Dear St Anne's Community,
As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone for another positive and rewarding term.
This week we welcomed to St Anne's, the Ward family. Scarlett and Adeleine started in Year 2 and we are very blessed to have them join us. Please keep an eye out for their parents, Shontayne and Adam.
I wish you all a safe term break and look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday 13th July. We will begin the first day back with a Naidoc Liturgy at 9am.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped with school events including the athletics carnival, covering books, canteen and reading groups. Your help is vital for these events to go ahead. You set your children a great example that helping out is an important thing to do. You get to meet other families and make great friends as you travel through important events together with your children. So I encourage put your hand up to help out; it is really appreciated.
The New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) has launched a new digital hub, Everyday Maths. The videos, games and interactive activities have been co-designed by NSW teachers and tested by parents and carers to offer practical tools that shine a light on maths in everyday life.
Parents and carers can choose activities to best suit their child by using the year group filter. The aim of the hub is to give parents and carers a trusted place to go to get started, to build their confidence with maths, to support them in connecting with their children through maths, and empower them to foster skills in their children to find problems, to solve problems, to notice and to wonder about mathematical ideas that surround us everyday.
You can visit the hub here: https://education.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/mathematics/everyday-maths
Australian vs NSW Curriculum - Are they different?
The recent release of the new draft Australian Curriculum has received considerable media coverage. We thought it may be beneficial for parents and carers to understand the relationship between the Australian and NSW Curriculum, the bodies that develop them and their respective reviews.
Sometimes the words "syllabus" and "curriculum" are used to describe the same thing. A "syllabus" is what could be taught in each learning area while "curriculum" is the big picture describing everything that is taught in schools. In NSW, exams and assessments are based on the course syllabus rather than the curriculum.
A student attending school in NSW will be educated in accordance with the NSW Curriculum, which draws from and is informed by the Australian Curriculum.
Both the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) are independent statutory authorities. Each has a specific remit in respect of the education of children and young people.
From 2010, NSW joined with the Australian Government and all other states and territories to develop an Australian Curriculum. ACARA has responsibility for developing the Australian Curriculum. Implementation of the Australian Curriculum is the responsibility of states and territories.
NESA has legislative responsibility, for setting, monitoring and implementing Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum for all NSW Government, Catholic and Independent schools. In consultation with key stakeholders, NESA determines the timeline for syllabus development for each key learning area and the subsequent implementation of syllabuses in schools. Simply put, NESA ensures that the NSW Curriculum incorporates matter from the Australian Curriculum into the syllabus for each subject.
Kindergarten Enrolment 2022
If you are yet to complete an enrolment for your children's sibling for Kindergarten in 2022, please go to the school website and complete the online enrolment form. This will assist us greatly with planning for next year.
School Counsellor Service
This year school counselling is available all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. School counselling is offered to help students cope with stress, emotional and behavioural issues, mental health difficulties, and improve students' overall well-being. To engage with school counselling the online referral form can be filled out or request a paper copy from the office. If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to make contact with Sam through the school's front office.
Reports will go home with students on Monday 21st June. We know that reports are a great opportunity to discuss progress with your child or to celebrate an improvement or to use the report as a way of talking about the importance of education. 'The Conversation' released a great article a few years ago about ‘How to talk to your child about their school report’ and reminds parents that a ‘C’ means that your child is achieving ‘At Standard’.
The "Tell Them From Me" survey is now closed. Thank you to all that participated in this. We look forward to reviewing your feedback.
Secondary Well Being Day
Thank you to Mrs Wallace and the Student Well Being team for their organisation of a great day for the students. The guest speakers and activities were well received.
Thank you to Mrs Tame, Mrs Williams and the Food Tech students for organising another successful FeedMi meal. It was really nice food.
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 - Leadership Camp, Bectric (Yr 9 & 10)
Thursday 24th June - Sacrament of Confirmation (Yr 6) 6pm
Friday 25th June - Last day Term 2
Tuesday 13th July - First day Term 3
Tuesday 13th July - NAIDOC Liturgy & Activities
Wednesday 14th July - Primary WR Athletics, Tumut
Monday 19th July - Friday 30th July - Book Fair
Monday 26th July - Feast Day of St Anne Mass & Tabloids
Wednesday 28th July - Musical 'Hamilton' Sydney
Kindergarten - Ivy Drenovski, Chad O'Connor, Flynn Gilchrist
Yr 1 - Dusty Karn, Ari Bryon, Audrey Wallace
Yr 2 - Ava Crawford, Noah Miles, Addison Gilchrist
Yr 3 - Addie Warren, Riley Gilchrist, Bailey McCormack
Yr 4 - Judd Oliver, Harvey Drumore, Matthias Lancaster
Yr 5 - Kimberley Roberts, Will Maxwell, George Morton
Yr 6 - Archer Gaynor, Jonte Reid, Rahni Coleman
Kindergarten - Frances Moroney, Thomas Harris, Tristan Swanston
Yr 1 - Olive Coddington, Hayden Pham, Evie Keith
Yr 2 - Edie Bett, Adele Oliver, Joey Guymer
Yr 3 - Charlie Minchin, Hannah Pham, Ayden George
Yr 4 - Judd Oliver, Lillian Perry, Billy Townsend
Yr 5 - Amber Haigh, Darcy Reardon, Shiraz Broad
Yr 6 - Jack King, Carus Gray, Isobelle Crawford
Yr 8 Science
We have just finished our Chemistry topic in year 8, and the students are investigating the effect of environmental conditions on the corrosion of stainless steel. The beakers contain from left to right: air, tap water, salty water.
The differences between corrosion and combustion were also investigated, which was a great way to introduce the rate of reactions.
Yr 9 Science
Year nine have been studying Physics all term, and here are two of the boys working on their electric circuits. They needed to be able to see the difference between series and parallel circuits and discuss their shortcomings and benefits. Much of the term was spent on the different types of radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum, especially those used in communication.
Primary NSW Cup Netball and Mortimer Shield Rugby League is on Tuesday 22nd June (Week 10), the bus will leave St Anne's at 7.45am sharp and will return to school before 3.20pm. Please pay the $20 bus fee, on QKR or at the front office, if not already paid. Each student must wear their full sports uniform, bring their own water bottle, recess/lunch although a kiosk will be available too.
Western Region Athletics Carnival at Tumut - date to be advised. Canberra-Goulburn level athletics at AIS track in Canberra - 12th August.
Trent Barrett Shield for Years 3/4 Tag and League is 17th August at Temora.