Aloha!!! Welcome to Week 4. A big thank you to Mrs Murray for filling my role whilst I was away. Liz did a fabulous job and I know that all staff helped Liz in my absence which was great. It was so lovely to take some much needed time out with my family after finishing my study and just the general ‘busyness’ of life. Swimming up close and personal with green sea turtles and tropical fish and many other wonderful activities were certainly experiences that we will never forget. Hawaii is a beautiful spot in the world and we were so blessed to visit.
Tomorrow as you know is a Pupil Free day, and staff will be combining with St Mary’s Batlow and St Patrick’s Gundagai for our spirituality day.
Last night staff had a twilight meeting to write a new vision and mission for the school. It was a very productive meeting and this is the second twilight meeting we have focused on this so we are close to finishing.
The calendar for the remainder of the year is indeed to full, so please don’t forget to mark those important dates.
Have a great week.
|Week 4 - 4th Nov-8th Nov|
|Fri 8th:||PUPIL FREE DAY, 2020 YR 7 McAuley Orientation day|
|Week 5 - 11th Nov-15th Nov|
|Mon 11th:||Monday canteen|
|Wed 13th:||Rugby session (sport uniform)|
|Fri 15th:||Friday canteen, Assembly - 2:45pm|
|Week 6 - 18th Nov-22nd Nov|
|Mon 18th:||Monday canteen|
|Tues 19th:||Yr 5/6 My Body, My Life session - Batlow 6pm|
|Thurs 21st:||Counsellor visit|
|Week 7 - 25th Nov-29th Nov
|Mon 25th:||Monday canteen|
|Fri 29th:||Swimming, Assembly-2:45pm|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|November||J Pearce Fam., Richardson Fam., Carmody Fam.||15.11.19|
|Leake Fam., Annetts Fam., M Pearce Fam.||22.11.19|
|Paul Roche Fam., Robson Fam., Bamblett Fam.||29.11.19|
|Monday Canteen Roster|
|Mark Pearce Family||Whipper snipping|
Dallas: "Land of Stories" - Book 1
Seamus recommended this book to me and I am finding it really interesting. These children get a book for their birthday and when they open it up they go to different lands. I really like it.
Staff: 'Challenging Learning Through Dialogue' by James Nottingham
Staff continually engage in professional reading throughout the year. All staff have just finished reading 'Challenging Learning Through Dialogue' by James Nottingham.
We are putting the pedagogical skills of dialogue feedback and questioning into our lessons. We are also developing these skills through specific tasks such as the 'Diamond Nine', 'Odd One Out' and 'Opinion Lines'.
The students have been practising the end of year play, they are doing a great job. We ask that you remind the children to practise their lines at home. We look forward to watching the play at the end of the year.
|10th Nov||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Paul R Fam||J Kuhn / C Salmon|
|17th Nov||Kirsty Beavan||S Murray||Corbett Fam||J Kendall / L Carmody|
|24th Nov||Jean Roche||B Isaac||Jim R Fam||L Carmody / J Kendall|
All volunteers on the church roster need to sign the Acknowledgement - Archdiocesan Child Protection Code of Conduct. This includes any reading families, mowing and cleaning. Forms can be returned to the school. This is a matter of urgency for the Parish.
(This form can be downloaded and printed to be signed and returned).