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,
What a wonderful day we all had last Friday at the swimming carnival. The children all had such an enjoyable day whether competing in races or participating in the novelty events. They loved dressing up in their house colours of red, blue and yellow. A HUGE thank you to Mrs Katie Tooth for her incredible organisation and our many parents who offered to volunteer on the day. We were all extremely grateful to Bec and Tim Thisleton and helpers for organising the barbeque and catering for volunteers and staff.
We are extremely fortunate to have a Community Council who work tirelessly to support our school. Our Community Council members are Amanda Vardanega (Chair), Anthony Haraldson (Secretary), Jayne Forster (Treasurer), Bec Thistleton, Marita Fuhrer (parent representatives), Marylou Gorham (Principal), Br Brian (Parish Representative), Mark Chifley (Assistant Principal) and Shaye Cooper (Teacher Representative). The Community Council meet twice a term and the first meeting for this year is next Wednesday, February 23 at 7pm.
Recently, the Community Council have organised several fundraising initiatives. The Bungendore Car Club gave the school a donation for using our grounds for parking for a weekend event at the park and parents assisted at the Bungendore Races. A word of thank you from Amanda…
It was a very busy day at the Braidwood Races on Saturday February 5. On behalf of the Community Council, I would like to give a very big thank you to Katie Tooth, Louise and Isabella Halligan for all their assistance and time on the Gate on Saturday.
The Community Council received a generous donation from the Braidwood Jockey Club, which will go towards the new IT equipment for the classrooms.
Thank you, Katie, Louise and Isabella I certainly appreciated all your assistance!
Yesterday, Class Overviews and some information about homework and class routines was sent home with every child. In the coming weeks the teachers will be sending home Interim Reports. These reports provide parents with information about how their child has settled into school, their work habits and how they are engaging socially. Following this, teachers will organise a Class Teams meeting to meet with parents. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your teacher and for the teachers to meet parents when we are unable to conduct parent meetings at school.
We would like each class to have a Class Representative. The Class Representative could organise a social event e.g. weekend activity at the park or a get together once a term. If you would like to volunteer for this job, please contact or email the front office.
Congratulations to Sally Horwood who scored 100% in the ICAS Spelling assessment for Year 5 in 2021. What a huge achievement! Well done Sally!
There have been some changes to the NSW Working with Children Check. If you wish to volunteer to work on school canteen, attend a class excursion, drive a group of children to a school event, work with a small group or with children 1:1, a working with children check is required. You don't need a WWCC if you're a parent or close relative of a child volunteering:
- at the child's school, early education service or other educational institution, or
- with a team, program or activity that your child usually participates in or is a team member. For more information, please go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check.
Just a reminder for all parents from Kinder to Year 6, all children need to be dropped off and picked up preferably at the back gate. Thank you so much to all our parents for following all the Level 3+ restrictions.
Please keep our Braidwood community in your prayers and continue to be thankful for the small everyday blessings around us.
This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day. It is a time to acknowledge the people in our lives who love us. The reading from Sunday’s Mass was St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. May we always value our loved ones. God asks us to love others. We hear about sad happenings around the world and a quiet prayer for those suffering can be our way to help.
“If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.”
Have a lovely week everyone.
Please note the change to sports days for 2022
Kinder-Year 2 Tuesday and Friday
Year 3-6 Wednesday and Friday
School Swimming Carnival
The weather just held out for an action-packed day at our annual swimming carnival last Friday! The students were fantastic, showing excellent sportsmanship and team spirit. A big thank you to our amazing group of volunteer parents and grandparents who assisted us on the day – your support is always appreciated. Congratulations to those students who have been selected to represent the school at the Northern Region carnival next Thursday in Yass. Good luck and swim well!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The links for parents to access counselling are provided below:
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.
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