Parents and Carers under the existingCOVIDD rules if you need to enter the school for any reason please phone the office, 48422413 before entering the grounds.
Dear Parents and Carers
Congratulations to Rosalie Hazell and Grace Jackson. Rosalie is our School Captain for this term and Grace Jackson is our Vice captain. They are embracing their roles with enthusiasm. It is wonderful to see how focused all our students are on their learning. The teachers have particularly noticed the huge leaps the students are making with their learning and over the coming weeks they will be busy assessing them in readiness for reporting and next year. The children had a great time celebrating Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, preparing their snails for the inaugural Snail Cup. We had such a beautiful day to have warm-up races before the finals.
We are very fortunate to have parents who are so willing to assist our staff, providing opportunities to recognise special events and celebrations. Presently, we have our Year 6 parents busily arranging the Year 6 Graduation dinner under the leadership and guidance of Lisa Kaptein and Gerard Galvin. We look forward to providing our Year 6 students with a special dinner in their honour and the opportunity to celebrate their past seven years of Primary schooling. Plans are also in place for our Year 3 and 4 students who will be making their First Communion at St Bede’s Church. To enable this to occur, we are relying on our Year 3 and 4 parents to assist with cleaning the church. Currently the church is not being used due to the roof being repaired. We are extremely grateful for Fr Mick who has organised for the ceremony to occur at the church but we are relying on your help. If you can assist, please contact Lisa Kaptein. Many hands make light work!
Last week, 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 on the note as there are some significant changes suggested. We value your input! The survey needs to be completed by next Wednesday November 10.
As you are aware, the Father's Day raffle was unable to be drawn due to remote learning. The raffle is now a wellbeing raffle, with a range of prizes to be won for a lucky family. Please return all raffle ticket butts and money to the class room teachers via your children, by Thursday, November 11. The raffle will be drawn at school on November 12. If you require additional raffle books, please contact the front office. Proceeds are going towards the purchase of new IT equipment for the students.
Information is being sent home with the newsletter this week updating you with a slight change to school fees for next year. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact the front office.
Thank you so much to all our parents who have endeavoured to follow all the Level 3+ restrictions. Please ensure you contact the office if you need to come into the school, sign in on the QR code and wear a mask. 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.
Please keep our Braidwood community in your prayers and continue to be thankful for the small everyday blessings around us.
The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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, at the school. 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:
- Year 5 - Leadership shirt forms and payments are due tomorrow
- 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
Snail Races at St Bede’s
There was much excitement as the annual Snail Races were run in perfect racing conditions on Tuesday. A huge number of snails and trainers participated in the heats, with one winner from each class moving on to the final.
Congratulations to Isla (Yr 2) on winning this year’s St Bede’s Snail Race Cup! Her very speedy snail edged out Isabella (Yr 6) and Leo (Yr 1) to take the trophy.
Year 5 Online Learning
The animal this report is on is the Numbat. Numbats are a native Australian animal, also known as the Banded anteater. The Numbat is a mammal but it is a marsupial because marsupials are mammals but not all mammals are marsupials. The Numbat’s scientific name is Myrmecobius fasciatus.
Numbats have four short legs with four claws attached to the end. They have a striped black, white, brown and red fur covered body, that is around 25 centimetres long with a bushy tail upto 17 centimetres long. The numbat has a long pointed face with short pointed ears, blunt small teeth, and amazingly a long sticky tongue half the length of its body or ten to eleven centimeters long.
The Numbat is a carnivore, more specifically an insectivore and only eats termites, any type of termite but only termites except the occasional ant that gets in the road. The Numbat flattens its tongue on the ground so the termites climb on, get stuck and eaten. Numbats eat termites that are wandering by but will not break open a termite mound unlike an Echidna, because they don’t have strong sharp claws and legs.
Being marsupials, Numbats give birth to 4 live underdeveloped babies that attach to their mothers nipples. Unlike many other marsupials, numbats don’t have a proper pouch, rather they have skin that folds up to cover their babies. Once the babies reach nine months old they are too heavy to be carried around so their mothers put them in the nest which is a hollow log, returning regularly to feed them. Once they reach around one year old they leave the nest, as they can now forage and eat termites for themselves. At this age the females are ready to breed, males are ready to breed at two years. Mating occurs during the summer month of January and February. Numbats only live to the age of five.
Numbats previously were found across much of arid and semi-arid southern Australia, now there are only two naturally occurring populations left both in southwest Western Australia,one in Dryandra Woodlands, near Narrogin and the other at Perup Nature Reserve, near Manjimup. Numbats live in eucalyptus woodlands where they live in hollow logs and hide from predators in shrubs. Numbats have to live in places that termites can live since they are the only food that they can eat. Termites don't live in wet or cold places and neither do Numbats.
The Indigenous name for Numbats is walpurti. The Numbat is an endangered species with only 1000 of its kind left due to clearing of land and introduced animals e.g. the cat and the fox. The Numbat gets the second name the Banded anteater from the stripes around its body. They have reintroduced Numbats in parts of Western Australia and in fenced areas of South Australia and N.S.W.
I hope this information report has taught you as much about the Numbat as I have learnt.
By Sienna - Year 5
- the year 5/6 camp will be charged in terms 3 & 4, once we know the cost.
- The swimming levy will be charged in Term 4 only.
Because of these reasons we are unable to offer a payment schdule, as in previous years. Parents who pay by regular instalments are asked to review their repayment amounts regularly to ensure they cover their fees.
Any questions please contact the office on 48422413 or email email@example.com
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
This year’s Archdiocesan Athletics carnival was unfortunately unable to be held due to COVID restrictions, however our selected students were still able to participate in a ‘virtual’ carnival. Times and distances from school and regional carnivals were ranked across the Archdiocese to work out placings.
Well done to Angus (Yr 4), Pippa (Yr 4) and Dylan (Yr 3) who represented the Northern Region team at the carnival. Each student received a certificate in recognition of their participation. Congratulations also to Pippa who placed first in the Junior Girls 1500m and gained selection in the Archdiocesan merit team.
We are looking forward to 2022 and hopefully returning to in person sporting events!