School News

Upcoming Dates, RE News, Library News & Important Updates


Please click here to access our school calendar to view all important upcoming dates. St Edward's Parent Calendar can also be accessed via your Compass Portal. From the Compass app you can access the calendar from the calendar symbol at the bottom of the screen. If you are accessing Compass via a browser the calendar symbol is on the top left.


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St. Patrick's Day - Green Day Fundraiser

Tomorrow, Friday 17th March, is St. Patrick's Day! Children are asked to wear green to celebrate. Please send in a gold coin donation to support our Caritas collection. A hat and closed in shoes are to be worn.



Years 1 & 4 Family Mass

Year 1 and Year 4 Family Mass is THIS Sunday 19th March, 9.00am at Mary Help of Christians Church. Please come along and stay for Morning Tea afterwards. Year 1 and Year 4 families are asked to please bring a plate to share for Morning Tea. 

Fourth Sunday of Lent

As we journey through Lent, take time each day to pray with your children, using the Prayer hand to help out! Each finger and the thumb, remind students of who to focus their prayers on:

Thumb - Family & friends (those closest to our hearts)

Pointer - Those who point us in the right direction

Tall finger - Those who lead (governments etc)

Ring Finger - Those who are weak, sick or in pain

Pinkie - Those who go unnoticed or suffer due to poverty.

First Confession 

The date for First Confession is Tuesday 28th March at 4.00pm. Parents please check your Parent Compass Portal for the note, payment and consent for your child.

Sacramental Dates 2023

First Eucharist:

Enrolment Mass & Information Session:  Saturday 29th April at 5.00pm - Information session, followed by Mass at 5.30pm.

Sacrament:  Sunday 18th June 9.00am



Enrolment Mass & Information Session:  Saturday 5th August at 5.00pm - Information session, followed by Mass at 5.30pm.

Sacrament:  Sunday 17th September 9.00am


Author in Residence

It is very exciting that we have an Author in Residence coming in week 2 next term. Dr Cameron Stelzer is a well renowned self-publishing author and illustrator. He has been a full time author since 2004 and has been visiting schools to share his insights about writing and illustrating for well over 10 years. This is his first visit to northwest NSW and he is very happy to be coming to St Ed's.


Every grade will get an opportunity to have a visit from Cameron, and selected students will get to participate in extension writing and illustrating. This is a very exciting opportunity for our school, so for further information please see Cameron's site. 

Inspired Learners

Inspired Learners will start a little later this year after the NAPLAN assessments have been completed. This is a program for our selected top readers to expand their reading, writing and research opportunities. Stay tuned!

Class Library days 

Cycle A - ODD weeks

Monday:         3R and 3C

Tuesday:         3P

Wednesday:  All Yr 4

Thursday:      All Year 1 and all Year 2 - every week

Friday:            All Kindergarten - every week


Cycle B - EVEN weeks

Monday:         All Year 5


Wednesday:  All Year 6

Thursday:      All Year 1 and all Year 2 - every week

Friday:            All Kindergarten - every week

St Edward's Library Clubs

The clubs include:

Early Bird Reading Club:  from 8.15am every day when each campus is open.

Monday:         Lego Club - Primary

Tuesday:         Games Club - Primary

Wednesday:  Lego Club or Craft Club - Primary

                          Born to Buzz About Books - fortnightly at Primary

Thursday:       Lego Club - Infants

Friday:             Games and Lego Club - Infants


Encourage your child to be a part of our busy, happy, vibrant library community by occasionally joining in with any or all of these activities. 

What day is the library open on each campus?

Primary:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week.

Infants:   Thursday and Friday every week.

Both campuses are open:

From 8.15am for Early Bird reading and sticker collecting; and Recess and Lunch in playtime for reading, drawing and various clubs.


See you in the Library,

Mrs Annie Madden

K-6 Teacher Librarian

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