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- Religious Education News
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- Mowing Roster
- Term 2 Fees Due
- School Reports
- Kindergarten/Year 1 Class News
- Pupil Free Day - Term 3
- Awards - Week 6
- Dance Performances
- McAuley Yr 7 2022
- Rugby Union Trials
- Athletics Carnival
- Seasons for Growth
- Tell Them From Me Survey
- Pupil Free Day - Term 3
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
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A huge thank you to all our parents and grandparents who came along on Monday to our Athletics Carnival. We were so blessed with the beautiful weather and it was such a fantastic day with all children giving their best. A special mention to those wonderful parents who helped out with time keeping on the day, your help is very much appreciated. We were also fortunate to have some secondary McAuley students that also assisted on the day and without their help the carnival would not have run so smoothly. Western Region Athletics will be held in Tumut on Friday 11 June and notes and information will go home this week for those children who have progressed onto the next level.
A special congratulations to Tom Roche who was successful in making the Canberra Goulburn Rugby Union team. This is a fantastic achievement and there is an article in the newsletter where Tom elaborates on this.
While the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria continues, CECG encourages all communities to be aware that persons who have recently travelled to Victoria should monitor the Tier 1, 2 and 3 Exposure Sites. With exposure sites now including Goulburn and Gundagai, persons who have attended these sites should follow the NSW health advice including:
- having a COVID-19 test
- isolating as appropriate.
They should not attend a School if they have attended an Exposure Site. Close contacts (family members) should monitor their health.
Please continue to check the website
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx and get tested if you or a close contact have been to any of these sites or if you are exhibiting any flu like symptoms.
Our school continues to apply the same procedures as advised previously. I advise:
- Staff and students should be tested if displaying symptoms and only return to school where symptom free and a medical clearance is no longer required
- Hygiene and first aid requirements remain the same
- At all times where there are people gathering, personal hygiene, cleaning and record keeping requirements apply
- We continue to clean high touch points once per day
- We continue to ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels or hand dryers
There have not been any additional restrictions imposed on ACT/NSW Schools at this stage, aside from identified persons isolating and having a COVID-19 test. We will advise if this changes.
We encourage staff and visitors to our school to maintain a 1.5m distance from other people, where practicable and avoid any congestion of groups of visitors in specific areas. This is no longer a requirement although is recommended.
Have a great week.
May is traditionally known as the month of Mary. Our staff prayer this week focused on the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We read the Gospel of the day and reflected on the joy Mary and Elizabeth experienced, and thought about the joy we experience in our own lives, both at school and at home.
You may like to take the time to read through the following passages throughout the week.
A Reading from the Gospel of Luke:
Mary set out and travelled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
The beautiful feast we celebrated on Monday depicts two miraculous pregnancies.
One came about by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. The other was the miraculous conception in the womb of a woman who was advanced in years.
The Scripture passage quoted above presents us with the initial encounter of Mary and Elizabeth as they greeted each other upon Mary’s arrival.
Mary had travelled a long distance to be with her cousin for the last few months of Elizabeth’s pregnancy. And upon greeting Elizabeth, another miraculous event occurred. The baby in the womb of Elizabeth, Saint John the Baptist, “leaped for joy.” Thus, even prior to his birth, John began to fulfill his unique mission of preparing the way for the Lord. He did so at that moment by inspiring his own mother, Elizabeth, with a knowledge of the divine presence of the Saviour within the womb of Mary.
Consider, especially, the conversations that these two holy women would have shared during their months together. Though we are given only a small insight into their initial conversation from the Scriptures, we can be certain that this was but a small sampling of what they would have discussed in much prayerful detail. In particular, their conversations would have contained a mutual sharing of the spiritual gift of joy.
Joy is much more than an emotion. It is spiritual in nature. It is not only an experience of something fun, it’s the experience of realizing the action of God in your life. Seeing God at work in wonderful ways leads to gratitude and rejoicing. This joy produces a strength and energy that is contagious and uplifting.
We must all strive to see the hand of God at work in our own lives so that our focus upon His divine actions will produce joy also. We need joy. We need to be strengthened by this gift so that we will be encouraged and strengthened as we daily strive to fulfill His will.
Reflect, today, upon the witness of joy that these two holy women give us. Know that you are called to share in the same joy as you humbly turn your attention to the ways in which God has blessed you. If you find that you lack joy in life, then consider where you allow your mind to wander throughout the day. Try to turn your mind to the action of God in your life. Take a moment to reflect on the joy you experience in your homes and here as St Joseph’s with our families and students. Let us be thankful for the many blessings and joy we encounter every day.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 7 - 31st May - 4th June|
|Week 8 - 7th June - 11th June|
|Mon 7th:||Gymnastics (sports uniform - last session)|
|Fri 11th:||Western Region Athletics - Tumut|
|Week 9 - 14th June - 18th June|
|Mon 14th:||Public Holiday|
|Tues 15th:||K/1 class dance performance|
|Wed 16th:||4/5/6 class dance performance|
|Thurs 17th:||2/3 class dance performance|
|Fri 18th:||McAuley Yr 7 Orientation Day - 9am-3:15pm|
|Week 10 - 21st June - 25th June|
|Fri 25th:||Last day of Term 2|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|John Corbett family - mowing||Matthews family - mowing|
|MacDougall family - mowing||McMahon family - mowing|
|Maher family - mowing||Pearce family - mowing|
Teachers are busy completing assessments and writing reports. Reports will be sent out to parents in the last week of school this term and parent/teacher interviews will be held early in Term 3. This is a great opportunity to gain further insight into your child’s progress and to discuss with your child’s teacher areas of strength and areas for improvement.
K/1 are learning to recognise notes and coins in maths. Students enjoyed playing shops!
In initialit students are learning what plurals are and the sound /ar/. Students are writing a recount on the athletics carnival.
In art students made a cross as we are learning about what the sign of the cross means in religion.
Week 9 - Dance Performances
K-1: Tues 15th June - 2:30pm
2/3: Wed 16th June - 2:30pm
4/5/6: Thurs 17th June - 2:30pm
Parents are welcome to the performances:
* K/1 - casual clothes suitable for dancing in.
* 2/3 - casual clothes suitable for dancing in.
* 4/5/6 - coloured T-shirt, jeans, cap/broad brimmed hat (if no jeans wear school pants)
(please do not buy anything, please use clothes you already have at home).
Mr Moore and Mr Turnbull will be visiting our Yr 6 students next Monday 7th June. The children will be invited to attend an Orientation day and Parent Information night in the near future to gain further information regarding McAuley Catholic Central School and all that it has to offer.
On Monday I travelled all the way to Canberra to compete in the Canberra Goulburn Rugby Union Trials. I competed against 45 kids for a position in the team, fortunately I made the team successfully. The trials looked at all the parts of rugby, rucking, tackling, then passing and after that we played some football. In the end they picked 20 kids for the team. Kids came from all over the Archdioceses from as close as Queanbeyan, Boorowa, Tumut and as far as Bega. Congratulations to Sid, Brad and Jack from McAuley for also making the team.
- Tom Roche
Congratulations to all our St Joseph's students at this year's Athletics Carnival, it was a fantastic day.
In next weeks newsletter our Yr 4/5/6 students will share recounts they have written on the Athletics Carnival. We look forward to reading those.
We are currently inviting Year 4 – 6 students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process. The survey window for St Joseph’s commences today and closes on Friday 11 June.
We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at St Joseph’s Adelong.
The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below: