- Principal Talk with Mrs. Lowe
- Religious Education with Mrs. Skelly
- Representative Sport with Mrs. Sally-Anne Croker
- School Sport with Mrs. Rachael Croker
- Library News with Mrs. Claire McCormack
- Student Awards
- P & F News
- Goulburn Mission Parish News
- Student & Community Showcase
- Community News
- Performing Youth Trophy Competition
|Friday 16 September||
School Public Speaking Competition 9.10am
|Monday 19 September||
|Wednesday 21 September||
Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two Showcase of Learning Assembly 12.15pm
Last day of Term Three
|Thursday 22 September||
|Friday 23 September||
Pupil Free Day
End of Term 3
As Term 3 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students for their hard work. With relatively few interruptions to our learning this term, the students have had the opportunity to make great strides.
I would like to thank the staff for their continued dedication and flexibility. A special thank you to Miss Madison Leonard for teaching Year One this term. I know that the students have enjoyed having her and we have been appreciative of her commitment to the role. I would also like to thank Mrs Claire McCormack for taking Library in Mrs Hewitt's absence. The students have thoroughly enjoyed the books and activities you have shared with them.
Lastly, thank you to all our parents and volunteers who have supported the school in any way. The P&F Executive, our canteen volunteers, our cattle committee and families hosting our stock, our book coverers and our classroom support volunteers, without your assistance, our school would not be as well resourced and supported as we are.
Please note the following Term 4 school dates.
Monday 10 October
Staff Development Day - Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 11 October
Friday 14 October
NR Public Speaking Competition
Sunday 16 October
Crookwell Community Fun Run
Friday 21 October
Boorowa Touch Football/Netball Carnival
Wednesday 26 October
Arch Public Speaking Competition
Croker/Gilbert Legends League Gala Day
Friday 4 November
Japanese Culture Activity Day
Friday 11 November
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Year 6 Camp
Friday 25 November
School Athletics Carnival
Monday 28 November
Kindergarten 2023 Orientation Day
Thursday 8 December
Christmas Concert (TBC)
Monday 12 December
Year 6 Farewell Mass & Dinner and Awards Presentation
Thursday 15 December
End of Year Mass and Leadership Changeover Ceremony
Friday 16 December
Year 6 Final Assembly
Final Day of the School Year
I wish all our students a restful and happy break and I look forward to seeing them, in their summer uniform, on Tuesday 11 October. Of course, if it is cold, they may continue to wear their winter uniform for the first few weeks.
If there are any changes to the current restrictions and protocols you will receive further communication over the break.
Public Speaking Competition
Tomorrow we hold our school Public Speaking Competition for selected students in Years 3-6. I would like to congratulate all the students who presented in front of their class and wish the following class representatives the best of luck;
Year 3 - Grace McCormack, Sophie Croker, Flynn Reeves, Jacob Hogan and Tommy Picker
Year 4 - Charlotte Crosby, Sophie Culley, Sophie Kilborn, Elsie McIntosh, Gabrielle Price
Year 5 - Chloe Bensley, Angus Foley, Addin Grove, Patrick Croker and Ava Hewitt
Year 6 - Ava Nicholson, Toby Charnock, Saxon Greenwood, Finn McCormack, William Millet and Jack Peden
The Northern Region Competition, hosted by St Bede's, Braidwood, will be held on Friday 14 October. Information about this will be sent home with the selected students as soon as it becomes available.
The students who are successful at the Northern Region level will then speak at the Archdiocesan Competition hosted by St Anne's Temora, on Wednesday 26 October.
Each year, we are required to report attendance to the Australian Government. The first submission covers Semester 1 and the second, Term 3.
This week unexplained absence letters were sent home to be completed and returned to school so we can update our records to reflect the correct absentee types.
Please let the school know as soon as possible of any absences. We appreciate your timely assistance with this.
Don't forget the Term 4 P&F Fundraiser, the Crookwell Community Fun Run will be held on Sunday 16 October. Your support of this event will be greatly appreciated.
To sponsor the event, make a donation or buy tickets please follow this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/crookwell-community-fun-run-2022-tickets-296169409677
The importance of being aware of your child’s activity on social media websites.
Whilst Kids Messenger and similar apps have been created for kids and appear to be safe online tools, it is important to be aware of the potential problems that might arise from unsupervised use of these at home. Your child is learning how to navigate social interactions all day at school in a safe supervised environment. They are guided in their development of vital social and interpersonal skills including cooperation, empathy, patience, resilience, kindness, and forgiveness. It is important to remember that children do not have the fully developed psychological or social tools to navigate online social interaction on their own. Online ‘chat’ can be easily misinterpreted. If unmonitored, negative ‘chat’ can occur, which children do not have the capacity to deal with on their own. This can lead to psychological and emotional distress. In addition, ‘chat’ does not just ‘go away’ which means the negativity is reinforced. Important questions to ask about allowing access to online chat apps are:
- Am I aware of what interaction is occurring in the online chat?
- What purpose does it serve my child?
- Is it assisting in the emotional/social well-being of my child?
- Does my child need this device as a social tool?
- Is my child getting the downtime he/she needs at home from the emotional/social school environment?
- Would my child really be disadvantaged without it?
In term 4, students may return to wearing our summer uniform. There is a 2-week grace period to allow for cold weather, the students may wear the full winter uniform.
Below is an outline of the summer uniform. All items must be purchased from the uniform shop.
School Fees are due
A reminder that our Term 3 school fees are now due unless you have a direct debit arrangement in place.
Showcase of Learning
Next Wednesday 21 September, the last day of Term Three, Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two will present their Showcase of Learning. Parents and friends are very welcome to join us for the 12.15pm performance in the Old Hall.
We encourage visitors to wear a mask and to refrain from attending if they are feeling unwell.
Congratulations to Emmett McIntosh whose Latvia Project was awarded first place at the Southern Tablelands judging in the Year 4 group. Well done Emmett!
Samaritan's Purse - LAST CHANCE
Each year, St Mary's supports the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Box by asking for donations to help fill shoeboxes with various items such as gifts, clothes, something for school and hygiene products to send to children overseas.
If you are able to help with donating items, or money to assist with the postage of the boxes, please send these items in with your child by WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER.
2023 Kindergarten Enrolments
Enrolments for Kindergarten 2023 are due by the end of the term. If you would like an enrolment pack sent home, please contact Belinda.
Enrolment interviews will be conducted from 17 - 28 October.
The Kindergarten Orientation Day will be held on Monday 28 November.
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
Sacrament of Confirmation
Congratulations to Amelia, Marli, William and Saxon, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at last weekend Masses. We pray for Sommer and Naomi who will receive this precious gift this weekend. May they all be guided, nourished, and comforted by the Holy Spirit throughout their lives.
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GO PLACIDLY … amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
By Max Ehrmann © 1927
We wish Year Two student, Flynn Storrier, the very best of luck for next Wednesday as he competes at the Mackillop Athletics. Flynn will run the 8yrs Boys 100m race at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.
Run like the wind Flynn!
2023 Canberra/Goulburn Sports Trials
This information has also been posted on the CECG Sport Facebook page with updated links and information on the Canberra Goulburn Sport webpage. https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations
- The Canberra Goulburn Cricket Trials for the 2023 teams will be held on Friday 4 November 2022 with a closing date of the 28 October (Open to boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 5 in 2022).
- The MacKillop Cricket trials for 2023 will also be held in 2022 – Boys November 30 and December 1 and Girls November 30.
- Canberra Goulburn trials Friday 9 December – Open to boys and girls from Year 3 – Year 5 in 2022
TENNIS AND BASKETBALL
- 2023 Canberra Goulburn Tennis and Basketball trials will be held on Friday 2 December 2022. This is open to students from Year 2 to Year 5 for TENNIS and Years 3 to 5 for Basketball.
Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Gala Day
Notes went home with students this week for the Boorowa Touch and Netball Gala Day. Due to COVID, this day has not ran for a few years, and the students and staff are excited to be able to take part again.
Please ensure that all notes are returned by Wednesday 21 September, so appropriate bus transport can be finalised.
Gilbert/Croker Legends of League Rugby League Gala Day
Students who expressed an interest in taking part, were given permission notes this week.
Can all outstanding notes be returned by Monday 19 September at the latest, so teams entries can be finalised.
As we approach the end of term, could you please have a look around your child's room for any library books that need to be returned please? It is important that all outstanding books are returned promptly.
Thank you for your assistance with this.
Student of the Week Awards
The Student of the Week Awards go to...
Kindergarten: Lucas Charnock, Lachlan Foran, Gracie Hannan, Hendrix McWilliam, Adeline Millett
Yr. 1: Abigail Crosbie, Josh Fraser
Yr. 2: Donovan Francis, Harry Frost
Yr. 3: Anna, Riley O'Brien
Yr. 4: Jaydan Costello, Henry Galland, William Waldron, Thomas Walsh
Yr. 5: Kaitlin Francis, Lauren Fraser
Yr. 6: Sophia Galland, Naomi Picker
Congratulations to Year Two for being our class of the week!
Certificate of Appreciation
Awarded to Chase Lucock and Bridie McCormack for wearing our St Mary's Primary School uniform with pride.
School Spirit Awards
Finn McCormack for showing compassion to the younger students
Harper Seaman for showing compassion to the younger students
Thank you to Rechell Naughton for her organisation of our annual Pie Drive!
Attached is the order form.
Order sheets and money must be back to the school office by 13 October. Delivery will be after 10.30am on Tuesday 18 October.
Crookwell Community Fun Run
- Serving the barbeque lunch
- Registration desk and handing out race numbers
- Recording results
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)
Crookwell Green Devils U10 win their grand final!
Congratulation to the Under 10’s Crookwell Green Devils on their grand final win against the Cooma Colts 24-30. In particular our St Mary’s students Jaydan Costello, Jacob Hogan, Chase Lucock and Riley O’Brien. Former student, Andrew Lawson, received the Man of the Match. Well done team!
Crookwell Soccer Presentation
Congratulations to our students and staff on their recent awards at the Crookwell Soccer Presentation held recently.
Miss Croker was awarded the All Age Women's Most Consistent and also the Croker/Medway Player of the Year. Well done Annie!
In the under 13/14 Girls division, Amelia O'Brien won the Most Consistent award and Ava Nicholson won the Best and Fairest. Well done girls.
Goulburn District Junior Cricket
Well done to Saxon Greenwood who has been named in the U14's Rep team for Goulburn District. Saxon will team up with past student Jake Cosgrove.
Our congratulations to past student and 2008 School Captain, Lachlan Croker, who topped off a stellar 2022 Rugby League season by winning the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles top award for Best and Fairest. He also won the Steve Menzies Medallion for the team's Player of the Year as well as finishing fourth in the NRL ladder for most tackles.
2021 past student and cousin to current students Grace and Joe McCormack, Charlie Cramp has been selected in the NSW Country Girls Football team (soccer). Charlie is in the U14 team and will head to Coffs Harbour next week to play in the Girls National Youth Championships. Well done!
** Do you have any news or achievements to share? If so, send them to Belinda.**
Crookwell Junior Cricket Registrations
Crookwell Junior Cricket registrations are now live for the upcoming season. The following link will take you to the under 10 and 12 registration link. This season if you use the active kids voucher, there is no additional fee.
The following link is for U14 and U16 rego https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.playhq.com/cricket-australia/register/e23b82__;!!Ax-PnKpllFIIgPxB!iQbUualOQR3mmjjUHO_7D2H-BN-dR0sqbl3AgvrJFt1QOavpYRPWCMH76ajr0kyFPgZlAAKp1bSspbvdF0zkjaA02eB72ag6CnQ$
Crookwell Mary Gilmore Festival
Crookwell Library Spring Holiday Activities
Gallop Away Equine Therapy- Horse Empowered Master Minds holiday workshop
Upper Lachlan Multi Sport Day 8 October
First 300 registered students receive a free t-shirt!
Vacation Care September holidays
Get Creative in Crookwell Workshops
See the attached PDF for upcoming workshops being held by Get Creative in Crookwell.
An update on Performing Youth Trophy Competition, Saturday, 15th October 2022, 1.30pm, Dome Pavilion, Crookwell Showground.
Primary School performers can win a trophy or medal for the following categories: singing, a musical item or a poetry/drama recitation. There is also a trophy for Band, which can be awarded to either a Primary or High School Group. There is a trophy for a Rising Star, and as well as medal winners, a performer does not have to be the best to go home with a prize. The Judges will.award the Champion Trophy to the best performance in the competition, Primary and High School.
All contestants will receive a Certificate and the Judges assessment sheets with their score results and comments on their performance.
For the students who will be using a music backing for their performance, more information will be available regarding 'plug and play'.
Poetry and Drama contestants can either read or recite and there are no points lost for reading. Stands adjusted to individual heights will be available to place your paperwork on. Quite often a performer holding the written work is looking down, so it is best to read from a stand. Judges can then clearly see facial expressions and gestures.
Upper Lachlan Shire Mayor, Mrs Pam Kensit, will be officiating the prize giving and Certificates.
Our Committee and Friends look forward to celebrating our local young performer's talent at this event, whether they are just starting out, or have excelled in their field.
Crookwell Mary Gilmore Festival