- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- TERM 4 SCHOOL RESUMES ON MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
- KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR ELECTRONIC SCHOOL CALENDAR
- OUR LADY OF MERCY FEAST DAY CELEBRATIONS!
- END OF TERM THREE AWARDS ASSEMBLY
- LIBRARY - SPECIAL BOOK FAIR FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
- PRETTY COOL, AY?!
- LANTERNS ON THE LAGOON
- ICAS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS
- STEM in YEAR 3/4B
- PEER SUPPORT - FINAL LESSON FOR THE TERM
- TRENT BARRETT SHIELD - FINALS
- 100 READS FOR HOMEWORK!
- ART EXHIBITION WRITE-UP
- CANTEEN ROSTER FOR WEEK ONE, TERM 4
- $2000 HELLO WORLD TRAVEL VOUCHER RAFFLE
- SV COUNCIL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Dear Parents and Friends,
Students were commended for their hard work and effort yesterday at our end of term assembly in the Hall. Thank you to everyone who was able to be present at this occasion.
Congratulations to all students who received awards. Well done and thank you for your efforts. Class and Home Room teachers decide on these awards and they go to worthy recipients who have demonstrated dedications to their studies throughout the term.
Special mention to Jessica Kelly who received a Principal's Award for being the first Tumut Scout to achieve the Australian Scout Medallion. My other Principal Awards went to Missy Ryan, Darcy Lucas, Cody McLachlan and Kayla Smit.
YEAR 3/4V CHANGES:
Mrs Vanags is taking 'Long Service Leave' for the whole of Term 4. Ms Veronica Thake will be responsible for her class in her absence. Ms Thake, already knows the children well and will team-teach with Ms Groves.
I take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy Term 3 break. School resumes for Term 4 on MONDAY 14th October for all students.
God bless everyone.
Catherine McAuley would have been beaming down upon us all as we celebrated her special feast day during the week!
Students from Kindergarten to Year 10 joined together on our Primary Oval for a lovely session to mark the occasion! (Catherine is the founder of the Sister's of Mercy - our school's names-sake). It was wonderful to see all McAuley students sharing time, fun, games and friendship!
We all shared lunch together, with a lovely sausage sizzle available for those who wanted one!
Congratulations to all students who received recognition at our end of term assembly. We are very proud of you all and thank each one of you for your hard work.
Thank you to the many parents, grandparents and friends who were able to join us at this occasion. We value your support.
See the school Facebook page for more photos.
Ms Roche has announced she will hold a special Book Fair next term (Great for your Christmas Shopping!).
It will be a 'buy one, get one free' deal.
More information next term - claim the date now November 11th to 16th in our School Library.
Due to the windy and rainy weather last weekend (and the materials used in our school display) we were unable to set-up last Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience.
However, not to disappoint, everyone will be able to view our great display which will be show-cased on our Primary Campus, Week 1, Term 4.
Over the past few weeks a select group of students from Year 5 to Year 10 have been sitting the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools exams (ICAS), in Digital Technologies, Science, Spelling, Writing, English and Mathematics.
These exams are designed to challenge a students knowledge and understanding over a spectrum of levels of difficulty within these subjects.
I would like to congratulate these students who sat the exams and the results will be published when they come through. Regardless of the results all students have completed the exams to the best of their ability and have benefited by sitting these exams.
Congratulations again to those who completed them, Ms Clarke.
Mrs Black and the Year 3/4B students enjoyed a wonderful 'hands-on' STEM delving into 'ozobot' during the week.
Ozobot is a Robotic program that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches students programming. Ozobot can identify lines, colours, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.
In this week's final sesson of the Peer Support module PROMOTING HARMONY, the children will be creating a chatterbox, helping them reflect on what they have leraned over the past 7 weeks. They will be reminded to reflect on their values and how they can demonstrate these to other people.
Each Peer Support Group will have the opportunity to celebrate what they have learned and the new friendships and connections they have made.
A great finals game for our TB Shield boys when they competed at Wagga on Tuesday. Although not taking home the Shield the team all played exceptionally well and certainly enjoyed the experience.
The boys lost to the eventual winners (Lutheran College, Wagga) by 1 try, which was the closest that any team got the them on the day.
Well done boys. Thanks to David Turnbull (Coach) and to the great group of parents for their support with transportation and assistance on the day.
Celebrating a wonderful milestone are Year 3/4VG by reading 100 reads at home! The students have been reading at home every night and enjoyed a morning tea with Mr Little as a reward!
Home reading compliments classroom reading, which happens for 20 minutes every day - with the students then engaging in a discussion about the features of the book as a group. Mr Little was very interested to hear what the students were reading and why they liked their books.
Well done 3/4VG and keep up the great effort!
A wonderful showcase of Visual Arts and Wood Technology creations were proudly displayed at our McAuley Art show last week. A very special thank you to the creative and imaginative efforts of all students who had their work show-cased, as your talents were truly outstanding and inspiring.
A sincere thanks also to our sponsors, Tumut Picture Framing, Coles, Carpet Court, House to Home, Pacific Furniture, Royal hotel, Commercial Hotel and Star Hotel for their generous support to either provide raffle prizes or refreshments. Thank you Mitre Ten Tumut for the beautiful greenery for our opening evening.
Thanks also go to Ms Fran Clarke for speaking on behalf of our guest mosaic artist, Kerrie Bellette, who’s art works were displayed and a great inspiration to all.
A special mention and thank you to the primary and secondary, music and singing performers, who provided a beautiful acoustic mood during the opening evening, under the guidance of Mrs Vanessa Hall and Miss Mason.
The Food Technology students are to be commended on their cooking contribution to the opening evening and for serving food platters to the attending guests.
What a wonderful event. Thank you everyone for supporting us.
People's Choice Awards:
- Jude Moreno Yr 5 - Perspective.
- Kaitlyn Dean Yr 9 - Lion
Raffle Prizes as follows:
1st - Elizabeth Wy (Tumut Picture Frame voucher), 2nd - Rory Phillips (Painting Pack), 3rd - Liam Buckley (Drawing Pack), 4th - Jenny Jackson ($20 House to Home Voucher). Lucky Door Prize #1 - Olsen Family, Lucky Door Prize #2 - Williams Family.
The first week of Term 4 welcomes the following parents to our Primary Campus for CANTEEN!
- Monday 14th October (2nd Monday of the month) - Toni Laney.
- Wednesday 16th October (3rd Wednesday of the month) - Amilee McIntosh
- Friday 18th October (3rd Friday of the month) - Fiona McMahon and Tash Jeffery.
Thank you ladies.
Dont forget to sell and return your tickets and money for this great Community Council School Raffle. All families should have received a ticket book earlier this term. Gosh, how nice would it be to win first prize!
Thanks everyone for your support!