- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
- HENTY FIELD DAY EXCURSION
- SPEAK THE TRUTH IN A MILLION VOICES!
- MAY TODAY BRING YOU PEACE WITHIN
- BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTION OF THE PRESENT MOMENT!
- PEER SUPPORT
- SCHOOL FEE TERM ACCOUNTS ARE NOW OVERDUE
- KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR ELECTRONIC SCHOOL CALENDAR
- PRAC TEACHER IN YEAR 2 - WELCOME LEAH
- HUNGRY FOR NEXT YEAR!
- RUGBY UNION DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
- TODD WOODBRIDGE TENNIS CUP FINALS
- K-10 ART SHOW
- YEAR 7 MUSICIANS
- YEAR 7 - IMMUNISATIONS
- CANTEEN ROSTER & CANTEEN UPDATES
- SLUSHIE CUPS NOW AVAILABLE!
- SCHOOL HATS - 'No Hat No Play'
- UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
One of the most significant lessons a parent can teach their child is the importance of punctuality. Attendance and punctuality play a huge role in increasing children's academic success. When students are not in class they miss out on a wealth of knowledge as well as continuity of learning. When students miss school for no good reason, they usually lack the motivation to complete the work they missed from being absent.
Children shouldn’t be kept home to babysit. When parents do this, they make attending school even more difficult, causing the child to complete multiple assignments upon their return and struggle to make sense of what is being taught.
Your best teaching is done by example, so leaving for work five minutes late tells your child that being punctual is not important. This will affect their children's success and future prospects.
A late bus, misplaced shoes, a crowded bathroom can hold people up but appropriate strategies can be explicitly taught to your children. For example, preparing clothes the night before can save time when a bathroom is shared. Teach children the appropriate tools to use in order to increase their chances for perfect attendance.
Take a no-excuses approach with your children when it comes to absences and punctuality. Give your children natural consequences that show them the results of lateness. Consequences prepare your children for the real world, where they really do miss out on learning, opportunities and even wages because they did not show up on time or at all.
Teach your child that good attendance is not something that just happens. It takes planning, preparation and persistence, but it pays off. Ensure that your child will reap the rewards by instilling punctuality.
Reflection: It is difficult to prove yourself reliable when people are required to wait for you.
Kind regards everyone.
Next Saturday, September 21st, we commemorate the ‘International Day of Peace’.
How often do we notice the violence of silence? St Catherine of Sienna (14th century) called on us to ‘Speak the truth in a million voices. It is silence that kills’.
A Prayer for Peace
We pray for the power to be gentle;
the strength to be forgiving;
the patience to be understanding;
and the endurance to accept the consequences
of holding on to what we believe to be right.
Help us to devote our life, thoughts and energy
to the task of making peace,
praying always for the inspiration and the power
to fulfil the destiny for which we and all men and women were created.
People say, ‘What good can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time.
We can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fishes.
Dorothy Day, from Loaves and Fishes
During Peer Support this week, the chidlren will be discussing and developing ways to be responsible. The activities will reinforce the concept that being responsible is doing what we say we will do and to the best of our ability.
This week, help develop with your child 2-3 things they can do around the home to show they are responsible ie: feed the dog each night, set the table at 6:30pm each day.
Congratulations to Oliver Henderson who was part of the Archdiocese Cricket Team - trialling for a fast-bowling spot on the prestigious MacKillop cricket team. While not successful this time, Oliver came away better for the experience, enjoying the big arena ..... hungry to try out again next year.
Good on you Olly.
Best wishes to our team consisting of Alex Crowe, Archie Webb, Macy White, Sudhanva Venkatesh, Oliver Henderson, Lyron Brooks, Billy Cribb Kelly and Noah Donghi who will represent at this annual Regional Final on Thursday 19th September. Best wishes and luck to you all.
McAuley ART SHOW -
featuring the beautiful art works from the students of McAuley.
The McAuley Hall exhibition will be open Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th September from 9am to 4pm for viewing. Official Opening Evening on Thursday 19th with viewing from 5pm to 7pm with guest speaker at 6pm. Complimentary light refreshments and entertainment. Raffles and lucky door prizes will also be available.
Our very talented musicians in Year 7 are practicing in preparation for their vocal performance.
This term the students have been learning about the different genres of Rock music. They have selected a Rock song from any of the genres and have the choice of performing as a soloist or in a duo, trio or quartet. The students who sing in an ensemble will sing the chorus together and then sing as a soloist in one verse.
Some are even adding some dance moves to entertain their audience!
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 16th: Anita Davis. Wednesday 18th: Amilee McIntosh. Friday 20th: Fiona McMahon and Tash Jeffery.
We take this opportunity to WELCOME grandmother Wendy Fardell to our Primary canteen roster.
Tumut Swimming Club will be holding an information session for the 2019-2020 season next Thursday, 19th September at Club Tumut between 4pm and 6pm. Parents/carers of all renewing members need to come along to collect the handbook and details for registration. New members are welcome and parents/carers are encouraged to attend this information session to express their interest in joining. For any registration enquiries please contact Registrar Le Wickman on 0400 164 700.
GUITAR LESSONS - are available with an accredited instructor. Contact Anna on -419 472 568 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
BRUNGLE HALL - Market Day - Saturday 9th November 9am to 2pm. To book at stall please call Kelly 0405 957 322.