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Design Technology - Create a Recycled Game

Design Technologies - Create a Recycled Game Activity 
As part of the Design Technology curriculum this term, the students will begin planning a game that can be played with students in Years 1-3 during their sports lessons using only recycled materials.

Students will need to bring in materials from home that they will use to create their game. The students will have time to plan their game with their group this afternoon, in which they will identify the purpose of the game, the rules to how it will be played and what materials and tools will be required.

On Thursday 16th November, the students will play their games during the sport times for the Year 1-3 students to see how effectively their game will work.

They will then need to create a presentation sharing their evaluation of their game to be presented the following week. Time for this will be given in class.

If you can please assist your child with the sourcing of any free materials (raid the recycling bin or dad's shed - with his…

Year 6 Graduation Dinner - Digital Copy

­31st October 2017
Dear Parents,
RE:  Year 6 Graduation Dinner
All parents are hereby formally invited to the Year 6 Graduation on Friday 1st December, starting with Mass at the Church at 5:30pm, followed by dinner in the Hall at school beginning at approximately 7.15pm. 
If there are extenuating circumstances that a parent is not able to attend we would like to extend the invitation to include an older sibling or close family member. Please see me to discuss this further.
To help the Year 5 parents cater for the evening we need to know how many adults will be accompanying each Year 6 student. Please advise below of any dietary requirements.  
Could you please complete the “Graduation Dinner” form below and please return it to me by the Friday 17th November 2017
It is BYO for the adults and we ask that you drink responsibly.
Kind regards,
Mrs Caitlin Delane "

Week 4 - Term 4

Good afternoon,

My apologies for the delay in getting a post out this week!

A very big thank you to those that were able to join us last night for our home mass. It was a lovely opportunity to come together to reflect on this important Sacrament and spend time among friends. Thank you to Michael and Sherylee for opening their home to us, we really appreciated it!

Peace Posters - These are up for display in the hall, students in Years 3-6 will vote on the entry that best reflects the theme for 2017. The parents of the winning entry will be notified by tomorrow afternoon to hopefully attend Assembly on Friday. I won't tell the students who won so it would be great if you could keep it hush!

First Eucharist - Is on this Sunday 5th November. It would be great to see as many of the Year 6 students there to support the Year 4's as possible.

Graduation - I sent home a copy of the note with your child today. The Year 5 parents need to know numbers so if you can please ret…

Week 3 - Term 4

Good afternoon parents,

Welcome to Week 3, I hope you all enjoyed the amazing weather that was put on for us over the weekend!!


Confirmation Home Mass - This is on next Monday 30th October and is being hosted by the Tutt family. We will begin promptly at 6pm, we ask that you arrive by 5.45pm to smooth the logistics of food and drinks etc. I am sure that Sherylee will appreciate food being pre-warmed if possible and any extra hands!

Guitar - A reminder that your child needs to bring their guitar each week to their lesson with Mr Torrese on Thursday afternoon's. Their lesson runs from 2-3pm and it is very important that all students have their guitars. 

Peace Posters - These are due in on Monday 30th October. I am so impressed with the work of many of the students in their interpretation of 'The Future of Peace'. This week the students will write a quote to go with their piece.

These will be displayed in the Hall from Tuesday 1st November if you would like to co…

Week 2 - Term 4 Update

Good afternoon,

Welcome to Week 2, I hope that those of you that were able to attend Family Camp had a good time?! The weather was amazing and I hope you were able to get out and enjoy it it...some very tired young people today!! 
Interschool Carnival - This is on this a Thursday 19th November. Those children attending will need to be at school by 7.50am ready to leave by 8am. 

Please make sure your child comes with sunscreen already applied wearing their interschool top. If your child can also bring their school shirt to change into upon returning to school.
Confirmation Home Mass - I am still waiting on this date to be confirmed by Fr Ian. Once I hear from him I will let you know as soon as possible.
St Mary MacKillop Orientation Day - I have received word that this will occur on Thursday 23rd November. Information packs will be sent him with your child in the coming weeks. 

If your child is not attending SMMC in 2018, your child is welcome to come to school on this day. Alternat…

Week 1 - Term 4 Update

Good morninng,

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope that you found the break restful and relaxing! It is our last term for primary school so we will be making the most of it!!

Family Camp - It is on this weekend!! Please make sure that all adults attending have signed the Code of Conduct note sent home at the end of the term and returned it to school by Wednesdaya 11th October.

School Uniform - We are now in the Summer uniform which is the dress for the girls and white shirt and shorts for the boys. 

Just a friendly reminder about sneakers and hair cuts - these need to be predominantly white. Hair must not go past the collar and fringes should be clear of the face.

St Mary MacKillop are very strict around their uniform presentation so I am keen to get the students focused around their personal appearance ready for attending high school.

Human Development - We will begin these lessons on Friday this week. I will send home a hard copy of the note outlining what we will be covering during o…