Issue #13 16th August 2023
‘Flashback: A Musical Journey Spanning Five Decades’ takes to the stage in three short weeks! If you haven’t yet bought your tickets, please prioritise this to happen soon or you will be at risk of missing out. From 26th August families will be able to purchase additional tickets. Tickets are on sale through The Art House Wyong, www.thearthousewyong.com.au or (02)43351485.
The kids are all doing a fantastic job; the songs, the dance moves, the energy they are bringing to the stage has been great to watch. By now you will have received a note from your child's teacher, listing the items they will need to wear/bring that you may have at home. These will be required during Week 7 for our full dress rehearsal. The concert is a compulsory event, and all children are expected to participate in both concerts (day and evening).
Yesterday you would have received a letter (in your child's bag) with details about the concert days; what happens on the day they are performing, as well as the day they are not. As all classroom teachers will be at The Art House for both performance days, school will operate in a ‘supervision only’ format for the alternate day to your child’s performance.
Please return the note as soon as possible, as this assists us in planning for the day your child will not be performing. Where possible, we ask you to consider keeping your child home for the day.
Father's Day celebrations are almost upon us. If you can help during the Father's Day Stall or Breakfast, please see the attached flyer and follow the signup link. Days such as these can only occur when parents help to run them.
Thurday 31st August: Father's Day Stall. All items must be prepaid through the Qkr! App by the closing date 24th August. We are unable to allow for any late orders to be processed.
Friday 1st September: Father's Day Breakfast and Liturgy. Our breakfast is free, but must be ordered through the Qkr! App by 24th August so that orders with local suppliers can be finalised. It is also important to add what time you expect to attend so that food can be prepared. Please order for your family under just one child's name.
Our liturgy will begin at 9.15am in the church, all dads are welcome to join us if they can. If you would like a photo sent in to be played in a slideshow during the liturgy and on Facebook, please see the details below of how to do this.
Every child is required to have black leather school shoes and the correct school socks. Black joggers or other ‘casual’ black shoes are not part of our school uniform. The required socks for girls are white anklet socks while boys must be in grey fold down school socks with bottle green & gold stripes.
Hair that is shoulder-length or longer must be tied back (boys and girls) and only small sleepers or studs are to be worn, no dangly earrings. Children should not wear nail polish. Predominately white sport shoes are required, as is a school hat and school bag.
These uniform requirements have been unchanged for at least 10 years that I can remember and were also the requirements when your child started at the school. We would appreciate all families supporting our uniform requirements.
As our school concert will be on during the time we would traditionally celebrate Book Week, we will be holding a Book Parade on Tuesday 19th September (Week 10) to celebrate Book Week.
1, 2, 3 Magic
We are very lucky to have our PEC, Nicole, and our school counsellors running the wonderful 1, 2, 3 Magic & Emotion Coaching: Parent Sessions. There will be three day sessions (Thursday 2.00pm-3.00pm: 31st August, 7th & 14th September) and 3 evening sessions (Thursday 5.00pm-6.00pm: 31st August, 7th & 14th September). Please register your interest through the attached flyers (at the bottom of this newsletter) or by using the following link https://forms.office.com/r/5vj7JZYMNN.
Yesterday we celebrated the Assumption of Mary. Thank you to our Year 5 students and teachers who prepared and led the mass. We were blessed to have Father Joshi lead our Mass. This was the last Mass Father Joshi will lead with our community as he is now working at The Entrance Parish.
Father's Day Liturgy
On Friday 1st September we will be holding our Father's Day Liturgy. This liturgy will begin at 9.15am. Year 3 will be preparing and leading the ministries. Mr Whiteford has started putting together an iMovie to celebrate our father's or significant males in our lives. Thank you to those families who have already shared an image. If you would like to contribute to this please send only one high quality photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org We ask that you only send one photo per family.
Students in Year 3 (and above) who have been baptised are invited to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 14th October at 11am. This ceremony will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church. Please read the attached flyer for further information on how to enrol. Parent sessions will be held at both St Mary's and St Brendan's during Week 6.
Max A and Isla C recently participated in the Under 12s NSWCPS Golf Tournament representing St Mary's at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains. Isla played her best ever round 58 for 9 holes finishing 4th in the girls and Max played a brilliant round of 93 off the stick in his 18 hole competition. Max was selected in the Polding Team and will play a three day tournament in Batemans Bay in September.
CCC Athletics Congratulations to the St Mary's CCC Athletics team who competed strongly at Mingara last Friday. Everyone gave their best against some very strong competition.
Some notable Results All with the exception of Boys Relay have qualified for the Broken Bay Carnival at Narrabeen. We wish them all the best of luck.
Emmanuelle D - 2nd 100m, 2nd Long Jump, 2nd High Jump, 2nd Relay, 3rd 200m, Archer G - 3rd 100m, Byron H - 3rd Shotput, Kohi B - 3rd 100m, Ellie C - 1st 100m, Isabella H - 2nd 100m, Girls Relay - 2nd - Emmanuelle, Teyah, Phoebe, Sienna, Boys Relay - 3rd - Isaac, Jase, Flynn, Lachlan, Billy - not progressing to Broken Bay.
Merit and Star Awards
From our PEC
For information on our 1, 2, 3 Magic Course, see the attached flyers!