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SUNDAY JUNE 25
St Agnes' Golf Day
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
MONDAY JUNE 26
School Prayer - 3OK
TUESDAY JUNE 27
Sports Uniform - Years K, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6
NO GROSS MOTOR
WEDNESDAY JUNE 28
Kindergarten Pyjama Day
Sports Uniform - Students in Year 2
NO GROSS MOTOR
THURSDAY JUNE 29
Sports Uniform - K,1, 4 and 5
NO GROSS MOTOR
Band - 8:00am
Staff Meeting - 8:20am - Office closed until 8:55am
Band Catch-Up Day - 9:00am - 10:30am
Zone Athletics Carnival
Rugby League Gala Day
FRIDAY JUNE 30
Last Day of Term 2
Staff Prayer - 8:30am - Office closed until 8:40am
Mini Vinnies Out of Uniform Day
Assembly - 2:10pm - "Family Feud - SRC Treat"
MONDAY JULY 17 - Staff Development/Pupil Free Day
TUESDAY JULY 18 - First Day of Term 3
2018 Kindergarten Interview commence
WEDNESDAY JULY 19 - P&F Fair meeting - 5:30pm - Staffroom
SAT/SUN JULY 22/23 - Presentation Weekend - Confirmation
MONDAY JULY - 24 P&F Meeting - 5:45pm - Staffroom
MONDAY JULY 31 - School Photos
WEDNESDAY AUG 02 - School Photos
as well as being available on our School App.
Only one week to go until holidays and only a couple of days until the big Annual Golf Day! As noted last week, we are so excited as the Golf Committee has done an amazing job this year and has managed to get such a large range of sponsors for the day. We have some great prizes up for grabs and look forward to a day of fun and laughter. Please pray with us for great weather on Sunday. If anyone is able to offer assistance on the day, please feel free to turn up at Emerald Downs Golf Club, I am sure we will find something for you to do!
GOD MOMENT: I would like to congratulate Ned Leech for showing a beautiful God moment to one of his Kinder peers who was struggling in the morning. This was such a lovely and kind moment and he deserves this special mention. Thank you Ned for being such a caring friend in our St Agnes' community.
SCHOOL FUNDING - RECENT MEDIA: Over the past few weeks, you will have seen and read much news in relation to government funding of Catholic schools in NSW and indeed Australia. Much of the information given out has been confusing and contradictory so two clear messages need to be heard by parents in the Diocese of Lismore.
School fees will not increase any more than usual in 2018 and the Catholic Schools Office Lismore has assured, that school resourcing from that source will be, at the very least, maintained. In other words, staffing levels will be maintained, needs based funding will stay in place and our schools will be as well resourced into the future as they are now.
To gain more information about the funding question, you can visit the School Funding Facts Website www.schoolfundingfacts.com which has been set up by the National Catholic Education Commission.
CONFIRMATION: With the welcoming of our new Bishop for the Diocese of Lismore, there will now be a slight change to the process for Confirmation. Bishop Gregory would love to meet the children and families in the thirty minutes prior to the ceremony, therefore, we are asking all families to be at the Church by 5:15pm on 2 August 2017 to allow for this meet and greet to happen.
TERM 3 SDD: A reminder to all families that there is a Staff Development Day/Pupil Free Day on the first Monday of Term Three, Monday 17 July 2017. This will allow staff to further unpack the Catholic Worldview as part of Diocesan learning. We will welcome all students back to school on Tuesday 18 July 2017.
SEMESTER ONE REPORTS AND INTERVIEWS: Reports were sent home today for the following classes: KC, KM, 1I, 1S, 1T, 2MB, 2S, 2TB, 3U, 4A, 4B, 4JG and 5B. A list of recipients of the Principal Gold and Silver Awards, along with Principal Attendance Awards is featured in the newsletter over the following pages.
This year, after a suggestion made during a P&F Meeting, it was decided to announce these awards to each class on the day reports were being handed out. The children were very excited to share this exciting news with their friends. We were so proud to present:
- 106 Principal Gold Awards
- 144 Principal Silver Awards
- 76 Principal Attendance Awards
We encourage parents to talk about the report with their child and aim at setting learning goals for Semester Two. You may like to do the same process as in previous years and identify 'Two Stars and a Wish'. All morning interviews will be held in the classroom, with afternoon interviews being held in the School Hall.
STAFF CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES: We would like to wish Mrs Claire Thurlow all the best as she makes her way overseas to represent Australia in an Oztag Football competition in Ireland.
SCHOOL CAMP: Notes were sent home this week, with one book of raffle tickets for the Year 5 and 6 camps. A reminder that families are welcome to start paying money off the cost and smaller payments of $5 or $10 are most welcome. Please see Kirrily Pollock in the office for any further questions about this. If you are wanting the remaining 9 raffle books that you are entitled to sell before the holidays, please have your child call into the office to collect them.
P&F MEETING: Thank you the parents that attended the P&F Meeting on Monday night. It is always great to know that we have such a supportive parent community. Some advance planning was made for the Father's Day stall. The meeting for next month has been rescheduled to Monday 24 July to accommodate the Pupil Free Day on the first day of term.