Dear St Anne's Community,
Welcome back! I hope that you were able to spend some quality time as a family over the break.
I would like to thank our Groundsmen Greg Williams and John Goode for the great work they completed over the break. They are taking a very pro-active approach to maintenance around the school and it is appreciated. They painted, cleaned windows, cleaned lights and cleaned the carpets.
Our students have returned to school in a very positive manner and it is nice to see them in their winter school uniform.
Thank you to all of our students and staff that represented the school at the recent ANZAC Day Mass, March and Service. It was nice to see so many people in attendance and our school captains should be proud of the way they spoke during the service in the park.
Congratulations to all of our Years 5 & 6 students for their participation in the Mortimer Shield today and all the best to our Cross Country runners tomorrow in Gundagai. Good luck to our Secondary students participating in the Secondary CCC Cross Country next week.
Next week is Catholic School's Week and we will be recognising this with a Mother's Day breakfast, open classrooms and liturgy. Please see the flyer later on in the newsletter.
Our next School Community Council meeting is to be held on Tuesday 10th May, 7pm in the Josephite room.
This week I sent home two important emails that contain information about the approach to COVID this term. Please have a look over these and make contact if you are unsure of anything.
On behalf of the staff and students, I would like to thank Claire Maxwell for her 13 years of service to St Anne's and wish her all the best with her new endeavours.
Welcome to our new school counsellor, Laura. Laura is with us every Thursday and Friday. You can get in touch with her by contacting the office.
Naplan is on in Week 3 this term. You can support your child by reassuring them that NAPLAN is a part of their school program and reminding them to simply do their best, not to rush the test and to get a good night's sleep the night before each test.
We continue to keep the students from Year 3 who are preparing to make their first Reconciliation in our prayers. A reminder that if your child did not attend a parish mass to enrol, that it is imperative that you make contact with Fr Sijo as a matter of urgency.
First Reconcilation Retreat Day
Just a reminder that the Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat will be held on Wednesday 25th May in St Joseph’s Hall starting at 9.10am and finishing at 3.20pm. This is for all students of Year 3, even those not making the Sacrament. A note will be going home about this today.
A reminder that the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held on the following evening Thursday 26th May - in the Sacred Heart Church, Temora at 6:00pm.
The Parent meeting for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held in St Joseph’s Hall next Thursday evening 5th May at 7pm. All families of children wishing to make their Sacrament are required to attend.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is Sunday 19th June at Sacred Heart Parish at 10am. Father Sijo will be celebrating the Mass this year, as the priests of the Diocese have all been granted permission by the Archbishop to celebrate the sacrament in their own parishes.
Stole making volunteers
I am requesting any volunteers who are available to offer their time to help make the stoles for this year’s Confirmation candidates. Please contact Mrs Collins via email if you are available at email@example.com.
This week, Issue #3 of Scholastic Book Club was sent home. The due date for Issue #3 is Wednesday, 11th May 2022.
A reminder that all payments are to be made online via Loop. To make payments visit
scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app.
If you would like to view Issue #3 online you can follow this link
St Anne's has three teams competing at the Mortimer Shield today, two girls tag teams and one boys league team, we wish them luck!
Tomorrow we have 29 students travelling to Gundagai top compete in the Western Region cross country. we wish all runners the best of luck in the hills of Gundagai!
Next Friday we have a number of students trialing for MacKillop selection in netball and rugby league. Lana King, Lani Summerfield, Lani McCrone and Ava Derrick will trial for netball while Darcy Reardon, Will Maxwell and Lenny Guymer will trial for under 12's league-we wish all the very best of luck in sunny Canberra!
Upcoming primary sport
NSW Cup Netball for years 3-6 in Wagga on the 24th May
St Anne's Athletics Carnival Friday 24th June
Last term the secondary students competed in the annual St. Anne’s Cup Tennis Tournament. Students were randomly paired with other players and played a number of knockout rounds across different draws. The final was played with two extra ring-ins as both Maisy’s partner and Noah’s partner were away on the day so Zahara and Darcy assisted them.
Noah and Darcy played an impressive match and went on to win the match 6-0. The win meant that Noah was able to defend his title from 2021.
After the match, Mr Haigh and Mr Tait paired up to take on Noah and Darcy. The match was on serve at 4-3 before time got away and the match was abandoned.
Well done to all of the students for their effort across the 4 weeks.
In the last week of term, we held a very successful ‘Introduction to Secondary Day’. Along with St Anne’s Year 6 class, we welcomed students from St Mary’s West Wyalong, Ariah Park, Temora West and Temora Public School. The students were kept busy creating an Easter egg from wood, cooking pizza scrolls, learning about static electricity and even learning how to count in French. It was such a pleasure to work with all the students.