- Principal's Report
- REC News
- Term 2 Important Dates
- 2021 Community Council Fundraising Goal
- Primary Awards - Week 8 & 9
- Term 1 Secondary Awards
- Secondary Awards - Week 9 & 10
- Stage 4 Maths
- You Can Do It
- MacKillop Swimming Trials
- Paul Kelly Cup
- WR Cross Country
- Canberra Goulburn Winter Trials
- Term 2 Commencement
- Happy Easter!
- Easter Mass Times
- Golf Clinic
- School Holiday Workshops
- OOSH Holiday Activities
Dear St Anne's Community,
Thank you for a great start to the year. It has been really nice to have you all inside the school grounds for various school events, now that the restrictions have eased. This term has been a successful one with some changes to teaching and learning, great team sporting results, individual achievements in representing at various sporting codes, as well as our facilities. We have seen the excellent results coming out of the Maths Pathways program in Years 7 & 8, the positive switch to phonics instruction in Years K-2 and the completion of the Secondary Renovations. We have so much to look forward to in the months to come and the school is looking in great shape. Please see the Building and Maintenance section for the upcoming planned works.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, we had our School Registration visit last week. Six panel members spent three days at our school and then provided us with feedback on the last day. An official report will be sent to me in the coming weeks and I look forward to sharing the Commendations, Affirmations and Recomendations that were presented to us. We received glowing feedback overall and I thank the Staff for their contributions towards making it a successful registration.
I would like to thanks Mrs Samantha Park for her work with Kindergarten this term. Mrs Park taught Kindergarten every Friday. Mrs Hughes will resume full time work next term and teach Kindergarten Monday-Friday. Mrs Park will now teach Year 4 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Kate Harris will teach Year 4 every Monday and Tuesday. We will also welcome back Mrs Jodie Tame from leave.
Last Saturday, we held the annual St Anne's Long Lunch at the Temora Railway Station. We were blessed with the excellent weather and large numbers. 179 people supported the event and we greatly appreciate this. In total, $7907.91 was raised for the school. This money will go towards improving the playground area. Thank you to Kris Dunstan, Danielle Haigh, Margo Townsend and Georgina Bruest for their work on the Long Lunch committee. We also had lots of support with setting up for the event, which we appreciate as well.
Our sincere condolences to Angela and the Gilchrist family on the recent passing of Matthew. We will continue to pray for strength and peace for Angela, Cate, Brooke, Addison and the extended families. Please know that we are here to support in any way we can.
Have a Blessed Easter and enjoy the break.
“To celebrate Easter is to believe once more that God constantly breaks into our personal histories, challenging our “conventions”, those fixed ways of thinking and acting that end up paralyzing us. To celebrate Easter is to allow Jesus to triumph over the craven fear that so often assails us and tries to bury every kind of hope.”
Pope Francis, Homily, 31st March 2018
We are all called this Easter to turn our attention towards the Lord, to entrust ourselves to the Lord and to have faith in Him, just as the Lord Jesus Himself prayed to His heavenly Father, while He was in full agony in the Gardens of Gethsemane. He did not give in to despair and temptations to abandon His Passion, and instead, went on full ahead, willingly bearing the Cross for our sake, and even after being scourged, humiliated and falling three times, He kept on going up again and again, all for the love of us.
Looking to the example of Christ Jesus, we should be inspired to hold faith firmly in Him, entrusting ourselves to Him because we know that His love for us will never fail. This is the love that stood the test of time, and which allowed Him to suffer even unto His death on the Cross.
Let us all strive to be dedicated and faithful in this Holy Week, the time of reconciliation and rediscovery of our faith and love for God. Let us turn towards God with a new heart, and real and genuine desire to love the Lord with all of our strength.
May God bless us all, now and always, and may He guide us through life, helping us to grow ever more in faith, and be ever closer to Him, that one day we may be truly worthy to walk with Him together in His heavenly grace. Amen.
A special thank you is extended to the Year 9 & 10 students who presented the Passion Play this afternoon in the church. It is very special to be able to finally share the Easter message with one another once again and we are amazed at the reverent, respectful way in which the students took on this task to lead the community this Holy Thursday. Stage 5 you have done yourselves proud and we are very grateful to you for what you have shared with us all.
Thank you also to Mrs Breust for her coordination of the Passion Play and for her beautiful singing. Thank you also to Miss Jamieson, Noelene Williams and Mrs Taylor for your assistance with the preparations.
May you all have a blessed Easter and appreciate the opportunity once again to take some time for reflection, to attend Mass this Easter weekend and to recall the great sacrifice of Love offered for each of us.
Year 8 & 9 Retreats
The Year 8 and 9 students have enjoyed two amazing retreats this week led by the CSYMA Team of 10 volunteers who generously offered their time to come from Canberra to be with our students. The 90 students each day from the combined Central schools of St Anne’s, Macaulay at Tumut and Sacred Heart Cootamundra enjoyed the opportunity for friendship, spiritual growth, reflection, and a whole heap of fun. We are very blessed to have this opportunity and look forward to travelling to Tumut where they will be hosting the retreats next year. Our thanks are extended to Miss Jamieson, Noelene Williams, Mr Goode, Mrs Holland and Mr Haigh for their support to organise and feed our visitors.
Upcoming RE Dates for Term 2
First Reconciliation Retreat Day Thursday 13th May 9:10am - 3:20pm in St Joseph’s Hall
Sacrament of First Reconciliation Thursday 13th May 6:00pm Sacred Heart Church
Confirmation Parent Formation Evening Monday 17th May at 7:00pm in St Joseph's Hall
Confirmation Rite of Enrolment Masses Sunday May 23rd & Saturday May 29th.
Confirmation Retreat Day Monday 21st June 9:10am - 3:20pm in St Joseph’s Hall
Monday 19th April - School Resumes (K-10)
Tuesday 27th April - Mortimer Shield (Yr 5 & 6)
Wednesday 28th April - Secondary Taster Day 10-2pm (Yr 6)
Friday 30th April - Canberra Excursion (Yr 9 & 10)
Monday 3rd May - CG Touch Selections Canberra
Tuesday 4th May - Kinder 2022 Info Night 6.30pm (via Zoom)
Tuesday 4th May - Yr 7 2022 Info Night 7.00pm (via Zoom)
Wednesday 5th May - Open Day Tours 12-1pm and 4-5pm
Friday 7th May - Mother's Day Liturgy 12 noon
Tuesday 11th - Monday 17th May - NAPLAN
Thursday 13th May - Reconciliaton Retreat Day (Yr 3)
Thursday 13th May - Reconciliation 6.00pm (Yr 3)
Monday 17th May - Confirmation Parent Info Meeting 7pm
Sunday 23rd May - Confirmation Enrolment at Mass 10am
Tuesday 25th May - CG Cross Country Mt Stromlo Canberra
Saturday 29th May - Confirmation Enrolment at Mass 6pm
Monday 31st May - CG Rugby Union Trials
Here is our K-2 play area with new artificial grass and beach sand.
School Improvement Holiday Works
- Dean Guymer Plumbing will be in over the holidays installing new stormwater pipes.
- Alan Rands Electrical will be connecting various parts of our electricity upgrade.
- New carpet will be installed in the Years 1 & 2 rooms.
- New Autex pinboard will be installed on the walls in the Years 1 & 2 rooms and the Years 7-9 rooms.
- John Goode will be painting the walls in the Years 1 & 2 rooms as well.
Yes it is that time of the year again, when we begin talking about NAPLAN!
All students from Yrs 3/5/7/9 participate in a National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy. Its purpose is to determine if educational outcomes have been achieved by students and is used to inform government policy and curriculum planning.
If for some reason you do not wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN, please contact the front office and request a form to withdraw your child from the test.
NAPLAN will be conducted from Tuesday 11th May till Monday 17th May. Should there be a need, we will also have a catch up day during the week of the 17th May, for students who miss a test.
Kinder - Academic: Karzon Rebibis & Thomas Harris / You Can Do It: Chad O'Connor
Year 1 - Academic: Jackson Parry & Ron Arun / You Can Do It: Ari Bryon
Year 2 - Academic: Abby Watts & Madison McCormack / You Can Do It: Evie Cooper
Year 3 - Academic: Addie Warren & Angus Oliver / You Can Do It: Riley Gilchrist
Year 4 - Academic: Brodie Gray & Livvy Blackwell / You Can Do It: Billy Krause
Year 5 - Academic: Lana King & MJ Kreyts / You Can Do It: Lani McCrone
Year 6 - Academic: Darcy Murphy & Rahni Coleman / You Can Do It: Archer Gaynor & Amelia Cooper
Kinder - Academic: Bailey Bickham & Peyton Wiencke / You Can Do It: Billy Bush
Year 1 - Academic: Abby Wheeler & Archie Block / You Can Do It: Mack Oliver
Year 2 - Academic: Ava Crawford & Anthony Samaan / You Can Do It: Joey Guymer
Year 3 - Academic: Georgie O'Connor & Lilah Caldwell / You Can Do It: Hannah Pham
Year 4 - Academic: Harry Swanston & Liam Oliver / You Can Do It: Serenity Bron
Year 5 - Academic: Shiraz Broad & Lani Summerfield / You Can Do It: Darcy Reardon
Year 6 - Academic: Ethan Bett & Ned Townsend / You Can Do It: Zahara Karn
Congratulations to the following students who received the Term 1 award for excellence in attitude, behaviour and achievement in studies:
Year 7 Matilda Reardon and Scarlett Minchin
Year 8 Alexia Lancaster and Guinevere Drumore
Year 9 Will Scott and Tully Gaynor
Year 10 Francis Drumore and Jed Reardon
Yr 7 - Jimmie Harper for showing a growth mindset and challenging himself in French. Scarlett Minchin for exceptional results in her French exam. Jett Nguyen for exceptional results in his French exam. Matilda Reardon for exceptional results in her French exam.
Yr 8 - Josie Crawford for a great work ethic on her English biography. Lily Guymer for outstanding work on her sculpture theory task. Alexia Lancaster for outstanding work on her sculpture theory task and excellent application to Maths tasks. Evie West for working well on a biography in English.
Yr 9 - Sharn Ferguson for putting 100% effort into all Maths tasks. Lily Reinhold for showing enthusiasm in all tasks in HSIE. William Scott for working well in HSIE.
Yr 10 - Lachlan Crawford for great work on his Australia Day essay in HSIE. Jordan Meyer for working well on Australia Day task in HSIE.
Yr 7 - Jaidyn Baldock for excellent contributions to discussions in English. Lilli Block for great organisational skills in her diary. Scarlett Minchin for outstanding creative writing.
Yr 8 - Mitchell Dunstan for working well in English. Lily Guymer for excellent participation in English class discussions.
Yr 9 - Noah Harper for applying himself well in writing his 'Macbeth' speech. Poppy Minchin for her excellent knowledge of 'Macbeth'. Naish Oliver for applying himself and writing an effective speech. Myra West for excellent public speaking skills. Annabelle Wiencke for using persuasive writing devices in her speech.
Yr 10 - Harrison Bush for detailed long responses in English. Francis Drumore for excellent long responses in English. Matthew Durham for excellent work on his HSIE task. Jed Reardon for working well in HSIE.
This year students from Kindy to year 6 participate in weekly wellbeing activities from the You Can Do It - Program Achieve. This program was developed by Professor Michael Bernard from the University of Melbourne, and is designed to teach positive attitudes, social-emotional skills, character strengths and values based on the science of wellbeing and achievement. Lessons for students teach mindfulness, grit, gratitude, optimism, resilience, self-acceptance, growth mindset, confidence, organisation and getting along. Each week our achievements in these areas are celebrated with You Can Do It awards at assembly.
Over the past few weeks we have been talking to students about setting goals and being confident, persistent and organised. Over the holidays it would be a great if you could point out to your child/children when they are showing any of these skills, as they are skills which will help build success.
Take care and have a great holiday.
St Anne’s was represented by two swimmers a the recent MacKillop swimming selection trials at the Sydney Olympic swimming pool. Annabelle Gray and Will Maxwell competed in the 50 m free, with Annabelle finishing 7th and Will finishing 13th. Both are to be congratulated on their amazing efforts and both relished the chance to swim at such a great facility.
St Anne’s sent two teams to the annual Paul Kelly Cup AFL in Wagga last week. Both teams quickly adapted to the game, particularly after their first game and both improved dramatically as the day went on.
The girls lost all four games but are to be congratulated on their skill, behavior and for being great sports. Thanks to Aaron Crawford and Lou Gaynor who coached the girls.
The boys played three games , losing two and winning one, and again are to be congratulated on their skill and sportsmanship. Thanks to Mick Morton who coached the boys.
A huge thanks to the many parents who travelled to support both teams and take passengers as well.
St Anne’s sent a squad of 26 students to the annual Western Region Cross Country selection trials in Boorowa on Tuesday. In beautiful conditions for running all students did themselves proud with five students finishing in the top six , qualifying them to run at Mount Stromlo, Canberra, next term. Congratulation to Grace McCrone (2nd), Imogen Baldock(2nd), Georgia Gibbs (5th), George Morton (4th) and Lenny Lancaster (1st). Well done to all runners and thanks to the many parents who came along to support everyone.
Congratulations to Adelaide Gaynor, our only netball representative, who was selected to represent Canberra-Goulburn at the MacKillop selection trials next term. Congratulations also to Darcy Reardon, Will Maxwell and Lenny Guymer who were selected to represent Canberra-Goulburn in the under 11’s rugby league MacKillop selection trials, also next term. We wish all four the best of luck.
Monday 19th April - Mai Pham, Kirsty Oliver, Liz Oliver, Kerin O'Connor
Monday 26th April - Lisa Van Egmond, Kara Clydesdale, Danielle Haigh
Monday 3rd May - Angela Gilchrist, Amber Bett, Kerissa Reardon, Rochelle Caldwell
We are accepting cash in the canteen again. Online payment is preferred, however cash will be accepted for snacks and ice blocks for recess and lunch Monday and just lunch on Fridays.
School Holiday Workshops:
Tuesday 6th of April- “Dip and Dye at Platform Y”.
This is a tie-dye workshop @ Platform Y from 2:30-3:30.
Participants will need to BYO white shirt/clothing to dye.
Friday 9th of April- “Minute to Win It”
Games workshop @ Platform Y from 2:30-4pm.
Youth Week Workshops:
Monday 12th of April- “Monday Funday”.
@ Railway Precinct, Temora.
- Archery Tag
- Air Racer
- Basketball Shootout
- Sausage Sizzle
- Face Painting
- Painting the 2021 Youth Week “Together More than Ever” mural.
- Transport to/from Barmedman, Ariah Park and Springdale.
All free, including transport.
Barmedman Pickup 9.30am / Dropoff 1.30pm – location (front of Post Office)
Ariah Park Pickup 9.20am / Drop-off 1.40pm – location (front of Ariah Park Hotel)
Springdale Pickup 9.30am / Dropoff 1.30pm – location (Railway Station Parking Area)
Bookings are essential for travel. This may be cancelled if we have no bookings.
Tuesday 13th of April- “Sweet Treats Workshop”
Bake and Decorate sugar cookies @ Platform Y. 1-3pm.
All workshops are FREE and need to be pre-booked, this can be done by contacting YPC Kassi Owen on 0418 357 230.