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CALENDAR: WEEK 2, TERM 4 2016
SUNDAY OCT 16
* 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
* Mission Sunday
MONDAY OCT 17
* Morning Meditation - 8:40am - Drama/Music room
* School Prayer - 6K hosting
* GROSS MOTOR resumes this week
* P&F Meeting - 5:45pm - Staffroom - All welcome
TUESDAY OCT 18
* Sports Day - Students in Years 4 and 6
* Exuro - Youth Hub - selected students
* Year 4 Geography Excursion - Sea Acres
WEDNESDAY OCT 19
* Sports Day - Students in Years 1, 2, and 3
* School Photos - refer timetable in Principal’s Section
* P&F Fair Meeting - 5:30pm - Staffroom
THURSDAY OCT 20
* School Photos - refer timetable in Principal’s Section
FRIDAY OCT 21
* Sports Day - Students in Years 5
* Soctober - Wear Crazy socks for Catholic Missions - Gold Coin donation please
* School Assembly - 2:10pm - Hall - All welcome
OCT 31 - Zone Summer Sports Trials
NOV 05 - SCHOOL FAIR
as well as being available on our School App.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR ACTING PRINCIPAL
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back to a very exciting and busy Term 4 calendar. I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break. The children have returned to school excited about their learning and the other extracurricular activities that the school has on offer. We are looking forward to the School Fair in a few weeks time.
BABY NEWS: Congratulations to Mrs Ginaya Yarnold and her husband, Aaron on the birth of their baby boy Emmett Max on 30 September 2016. We are all looking forward to meeting baby Emmett sometime soon! Congratulations also to Mrs Colleen McQueen and Mr John McQueen on becoming grandparents for the first time. Their daughter, Genevieve, gave birth to a baby girl, Isobel Alice on Saturday 8 October. From all reports both Emmett, Isobel and their Mums are all doing well.
CONGRATULATIONS: We had some more additions to our extended Aggies families recently. We welcome, Aria Morgan, a little sister to Marli (KM) born on 16 September and Ethan Wei, a little brother to Jaysen (KI), born last Saturday. Both children are very excited about their new siblings.
KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: We welcomed parents of children in Kindergarten 2017 for their first Parent Information Night on Tuesday night. Thank you to the Leadership Team members, along with Chris Farrell and Elise Campbell, who offered their assistance in making this first introduction such a wonderful success. Our 'Transition Time' experiences for these children start in Week 5 and will run for one hour. Bookings for these sessions opened Wednesday 12 October. To book a session, please log on to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the special code j5yse.
SUMMER UNIFORM CHANGE/HAIRSTYLES: Can you please ensure that children are in the correct uniform as we begin Term 4. Please see our uniform guidelines outlined in our last newsletter for more information. Also, could you please ensure that school hairstyle guidelines are being followed. Hair should be neat, clean and of the student's natural colour. It should be styled off the face for both boys and girls. Extremes in hairstyles, such as ‘cut-ins’ are not permitted. If you need any further clarification, please refer to the parent handbook (located on our school moodle page).
SCHOOL MAINTENANCE/ RENOVATIONS: You may have noticed some extra bursts of colour around the school and a smoother drive through the car park when dropping and picking up your children. During the break, the majority of the classroom doors have been painted in bright, vibrant colours; some fun games have been stencilled onto to the pathways in the playground, and the car park entrance driveway has been replaced. Thank you again to the Parish for continually supporting restoration and improvement work at St Agnes’. Watch this space for further school renovation projects and outdoor furniture purchases during Term 4.
STAFF NEWS: It is with both great sadness and pleasure to announce two staff changes for next year. Mrs Stacey Mullin has been appointed to a two year secondment position as Teacher Educator for the Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Lismore. This appointment is a wonderful achievement for Stacey, and I know she will do an amazing job in this important role. We will be lucky enough to have Stacey work with St Agnes’ over the next two years, in her new role before she returns in 2019. Mrs Jenny Soerensen has announced her retirement from St Agnes’. She has dedicated 15 years of service to our students and families and will be greatly missed by the whole school community. However, we are excited that she will have more leisure time to spend with her family and friends. We wish her all the best in the next part of her life’s journey.
STUDENT PHOTOS: School photos will take place next Wednesday and Thursday. The timetable for each class is outlined below, (please note there have been slight changes to the original timetable). Please ensure that your child is in full school summer uniform, including correct shoes, socks and hair accessories. School photo envelopes can still be returned to school right up to your child's photo day. If you would like your children to have a sibling photo, please call in or ask your child to collect an envelope from the school office.
ST AGNES' SCHOOL BAGS: Mrs Yarnold was very excited to hear that the new optional St Agnes' School bag has arrived. They look fantastic! A huge thank you to the P&F for initiating this idea.. A sample is available in the Office for parents to view. A small number are available for purchase now on a 'first in' basis, more will be ordered as needed. The bag will cost $50.
WELCOME: This week we welcome Cailan Keith (5D), Toby Verdon (4D) and Cruze McIntosh (2B) to St Agnes’. We hope you all settle quickly into your new classes.