Term 3, Week 1 - 14th July, 2022
- From the Principal
- Congratulations, Mrs Robinson!
- Students of the Week - Term 2, Week 10
- Students of the Week - Term 3, Week 1
- Sight Word Certificates
- MacKillop Way Award
- SMG Colour Run - Sunday 31st July
- Commonwealth School Data Collection
- Parent Partnership Forum
- Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish - Mass Times
From the Principal
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the school holidays spent with family.
We have an exciting term ahead of us, with our Athletics Carnival in Week 2, a celebration of Catholic Education through liturgy in Week 3, the Goondiwindi Eisteddfod in Week 4, Book Character parade in Week 7, the School Reneweal Process in Week 8, and so much more! Please ensure you are regularly checking our school communication (Facebook, Newsletter, Letters home, Sentral app) to keep on top of upcoming events.
Our school is scheduled for a School Renewal and Improvement quadrennial school review from the 30th of August to the 1st of September.
The Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office has a School renewal and improvement framework in place which has as a key element a quadrennial school review. In this review a panel consisting of senior staff from the Toowoomba Catholic Schools (TCS) Teaching and Learning Directorate and a peer principal from another school in the Diocese visit the school for three days.
Through a process of appreciative inquiry, panel members interview staff, parents/carers, students and community members. The questions asked are “In your opinion, what is going well at the school?” and “What could be done better?” The purpose is for the panel to report to the school community its findings and suggested improvement strategies. These inform the process of strategic plan development and the annual action plans which are also linked to the TCS Strategic Plan.
The aim is to assist schools to strategically plan to improve teaching and learning and these reviews occur in all TCS schools.
The review team would like to hear from the school community and I encourage anyone who is interested to have their say. Your feedback is important and will help us to continue to achieve the two pillars of TCS: that all students will come to personally know Jesus and that all students will achieve academic success.
Feedback can be provided to the review panel in person or by telephone. All feedback remains confidential.
Please contact the school office if you are interested in speaking to a reviewer. You may also register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pupil Free Day Week 1
On Monday Mr Zahner, Mrs Osborne and Mrs Robinson were in Toowoomba participating in the INSPIRE Maths Magnetic Stories professional development. Our team had the opportunity to present the wonderful practices that have been emebedded across our whole school in mathematics. Please see some slides from our presentation, below.
Whole School Updates
COVID update - We currently have no staff members and 2 students in COVID isolation.
School Guidance Counsellor - Mr Paul Fomiatti will be visiting our school on Monday of Week 2 to meet the staff and students. We are looking forward to having him as part of the school team to help us support our students social and emotional needs.
3-6 Teacher - Recruitment efforts have continued over the school holidays. I have an interview with a candidate this afternoon, who will hopefully be the right fit for our school. I will continue to keep our community updated.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Yours in education,
“God be praised, for indeed God's ways are wonderful.” (Mary MacKillop, 1898).
Congratulations, Mrs Robinson!
Students of the Week - Term 2, Week 10
Students of the Week - Term 3, Week 1
Sight Word Certificates
MacKillop Way Award
SMG Colour Run - Sunday 31st July
Get your nominations in for our 2022 Colour Run. This year we have the option of purchasing a white SMG Colour Run shirt as part of your nomination.
Commonwealth School Data Collection
Parent Partnership Forum
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish - Mass Times
Sunday 17th July - 9am - Lay Lead Liturgy
Sunday 24th July - 9am - Mass
Sunday 31st July - 9am - Lay Lead Liturgy
Saturday 7th August - 9am - Lay Lead Liturgy