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Presentation Night Flyer

Dear Parents,


This week marked a new milestone in this strangest of years. Staff and students enjoyed a shared meal for the first time since the feast of St Joseph when the Wagga seminarians visited.


The Year 12s did a brilliant job organising a heavily-patronised and delicious pancake breakfast fundraiser for Kateri on Wednesday. Special thanks to Mr Williams and Mrs Galvin, other staff who pitched in and others still who contributed ingredients for the event, gratis. Another notable fundraiser, a lolly jar guessing competition, was staged by Miss Maclean. Again, the Year 12s cheerfully manned the stations and collected the cash. Congratulations to Lucia Wall, who guessed impeccably.


Many of the Covid restrictions that ruled out these sorts of events have been collapsed into what is being called “principal-endorsed events”. In view of this, it is my happy duty to announce that “The Importance of Being Earnest” can and will be staged before a near-full house in the Hall.


The heat may be rising, but it seems the air is clearing. Deo gratias!


Warm regards,

Ian Smith



Year 4 Narratives

The Year 4 students have been busy writing narratives. They have created their own stories and published them on SeeSaw. There is a page attached with further information that also includes QR Codes that you can scan with your phone to listen to the student’s stories.

Lolly Jar Guessing Competition

This week we held a Lolly Jar Guessing Competition fundraiser for the Byrnes family. Congratulations to Lucia Wall on winning, with a guess of 704 lollies (the exact number!), not far behind we had Daniel Murphy, Guessing 703, Bronagh Slee guessing 702, and Eva Scriven guessing 706.


Primary Intensive Swimming

Intensive Swimming for Primary students starts on Monday 23rd November and will run all week. We ask that parents please login to their PAM account to give permission for their child/ren to attend. Please note that even if your child is not swimming, they will still need PAM permission so that they can walk to and from the pool with their class. Children who are unable to swim will need to bring a note from their parent/s to school.   Cost is $40 per student. Payments for swimming should be made via bank transfer before the 23rd November.  Banking details have been provided on the swimming flyer that was sent home last week.  Please contact the school office if you are unable to pay due to financial difficulties.


School Production

Some of our talented drama students will be performing Oscar Wilde’s romantic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Thursday 3rd December. If you would like to come and see the play please email the office and let us know how many seats you would like to reserve.


School Presentation Night

This year’s school Presentation Night will be held on Tuesday 8th December (6:30pm for a 6:45pm start) The Presentations will be held on the school sports court. Family and friends are welcome to attend.  Students must wear their full summer uniform. A flyer is attached with further information.


The Makers Table

This December The Markers Table are holding a Gingerbread House Workshop. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Cross Country

On Friday 6th November, our Grade 3-12 students participated in our annual cross-country run at the Jindera Golf Course. Congratulations to St Francis of Assisi house for taking out the win with a total of 280 points, with St John Bosco not too far behind on 253 points. A photo page for the day is attached.


Congratulations also to all the age group champions:

8 years girls – Bronagh Slee

9 years – Lucia Wall and Ignatius Cattell

10 years – Zelie Tocher and Xavier Byrnes

11 years – Bethany Dodd and Peter Sparshott

12 years – Caitlin McFarlane and Joseph Dodd

13 years – Mary Ryan and Patrick Byrnes

14 years – Georgina Voskulen and Xavier Wall

15 years – Clare Horsfall and Zachariah Mahoni

16 years – Julia Tocher and William Chandrasegaran

17 years – Lucy Ryan and Joshua Wright


Year 12 Graduation

On Saturday 14th November, we held our Year 12 Graduation Dinner at the Commercial Club Albury. Congratulations to all of our Graduates for successfully completing your schooling and HSC exams. We wish you all the best for your future.  May God bless you all.


St Vincent de Paul Biscuit Drive

Due to the Holy Spirit Parish annual Christmas luncheon for the elderly not being able to go ahead this year because of COVID-19, the Holy Spirit St Vincent de Paul Society has decided to run a Christmas Biscuit Drive instead.  They will be delivering homemade Christmas biscuits to those who would usually attend the luncheon. It has been worked out that they will need around 3400 biscuits and are asking students, with family assistance, to help out by baking biscuits. If you would like to help out, a recipe page for biscuits is attached. All freshly baked biscuits need to be dropped off in a clean ice cream container after the 10am Mass on the Sunday 29th November, in the parish meeting room.

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