Telephone: 02 6959 2238
Fax: 02 6959 3006
Email: [email protected]
22nd October 2014
P.O. Box 248
68-74 Audley Street
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,
Please see attached flyer
Saturday 1st November
12th, 13th & 17th
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.
Mass Times at St Mel’s
Saturday Night
Sunday Morning
Julie Flynn
Religious Coordinator
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
packing some
of the
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
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
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: _________________________
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Congratulations to the following students who received awards last
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
Allow four days for mail delivery of
application to St Vincent de Paul
Society in Wagga.
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
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