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,
This week our Year 6 students participated in a modified camp at school. They participated in a number of fun activities including, an escape room where they had to use a blue light to find invisible clues, STEM challenges (making a parachute to protect a Kinder Surprise egg from breaking when dropped from the Year 6 classroom, a balloon powered car, and created an artwork using paper circuits), an Amazing Race maths challenge, some team building games, creating artwork using gelli pads, hand decorated their own mugs, made a special gift for their kinder buddies, and a movie night at school. Thank you to Ms Kaptein for her very creative organisation of the activities and the many hours of preparation time that went into making this special for the Year 6 students and to Deer Head Van for catering for their movie night.
The Year 5 students presented their leadership speeches last Thursday and the Years 2 to Year 5 students and staff have voted. The speeches that they presented were written at school and were very well presented and a credit to the students. Next Tuesday the results will be announced to the students at the Leadership Liturgy when the handover of leadership occurs. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid Level 3 requirements, parents will be unable to attend. The children will receive their badges next year at the Opening School Mass. We will be moving to the new leadership system in 2022 and the third Sports House, Gillamatong (Yellow), will be introduced. Following the leadership survey which was recently conducted, some parents requested that their children remain in their current house and all requests will be honoured. If you do not wish for your child to change houses, please contact the school by next Monday December 6.
Plans are underway to finalise staffing for 2022, which will be announced in the newsletter next week. To assist with preparation for this day and end of year planning, if your child/children won’t be attending St Bede’s next year can you please notify the front office by Friday, December 10. On Friday, December 10 the new staff will be coming to St Bede’s so they can meet everyone and participate in a transition day, where they get to meet their new teacher and experience some time as a class with their teacher for next year. We look forward to welcoming our new staff to St Bede’s and they are looking forward to being part of the Braidwood community.
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 at the front office and wear a mask.
Please keep our Braidwood community in your prayers and continue to be thankful for the small everyday blessings around us.
video this week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI2c9yptr4U
O Come All Ye Faithful - Epic Flash Mob Carol #LIGHTtheWORLD | The Five Strings
Second Sunday of Advent - Hope
This weekend is the second Sunday of Advent. We light the second candle on the Advent Wreath which represents peace.
God, thank you for giving us peace.
As we light this candle in your name, we ask you to help us to be peacemakers in our world.
This week I would like to share a link to an online Advent Calendar compiled by Garratt Publishing. The first week of Advent is currently available. This year the calendar focuses on the origins of Christmas Carols and provides a reflection for each day.
We are excited to announce that we will be having our Mini Fete in Week 10! All money raised will go to the Catholic Missions. We ask that each child bring in a gold coin donation for the fete.
The Mini-Fete will be a little different this year, to compily with the current restrictions. The Year 6 students have arranged a number of fun activities for the students to complete in class next week. Entries for each event will be due by Friday next week and students will receive a small prize for participating in the events. There will be overall winners for each event, and they will be announced at a special assembly on Monday Week 11.
The Parish will be holding a Christmas Celebration following Mass this Saturday December 4, everyone is welcome. Please bring a plate of nibbles or finger food to share. This mass will held in the St Bede's School hall and if you would to attend please contact Brian or Helen on 48422444 to reserve a seat.
The Christmas Mass will be held on Friday 24 December at 5:30 pm in the church grounds and also a mass on the 26 December for Feast of the Holy Family. Please contact 48422444 if you would to attend or contact Brian on 0408 687 915 or Helen on 0430 169 849 reserve a spot.
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:
For parents who have children starting Kinder or Year 7 next year, please find a toolkit that has been developed to assist families help make the transition to Primary and Secondary schools. The toolkit includes a module on transitions, Nurturing Your Child Through Transition, for Primary and Secondary students, please click on this link for more information. https://parentengagementcspa.edu.au/
Parents will be receiving overdue library book notices next week. Please remind your children to return all the books that they have borrowed during the year to the school library before Friday 10 December.
This will make Mrs Marsh very happy...
2022 Sibling Discount Information for Parents of Secondary Students.
If you have a child attending a systemic Archdiocesan Secondary School in 2022 (this is Trinity Catholic College - Goulburn, St Mary's MacKillop, St Clare's, St John Paul, Merici or St Francis Xavier). You are eligible for a 50% discount on the CE Tuition Fee, charged by St Bede's school for 2022. (this applies to Tuition Fees only)
Please either email the office - email@example.com or phone, 48422413 and speak with Lara.
This form must be returned to the office before the end of this term for the discount to be applied for 2022.
Reminder - Daramalan, St Edmund's and Marist are not CE systemic School are therefore not eligible for the discount.
Have you seen Our new Parent Portal?
Emails have been sent to all parents with their login details.
The Compass Parent Portal is a secure online portal that lets parents access information about their child.
The Portal is accessible via the web and the Compass School manager App (via the the App store on your device)
What You Can Do?
- Submit absent notes
- Communicate directly with teachers (desktop only)
- Access your child's reports
- View attendance records
- Update basic Contact information
- Receive relevant messaging thought the app or desktop
- 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 schedule, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org