Dhulu (Message Stick)
Sorry Day in Gamilaraay - 26th May
Yaadha - Daytime
Madja - Sorry
Guduu-gil - May ‘Murray cod month’
Guduu - Murray cod
Gil coming from Gilay - Moon
National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of the Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all come together to share the process of the healing.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community announcements & significant dates and events
Significant upcoming events and dates this term:
- National Reconciliation Week 27th May-3rd June
- Mabo Day 3rd June
Naidoc Week 2023
Theme: For Our Elders
Dates: 2nd-9th July
We will announce our school celebration dates in the upcoming weeks.
Word of the Week
Each time a student uses our "Word of the Week" in the classroom they will be awarded a point and the student with the most points at the end of the term will receive a book to further expand their vocabulary.
We will publish our Word of the Week on Facebook and in the newsletter. Please support your child to use this word at home. Week 5 - SALVAGE
Catholic Schools Week
Infants & Primary Parent Mathematics Workshop - 6.30pm Tuesday 30th May
We invite and welcome our Infants and Primary Parents & Carers to attend a Mathematics Workshop to be held on Tuesday 30th May at 6.30pm in the Primary Classrooms. If you are interested and would like attend, please register by scanning the QR Code at the bottom of the flyer below.
NCCD Fact Sheet
Every year schools in Australia participate in the National Consistent Collection of Data on school students with a disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with a disability.
Please read full details in the letter attached.
P & F Upcoming Events
Due to Government Legislation, notification of your child's absence must be received no later than 7 days after your child's last day of absence. Please lodge all student absences on the Compass Parent Portal or notify the school.
Labelling of Uniform Items
As the weather is cooling down, we are seeing many jumpers and jackets in the Lost Property baskets. These baskets are cleared regularly and clearly labelled items are returned to their rightful owners. It is impossible to return items that are unreadable or not labelled at all. Your assistance in labelling ALL uniform items and food containers is much appreciated.
St Edward's Canteen - Cash Only
Parents and Carers are reminded that the Canteen accepts cash only. Please do not send cards in with your child.
2023 Pupil Free/Staff Development Days
We ask parents and carers to please mark the following Pupil Free Days in your calendars:
Friday 30th June
Friday 22nd September
Monday 18th December
Tuesday 19th December
COVID Safe Measures
This year, schools will continue to follow guidance issued by NSW Health to support the safety and wellbeing of our school communities.
Staff and students with COVID-19 symptoms
If a student or staff member is unwell and has any symptoms they should always test for COVID-19 and not attend school until they are symptom free.
Positive COVID-19 cases
If a student or staff member receives a positive result on with a RAT or PCR test they should:
- Record the positive result through the Services NSW website or app
- Notify the school of the positive results as soon as possible
2024 Kindergarten Enrolments - ENROL NOW
Applications for Kindergarten 2024 are NOW OPEN. Please contact the Infants Campus for an enrolment pack. Enrolment Forms will not be processed until all supporting documents are received: Birth Certificate; Immunisation Certificate; Baptismal Certificate (only required if your child is baptised Catholic) and proof of student’s residential address. Please spread the word if you know of anyone with a child wishing to start at St Edward's School in Kindergarten in 2024.
Before school care is available in the Infants Hall for both Primary and Infants students. It operates from 7:00am to 8:30am, Monday through Friday during term and breakfast is provided.
After school care is available in the Infants Hall for Infants students only from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. PLEASE NOTE this year that after school care is now operating from the Primary Art Room for primary students only from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. Afternoon tea is provided.
ABSENCES - Please remember to contact (telephone or text) Esteem Kids St Edward's directly if your child is going to be absent on 0481 373 883. Thank you.
Basketball 4 ALL
Therapy 2 Thrive will be offering a sports based occupational therapy program called Basketball 4 ALL, which is designed to help children who find it difficult to engage in team sports. This program is proudly funded by the NSW government and free for participants.
O'Grady Drama Tamworth
Our international Drama curriculum develops confidence, communication, critical and creative thinking skills through fun, practical drama classes from Kindy all the way through to Year 12!
ADIG Bonus Saver Account
The Armidale Diocesan Investment Group (ADIG) have recently introduced a new Bonus Saver Account. See the video link below to find out about the key elements of the product.
Healthy Lunch Box
Good for Kids, Good for Life
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