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    Our vision for St. Pius X school community is that in providing a quality, positive learning

    environment, all children will reach their true potential and be witnesses to the Catholic faith.

    East Street

    Dubbo 2830

    Phone: 6882 3808

    Fax: 6884 4519

    Email: stpiusdubbo@bth.catholic.edu.au

    Website: www.stpiusxdubbo.catholic.edu.au

    Term 3, Week 5 Monday 12th August, 2013

    Thought for the Week

    On the 15th August we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. It celebrates Marys total sharing in the new life won by her sons death and resurrection. Marys life and death were a wonderful example of praise and thanksgiving to God.

    Is there anything about Marys life, which could help me to be a better follower of Jesus?

    Dear Parents Please make a big effort to say at least one decade of the Rosary each night as a family and talk about the role Mary played in Jesus life. The whole school is attending he Mass on Thursday at St. Brigids Church as its a holy day of obligation. 40 year Celebations A hard copy letter has been given today to every child. You have until Wednesday to finalise whether you are coming to the dinner or not. Around the Classrooms Lots of exciting activities are happening in the classes. Kinder are learning about Hot and Cold. They had the fire engine come to school and had a whale of a time using hoses and examining the truck.

    Year 1 are busily creating Digital Books on the IPad and made yummy bread last week when they did the Parable of Yeast. Year 2 are quite excited learning about the various types of Transport and are off on their Transport

    excursion tomorrow, seeing planes, travelling on the XPT and catching a bus. Year 3 have been adopted by the Terramungamine CWA. The ladies were guest speakers and very generously donated two books100 facts on the Ocean and Mirror. The children are doing a project on Morocco.

    Year 4 & 5 went on an excursion to Wambangalang and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Year 4 are immersed into Aboriginal artworks and Year 5 are doing a detailed study about Space and are learning how to give speeches.

    Year 6 are little scientists doing hands on experiments on Saling, Sinking and Soaring and a few extra curricula activitiesGerard Yeo Shield and Debating

    From the PrIncipal

  • Monday 12th August Uninterrupted teaching and learning Tuesday 13th August Years 3, 4,5, 6 girls off to Mudgee for the Netball Gala Day Year 2 Transport Excursion P & F meeting 6.00 p.m. Wednesday 14th August Gerard Yeo Shield Yr 6 Finalise tickets for the dinner Thursday 15th August Whole school Mass at St. Brigids Church Friday 16th August Years 3 & 4 PCYC Well parents remember There ae no shortcuts to lifes greatest achievements God be with you. Yours sincerely

    Heather Irwin Principal Dip T ELIC BED.MED

    Diocesan Athletics Nine of our students travelled to Bathurst last Friday to compete in the Diocesan Athletics Carnival. Unfortunately none of our students finished in a position to gain selection in the Diocesan Athletics team but all should be proud of their efforts and achievement in reaching this level. I have heard some wonderful comments about our students behaviour and the tremendous support dis-played amongst the team members. Thanks also to Mr Steve McGuire and the staff of Catherine McAuley School Orange for hosting the carnival.

    Debating In week three our debating teams ventured to St Marys Primary to compete in their first formal debate for the 2013 competition. Both teams did the school proud but did not come away with the wins. This Thursday after the Assumption Mass we host St Johns Primary, all the best of luck to our debaters. A massive thank you to Mrs Camilla Ward for the work she is doing with the debating teams. Greg Cant

    Lachlan Connolly participated in the Diocesan Athletics last Friday. He is proudly displaying his two first places 100m and 200m. Well done Lachlan, we are very proud of you.

  • Year 6 parents please take note of the amended date for the Reconciliation Evening. It is on Wednesday evening August 21st with 2 sessions, 5.30pm and 7pm. Confirmation Mass Practice Thursday 22nd August at 7pm at St Brigids (for all candidates attending Confirmation Masses at St Brigids Church) Wednesday 28th August at St Laurences (for all candidates attending Confirmation Masses at St Laurences Church)

    Parents are invited to attend the Feast of the Assumption Mass on Thursday at St Brigids at 9.30am. Thursdays feast celebrates Mary's Assumption into heaven. The assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven has long been held as an important Catholic belief. The belief was not defined as dogma, however, until 1950 by Pope Pius XII. The dogma teaches that Mary, who was without sin, was taken, body and soul, into the glory of heaven. Try to take some time as a family to pray to Mary by saying the Hail Mary this week.

    Please read the note about the choir for our Mass of celebration on the 25th August. We will be singing at the 9am Mass. We are really relying on support from our senior students. Please keep this date and time free as it will be a great honour for those taking part and a great way to support our school. Dates to Remember: CONFIRMATION Week 4 Home Groups August 12


    Reconciliation Evening August 21st

    St Brigids 5.30-pm and 7.00pm SCHOOL Assumption Mass August 15

    th at St Brigids at 9.30am.

    St Pius X Feast Day August 21st

    Liturgy 9.30am Parish Mass to celebrate St Pius School August 25

    th 9am Mass St Brigids

    Sacrament of Reconciliation September 10

    th Parent Information Evening.

    God Bless Therese Jones REC

    Ben Cook, and Ruby Zell,

    Merit Awards: Congratulations to: Joe Edwards, Riley Hall, Mia Bowman, Lyla Chapman-Croke, Georgia Farr, Alicia Mears, Ella Penman, Olivia Robertson, Olivia Ward, Isadora See, Jamie Johnston Sameer Shafiq, Molly Croft, Scarlett Cleary, Hayley Gardner, Emma ODonnell, Alexis Pfeiffer, Loralei Thompson, Darby Amor, Brody Hall, Bayley Hall, Abby Jones, Clare Amor, Grace Armstrong, Lanie Mears, Caleb Dodd, Will Edwards, Riley Elton, Darby Hutchison, Casey Hangan, Emma Keys, Eli Hausia, Zac Williams, Chelsea Henderson, Georgie Conway, Jess Herringm, Clancy Holmes-Smith, Molly Niemeyer, Sandra Vadakanchery, Harry Rusling, Sam Taylor, Lachlan Thomas, Nathan Wright, Chelsea Hunter, Mia Peirce, Jye Herring, Angus Mackenzie, Alex Jones

    Silver Awards - Joseph Condon, Roman Wilson, Ethan Roach, Charlotte Foody, Merryn Chapman, Zach Warren, Tom Hodgkinson, Tyler Hunt-Hodder


    Congratulations to the following children who received a $10 cash prize (with exception of Year 6) for

    winning their class Book Week Competition. Parents are asked to collect the prizes from the office.

    Thank you.




    Kinder Bring toy/vegetable/fruit to school

    dressed as favourite book character.

    Present to class.

    Angelina Alexander

    Year One Take an individual photo and convert to

    an alien using an app. Add a caption

    related to the theme Read across the


    Emma ODonnell

    Year Two Write a book review. Dakota Jones

    Year Three

    Create a poster with the theme Read

    Across the Universe

    Aaliyah Brown

    Year Four Write a letter to an alien. Eli Housia

    Year Five Create a diamante poem on a feature of


    Georgie Conway

    Year Six Using a video, explain what happened

    when you had an encounter with aliens.

    Tom Hodgkinson

    Mikaela Clark

    Jack Cumming

    Georgia Brown

    Tyler Hunt-Hodder

    ABLAZE's big kick off!

    ABLAZE kicked off in the Old Church at St Brigids Dubbo on Wednesday 31st July. And what a kick-off it had! 55 participants in years 5

    & 6 joined a team of youth leaders and adult mentors to make the first youth rally high energy and action-packed. Over the 1, 1/2 hours

    we joined in games, learnt songs and dances, talked about prayer, had a time of personal prayer, and finished with the compulsory pizza!

    A great time was had by all.

    We are all looking forward to the next big night: 6-7.30pm on Wednesday 14th August. See you there!

    Fr Greg

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