- Principals Message
- RE News and Prayer
- School Counsellor
- Math's Olympiad
- Important Dates
- Sports News
- Helping your Child adjust back to School
- Melbourne Cup Snail Races
- Year 5 - Information Reports
- Week 4 - Term 4 - Awards
- Braidwood Swimming Pool Community Survey
- Service NSW
- Motorcycle Awareness Month
Parents and Carers under the existing COVID rules if you need to enter the school for any reason please phone the office, 48422413 before entering the grounds.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to all our students and staff! It is just so wonderful to walk around the school and hear the buzz of students who are so happy to be back at school with their friends and teachers. Thank you so much to all our parents who have endeavoured to follow all the Level 3+ restrictions. Just a reminder that school starts at 8:55 am, after this time your child needs to be signed in by a parent, please phone the office, 48422413, before entering the school. We are unable to have Music lessons at present, should the situation change, we will inform you. It isn’t easy but we navigate this road together. The children have quickly adjusted to remaining within their Cohorts for playtime and pick-up and drop-off.
Staffing Changes: On Friday November 12 we say farewell to Ms Bridget Welfare as she will be taking 12 months maternity leave. We will miss her, but wish Bridget and her partner Cameron all the very best as they begin this exciting time in their lives. Ms Jessie Callan will be teaching Kinder with the assistance of Mrs Lois White for the remainder of the year.
Ms Lisa Kaptein received the news earlier this week that she was successful in obtaining a leadership position at a school in Canberra. We will miss Lisa and wish her all the best. We will get an opportunity to farewell her at the end of the year.
Plans are well underway for Kinder Orientation on Tuesday November 16 and Tuesday November 23 from 9am to 12pm. Special invitations will be sent to our 2022 Kinder students from their buddies next week and information will be posted to each family. Unfortunately, parents won’t be allowed to come into school but the buddies will greet the students at the back gate as they arrive.
Miss Shaye Cooper will be teaching Kinder in 2022, assisted by Mrs Lois White. Shaye and Lois are looking forward to the Orientation Days.
Arrangements are still being made for the class teachers for Years 1 to 6 for 2022. More information will be provided once the staffing has been finalised.
Yesterday, a note was emailed to all families regarding changes with leadership opportunities for Year 6 students. We encourage all our parents to complete the survey on the QR Code displayed on the note as there are some significant changes suggested. We value your input! The survey needs to be completed by Wednesday November 10.
This week we welcome the Yagos family to St Bede’s. Jacob-commencing next week in Year 4 and Lottie who commenced this week, in Year 2. The children are looking forward to being at St Bede’s and we are sure they are going to feel very welcomed by everyone.
World Teachers Day - This week we honour and thank our wonderful teachers and the amazing work they do to enable all our students to learn to be full of hope, joy and wonder where all students are inspired to grow to their full potential. Our Support Staff presented each teacher with a beautiful bag of chocolates and the Year 6 students under the guidance of Ms Kaptein, presented our teachers with some very special gifts they made. Parents perhaps you would like to send a message about your child's teacher that we could share on FaceBook.
Please keep our Braidwood community in your prayers and continue to be thankful for the small everyday blessings around us.
World Teachers Day
Who am I?
During the remote learning period, Year 5 & 6 have explored how do people draw strength during times of challenge. This was a very timely unit of inquiry given the challenges that we all faced not being able to come to school. The students' final task was to create an artistic representation of themselves. We have seen many creative representations that were truly beautiful, as the students were all able to capture themselves in their artwork.
Save the date - First Eucharist (take two)
Save the date - First Eucharist (take two)
Thank you to all our students and parents for being so understanding regarding the postponement of our celebration. We have set a new date and are hopeful that we will be able to celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday 21st November at 10:30am.
More details to follow closer to the date to ensure that we are complying with the most current COVID guidelines
Our school counsellor, Ryoko is available each Thursday, during the school term, for online sessions. If you think your child would benefit from seeing Ryoko, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The links for parents to access counselling are provided below:
Congratulations to Miranda, Alfie, Isla, Nerson, Emma, Sally, Ivy, Clare, Frankie, Jack B and Charlie Y for competing in this year's Maths Olympiad competition. The Maths Olympiad consists of 5 rounds. Each round has 5 questions that challenge the students to apply their mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills.
A special mention to Charlie Y who finished in the top 30% of all students. Well done!
- Year 6 Graduation Thursday 9 December - details to follow
- Trinity Catholic College Goulburn - Open day - Friday 10 December - more details to follow.
- School Reports to go home - Friday 10 December
- Last day of Term 4 for students - Tuesday 14 December
- First day Term 1 - 2022 for students - Tuesday 1 February
Melbourne Cup Snail Races
Students are invited to bring in 1-2 snails only in a secure container on Tuesday 2 November. Barrier trials will be run [or slid] before school with year level events at recess. The fastest snail from each year level will compete in the Snail Cup at lunchtime Covid permitting. Students who choose not to bring in a snail are welcome to watch.
Students are allowed to wear one race day accessory on the day e.g. fascinator, fancy tie, top hat.
Year 5 Online Learning
The Night Parrot
Night parrots have golden green feathers and a short, stumpy tail. They have been described as big budgies. Night parrots have small, alert eyes and a curved beak. On its feet are 4 claws, 2 facing forwards and 2 facing backwards. It is around 22-25 cm in length, with a wingspan of 44-46 cm.
Night parrots are herbivores, whose diet consists of grasses, herbs and seeds, mainly spinifex grass seeds. They eat on the ground, usually at night. The night parrot moves around when there is food available.
There is a very small amount of information known about the life cycle and breeding of the night parrot. They mate in rainy periods, and the female lays 2-4 small, white eggs on a nest made of little twigs, inside some spinifex grass.
Night parrots live in grasslands and shrubbery of arid Australia, they snuggle into thick clumps of spinifex grass all day, only sometimes coming out for food and water.
Night parrots live in Australia only, but they are not found in NSW, Victoria, or Tasmania. Night parrots are classified as endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), but that status was created by taking all the information from the status of each state:
TASMANIA: Not present
NT: Critically endangered
WA: Critically endangered
Researchers say that one of the reasons for their decreasing population is their very bad vision, especially at night, so when they fly, it causes them to run into fences for example.
The last living specimen of night parrots was recorded in WA in 1912, then it disappeared and was thought extinct for about 100 years. But then, in 1990 and 2006, two dead specimens of night parrots were found in Queensland. Now they once again exist, but are very rare, and hard to find.
Do you enjoy visiting Braidwood Pool during the swimming season?
Are you interested in programs/ activities at Braidwood Pool, such as learn to swim, squad and swimming club? With the swimming season approaching, Braidwood Swimming Club invite all community members to participate in our survey to help us consider what types of aquatic activities to support/ develop at the Braidwood Pool both for this summer and future seasons. Please take a few minutes to give us your input via the link: https://forms.gle/KbE8tNnn8Z8LNJeH8 or at https://www.facebook.com/braidwoodswimclub/
Do you need to renew or apply for a Working with Children Check?
If so Service NSW will be in Braidwood on November 10 and offer a range of services.
- Roads & Maritime Services (including licence and registration renewals and applications)
- Processing of NSW Fitness to Drive Medical Assessments and Mobility Parking Applications
- Processing of RSA and RCG cards
- Undertaking Driver Knowledge Test (& limited Driving Tests by appointment only, contact 13 77 88)
- Births, Deaths and Marriages (including birth, marriage, death and change of name certificates)
- Application and Renewal of Working with Children Checks on behalf of Office of Children’s Guardian
- Cost of Living appointments to assist with accessing more than 70 government rebates and savings
- Dine & Discover Voucher Applications
- Regional Seniors Travel Card Applications
Our Mobile Service Centre is a cashless facility and will accept payment by credit/debit cards or cheques.
If you require any further information on our service locations or opening hours, visit service.nsw.gov.au/msc or contact Service NSW on 13 77 88