- From the Principal
- RE News
- Visit from Mr Fox
- St Anne's Feast Day
- Tell Them From Me
- Library News
- Yr 8 Science
- Engineering, Metal & Construction
- Primary Awards
- Secondary Awards
- State AFL Selection
- Canberra Goulburn Rugby Selection
- Cross Country Success
- Primary NSW Netball Cup Wagga
- Secondary NSW Netball Cup Wagga
- Athletics Carnival
- Red Shield Appeal
- SRC Fundraiser - Picture Plates
- Kinder 2023
- Canteen Roster
Dear St Anne's Community,
Winter has arrived! I hope that you are all in good health and able to escape the cold as much as possible.
A warm welcome to Zain and his family. Zain will be joining our Year 2 class next week.
Year 11 INFORMATION NIGHT
We had an amazing turn out for the Year 11 information night this week. Supported by the deputy Director of Catholic Education Canberra/Goulburn, Dr Tony Bracken, we delivered our plan for Year 11 at St Anne's to over 30 people. If you missed the night and you have questions, please make contact with the school. A brochure was handed out with important dates for supporting your child in their Year 11 and 12 pathway. Additionally, there is a tab on our school website (under Education) that will assist you with any questions and provide you with access to any documents handed out to date.
One last call for anyone that might be interested in reviewing our school uniform and to be a part of the design process for the Year 11 and 12 uniform.
Last newsletter item:
"At the recent Community Council meeting, I discussed the need to review our school uniform. Lowes have indicated that they would not stock our uniform if we did not move our entire range to their store. In supporting local business, I would like us to work with Millers to stock our full range of uniform. Additionally, with year 11 and 12 on the horizon, it is important to explore a uniform for them. One that identifies them as senior students. If you would like to be a part of this committee, please email the school and we will add you to the mailing list when we organise the first meeting."
I will be taking two weeks Long Service Leave from Friday 10/6/22 and I will return on Monday 27/6/22. While I am on leave, Mrs Geraldine Holland will be acting Principal, Mrs Kellye-Anne Coleman will be acting Assistant Principal and Mrs Donna Fogarty will be acting Primary Coordinator. I thank them all for their support. Mrs Coleman and Mrs Fogarty will keep their teaching duties on year 6. Mrs Holland will come off class and be replaced by Mrs Nikki Taylor and Mrs Fogarty. My email address will be unattended for this period of time. Please contact the office or Mrs Holland with any questions during this time.
We look forward to welcoming Kristi-Lee Winkley to St Anne's next term, as she takes on the fulltime teaching duties for Year 5.
Student's reports will be sent out electronically via Compass on Thursday of Week 10. This will be the same process as Semester 2 last year. Compass is a great way to view your child's report and to see past reports as well. Just go to the reports tab in Compass to view these.
We have been making a few changes to our school website. The intent is to make it more user friendly and easier to find information for current and prospective parents.
Our enrolment drive for 2023 is continuing. The official enrolment period for Catholic Schools in this Archdiocese concluded on Friday 27 May. However, in regional areas such as Temora, we continue to take enrolments throughout the year. If you have a child entering Kindergarten next year, please contact the office for an enrolment form. An interview will be organised in Term 3. If your friends have a child commencing in Kindergarten, Year 7 or 11 next year, please encourage them to consider St Anne's as an option for their child’s education. There is provision for an online enrolment form which can be accessed through our school website.
2023 STUDENT LEAVERS
If you know that your child will be departing St Anne's at the end of this year, we would greatly appreciate an email or phone call. This assists us with planning, budgeting, staffing etc.
PUPIL FREE DAY
Just a reminder that we have another pupil free day on Friday 1 July 2022. This is the last day of the school term and it will assist staff with professional development. I am gratedul for your support of these days.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Thank you so very much to the following helpers for their assistance in making the stoles for Confirmation.
Meg Morton,Cassie Coddington, Ali McCrone and Danielle Haigh and their children for sewing the stoles. Thank you to Trudy Hartwig, Noelene Williams, Cassie Coddington, Mrs Fogarty and Mrs Coleman for helping to assemble the stoles.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is Sunday 19th June at Sacred Heart Parish at 10am.
The Confirmation Retreat day is being led by Year 9 on Friday 17th in St Jospeh’s hall. We thank Year 9 for the amazing work that they have put into preparing for this day as part of their Youth Ministry unit called ‘Catch the Wave’. We are extremely proud of all that you have achieved so far and look forward to the fun, informative day that you have planned.
Fundraiser for Catholic Missions Thursday 30th June
On the last school day of term, Thursday 30th June all students are asked to wear casual clothes to school and to please support the work of the Catholic Missions by bringing in a gold coin donation. The SRC will also be making cupcakes for all students from K-10.
We are still in need of additional altar servers for weekend and school Masses. Please be in touch if your child has made their First Eucharist in the Catholic Church is eligible to serve. It is a beautiful way to serve in the Church and a necessary job that requires as much support as possible. Please email email@example.com
We have only had 19 responses so far and it would be great if we could reach more of our parent population. We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community, we would greatly appreciate your feedback.
The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at St Anne's Central School.
The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It must be completed in one session; you cannot come back to it.
You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below. Please check your emails for the link and further information.
The Importance of Sleep
It’s a well-known fact that sleep is incredibly important for everyone. Sleep is the body’s chance to rest and reset for the next day. For young people, sleep is especially important because their bodies are going through their formative years and need recovery in order to change and develop. Despite sleep being so important for young people, good sleep patterns are often resisted due to a variety of reasons such as screens and social media, worrying/racing minds, and other distractions. So how can parents and carers support their children to have better sleep patterns?
It can be difficult to go to sleep at the same time every night, however maintaining some routine is important so that the brain knows when to relax and prepare for rest. It can be a good idea to have a limit to how late your child can stay up for, and they can choose to go to bed before or on that time. A pre-bed routine is also helpful for a good sleep, and can include brushing teeth, reading a chapter of a book or listening to a relaxing podcast. Every person is different, but young people should be aiming for at least 8 hours of sleep per night. A good sleep routine also includes waking up at a reasonable time each morning. Remind your child that while it may be difficult at first, their body clock will adjust, and it will get easier.
Avoiding screens is extremely important and we should not be looking at phone, television or computer screens for at least one hour before bed. This is because screens stimulate us, not relax us. Screentime reduces the quality of our sleep and does not allow us to wind-down properly.
Other common stimuli can include caffeine and energy drinks. These should be limited and not consumed during the afternoon or night.
Create a Good Environment
Young people will sleep easier if they are in a comfortable, tidy environment. It is also a good idea to encourage your children not to do homework on their bed. Their bed is supposed to be a place of rest and relaxation, and it can be harder to switch off if they have spent all afternoon working on it.
Check-in Before Bed
Sometimes young people can struggle to sleep due to stress. There are many worries that can keep young people up at night – from social issues such as friendships and bullying, to school issues such as assignment stress. It can be helpful to check-in before bed and offer comfort or advice if they need it.
If you are worried about your child’s sleep, check in with their GP to discuss this further. For more information, read this with your child:https://headspace.org.au/explore-topics/for-young-people/get-enough-sleep/.
The Issue #3 order from Scholastic Book Club arrived this week and has been distributed to students.
The Issue #4 catalogue from the Scholastic Book Club has been distributed to students. If ordering from this issue please place your order and make your payment online.
scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app.
If you would like to view Issue #4 online you can follow this link
Eggciting Library Lessons
Students from Kinder to Year 6 have been very eggcited about their Library lessons. We currently have 9 eggs in an incubator and are eggspecting that early next week some chicks will hatch from them. The students have used a candler and viewed the changes inside the egg from day 1 to day 7. Today we are up to day 17 of incubation. The chicks are due to hatch on day 21.
K to Year 2 students have been learning about eggs, chicks and how to care for chicks. This week they looked at what a chick would need to survive and have created a safe place to home our chicks when they hatch. Stage 2 students are in the process of designing posters outlining how to care for chicks. Stage 3 students have been closely following what is happening during the incubation period. They are also busy writing information books about an animal to read to the Infants classes later this term.
- The chicken eggs were donated by Tom and Lana’s Uncle and Aunty.
- Matthias carefully places an egg in the incubator.
- Using the candler on Day 1 of incubation.
- Evie using the candler on Day 7 of incubation.
- On Day 7 of incubation we can see there is something inside the egg when we use the candler.
- Kinder learning about the equipment needed to set up a safe home for the chicks when they hatch.
- Sophie setting up the heat lamp in the chick’s home.
- Wilson, Alena, Josie and Harriet inspecting the home Kinder has put together for our chicks.
We have been looking where our water comes from, what it is used for and what quality it needs to be. Yr 8 are currently making water filters out of household materials and are aiming to improve turbidity, salinity, pH and odour.
Year 7/8 Technology Mandatory Engineering
Over the course of 13 weeks year 7 and 8 students have been immersing themselves in Technology Mandatory Engineering. Students have been guided through Engineers role in society and how engineering has a massive effect on everyday lives. Students were assigned a task around designing and constructing a catapult following a set of guidelines and strict parameters. All students managed to produce functioning catapults, and continually make design improvements throughout the build process.
Year 9/10 Industrial Technology Metal
Year 9 and 10 Industrial Technology Metal students have been working diligently through term 1 and 2 on their Fire Pit project. Students have undertaken a collaborative design process, working as individuals and then in groups to develop a Fire Pit design that can be used as an option for future Industrial Technology Metal classes. With multiple skills being applied the result is a fully functioning Fire Pit with cooking attachment that has high aesthetic value.
Year 9/10 Certificate I VET Construction
Year 9/10 Certificate I Construction students have truly been busy. After undertaking a small project to promote skills, Construction students were given the task of reconfiguring the workshop to ensure Metal, Timber and Construction courses could run effectively in the same space. Students built multi purpose benches, designed and fitted tool racking, hanging storage, and continually generated ideas around improvement through team discussion. All students demonstrated the ability to work as individuals, small teams or as a class with outstanding results. It also should be noted the contribution made by Year 10 2021. In the last weeks of term 4 2021, Year 10 Timber and Metal students started the process of building new work benches reducing the size of the task for the 2022 Construction class. It is clearly an all-round team effort with excellent results.
Kinder - Hunter Chown, Claudia Lancaster, Connor Jones
Year 1 - Phillipa Gibbs, Evelyn Tait, Frances Moroney
Year 2 - Isla Sheraz, Stella Krause, Olive Coddington
Year 3 - Lucy Taylor, Ava Crawford, Clancy Gibbs
Year 4 - Riley Gilchrist, Leo Drenovski, Grace McCrone
Year 5 - Harry Swanston, Judd Oliver, Harvey Drumore
Year 6 - William Maxwell, Darcy Reardon
Kinder - Alena Arun, Adam Sheraz, Spencer Lynch
Year 1 - Aiden Roberts, Sydney Rebibis, Winfred Puertos
Year 2 - Ella McCrone, Ned Hale, Alexy Balon
Year 3 - Primrose Minchin, Adele Oliver, Annabelle Gray
Year 4 - Hannah Pham, Ayden George, Harry Krause
Year 5 - Ava Derrick, Billy Krause, Meg Ruskin
Year 6 - Eliana Orbita, Shiraz Broad, Michael Kreyts
Yr 8 - Jaidyn Baldock for working consistently in Maths. Lilli Block for working well in History and achieving consistent growth in Maths. Catherine Granleese for working well in History. Eloise Haigh for showing persistence in Maths. Scarlett Minchin for consistent effort and achievement in History. Lillian Oliver for consistent effort and achievement in History.
Yr 9 - Lily Guymer for excellent work on Art theory task. Alexia Lancaster for showing consistent growth in Maths. Evie West for achieving great growth in Maths.
Yr 10 - Bea Balon for excellent work on Art theory task and excellent understanding of surds and indices. Zoe Bent for excellent understanding of surds and indices. Bayley Blackwell for showing an excellent understanding of indices. Angus Cooper for excellent understanding of surds and indices. Sharn Ferguson for excellent understanding of surds and indices. Daniel Hirt for excellent understanding of surds and indices. Jazzabella Nguyen for excellent understanding of surds and indices. Lily Reinhold for excellent work on Art theory task and excellent understanding of surds and indices. William Scott for excellent surds and indices. Myra West for excellent work on Art theory task and consistently applying herself to Maths tasks.
Congratulations to George Morton for his selection in the NSW PSSA AFL team last week. After an intense week of training and games in Coffs Harbor with the MacKillop squad, George impressed the selectors as his team won three out of six games over the week. We wish George all the very best when he travels to Adelaide for the Nationals next term.
St Anne’s were represented by five Primary runners at the MacKillop selection trials at Eastern Creek Sydney this week. The day was an amazing success for the St Anne’s athletes with Zephanie Lancaster finishing second, Immy Baldock 5th, Annabelle Gray 8th, Nate Swanston 35th and Grace McCrone 45th. Zephanie and Immy will now compete at the NSWPSSA level on the 22nd July and we wish them the best of luck.
St Anne’s sent eight teams to the NSW Cup netball carnival in Wagga on Tuesday. In fantastic conditions all teams played with great skill and spirit with the Year 3 and 4 teams playing in the non-competitive draw and the Years 5 and 6 team in the competitive draw. St Anne’s Blue won their final and will now progress to the next phase in Wagga next month. Thanks to the secondary students who umpired tirelessly all day, they were Lily Reinhold, Milly Van Egmond, Myra West and Malle Morton. A huge thanks also to the parents who helped with taking passengers, I’m certain the students had a great day!
Reminder - If you need to postpone your child's canteen order please send Belinda Maxwell a text on 0412142166 before 9.30am on the day.
Tuesday 23rd August - TBA
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