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SUNDAY AUG 21

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Communion Registration Evening - Narrated Mass 5:00pm - 6:15pm

LITERACY AND NUMERACY WEEK

MONDAY AUG 22

No School Prayer - Mass tomorrow

Book Parade - 9:00am - under the shelter - All welcome

Book Fair - Library - after Parade until 3:30pm

Father’s Day wrapping - after Book Parade - Hall - continues all week

TUESDAY AUG 23

Sports Day - Students in Years 4 and 6

Book Fair - Library - 8:30am until 3:30pm * School Mass - 9:45am in the Hall

Open Classrooms - 11:35am - 12:30pm

Peer Support

Tabloids - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Contemporary Learning Parent Presentation - St Peters - 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY AUG 24

Sports Day - Students in Years 1, 2, and 3

Book Fair - Library - 8:30am until 3:30pm

“The Big Read” - 9:00am - Hall

Fair Meeting - 5:30pm - Staffroom

THURSDAY AUG 25

Sports Day - Students in Kindergarten - Please note permanent change of day

Staff meeting - 8:20am - Office closed until 8:45am

“Have a Say Day” Finals (Stage 2) - 2:10pm in the Hall

Zone Gala Day - Year 5 and 6 students - Laurieton

FRIDAY AUG 26

Sports Day - Year 5

Staff Prayer 8:30am - Office closed until 8:40am

Father’s Day Stall - please send money with your child to purchase a gift

“Have a Say Day” Finals (Stage 3) - 2:10pm in the Hall

SATURDAY AUG 27

Sacrament of First Communion - Presentation Weekend

SUNDAY AUG 28

St Agnes Feast Day - St Agnes’ School hosting 9:00am Mass and Morning Tea

Sacrament of First Communion - Presentation Weekend



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A MESSAGE FROM OUR  PRINCIPAL

MRS GINAYA YARNOLD

A celebration of St Agnes' Feast Day will be happening on Tuesday next week. Please join us for the Mass celebration and various other events happening throughout the day.

We are also looking forward to celebrating Literacy and Numeracy week as a school community next week and would like to invite all parents and visitors to the special events outlined later in the newsletter.

PRINCIPAL APPRAISAL: I would like to sincerely thank all members of the school community for your involvement in my First Year Appraisal process. Thank you to the staff and families that took the time to complete the online survey. Also, a huge thank you to all the staff, student and the parent representatives from the community that were involved in the interview process on Thursday this week. I am aware that on many occasions, this was a significant interruption to your working day, but I am ever so grateful for your valued input. All appraisal documentation is confidential and no individual person or group is identified. General summaries are created and provided into the two categories of Commendations and Recommendations. A report will be collated by the Catholic Schools Office and delivered to me in about six weeks time. I look forward to being able to work towards the recommendations in the future.

P&F MEETING: Thank you to the parents that attended the meeting on Monday night. Further discussions were held regarding how the funds raised during 2016 will be spent. We would like to thank the P&F Committee for the very kind immediate donation of $5000.00 to purchase new tables for the children to sit at to eat their lunch. Future donations will also provide for additional upgrades to the outdoor learning spaces.

BOOK FAIR AND BOOK PARADE: It is a very exciting week next week for the children with our biannual Book Fair Parade being held on Monday morning at 8:55am. We look forward to the wonderful creations that the children will come up with for the day. Please note that the Book Fair will also be happening in the Library next week.

MEDICAL ALERT: As mentioned in the school app this week, there was a confirmed case of Whooping Cough within the school. An information sheet was attached to the app alert and is available online. If you have any concerns about your child, please consult your family doctor and inform the school if confirmation is made.

NAPLAN RESULTS: All NAPLAN results were sent home with children in Years 3 and 5 on Wednesday afternoon. We hope that these results help to form a picture of your child's learning. It is important to remember that NAPLAN is only a 'snapshot' of the learning that takes place within the year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's learning, classroom teachers are very happy to meet with you and discuss progress. You can contact the Office at any time to make an appointment with staff members.

CONTEMPORARY LEARNING INFORMATION MEETING AT ST PETER'S PRIMARY SCHOOL: “A Contemporary Learning approach is personalised, responding to the learning needs, interests and experiences of each student. Contemporary Learning is different to the way many parents of today’s students were taught. It offers teachers and students many more options than the old textbook driven approach to teaching. Contemporary Learning aims to empower students with the knowledge, skills and capacities to respond creatively to the challenges of their world.” (Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Lismore Website). Join me on Tuesday 23 August 2016 from 6:00pm at St Peter’s Primary School, as we explore more deeply the concept of Contemporary Learning; what it looks like in our schools, and the changing approaches to teaching and learning in the 21st Century. All parents are welcome and invited to attend. Please RSVP to the St Agnes' School Office by Monday.

STUDENT COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION: Congratulations to Dominica Toohey (Year 6) who delivered a speech at the Victory in the Pacific RSL commemoration that were held on Monday morning this week. All reports acknowledged that Domi did an amazing job and her parents should be very proud of her, just as we are at school. Domi also gave this speech to the school community on Monday morning, so the children had an opportunity to hear her great work as well. Thank you also to Mr Galvin and Mr Bushe who were representing the school on the day.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS: Thank you to our families for your support of the Year 5/6 Camp fundraiser, which was drawn last Friday. Congratulations to the following prize winners: 1st Prize - Beka Williams (Jared McKinnon’s sister); 2nd Prize - Amanda Valler (Jordan Gomes’ Grandmother); 3rd Prize - John McGrath (Maddison McGrath’s Grandfather); 4th Prize - Eileen Little (Geordy Reid’s Grandmother); and 5th Prize - Mia Lindfield

FATHER’S DAY: More gifts are desperately needed as well as helpers all week to wrap and assist the children with making their purchase.

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP: A big congratulations to Marvin Rai (Year 6) and his family for the recent special ceremony in honour of recognising them as new Australian Citizens. We congratulate you all on this wonderful news!