Term 4 Week 3 - 22nd October 2021
Year 10 Working from Home & All My Own Work
On Friday, 12th November 2021 we will be hosting our annual Year 7 Orientation Day for students entering Year 7 in 2022. Also, as you may be aware, Year 12 students will still be sitting their HSC exams during this time. Hosting an extra 225 students on-site, and not having our Hall available will pose considerable problems in terms of COVID-related space restrictions, and for this reason, the decision has been made that Year 10 students will work from home on this day.
One of the expectations for Year 10 students will be the completion of the “All My Own Work” course, available on the College Moodle site. Completion of this course is a NSW Government requirement for any student wishing to progress to Years 11 and 12 in any educational institution in NSW. Before 12th November, I will meet with Year 10 and explain the requirements of this course, as well as supply them with a note explaining the requirements, and how to access the course. A copy of this note is attached to this email for your information.
Should you require your child to be present at school on 12th November 2021, please contact Mr Michael Walsh (Assistant Principal – Mission) so we can make suitable arrangements to accommodate them on the day.
Digital Display Night
Sadly, our annual College Display Night has been cancelled for the third consecutive year. Bushfires and COVID 19 have contributed to the cancellations. This event is always an opportunity to invite our families into the College to experience a taste of the talent and gifts our students possess and showcase student work from the TAS and Creative Arts KLA's. With so much work to celebrate and present to our community, this year we will present a "Digital Display Night"
This will not occur in one night, but over 2 weeks. Our Facebook page will showcase our student work over weeks 7 and 8. Despite the disruptions to learning this year the work is still amazing!
Keep an eye out for it!
Many thanks to Mr Simon Gudgeon and Ms Kylie Wallis who are organising our Movember this year.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.
Details for Movember and Mo your own way - Narly Nails.
At lunchtime, on Monday, 1st November we will have the opening ceremony in the PAC for staff and students. Students will sign up before this date via an email which will be sent to them after I speak to them tomorrow morning.
Staff will also receive an email so we can get as many as possible on board.
Boys come cleanly shaven and girls with plain cut 'netball style' nails (can't be seen or felt over the top). Nails need to be natural no fake nails. Teachers and students will be buddied up and will come up with a plan for their matching mo's/nails. This year we are working together as a team event to raise the most funds, grow the best matching mo's and/or nails.
Following is the Movember fundraising page link. Movember SJRC Fundraiser
Please be reminded that YEAR 11 are the only students permitted to participate in Movember in 2021.
The College has received confirmation on Thursday, 14th October from the Catholic Schools Office Lismore that schools will remain under Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions until at least 1st December. This means students will continue to be required to wear face masks indoors and on buses.
Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of each student to bring a face mask to school each day and a spare if their mask breaks or is lost. Students need to wear masks correctly over their noses. The College will be limiting the supply of masks to students as directed by the CSO. Students need to take greater responsibility for mask-wearing at the College.
Upcoming Ceremonies & Events for Year 12
Monday 25th October
Normal classes periods 1 and 2
Year 12 PC lunches at the College 11.15 am-1.30 pm
Afternoon fun activities, final roll call, and guard of honour
through the College grounds
Tuesday 9th November - Friday 3rd December
Friday 10th December
Graduation and Award Presentation Dinner at Newman Senior Technical College
(further information about how to purchase tickets will be released in the coming weeks)
Upcoming Ceremonies for Year 11
Ceremonies will be live-streamed. Year 11 parents/carers will receive a live-stream link on Monday.
An SMS will be sent to families today for those students who will be receiving an academic, cultural or spiritual award.
Wednesday 27th October
Ceremony of Light - Announcement of the 2022 College Captains and Student Leadership Team positions, and
Year 11 Semester 2 Academic and Spiritual Awards
The ceremony will commence at 9.15am.
You will be able to access the live-stream from 9.05am
Attending the College
Level 3 Restrictions apply at our College in accordance with the NSW Health Guidelines. Further information regarding the guidelines can be found in the link below.
ALL visitors MUST wear a mask when entering College grounds unless they have been granted an exemption. If you cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness, or condition, you must carry either
- a medical certificate or letter signed by a registered health practitioner (such as a doctor) or a registered NDIS provider or
- a statutory declaration.
Wherever possible, we ask that you stay in your car and call the office 5525 4100 for assistance.
Only three visitors in the College Office foyer at any time.
- If you have an arranged appointment, please ensure you sign into the QR when entering the College office.
Drop off and pick up students and/or items
Parents and carers are asked to follow changes to drop off and pick up including:
- If safe to do so, when:
- collecting your child early, if you have a planned appointment please send a note in with your child in the morning to obtain a leave pass, when you arrive at the College please stay in your car and we will send your child out to you; it is imperative that your child leave their class on time to meet you with this leave pass.
- dropping off your child, please stay in your car and call the office to notify us of their late arrival.
- Please phone the office if dropping off items for your child, a staff member will collect the item from your car.
- Maintain physical distancing by avoiding gathering outside of school gates.
- Follow mask-wearing requirements and wear your mask correctly.
Unwell students, staff, and visitors
If your child has cold or flu symptoms, please follow the health advice, get tested and stay at home while unwell. Students who are unwell and attend school will be sent home with the request to get tested. This also applies to staff who are unwell. Visitors who have cold or flu symptoms will not be permitted to enter the school.
Peace and Joy
Mrs Tanya Daley
As the Pope’s international mission agency, we respond to the call to love God and to love our neighbour by forming individuals and communities as missionary disciples of Jesus who share their faith in action and through prayer. We share in God’s mission to reach out, give life by sharing our personal and financial resources to - proclaim the Gospel, - serve people in need, - act for peace, justice and creation; In partnership with local churches, so that all may have life in Christ.
Love one another. Just as I have loved you,
you also should love one another. John 13:34
Local and Global
Catholic Mission, as the Australian agency of the Pontifical Mission Society, contributes funding and provides project support to critical church-run initiatives in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America as well as remote dioceses within Australia. Catholic Mission creates opportunities for people to be formed in mission, and respond through prayer, fundraising, and action, inspiring them to reach out, and give life—within Australia and around the world. All of us engage in Mission when we proclaim our faith through our words, actions and lives.
The development of all initiatives, projects, and programs are identified at the grassroots level through the extensive network that the Pontifical Mission Societies has throughout the world. We work with Church and community leaders in order to give people the opportunity for a full, enriched life—physically and spiritually—regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.
Mission in action is never confined to a single person or to the present moment, but extends through communities, across generations, and eternally.
The work of mission by its nature cannot exclude anyone. Catholic Mission contributes funding and project support to critical Church-run initiatives in four areas:
- Work with communities through Propagation of the Faith
- Work with children through the Society of the Holy Childhood or Children’s Mission
- Work with Church Leaders through Society of St Peter the Apostle
- Mission formation through the Pontifical Mission Union
The Pontifical Mission Societies were founded in 1822 by a lay single woman named Pauline Jaricot. From humble beginnings, the first Pontifical Mission Society was started and today Catholic Mission acts as the Pope's own mission organisation in Australia. They are a cohesive team; united, skilled, inspired, and motivated, Australia-wide and internationally.
What are we doing at SJRC
Today, the students of SJRC wore their craziest socks in an effort to support Catholic Mission.
St Agnes' Church Gospel Reflections
Fr Paul Gooley is continuing to provide Gospel readings and reflections via email and online Monday to Saturday for those interested in connecting with their faith in this way.
Click to watch Fr Paul's Gospel Readings and Reflections.
St Agnes' Parish News Bulletin
Each week the Parish produces a news bulletin. In this week’s bulletin:
- Keep Deacon Prodencio Bognay in your prayers as he is in his final preparation for Ordination to the Priesthood
- Mass Times and Requirements for Mass Attendance
- Conclusion of the First Session of the Plenary Council
- Welcome in Baptism
- Mass Welcomer volunteers needed
- New changes for Parish Donations
Click to read this week's Parish News Bulletin
Acting Assistant Principal- Mission
Wellbeing Information for Families
I also commend to you a flyer from Headspace offering parent, carer, and community member Mental Health Sessions
Mr Michael Walsh
Acting Assistant Principal- Mission
We have been advised by NSW Health that the immunisation program will continue. For Term 4 – the next scheduled clinic will be on Monday, 1st November 2021.
Immunisations available on that day:
- Year 7 HPV dose 2
- Year 7 HPV dose 1 & Boostrix - catch ups
- Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch up (must be on a 2020 consent form)
- Year 10 Nimenrix (meningococcal ACWY) - catch up (must be on a 2020 consent form)
What’s Happening in TAS
Year 8 Food Technology students are now more than halfway through their practical lessons. This week, students made gingerbread. A variety of cutters were used to create different shapes. The gingerbread recipe enabled students to use the electric beaters to cream together the butter and sugar first, before adding their egg, flour, and spices. The one-hour lesson certainly challenged the students’ time management to ensure the gingerbread was prepared and cooked in time.
Mrs Diana Walsh
Assistant Leader of TAS
19th October 2021
Congratulations to Jasmine Ferguson (Yr 9) who was named the 2021 Port Macquarie-Hastings Sportsperson with a Disability this morning. Jas had a stand out year in 2021 winning her division in the SJRC Cross Country, The Lismore Diocesan Cross Country and placing second at NSWCCC to clinch a place in the NSWCCC Squad.
Leader of Sport
19th October 2021
From the Archives
In Term 4, we see Year 12 students complete their HSC examinations, graduate, and leave. We see Year 11 students commence their HSC studies, and we see Year 10 students winding up their 7-10 journey and preparing for Stage 6.
In 2006, students did not have the option to remain at St Joseph's Regional High School for their senior years - many enrolled at MacKillop Senior College or St Joseph's Vocational College for the commencement of Year 11. These photos are of some of the 2006 Year 10 cohort winding up their last few weeks as students at St Joseph's Regional High School.
Year 12 Book Return
Year 12 students have been notified of their current library book and textbook loans. The expectation is that all items will be returned prior to students completing their departure paperwork. Lost or damaged items will be billed to the student account.
Year 11 Book Return
With Year 11 students completing their Year 11 academic year, it is the expectation that they will return any textbooks that are no longer needed as they commence Year 12 studies. Students have been notified via email about which texts are due for return. Unreturned texts will be billed in Week 5 - please make sure your child is on top of this very important task. It ensures a smooth transition for our incoming Year 11 2022 students, to have all course materials ready for them to borrow.
Mrs Karen Bale (Mon-Thurs)
Ms Karyn Mooney (Fri)
Diocesan Scholarships for future teachers.
Hastings District Flying Club
The Club is again offering two $1500 flying scholarships to students aged between 14 and 20. These scholarships have proven popular in previous years with two winners currently in training.
If you would like further information please come to the office.
Mrs Leanne Tinsey
Teacher and Leader of Careers and University Transition
Weekly Lunch Specials
|Term 4 Week 4 Lunch Specials|
|Monday||Cheeseburger with Coleslaw|
|Tuesday||Chicken Caesar Salad Bowl|
|Thursday||Chicken Parmi Burger|
|Friday||Thai Green Chicken Curry|
The Canteen opens at 8.00 am every school day.
Ms Donna Hamlin
Food Services Manager
Applications for 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce
Port Macquarie Hastings Council is seeking young people from regional, rural, and remote NSW to be part of the 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce. The Taskforce will advise the Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women.
Two representatives from each of the nine NSW regions will be selected to join the task force and share their experiences and ideas for programs, services and infrastructure to improve life in the regions.
Recruitment opened on 12 October and closes on 19 November 2022.
Please find further information below in the flyer below
The St Agnes' Uniform Store Trading Hours
Monday to Friday - 12 noon-5.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am-12 noon
6 Boronia Street, Port Macquarie
Uniform Changes 2022
Purchase of new Uniform Items for 2022
The new uniform items will not be available for sale until Uniform Store opens for January trading on 4 January 2022, however, Lay-by is available prior to that time. Please find the new price list below.
This is how lay-by will work:-
- Sizing can be gauged using the existing uniform items.
- The lay-by will be set up and a deposit is taken.
- Progress payments can be made.
- Lay-by can be collected in January.
- Sizing will be checked at the time of collection and adjusted if required.