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Week 1 Term 3, 2015



15th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Early Bird Reading - 8:25am - Library



Sports Day - Sports Uniform Year 5

Early Bird Reading - 8:25am - Library

NAIDOC Week School Prayer

Primary Choir - Lunch 1 - Music Room/

Dance Groups practice


Sports Day - Sports Uniform Years K,1, 2 and 3

Dance Groups practice


Sports Day - Sports Uniform for Years 4 and 6

Staff Prayer - 8:20am - Office closed until 8:55am

Infants Choir - Lunch 1 - Music Room

Zone Athletics Carnival

Mrs Michell attending Conference



Early Bird Reading - 8:25am - Library

Mrs Michell attending Conference



JUL 24 * Out of uniform day

JUL 26 * Aggies Golf Day

JUL 27 * Confirmation - St Agnes’ Church

AUG 03/04 * School Photos

AUG 13 * CAPA Night

AUG 26 * Grandparents Liturgy

SEP 12 * Sacrament of First Communion


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Dear Parents,

PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I would like to thank the entire St Agnes' community for the overwhelming support and encouragement that I have received over the past week. It was so lovely that parents took the time to congratulate me on the appointment either in person or through email messages. I am so lucky to be given the opportunity to lead this amazing school and I hope that I can do you all proud and give the staff at St Agnes' the wonderful recognition they deserve.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: I have had many queries regarding the Assistant Principal position after my appointment. Mrs Christy Ismay holds this position until the end of the 2015 school year. The Catholic Schools Office will conduct a recruitment process during Term Three for this ongoing position from 2016 onwards. I will let you know more throughout the process.

SEMESTER ONE REPORT PRINCIPAL’S AWARD: It was so lovely to receive positive feedback for the introduction of the new Principal’s Award. Congratulations to the 82 students that received this wonderful achievement.

KINDERGARTEN 2016 INTERVIEWS: I have now completed the second week of interviews for students entering Kindergarten in 2016. It has been so lovely to get to know them and their families. I know that we will have another special group of children join us at St Agnes' next year.

PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT INTERVIEWS: This week has been a wonderful opportunity for parent and school partnership around student learning. The teaching profession is often a thankless job and I know that you, as parents, are very grateful for the time and support that teachers provide to your children. Thank you to the many parents that took the time to acknowledge this during the interview time. Your kind thoughts and words go a long way to acknowledge this commitment.

STAFF APPOINTMENT: It is with great pleasure that I announce Mrs Natalie Jennings has been appointed the role of 6T Classroom Teacher to replace Mr Nigel Toole for Terms 3 and 4 this year. Natalie has already been working on this class in a part-time capacity and we look forward to this being a smooth transition for the children.

STAFF NEWS: We wish Mrs Pam Burns all the best for her 4 weeks leave at the beginning of Term 3. Mrs Pauline Murphy, a very experienced casual teacher of ours, will be teaching 2B at this time.

TERM 3 SPORT DAY & TIME: Teachers have recently engaged in discussions with the leadership team regarding the time and date for school sport. These discussions were also taken to the P&F meeting that was held on Monday last week. It was outlined that a school decision was made that teachers would now have the opportunity to decide on a sport day and time as a grade that suited their classroom timetable the best. This grade decision would also allow for the most appropriate use of school facilities and resources. With this in mind, sport uniform will now need to be worn on the following days for students: - Kindergarten Wednesday (no change) - Year One Wednesday (no change) - Year Two Wednesday (no change) - Year Three Wednesday (new day) - Year Four Thursday (no change) - Year Five Tuesday (new day) - Year Six Thursday (no change)

PARENT HELPERS: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many parent helpers that have provided support to our teachers and school over the past semester. The reading, group work, canteen and gross motor assistance is truly appreciated by all.

PROCLAIM LISMORE STUDENTS OUR INSPIRING FLAME COMPETITION: Congratulations to Zimi Fredericks on equal second place in the Lismore Students, Our Inspiring Flame Poster Competition.

FAREWELL: We wish Evelyn (2W) and Joel (4P) Coble and their family all the very best in their new home.

HOLIDAY WISHES: I would like to wish all of our staff and families a very restful holiday break. Term Two is a very hectic time for all and I hope that everyone will get a chance to relax and enjoy family time together. I look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 13 July for the start of Term Three. Please note that we do not have a Pupil Free Day on the first day.