ST JOSEPH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Telephone: 02 6959 2238 Fax: 02 6959 3006 Email: [email protected] Website: www.sjnww.org 22nd October 2014 SJS CALENDAR OF EVENTS P.O. Box 248 68-74 Audley Street NARRANDERA NSW 2700 NEWSLETTER 32/2014 School Concert Tickets Week 3 Thursday 23rd October * School Banking * Active After School Sport * Kinder Transition * Concert—Night 1 There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the school concert, approximately 30 left for Thursday night and 40 for Friday. If you would like a ticket, please contact the school as soon as possible. Friday 24th October * Concert—Night 2 At this stage of the term I am still unsure of what programs the Conservatorium of Music will be able to offer us for the remainder of the year. Up until the end of last term they offered drum and guitar lessons, bass guitar lessons and they managed the school band. I will provide you with up to date information as soon as I know more. Week 4 Monday 27th October * P&F Meeting Riverina Conservatorium of Music Tuesday 28th October * Active After School Sport Autism Professional Development Thursday 30th October * Active After School Sport * Kinder Transition Graeme Urquhart, Principal Please see attached flyer Saturday 1st November * SPRING FAIR LIFE EDUCATION VAN VISITS 12th, 13th & 17th November Working Bee We've got a working bee lined up for this Sunday at 9am to give the school a spruce up for the Spring Fair on the following weekend. As many people as possible would be great. Contacts Dave Sergeant - 0429 428921 Matt McLellan 0427 104887 If you or someone you know from our School has participated in activities outside of school and you would like to share it with us, please send your information including a photo (if you have one) in electronic form to [email protected] 2014 School & House Captains’ Photos School & House Captains’ photos are available for anyone wishing to purchase them at a cost of $15 each. The photos are available to view in the office. Orders should be received at the office no later than Friday 7th November. School Concert Update Lead characters and all instrumentalists will need to be at school no later than 5.45pm. The make-up studio and dressing rooms will be in the staff room. All other students will need to be at school no later than 6.15pm. They should come dressed in their black clothing and their head gear will be put on at school. On arrival, these students should meet in their classroom and have their names marked on the roll. Students need to be in attendance both nights and they must stay for the duration of the concert as everyone is in the finale. All students will return to their classrooms after the concert and parents can pick them up from there. We need to cross their names off the roll so that we know where everyone is and that everyone has been accounted for. We estimate that children will be ready for pick up by 8.15pm. We would like the audience to be in and seated by 6.25pm please. RELIGION Mass Times at St Mel’s 6:00pm 10:00am Saturday Night Sunday Morning Julie Flynn Religious Coordinator CHRISTMAS BOXES Christmas boxes are due in this Friday. If you are filling a box as a family could you bring it in by this Friday. This week we are asking for something to love if you would like to just contribute to the boxes. Year 5 have been busy filling the boxes and would like to thank you for your support. You cannot begin to image the joy and happiness these boxes will bring to the children. Year 5 students packing some of the Christmas Boxes. SPORT Swimming lessons for Years 5 & 2 The swimming program for 2014 will commence on Monday 24th of November and is available to all students in Years 2 and 5. Week 8 (24/11/14) & Week 9 (2/12/14) - The students will be going for 1 hour each day; Year 5 from 9:30am to 10:30am and Year 2 from 10:30am until 11:30 am. The total cost for the 9 days will be about $50.00 to $60.00, less for those who have a season ticket. I am trying to keep costs down but the total cost will be spread evenly across the two classes. If there is any reason for why your child cannot participate in the schools swimming program could you please let Heather or I know by ringing the school as soon as possible. A note for permission and money will come home closer to the time. Diocesan Trials Trials for Year 5 and Year 4 students will be held for the following sports: Boys Basketball Trials—Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at the Albury Basketball Centre, North Street, Albury. Girls Basketball Trials—Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at the Bolton Park Stadium , Wagga Wagga. Boys & Girls Cricket Trials—Friday, November 21st 2014 at the Mark Taylor Oval, Leeton. Boys & Girls Tennis Trials—Wednesday, November 26th 2014 at St Patrick’s Tennis Courts, Andrews Street, Albury. If you would like your child to trial for these sports please return the note attached to this Newsletter by Friday 24th October. Please remember these try outs are for students who play the game regularly and have demonstrated a high level of ability in their sport. There is a $10.00 levy attached to each nomination if your child has been chosen to try out. The levy is to be paid once your child has been selected. Congratulations Congratulations to Lilly Hewitt on her achievements at the recent PSSA State Athletics Championships and for qualifying to attend the National Athletics Championships to be held in Tasmania later this year. Marie O’Brien, Sports Coordinator _____________________________________________________________________________________ DIOCESAN TRIALS I wish for my child ______________________________________ to try out for the following sport/s: Boys / Girls Basketball Trials _____ Boys / Girls Cricket Trials _____ Boys / Girls Tennis Trials _____ Signed: _________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ PSSA STATE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Lilly Hewitt competed in the PSSA State Championships on the 15th and 16th of October at Olympic Park in Sydney. On the 15th,Lilly competed in discus against 38 other competitors and came 9th with a new competition personal best of 30.01m. On the 16th of October Lilly competed in Shot Put against 39 other competitors. Lilly made it to the final top 8 and threw a new competition personal best of 11.02m, where she finished 3rd in the finals. She has made the NSW State team and will compete at the National Athletics Championships in Tasmania from the 27th of November to the 1st of December. INTERSCHOOLS EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS On 19 October 2014 Arthur Skarlis competed in the Tumbarumba Inter Schools Equestrian Championships. Arthur competed in 10 events in which he achieved 7 first places and 3 second places. Arthur was also awarded Age Champion. Arthur carries on his family tradition with horses with his mum Pauline having ridden in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. SPRING FAIR UPDATE ... GOOD GOLLY - ONLY 10 DAYS TO GO! Please could all families send raffle tickets and money back by this Friday. This is really important so that we can account for all tickets and get them folded ready for the draw. Thanks to all those who have already returned them and good luck to everyone who bought tickets. Thanks to Robyn Ryan for her fabulous work with the plant stall and her pre-fair sale. Robyn has Asian greens, salad and veggies available right now, so you don't have to wait until the fair to get a quality bargain. Thanks to Amanda Pearson for organising the Main Street banner which looks brilliant. We have Dragonfly Entertainment bringing big bouncy equipment (gladiator plus super bounce) for the older kids through to adults and also the Rotary jumping castle for the smaller kids! Thanks to Erin Anderson for organising pony rides! and don't forget the photo booth for a bundle of memorable pics. The Lions Train will be back too, so loads of fun options for all the family. Tell your friends! Thank you to all the very generous businesses in Narrandera who are donating cash towards the major raffle prizes and wonderful vouchers for chocolate wheel prize draws. A full list will be in next week's newsletter. Remember it is great to support those who support us. WE NEED HELP: 1. Please, volunteers to man the calendar stall. Kate Hall is doing the prep, all you would need to do is show the artwork and take the orders. We can do rosters so no one gets stuck with a job. 2. Please, some Year 6 volunteers to man the book stall. All books will be on sale at 50c each! Again we'd like to roster them in 30 minute sessions, so please let Helen Ryan or Heather Ostler know. 3. Please, some helpers for selling major raffle tickets on the day. We should be able to do 30 minute shifts if enough people can put their hand up. 4. Please, general support helpers that can cover a stall for short food, drink, toilet breaks. Remembering that all the proceeds from the Spring Fair go towards improved opportunities for all the children, please try to give as much help as you can to the small committee. If you can give 30 minutes on the day it would be a tremendous help. Any potential helpers, please call Helen on 0407 223 316. CAKE STALL A big thank you to everyone who donated last year to our stall. We have 2 weeks for all the master chefs and bakers out there to think of what they could cook for the cake stall. The ideas are endless. Cakes, quiches, lasagne, tea cakes, honey joys, chocolate cakes(best sellers), toffees, cup cakes, brownies, jams, pickles, chilli sauces, cakes, anything gluten free (sells very quick). If you’re not into cooking maybe you could donate eggs, fresh fruit & veg to sell on the day. Although not compulsory labels are handy to inform customers of the type of cake and what ingredients have been use. We have a simple tick the box label that can be pick up from the school office. For all cake stall donations please drop off on the morning of the spring fair before 9.45am at the cake stall. We will be located near the front office. If this is not possible goods can be left at the office during the week. A big thank you to Zarah Curtis who is donating two cakes this year for our raffle. Gravity cake and Fantail cake. Thank you for all of the parents that are donating and remember that it is not too late to bake. Any questions give us a call, Cleo Fraser 6959 1019, Debbie Patterson 6959 4294, Vanessa Hoffmann 6959 2439 WHITE ELEPHANT SALE The teachers are holding a ‘White Elephant sale at the Spring Fair. If you have any items cluttering up your house and would like to donate them to the sale the Teachers would greatly appreciate it. AWARDS Congratulations to the following students who received awards last week; Year 6: Jack Mahy, Mahni Ireland, William Rivero Year 5: Sarah Hyde, Riley Smith Year 4: Ethan Pearce, James Kerr Year 3: Lily Sergeant, Claire Ingram, Eli Whiteman, Georgie Rava Year 2: Imogen Bloomfield, James Langley, Baxter Longmire, Stella Hunt, Isaac Kschenka Year 1: Hannah McDonald, Sarah Parry Kinder: Savanna Trimper, Marlee Folker, Arthur Skarlis CANTEEN HOURS (2014 TERM 4) - 8.30am—1.30pm CANTEEN ROSTER Friday 24th October Monday 27th October Kate Hall & Katie Grintell Zarah Curtis & Kellie Craze To the following Students are celebrating their birthdays over the coming week; Alex Heckendorf, Riley Roden, Patrick Gooden, Thomas McLellan We hope you all have a fantastic day! Catholic Schools Basketball Challenge Wollongong Catholic Schools Basketball is over for another year, with a great weekend had by children and parents. Congratulations must go to the four schools from the Illawarra region who ran the weekend as it would be a logistical nightmare with around 130 teams participating over 4 stadiums. We would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to make it possible for our school to attend this weekend. Heather in the office, Mrs O’Brien and Mrs O’Mahoney for the articles in the newsletters, registering our teams and collecting the money etc. A special thanks to Mrs O’Mahoney for being the school representative at the meeting and the mass on Saturday night in Shellharbour. To the teams’ coaches, James Trengrove, Col Longford, Lexie and Cassie White, Toni Kerr and John Hugo. Without these people this weekend would not be possible. Managers, Maree Johnson, Hayley Winnel, Bella O’Mahoney, Jillian Robinson and Bridey Hugo. To all the parents who make the huge commitment to get their children to training every week and take them away for the weekend. We are sure that to witness the development and the fun that the children have makes everyone think it is worthwhile. continued over page Catholic Schools Basketball Challenge Wollongong To Mandy Pearsons’ mother Mrs Jan Rogers who was our schools referee for the weekend. In an amazing effort Jan refereed 16 games over the weekend. We are very lucky to have someone with so much experience willing to help us out. Both our junior boys teams only had 5 players for the weekend. So with no subs the boys did a great job, with one side being knocked out in the semi final of division 3 and the other side winning the grand final in div 3. This side consisted of James Kerr, Blair Robinson, Liam Mathieson, Jarrod Craze and Lachlan Kerr. Coach Toni Kerr. Next year’s Catholic Schools Basketball Challenge will be held in Albury. We will look at booking some accommodation in the next few days. Catholic Schools Basketball is all about participation, having fun and being a good sport. Congratulations must go to every student who played on the weekend because this was exactly what they all did. They all represented our school in a fantastic way that is a credit to themselves and their parents. St Joseph’s Narrandera has a great reputation when it comes to this basketball challenge and that will certainly continue after this weekend. Jason and Leisa Williams Over the last week Sascha Parker-Eade has been competing in Sydney at State Title equestrian events. On Saturday the 11th October, Sascha and her pony 'Koorana Royal Sensation' competed in the Equestrian Australia NSW State Cup held at Hawkesbury Showground. Sascha had a successful day taking out NSW State Cup Champion Small Pony and NSW State Cup Leading Rein Pony. Sascha’s other pony 'Melody Park Heavenly Pearl' also took out 2 State Cup titles, ridden by Jess Stalling. Sascha trained very hard during the week, based at J&R Equestrian at The Oaks. Sascha even had her first ride on a Massive Warmblood, World Cup Showjumping horse BS On Air, owned by J&R Equestrian which is ranked in the top 15 Showjumping horses in Australia. The following weekend of the 17th October Sascha competed at the NSW Show Horse Council of Australasia Horse of the year.'Koorana Royal Sensation' backed up his good form to win the NSW Leading Rein Pony of the year. Sascha produced a great workout on 'Melody Park Heavenly Pearl' to take a close 3rd in the 6-9yrs rider. Pearl then took out a close 3rd in her Hunter Pony ridden once again by Jess. Sascha and her ponies are now qualified for Nationals to be held at Sydney International Equestrian Centre in March .2015 . Junior Cricket The in2cricket and junior programs for Narrandera are commencing Friday 31st October from 5.30pm at Henry Mathieson Oval. There will be programs for boys and girls from 5 -14 years. The Milliken Shield under 13 team has their first game on Sunday 2nd November we're looking for any interested boys (under 13 at Sept 1) and girls (under 15 at Sept 1) to get in touch asap. All enquiries to Matt McLellan 0427 104887. Registration can also be completed anytime online by following the links from http://www.narrandera.nsw.cricket.com.au/ Seven gardens will open on Sunday 27th October for the Narrandera District Garden Club’s self -drive Town and Country Garden Visits to raise funds for the work of the local branch of Can-Assist. Gardens open at 9am and viewing continues until dusk. The cost is $10 per person, which includes entry to all gardens and a location map (available outside the Visitors Centre in Narrandera Park from 9am to 2.30pm on the day) and Devonshire Tea at the Uniting Church Hall. A light lunch will be on offer in a garden at a cost of $8. For more information contact Gwen Nielsen on (02) 6959 2228 A ST VINCENT de PAUL ‘ SUMMER KIDS CAMP’ will be held at the Snowy River School Camp site at Talangatta (Victoria) from 19th—23rd of January 2015. Children 6—12 years of age are eligible to apply. This camp is designed to cater for children who do not ordinarily get to enjoy an ‘away’ holiday throughout the year. Information and application forms are available at the St Vincent de Paul Shop in East Street. APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY, 14th NOVEMBER. Allow four days for mail delivery of application to St Vincent de Paul Society in Wagga. JUNIOR BASKETBALL This week there will be no Girls Intermediate Div Games due to the St Joseph School Concert. The Draw for this week is as follows: Wednesday 22nd October 2014 5.00pm Boys Junior Div Maroon v Blue & Pink v Black 5.50pm Boys Intermediate Div Green v Yellow & Pink v Black 6.40pm Boys Intermediate Div Black v Maroon & Boys Senior Div Pink v Blue Thursday 23rd October 2014 4.00pm Aussie Hoops 5.00pm Girls Junior Div Maroon v Blue & Pink v Black 5.50pm Girls Senior Div. There is no Girls Intermediate Div this Week. The Following Week Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th October will be a general bye for all Junior Basketball and Aussie hoops. Basketball will resume on Wednesday 5th November LIMTED STOCK OFFER Schoolbag, Non elastic tie and Hat Special Price $65.00 Offer Available only while stocks last.
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