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CALENDAR: WEEK 3, TERM 4 2016
SUNDAY OCT 30
31st Sunday of Ordinary Time
MONDAY OCT 31
Morning Meditation - 8:40am - Drama/Music room
School Prayer – KM hosting
Zone Summer Sports Trials – selected Year 4 and 5 students – bus leaves at 7:55am sharp
TUESDAY NOV 01
All Saints Day
Sports Day - Students in Years 4 and 6
WEDNESDAY NOV 02
Sports Day - Students in Years 1, 2, and 3
Fair meeting 5:30pm - 6:30pm - staffroom
THURSDAY NOV 03
Sports Day - Students in Kindergarten
FRIDAY NOV 04
Sports Day - Students in Years 5
Fair set up from 9:00am - all welcome
NOV 05 - SCHOOL FAIR
NOV 08 - Pizza Day
NOV 09 - EMU and MAI Maths Information Hour - 5:30pm - School Hall
NOV 14 - Year 7 2017 Parent Information evening – MacKillop College
NOV 15 - Year 7 2017 Parent Information evening – St Joseph’s Regional College
NOV 16 - 9:30am - 12:00pm Kinder 2017 Orientation
NOV 23 - 9:30am - 1:15pm Kinder 2017 Orientation
as well as being available on our School App.
Dear Parents and Carers
RIO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST VISITS AGGIES: We had a very exciting start to the week at St Agnes’ with Rio Gold Medallist - Chloe Esposito speaking to all the students at our Monday morning assembly. She shared some of the secrets of her success, as well as re-living her victory in the modern pentathlon event at the Rio games. Chloe spoke to the students about how they can achieve anything in life as long as they believe in themselves and work hard.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Chloe for taking the time out of her busy schedule to share her inspirational story with our school community. We also thank Lilibeth Diaz-Kube (2B) and her family for organising Chloe's visit to St Agnes'.
FAIR: After months of planning and contributions from families, members of staff and many local businesses, we are ready to host the fair. It has been a great community building event, and we are especially grateful to our Fair Committee, school staff and stall coordinators who have spent many additional hours organising the fair throughout the year to ensure that the day runs smoothly. I know all the students are getting very excited about the day and have thoroughly enjoyed preparing their Fair Craft for you to purchase next week.
WORLD TEACHERS DAY: Today we celebrate World Teachers’ day. This day acknowledges the wonderful contributions that teachers make to the lives of children. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated, passionate and professional teaching staff who work extremely hard to provide the best education for each child in our school community. A huge thank you to the P&F for kindly providing a beautiful lunch today to acknowledge our staff.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION: After an enthusiastic initial meeting at the end of last term, I know that many of the Year 6 graduation committees have been meeting or catching up via phone, to organise this fantastic night. Preparations are coming along beautifully and we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank those parents that have taken on a role for our current Year 6 students. It’s going to be a fantastic night!
EMU INFORMATION NIGHT: As a follow on from the Family Maths evening that was held earlier in the year, all parents are invited to an EMU and MAI Maths information hour on Wednesday 9 November at 5:30pm in the School Hall.
This informative presentation will give you everything you need to know about EMU (Extending Mathematical Understanding program). This evening will also provide you with information regarding the MAI (Maths Assessment Interview), that all St Agnes’ students will participate in during 2017. Babysitting will be available. Please RSVP via www.schoolinterviews.com.au - event code: fhqdq.
PLANNING FOR 2017: We will soon begin the process of forming new class groups for 2017. If there is anything that we should be aware of that will affect your child’s placement, please contact me in writing, by Friday 4 November. This is not an opportunity to choose a teacher - but simply the sharing of information that will assist us in making good decisions. It is difficult to make changes when the classes are finalised and virtually impossible at the beginning of the school year. No records are held from previous years, so please write another request if it is still required.
ARE YOU MOVING AWAY FROM PORT MACQUARIE?: If you know your child won’t be returning to St Agnes’ for the 2017 school year, could you please let us know as soon as possible, as we have had a number of families enquiring about possible enrolments. Your assistance in this regard is much appreciated.
ICAS COMPETITIONS: Last week we congratulated children who received outstanding results in the recent ICAS Maths competition. Unfortunately we missed including some students’ results. We now would like to congratule the following students who received credits: Charlie Ford, Piper Graham, Amy Hatherly, Angus Ismay, Hayden McIntosh, Daniel Mercer, Jamie Merrick, Lucy Ryan, and Andrew Yates. We apologise for this oversight.
WELCOME TO THE CHURCH: We congratulate Lilibeth Diaz-Kube (2B) on receiving the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend.