Parents and Carers under the existingCOVIDD rules if you need to enter the school for any reason please phone the office, 48422413 before entering the grounds.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Tomorrow we say farewell to Ms Bridget Welfare. We sincerely thank Bridget for the wonderful job she has done teaching Kinder this year. I am sure her class will really miss her and will be waiting eagerly for the news of the baby. We look forward to Bridget coming back to visit with her new baby and wish her and Cameron all the very best for the impending birth. Miss Jessie Callan will commence in Kinder next week assisted by Mrs Lois White. Jessie has been working in Kinder this week establishing a rapport with the class and familiarising herself with the daily routines of Kinder to assist with a smooth transition.
This past week, we have had quite a few children who have been sent home with flu like symptoms. Parents please do not send your child/children to school if they are unwell as they will be sent home. If your child has flu like symptoms, they will be required to have a Covid test before they can return to school. The result of the test must be forwarded to the front office for record keeping.
Presently teachers are noticing that the children are tired and at times emotional. The children are still adjusting to the return to school and school routines and some students are managing hay fever coupled with the impact of day light saving and late nights. Parents, please ensure that your child/children are in bed at their regular times during the week to enable the children to fully function the next day at school and to get through the school week.
Plans are well underway for Kinder Orientation next Tuesday November 16 and Tuesday November 23 from 9am to 12pm. Special invitations have been sent to our 2022 Kinder students from their buddies and information has been posted to each family. Unfortunately, parents won’t be allowed to come into school, but the buddies will greet the students at the front gate as they arrive.
We are looking forward to having the children at St Bede’s.
The Father's Day raffle will be drawn at school tomorrow. Please return all raffle ticket butts and money via your children by tomorrow morning in case you have forgotten. Proceeds are going towards the purchase of new IT equipment for the students.
Recently, we have had wasp baits placed around the school to assist with the control of European Wasps. This has been supported by the replacement of fly screens on the windows of the classrooms and the front office area. The wasp baits are well and truly out of reach of our students and the chemicals used are not harmful to humans or other insects. These measures despite being costly, ensure that all children, staff, and visitors at St Bede’s are kept safe.
If in the event your child/children arrive at school late from 9:10am onwards, please ensure that a parent/carer comes into school and signs them in. Please do not drop the children off and expect them to sign themselves in.
Thank you so much to all our parents who have endeavoured to follow all the Level 3+ restrictions. Please ensure you contact the office if you need to come into the school, sign in at the front office and wear a mask.
Please keep our Braidwood community in your prayers and continue to be thankful for the small everyday blessings around us.
God of our Mothers and Fathers,
we pray for the peace of the world.
We especially entrust to your mercy the homeless and refugees;
those who have been dispossessed through war;
those whose lives and families have been disrupted;
and who mourn the loss of loved ones.
We pray for countries who are war-torn even today.
May sanity return and kindness win through wherever there is warfare.
We ask our prayers through Jesus Christ.
First Eucharist (take two)
Save the date - First Eucharist (take two)
Thank you to all our students and parents for being so understanding regarding the postponement of our celebration. We have set a new date and are hopeful that we will be able to celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday 21st November at 10:30am.
More details to follow closer to the date to ensure that we are complying with the most current COVID guidelines
Our school counsellor, Ryoko is available each Thursday, during the school term, at the school. If you think your child would benefit from seeing Ryoko, please email her at email@example.com. The links for parents to access counselling are provided below:
- Change of Date: Trinity Catholic College Goulburn - Open day - Thursday 2 December - more details to follow.
- Year 6 Graduation Thursday 9 December - details to follow
- School Reports to go home - Friday 10 December, via Parent Portal
- Last day of Term 4 for students - Tuesday 14 December
- First day Term 1 - 2022 for students - Tuesday 1 February
Have you seen Our new Parent Portal?
Emails were sent to all parents last Friday afternoon (5 November) with login details.
The Compass Parent Portal is a secure online portal that lets parents access information about their child.
The Portal is accessible via the web and the Compass School manager App (via the the App store on your device)
What You Can Do?
- Submit absent notes
- Communicate directly with teachers (desktop only)
- Access your child's reports
- View attendance records
- Update basic Contact information
- Receive relevant messaging throught the app or desktop
- The Year 5/6 camp will be charged in Terms 3 & 4, once we know the cost.
- The swimming levy will be charged in Term 4 only.
Because of these reasons we are unable to offer a payment schdule, as in previous years. Parents who pay by regular instalments are asked to review their repayment amounts regularly to ensure they cover their fees.
Any questions please contact the office on 48422413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current Book Club is due back to school by Friday 19 November 2021.
The next issue of Book Club, Issue 8, will be an online catologue only. The link is https://scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/ and will be due 2 December 2021.
Books make fantastic Christmas gifts, if you would like a Book Club order held for a gift please contact the school on 48422413 or email email@example.com
Come and join us for swimming club at the Braidwood Pool every Monday evening, 5 - 6:30pm. We run a program of races and other swimming activities to develop swimming skills and encourage participation.
Children can join once they can swim a lap (18m) of the pool with/ without a kickboard. For more advanced swimmers we offer longer races and opportunities to compete at inter-club events.