|Friday 5 August||
School Explorers Session #4, 2pm-3pm
Tuckshop - Pip, Jackie, Maureen
|Monday 8 August||
Madelyn Burns School Counsellor
Tuckshop - Marguerite, Tania, Tash
|Tuesday 9 August||
St Mary's P & F Association Meeting 7pm in the staff room
Wednesday 10 August
Confirmation Sacrament Preparation Class 3.30pm
|Friday 12 August||
Jeans for Genes Day
School Explorers Session #5, 2pm-3pm
Tuckshop - Jane, Carina, Claire
School Board Review Consultation
The Catholic Education Commission endorsed the establishment of a Working Group to review various aspects of the Archdiocesan School Board and Community Council models.
During the course of this year, the Working Group has engaged in targeted consultation with internal stakeholders and has had some preliminary discussions with a narrow group of external stakeholders, including representatives from the Catholic School Parents Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn.
The Working Group is now seeking to draw on the experiences, expertise and perspectives of parents and carers, school staff and members of school communities through a process of general consultation. To this end, an Issues Paper has been drafted outlining the key issues that the Working Group has identified to date and posing a number of discussion questions that the Working Group is seeking responses to.
The Issues Paper has been attached below and members of our school community can go to the webpage: https://cg.catholic.edu.au/school-board-and-community-council-review/foreword/ to submit a response to the questions posed in the Issues Paper.
The closing date for submissions is 2 September 2022.
Jeans for Genes Day
On Friday 12 August the staff and students will participate in the Jeans for Genes Fundraiser. Money raised through Jeans for Genes goes towards medical research to help discover treatments and cures for the 1 in 20 kids facing a birth defect or genetic disease.
Students are to wear jeans with their sports uniform tops and joggers and are asked to contribute a gold coin donation, for this privilege. The money collected will be uploaded to our donation site.
If you would also like to make a contribution please visit https://fundraise.jeansforgenes.org.au/fundraisers/stmarysprimaryschoolcrookwell2583/wear-your-jeans
Please help us support this vital research.
Enrolments can now be placed online. Go to https://enrolments.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrol/ to enrol now.
Enrolments packs are available from our School Office or can be downloaded from our website http://www.stmarysc.nsw.edu.au/enrolment.html
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop- Feast Day- August 8
We continue to focus on our school value of COMPASSION and what better role model do we have than our first Australian Saint, St Mary of the Cross whose feast day we celebrate this coming Monday. Mary answered God’s call and clothed herself with the qualities of Jesus.
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other … Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3:12-14)
St Mary Mackillop’s daily life reflected compassion for others. She lived by her motto's:
“To live simply, travel lightly and make room for all”
“Never see a need without doing something about it”
Mary’s compassionate way of life inspired others to follow in her footsteps. These women became known as the 'Sisters of St Joseph’. Today they can be found making a difference all over the world carrying on Jesus’ mission of reaching out to the poor and needy with love, compassion and faith. In Crookwell, we have our very own Sister of St Joseph – Sr Rosemary – who reaches out to those in need.
All Christians are called to try to be saintly in their daily lives; to live lives according to God’s commandments to love God and one another. What a beautiful world it would be if everyone was inspired to follow Mary Mackillop’s example by ‘making room for all’ and ‘never see a need without doing something about it.
God, help us to look with 'soft eyes' as Mary MacKillop did,
Upon all who are a part of our days
Allow us to break through the barrier
Of our scrutinising views.
Transform our inner landscape into a peaceful place of acceptance.
Pull back our projections and criticisms.
Replace our mean measurements and our biased expectations
With an openness that allows others to be.
Year 6 – Journeying With Jesus
On Tuesday, our Year 6 students had a special visit from CYSMA officer Luke Maher and youth minister Gerard Tang, during which they were introduced to the CYSMA program ‘JOURNEYING WITH JESUS’.
CSYMA stands for Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia. It aims to help young people in their journey of faith with Jesus. Year 6 are looking forward to growing closer to Jesus and making a difference in their world.
Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal ends in August
Many thanks to those who have donated. It is still not too late.
Donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped to the school.
- Thick socks
- Sleeping bags
- Non-perishable food items
(please make sure any used items are in reasonable condition)
NSWCPA Golf Tournament- all of NSW
MACKILLOP GOLF TEAM 2022
CONGRATULATIONS to both Jaydan and Henry who were successful on Monday at the MacKillop Team trials. Both were selected in the MacKillop Golf Team and will attend the following event:
Event: NSWPSSA Golf Championships
Date: Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 September, 2022
Venues: Brighton Lakes Golf Club – Monday & Tuesday
The Ridge Golf Club - Wednesday
These Year Four boys have achieved something no other St Mary's students have. We are super impressed with their success considering both boys are 10yrs (JUST!) We wish them the best of luck and know they are very pumped for September to roll around.
MacKillop Girls Football
Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival
The Archdiocesan Carnival will be held at the AIS on Tuesday 23 August (Week Six).
A reminder you must register your child on the CSNSW Sport Website https://csnsw.sport/help/help-guide-for-parents which will include the cost of $20.00 to be paid at the time of registration via the CSNSW website.
Transport is provided by parents.
Student of the Week Awards
The Student of the Week Awards go to...
Kindergarten: Jack McCulloch, Tilda McIntosh, Adrian, Hannah Whittle
Yr. 1: Lucinda Fannin, Elizabeth Walsh
Yr. 2: Jobe Seaman, Payton Selmes
Yr. 3: Grace McCormack, Tommy Picker
Yr. 4: Sophie Culley, Sienna Gann
Yr. 5: Joe Hayes, Lachlan Kilborn
Yr. 6: Caitlyn Hogan, Jack Peden
The Japanese class award of the week goes to... Year 6
School Spirit Awards
Mia Croker for caring for the school environment.
Tommy Culley for including others and showing compassion
Archie Foran for always showing compassion
Harry Frost for caring for the school environment.
Finn McCormack for including others and showing compassion
Joe McCormack for caring for the school environment.
Gabriella McDonald for helping others
Elizabeth Walsh for caring for the school environment.
Certificate of Appreciation
Awarded to Joe Hayes and Hadléy Reynolds for wearing our St Mary's Primary School uniform with pride.
Next Tuesday the P&F will hold their Term 3 meeting in the St Mary's Staffroom, commencing at 7.00pm. All welcome!
For Parish and Sacramental matters, please forward your enquiries to Goulburn Parish Secretary, Sharon Cashman, via email. Alternatively, call into the Parish Office at the Old Convent Building. Sharon is available in Crookwell on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 11.30am-3.30pm
Parish Associate: Sr Rosemary Hart
Phone: 48321 633
Address: 55 Wade Street (the Old Convent Building)