keenan, Tahlia Bocking, Phoebe Oag, Brad Beavan Joey Parry, Oliver Henderson, Ethan Watts, Aidan Turnbull, Ian Kelly, Daniel Gilchrist.
Thanks to parents who transported the team and to all parents who assisted with the field events.
Great pics of our Year 7's enjoying a Technology lesson this week.
Technology involves learning about a wide range of technologies through proctical experience in design, constructing, evaluation, using computers, marketing and managing. Students are continuing to learn how to plan projects step by step.
Parents should have received a note regarding the excursion to Wagga Civic Theatre on Tuesday 30th July for the "Hitler's Daughter" performance. (Based on the award winning Jackie French novel) The bus will depart at 9:30am and will return at approximately 3:50pm.
Please ensure permission note and payment of $28-00 are returned and paid by Day 1, Term 3. Payments can be made via cash or the QKR! app.
Swans Clothing Company has advised us that the red, navy and white school cap has been discontinued. They have been unsuccessful in obtaining a replacement. There will still be 2 choices of school hat, the bucket style and the plain navy with McAuley embroidery. Swans have ordered a supply of both hats which will be available shortly.
We also advise, Kindergarten to Year 6 students are not required to wear their hats during the months of July and August. UV levels are lower, so it's time to get some sun for vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, muscles and general wellbeing. This decision will be reassessed if the weather warms up considerably in Term 3.
For more information visit sunsmart.com.au or call 13 11 20.
You will be aware the Year 5/6 excursion to Canberra will be held from 21st to 23rd October.
Parents are reminded of the need to keep up to date with payments. You should have paid $200 in instalments - with a further $100 due by 30th August. Pay via cash, cheque or our QKR! app.
Thank you for your support.
A special mention in our newsletter this week to Year 3/4G's Deacon McPherson. Deacon made a unique money box to donate to St Vinnies for families less fortunate than his own. What a wonderful example to others! Thank you for your generosity Deacon - your money will be most appreciated this winter.
The optional Year 5 to 10 McAuley annual Ski Trip will take place on Friday 16th August 2019.
Arrangements for our ski trip have changed slightly from previous years so it is IMPORTANT to read all information carefully to ensure you fully understand the arrangements.
Transport will be by two Goodes coaches, departing at 6:00am from the school bus stop. Returning at approximately 5:30pm. We have a strict student / supervising teacher ratio on this excursion.
Mt Selwyn requires bookings and payments in advance, and DO NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS.
Students, who wish to attend, need to return a PAPER-COPY permission note by Monday 29th July. All paper work will go home with students in the first week of Term 3.
A student’s place is NOT CONFIRMED until the ‘paper-copy’ permission note attached, is returned to either school office. Please do NOT email the form to the school office as we are trying to give every student an equal opportunity to attend.
Places will be filled in order of the note return (correctly completed & $50 deposit received) - Seats fill quickly and may fill before the due date on the note. Seats will be forfeited if money is not received by the due date.
- Your place is NOT CONFIRMED until the ‘paper-copy’ permission note is returned to either school office.
- Places will be filled in order of the note return - seats may fill before the due date on the note.
- A non-refundable deposit of $50 will be due with the paper copy return.
- The balance of the package is due by Monday 29th July 2019.
- Seats will be forfeited if money is not received by Monday 29th July 2019 and seats offered to those who may be on our waiting list.
- No snow-boarding permitted.
- In order to participate in this optional ski trip, all school fees and any other outstanding excursion costs must be up to date.
For budgeting purposes, the most expensive package will be $115.00. Please do not respond to this article; all paperwork and full information will be provided after the holidays.
Year 10 are currently conducting a raffle to help raise funds for their end of year excursion to Tasmania. First prize is a load of wood, second prize is a great grocery hamper. Tickets will be on sale at our End of Term Assembly and from the students.
Thanks everyone for your support.
Thanks Kristy Walsh and Jenna Roddy who helped in our canteen on Monday. The ladies baked patty-cakes and popcorn which the children loved. Thank you.
Thanks also Anna Mather and Alex Walker who assisted in our Canteen at short notice during the week.
Welcome back Kellie Duedney from the US and thanks Vicki Cribb for your help in her absence!
FIRST WEEK BACK PRIMARY CANTEEN ROSTER:
Monday 22nd - Pupil Free Day
Wednesday 24th July - Sam Phillips
Friday 26th July - Amanda Sutton and Narissa Watts.