Community News

SHINE

Is your child ready to shine? 🌟 Join us for drama classes every Thursday afternoon at St Agnes' Primary School!

🎭 Where: Creative Arts rooms, St Agnes' Primary School
🕒 Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
🎓 Who: Open to budding thespians in Years 1 to 6

Our classes are designed to help students express themselves and build confidence in a supportive, inclusive environment. It's all about fun and creativity!

Don't miss out on this opportunity for your child to explore the world of drama. Enroll today and watch them unleash their inner star! ✨

For more information and to register, contact the front office for an enrolment form.

Positive Behaviour Support

This week our PBS focus has been on using our 4R’s to reflect on the progress that we have made and the goals we have accomplished this term. As we come to the end of Term 2, we would like to celebrate our students’ progress and all they have achieved. The purpose of this lesson is to self-reflect on students' initial goals that were set at the beginning of the Term and to provide strategies and tools for students to make positive decisions based on our whole school expectations of following the 4R’s.

Term 2 House Winners

Congratulations again to Boronia for being the winners this term for receiving the highest number of Dojos for following the 4R’s. You all had so much fun on Wednesday. A big thank you to our wonderful Boronia leaders Bailey and William for planning a fun session. Finally, wow Boronia! Thanks for sharing your beautiful manners with us all during your treat session.

Family Sites: https://imaginationsoup.net/reflection-goal-setting-kids/

Books:

Canteen News


Monday
TuesdayMichael Richards
Wednesday
ThursdayCathy Quirk
Friday Daniel Stewart, Veronica Swadling and Tegan Bassett


Parish News

From the Leaders

In Mark’s Gospel this Sunday we hear what happened when Jesus went back among the people who had known him for a really long time, since he was a boy. The people could not believe that Jesus was the Son of God. Even though they knew him really well and could see and touch him and talk to him in person, they missed the most important thing about him. He couldn’t do much for them in the way of healing and miracles, because they had no faith in him.

As we come to the end of Term 2 and break for the holidays, we want to express our gratitude to all who help make St Agnes’ Primary School an amazing place to be. We are a community with many gifts and talents, which we share daily with one another and most importantly, our students. We hope everyone has time for rest and relaxation after a busy term of learning and illness. We look forward to hearing about everyone’s holiday adventures on Tuesday 23 July when we return for Term 3.

100 Days Of Kindergarten

Yet again we got to experience what it looks and feels like to be old in the eyes of a Kindergarten child. Congratulations to the students on making 100 days of learning, the Kinder Staff Team for leading them on their journey and the parents for joining in the fun by organising costumes.

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School Reports

We are pleased to announce that the Semester One reports went live yesterday on Compass. To access the report, click on your child's photo and then click on the 'Reports' tab at the top of the screen. Further information about the reports is available through the following information:

- Understanding the K-6 Student Report - Information for Parents Paper Copy

Understanding the K-6 Student Report - Information for Parents video link 

As all reporting now involves the use of a Diocesan standard process, there are some elements of the report that are not able to be school specific or formatted at a local level. Learning Conversations with teachers were held earlier this term and another opportunity to meet with your child's teacher will be available again at the end of Term 3.

School Photos

Schools Photos are booked in for Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August. Photo packs can be purchased directly through Compass. 

Year 4

This week Year 4 were so engaged in their storytelling in their Religious Education lesson that they asked not to finish. They loved their new story telling figurines for Mark’s Gospel of Saints Peter and Paul being in prison for sharing their faith. 

Year 1 Liturgy

Year 1 families have set the new record of most families attending a school liturgy. Over 40 families were represented by adults joining us for their celebration on Thursday. Father Alejo Despacio Jr enjoyed his Q and A session at the end of the liturgy as Year 1 asked questions to get to know him more; including: Why did you become a priest? What is your favourite food? And Why should we pray? Thanks to family members who joined us for the liturgy, stayed for a picnic lunch and helped decorate cards to go with the food being donated to Sr Marjorie’s Soup Kitchen and Our Place.

Term 3 Mission Calendar


Wednesday Morning Prayer

Chapel Visit 10:00am to 11:00am

Penanace at School
9:30am to 11:00am
SacramentsWhole School Mass
Week 1



Week 23 Faith (on Monday due to School Photos)Year 6 Mass


Week 3NAIDOC Prayer
Hosted by Indigenous groups and Aunty Sharon
Year 5 Mass


Week 45 FaithYear 4 Mass


Week 56 Faith
Year 5
Fri 23 August
Week 64 FaithYear 3 Mass
Year 3 Confirmation Workshops
Tue 27 August and Thur 29 August



Week 7Kinder FaithYear 2 Liturgy of the Word
Confirmation Workshops
Tue 3 Sept and Wed 4 Sept

Week 8
Year 1 Liturgy of the Word
Presentation Masses 14-15 Sept
Week 92 FaithKinder Liturgy of the Word
Confirmation Ceremonies Tue 17 Sept, Wed 18 Sept and Thurs 19 Sept
Week 101 Faith
Year 4

Creative Arts Spectacular

We are very excited about our up and coming Creative Arts Spectacular which is happening next term on Thursday 29 August. Yesterday families were sent an invitation via Compass for our up and coming workshop which is happening at our school on Sunday 28 July. The students who are involved in the drama group will be attending a two hour workshop session and the dance group students will be attending a one hour workshop.  Tickets for this event will be available for purchase early next term. 

Professional Learning

Today staff had the opportunity to deepen their own knowledge of scripture background and linking this to scriptures covered in the units of work for their grade. 

Staff Professional Learning Day - Monday 22 July

Supervision will be available at school on Monday 22 July for any families that are not able to organise alternative arrangements. Children should be in their uniform and will need to bring lunch, fruit, hat and a water bottle. Lunch orders are available, the canteen will be operating as normal on this day. Please use the link below to register your child.

To book your child’s place please log on to www.schoolinterviews.com.au. The unique code to logon is bebuw

Car Park Pick Up

Could all family members using our car park service please be patient and respectful. The aim of the staff member directing the flow of traffic into school is to keep students safe and to keep the traffic flowing along Boronia Street. When cars wait back level with OOSH and St Agnes' Uniform Store for their turn to enter our car park, they stop St Agnes’ families and the general public from moving. This impacts bus schedules, neighbours from getting in and out of their driveways and does not follow general road rules, as cars then try to overtake on the wrong side of the road. Vehicles are not to park across the pedestrian crossing into our car park so our students and families can safely cross. Access to car park pick-up is a privilege and drivers that are not following the instructions of school staff may have their access removed. We hope that we do not have to action this process in the future.

St Agnes' Uniform Store

The St Agnes' Uniform Store will be closed for the first week of the school holidays (8 July – 13 July) for stocktake.

God Moment

  • Kindergarten loving their dress up day for 100 days of Kinder.
  • We appreciate parents like Guy Walker who are so patient and respectful in always following the instructions at car park pick up to keep our students safe and the traffic flowing along Boronia Street.
  • Having so many families attend the Year 1 Liturgy, picnic and card making for those less fortunate in our community.

Sports News

Polding Rugby Union

Congratulations to Zane Bannon in Year 5 for participating in the Polding Rugby Union Trials on Monday. Over the weekend, Zane travelled to Forbes for a training session with the Polding team and then competed in the selections on Monday. On Sunday, Zane had the privilege of training with the NSW Waratah players and coaching staff - a fantastic opportunity for a young rugby union player.

On the day of the trials, Zane played four games with the Lismore Diocese team, staying on the field for every minute of each game. Although Zane did not progress to the NSW Championships, reaching this level of representation is a significant achievement. Zane played through four levels of selection, competing against some of the best young rugby union players in NSW Catholic Schools.

Well done Zane on your impressive accomplishments and for progressing this far!

Paul Kelly Cup - AFL

The Paul Kelly Cup, originally scheduled for this week, was postponed due to weather and local ground closures. The event will now take place early in Term 3, with the exact date yet to be confirmed. The Paul Kelly Cup is an AFL knockout competition for Years 5 and 6 students. This is the first time that the school has competed in the event for many years and the students are looking froward to the challenge. The winner of the Hastings area will advance to the regional finals in Coffs Harbour, later in Term 3.

KM Club

We're excited to announce that the KM Club is returning in Term 3! This fantastic initiative gives our Year 6 Leaders the chance to organise and run a school event for all students. The KM Club will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 8:25am to 8:50am. Students can run, jog, or walk laps of the bottom field, tracking their distances with punch cards.

Despite setbacks in Term 1 due to wet weather and field closures, we're still aiming for our exciting goal: visiting Dubbo Zoo on our way to Melbourne. More details will be shared in the first week of Term 3. Stay tuned and get ready to join the fun!

Zone Athletics

Congratulations to all the students selected to represent St Agnes' at the upcoming Zone Athletics competition at St Joseph’s Regional College on Wednesday 24 July. Sixty of our students will be competing in both individual and team events and we wish all our athletes the very best of luck! Successful students will advance to the Lismore Diocesan Carnival in Coffs Harbour on Friday 16 August. 

Travel to the Zone Carnival will be by bus, and Mr Wilson, Mrs Brazel, and Chris Farrell will accompany the students. The bus will depart from school at 8:20am and return in time for regular afternoon dismissal. If any families are arranging private transport for the day, please email the details to andrew.wilson@lism.catholic.edu.au. A program of events is attached for families who wish to attend and support their children. The team list is available on Compass in the resources tab.

Good luck to all our athletes - go Aggies!

Future Dates

Term 3

  • Wednesday 24 July - Zone Athletics at St Joseph’s Regional College, Port Macquarie
  • Friday 16 August - Diocesan Athletics Carnival - Coffs Harbour
  • Thursday 5 September - NSW Touch Football Gala Day - Tuffins Lane
  • Wednesday 11 September  - NSW Netball Schools Cup Years 3 and 4
  • Thursday 12 September - Paul Wilson Cup and Diocesan Netball Cup - Laurieton

Calendar

Term 3 Week 1

Mon 22 July 

  • Staff Professional Learning/Pupil Free Day - Child Minding Available
Tue 23 July
  • First Day of Term 3
Wed 24 July
  • Zone Athletics Carnival - St Joseph's Regional College - Bus departs at 8:20am
  • KM Club - 8:25am to 8:50am
  • Morning Prayer - 9:00am to 9:30am
Thur 25 July


Fri 26 July
  • KM Club - 8:25am to 8:50am
Sun 28 July
  • Creative Arts Spectacular Workshops - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Dates For The Diary


Wed 31 July 

  • School Photos

Thur 1 August

  • School Photos

Mon 5 Aug

  • ICAS - Digital Technologies

Wed 7 Aug

  • Whole School Naidoc Celebrations

Thur 8 Aug

  • ICAS - Writing



Student Awards

Dojo Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have reached 300 Dojos:

Alex A, Cody N, Fritz T, Indi F, Tara A and Thomas B

Congratulations to the following students who have reached 200 Dojos:

Alexander B, Alira S, Amber N, Ande S, Arthur V, Ava S, Beau L, Benjamin B, Benjamin D, Benjamin M, Bridger D, Bryce L, Charlotte B, Edward M, Elise G, Elle H, Emilia A, Emily H, Evie E, Georgia W, Grace M, Hadlen S, Harper C, Harper W, Hayden N, Imogen W, Isaac R, Jack D, Jack D, James D, Jasper K, Jaxson F, Jiya R, Joel C, Jorgie P, Joshua  A, Kasper S, Kirrily J, Kohen W, Korbin C, Lacey W, Leo H, Louis R, Lucy C, Mahli N, Maliya L, McKenzie H, Mikayla O, Nina T, Olivia C, Ryan F, Samuel B, Sharni D, Sienna R, Stella S, Thomas B and Zali T

Congratulations to the following students who have reached 100 Dojos:

Aisha M, Alexa M, Amahli B, Amber F, Amelia C, Amelia S, Amelie W, Amirah T, Angus S, Annalisa L, Ara J, Ardan B, Arie F, Arliah F, Arlow F, Arrabella D, Arthur H, Asha G, Ashton S, Aubree D, Ava C, Aylah H, Bonnie M, Ciaran D, Casey C, Charlee T, Charlie T, Charlotte M, Daniel L, Dela T, Diyana S, Ella M, Ella R, Emily H, Ethan J, Evie E, Felix S, Flynn N, Godwin A, Hayden R, Hazel M, Isolde O, Jack A, Jack T, Jeffrey W, Jett L, Jho'Arryn C, Jupiter S, Kade W, Kahter S, Keeley C, Lachlan C, Lachlan H, Layla M, Lily J, Lily S, Lucas C, Lucas V, Mea W, Mia C, Mia F, Miles G, Nicholas B, Pippa T, Raphael C, Rocky W, Rose M, Saxon K, Scarlett E, Sienna H, Sophie C, Sophie J, Storm T and Theodore H

Assembly Awards

Aanshi P, Annabelle S, Arthur V, Benjamin B, Bridger D, Brock B, Carol T, Chase M, Chloe L, Clare M, Clayton U, Diya D, Emilia A, Emme C, Ezra V, Fletcher S, Gaurika B, Gillyanna V, Hana D, Imogen W, Indiana F, Jenine J, Josh A, Kalari D, Kruze D, Lacey W, Lexi C, Lucas M, Mia F, Mila S, Nicholas D, Nikita S, Oliver L, Pippa T, Riley G, Rory C, Stella D, Storm T, Thomas B, Thomas B and William E

Community News

Positive Behaviour Support

This week our PBS focus is on using our 4 R’s to reflect on the progress I have made and the goals I have accomplished. As it is nearing the end of term it is time to celebrate what we have achieved and plan where we can improve.

Term 2 House Winners

Congratulations to our winning house Boronia who have received the most dojos for following the 4R’s. They will all be invited to attend the House Treat day next Wednesday 3 July. 

St Agnes' Primary School Community Forum

Year 2 families – a reminder that the parent run Year 2 Social Sunday is this Sunday 30 June 3:00-5:00pm. Please RSVP via the grade facebook page or contact Jenna Sales on 0412 684 519. Details on the flyer below.

June SCF Meeting Minutes – Please follow the link below to view the minutes of the June School Community Forum meeting. Please save the date for our next meeting: Wednesday 21 August (5:45pm). 

To get in touch, please contact pandfstagnes@gmail.com

Canteen News


MondayBarbara McGregor
TuesdayHELP PLEASE
WednesdayHELP PLEASE
ThursdayHELP PLEASE
Friday Staff Professional Learning/Pupil Free Day


Parish News

From the Leaders

This Sunday is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark tells us of healing Jairus’ daughter. She was believed dead. Jesus said to her “Talitha, kum!” which means “little girl, I tell you to get up.” Jairus was a man of faith. When he hears Jesus is in the area, he immediately asks him to heal his daughter and has no doubt he will be able to do this. Jesus cured Jairus’ daughter because he had faith. 

God may or may not heal us physically when we ask for help, but always offers spiritual healing.

We are on the countdown until the holidays.

Thanks to our amazing staff for the effort they have been putting into preparing reports for their students which will be available on Thursday 4 July at 3:00pm.

Students last day of term is Thursday 4 July and they return on Tuesday 23 July.

Staff Professional Learning Day - Friday 5 July and Monday 22 July

Supervision will be available at school on these days for any families that are not able to organise alternative arrangements. Children should be in their uniform and will need to bring lunch, fruit, hat and a water bottle. Lunch orders are available, the canteen will be operating as normal on this day. Please use the link below to register your child.

To book your child’s place please log on to www.schoolinterviews.com.au. The unique code to logon is bebuw

Kindergarten Liturgy

This week, Kindergarten gathered at the chapel to focus on belonging to the Church. Thank you to Father Prodencio who helped Kinder understand more about things in the church and what happens in the mass.

Next Thursday, Year 1 students would love for their families to join them at 10:00am to walk to the chapel for their Liturgy of the Word.

Thank you to 1 Love for sharing Wednesday’s whole school prayer based on the Good Samaritan. 1 Love reenacted the parable of the Good Samaritan, talked about how we can follow this example and reminded us of ways to be christian through song.

Mr Clean Award

Congratulations to 6 Love who were voted the tidiest classroom and outdoor space for the week. (We are sure this was not a biased decision from our Year 6 judges)!!! They get the honor of the Mr Clean trophy for the week. We look forward to seeing which class wins the challenge for the last week before the holidays.

PBS Reward

As each of the children reach their next 100 dojos, they have an opportunity to select a reward from the Office. Avery (Year Two) decided that his reward would be "Lunch with a staff member". Avery chose Mrs Yarnold to enjoy lunchtime with. He was super excited and loved having this opportunity.

Dave is Retiring - Position Vacant

After enjoying some lovely extended leave, Dave Gerke has decided that he is going to retire from his role as Maintenance at school. We look forward to having an opportunity to farewell him early next term.

The position for a Maintenance/Groundsperson at St Agnes' is now available. If you or someone you know is interested in this role please apply via this link

Social Futures

Just reminding families that we are lucky to have access to Anabelle Johnson from Social Futures. She has been able to link many families to outside services. 

If you require support in any of these areas, please contact Anabelle.

St Agnes' Uniform Store

The St Agnes' Uniform Store will be closed for the first week of the school holidays (8 July – 13 July) for stocktake.

God Moment

  • We are proud to have received a phone call from a parent to acknowledge great caring and leadership from one of our students this week. Ezra van Lint in Year 6 was commended for being observed standing back to ensure all of the younger students were safely on the bus at his stop before he boarded. Thank you Ezra.
  • We love that so many children have been asking adults how they are and telling them to have a great day when they greet them in the mornings.

Sports News

School Athletics Carnival 

Last Friday, we held our Athletics Carnival in stunning conditions. It was an engaging day of sport that truly embodied the Aggies' spirit of sportsmanship. Whether competing in championship finals or participating in non-championship events, our students displayed competitiveness, humility and resilience. 

A big thank you to all the staff for making the day so enjoyable for our students. Seeing so many members of our school community join us to support their children was wonderful.

Congratulations to the students who secured a spot on the Aggies School Team to attend the Zone Carnival in Week 1, Term 3 at St Joseph’s Regional College. The first and second place winners in each event will progress to the Zone Carnival. Permission notes will be sent out soon via Compass.

Finally, congratulations to Clarence, who narrowly edged out Flinders to take the 2024 House Cup!

Clarence 205 points
Flinders 203 points
Kennedy 190 points
Boronia 128 points

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Age Champions

Congratulations the the following Age Champions and Age Champion Runners-up:

8 years

Boys Age Champion: Arlow Fuller
Boys Age Champion Runner-up: Brayden Walker

Girls Age Champion: Chelsea Orme
Girls Age Champion Runner-up: Elsie Keegan

9 years

Boys Age Champion: Rocky Walker
Boys Age Champion Runner-up:
Ardan Byrne

Girls Age Champion: Issy O’Brien
Girls Age Champion Runner-up:
Pippa Taylor

10 years

Boys Age Champion: Hunter Favaloro
Boys Age Champion Runner-up:
Dominic Ritchie

Girls Age Champion: Ivy Gleeson
Girls Age Champion Runner-up:
Sienna Lewis

11  years

Boys Age Champion: Oliver Wainwright
Boys Age Champion Runner-up:
Reagan Clark and
Charlie Haddon

Girls Age Champion: Emilia Adams
Girls Age Champion Runner-up:
Stella Donohue and
Ava Schneider

12 years

Boys Age Champion: Harley Cadden
Boys Age Champion Runner-up:
Henry Fryer

Girls Age Champion: Jagga Smith
Girls Age Champion Runner-up: Sienna Harrison

Paul Kelly Cup - AFL

Next Thursday, sixteen Year 5 and 6 students will compete in the Paul Kelly Cup at Wayne Richards Park. The competitive gala day offers progressive opportunities for the winning school. This will be our first participation in the cup in several years, and we wish our boys the best of luck. Many students will be playing AFL for the first time, and we hope they enjoy the experience.

Future Dates

Term 3

  • Wednesday 24 July - Zone Athletics at St Joseph’s Regional College, Port Macquarie
  • Friday 16 August - Diocesan Athletics Carnival - Coffs Harbour
  • Thursday 5 September - NSW Touch Football Gala Day - Tuffins Lane
  • Wednesday 11 September  - NSW Netball Schools Cup Years 3 and 4
  • Thursday 12 September - Paul Wilson Cup and Diocesan Netball Cup - Laurieton

Calendar

Term 2 Week 10

Sun 30 June

  • School Community Forum - Year 2 Social Sunday at Springloaded - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Mon 1 July 

  • Whole School Prayer - 9:00am to 9:30am
Tue 2 July


Wed 3 July
  • Morning Prayer hosted by Mrs Yarnold - 9:00am to 9:30am
  • End of Term Treat Day for Boronia - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Thur 4 July
  • 100 Days of Kindergarten
  • Paul Kelly Cup - AFL at Wayne Richards Park (private transport) - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Year 1 Liturgy - Christ the King Chapel - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Year 1 Families Invited for BYO Lunch - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Last Day of Term 2
Fri 5 July
  • Staff Professional Learning/Pupil Free Day - Child Minding Available

Dates For The Diary


Mon 22 July

  • Staff Professional Learning/Pupil Free Day - Child Minding Available

Tue 23 July

  • First Day of Term 3

Wed 24 July

  • Zone Athletics Carnival - St Joseph's Regional College

Wed 31 July 

  • School Photos

Thur 1 August

  • School Photos

Mon 5 Aug

  • ICAS - Digital Technologies

Wed 7 Aug

  • Whole School Naidoc Celebrations

Thur 8 Aug

  • ICAS - Writing



Community News

Positive Behaviour Support

This week we have continued with our PBS focus on being Respectful. Our whole school expectation is that all students learn to be respectful to their peers at school by making sure that everyone feels included and can join in play.

Recently we have had many new families move to our beautiful town and join our school. At St Agnes' we want to make sure that everyone feels included and can join in play. This is important, because even though some students are new, we always have the opportunity to grow new relationships with current students too. During the past two weeks our students have learnt about being respectful, what positive relationships are and how we can make sure everyone in our school feels accepted and a sense that they belong, just for being who they are! 

The video below has been viewed by all grades over the last two weeks. It supports our students by helping them learn the social skill of being respectful, including others and self reflection. This leads to helping us all with our wellbeing within our school community and a sense of belonging. 

Catholic Social Teaching: The Common Good

The common good is reached when we work together to improve the wellbeing of people in our society and the wider world.

Family Sites: 

This is a great site for parents to explore many aspects of feelings and self awareness development in children.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/learn-grow/all-ages/emotions-self-awareness

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/5-tips-helping-children-develop-friendships.html