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Week 10 Term 1, 2015

MONDAY MAR 30

* Early Bird Reading - 8:25am - Library
* “Holy Thursday” School Prayer - 9:00am - Hall - 4P hosting
Parent Coffee Club - straight after prayer
* NO GROSS MOTOR
* Miss Wieland away

TUESDAY MAR 31

* Early Bird Reading - 8:25am - Library
* High School - Year 7 2016 Enrolment visit
* Primary Choir - Lunch 1 - Music Room
* Dance Groups Practice
* Miss Wieland away

WEDNESDAY APR 01

* Infants Sports Day - Sports Uniform for infants children
* Dance Groups Practice
* Easter Hat Parade - 9:00am followed by Easter Raffle draw
* Zone Cross Country - Bowraville
* Miss Wieland away

THURSDAY APR 02

* Primary Sports Day - Sports Uniform for primary children
* Staff Prayer - 8:20am - Office closed until 8:55am
* “Good Friday” Prayer - 9:00am - Hall - 4OK hosting
* Infants Choir - Lunch 1 - Music Room
* NO GROSS MOTOR
* Miss Wieland away
* Last day of Term 1

FRIDAY APR 03

* Good Friday - Public Holiday

ADVANCE DATES

APR 20 * First day of Term 2

MAY 01 * 2016 Kindergarten Enrolment forms available

MAY 07 * Mother’s Day Shopping

MAY 24 * St Agnes’ Golf Day

 

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR ACTING ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
MRS CHRISTY ISMAY
 

Dear Parents

In the spirit of our ‘one body; many parts’ culture, for the first time this year, we would like to bring all Parish Volunteers together during National Volunteers Week to celebrate and say thank you.

This event, will include a special Mass at 12:00pm followed by a light lunch on the Church lawns, on Wednesday 13 May. An invitation is attached to this Newsletter. There are over 250 wonderful volunteers who support us in the Parish, and we would like to
extend our gratitude.

ST AGNES PARISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS PRINCIPAL VISIT: Mrs Cath Eichmann, Assistant College Principal of St Joseph’s Regional College and Mrs Anne O’Brien, Principal of MacKillop College will be visiting Year 6 students on Tuesday, 31 March to discuss the Year 7 enrolment process and hand out information packages to be returned to the relevant School office prior to the Open Nights.

THE BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED!: From the whole St Agnes’ family, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Miss Ginaya Wieland and Mr Aaron Yarnold a wonderful day on Saturday. We are all very happy for you both! The ceremony begins at 3:00pm, at St Agnes Catholic Church and all are welcome to come and have a sneak peek at the bride as she arrives. We can’t wait to see some photos in next week’s newsletter and welcome Mrs Yarnold back in Term 2! 

STAFFING NEWS: As Miss Wieland informed everyone last week, Mrs Jenny Soerensen will be moving to four days a week from the beginning of Term 2. I am delighted to announce that Mrs Jenny Mercer will be joining the Year 1 team and will be teaching 1S on Wednesdays for the remainder of the year. Jenny is well known to the children as a casual teacher and has completed a number of temporary blocks of teaching for us over the last few years. We welcome Jenny to the Year 1 team and look forward to working with her for the remainder of the year.

PARENT OPPORTUNITIES: We have a number of opportunities in the last week of term, where we would like to encourage and welcome parents in joining us at our school. After a beautiful (and entertaining) introduction to Holy Week, with 4H’s Palm Sunday prayer today, we will continue our Holy Week prayers with 4P’s prayer on Monday morning. This will focus on the events of Holy Thursday. We will conclude on Thursday with 4OK leading us in a Good Friday service. Please refer to the app alert sent out regarding the events of these major dates in the Catholic calendar.

FUN RUN SPONSORSHIP MONEY: There is a huge pile of prizes sitting in my office, just waiting to be won! Please return your sponsorship money ASAP as we would love to draw the Fun Run Raffle before the end of Term 1.

EASTER HAT PARADE: This year we will, once again be holding our bi-annual Easter Hat Parade. This will occur on Wednesday next week. The children will make their hats at home with you and then wear them for the parade. This will be held at 9:00am, underneath the shelter. The hats can be as imaginative as you like, they just need to have an Easter theme! We love seeing the imaginative creations that the children turn up with! Our Easter Egg raffle will also be drawn after the parade.

CLASS PARENT NETWORK: The Class Parent Network had their first gathering on Tuesday night, with a dinner at Northpoint Thai. We had over 20 of our Class Parents attend and a fun night was had by all. There was a great feeling of enthusiasm and fun in the room, as ideas were shared for possible grade and whole school social events. Keep an eye out for more information regarding these great ideas soon!

MOTHERS DAY STALL: This year, we are once again conducting the purchasing of Mother’s Day presents on Thursday, 7 May. As Mother’s Day is at the end of Week 3 next term, we are asking families to think about these gifts during the holidays so that they can be brought into school at the beginning of next term. Families are asked to send a gift/s in to ensure there are enough gifts for our excited shoppers. Thank you for your support.

BEFORE SCHOOL KEYBOARD LESSONS: Many of you will remember Anne Russell, who was the Music Teacher at St Agnes' for many years. Anne also runs her own business, Port Macquarie Academy of Music and will be offering keyboard lessons at school from Week 2, Term 2. All lessons are in small groups and incorporate music theory and practical instrument tuition so students will learn to read and play music. Lessons are always held outside normal class time to minimise disruption. Groups are an economical way to gauge your child’s interest and commitment before moving into private lessons at a later date. 

WHEN: Fridays 8:15am - 8:45am
WHERE: School CAPA Room
COST: $17 per lesson payable by the term.
(A book kit will be available for purchase at the first lesson)


Students are required to bring their instrument to school on lesson day. Please make sure keyboards have piano size keys and batteries (for lessons). If you’re in any doubt about instrument requirements please give Anne a call before you purchase. All payments and bookings will be made through Port Macquarie Academy of Music, not through the School Office. To register or make further enquiries please call Anne Russell 0412 071 162 or Email: music_academy@bigpond.com

BABY NEWS: Congratulations to Tiana (6N) and Jorja (4OK) Myers on the birth of their baby brother Lachlan.

GOD MOMENTS: We have noticed many God Moments around St Agnes’ lately. It is always so uplifting to see our children Making Jesus Real in their own lives and we are constantly so proud. Teachers this week have let us know about a number of children. If you see Jessica Ismay, Noah and Connor Warneken or Jayden Leech make sure you ask them why their teachers nominated them to be recognised for their God Moments.