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					        Term 3
    24 August 2011
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                                     School Vision Statement
St Mary's Primary School, as part of the Goldfields community, draws on the Spirit of the past and the
                           gifts of the present as we share our Catholic Faith.
  The Christian values of trust, respect and love for God and one another are nurtured within the whole
                              person as they grow to their fullest potential.
 Our school endeavours to create a learning environment that will enable students to meet the challenges
                                               of the future.
Dear Parents & Guardians
Congratulations to all the candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday evening in St
Mary’s Church. The celebration was extremely reverent with Father Joseph as the main celebrant, assisted by
Fr Daniel and Fr Anand. The candidates were fantastic and it was possible to feel the importance they placed
on their decision to become full members of the Church. Thank you to Mr. Jason Cain, Mrs Neagle and Miss
Malatesta for preparing the candidates magnificently and also to Mrs Lander, Mrs Lennon and the St Mary’s
School Choir for singing so beautifully on the night. Thanks also to the teachers who supported the children with
their presence. To parents and guardians, thank you for your help and support and congratulations on the
presentation and preparation of your sons and daughters.
Father’s Day Liturgy:
The Father’s Day Liturgy will be held next Friday 2 September in the Undercover Area beginning at 8.45am. All
parents, grandparents or guardians are most welcome to attend this celebration in recognition of these very
special people in our lives. A morning tea will follow the Liturgy in the school hall. The Parents and Friends
Association will also be selling items for Father’s Day in the Library, more information will follow in the Link next
Senior Athletics Carnival:
Next Thursday 1 September, the Senior Athletics Carnival for Years 3 to 7 will be held at Wallace Park from
9.30am to 2.30pm. A program will be sent home with races and times but this will only be a rough guide as to
when races will begin.
Vacation Swimming:
VacSwim enrolment forms for October and December/January holidays are available from the front office or
families can enrol online at
Please note that enrolment forms, whether picked up from the office or downloaded from the site should be
posted directly to VacSwim.
Humphreys Dance:
The dancing lessons, with Humphreys Dance began on Monday and parents are reminded that the
presentation night is at the Basketball Stadium on Friday evening beginning at 5.45 to 7.00pm for Pre Primary
to Year 3 and at 7.15pm to 8.30pm for Years 3 to 7. Many thanks to our Parents and Friends Association for
partly funding this worthwhile school activity.
Year Seven Relocation 2013:
On 5th August 2011, the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia approved the relocation of Year 7
students from the two Catholic primary schools in Kalgoorlie Boulder to John Paul College in 2013. The college
will meet with the Catholic primary schools to develop a transition program with an emphasis on literacy and
John Paul College is also conducting an open day on Wednesday 7 September with a tour beginning at 3.40pm
from the college hall for interested parents and guardians.
School Eisteddfod:
Good luck to our school choir who will be competing in the School Eisteddfod this Friday.

God Bless
Mark Panaia
MANDATE LETTER—The Sense of the Sacred
Those in the Gospels who heard Jesus were already aware of the presence and the
power of God, for they were members of the People of God that had many
experiences of God over at least eighteen centuries, starting with the call of
Abraham. This awareness is called a sense of the sacred.
This sense is a prerequisite for the primary proclamation to bear fruit in the lives of
those who hear it. Sadly, this sense is often lacking today in people who live in
affluent and materialistic societies, such as Australia. In these situations, helping
people to develop a sense of the sacred is an essential task in the primary

Often we think that having lots of things will bring us happiness. But in Sunday’s
Gospel Jesus tells us about another way. If we think of others and don’t get caught
up in our selves, then we will find life.

             GOSPEL                                         PRAYER
Listen to the words of the Holy Gospel         God of love,
according to Matthew.                          you call us to be followers of your Son,
Jesus said to his disciples: “If any of you    Jesus. Help us to love you with all our
want to be my followers, you must forget       hearts.
about yourself. You must take up your          May we find joy in remembering the
cross and follow me.                           needs of sisters and brothers.
“If you want to save your life, you will       May we learn what will bring us true life.
destroy it. But if you give up your life for   We ask this through Christ our Lord.
me, you will find it. What will you gain, if
you own the whole world but destroy            Amen
yourself? What would you give to get
back your soul?”
                                                SCHOOL CALENDAR
The Gospel of the Lord                         Friday 26 August — School Eisteddfod
                                                         Goldfields Art Centre

         LITURGICAL                            Friday 26 August — Humphreys Dance
                                               presentation night at Basketball Stadium
          CALENDAR                                 Juniors Pre-Primary to Year 3
           Friday 2 September,                            5.45pm to 7.00pm
          Father’s Day Liturgy,                         Seniors Years 4 to 7
          8:45 Undercover Area                            7.15pm to 8.30pm
                                                 Monday 29 August — Year 3 to 7
                                                     400m & 800m races on the
                                                     Trish Dawson oval 1.00pm
                                                  Thursday 1 September — Senior
                                                   Athletics Carnival Wallace Park
                                                          9.00am to 2.30pm
Mon      29/08/11     P CREEK
Tues     30/08/11     HELP NEEDED
                                           Term Three have now been
Wed      31/08/11     S BRADSHAW
                                               issued. Your prompt
Thurs    01/09/11     HELP NEEDED
Friday   02/09/11     C TROY
                                          attention to this matter would
                                              be greatly appreciated.
                                            If you are experiencing difficulty
                                           meeting this commitment please
                    Pizza & Drink $4.00      CONTACT MELISSA MORTON
                                                  IN THE OFFICE.

             Tue/Thu 8.30am – 9am and
                     2.45pm – 3.30pm
      Pre-orders can still be dropped into the office or by phoning
                        Melissa on 0448814172

         The second hand uniform shop in the office foyer.
               Open Friday from 8.20am to 8.50am
           Any enquires phone Maria Wilson on 0417009288,
                   Sarah Fletcher on 0437 036 600

                     07 September 2011
                    7.30pm School Hall
Year One Room 2 celebrated their Winter Wonderland Assembly of
God’s creation about ‘Rain’. The children reminded the audience
of how important rain is for our environment and how we need to
look after the water we have. Enthusiastically, the children showed
off their dancing and singing skills.
                                           Mrs Lombardo Year 1
On Wednesday 31 August there will be a special assembly in the
Undercover Area at 8:50am. The results of the Yrs 3-7 Vortex, Turbo Javelin,
Long Jump, Triple Jump and Long Distance events will be announced.
All of these events have been run during sport lessons this term, the results
have now been collated and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in each year
group, for each event, will be announced and presented with a ribbon at
Monday’s assembly.
Parents and friends are most welcome to attend this preliminary presentation
to Thursdays senior Athletics Carnival.
                        Miss Frapple Health and Physical Education Teacher

  C.B.C Basketball Club Junior Grading Nights
         Due to KBBA double booking the stadium, grading on
                   Friday 26th August is cancelled.
Grading dates at the Basketball Stadium (Brookman St) will now be:
  Wednesday 31st August          Friday 2nd September         Friday 9th September
 5.30 – 6.30 U/13 Girls/Boys   5.30 – 6.30 U/13 Girls/Boys   5.30 – 6.30 U/13 Girls/Boys
 6.30 – 7.30 U/15 Girls/Boys   6.30 – 7.30 U/15 Girls/Boys   6.30 – 7.30 U/15 Girls/Boys
 7.30 – 8.30 U/17 Girls/Boys   7.30 – 8.30 U/17 Girls/Boys   7.30 – 8.30 U/17 Girls/Boys

                                                For all future students
and their families wishing to see the schools facilities an open day will
be held on:      7 September 2011
        Tour starts at 3.40pm from JPC Hall
     Any queries please contact JPC on 90214377

       Is there anyone would like to contribute or help
           with the craft stall at this years fete?
     We are meeting in the School Hall
     Thursday 25 August 10.00am to 2.00pm
                               Triple P - Positive Parenting
                                   Program - Seminars
                    These 2 hour seminars will leave parents feeling more confident
                     and better able to deal positively and effectively with common
                     child behavioural and emotional issues.
Seminar 1: The Power of Positive Parenting (26 October)
Seminar 2: Raising Confident Competent Children (31 August and 9 November)
Seminar 3: Raising Resilient Children (14 September and 23 November)
   Parents may choose to participate in just one, two or all three of the seminars.
             There is no cost to attend, however bookings are essential.
 For more information or to register, please contact Population Health on 9080 8200

                               The P & F will be holding a
            Fathers’ Day Stall on Friday 2nd September.
       As with our very popular Mothers’ Day Stall in May,
  this is a not-for-profit event to provide the children with the
    opportunity to purchase an affordable gift for their Dads.
       They are so proud to choose a gift all on their own!
 We need helpers for the stall, if you can spare an hour or so at
             some time on the day, please call or text
Jacqui Tinkler on 0439 716 701 with the time you are available.

 A sausage sizzle will be available at the
           FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2011
    Cost $2.00 all proceeds will be going
              to the Year 6 Camp
                 Book Week is fast approaching. We have
started reading the Children’s Book Council Shortlist books and I’m
       excited to explore these beautiful and topical stories
                           with the children.
Don’t forget if you need a hand with any part of your costume, see
          us in the Library as we have many accessories.
I’m hoping there will be some Golden Library Cards found soon —
          will you be the lucky borrower to find one soon?
                 Keep borrowing and it might be you.
         Happy Reading Mrs Devlin & Mrs Crowley

             The Environmental Ministry Presents
              The St Mary’s Poster Competition!
                   Make a poster with the message….
    Caring for the Goldfield’s Environment!
 Your poster needs to be done on A4 sized card or paper. You
need to make it bright and colourful with a message or slogan
   encouraging people to care for our local environment.
        Entries will be judged in the following levels:
                 Level 1: Pre primary, Yr 1 and Yr2
                       Level 2: Yr 3 and Yr 4
                    Level 3: Yr 5, Yr 6 and Yr 7
    The competition closes on Friday 9th September and winners will be
             announced after Tuesday’s Waste Free Lunch

Fathers Day Family Night is on again at Bunnings Kalgoorlie on Thursday 1
September 2011 from 6pm-8pm. There games to play and prizes to win
Come and enjoy the night with a bouncy castle, face painting and fairy floss.
Make a gift for Dad and Dad can make something too. Light refreshments
provided so bring your Dad along and have some fun. Book in at Bunnings.
    Junior Cricket Registration Day!!!
     Wednesday 7th September 4 – 6pm
   Venue: Boulder City Football Clubrooms –
Digger Daws Oval Contact: Dean Jerrard on 0419 191
        845 or Ashley Bryant on 0428 423 809
                         Club Contacts:
       Great Boulder Cricket Club – Tony Manson 0447 955 372
         Hannans Cricket Club – Lynda Rendell 0418 904 599
          Lake View Cricket Club – John Tieri 0409 883 984
       North Kalgoorlie Cricket Club – Todd Millar 0400 469 959
          Competition age groups: Under 13’s / 15’s / 17’s
       Please bring a document with proof of age, if possible

                 SAINTS NETBALL CLUB
           THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST 3.30PM – 4.30PM

    2011 Season Enrolments Years 3 to 6
 Wednesday 7 September 2.45pm to 3.45pm
             in the undercover area
      Fees $30.00 (must be paid on the day)
Enquiries to Sam Hill 0411713588 or Tania Clarke 0419956882

                     CRUICKSHANK SPORTS ARENA
                      (ENTRY OFF TUPPER STREET
                    SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2011
                           10.00AM – 1.00PM
                  FEES: U/6 - $40.00 U/7 – U/17 - $85.00
            ENQUIRIES: SARA 0407 934 260 /

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