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,
St. Bede was a dedicated scholar and an inspiration for our School Vision. Children and teachers are encouraged to continually reflect on themselves as learners and set challenging learning goals so they can reach their full potential. This past week all the students have been busy writing their learning goals for this term.
Students from Kinder – Year 2 have commenced IntiaLit and Years 3 -6 Soundwaves, which are structured phonics-based spelling programs to assist students to build capacity to develop literacy skills. Kinder to Year 6 will be participating in explicit writing lessons to build capacity on the writing process and develop skills and knowledge of grammar and punctuation, using daily review to support knowledge retention. In Religious Education the teachers are focusing on continuing to implement the Brisbane Guidelines for teaching Religious Education and Catholic Social Teachings. This is supported by the explicit teaching of Scripture relevant to the unit of work being taught.
This year our whole school goals are:
- to improve the quality of writing across all grades
- to strengthen student improvement in Mathematics
- to improve student achievement by using effective evidence-based/informative practices.
The staff all participated in training for PBL (Positive Behaviours for Learning) at the professional development day on January 31. PBL will be the new framework for behaviour management and student wellbeing at St Bede’s. It complements the School Vision of ‘Live, Love, Learn’ from the Heart of Jesus, which is the centre of our beliefs about teaching and learning. More information about PBL will be provided to you in our newsletters.
Unfortunately, we still are unable to have any school events or extra events at school or at a venue outside of school. This year we will not be conducting our usual parent information night which was to have been held on Wednesday February 16. A note will be sent home with each student from their class teacher, outlining what is to be taught in each Key Learning Area and general routines for the class. The Overviews will be sent home with each child on Wednesday February 16.
We look forward to seeing many of our parents who have volunteered to assist at the swimming carnival tomorrow. Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry to the pool. Only volunteers will be admitted.
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.
A special hello to you, our parents here at St. Bede’s School.
I’m very happy to be here and I am looking forward to meeting you at some time hopefully in the near future. My role is Religious Education Coordinator and I have the privilege of teaching Year 4. I have taught across three dioceses and in many rural schools of varying sizes. What a beautiful school is St. Bede’s and what beautiful children we have at our school. I’m looking forward to my time here and helping support our children’s learning, wellbeing and faith development.
Have a lovely weekend.
May God bless you and carry you in the palm of His hand.
Whom Shall I Send
In the Gospel last weekend we hear about the story of Jesus going out onto the lake with Simon. They cast out their fishing nets and gathered a huge amount of fish. There was enough to fill two boats. Jesus asks us to be fishers of people. He asks whom shall I send. We can say I’m here Lord. Send me.
Here I Am, Lord
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord
If You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart.
Dear Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Friends,
We are writing to welcome you all to this year, especially all the new families who have joined the school. We have enjoyed getting to know all the children who have started, including time with our new Kindy Buddies!
We also want to introduce ourselves, we are Sienna Royds and Ivy Ross. We are the first ever Prime Ministers of St Bede’s. We're excited by this role and working for the school community.
This week we have the swimming carnival which will be a fun way for everyone to get into the team spirit by cheering (if COVID permits) dressing in house colours and to just have fun. We are looking forward to the year ahead!
We look forward to the term ahead, Sienna and Ivy.
Please note the change to sports days for 2022
Kinder-Year 2 Tuesday and Friday
Year 3-6 Wednesday and Friday
Our school Swimming Carnival will be held Tomorrow.
The carnival will go ahead regardless of the weather so please to bring swimmers, towel, thongs, hat and water bottle.
Nominations to trial for the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese teams in Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball and Hockey are now open for students in Years 5 or 6.
Please contact Mrs Tooth if your child is interested in participating.
Library lessons will begin this week. Please ensure that your child has a library bag with them. Over the years, the Students at St Bede’s have lost or misplaced over 400 books. Some of these books are worth up to and over $20. No student will be permitted to borrow if they have an outstanding book. This applies from the beginning of 2022 and does not involve a book that has been lost or misplaced prior to the start of the 2022 school year.
It is with regret that any book lost or misplaced this year, will have to be replaced or paid for.
Our school counsellor, Maddie, is available each Thursday, during the school term, at the school. If you think your child would benefit from seeing Maddie, please email her at email@example.com. The links for parents to access counselling are provided below:
Braidwood Lions Club members are delighted to announce that the Young Writers Festival will be held again during 2022.
First held in 2018 and then again in 2020 this Festival is a significant event on our community and school calendar.
Jackie French has again agreed to be Patron and our Judges for this year will be - Robyn Goodwyn, Cate Whittle, Harry Laing, Andrew Daddo, Julian Davies and Roger Mcdonald.
All school aged children living within the 2622 postcode are eligible to become involved.
This is a great opportunity for students to interact with renowned authors and maybe to get their entry included in the book we will publish at the end of the Festival. There are also good cash prizes on offer.
School staff will be working to maximizing student participation and it would be good if parents and guardians could encourage their children to participate.
Entry Forms and full details can be found at braidwoodyoungwriters.com
A reminder as quoted from our Uniform Policy, ‘Where hair is longer than shoulder length it must be tied back. No hair dye may be worn in hair except under medical advice. Hair must be worn in a natural manner (i.e. no mohawks, razor cuts etc.) Permitted hair clips and elastics must be worn in school colours. Simple studs in the ear lobe (one per ear) no more than 3mm in diameter and wrist watches are acceptable.