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WEEK 2, TERM 2 2017


2nd Sunday of Easter


School Prayer - 5B hosting
Parent PBS Information Session - 2:30pm STEM Lab
2018 Year 7 - Information Evening - St Joseph’s Regional College - 6:00pm


Sports Uniform - Students in K, 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Gross Motor resumes this week
Primary School Rugby 7’s Challenge - Stuarts Park
2018 Year 7 - Information Evening - MacKillop College - 6:00pm


Sports Uniform - Students in Year 2
Zone Cross Country - Bowraville
Golf Day meeting - Blue Water Bar and Grill - 6:00pm


Sports Uniform - Students in K, 1, 4 and 5
8:00am - Band
Staff Meeting - 8:20am - Office closed until 8:55am


Sports Uniform - Students in 2, 3 and 6
Staff Prayer - office closed until 8:40am
Assembly - 2:10pm - All Welcome


MAY 08 - Mother’s Day Gift Wrapping - Wine and Cheese evening - 5:30pm
MAY 09-11 - NAPLAN - Students in Years 3 - 5
MAY 10 - Volunteers Mass - St Agnes Church - 4:00pm
MAY 11 - Mother’s Day Stall
MAY 12 - Mother’s Day BBQ Breakfast
MAY 22 - Pupil Free Day/Staff Development Day - PROCLAIM

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 Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to another very busy Term Two. We hope that you all got to enjoy Easter celebrations and had a lovely time with family. Thank you to the students that assisted with the Parish Stations of the Cross at Oxley Beach on Good Friday. We were blessed with great weather on Thursday for the annual school Fun Run. A big thank you to Mr Rick Galvin and the staff for assisting to make this such a great school event.

ANZAC DAY: We could not have been more proud of the students that represented the school in the ANZAC March on Tuesday this week. With over 110 students, we were definitely well represented. We are so grateful for the fantastic Parish we are a part of and it was lovely to see all Parish schools represented so well. Thank you to the high schools for supporting us with the drum line. A further thank you to 5Mc for leading the school ANZAC Prayer Service on Wednesday morning. It was great once again to have Mr Colin Clarke from the Port Macquarie RSL Sub Branch join us for this special event.

P&F PICNIC NIGHT - POSTPONED: Thank you to the families that replied regarding the P&F Picnic Night and Sausage Sizzle that was due to be held tonight. Unfortunately, due to a clash with a local Port Macquarie fundraising event, we will need to postpone to a later date. The new date will be finalised at the next P&F Meeting. We thank you for supporting this event and hope that the new date suits your family as well. Money that had been sent to school was returned to the children yesterday.

YEAR 4 BUILDING WORKS: Over the holidays we had some building works in Year 4 to install a new bulkhead and glass partition folding doors. It looks great and I know will make a big difference to the learning spaces within this area.

STAFF RETREAT DAY: Thank you to all families for supporting the Pupil Free Day on Monday to allow the staff to engage in the important retreat focus. As Catholic leaders within our community, it is important that staff have opportunities for their own faith development. A huge thank you to the leadership team for coordinating the day.

PARENT ASSEMBLY: Catholic Schools within our region are joining together to welcome a wonderful guest speaker as part of our Parent Assembly for 2017. Best selling author and parenting expert Michael Grose, will share hands-on and practical advice for parents at a Hastings session on Tuesday 16 May 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at St Joseph's Regional College. Please see the flyer attached and book your ticket for this free parent event as soon as possible.

MINI VINNIES LEADERS FOR 2017: We look forward to the special commissioning of Mini Vinnies Leaders for 2017 in the Assembly scheduled for next Friday at 2:10pm. We hope that parents of these students can join us.

NEW NEWSLETTER FORMAT: A reminder that we will be sharing our new newsletter format with you this term. This new process will begin for the newsletter in Week Three. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date so that you don't miss any important news and information.

GARDEN CLUB INITIATIVE: Look out for a new Garden Club initiative that will begin next week. The vegetables and herbs have been growing so much, that the children would now like to begin selling them to our school community to replenish and purchase new plants. Next week will begin with chokos, herbs and sweet potatoes, so keep an eye out for the stand near the front gate each Monday and Wednesday afternoon (when supplies available).

KINDERGARTEN 2018 ENROLMENT INFORMATION: A reminder that 2018 Kindergarten Enrolment Packs are available to collect from the Front Office. These will need to be returned by 31 May 2017. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

MOTHERS DAY STALL: This year, we are once again conducting the purchasing of Mother’s Day presents on Thursday 11 May 2017. The P&F have purchased gifts for the children to buy at a cost of either $2, $3 or $5. If you are interested in helping with wrapping the presents, this will occur on Monday 8 May 2017 with a Wine and Cheese evening between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Helpers are also required for the stall on Thursday from 8:00am and the Barbeque Breakfast on Friday from 7:30am.

STAFF CONGRATULATIONS: We would like to congratulate Ms Claire Michell on her wedding during the holidays to Mr Nathan Thurlow. It was a lovely celebration of their love and we are excited to welcome her back this term as Mrs Claire Thurlow.

STAFF NEWS: We are excited to announce the following appointments:
- Mrs Lucy Welsh will be remaining with us until the end of the year working with 1S each Thursday. Mrs Welsh is an ex-student of St Agnes' and she is so excited to be working with our wonderful staff.
- Miss Sarah Stewart will continue working with our Year 5 team supporting Mrs Thurlow (5M) each Monday and Ms Bye (5B) each Thursday.
Please join with us in congratulating these two staff members on these appointments.

WELCOME: We welcome this week Annabelle Soady to 5Mc. We hope you settle quickly into your new class, Annabelle.