- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
- FATHER'S DAY STALL - PRIMARY CAMPUS
- KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR ELECTRONIC SCHOOL CALENDAR
- CANTEEN ROSTER & CANTEEN UPDATES
- SCHOOL HATS - 'No Hat No Play'
- BOOK WEEK 2019
- YR 3/4V VISITS BLAKENEY LODGE
- KINDERGARTEN 2020 ORIENTATION
- ARCHDIOCESE ATHLETIC CARNIVAL
- SRC FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
- McAULEY ART SHOW
- PEER SUPPORT - RESPECT
- 2019 FUNDRAISER RAFFLE
- SPANIARDS AROUND SCHOOL
- CHISHOLM HOUSE FUNDRAISER
- AWESOME AUTHORS
- PARISH NEWS - WORKING BEE
- SECONDARY STUDENTS - BIOLOGY OF SEA TURTLES
- FRANKLIN SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
- UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
We all like a good grizzle. It helps to vent our feelings about how everyone else is wrong. We don’t always get what we want and blowing off some steam can help us get over it.
Good things happen when you stop complaining all the time.
After a bad day, it’s good to have a good moan about it. However, when your venting becomes constant complaining, you’ll attract people who are usually pessimistic, negative and constant complainers themselves. We are all highly influenced by the people around us. A pessimistic attitude attracts other pessimists. The more you complain, the more people around you will complain and you’ll become part of a group that spends more time complaining than getting things done.
Once you stop complaining and start seeing your glass as being half full rather than half empty, positive people want to partner up with you. At school and in the workplace, it’s much happier when we are working with people with a positive outlook rather than a grinch.
Being a chronic complainer means you are always focused on your problems. When you’re spending all of your energy on problems, you have no energy left for solving those problems. Complaining prevents us finding solutions. When we complain, our brains release a stress hormone that slows down our problem-solving skills.
Happiness means retraining our brain to scan for the good things in life—to help us see more possibilities, to feel more energy and to do better.
By practising positive thinking, you’re literally training your brain — like athletes train their bodies — to react in a specific way, creating a happiness loop. We know happier people are healthier, more successful and even more productive in their daily tasks.
Once you stop complaining about people, you can really start to hear them out and get to know their story. You’ll focus less on the things that rub you the wrong way. What is it about this person that turns you off? Pausing and thinking about these things along the way also helps you to become a better person. After all, you can’t learn more about people if you are always complaining about the ones you don’t like.
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.”– Chinese proverb
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who continue to support and keep our canteens operational.
Next week we have the following lovely ladies rostered on our Primary Canteen:
Monday 2nd: Kristy McPherson, Wednesday 4th: Tiff Casey, Friday 6th: Mel Pearce & Anna Mather.
As part of Book week 2019 the library ran a design your own super hero competition. On Friday two students from each Year 1-6 class were announced as the winners and enjoyed a special lunch in the library with Ms Roche. The winning entries were chosen not only because of their great costume design but also for their super qualities and purpose.
- Kirsty Roche, Librarian
The following days have been allocated for Kindergarten Orientation:
Tuesday 29th October, Wednesday 6th November, Thursday 14th November from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Interviews are currently underway with Principal, Parent and Child. Please contact the school to make a suitable time for your interview if you have not already done so.
Last Thursday McAuley was well represented at the Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival, held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. 17 secondary students and 12 primary students participated in the carnival. All students displayed great skill and sportsmanship on the day coming away with some wonderful results.
From this carnival the following students were selected to represent the Archdiocese at the MacKillop and CCC Athletics Carnivals in Sydney:
Phoebe Oag - Senior Girls Shot Put
Tahlia Bocking - Senior Girls Discus
Oliver Henderson - Junior Boys 1500m, 800m Discus
Reese Keenan - Senior 800m
Molly Baron - 15yrs Discus
Joscelyn Crane - 13yrs Long Jump
Amelia Grant - 14yrs Shot Put
Cassie Brennan - 16yrs Discus, 400m, Long Jump
Congratulations to all students on their outstanding efforts.
McAuley Art Show featuring the beautiful art works from the students of McAuley will be held on 18th-20th September. Official opening by Kerrie Bellette - Wednesday 19th Sept with light refreshments and entertainment. Please save this important date now. Students are busy preparing their artwork and they look fantastic.
Respect is the focus of the Peer Support session this week. Through various activities the children will be identifying what it means to have respect and discuss ways they can demonstrate respect for others. By completing a maze comprising of scenarios, the children will need to select the correct way to respond to a stiuation, progressing through the maze and reaching the 'Certificate of Respect'.
Encourage your child to discuss with you different people they respect and why. It is important to remind them that although we may not always agree or get along with people, we still need to respect them.
Win 1st prize of a $2,000 Helloworld Travel Voucher, 2nd and 3rd Petrol Voucher prizes. Ticket books have gone home to all familes (eldest child) this week. Please sell as many tickets as you can to help raise money. All books and money need to be returned to school asap before December 1st this year. Raffle will be drawn at our end of year assembly. All returning money can be paid via the QKR! app or via EFTPOS at the secondary campus. Thank you everyone for supporting your school.
As part of the Year 8 Spanish classes, students have been travelling around the school translating common items found at school in order to build their vocab. Items such as tables la mesa, teenagers la adolescente, book el libro and basketball baloncesto were all words added to the ever-growing list.
'LET'S ROCK RED'
How fantastic do our students look today for the 'Rocking Red Chisholm Day' Big thank you everyone for your gold coin donation which will go to our beautiful Blakeney Lodge community.
Heaps of photos next week.
Awesome Authors held recently was such a great success and enjoyed by parents and grandparents. It was lovely that our families left such positive messages for the students, here are some of them:
"Fantastic showcase of the kid's work! I really enjoyed reading their different stories"
"What a great display of all the wonderful writers of stories that are at McAuley. Lots of really fantastic stories and interesting facts"
"Wonderful work on display. It's obvious that alot of time and effort has gone into it all. Well done"
"What a great idea! Very well presented I especially liked the 'About the Author' pages"
"Well done, beautiful drawings and information very useful"
"Congratulations to ALL, excellent work"
"Well done to tall the authors. So many great ideas and active imaginations. Keep up the great writing, I loved them"
"Very talented students!"
"Great display of writing talents by all"
"Fantastic display of the childrens writing. Very talented writers"
Last week our Secondary students were lucky to have a visit from Scott Whiting who volunteered his time and spoke to them about The Biology of Sea Turtles and Life in Marine Science and Conservation. He also spoke about careers as a Marine Biologist using his career path as an example. Scott explained that he has researched turtles for almost 30 years and that sea turtles have a unique life history. He will travel his path from Tumut to spectacular locations around Australia. Thank you Scott for visiting McAuley and sharing your knowledge with the students.
Frank + Lin at the Movies! All K-6 students are invited to support their Franklin friends by attending their bi-annual performance on 25th Sept at the Montreal Theatre. Please send $4-00 to school if you would like your child to attend this walking excursion.