- FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
- REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
- INFLUENZA A
- AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHY COMPETITION RESULTS
- MATHEMATICIANS IN THE MAKING
- BOOK WEEK PARADE and BOOK WEEK UPDATE
- SKI TRIP - Friday 16th August for Years 5 to 10
- AWESOME AUTHORS
- PEER SUPPORT
- SECONDARY STUDENTS GET CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN
- COMMUNITY COUNCIL - STREET STALL - NEXT THURSDAY
- KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR ELECTRONIC SCHOOL CALENDAR
- SCHOOL FEES STATEMENTS
- GREAT SPORTS Yr 1BT
- CANTEEN ROSTER AND UPDATES
- TUMUT BASKETBALL COMPETITION
As you are aware our principal, Mr Rodney Little has resigned from his position at the end of this year. Mr Little has been principal of McAuley for the past 8 years. I am sure you join with me in wishing him and his family all the very best for their future.
Some of our secondary students recently participated in the Australian Geography Competition. We are very proud to announce some outstanding results which are highlighted further in this newsletter. A special mention to Year 10 student, Jordan Sanbrook who received a High Distinction - top 1% in Australia. An amazing result.
Peer Support lessons have commenced this week for primary students. The focus of the lessons is values. All Year 6 students are enjoying being group leaders and are learning the skills of leadership and management during these lessons. It is also an opportunity for K-6 students to mix and work with students they would normally not get the opportunity to. We are looking forward to developing these new positive relationships throughout the term.
Primary students are proudly showcasing their written work this week in St Mary’s Hall with the ‘Awesome Authors’ Celebration. The celebration will run from Wednesday to Friday. Parents and friends are asked to come along and view the students work and to comment on the wonderful writing and publication. Definitely not a celebration to be missed. Thank you to Mrs Liz Boxall for coordinating this event and to the teachers and students for all their preparation.
Our annual Book Week celebrations and parade will take place the week of 19th-23rd August. Students are asked to dress up in either a ‘Super hero’ costume or as their favourite book character. The students will visit Blakeney Lodge on Tuesday 20th August at 11.30am with a parade for McAuley parents and friends to follow, starting at 12 noon on the school oval. We would love to see you all there.
Unfortunately, this time of year brings a lot of sickness. A large number of Influenza A cases have been reported to McAuley. Students are typically coming down with a headache, sore throat and high temperatures, possibly turning into vomiting. In this case a visit to the doctor is required to be tested and possible medication given. Students are to remain at home until the course of medication is finished. We ask for your support in regard to this please.
We are looking forward to sharing another busy term with you all.
- Kerrin Henderson.
We have some reported cases of Influenza A within our school community.
Influenza A is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Some of the symptoms may include:
Fever and chills, headache and muscle aches, feeling tired and weak, sneezing and stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and cough.
Please refer to your medical professional if you are concerned. Please keep your child at home if they are ill.
We have received some OUTSTANDING results in the recent Australian Geography Competition. Congratulations to all students who participated in this competition - well done!
Jordan Sanbrook - TOP 1% IN AUSTRALIA - AN OUTSTANDING RESULT Jordan!
Lauren Hannig and Jake Crane - HIGH DISTINCTION
Jacob Spicer, Kayla Smit, Gabriella Olsen, Jessica Kelly, Charlie Braun, Ellisha Olsen, Lucinda Roche - DISTINCTION
Maya Stiles, Joshua Smith, Elly Dumbrell, Maggie Dalisay, Oliver McKay, Emily Kelly, Matilda Cathcart, Liam Buckley - CREDIT
Luke Wen, Tatenda Muwandi, Bisman Romana, Amelia Grant, Matthew Mitchell, Lottie McMahon, Jacob Ambrose, Molly Webb, Chloe Turnbull, Daniel Smith, Russell Guppy, Scott Ferguson, Holly Bird - PARTICIPATION.
What a great result from our secondary students - the school community is very proud of you all.
In the lead up to Book Week 2019, library classes have been investigating several of the CBCA shortlisted books. Year 5/6 have delved into the amazing literary world of Shaun Tan and his book Cicada. Exploring the renewal of life and different stages of our lives, this week the students created their own cicada from clay, with Father Nemora joining us to read the story and look at the models. The results were wonderful with colourful cicadas decorating the library.
The highly anticipated BOOK WEEK PARADE will be held on Tuesday 20th August. This will commence at 11:30am when the K-6 children will parade their creative costumes to Blakeney Lodge, followed by a Parent, Carers, Grandparents Viewing Parade at noon on the Primary Oval. Parents are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the oval with the children following the parade.
Thank you to those who responded to our Ski Trip. The bus will leave at 6am next Friday morning from the school bus-stop and will return approximately 5:30pm.
Participating students will receive detailed information next week.
Weather reports indicate Mt Selwyn will receive a great dump on fresh snow this weekend!
WOW! St Mary's Hall has been transformed into a 'writers-wonderland' this week, with K-6 children's writing on display for parents, carers and friends to read and enjoy!
The Hall will be open until 4pm on Friday for your viewing!
K-6 commenced their Peer Support lessons this week. The Primary Campus will participate in Peer Support, each week, for the next 7 weeks.
Two Year 6 Peer Support Leaders, facilated a small group of students from Kindergarten to Year 5, working together through a number of structured activities. Teachers supervised the groups while they worked on a module called Promoting Harmony which will help define individual and community values, build relationships and improve decision making skills.
This first session enabled the children to get to know everyone in their group, agreeing on how they will work together and interact cooperatively with others. They will also begin to think about what is a value and something they value in themselves.
Teachers recommend you talk to your children about Peer Support each week, as it will help to reinforce the concepts learned in each session.
- Mrs Hotham.
This term, Food Tech students will be whipping up a storm in the McAuley kitchen, thanks to the Great Ocean Road - Careers Made Here - Cheese Your Own Creation Program.
Teams of 2 will design their own imaginative dairy creation to bring to life. They will make and develop their own recipe and submit a photo to be judged for inclusion in the 2020 Great Ocean Road Calendar.
Ms Greacen is really looking forward to encouraging the students to use their imagination to bring amazing creations to life out of everday dairy products. She is so impressed with the nutritious meals the students are creating with simple ingredients like milk and cheese.
Stay tuned everyone......we will keep readers up to date with all the fun!
Our Community Council has an upcoming Street Stall next Thursday 15th August.
We are still looking for parents who can volunteer for just one hour between 10:30am and 3:30pm.
Thank you Anna and Kate Stubbs, Catherine Kelly, Lucinda Clay, Cherie White, Kathryn Buttenshaw, Liz Boxall and Jodi Vickery who have all offered their time.
Please support this stall by donating baking and other saleable goods. We have sent home raffle tickets in a great load of wood with your children. Please ensure these are returned by Thursday.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
School Fee Invoices were emailed on Wednesday this week. If you did not receive your statement, please contact the Office.
For those who pay by the term, fees are due on 6th September. Thank you for your support.
Thank you to our volunteers who continue to keep our canteens operational. We really do appreciate your support and commitment.
NEXT WEEK'S ROSTER
Monday 12th: Toni Laney
Wednesday 14th: Susie Peacock
Friday 16th: Fiona McMahon and Tash Jeffery
DON'T FORGET KELLIE'S GREAT MEAL DEALS - Monday Lasagne, Wednesday Fettuccine Carbonara (pictured), Friday Baked Potato with ham, pineapple, cheese and sour cream. Order via QKR! or the paper-bag system.
TUMUT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Team Nomination forms for the 2019 Spring Competition are available from Pie in the Sky Bakery and Sportspower or www.tumut.basketball.net.au
This season the committee will again be accepting Kindergarten aged children.
Please note that an additional Active Kids Voucher is now available for use between July and August for all school aged children. Team Nominations must be submitted on or before Wednesday 14th August, 4pm to 6pm at Club Tumut. Any registration enquiries can be made to the Registrar, Debbie Webb on 0427 647027 or through Tumut Basketball Facebook page.