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					                              St Cath’s News                                                                                            Issue 9
                                                                                                                                        Issue 1
                                                                                                                                 24 March 2010
                                                                                                                              10 February 2010




       From the Headmistress

       The Fourth Way of Educational Reform, part 2
       Last week I related to you Andy Hargreaves’ argument that
       education has gone through three distinct ‘ways’ over the past 50
       years: inconsistency in the 1960s and 1970s; standardisation in the
       1970s and 1980s and a revamped version of standardisation in
       the 21st century. Hargreaves argues that our current ‘way’ is
       unsustainable and that we need to move to a fourth way which is
       ‘strategically driven not by markets and bureaucracy but by
       renewed professionalism and active democracy’ (p.29). He argues
       that the fourth way must be defined by ‘inspiration, innovation,
       social justice and sustainability’. Several societal changes will bring
       about the fourth ‘way’:

       First, the collapse of the global economy will make societies
       realise that, as well as being successful and competitive, they need
       to be sustainable knowledge economies. This will lead to a decline
       in standardisation and the emergence of innovation in teaching.
       Policymakers will eventually concede that ‘innovation and
       creativity require different, more flexible conditions of teaching,                      Headmistress, Dr Julie Townsend
       learning and leadership than those that have prevailed in the era
                                                                                 that will eventuate in the classroom and organisational
       of test-driven and data-obsessed educational reform’ (p.30).
                                                                                 transformations that are necessary for 21st century schools.
       Second, as the age of materialism declines, we will start to focus
                                                                                 Seventh, as the global conditions of economic collapse bring with
       again on the goal of education, namely preparing the future
                                                                                 it greater prudence in educational spending, the ‘pervasive
       generations for the world they will inhabit. The focus on
                                                                                 systems of standardised testing of all students across many
       narrowing achievement gaps in the tested basics will give way to
                                                                                 curriculum areas, at multiple age points’ (p.31) will be replaced by
       goals that embrace innovation and creativity, that promote the
                                                                                 something more sustainable, such as monitoring standards
       ecological awareness necessary for sustainable development, that
                                                                                 through sample testing.
       value wellbeing, empathy and community service. In short,
       education will move from ‘selfish’ to ‘unselfish’.
                                                                                 The ‘fourth way’, Hargreaves argues, lies in less bureaucracy and
                                                                                 more democracy, where ‘administrators...set aside their
       Third, school isolation and win-lose competition will diminish as
                                                                                 spreadsheets to build better relationships with their schools’
       teachers realise that moving outside their classrooms and
                                                                                 (p.32). Competition will be replaced by collaboration, intervention
       connecting with other teachers is the best way to improve
                                                                                 by innovation, and the ‘fear factor’ by the ‘peer factor’.
       pedagogy. Schools will need to work together to ‘help each other
       and serve the common good’.
                                                                                 How does this ‘fourth way’ affect what we do in school? There is
                                                                                 much to be done, in both the short and long term. We must
       Fourth, it will become clear that schools alone cannot bear the
                                                                                 ensure that we do not allow the focus on continual testing to
       responsibility for student improvement. As the end of materialism
                                                                                 distract us from focusing on the learning needs of our students.
       brings community responsibility back into focus, the strongest and
                                                                                 We should continue to develop as a professional learning
       best performing schools will be the ones that work with their
                                                                                 community, with a collaborative focus on improving pedagogy. We
       community, and where educational leaders are also community
                                                                                 should enable each student to have a learning mentor to guide,
       leaders.
                                                                                 support and challenge her on her individual learning journey. We
                                                                                 should instil in our girls a strong sense of social justice, and the
       Fifth, the implementation of top-down polices in schools will be
                                                                                 opportunity for community service. Most of all, we must work to
       replaced by inspiring and sustainable leadership that can build
                                                                                 ensure that our future national curriculum encourages conceptual
       innovative professional communities. Leaders will work with
                                                                                 and creative thinking, values community responsibility and enables
       students, teachers and communities in a distributed leadership
                                                                                 a global outlook.
       system, while still being in charge. They will leave a legacy ‘not in
       buildings or programmes but in the principles they have stood for
                                                                                 And, of course, to do it well we must to do it in conjunction with
       and the people they have touched’ (p.31).
                                                                                 the family.
       Sixth, as Generation X and Y leaders replace the Baby Boomers,
       they will bring with them the ‘swift, assertive, direct, team-based,
                                                                                 A Hargreaves, ‘The Fourth Way of Educational Reform’, Monograph 45,
       task-centered and technologically savvy’ (p.31) leadership styles         September 2009, ACEL, Australia.
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       From the Deputy Headmistress
                                                                            Tutor Group WILR/CA
                                                                            ‘In the morning we enjoy the opportunity to mix with a diverse
                                                                            range of personalities, backgrounds, age groups and nationalities.
                                                                            The daily notices known as the ‘Pinks’ are traditionally read by
                                                                            Nikki Teo who was ‘knighted’ this honour by the previous Year
                                                                            12 graduates.

                                                                            Birthdays are celebrated on Fridays during the extended Tutor
                                                                            time. We have a little tradition where each person takes turns in
                                                                            baking a special treat for the birthday girl and we all sing ‘Happy
                                                                            Birthday’.

                                                                            Some of our girls over the age of 16 years have started
                                                                            supporting the Bread of Life Programme. They meet once a
               Deputy Headmistress, Mrs Anne Johnstone                      month with Mrs Williams and Reverend Sawyer at St Michael’s
                                                                            Church, Surry Hills, to help provide for the underprivileged in
       On 15 March we welcomed visitors through our school gates            our local area. We were able to donate this money to the Bread
       for Open Day. The characteristic warm atmosphere of St Cath’s        of Life Programme, allowing the girls to be involved in this
       was matched by the warm sunshine of the day as prospective           programme and see first hand where their fund raising efforts
       students, families and members of our local community enjoyed        went. We take pride in our beautiful ‘Red’ Tutor Group album,
       the opportunity to tour our beautiful school grounds. It was a       which although is still a work in progress, already contains many
       wonderful day - filled with the buzz of learning as students and     precious items such as student baby photos, inspiring and
       teachers shared their classes, the vibrance of our visual displays   uplifting messages as well as letters from charity groups thanking
       showcasing various subject areas and enrichment groups, and the      us for our support. The friendships and bonds created through
       inspirational ‘sound of music’ that permeated the playground         the Tutor Group stay with you forever.’
       (with the performances of 10 different ensemble groups
       including the Infants’ Choir, the Intermediate Concert Band, the
       Senior Symphony Orchestra,the Advanced Orff Percussion and
       the Acapella group throughout the day). Visitors enjoyed the
       opportunity to talk to staff members both at the Information
       Tent and around the School, and take a guided tour with
       students. As always, our students from both Junior and Senior
       School were superb ambassadors. Many of our guests
       commented on their gracious manners, their lively and engaging       Vaccination Programme for Year 7 Students
       ‘tour guiding’ and their obvious passion for St Catherine’s. One
       prospective parent commented to me at the Information Tent:          The second vaccination in the programme for Year 7 students at
       ‘Schools may put on good shows but the proof is in their             St Catherine’s will be conducted on 21 April.
       students – and yours are excellent!’ Dr Townsend and I enjoyed
       the opportunity to present to visitors and were thrilled to have     The vaccinations are as follows:
       two students on a panel during our presentations. Thank you to
       Sabrinah Woodhouse (Year 10) and Emily Winterbotham (Year 6)         •   Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) dose 2
       who spoke so articulately about their experience of St Cath’s        •   Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis booster vaccine (single dose)
       and talked about making the most of opportunities at the
       School. Both students also commented on how much they                Students will receive the Parent Information Kits at the Stage
       valued being a part of our community. Thank you to our staff and     Meeting in Week 10. Please have your daughter return the
       students for their tremendous efforts in making Open Day such        completed information to Ms Foote at your earliest
       a success!                                                           convenience.

       I am really valuing the opportunity to visit Tutor Groups and this   Consent forms for the vaccination are included in the Kit. If
       week we showcase Mrs William’s Tutor Group (WILR/CA),                however, you wish to withdraw consent please see the
       pictured below with a description that follows.                      information provided with this newsletter.




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       From the Chaplain
                                                                            Simply, Jesus says that he has set an example to be followed.
                                                                            We all have some power, whether it is at work, home, school or
                                                                            within the wider community. Jesus is clearly teaching us that we
                                                                            are to use our power to serve others. When we see a need and
                                                                            have the capacity to do something we are to follow Jesus’
                                                                            model. We are to put aside self interest, self -promotion and
                                                                            pride and use our power to make a difference.

                                                                            “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your
                                                                            feet, you also should wash one another's feet.”

                                                                            This Sunday 28 March is Bread of Life at Surry Hills from 7.15
       Chaplain, Mrs Kimberly Sawyer                                        to 9.15am. Contact the Chaplain if you would like to join in
       Jesus had hired a banquet room, an upper room to celebrate           serving breakfast to marginalised people in the inner city.
       with his 12 disciples. Reclining at the table in Middle Eastern
       style, the disciple’s feet were filthy, baked with dirt and animal   Next week on Wednesday 31 March we have our Easter Chapel
       fodder from the cobbled roads they had travelled. On this busy       Services: 8.30am for Years 7, 8 and 9
       night there was no customary servant in waiting to wash their                  9.20am for Years 10,11 and 12
       feet as they entered. Reported tensions existed within this                    Junior School at 11.30am.
       student group. You could cut a knife through the one-up-man-         All welcome.
       ship and jealousy. Not one of the disciples would be seen to
       lower himself and wash the feet of the other. Jesus, seeing the      Please remember if you have any prayer requests, do not
       need and also the pride and self interest of each disciple, ‘Got     hesitate to contact me or speak to a member of the ministry
       up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a         team. We are keen to support members of our community with
       towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin     the power of prayer and are also mindful that at times of
       and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel    struggle, illness or any adversary, it can be difficult to pray. It is at
       that was wrapped around him.’ Here is Jesus the one who ‘knew        these times that others can uphold us through prayer.
       that the Father had put all things under his power’ taking the
       currency of his power and humbling himself in order to meet an       My direct number is 8305 6278.
       immediate need and wash the feet of his disciples.


       From the Acting Head of Junior School
                                                                              evening encouraged audience participation and lots of talk
                                                                              between students and their parents. Rowena Thomas from
                                                                              Amazing Me provided a positive and informative presentation
                                                                              combining humour and sensitivity to explore the changes that
                                                                              children can expect at puberty.

                                                                              To celebrate Harmony Day we held a special K-6 Assembly on
                                                                              Monday. This gave us the opportunity to share the importance
                                                                              of diversity in our School community. This year’s theme ‘Express
                                                                              Yourself’ was communicated through songs, role-plays and
                                                                              prayer. Students from each class were invited to greet the
                                                                              audience in Korean, Hindi, Cantonese, Spanish, Serbian,
                                                                              Mandarin, French, Hebrew, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Croatian and
       Acting Head of Junior School                                           Sanskrit!
          Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
                                                                              The continuing message of Harmony Day is ‘Everyone Belongs’.
           “Spend at least 10 wildly happy minutes every                      It is about community participation, inclusiveness, respect and a
                     single day reading aloud.”                               sense of belonging for everyone. Thank you to Madame Varela,
             (From Mem Fox’s - Ten Read Aloud Commandments)                   Madame Thibaux, Madame Falk and Mrs Page for co-ordinating
                                                                              the Assembly.
       Our Stage 1 Literacy and Numeracy Evening was held last
       Wednesday evening with guest speaker Karyn Johns. Parents had          This week is a very exciting one for Year 4 as they head off on
       an opportunity to ask questions that promote confidence at             their very first school camp travelling to Blue Gum Lodge in the
       home when supporting their daughter. As always we value these          Blue Mountains. Camp promises to provide a variety of
       opportunities to partner with parents. Staff also had the benefit      experiences for the girls including fostering self-awareness,
       of Ms Johns visiting each Stage, spending time with students in        positive relationships and the ability to meet challenges and I
       class and teachers in professional development workshops.              look forward to visiting on Thursday.

       The Puberty Workshop Evening last Thursday was also a great            Year 2 parents are reminded to join us on Wednesday 24 March
       success with almost all our Year 5 families in attendance. The         from 6.00-7.00pm in the Junior School Library for an
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       information session regarding the Best of Friends Workshop.           For the School holidays:
       Kimberley O’Brien from the Quirky Kids Psychology Clinic in           Macquarie University is offering a free Lego Robotics
       Woollahra, who recently ran the social skills and self-esteem         Workshop with Professor Chris Rogers from Tufts University
       programme with our Year 2 students and staff, will be the             (USA). Professor Rogers is the director of the Centre of
       presenter.                                                            Engineering Outreach. He works with over 1000 teachers
                                                                             around the world every year on ways of bringing engineering
       Family and friends are warmly invited to join us at our Chapel        to primary school students. He has worked with LEGO to
       Service next Wednesday 31 March at 11.30am as we come                 develop ROBOLAB, a robotic approach to science and maths.
       together to celebrate the true meaning of Easter. We will also
       be holding our frozen juice sticks K-6 fundraiser on this day at
       lunch time, cost is 50 cents and money raised will go towards         When:             Monday 5 April 2010
       Haiti.                                                                Who:              Teachers/Parents 9.30am-12.00pm
                                                                             Students (age 8+) 1.30pm-3.30pm


       From the Head of Curriculum, K-12

                                                                           The minimum expectation for all students has been
                                                                           communicated to students through either their class teacher
                                                                           (Years 3 and 5) or their English and Mathematics teacher
                                                                           (Years 7 and 9), however, students are strongly encouraged to
                                                                           attempt more than the minimum amount of tests.

                                                                           How to login:

                                                                           SITE URL: http://www.exceltestzone.com.au
                                                                           Username: xxxx00000
                                                                           Password: xxxx000
              Head of Curriculum, K-12
                Mr Paul Carnemolla
                                                                          Some example questions:
       Practice National Assessment Program – Literacy
       and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests for Years 3, 5, 7
       and 9
       Students and parents are reminded that the practice
       NAPLAN tests will be held on Thursday, 25 March and
       Monday, 29 March for Years 3 and 5, Year 7 on Friday, 26
       March and Year 9 on Monday, 29 March.

       All students will receive feedback on their performance in the
       practice tests early next term.

       Additional information about NAPLAN can be found at:

       http://www.naplan.edu.au/parents/parents.html
       http://www.naplanforparentsnsw.com.au


       Practice test - Literacy and Numeracy Skills for                   and results........
       Years 3, 5, 7 and 9
       St Catherine’s has arranged for access for an interactive
       website to assist students to build their literacy and numeracy
       skills and prepare for the NAPLAN tests which take place in
       May.

       The website includes a number of practice tests in the same
       format as the NAPLAN test. The tests are self-marking and
       students receive immediate feedback on their strengths and
       weaknesses. Teachers will also receive feedback on student
       progress.

       Each student in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 has been provided with
       individual log-on details, and all students are expected to
       complete at least a minimum number of tests.
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       From the Acting Head of Staff




        Mrs Deb Clancy
        Acting Head of Staff & Director of Learning, Yrs 7-9


        Parent/Teacher Interviews Year 7
        This is a reminder to parents of Year 7 that Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 March 4.30-7.00pm
        Booking forms to make appointments with teachers have been sent out. Any queries, please contact me.




         Sports News
        Outstanding sporting achievement                                      10.2     Lost               B&F: Sasha Elias & Fiona Cataldi
                                                                              9.1      Lost               B&F: Sienna Koeppenkastrop &
        Sasha Lian – Rhythmic gymnastics                                                                       Sophie Valdeck
        Sasha Lian (Year 8) competed in Level 7 at the Rhythmic               8.1      Won 3-1            B&F: Bonnie Fenech
        Gymnastics Yotala Level 7-10 and International Group Invitational
        Competition on Sunday 21 March. Sasha’s results were                  Senior softball results ~ Saturday 20 March
        outstanding! Everyone at the competition stopped to watch her
        fantastic Clubs routine as she placed 1st in Level 7 Clubs and 1st    Team 1   Lost 8-5           B&F: Isobel Della Marta
        in Level 7 Ribbon.                                                    Team 2   Bye
                                                                              Team 3   Lost 10-9          B&F: Melba Mackenzie and
        Sasha’s results for Level 7 National Division were as follows:                                         Ruby Johnston
        Hoop – 3rd 15.6
        Ball – 2nd 16.5                                                       Primary softball results ~ Saturday 20 March
        Clubs – 1st 17.65
        Ribbon – 1st 16.55                                                    Team 1   Lost 6-3           B&F: Sophie Monaghan and
                                                                                                               Bianca Phillips
        With these amazing results, Sasha placed an incredible 1st overall    STOP PRESS
        with 66.333 points! This was Sasha’s first competition of the year,
        and hopefully a good indication of wonderful results to come.
        Well done Sasha!

        Junior School football results round 6 ~ 20 March
        Team   6.1   Won 7-2          B&F: Jesse Holani
        Team   6.2   Lost 2-3         B&F: Katherine McMorrow
        Team   5.1   Won 4-0          B&F: Kristie McDowell
        Team   5.2   Lost 1-2         B&F: Sophie Teo
        Team   4.1   Lost 0-1         B&F: Katie Johnson
        Team   4.2   Won 2-1          B&F: The Team

        Congratulations to all girls for a great term of dazzling football
        and teamwork! Also, a big thank you to all parents for your
        support and cheering along the sidelines this term.
        We look forward to more action next year.

        Touch results semi finals ~16 March                                   Congratulations to the St Catherine’s Year 8 Touch
        Senior 1 Won 5-2              B&F: Tori Towney                        Football Winners! Full report next week.
        Senior 2 Lost 0-5             B&F: Paige Gibson
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       Tildesley Tennis 2010                                                 Waterpolo semi final round
                                                                             Team   3   Won 6-4            B&F: Kalla Watson
                                                                             Team   4   Won 14-0           B&F: Greta O’Brien
                                                                             Team   7   Won 16-0           B&F: Meghan Ridge
                                                                             Team   8   Lost 4-3           B&F: Coco White and Bronte Scott
                                                                             Team   9   Lost 7-3           B&F: Annie Kilbane and
                                                                                                               Lizzie Welborn
                                                                             Team 11 Lost 9-2              B&F: Emily Winterbotham

                                                                             MLC pool - last round
                                                                             Team 5     Won 11-2           B&F: India Bosnich
                                                                             Team 6     Lost 9-2           B&F: Kate Cullen

                                                                             Tennis Week 7 results
                                                                             Team 1     Lost 8-0           B&F: The Team
       Congratulations to the Tildesley tennis team for finishing 19th       Team 2     Won 5.5-2.5        B&F: Gabrielle Hawkins and
       place in the Tildesley Shield. St Catherine’s improved their                                             Mia Maric
       position from last place in 2009 to 19th position this year -         Team 3     Lost 5.5-2.5       B&F: Jacquelyn Chia
       an improvement of five places.                                        Team 4     Lost 4-4           B&F: The Team
                                                                                        (on game points)
       Singles team:                                                         Team 5     Lost 7.5-0.5       B&F: The Team
       The outstanding performances came from our No 1 seeded
       player, Sarah Pryke. Sarah reached the fourth round, eventually       Senior School grand final week
       losing to the defending champion.                                     Good luck to all touch football, tennis, softball, basketball and
                                                                             waterpolo teams contesting finals this week! Well done on making
       Following close behind was Sarah Alexander who reached the            it through to the premiership weekend.
       third round, and Gabrielle Hawkins, making the second round
       after she made a comeback to win her first round. Rachel Dang,        sPortal
       Rosemary Chen, Mia Maric and Jacquelyn Chia all contributed to
                                                                             Please check the sPortal for Term 2 Junior and Senior School
       St Catherine’s 19th place.
                                                                             competitive sport trials that will be held during Week 10.
       Doubles team:
       The No 1 seeded team, Beth Woodhams and Carolyn Glynn,
                                                                             Semi finals basketball
       reached the second round after fighting back from behind to win       Well done to all teams who played in the semi finals. All matches
       their first round.                                                    were very competitive.

       Vinita Punnakris, Penny Talalak, Tasmyn Soller, Lisa Li, Amelia       Good luck to 7.1, 8/9.2 and Senior 4 who will be playing their
       Cohen and Kristin Lowe all contributed to the overall score.          Grand Final this Thursday.

       Line girls and support team:                                          Year 7.1   Won 26-8           B&F: Erin Soller
       We cannot go without acknowledging our very important line            Year 7.2   Lost 8-26          B&F: Lily Beckhurst
       girls and support team. Without them we would not be able to          8/9.1      Lost 8-18          B&F: The Team
       compete in the competition. Thank you very much to Marie              8/9.2      Won 14-8           B&F: Sophie Corr
       Kambouroglou, who attended both days, Farrah Khan, Monica             Senior 4   Won 20-19          B&F: Ellie Brink
       Bayas and Fiona Feng. It was great to have you all.

       This was a fantastic team to work with. Their friendship, unity and
       caring for each other made this a very special team and we are
       looking forward to Tildesley 2011!

       The girls really appreciated Dr Townsend cheering the team on.
       Dr Townsend gave each girl who played her full support along
       side Coach Alison Scott, Barry Rodgers and Mr Cameron. Dr
       Townsend also talked with each girl after their match, inspiring
       them to give their best!


       Co-curricular sport
       A reminder that this is the last week of Co-Curricular Sport for
       Term 1.

       Term 2 Co-Curricular sport commences 3 May for seven weeks.




                                                                                          Junior School cross country runners

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       Inter-schools Snowsports
       It may seem early, but now is the time to consider the Inter-schools Snowsports Championships. Accommodation, transport and
       supervision is the responsibility of parents. The dates are as follows:

       The Sydney championships run from 14-17 July and girls from all years and expertise levels are encouraged to participate. If you
       are interested, please contact Mrs Deborah Clancy on (02) 8305 6253 in the Senior School.



       Careers Information Update                                              student support services are available on the evening to
                                                                               answer your questions on programmes and life at UNSW.
       Year 10 Parents and Students
                                                                               Monday 3 May 6.30 - 9.00pm. Exclusive to Network Schools
       UNSW Year10 Subject Selection & Information Evening                     Members (St Catherine’s is a UNSW Network School).
       The Year 10 Subject Selection and Information Evening                   Registration is essential
       provides information to current Year 10 students on subject             www.networkschools.unsw.edu.au/year10
       selection for Year 11 and 12, Assumed knowledge; HSC Plus
       and Admission to University.                                            Monday 10 May and Wednesday 12 May 6.30 - 9.00pm.
                                                                               Open to all schools.
       Representatives from all UNSW faculties, plus staff from the            Registration is essential and opens Monday 29 March at
       Student Recruitment Office, Admissions, Scholarships and                www.year10.unsw.edu.au


       Vacation Care
       We will be offering half day and full day Vacation Care on Monday 19 April 8.00am 5.30pm, 8.30am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-5.30pm.

       For further information please contact the Junior School Office on 8305 6295.




       Music News
       Magnolia Fair
       Calling all musicians to be wandering minstrels at the upcoming Magnolia Fair. If you would like to perform a solo, duet, trio or any
       other combination, complete an Expression of Interest form included in this newsletter and submit it to the Music department
       before the end of term. Once all notes are in, they will be collated and times and locations will be posted.

       Guitar for sale
       One of our school families has a guitar for sale. It is a beginner guitar and the student has now gone on to a larger size. The guitar
       case is a bit frayed, the guitar has a few scratches, but otherwise it’s in good shape and was restrung late last year. The asking price is
       $50. If you are interested, contact Kim Carter on 0407 771 698.




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       P&F News


                                     Magnolia Fair           Saturday 1 May 2010

       The next Magnolia Fair meetings are Thursday 22 April 8.30am,       to include the ingredients you have used.
       Magnolia Room or 5.30pm Senior Library. Please make sure a          Confectionary – keep on thinking of what you can make for the
       representative attends one of the meetings for the final            confectionary stall – the greater the variety the better.
       information about the fair – all aspects will be covered and this
       is a chance to finalise the details.                                Thanks for your continued support. For any inquiries or
                                                                           comments please call or email Diana 8399 1816
       Stop Press                                                          diana.whitton@uws.edu.au
       We have three pre order sales for the P&F Magnolia Fair
       aprons, which will be available for $30. These wonderful blue       Shopping bags
       aprons are embroidered with a magnolia and make great
                                                                           We ask that you please bring your own carry bags to the
       Mothers’ Day presents or for your own kitchen. Wrist bands
                                                                           Magnolia Fair as we will not be supplying bags.
       for fairground rides are available for $30 for a whole day of
       rides, and $30 gift vouchers for excellent family portraits are
       available for purchase. You can buy these online, by cheque or
                                                                           Magnolia Fair silent auction
       cash prior to the fair. Look out for more information on the        Bethwyn Richards of McGrath Real Estate is again donating a
       School website and in next week’s newsletter.                       fantastic offer to the school fair this year. The offer, which is
                                                                           valid for one year, is to charge no sales commission on the sale
       We are finalising all aspects of the Magnolia Fair and ask you to   of a home. This is your chance to bid the price that you want to
       consider how you may be able to assist for the fair to be a         pay for the sales commission in selling your home.
       great success. On the day before the fair, Friday 30 April we
       need four people to assist in the set up of the stalls, banners     Bidders on the day can visit the McGrath stall where they will
       and signs. If you can give some time this day please let me         receive the appropriate paperwork to place their confidential
       know.                                                               sealed bid. The minimum bid will be $15,000. Final bids will be
                                                                           taken at 3pm on the day of the fair. The bidder’s details will
       From 7am on the day of the fair we need some parents to help        remain confidential.
       move fair goods to the stalls. Trolleys are available but a good
       sense of spirit is needed to have us ready by 10am. Seven           If you are planning to sell your home in the next 12 months this
       people are also required to assist the treasury for the whole       is a great opportunity to secure the services of a well
       day. Four of these people will be runners for cash collection and   established local estate agent and make a great donation to the
       three staff will work in the treasury.                              school.

       Call for goods:                                                     Other fantastic prizes for this year’s silent auction include:
       The bags and clothing stalls both would like some donations.
       Please go through your cupboards and deliver any good quality       •   Three nights’ accommodation at Peppers Salt Resort and
       second hand clothing and bags to the Junior School or the               Spa Kingscliff.
       garage on Albion Street.                                            •   A weekend stay at Peppers Guest House nestled in the
                                                                               heart of the Hunter Valley wine country.
       Books, CDs and DVDs are also needed. Parent helpers are             •   Behind the scenes tour of The William Inglis and Son Ltd
       needed to sort the books prior to the fair – Year 9 parents             Easter sales 2011 for four people.
       please let your class parents know your availability so             •   A week’s accommodation at Pippis located at Seal Rocks,
       everything is ready for the day.                                        four hours drive north of Sydney.
                                                                           •   Some beautiful items from Craves Homewares in Bellevue
       Craft goods are still welcome – please contact Georgia Zweep            Hill.
       georgiazweep@optusnet.com.au to arrange delivery of your            •   Four bottles of wine from Rockford winery in South
       work.                                                                   Australia, two of them from their infamous Basket Press
                                                                               Shiraz.
       Chocolate Wheel – items for the wheel are still welcome.            •   A one hour consultation with the leading garden designer,
       Please leave them at the school or contact Belinda Fitzpatrick          Peter Fudge, plus two of his books.
       miahruby@bigpond.net.au.                                            •   A full facial IPL from Blyss in Clovelly.
       Tombola – we would also like small items to be used as prizes.      •   A framed signed shirt from Roger Federer.
                                                                           •   A framed State of Origin jumper and two tickets to the
       Don’t forget:                                                           State of Origin.
                                                                           •   Artwork from Eugene Tan, owner of Aquabumps and a
       Cake boxes will be available early Term 2 to be decorated and
                                                                               gallery in Bondi.
       filled for the fair – special prizes for the best decorated boxes
                                                                           •   Artwork from artist Megan Carmont, mother of Ava in
       by Junior School students.
                                                                               Year 3.
       Jams and pickles – keep on making these – collection days are
                                                                           •   A ripstick from Bladeskate Australia.
       31 March and 22 April from the drop off lines. Please remember
                                                                           •   A green slip donated by NRMA.
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       •
       •
            Some terrific kitchen items from Chefs Toolbox.
            A Mothers’ Day package including items from Jo & I, Elysium,
                                                                            Diary Dates
            Shasta Bray, personal training and Tranquil Settings.
       •    A weekend stay at a beach house at Port Stephens.
       •    V8 passes to a Sydney street race.                              Thursday 25 March
                                                                            • Staff Easter Service and Holy Communion,
       If you would like any further information about the silent auction      Chapel 7.30-8.15am
       please contact Amy Somes on 0414 869 194.                            • Yr 11 Play Performance, DJSC 6.00-7.30pm
                                                                            Friday 26 March
       Thank you                                                            • Yr 4 Camp returns
                                                                            • Ipeka School departs
       The P&F and the Magnolia Fair committee would like to thank          • Kindergarten Parents’ Social Evening, DJSC 6.30pm
       the Design and Technology department for the donation of craft       • ISDA Debating, IHW 5.00-10.00pm
       materials and for the support and use of the Design and              • NSWCIS Primary Swimming and Diving
       Technology facilities by the jam stall for the Magnolia Fair.        Monday 29 March
                                                                            • Years 4-12 Term 2 Team Sport Trials and Training (to
       Full size mannequins                                                    Thursday 1 April) 7.00-8.00am and 3.00-5.00pm
                                                                            • Scholarship Testing Day, JB Hall & DJSC 8.00-11.30am
       We are looking for full size mannequins that could be used for
                                                                            • HSC Encore Concert, Opera House 7.00pm
       the display of the beautiful handmade clothes the craft stall are
                                                                            Tuesday 30 March
       selling. If you can help please contact Annie Norfor Smith on
                                                                            • Yr 7 Parent Teacher Evening, JB Hall 4.30-7.00pm
       anorforsmith@stcaths.nsw.edu.au.
                                                                            • Archdale Debating IHW 4.00-8.00pm
                                                                            • NSWPSSA Swimming Championships
       Deli Roster                                                          Wednesday 31 March
                                                                            • Senior School Easter Chapel Service 8.30am
                                                                            • Junior School Easter Chapel Service, 11.30-12.30pm
                                                                            • NSWPSSA Swimming Championships
           Monday 29 March                 Wednesday 31 March               Thursday 1 April
           Jennifer Divall                 Rose Sassine                     • Term 1 ends for all students and staff
           Tracey Frost                    Megan Kesby                      Friday 2 April
           Tuesday 30 March                Aleksandra Beare                 • Good Friday
           Danah Pillinger                 Thursday 1 April                 • Parents’ Prayer Meeting, Quiet Room 8.30-9.30am
           Dimity Lee                      Paul Montesin                    Monday 19 April
           Rosy Seaton                     Phillip Thomson de Zylva         • Staff Day
                                           Seamus Dawes                     • Boarders Arrive
                                                                            • Vacation Care, 8.30-5.30pm
           Class Parents Wine and Cheese Night                              Tuesday 20 April
           Thank you to the Year 8 Class Parents who put on a fabulous      • Term 2 commences for students
           Wine and Cheese Night last Friday evening. It was a lovely       Wednesday 21 April
           evening. Pictured below.                                         • Yrs 7 & 10 Vaccinations, Magnolia Room 9.00am




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        Community Events

         Aussie Dance Camps
         Wondering what to do during the school holidays? Come
         to Aussie Dance Camp. Have fun, great exercise, dance and
         make new friends.
                                                                       2010 Term Dates
                                                                       Term 2 20 April - 25 June
         www.aussiedancecamp.com                                       Term 3 21 July - 24 September
                                                                       Term 4 12 October - 9 December
         Where: Waverley Bowling and Recreation Club 163
                Birrell Street Waverley

         When: Junior Camp Ages 5 - 8
               April 6 - 9
               9.00 am - 12.30 pm                                     Tickets are selling fast for So Much to Tell You by John
                                                                      Marsden, our Year 11 play which will be performed
                  Intermediate Camp
                  Ages 8 - 11                                         in the DJSC on Wednesday 24 and Thursday
                  April 12 - 16                                       25 March. Book on-line through the School website
                  9.30 am - 3.30 pm
                                                                      or pay for your ticket on the night. We look
                  Senior Camp                                         forward to seeing as many members of our School
                  Ages 11 - 15                                        community there as possible to support our Year 11
                  April 6 - 9
                  1.00 pm - 4.30 pm                                   Drama students.

         Tennis Camp
         A five-half day Tennis camp will be held at St Catherine’s
                                                                                                 So Much
                                                                                               To Tell You
         School for all children from Years 2 to 7 on 12 -16 April
         2010 at 9.00am - noon.

         Cost $147 inc GST                                                                                   by John Marsden
         Only 24 places available.

         BOOK NOW
         Registration forms have been handed out in class and are
         also available in the Sports Centre and from the Junior
         School Reception.

         Any questions please call Alison Scott on 0418 200 548.




                   Just as Christ was raised
                 from the dead through the
                      glory of the Father,
                 we too may live a new life.
                                Romans 6:4




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                                                    MAGNOLIA
FAIR               

                                                         

                                              Musical
Entertainment



As
in
past
years,
St
Catherine’s
Music
department
is
going
to
supply
the
majority
of
entertainment
at
the

Magnolia
Fair
on
Saturday
1
May.
We
will
present
the
large
ensembles
on
centre
stage
and
some
small

ensembles
in
the
Magnolia
Room.
In
addition
to
this,
the
committee
has
asked
that
we
also
supply

wandering
minstrels
at
various
stations
throughout
the
day.



It
is
a
day
where
all
our
ensembles
take
part
in
the
festivities,
and
I
have
already
discussed
some

performance
options
with
the
directors
of
each
ensemble.



Over
the
next
week,
I
will
also
be
discussing
soloist
options
with
our
peripatetic
teachers
as
to
girls
who

would
like
to
be
wandering
minstrels.
This
is
open
to
girls
in
the
Junior
and
Senior
School.



At
this
stage,
I
am
asking
for
expressions
of
interest
of
young
and
older
musicians
who
would
like
to
be
a

wandering
minstrel.

Wandering
minstrels
may
take
the
form
of
soloists,
duets,
trios,
guitars
and
singers,

just
to
name
a
few
options.



Please
complete
the
form
below
and
return
it
to
the
Music
department
if
you
are
interested
in
being
a

wandering
minstrel.
We
would
need
these
forms
by
the
end
of
the
term.



Once
replies
are
collated,
the
Music
department
will
contact
you
with
a
time
and
venue
within
the
School

for
your
performance.



Yours
sincerely,

                                         

                                         

                                         

Head
of
Music



_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                        n
                                  Magnolia
Fair
Wandering
Minstrel
Entertainer

                                              Saturday
1
May
2010



Name:
_______________________________________
Yr:
________
H/Tut:
_____________________
Ph:
_________________________

Instrument:
_________________________________
Times
of
availability:
_______________________________________________

Type
of
performance:

solo

duet

trio

small
group

Name
of
other
people
you
will
perform
with
(if
applicable):
___________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Style
of
music:

classical

popular

folk

other



Signed
(Parent/Guardian,
to
indicate
awareness
of
girls’
participation)
______________________________________



             Vaccination Programme for Year 7


Procedure for withdrawal of consent:



A parent/guardian may withdraw their consent by:

  •   Attending the School in person to withdraw their consent and to
      retrieve the signed consent form; or

  •   Providing the School with written notification of the withdrawal
      of their consent; or

  •   In circumstances where a parent/legal guardian is unable to
      withdraw their consent by one of the preferred methods listed
      above the parent/legal guardian may telephone the School to
      withdraw their consent. If this occurs, the School staff member
      responsible for co-ordinating the vaccination programme at the
      School (or his or her delegate) must:

        o request the parent/legal guardian to stay on the line while
          the relevant consent form is obtained

        o immediately retrieve the consent form

        o confirm with the parent/legal guardian that the consent
          form retrieved is to be withdrawn

        o consent form is crossed and clearly marked as withdrawn

        o make a record on the withdrawn consent form of the time
          and date, and sign

        o make a suitable notation of the withdrawal of consent on
          any list or other record kept by the School in relation to the
          consent forms received.

				
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