Welcome to Week 3. We look forward to our Opening School Mass this evening where we will present our leaders with their badges, officially welcome our Kindergarten students and celebrate the beginning of the 2020 school year. It will be great to catch up with you after mass for a bbq and a chat!
It has been a busy week this week with lots of things happening. A big thank you to all those parents who came and watched our fantastic swimmers last Thursday at our swimming carnival, and a special shout out to all those who lent a hand and were time keepers, recorders and starters, your help is always very much appreciated. Monday 17th February is the Western Region Swimming carnival to be held at Harden and we wish all of our students the best of luck. Mrs Dean will be the supervising teacher at the Harden carnival.
Yesterday I was at McAuley for a meeting with all the Principals in our small district. The TBAG Principals – which represents the cluster of Tumut, Batlow, Adelong and Gundagai are endeavouring to work more closely to enable staff to network and share resources, to gain Professional Development together and share the knowledge and expertise between the schools. It was a productive meeting and I am looking forward to the four schools working more closely together.
Today your child is going home with a note regarding fee reduction for 2020 for families that have been directly impacted by the bushfires. Please contact me if you would like to access this very generous offer from Catholic Education.
The Catholic Voice newspaper has also been out in our region over the last two days. St Joseph’s will featured heavily in the March edition and there are a few pics on the Catholic Voice facebook page.
Have a great week,
|Week 3 - 10th Feb - 14th Feb|
|Thurs 13th:||Counsellor visit, Opening School Mass - 6pm|
|Fri 14th:||Sport swimming session - Years 2-6, NRL visit, Friday recess canteen.|
|Week 4 - 17th Feb - 21st Feb|
|Mon 17th:||WR Swimming Harden|
|Wed 19th:||Kinder Rest Day|
|Thurs 20th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 21st:||Sport swimming session - Years 2-6, Friday recess canteen.|
|Week 5 - 24th Feb - 28th Feb|
|Tues 25th:||Counsellor visit|
|Wed 26th:||Ash Wednesday|
|Fri 28th:||Sport Swimming session - Years 2-6, Friday recess canteen.|
|Week 6 - 2nd Mar - 6th Mar|
|Thurs 5th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 6th:||Friday recess canteen.|
On Monday's we would like to continue serving the fruit donated by Foodworks to the students at recess. However without canteen running we don't have our Monday volunteer to do this job. If you would like to volunteer to come in and cut up the fruit please let us know. It could be another weekday if the Monday is not a suitable day for you.
Friday recess canteen will start on Friday 14th Feb, a full term roster will be sent out later in the week.
|Feb 20||Maher Fam., Leake Fam., Annetts Fam.||14.02.20|
|Roots Fam., Radford Fam., W Reynolds Fam.||21.02.20|
|F Corbett Fam., Bhardwaj Fam., Carmody Fam.||28.02.20|
Kindergarten and Year 1 have been exploring and learning some great new things in class time. Learning numbers 1-10 and the letter 't', creating stories.
Kindergarten still have one rest day left Wednesday 19th Feb and then they will commence full weeks. If you have any queries please contact the office.
The children at St Joseph's have been learning the Wiradjur numbers one to ten. At most morning assemblies the children learn a new number. We hope to know them all by the end of Term 1.
- Cath Parker - Aboriginal Contact Person.
What a great day last Thursday for our Swimming Carnival. Thank you to all the students who swam so beautifully and did their very best in all the races. Students qualifying for the Western Region Swimming will compete in Harden next Monday 17th Feb. We wish them all the best. Thank you to all our families who came along for helping with time-keeping etc., and for supporting the children in their races.
Congratulations to our Age Champions and Runners Up for 2020
CLAIM THE DATE: Wednesday 26th February
Community Council AGM will be held on Wednesday 26th Feb, nomination forms will be sent out next week. Please have a think if you would like to nominate for a position in the forthcoming AGM.
Email details of new families
Our new families need to forward their email address through to our Community Council secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org so they can receive any correspondence forwarded out.
Sport Swimming Sessions
Years 2-6 for the next three Fridays will have swimming for sport. They need to bring their swimmers to change into at school and remember to bring a rashie, towel, thongs, goggles etc.
NRL's Roads to Regions!
Tomorrow students will receive a special visit from the NRL's Roads to Regions tour with a brand new INSPIRE RESPECT whole school assembly.
NRL staff will provide students with tools & tips they can utilise every day to display respectful behaviours not just on the sporting field but in the classroom and everyday life. I think we will be lucky enough to have a visit from a couple of the Canberra Raiders team!
|16.02.20||Jean Roche||B Isaac||Jim Roche Family||Jenny Toole|
|23.02.20||Michael Reynolds||T Corbett||Reynolds Family||Helen Isaac||Julian Roche|
|01.03.20||Kirsty Beavan||S Murray||Corbett Family||Trish Roche|
|08.03.20||Liz Murray||B Isaac||Murray Family||Chris Harrison|
|15.03.20||Julian Roche||T Corbett||Julian Roche Family||Carmen Cribb|
|22.03.20||Doreen Hughes||S Murray||Hughes Family||J Kuhn|
|29.03.20||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Paul Roche Family||Carmel Salmon||N Hughes|
TUMUT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Team Nomination forms for the 2020 Autumn Competition are available from Pie in the Sky Bakery and Sportspower or www.tumut.basketball.net.au. This season the committee will again be accepting Kindergarten aged children. Active Kids Vouchers can be used.
Team Nominations must be submitted on or before Thursday 20th February, 4.30pm to 6pm at Club Tumut.
Any registration enquiries can be made to the Registrar, Debbie Webb on 0427 647027 or through Tumut Basketball Facebook page. Further information for the upcoming comp can be found on the website above.