Our prayers have definitely been answered with this amazing rain we are having.
Teachers have been busy preparing school reports lately and they will be sent home Friday Week 10. A reminder that there will be no comments on the K-10 reports for this Semester. K-6 will only be assigning a grade for RE, English and Maths also. In Week 10, you will receive information about booking your Parent/Teacher interviews. We would like the opportunity to speak to you all at the interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 2, Term 3. This is a great chance to discuss the Semester 1 report and a plan for the rest of the year.
I am just about to depart for the Western Region Principal's meeting in Gundagai. I will return to school on Monday 29th. It was great to hear from Sally Cassidy this week. Sally indicated that the Garden Viewing is being organised for October. Thank you in advance to the organising committee and I look forward to this event.
Uniform- please keep up the great work with student's uniform. Please remember to label all clothing and if you are unable to send your child to school in the correct uniform for any reason, just send in a note to their classroom teacher.
We are still searching for a Wood/Metal teacher; please spread the word.
Temora will be hosting the Staff Spirituality Day for the Western Region on the first day of Term 3 (SDD Day) on July 20th. We are extremely fortunate to be joined by the very distinguished Father Richard Leonard on the topic of “Catholic Identity: How can Catholic Education form believers in a media saturated culture?”.
It will be the first time that we have hosted a group of staff whilst also presenting the presentation via Zoom to the majority of the 13 Western Region schools from the Canberra Goulburn Diocese. Whilst it has been a challenging task to arrange this presentation to comply with the covid-19 restrictions it is a day that the staff are definitely looking forward to.
Attendance at Mass - changes as of July 1st
From the 1st of July there will be an easing of restrictions for our Sacred Heart Parish, which will be able to hold up to 80 people (due to social distancing regulations) for Mass. If you or your family wish to attend Mass, you will be asked to sign the register at the back of the church as you enter. The sign-in sheet will be numbered 1 to 80 and will cut off there.
Sacraments for 2020
At this stage, the sacraments are still ‘indefinitely postponed’ and no further communication has come from the Catholic Education Office about any future plans for the year. As soon as any further information is received or any decisions are made about Sacraments, I will be sure to let you know.
We have painters in our classrooms. The next step is for the acoustic panelling to be installed and the internal windows and doors. We are currently waiting on approval for a power upgrade to our school. This upgrade will allow the renovations to be serviced with enough power. We appreciate the work that Alan Rands Electrical has put into supporting the power upgrade. The new external stair case is shaping up nicely as well.
In preperation for playground improvements next year, we have started to look at our playground surface and also our storm water drainage. Some work will need to be done in these areas to allow for improvements to occur. More details will be shared in due course.
Year 1 participated in the ‘May 50km’ to raise money for MS research. When we started this we were not aware that someone in our class was directly effected by MS. Adele’s Grandmother has been living with MS for the last 21 years. In learning this, it only drove Year 1 on more to raise as much money as we could. We finished up with over 100km and over $900 going towards the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia. With this we hope to ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS’!
Today we were lucky enough to have a video chat with Adele’s grandmother and learn about how MS has effected her, what MS is and how we could help. It was very inspiring and Year 1 should be very proud of their efforts.
Year 3 have been very busy in all subjects this term. In English they have been creating poems, and writing Persuasive texts, trying to convince their teacher that children should (or should not) have to play sport. There were some very convincing arguments for and some interesting arguments against!!
In HSIE students are focusing on ANZAC Day as part of the unit, "Celebrations," learning not only what happened during the 8 month campaign, but why we celebrate it as a nation or at our local level.
In Religion, Year 3 have been learning about Jesus and Discipleship, creating some interesting job advertisements for disciples, what the job entails, personal qualities to be a disciple and how the disciples carried on Jesus' work.
Year 3 created some amazing art this term, focusing on portraits and also Picasso styled portraits. Check them out-recognise anyone??
Kinder - Ella McCrone - for her fantastic writing skills. Stella Krause - for her improvement in counting and number recognition. Ari Bryon - for always approaching learning with a positive attitude. Audrey Wallace - for her willingness to accept feedback and improve her work.
Yr 1 - Edie Bett - for improvement in reading and hard work in Minilit. Addie Gilchrist - for always presenting neat work. Evie Cooper - for her constant discipline during Religion and any time we are praying. Rosie Maurer - for her amazing improvement in Spelling.
Yr2 - EJ Perry - for his outstanding work in rounding to 10. Dallas Gibbs - for a massive improvement when reading aloud. Kayla Block - for her improvement in comprehension skills. Elsie Keith - for her effort and hard work when adding using a number line. Riley Gilchrist - for his continuous improvement when reading.
Yr 3 - Harvey Drumore - for outstanding reading and comprehension. Livvy Blackwell - for pleasing results in Maths. Hayley Kite - for being a great 'All Rounder' in Week 8. Liam Oliver - for working very well and asking lots of questions.
Yr 4 - George Morton - for listening well while guest speakers were sharing about their culture. Eliana Orbita - for consistently putting 100% effort in everything she does. Max Drenovski - for applying himself to all set tasks. Amber Haigh - for excellent Maths assessment results.
Yr 5 - Lily Gibbs - for good responses in Science. Isobelle Crawford - for a great comic strip in Literacy. Layla Paki - for great measuring and calculating weights in Maths. Annabelle Palmer - for great measuring and calculating weights in Maths.
Yr 6 - Cate Granleese - for excellent ideas and responses in Science. Jaidyn Baldock - for amazing dedication to improving his reading and writing. Matilda Reardon- for her dedication to completing set tasks. Eloise Haigh - for her growing confidence in tackling Maths tasks.
Week 7 & 8 - Good Samaritan Awards
Kinder - Alice Reid - for her kind, friendly and polite nature. Matthew O'Connor - for looking out for his peers and giving them a helping hand.
Yr 1 - Abby Watts - for her effort to always work fairly in a group. Tony Samaan - for always making the right choices and not giving into peer pressure.
Yr 2 - William Cassidy - for being a caring and supportive friend. Charlie Minchin - for looking out for his friends and peers and ensuring no one is excluded.
Yr 3 - Lillian Perry - for being a great role model in class. Billy Townsend - for focusing and listening to instructions.
Yr 4 - Marley Block - for being a kind and helpful class member. Kimberley Roberts - for having a positive attitude towards learning.
Yr 5 - Archer Gaynor - for always being kind and respectful. Ethan Bett - For being inclusive and fair during sport.
Yr 6 - Lilli Block - for being mindful of others. Jacob Durham - for displaying a mature approach to solving problems.
The annual Boorowa Touch/Netball carnival is one of the few sports going ahead in 2020 and is on Friday 23rd October. Notes for the carnival went home this week and parents are urged to return them ASAP so final teams can be organised. Unfortunately one of the "Covid-19" rules in place is that parents cannot attend the carnival, so buses have been organised to transport the students. Once again Year 10 students will mentor the teams and training for the carnival will commence in mid to late Term 3, once our athletics carnival has been run.
Weather permitting, we will run our annual cross country at Nixon Park on Monday. Primary will walk to Nixon Park after lunch and each age will compete at staggered intervals of 2 minutes so students can finish running in reasonable time before recess.