Dear Parents and Carers,
We have all done well to reach the end of a huge term, still smiling, and enjoying the life of the school. Your children are a precious gift and, as a community, we celebrate their achievements and work step-by-step beside them as they overcome challenges big and small. It is wonderful to see the massive leaps that our students are making with their learning. On Monday, reports were sent home for all our students. We hope you have celebrated the successes with your children’s learning and discussed academic goals to challenge and improve their learning for term 3. We especially wish to thank our hard-working staff. The teachers and staff at St Bede’s work tirelessly, to ensure that each supported with their learning in a creative and inspirational learning environment.
On Tuesday night we witnessed some of our Year 3 and 4 students receive their First Reconciliation at St Bede’s Church. The students all embraced the preparation for the Sacrament very and maturely reverently. We especially would like to thank Ms. Lisa Kaptein for her preparation of the students, supported by Mrs. Johanna Barling and Mr. Gerard Galvin. We are truly blessed to have Fr Mick and Brother Brian to guide and support our students and families.
This week we had an Aboriginal Cultural day for our students. We were fortunate to have two performers from the Maluerindi people present some traditional Aboriginal dances and workshops. The students enjoyed the performance and embraced the opportunity to deepen their understandings of the Indigenous culture. We especially wish to thank Mrs Johanna Barling for organising this performance for our students.
Tomorrow, our students will be participating in a RE fun day. We thank Ms Lisa Kaptein for organising this day. The students will be having a plain clothes day for a gold coin donation towards Camp Quality. We also have canteen tomorrow with an additional special of a cup of popcorn for $1. We thank Bec Thistleton, Trina Moller and Jo Parsons for their hard work ensuring that our canteen is operating and providing our students with yummy, healthy food.
We have students who are often absent or late to school. A reminder to all parents that under Section 22 of the Education Act 1990, it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that a child who is of compulsory schooling age attends school every day, and during the times on every day, when school is open for attendance. Parents must have a reasonable excuse for not complying with the compulsory attendance requirements in the Act. Parents please ensure that your child arrives at school on time by 8:55 am each day and if in the event they are sick or absent it is a requirement that a note be provided to the class teacher with a reasonable excuse. If parents do not have a reasonable excuse, they are liable under the Act and guilty of an offence.
There are a few staffing changes for next term. We say farewell and thank you to Mrs. Janine Ryan who has resigned from her position teaching in Year 5. We thank Janine for her contribution to St Bede’s. Mrs. Jennie Marsh and Mrs. Ann Monkhouse will be taking Year 5 for the remainder of this year. We are extremely grateful to Jennie and Ann for accepting this position at St Bede’s. As of next term, Mr. Alex Shain will be working one day a week. Mrs. Cherie Kilburn will be taking Years 1 and 2, for the other day each week.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents for the many ways that you support us here at Bede’s. We hope you all have a lovely holiday and enjoy this time with your children. When we return to school, we will have no hats for July and August. Just a reminder we have a pupil free day on Monday, July 12. The staff will be participating in a Spirituality Day at Goulburn. We look forward to seeing all our students return to St Bede’s for term 3 on Tuesday July 13.
St Francis Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
On Tuesday, the following students made the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first-time. Eli, Ferdinando, Hamish, Harvey, Lewis, Mack, Nicholas, Remi, and Rose. A big thank you to Trish Young for the amazing cake, Father Mick and Brother Brian for your support and guidance.
Sacrament of First Eucharist - Save the date
This year, children in Year 3 & 4 who have made their First Reconciliation (or are making this Sacrament this term) are eligible for the Sacrament of First Eucharist this year. There will be a special mass for the children and their families on 10:30 am Sunday 15 August 2021 at St Bede’s Church, which is the Feast of the Assumption. If you would like your child to make this sacrament, please contact Miss Kaptein.
St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal
With the Antarctic blast that we are currently facing, it is a timely reminder to remember those who do not have all they need to stay warm during winter.
St Vincent de Paul’s Winter Appeal provides emergency relief to people at risk and experiencing homelessness. Your donation and support will help ensure that families at risk of homelessness get the financial and emotional support they need to keep themselves and their children safe.
If you are able to donate any of the following items these would be greatly appreciated.
• Large Jackets
• Large Jumpers
• Warm Gloves and Socks
• Sleeping Bags
Please bring in any donations by Friday 25 June 2021. Miss Kaptein will take all donations to the Saint Vincent de Paul Braidwood chapter.
Jump Rope for Heart – coming next term!
St Bede’s is excited to again be a part of the Jump Rope for Heart program in 2021, helping to raise much needed funds for the Heart Foundation. During Term 3, the children will be learning about how to keep their hearts healthy, as well as participating in a range of fun skipping activities and skills. More information will follow early next term on how you can get involved.
Last Sunday and Monday, Jack (Yr 6) travelled to Forbes to trial for the MacKillop rugby team. He had a great time and enjoyed the experience of playing with students from across the state. Well done Jack!
St Bede's Footy Tipping Comp
The tipping comp is very close.
Mrs Tooth has rounded up her daughter to be equal first. Miss Welfare is no longer on the bottom of the ladder! Welcome to the top 5 Mrs G.
Special for this week only!
For this week only the canteen will have popcorn for sale at recess, only, for $1 per serve.
We are still looking for volunteers to help run canteen on Fridays, please either contact the office or Beck to place your name on the roster. It is hoped that with enough volunteers, that parents will only need to do a day once a term.
If you are able to help and would like to know how it runs and what to do please contact Beck on 0438 211071.
|Term 2||Volunteer Name||Volunteer Name|
|25 June||Jacqui||Beck & Trina|
Please see the below menu and pricelist.
Free Dress Day
Camp Quality is a charity that helps support children that have been diagnosed with cancer or have a loved one that has been diagnosed with cancer. The aim of Camp Quality is to help create positive memories for the children. If you would like to find out more about Camp Quality you can go to their website https://www.campquality.org.au/
The following link is to a Youtube presentation about the impact of the Camp Quality Primary School Eduaction Program.https://youtu.be/jENKenfGWf4
2021 ICAS (International Competitions and Assessment for Schools)
Students in Years 2-6, will have the opportunity to participate in ICAS Assessments in August 2021. Subjects available will be Science, Digital Technologies, English, Mathematics, Spelling Bee and Writing.
If you would like your child to participate, please visit the new online Parent Payment system (PPS) to nominate and make a direct payment to UNSW Global. This system is a simple and secure online payment service specifically for parents to purchase ICAS Assessments.
The parent page link is https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps
The Schools Access code is: BFU047
Please Note: Digital Technologies and Writing are not available to Year 2
Closing date for nominations are Friday 23 July 2021
Braidwood Youth Performing Arts Association (BYPPA)
The BYPPA will be conducting 5 workshops during holidays
Create a musical instrument, compose the music and become The TrashCan Orchestra for the Friday Show
Film and Radio
Create a behind the scenes documentary featuring each of the workshops to be screened at The Friday Show
Create a performance piece - from the story to the costumes and prompts - and take to the stage in the The Friday Show
Create a costume and get ready from the CatWalk - you'll be in your very own upcycled Fashion Parade at The Friday Show
Create The Thing. This is going to be BIG! And will be unveiled at The Friday Show
Register at: https://www.bypaa.org/events-1
Kelly Sturgiss is running a band workshop for primary aged kids on the 8th and 9th of July. The cost is $45 one day or $80 for both days, 4 hours per day. Instruments you will get to have a go on are electric guitar, electric bass, drums, electric drums, vocals on a microphone, keyboard, lap steel guitar, trombone and trumpet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or visit www.sturkella.com.au
School Holiday Tennis Camps will be running on various days. Please see the below link for more information.
Please contact Dave 0424 295 634 or Frank 0438 258 624 for more information