- Calendar / Dates for your Diary
- Ash Wednesday and Lent
- P & F Meeting - Wednesday 21st February @ 3.30pm
- 2024 Term Dates
- School Attendance
- Smiling Mind
- Emerging Minds
- Healthy Lunchbox
- Year 6
- Jesse through to NSWPSSA Championships
- Swimming Carnival News
- PBS - Weeks 4 & 5
- Weekly Awards and PBS Awards
- Happy Birthday Wishes
- Japanese - Year of the Dragon
- Food Allergies
- Music Lessons
- For Your Information
- Sea Monsters
- Valley Braves Basketball
- Bellingen Hospital 120 Years
Monday 3-6 Group C Sports Uniform
Tuesday 3-6 Group A Sports Uniform
Tuesday Japanese with Janine - @ 2.00pm K-2 even weeks, Yr 3-6 odd weeks, @ 2.30pm Yr 3-6 even weeks, K-2 odd weeks
Wednesday 3-6 Group B Sports Uniform
Wednesday K-2 Sports Uniform
Friday K-6 Sports Uniform
Friday Piano with Victoria
Tuesday 20th WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Monday 26th Zone Swimming Carnival - Maclean
Tuesday 27th Premier's Reading Challenge Opens for Students
Tuesday 27th Lisa Doolan Principal Appraisal
Friday 1st Diocese Swimming Carnival - Kempsey
Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
The word Lent comes from the Old English word ‘lencten’, meaning spring - the time of new life in the northern hemisphere. To move toward ‘new life,' fasting and prayer are practised in Lent as remembrance and reflection of our Lord’s fasting in the wilderness.
This Lent, in fasting and giving, let us also think about what it is to take; what it is to discard others; what it is to deny the ‘least of our brothers and sisters.' Please consider Catholic Mission and Caritas as charity options.
The theme for this year’s Caritas Project Compassion is ‘For all future generations’ and their website includes resources for prayer and reflection as well as ideas for what and how we can give to others this Lent.
Friday 02/02/24 - Friday 12/04/24
Tuesday 30/04/24 - Thursday 04/07/24
Tuesday 23/07/24 - Thursday 26/09/24
Tuesday 15/10/24 - Wednesday 18/12/24
Pupil Free Days will be advised at a later date.
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Help your child to learn that going to school on time, every day is important.
Reinforcing the idea that attending school regularly is crucial for a positive school experience. Foster a love for learning by encouraging your child's natural curiosity.
Help your child to see school as a place to explore new ideas, discover interests, and develop a lifelong passion for learning. Foster positive social connections at school by encouraging friendships. Knowing that they have friends to look forward to can motivate children to attend school regularly.
Reminder - Please advise the school if your child suffers a concussion outside of school hours (e.g. while participating in community sport). This will assist everyone in being able to provide the necessary care for your child.
Year 6 is off to a flying start to 2024 both in and out of the classroom. The class are currently enjoying the Australian classic ‘Storm Boy’ as the focus for their writing unit. The students have begun to develop their own settings and characters for their very own novels using a range of language devices such as metaphor, simile and personification. There are many young and upcoming authors in Year 6 and it has been wonderful to see their creative minds at work. After working so hard in the classroom, Year 6 had the opportunity to release some steam at the annual St Mary’s Swimming carnival. What a way to spend a Thursday and everyone is to be congratulated on creating a fun and encouraging vibe. Lastly, Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed guiding their Kinder buddies through the first few weeks of school. We are having lots of fun making crafts and playing games during our weekly catch up.
A big congratulations to our tennis superstar Jesse Clack who has been selected in the Polding team. Jesse will participate in the NSWPSSA Championships in Newcastle in May. What an awesome achievement! Well done Jesse, we are all very proud of you.
Our Swimming Carnival was a great event with children getting involved, families coming along to support and staff running a well-organised event and having a great day.
The Zone Swimming Carnival will be held in Maclean Monday 26th February and the Diocesan Swimming Carnival will be in Kempsey on Friday 1st March.
Kinder - Safiah Andrews & Tara McRae
Year 1 - Zion Sullivan-Njemanze & Pip Wadick
Year 2 - Jude Farrugia & Bodhi McRae
Year 3 - Noa Kfir & Isaac Petherbridge
Year 4 - Primrose Frost & Maeve Dunn
Year 5 - Dimity Leslie & Oscar Reibelt
Year 6 - Isla-Rose McLennan
PBS - "I am ready to learn"
Kinder - Vera Farrugia & Jed Ravell
Year 1 - Dusk Connelly
Year 2 - Henry Hart
Year 3 - Willow Clack
Year 4 - Ailidh Lewis
Year 5 - Seanna Condon
Year 6 - Jonah Kfir
Good Samaritan Award - Jamie Moodie
Kinder - Logan Piper & Vera Farrugia
Year 1 - Jack Barne & Henry Dean
Year 2 - Harriet Lynch & Daisy Tarrant
Year 3 - Sienna Kiddle & Savannah Tyrrell
Year 4 - Aaliyah Gale & Pearl James
Year 5 - Arlo Pym & Alaya Cusack
Year 6 - Halle Wamara
PBS - "I show respect to everyone"
Kinder - Asha Beddows & Archer Curwood
Year 1 - Harrison Piper
Year 2 - Layla Shinfield
Year 3 - Eloise Harper
Year 4 - Tenzin McRae
Year 5 - Ishani Hannah
Year 6 - Geeya Narayan
Good Samaritan Award - Ailidh Lewis
We are a Food Allergy Aware School. Your cooperation would be appreciated in talking with your children about the importance of not sharing food or putting any food items close to another child. We are requesting that families talk to students about the importance of not playing with food and sitting to eat.
If you are looking for resources this is a good place to start.https://www.allergyaware.org.au/