ST PIUS X PRIMARY SCHOOLST PIUS X PRIMARY SCHOOL DUBBODUBBO
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.
Phone: 6882 3808
Fax: 6884 4519
Term 3, Week 3 Monday 29th July, 2013
Thought for the Week
NAIDOC DAY CELEBRATIONS WE Value the Vision:
YIRRKALA BARK PETITIONS 1963.
We would like to invite you to join us on Friday 2nd August to celebrate NAIDOC DAY.
Some of the activities taking place on the day include
Flag raising ceremony Face painting
Liturgy Storytelling with Mrs Hall
Concert with Pete Riley Singing
Food tasting Kangaroo and johnny cakes BBQ lunch & cake
Aboriginal Dancing with South Primary Traditional Indigenous Games
The day will commence at 9am with the Flag Raising and liturgy followed by the
concert with Pete Riley.
ALL CHILDREN TO COME DRESSED IN THE COLOURS
OF THE ABORIGINAL FLAG-RED, BLACK and YELLOW
Dear Parents Congratulations to our squad of children who made it to the Western Region Carnival. We are so proud of you girls and boys. Thank you to Mr Cant, Mrs Mann, Mr Mann, Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Gavenlock who accompanied the children. The weather was glorious so I daresay they had a super time. Thank you to St. Marys school who did a tremendous job in organising the carnival. Read Mr Cants letter for details. This week we are celebrating Literacy, Numeracy, Book Week and Naidoc Day. The staff and children will be having lots of fun doing exciting activities. Mrs OShaughnessy has a beautiful display in the Library and is immersing all the children in the books which won awards for book week. Mrs OShaughnessy has also organised the Book Fair for Tuesday and Wednesday. Very busy week for our Librarian. Thank you Mrs OShaughnessy for your dedication. If you have a spare moment you should visit our Library. Every class are also designing clever posters for Book Week. Thank you teachers. Naidoc day will be very special as lots of fun activities have been planned. A big thank you to Mrs Jones, Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Sharon Taylor for organising this day. Two important points to remember all children to come dressed in the colours of the Aboriginal Flagred, black and yellow. Dont bring lunch as there is a BBQ and cake (yummy!)
Monday 29th July Committee meeting 40 years Tuesday 30th July Book Fair Wednesday 31st July Infants Mas 9.30Reconciliation 11.30 Yr 3 Mrs Jones at REC AssemblyRead for Australia 2.00 pm Thursday 1st August Poem in a Pocket Day Yrs 5 & 6 Mass 9.00 am Yr 4 Reconciliation 10 am Mrs Jones away REC Assembly Friday 2nd August Naidoc DayYou are invited to celebrate with us Well parents its quite a busy week which is great. Remember Aero dynamically a bee shouldnt be able to fly, but the bee doesnt know that, so it flies anyway. Please ring to book a table for the dinner. God be with you. Yours sincerely
Heather Irwin Principal Dip T ELIC BED.MED
40 years Celebrations Your child will give you a hard copy of an invitation. It would be wonderful if our current parents could attend. Tickets for the dinner are on sale NOW at the school office. If you are coming could you please ring Margaret by next week, book a table as we really need to have an idea about numbers for the caterers. You can pay by Thursday 15th August.
From the PrIncipal
The Premiers Reading Challenge! It is terrific that so many children have entered this Challenge this year. The Challenge will finish at our school in mid-August so please encourage your child to keep reading to complete the Challenge!!
Book Club order forms are due tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th of July, at 9:10am. Please put money and orders in the Book Club Box at the office. Bernadette OShaughnessy Teacher/Librarian
NAIDOC Day will be held at school this Friday. The day will commence with the Flag Raising Ceremony followed by the liturgy at 9am. The children are very excited about the day and we always have great fun along with learn-ing more about Aboriginal perspectives. Confirmation hints.
Joining in parish celebrations of the Eucharist will help your child to know that the parish community is a place where they will always be welcomed and accepted as they are. That in the parish community they will be strengthened and encouraged on their life journey and also challenged to be the very best they can be. Try to attend Mass during the time of prepa-ration for this wonderful sacrament. We might all like to use the prayer the celebrant will pray over the candidates as a prayer we pray for them throughout their lives but especially during this time.
God of Love
Send your Holy Spirit upon them
to be their Helper and Guide.
Give them the spirit of wisdom
the spirit of right judgment
the spirit of knowledge
Fill them with the spirit
and awe in your presence.
Amen. Dates to Remember:
Week 2 Home Groups July 29th
Week 3 Home Groups August 5th
Week 4 Home Groups August 12th
Es.Reconciliation Evening August 20th St Brigids
Infants Mass July 31st at school 9.30am
Year 5/6 Mass August 1st at school 9.30am
NAIDOC Liturgy August 2nd 9.30am
St Pius X Feast Day August 21st
Parish Mass to celebrate St Pius School August 25th 9am Mass St Brigids
REC Conference (Mrs Jones) July 31st /August 1st
Therese Jones REC
MUDGEE NETBALL GALA DAY
TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST 2013 WEEK 5
At this stage the Mudgee Netball Gala Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday of Week 5 this term., August 13
th. Hopefully, it will stay fine. The arrangements for the day will
remain the same as the postponed day. The girls will compete in a Junior (years 3 & 4) and Senior (years 5 & 6) division. The day is full - on with the teams playing every alter-nate game all day. The last round will commence at 2.45pm and finish at 3pm. A separate note will be given to all the girls involved.
Zac Warren, Jessica Herring, Isabella Cameron, Millie Gooch, Bailee-Jade Hutchins,
Merit Awards: Congratulations to: Joseph Condon, Daisey Jones, Angelina Alexander, Ruby Zell, Travis Rootes, Macey Niemeyer, Ned Jones, Chloe Rootes, Kate Taylor, Jack Strawns, Lorcan ODowd, Eryn Beattie, Joseph Cant, Matt Con-nolly, Lexie Dagg, Maddi Jones, Kyla Turner
Western Region Athletics Congratulations to Mr. John Nugent, Mr. John Wagner and St Marys Primary for a fantastically run Western Region Athletics carnival. Well done to all competitors, thanks for your manners and sportsmanship. St Pius X now have ten athletes representing us at the Diocesan carnival, these athletes are: Emma Pobje, Millie Gooch, Georgia Brown, Coen Austin, Tom Hodgkinson, Tom Coady, Harry Rusling, Harrison Austin, Cal Giffin and Lachlan Connolly. Special mention to Millie Gooch who was awarded Junior Girls Age Champion and Tom Coady who broke the junior discus record by a whopping 2.37m. A note will go home this week to these students - Diocesan Carnival is on the 9th August in Bathurst. Debating The St Pius X debating team has their first competition this week when that take on St Marys, we wish Harry Lane, Cal Giffin, Harrison Fitzpatrick, Nathan Wright, Mia Peirce, Harry Rusling, Molly Niemeyer, Maddy Croft, Georgie Conway, Will Schwager and Maddy Jones all the very best of luck. A big thank you to Mrs. Camilla Ward for sharing her expertise and time with our debaters. AFL Due to the some wet weather late last term we did have to postpone some of the after school AFL clinics. I have been in contact with Peter from the AFL and we will be trying to find a few dates hopefully in the near future. As soon as I know these dates I will pass them on. Greg Cant
CENTACARE GUEST SPEAKERCeclia Lashlie
Celia is a well-respected expert in raising children, especially boys and is highly regarded as a speaker. The details of her presentations is summarised below. Everyone is welcome to attend. Wellington - Thursday 22nd August, 2013 Topic: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men Date/Time: Thursday 22nd August - 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm Venue: St Marys School Wellington Cost: Gold coin donation and free sausage sizzle Bookings/Payment: Centacare Dubbo Telephone: 68850277
Its BOOK WEEK! This week we are celebrating Book Week in conjunction with Literacy Week. Each class will be having lots of fun celebrating Book Week by enjoying reading man
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