Dear Parents and Carers
This week we celebrated Grandparents day. Grandparents day is traditionally held each year close to the fourth Sunday of July and close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
Recalling the upcoming feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple – when the elderly Simeon and Anna encountered the child Jesus and recognised Him as the Messiah – Pope Francis said, “the Holy Spirit even today stirs up thoughts and words of wisdom in the elderly.” The voice of the elderly “is precious,” he said, “because it sings the praises of God and preserves the roots of the peoples.” The elderly, he continued, “remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between the different generation, to pass on to the young the experience of life.” Whilst we couldn’t celebrate with a liturgy and morning tea, each class have sent something special home that they have made for their grandparents, in recognition of how special they are to them. We are truly blessed to have the gift of grandparents and we thank them for all they do for our families at St Bede’s!
It is wonderful to see all our students participating with such enthusiasm in ‘Jump Rope for Heart’. We have exceeded our fundraising target and have set a new target of $7000. Well done St Bede’s students. Not only are you fundraising to raise funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives, the children are having fun and getting fit at the same time.
Mutton's are expecting the arrival of our sports uniform in the next few weeks. Whilst this issue with the supplier has taken many months to resolve, we are extremely grateful to Fiona at Mutton's for persevering. The quality of our sports uniform is extremely high and more durable than other suppliers. In the meantime should you have any issues with supply of uniform, please contact the front office and we will endeavour to supply something for your child from the clothing pool.
Canteen continues to be a great success at St Bede’s and the children are loving having the opportunity to buy their lunch each Friday. We are extremely grateful to Beck Thistleton and our parent volunteers, but we are in need of more parents to assist. If you can help, even if it’s only once a term, please contact Beck Thistleton on 0438211071.
Covid19 testing remains the same as previously advised with staff and students to be tested if displaying symptoms and only attend/return to school when symptom free and medical clearance is no longer required. Medical clearance needs to be provided to the school upon return. If your child is unwell, please do not send them to school. For further information, please follow NSW Health advice.
Please continue to keep in your prayers all those communities that have been adversely affected by this recent COVID outbreak and who are in lockdown. We pray that all in our Braidwood community stay safe and well.
Prayer for Grandparents
Lord God almighty
bless our grandparents
with a long life, happiness and health.
May they remain constant in your love
and be living signs of your presence
to their children and grandchildren.
We ask this through Christ our Lord
Sacrament of First Eucharist
This year, children in Year 3 & 4 who have made their First Reconciliation are eligible for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. There will be a special mass for the children and their families at 10:30 am on Sunday 15 August 2021 at St Bede’s Church, which is the Feast of the Assumption. To help prepare the students for this Sacrament, they will have four sessions with Brother Brian during the school day. We thank Brother Brian for his guidance and support during this special time.
Wow! What an amazing week of fundraising we’ve had! We have already well and truly passed our fundraising goal of $2500 and are sitting at a whopping $6215! A big thank you to all our students, families and friends who have donated their time and money to be a part of this great program. We have now set ourselves a new goal of $7500.
Here’s the leaderboard for Week 3 as at Wednesday:
|1. Harry $ 546||6. Lewis $305|
|2. Archer W $458||7. Rose $272|
|3. Evie $317||8. Charlie H $252|
|4. Rosale $307||9. Dylan $236|
|5. Indigo $307||10.Cooper $235|
We’d also like to acknowledge our top skippers who have logged some amazing skipping hours:
1. Frankie – 14 hrs 20 mins
2. Pippa – 10 hrs 30 mins
3. Alfie – 10 hrs 19 mins
4. Stella – 7 hrs 58 mins
5. Jesse – 7 hrs 30 mins
There’s still plenty of time left! Use this link to register your child and get skipping: https://www.jumprope.org.au/parents
Year 5 and 6 are involved in The online writer’s workshop Little Scribes. On Monday afternoon, The students engaged in a workshop with Kirli Saunders, the author of the award winning book 'Bindi'. Kirli Saunders emphasized the use of imagery to the students when writing. The students in Year 5 completed a 10 minute activity. Below is a writing piece by Miranda and Grace.
I walk through my bedroom door, hit with the lingering smell of candles, melts and body mist. It’s quite a comforting smell.
I look around the nicely decorated room, watching the sun, ever so slowly creep in through the window, making the plants on the window sill look as if they are glowing.
I hear cars whoosh by and pull in and out of driveways. The birds fly over the house and perch upon the branches in nearby trees.
~ By Miranda ~ Year 5
These trees hold many memories;
playing, singing, and dancing.
Two kids thought of it as their bunker, or a house made of gold,
but the important thing, it has things to share.
~ by Grace ~ Year 5
We are asking parents to ensure that contact details (address, phone numbers and email) are kept updated with the school. Any changes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
School fees have been inoviced and sent out, these are due for payment before Friday 13 August 2021. Anyone who is unable to pay their invoice by this date should contact the office.
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.
|30 July||Trina & Jo||Frank|
|6 August||Bec B||Helpers wanted|
|13 August||Helpers wanted||Helpers wanted|
|20 August||Helpers wanted||Helpers wanted|
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