- ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- FROM THE REC
- MERCY VALUES - MCAULEY STUDENTS
- LEADERSHIP 2023 ANNOUNCEMENT
- PRIMARY AWARDS - WEEK 6 & 7
- 'BE A SAFETY STAR' POSTER COMPETITION
- MASS CANCELLED
- SCHOOL FEES
- RADIO NEWS
- LEAGUE TAG
- YEAR 8 ENGLISH
- YEAR 9 PASS HIKE
- KINDERGARTEN 2023
- JINDABYNE EXCURSION
- TASMANIA EXCURSION
- SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP
- PARENTING RIVERINA
Our Year 5 and 6 students have enjoyed their time at the Department of Sport & Recreation facility in Jindabyne. The activities on offer allowed the students to participate in positive team building activities. In all of the photos you can see the students enjoying each other's company.
Our Year 10 students have been in Tasmania for the past week, discovering some of the great attractions that the ‘Apple Isle’ has to offer. From exciting rope climbing activities in Launceston to the Historic Penal Colony at Port Arthur, the students have been enjoying every minute. The daily video posts to Facebook have been very entertaining to watch.
With the extracurricular activities that are offered to students, the staff at McAuley are to be commended. They have given up time away from their families, as well as being on call for the duration of these excursions, not to mention the time that has gone into the planning and preparation for these events. A huge thank you to Lyn Bathgate, Cameron Ellison, Megan Turnbull and Anna Stubbs for their work with the Jindabyne excursion, and also to Jeanette Dumbrell, Julie Greacen, Eamonn Moore and Dora Du for taking the time to spend with Year 10 students in Tasmania.
I would like to advise of some important end of year dates that are fast approaching.
- Monday 28 November: Year 10 students completing HSC modules - ‘All My Own Work’
- Wednesday 30 November: Thursday 1 December - Year 10 PASS Trip to Kosciuszko National Park
- Friday 2 December: K-6 Awesome Authors Celebration
- Thursday 8 December: Semester 2 Reports K-10 go home
- Thursday 8 December: Year 10 Mass & Dinner
- Monday 12- Wednesday 14 December: Year 9 Excursion to Tathra
- Wednesday 14 December: End of Year Awards Assembly
- Thursday 15 December: Students Last Day
I hope that you are able to enjoy some beautiful spring weather over the coming days.
Advent always begins four Sundays before Christmas, on the Sunday closest to the feast of St Andrew the Apostle (November 30th). Advent is the beginning of the liturgical calendar year and has been since the 900’s. The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means coming. It’s a time for preparation and anticipation of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. To assist you in preparing your students during Advent, I have attached various resources. You may create an Advent Wreathe for your room as your prayer focus during this special church season.
In our church there is an Advent wreathe with four candles which represent the four weeks of Advent. One candle will be lit each weekend. The first candle, which is purple, will be lit this weekend and it symbolises hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. It represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.
2022 has been another difficult year for everyone, however we have always been hopeful!
This is an extract from Charles Péguy's poem regarding hope.
“I am, says God, master of the three virtues: Faith, Charity and Hope.
Faith is like a faithful wife.
Charity is the ardent mother.
But Hope is a little girl.
I am, says God, the master of virtues.
Faith is she who remains steadfast through centuries and centuries.
Love is she who gives herself during centuries and centuries.
But my little Hope is she who rises every morning.
I am, says God, the Lord of virtues.
Faith is she who remains firm and strong.
Charity is she who unbends during centuries and centuries.
But my little Hope is she who every morning wishes me good day.
Mass this weekend is 10am Sunday.
Religious Education Coordinator
The office had a call from an older gentleman, Mr Norm James.
He called to say that last week whilst going for a walk he was sheltering from the rain under a verandah in Capper Street. A McAuley student, a lovely young girl perhaps 14-15, stopped and asked if he would like an umbrella as she had a spare. Unfortunately he didn’t get her name.
But he wanted to say what a high standard of student we must have at McAuley when they help out “a silly old man walking in the rain”.
Mercy is defined as empathy or love that manifests itself in action that is practical and thoughtful, warm and open, respectful and enabling. The value of mercy is inextricably linked to compassion, justice, dignity, excellence, hospitality, stewardship.
Mercy values in action.
Last Thursday a great group of Yr 9 McAuley kids went on a Pass Hike up to Blowering Cliffs. Great weather for a bushwalk. Kids were awesome. Lots of laughs, a great time was had by all. Thanks to Wayne Skein for helping transport students.
On Wednesday our 5/6 students made it safely up the mountain to Adaminaby for a quick stop, play and bite to eat. Said hi to the big trout, then back on the bus headed for Jindabyne.
Some very excited kids!!
Having a great time. Archery, sliders and damper.
After a good night’s sleep we were all keen for our activities today. We headed out to Lake Jindabyne for a canoe and paddled out to explore an island. Conditions were perfect and we only had one boat capsize! A beautiful morning but definitely a test of our team work skills ☀️
Sooooo much fun on the sliders and some beach volley ball.
What a huge day for Year 10 in Tasmania. After disembarking from the Spirit of Tasmania we made our way to Sheffield for a coffee break as well as viewing all the murals around the town. We the made our way to Trowunna Devil park where we got to meet some of the locals as well as learning all about the breeding program for endangered species. We had lunch in Deloraine before heading to Hollybank Treetop Adventures where we got to test out our skills on the high ropes course. Then it was on to Launceston for a well earned rest and dinner at the Penny Royal Leisure Inn. So much fun!
Day 3 Year 10 Tasmania tour. This morning after a walk to Cataract Gorge we said goodbye to Launceston and headed south, stopping in Campbeltown to view the convict pavers along the Main Street. We then ventured on to Richmond visiting the oldest Catholic Church in Australia and enjoying lunch and a stroll through the historic town. It was then off to Pirate Bay to board our eco cruise around the Southern most part of Australia where the next land would be Antarctica! We will be staying at White Beach tonight, ready for our visit to Port Arthur tomorrow.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are recent school leavers and their parents. These students can continue getting ABSTUDY if they go on to higher education study or an apprenticeship.
ABSTUDY for higher education or training post Important information for the community so parents and students can plan early for the year ahead.
To support students and families, you can also:
- download our School Leavers Resource eKit
- read more about how you can help students transition to higher education or an apprenticeship
- follow us on facebook.com/ServicesAustralia to see future posts about ABSTUDY we would greatly appreciate your help sharing.
Phone: 131 158
A School Based Trainee position 2023 The Bush Pharmacy Tumut
The Bush Chemist in Tumut is currently looking to employ a school based trainee to commence with the business in 2023.
This position is open to all students currently in Year 10 and we encourage students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to consider this opportunity.
To promote this opportunity we would like to run an information session for students at the high schools and then an industry tour and work experience will be offered to those students who would like to apply for this position.