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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: [email protected]

    Website: www.stpiusxdubbo.catholic.edu.au

    Term 4, Week 8 Monday 25th November, 2013

    Dear Parents Oh what a night! Last Thursday the concert was able to take place. God and St. Pius X certainly look after us because we have no hall to accommodate the huge number of families we have present at our outdoor night of entertainment. The children certainly made me proud and the dancing leaders who helped with the choreography. Thank you boys and girls you were superb and certainly have talent. Who needs a lot of practise. I only commenced the classes in Week 4 (1 hr a week) except for the 4 days before the concert. I already have ideas for next year. When reflecting upon the night we could clearly see the Happiness that exists in our lovely school and the team spirit among our children. Thank you parents for the beautiful costumes! Last but not least thank you to our P & F Executive and helpers Anthony Chapmen, Lee Schwager, Alan Hall, Hayley Atkins, Naomi Coady, Bec Jones and anyone else who helped feed all the crowd. Thank you Mrs Hart for being our official photographercheck the website photo gallery. First time ever at our concert a fabulous Indian dancer. Thank you Sandra. Year 6 parents, a reminder that all Grad dinner money is due today. Thank you to those who have paid. Children leaving St. Pius X We have a waiting list for Year 2 next year so if your children are not coming back to St. Pius X in 2014, please call into the office and collect an Exit form. Congratulations St. Pius X As a surprise to me, my daughter informed Eddie McGuire of our 40 years (as he is my favourite TV personality). He replied with a photo enclosed. Congratulations Leaders 2014 Last Wednesday the whole school heard Year 5 deliver their campaign speeches. They were excellent and mentioned some important points on What it means to be a leader in a Catholic school. Thank you Year 5. Our school captains are Madison Jones and Will Schwager. Congratulations

    From the Principal


    The Hail Mary I dont know why this is so, but if you say the Hail Mary, you will have instant consolation. I used to try to figure this out intellectually, but I have to admit that I dont know why its trueit just is. My father, who was not a Catholic, saw action in World War II, and he told me Whatever the bombs started flying, and people were diving for cover and thinking they were about to due, the one thing that brought me consolation was hearing those Catholic boys saying, Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

    From St. Brigids Sunday bulletin

  • Our sports captains are: Moore: McAuley: Shannon: Sarto: Sam Taylor Molly Niemeyer Georgie Conway Maddi Croft Sandra Vadakanchery Kyla Turner Connor Angus Lachlan Thomas Well done boys and girls we know you will be good leaders. Policy ChangeExcursions We are planning and working in some K.L.As as stages. With this in mind we have decided to have Year A and Year B for the Years 5 & 6 major excursions. So in 2014 Years 5 & 6 will be going to Canberra and in 2015 Years 5 & 6 will go to Sydney, hopefully. This pattern will continue from 2014 onwards. Years 5 & 6 parents you will receive this news in a hard copy letter today in case you dont read this on the website. The Canberra excursion will occur early Term One. I am waiting on confirmation of dates from the coach company. You dont have to worry about up front payment as this is included in your childs book fees. End of Year Mass AwardsAdvance Notice Our end of year Mass is on the 4th December at St. Brigids Church commencing at 10.00 a.m. with a Mass to thank God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us. This will be followed by the Awards. All going according to plan the Mass should go for approximately one hour. We hope to start the Awards at 11.00 a.m. However, I expect our school community will attend the Mass seeing this is a Catholic school.

    Monday 25th November Year 6 Grad Dinner money due today Tuesday 26th November Interviews for A.E.Ws position Puff & Blow children trying out instruments Wednesday 27th November Years 3 & 4 Mass NRL Backyard Footy Yrs 3 to 6 Thursday 28th November Yrs 5 & 6 Mass Kinder gym last session to the PCYC Friday 29th November Infants Mass Well parents thank you for all your hard work for your children. Thank you to Chantelle Letfallah for selling 20 cook books and also thank you to Jeanagh Condon. Remember Differences challenge assumptions Have a week of peace God be with you.

    Yours sincerely

    Heather Irwin Principal Dip T ELIC BED.MED

    Events for this Week

  • Dont forget to put your name down if you would like to be in the Christmas Mass choir or the Nativity play on Christmas Eve. Practices for the Christmas Play will be on: 1st December after 9.00 am Mass in the CHURCH 8th December after 9.00 am Mass in the HALL 15th December after 9.00 am Mass in the HALL ( this practice may not be needed) 22nd December at 2.00pm in the Church THANK YOU PARENTS FOR ENCOURAGING YOUR CHILDREN TO BE PART OF THIS CHRISTMAS CELE-BRATION. Marie Duffy. PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME ON THE BOARD IN THE FOYER.

    Our hamper notes have gone out so please try and get your item in as soon as pos-sible. If you cannot provide an item could you let the class teacher know so that we can arrange to to complete the hampers. The money raised from the handball com-petition has been donated towards filling the hamper packs. Thanks Kids!! This week we will be having stage Masses. Years 3/4 are on Wednesday, Thursday is Years 5/6 and the in-fants will be having Mass on Friday morning. We thank our school chaplain, Father Greg for giving us this opportunity to attend Mass in our school environment as he is a very busy person especially at this time of the year. NEXT SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER After 9.00am Mass Morning Tea hosted by St Brigids Craft Group. Contact Bernadette Donoghue 6884 9640. PLEASE NOTE The craft group are having a stall selling Christmas goods to raise money for the Nuns in Peru & Sudan. Please bring your money along to support them. Dates to Remember:

    End of School Mass 4th

    December at 10am at St Brigids

    Graduation Dinner 13th

    December at Sporties

    God Bless

    Therese Jones REC


    A local home improvements company is looking for a part time bookkeeper. Flexible school hours - approximately 2 days a week (negotiable). Must have a background in bookkeeping and a willingness to learn new procedures. Contact Pam Picton, at Picton Bros Spanline on 68840899 for further information.

  • Primary NRL Clinic Day

    This Wednesday (27th Nov) we will be visited by members of the NRL development team where they will be introducing us to

    Backyard League.

    NRL Backyard League is an exciting initiative introducing students to Rugby League in a safe, non-competitive and fun envi-

    ronment. The program equips students and teachers with the tools to play a version of Rugby League in any environment

    while delivering important education, health and welfare messages. Accredited and professional NRL staff will be delivering

    this exciting program to our primary students (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6).

    All competing students will receive a free footy!

    Diocesan Sporting Trials

    Last week we had ten students from Years Four and Five trial for various summer sports to hopefully gain selection for the

    Diocese of Bathurst. St Pius X had a very successful day!

    Congratulations to Tom Coady who was selected for cricket; Sam Taylor and Connor Angus were selected in touch foot-

    ball while Maddy Croft and Georgie Conway were selected for basketball. These five athletes will now trial for the Polding

    sports teams early next year.

    To all who competed we thank you for representing St Pius X with such sportsmanship and manners.

    Year Six Fete

    Year Six will be holding their annual fete on the 5th of December between 11.00am and 12.30pm. Please read their invite

    letter attached to the newsletter for further details. One of the main stalls of the fete in the White Elephant stall, if you have

    items that you consider to be category of your trash but someone elses treasure we would appreciate the donation. These

    items can given to any year six student or sent to the school office. Thank you in advance.

    Greg Cant

    Scholastic Book Club: All orders are due back on tomorrow, Tuesday, November the 26th by 9:10am.

    Please ensure you put the correct amount of money in a well-sealed envelope and place it in the

    Book Club Box at the office.

    Returning Books All borrowing has ceased for the year as it is time to stock take. This

    means that ALL books must be returned as soon as possible. A replacement fee of $10 per

    book will be charged if books are not returned. The library is still open before school and

    during second half lunch for children to read and play.

    Christmas tree Would anyone have a second hand Christmas tree, about 120cm high, available to do-

    nate to the Library? We would love to put one on display.

    Thank you, Bernadette OShaughnessy Teacher/Librarian

    We need your help to cover many new classroom books and readers! Do you have some

    spare time to call into the library on Thursday the 5th of December to help cover books? We

    have purchased many classroom books that need to be covered to make them last longer but we

    need your help!! If you could spare an hour or two it would make a great difference because

    covering books is VERY time consuming. We will have the contact/plastic, tape, scissors eve-

    rything you need but we just need you to bring it all together. There will even be tea/coffee to

    sustain you! Please give the school a call to let Marg know if you are able assist.

  • Happy Birthday to Mia Peirce

    Merit Awards: Congratulations Mirabelle Shanks, Ty Henderson, Angelina Alexander, Sophie Connolly, Marlee Holmes-Smith, Travis Rootes, Scarlett Cleary, Lyla Chapman-Croke, Hayley Gardner, Sameer Shafiq, Mia Bowman, Alicia Mears, Olivia Robertson, Isiah Ryan, Nicholas Rusling, Daniel Macpherson, Brody Hall Mia Henderson, Lily Erskine, Katie Carnevale, Riley Elton, Darby Hutchison, Joane Guan, Bayley Hall, Indiana Cleary, Bryce Elton, Lanie Mears, Aidan Alexander, Alyssa Ellis, Bridie Atkins, Liam Mulholland, Chelsea Henderson, Tom Coady, Lexie Dagg, Lily Towns, Eli Hausia, Joseph Cant, Emma Keys, Sandra Vadakanchery, Lachlan Thomas, Cynthia Chong, Maddi Croft, Maddie Morriss, Connor Angus, Clancy Holmes-Smith, Harry Rusling, Dylan Gowans, Jess Herring, Lachlan Connolly, Mikaela Clark, Zara Williams, Casey Hangan, Zac Williams, Kate Leonard, Hugh Ridley.

    Silver Awards to: Bell Brennan, Cal Giffin

  • Saints Netball Club Dubbo AGM

    7pm Tuesday 26th November @ Sporties Dubbo Function Room

    All welcome - light finger food provided.

    All positions will be vacated and re-elected for 2014.

    General Committee members needed.

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