St. Mary’s Primary School
Wheelers Lane Dubbo PO Box 4141 Ph: 6882 4790
Fax: 6884 4525
Term 4, Week 4 3rd November, 2008
We praise you, O God, We on earth, and they in heaven,
And we honour all your holy ones. Sing one song of praise.
We ask the help of those men and women. We in grace, and they in glory.
Who struggled against evil and stood firm, Form one communion in Christ, Your Son.
Who loved one another, Make us, and all those we love,
Who worked for justice and peace, Worthy to be called your saints.
Who healed the sick and fed the hungry. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Nov 03 All Saint’s Day Combined Schools Mass - 10.00am
Cranes for Brains - Year 6
Year 5 Leadership Camp
04 Melbourne Cup Day
Year 5 Leadership Camp PUPIL FREE DAY
05 Uniform Fitting - 3.00-3.30pm Thursday
06 Uniform Fitting - 8.30-9.30am
27th November 2008
07 World Teacher’s Day
P&F Shopping Trip
10 Whole School Assembly - Band Performance - 2.00pm
11 Remembrance Day - Liturgy Yr 2 - 10.30am
Combined Schools Remembrance Day Service - 10.30am
SJC Gifted & Talented Workshops - Years 5 & 6
12 Reconciliation - Liturgy Year 1 - 11.30am
From the Principal
Congratulations to Miss O’Brien who was honoured and acknowledged for her valuable contribution to
education by being presented with an award by the Australian College of Educators at a special dinner and
presentation evening last Tuesday evening. Miss O’Brien is a very talented and passionate teacher who has made many
valuable contributions to our school for a number of years. She has worked in a number of schools since she began her
teaching in 1987. Miss O’Brien is a caring, considerate and hard working member of our staff who has initiated
numerous educational programs which have promoted the quality of teaching and learning in our school. She has
touched the lives of many students in such a positive and extraordinary way and helped them develop and learn beyond
expectations. We are very fortunate to have Miss O’Brien as a member of our staff at St. Mary’s School
Infants Sports Day - Thank you to all the parents who attended and/or assisted at the Infants Sports Day
last Friday. It was certainly an exciting day and the students had a wonderful time. A big thank you to our
staff for your support and enthusiasm. You certainly did a tremendous job. Also a special thanks to the
staff from St. Pius X’s School for doing an excellent job organising the day.
Melbourne Cup Day - St. Mary’s will be celebrating Melbourne
Cup Day tomorrow. The students are permitted to wear their own
choice of hat. Please make sure hats are SUN SAFE!
St. Mary’s Primary strives to be a welcoming Christ-centred learning community that promotes a quality holistic
education and trusting relationships in a caring and supportive environment.
World Teacher’s Day - This Friday we will celebrate World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day was
inaugurated by UNESCO in 1994 to highlight the extraordinary and valuable contributions and achievements
of teachers in our society. The day is celebrated internationally on 5 October but in Australia it was celebrated
on 31st October. This event is celebrated each year to acknowledge and thank the teachers for their dedicated
work. A big thank you to the Parents & Friends Association who organised a special lunch for the staff to
thank them for their wonderful work.
Kindergarten 2009 Parent Information Evening - There will be a Parent Information Evening for parents of
2009 Kindergarten students on Tuesday 18th November commencing at 7.30pm in the library. This will be
followed by a Kinder 2009 Orientation Morning on Wednesday 19th November. Kinder class visits will be
held from 9.30am to 10.50am. All Kinder 2009 parents are welcome to attend the morning tea during this
Bathurst Diocesan Summer Sports Trial - Information will be sent home this week to interested students in Years
4 & 5 who wish to nominate themselves for selection in the Bathurst Diocesan Summer Sports Trials that take place
in Dubbo on Tuesday 18th November. Sports for boys and girls include Basketball, Softball, Cricket, Touch Footy
and Tennis. From these trials Diocesan teams will be selected to compete in the Polding Carnivals in 2009.
Nomination forms close this Monday 10th November.
Pupil Free Day - Please remember that there will be a Pupil Free Day for the students at St. Mary’s Primary
on Thursday the 27th of November. All staff will be attending a lecture by Fr. Elio Capra at St. Brigid’s
Church which will give a deeper insight and understanding to the elements of our Mass and the Sacraments
that we celebrate as part of our tradition.
Year 7 2009 Information Evening, Change of Date
Please be advised that the revised date for the Year 7 2009 Information Evening is now
24th November 2008. The evening will commence at 7pm with the focus being on the
transition of students into the College community.
CRANES FOR BRAINS - Cranes for
Brains Day is a special day on the
Calendar where Australian children Year 3 Friendship Day -
Week 7 - Wednesday 26th November
support children suffering from brain
tumours. This year our Year 6 classes
will participate in a paper crane “Folder Year 4 Self Esteem Day -
Week 7 - Tuesday 25th November
-Thon”. The cranes will be sent to children along
with a message of support to children in hospital
receiving treatment for a brain tumour. A donation God Bless, John Wagner - Principal
will also be forwarded to the Lowy Cancer research
***COURTESY OF THE WEEK***
Don’t Waste Food
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Nicholas Foley - KB Jodie Spittles - 3.11.08
Erin O’Sullivan - 3G Johnine Griffith - 10.11.08
Stage 1 Numeracy Support Program
Please note this program will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from
Celebrating their birthdays this week are:
Cameron Willis, Sean Mason, Not 2.35-3.55pm as written on the permission notes.
Mitchell Bourne, Cody Fitzgerald, Sorry for any misunderstanding.
Matilda Knaggs, Thomas Graham, Nell O’Brien
Mrs Jodie Spittles and Miss Nell O’Brien.
We hope you enjoy your birthday!
All Saints Day
All Saints Day is a celebration of all saints known and unknown. We celebrate the
communion of saints – the union of prayer and love between saints here on earth
(perhaps you) and the saints in heaven.
The children of St Marys joined the students of St Johns, St Pius and St Laurences
to celebrate All Saints Day in a combined schools Mass at St Brigid’s Church today. Many thanks to Mrs
Sue Lacey and the staff and students of St John’s Primary for organising the Mass.
The lives of the saints are pieced together
to form one immense richly beautiful mosaic.
Each saint offers yet another glimpse of the life we are called to live.
They come from all walks of life – from kings to beggars-
and from across the globe – from every place and time.
Each saint – from those that are known by the Church
to those that are unnamed but known
by us because we have met them – share a common link:
they are in heaven,
the same place Christ is calling us to be.
Daily Prayer 2008
Reconciliation Home groups commence this week. Any Year 2 parents who have not
enrolled their child will need to contact Sr Joanna at St Brigid’s Presbytery early this
week (6882 4233).
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be held in Week 8 of this term.
Monday, December 1st – 6:00pm and 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 2nd – 7:30pm
Thursday, December 4th – 7:30pm
Next week we have two liturgies. On Tuesday Year 2 will lead us in our Remembrance
Day Liturgy at 10:30am.
On Wednesday Year 1 will lead us in a special liturgy for our Year 2 students who
are preparing for their First Reconciliation at 11:30am.
Parents and friends are more than welcome at our liturgies.
God Bless, Luke Wilson—REC
UNIFORM ORDERING DAY
Kindergarten We are having another UNIFORM ORDERING DAY on:
uniforms Wednesday 5th November - 3.00—3.30pm
need to be Thursday 6th November - 8.30—9.30am
PARENTS PLEASE REMEMBER WE HAVE TO BULK ORDER,
WE CANNOT ORDER JUST ONE ITEM.
allow time for
delivery All orders are to be in by Friday 7th November - FINAL CUT-OFF DATE!
Any late orders will have to wait until next ordering day.
Uniforms need to be paid for at time of ordering.
Thank you, Uniform Committee
TUES Nov 04 Donna Ledsham, Dianne Vaessen, Kathy Kinsela, Lucy Carolan
WED Nov 05 Lisa Conte, Louise Davis, Betty Taylor, Deanne Wilkin, Kim Alchin-Knights
THURS Nov 06 Leesa Rooke, Mary Williams, Amanda Pahlow (P/T), Paula Bax (P/T)
FRI Nov 07 Sue Webb, Jayne Humphreys, Angie Ferguson, Sue Trethowan
MON Nov 10 Jacqui Edgar, Tracey Miller, Debbie Crisante, Sally McGhee
A big THANK YOU to Cynthia Treloar and Lynne Duffy
for helping in the canteen on Friday.
Kim Crawford will be Canteen Manager this week.
Thank you Kim for your time and expertise.
CANTEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY - Claim the Date
Our Canteen Christmas Dinner will be at the Castlereagh Hotel at 7pm on
Thursday 27th November please fill in the tear-off below and return by
Monday 24th. All volunteers on roster will be guests whilst if anyone else would
like to attend a cost of $20.00 per person is required with the acceptance note.
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Piano, Keyboard, Organ and Musicianship Tuition—Adults
and beginners welcome.
Marie-Therese Purton - CD Launch Phone: Donna 6884 3370.
“Waltzing With My Eyes” __________________________________
Thursday 13th November Dubbo Uniting Church is running Advent Workshops
Dubbo RSL Auditorium leading up to Christmas. This is a 4 week programme for
At 7.30pm preschool and primary aged children (4 years+) of fun
$10 per adult $20 per family learning about Jesus’ birth at Christmas through song, drama
and craft. Afternoon tea is supplied. The workshops are
Entertainment included held at St. Andrews Wingewarra St., on Fridays 3.45-
5.30pm. The dates are 21st, 28th November & 5th, 12th
December. Cost $2.50 per child. Forms and information
from the Church Office 6885 4200 or
Evelyn Boyle 6882 8206.
CANTEEN CHRISTMAS DINNER
Please return by Monday 24th November, Thank you.