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- Important Dates Term 2
- Principal's Report
- Staff Professional Learning
- Library News
- Yr 4 News
- Semester 1 Primary Reports
- Timber and Metal Elective Classes Yr 9/10
- Red Shield Appeal
- Primary Awards
- Secondary Awards
- Cross Country
- Athletics Carnival
- Noah's Sporting Success
- Primary Assembly Roster Term 2
- Secondary Wellbeing Day
- Kindergarten 2022 Orientation
Friday 11th June - WR Athletics, Tumut
Thur 11th & Fri 12th June - Yr 10 Retreat, Warrambui
Friday 18th June - Kinder 2022 Orientation 9-10am
Monday 21st June - Confirmation Retreat Day (Yr 6 & 7)
Tuesday 22nd June - Mortimer Shield Finals Wagga Wagga
Tuesday 22nd June - Primary NSW Netball Cup (Yr 3-6), Wagga Wagga
Wednesday 23rd June - Secondary NSW Netball Cup (Yr 7-10), Wagga Wagga
Wednesday 23rd June - Sacrament of Confirmation (Yr 7) 6pm
Thursday 24th June - Sacrament of Confirmation (Yr 6) 6pm
Friday 25th June - Last day Term 2
Tuesday 13th July - First day Term 3
Dear St Anne's Community,
Term 2 is progressing quickly and we now find ourselves with only 3 weeks left of the school term. I would like to pass on my congratulations and best wishes to Daniel and Stephen Drum on their recent ordination at St Mary's Cathedral. I look forward to attending their first mass this Saturday night at 6pm. Congratulations to all of our students that have been achieving recent success with their chosen sports. St Anne's has been well represented in the Archdiocesan sporting world.
As you may be aware on 1 June 2021, it was advised that two COVID related case locations had been identified in NSW in the Goulburn area and several in the Jervis Bay area. These are locations visited by a confirmed case. We continue to monitor NSW Health advice. While the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria continues, a reminder that persons who have recently travelled to Victoria should monitor the Tier 1, 2 and 3 Exposure Sites. Where persons have attended these sites they should follow 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. There have not been any additional restrictions imposed on NSW Schools at this stage, aside from identified persons isolating and having a COVID-19 test. We will advise if this changes. When attending locations which have previously been COVID exposure sites such as Sydney, we encourage you to check the venue being attended has a COVID Safe plan. Try to avoid large crowds where possible.
Thank you to everyone that has completed the 'Tell Them From Me survey'. There is still time for you to fill this in. Please check your emails for the special link. If you do not have the email, please contact the school and we will re-send it. We value your feedback and it is important that we receive this so that we can continue to evaluate our practice and look to areas of improvement.
We have found a Wood/Metal teacher. Mr Chris Wendt will start with us in Term 4, after he completes his obligations with his Year 12 students at his current school. We look forward to welcoming and introducing Mr Wendt to you and the students in the near future. Mr Wendt will bring with him, a wealth of experience and qualifications that will open up exciting opportunities for students of St Anne's.
The Secondary English/HSIE Maternity leave teacher position has been advertised and we are waiting for the advertisement period to finish.
Our Secondary Science/Maths teacher, Mr Rob Turner, will be leaving St Anne's at the end of this term. He has accepted a position at Henry Lawson High School. Mr Turner has to travel some distance every day to work and would like to be closer to home. We will have the opportunity to farewell Mr Turner in Week 10. This week, I have advertised the position and I will keep you updated of the outcome.
We are excited to announce that we have found someone to run our school canteen. Mrs Belinda Maxwell will open the canteen as of next term. Thanks again to Tracey McCormack for the dedication and support that she has shown St Anne's over the years and for her willingness to assist with the handover to Belinda.
Good luck to all of our Year 9 and 10 students as they prepare to sit their half yearly exams next week.
In the holidays, our playground will be undergoing major asphalt resurfacing work. We are very excited and cannot wait for a smooth, practical and asthetically pleasing playground. I will share some photos with you in our first newsletter for Term 3 and on Facebook.
Annual School Plan "Snapshot 2"
Our second goal in our Annual School Plan is to "Increase Student Engagement". Our two specific target areas are to reduce the number of wellbeing incidents that require staff intervention and increase individual student attendance rate to 90% or more. We aim to achieve these by implementing a structured well being program across the school and by implementing a school wide focus on student attendance. One of our specific actions is to continue the weekly pastoral care meetings that we hold across primary and secondary.
I had the privilege of speaking at the Sacred Heart Ladies function today at the bowling club. We are lucky to have such a great community of people.
This week, our teachers participated in a 2 hour professional learning workshop with Dr Tim McDonald. Tim is an education leader who is a recognised innovator with over 20 years experience leading change in education systems. He now leads Knowledge Society’s most ambitious education projects. Tim helps education systems design, implement and evaluate capacity building initiatives that focus on improving teacher practice as the key lever to improve student outcomes. He has led large-scale projects in areas of leadership, student engagement, well-being and innovation in the fields of education, youth justice, employment and health. Tim spoke to us about cognitive load theory and short/long term memory as well as explicit instruction and daily reviews. If you would like to know more about the professional learning that our staff are conducting, please follow this link; https://catalyst.cg.catholic.edu.au/
Thank you to the Krause Family and the Kneisel Family (in Ohio) for their kind donation of Nolan’s Shadow by Timothy Graf for our Library.
See the world through Nolan's eyes and you just may see something new yourself. Nolan, who is the inspiration for this book has Coffin Siris Syndrome, a very rare syndrome that can cause developmental delays. It is the hope that this book will bring awareness to the CSS community and encourage us all to take time for the gift of life and appreciate the small things. After all, those are the best things.
Issue 4 of Book Club is due SOON!!!
How to order
It would be appreciated if all orders were made and paid for online via LOOP.
To pay by credit card, visit scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app.
Book Club orders are due by Monday, 7th June by 11am please.
If you have any questions regarding Book Club, please contact Mrs Klara Kite.
It has been another busy Term in Year 4.
In Literacy this term Year 4 have been learning about persuasion. They particularly enjoyed writing persuasive letters and having debates!
In Science, they have been learning about plants and have grown their own bean plant from a seed.
During Art, Year 4 have been learning about and using mixed media to create their artworks. So far they have used a mixture of paint, a variety of paper, magazines, oil pastels and chalk.
Primary Reporting - Semester 1 2021
Our teaching team have begun the process of creating each child’s Semester 1 2021 report. In Semester 1:
For Kindergarten students:
• Achievement in each subject will be reported using a four-point scale (Well Above Expectations, Above Expectations, Meeting Expectations and Working Towards Expectations).
For Year 1 to Year 6 students:
• Academic grades for each subject using a five-point scale from A-E will be reported using the NSW Common Grade Scale.
For all students:
• Strand Achievement will be reported in English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, PDHPE and Creative Arts using a five-point scale (Excellent, High, Sound, Basic, Elementary).
• Engagement with Learning statements, which are taken directly from the Australian Curriculum, will provide specific information about your child’s Critical and Creative Thinking, and Personal and Social Responsibility, using a three-point scale (Beginning, Developing, Consistently).
• Individual student comments will not be used in the Semester 1 Reports.
We encourage you to have a conversation with your child's classroom teacher, should you have a concern with the information contained in the upcoming school reports. The new approach to Academic Reporting is a developing process and it is a system wide approach. All Canberra/Goulburn Catholic Primary Schools will be reporting in the same format. Further work will be undertaken in the coming months to determine how progress and achievement is best reported based on what we know to be important information about a student’s learning and progress.
Kindergarten Karzon Rebibis, Phillipa Gibbs, James Broad
Yr 1 Ned Hale, Alice Reid, Alexy Balon
Yr 2 Primrose Minchin, Zephanie Lancaster, Evie Cooper
Yr 3 Elsie Keith, Mailee Reid, Kayde Brace
Yr 4 Ava Derrick, Billy Krause, Benjamin Samaan
Yr 5 Lana King, Claire Hartwig, Jake Bett
Yr 6 Adelaide Gaynor, Jack King, Morgan George, Carus Gray, Lily Gibbs
Gotcha Awards Archer Gaynor, Jackson Parry
Yr 8 - Malle Morton Persistance with paragraph writing in English. Evie West Excellent application to Maths tasks.
Yr 9 - Angus Cooper Making amazing improvement in Maths. Poppy Minchin Demonstrating understanding of new concepts in History.
Yr 10 - Rhyley Kennedy Thoughtful contributions to class discussion in History. Showing and excellent understanding of pronumerals.
St Anne’s sent a squad of 11 runners to Mount Stromlo last week, competing for Canberra Goulburn squad selection.
In trying running conditions all competitors did themselves proud. George Morton and Imogen Baldock finished first, Grace McCrone second, Lenny Lancaster fourth and Georgia Gibbs twenty third.
Secondary students also had success on the track in the longer distances with students Markus Macfarlane and Lexi Lancaster qualifying for the Sydney event.
Congratulations also go to Mitch Dunstan, Maisy McCrone, Cate Granleese and Lilli Block for competing in the event.
In beautiful conditions, the annual St Anne’s Athletics Carnival was held last Friday. Once again the students are to be congratulated on their behavior, being good sports and their level of participation. A huge thanks also goes to the many students who helped measure and adjudicate at the field events and thanks to the teachers and parent helpers.
The results for the day were: Joes 2129 points, Johns 1424, Pats 1391, Pauls 1341.
Age champions were:
9 year girls Grace McCrone, boys Leo Drenovski
10 year girls Immy Baldock, boys Matthias Lancaster
11 year girls Lani McCrone boys George Morton
12 year girls Annabelle Palmer, boys Jonte Reid
13 year girls Maisy McCrone, boys =Oscar Bent and Markus Macfarlane
14 year girls Lexie Lancaster, boys Mitchell Dunstan
15 year girls Lily Reinhold, boys Noah Harper
16 year boys Jed Reardon
A number of records were again broken at the carnival, some quite long standing.
Darcy Reardon - 14.48 seconds in the 100m, beating D Kite and Geoff Fouracre’s record from 1986/7 of 15.00seconds. 11y Boys High Jump - 130cm beating Jackson Reardon 128cm
Grace McCrone - 9y Girls Long Jump - 3.53 beating Lani McCrone 3.35 2019. 9y Girls High Jump - 115cm beating Lani McCrone 108cm 2019
Imogen Baldock -10y Girls High Jump - 120cm equalling Lani McCrone 120cm 2020
Matilda Reardon-13y Girls Triple Jump - 8.73m beating Winnie Lawrence 8.54m 2014
Maisy McCrone-13y girls 100m - 13.73 beating Kim Reardon 14.72 2000
Evie West-13y girls shotput - 7.83m beating Emma Booker 7.48m 1987
Bea Balon-15y Girls High jump 135cm equalling Cindy Cassidy 135cm 1987
Lily Reinhold-15y Girls 400m - 1.14.11 Beating Lauren Williams 1.16.31 2000
Francis Drumore-16y Boys High Jump - 170cm beating-Rob Leary/Gavin Hanlon/Grant Hughes 160cm 1986/1987/2013
Gwenny Drumore -14y Girls Discus - 19.40m beating Kristen Noack 18.56m 2001
St Anne’s Primary squad will travel to Tumut on 11th June to try out for Western Region selections. The squad is: Oscar Block, Matthias Lancaster Jacob Bett, George Morton, Will Maxwell, Darcy Reardon, Carus Gray, Lenny Lancaster, Jonte Reid, Leo Drenovski, Riley Gilchrist, Judd Oliver, Joey Guymer, Clancy Gibbs, Charles Minchin, Jack King, Ned Townsend.
Imogen Baldock, Ava Derrick, Marley Block, Lani McCrone, Annabelle Palmer, Zephanie Lancaster, Annabelle Gray, Grace McCrone, Addie Warren, Livvy Blackwell, Claire Hartwig, Macey Coddington, Lana King, Amber Haigh, Jasmin Cassidy, Lily Gibbs, Adelaide Gaynor, Zahara Karn.
The secondary students will go onto compete in Canberra at the AIS early next term.
Year 9 student Noah Harper recently attended the NSW AFL carnival representing the CCC Team. This carnival is designed to showcase the best AFL talent in NSW across the various regions and schools. During the carnival Noah played mostly in the Centre Half Back position, with the occasional change into Full Forward, managing to kick one goal in the latter.
He played two games of footy across the day. Competing against the Combined Independent Schools and Combined High Schools (public) teams. Unfortunately, his team was unable to secure a win for the day.
Noah explained that he was just keen to get out there and play AFL along with meeting new people. He said the level of competition was excellent and it was just an experience to play against some of the best players in the State.
Despite his team not winning a game, Noah clearly showed form in front of the coaches and was selected to play for the Combined NSW High School team that would usually go on to compete at the National Carnival. Sadly, due to potential COVID restrictions a decision was made earlier this year that the carnival would not go ahead. Noah explained that it is disappointing to miss out on the carnival and the trip to Darwin, he said that usually there are AFL scouts present and current AFL players go to the event and speak to all of the competitors and explain what is needed to make it in the system.
Noah regularly represents the school in most sports and has also achieved success outside the school for cricket. Noah followed in the footsteps of previous St Anne’s student Joe Morton, who was the most recent National competitor for the school, also making it away for AFL.
During the term, parents are invited to attend our weekly assemblies.
The following classes will be hosting Term 2 weekly assemblies:
Week 7 - Yr 3
Week 8 - Yr 2
Week 9 - Yr 1
Week 10 - Kinder/Yr 5