- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
- UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE
- SCHOOL FEE STATEMENTS
- ICAS EXAMINATION RESULTS
- CHOIR COMPETITION
- YEAR 5/6 CANBERRA EXCURSION
- NON-UNIFORM DAY OF MANY COLOURS
- YEAR 9 DANCE
- PRIMARY CANTEEN ROSTER
- NO HAT NO PLAY!
- CRICKET REGISTRATION
- TUMUT GIRL GUIDES TRIVIA NIGHT
- TUMUT VACATION AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
- ADELONG SWIM CLUB
The heat has arrived, please ensure your children wear their hat and have a water bottle. Recently the SRC had water coolers installed on both the Primary and Secondary sites. Whenever possible students should seek out shade and protect their skin from sunburn.
Some ideas for having a good day
Working for quality means working hard, working wisely, doing and re-doing, thinking about what we are doing and why.
Be kind. Your kindness does two great things. Your kindness strengthens others and, in return, strengthens you.
We make our own experiences and make our own memories. We cannot wait for someone else to make life good for us. We can create our own fun, look for what's right rather than what's wrong, and find happy moments even when times are hard. Look for beauty, for inspiration and for humour all around you. Look inside yourself for satisfaction and joy.
Know your strengths and build on them. Know your weaknesses and work around them. Think about what you want the day to be like. Know what you stand for and live each day by your own values.
Make the day better because you were in it. Make the place better because you passed by. Make the idea better because you improved it. Make the people you encounter stronger because you provided a helping hand, made them laugh, or gave them hope.
Turn off the excuses. Try to fix what's broken, even if you didn't break it. We are better and the world is better if we walk on our own two feet as we go through life. Take charge of your own path. Be the captain of your own success.
Spend time doing things that make you happy. Be silly. Giggle. Hatch ideas and try them on. Understand that play teaches us as much as books can teach. Play helps stretch our minds and makes us feel freer.
Congratulations to all those students who recently sat an ICAS exam.
We had a variety of great results! Special mention should go to those students who received Distinctions (top 10% Australian Wide):
Cindy Roche, English; Maggie Dalisay Mathematics; Lauren Hannig, English, Mathematics, Science and Spelling; and Jordan Sanbrook, Science and Mathematics.
A special mention to Jessica Kelly who received a High Distinction (top 1% Australian Wide) in Spelling.
Writing examination results are still to come.
- Ms Clarke
Last Thursday, our Year 3-4 choir, accompanied by musician Rory Phillips and led by Mrs Black, participated in the Western Region Choir Competition in our McAuley Hall. The choir performed beautifully and represented McAuley proudly! The competition between the seven regional schools was strong, with Trinity Murrumburrah receiving first place. Well done to everyone involved.
Our 5/6 students had a wonderful time in Canberra on their three day excursion this week. The students thoroughly enjoyed their time in the nation's capital, benefitting from a variety of educational programs which focused on Australia's history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of this excursion the Government will contribute funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) Program towards the cost. The rebate was calculated into the initial excursion costing and will be paid directly to the school.
We take this opportunity to thank the Australian Government for their support.
We hope you enjoy our photo gallery - please see our Facebook page for more great pictures of our Year 5/6 students.
On Thursday 31st October McAuley staff and students are participating in the Catholic Mission ‘Day of Many Colours.’ Pope Francis has chosen the theme 'Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World'. The aim of the day is to raise the students’ awareness of the needs of the children around the world. Students are asked to come dressed in a colour representing the different continents and to donate a gold coin towards Catholic Mission.
Green is for Africa, red for the Americas, white for Europe, blue for Oceania, and yellow for Asia. The Day of Many Colours allows us to think about children in every continent around the world and to pray and share with them.
This year, students at McAuley will learn about how the Church in Ghana is taking a lead in providing life-saving care to children with disability and fostering their personal development for a brighter future.
Each class will receive a set of the beautiful Mission Rosary. The Mission Rosary is a great way to engage children in prayer for the missions … the colours create a great visual tool to connect the children’s prayers to the continents of the world …. It lends itself to more than simply praying the rosary ….
Thank you to everyone who continually gives of their time, volunteering in our Canteens. Without your support we could not provide this wonderful facility for your children.
NEXT WEEK'S CANTEEN ROSTER (Primary)
Monday 28th October - Jessie Riethmuller, Wednesday 30th October - Wayne Skein, Friday 1st November - Mel Pearce and Anna Mather.
If you cannot make your rostered day, please try and find a replacement - or ring the school office. Thank you for your support.
2019-2020 ADELONG SWIM CLUB REGISTRATION INFO
REGO: Adelong Swimming Club will have a registration and swim club night Friday 26th October 5pm with sausage sizzle at Adelong Pool.
CONTACT: please like Adelong Swimming Club Facebook page or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINING: Training Sessions to commence Tuesday 29th October and then Tues and Thurs 4:30-5:30pm weekly training, with every second Friday night a fun club night. Season will break over Christmas/Jan and conclude early March 2020.
FEES: $125 per swimmer and swimmer must be able to swim 25metres, each family must have a non-registered swimmer, pool fees free and Active Kids Swim Vouchers acceptable
Our club is fun, friendly, community orientated. We welcome new families and children from Adelong, Tumut and all surrounding areas.