Open Morning

To support our enrolment process we will be hosting an enrolment morning on Tuesday 24th May. Please invite any family or friends along to come and experiene our school. We're very proud of our school and know that we have a lot to offer new children and their families but we need your help in getting the word out. 

More details to follow. 

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Kinder Visit


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CATS

This will be our third attempt at bringing CATS to Warrnambool, with Covid interrupting our attempts in September 2021 and January this year. Our cast, crew and orchestra will have been preparing for this season for over a year by the time we take to the stage.

We are calling on our community to sell our season out and celebrate the work of our extraordinary cast, orchestra and crew.

Warrnambool Holiday Actors and Theatre Company

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Walk to School Day


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2022 Online Raffle- Volunteers Needed

We are also looking for someone to coordinate the selling of tickets at Bates' over a couple of days. 

Can you help sell tickets one night after school at Bates'. Please let Stacey know at school or email principal@scmortlake.catholic.edu.au

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School Uniform

A couple of reminders about the school uniform. There's lots of options! 

  • Winter or summer uniform can be worn all year round, as long as it is the full uniform. Children are not to mix and match uniforms. 
  • Navy socks please.
  • The PE, polar fleece, jumper can still be worn on PE days. 
  • Girls can wear navy trousers instead of a skirt if they prefer. 
  • There are long and short sleeve tops available. 

The School Advisory Council would like to gauge people's interest in adding a navy rugby jumper to the uniform. This would cost approximately $80. If you could please reply to the survey below that would assist the SAC in their initial discussions. 

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Covid Reminders

A reminder that all students who travel on buses are still required to wear masks. 

Children who are close contacts are permitted to come to school as long as they have a negative RAT result. Adults and children who are in Grade 3-6 who are close contacts are also required to wear a mask at school. 

It is still a requirement that if your child tests positive for Covid-19 that you inform the school. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

St Colman’s acknowledges the Girai wurung people as the traditional owners of the land on which our school stands and we respectfully recognise elders both past and present.

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Footy Tipping Competition 2022


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Key Dates for the Diary

Term 2 

Tuesday 24th May School Open Morning, 9am

Tuesday 24th May, combined HCSN dinner

27th May- HCSN Network Day

1st June- Tri Sports 5/6 students

9th June-SAC Meeting, 7pm

13th June- Public Holiday

17th June-School Trivia Night

20th June- Raffle drawn today

23rd June- Whole School Excursion to Annie the Musical (Warrnambool)


Term 3

1st August- School Closure: First Aid Training

8th September- School Closure: Liturgy (Religious Education) 


TBC: Literacy school closure day in Term 4. 


Our Schoolzine calendar is now operational so there's numerous dates available on the app. 

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Parish Bulletin

Mass is celebrated at St Colman's every Sunday at 9am. All welcome. 

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Our Prayer This Week

Creator God

We celebrate Catholic Education, this week across The Ballarat Diocese. We give thanks for our communities of hope and transformation that are spread from the Murray to the Sea. We pray that we will be energized with courage and hope to continually spread the Good News. We ask this through Jesus our brother.

Amen

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COVID Reminders

Vaccination 

Triple vaccination status will continue to be a requirement for all staff onsite with students and will be required for any volunteers and visiting workers. This will include:

  • Parents assisting in classrooms.
  • Visiting medical and allied health professionals.
  • Visiting speakers, presenters and performers.
  • Student teachers.

Parents visiting the school to attend school events (ie sports, performances, classroom visits) will not be required to declare their vaccination status.

Rapid Antigen Tests

Staff and students are invited to continue RATs twice a week. Staff or students who have previously had a positive COVID test are not required to test for 12 weeks after their initial positive result.

Managing a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 

As soon as a staff member or student becomes aware of being a suspected case - that is symptomatic (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste):

  • The suspected case is required to leave the school site, or be isolated on-site until they are able to leave.
  • The suspected case is required to be tested with a rapid antigen test (if at home). A positive test result must be reported to the Department of Health.
  • Positive cases must be isolated for 7 days.


In the event that school receives notification that a staff member or student was infectious while onsite:

  • All staff must use a rapid antigen test if they have symptoms.
  • All students must use a rapid antigen test if they have symptoms.
  • Where a positive case is recorded from a staff member or student who has been on site, the school community will be notified. Personal information will not be released in this communication.

If a staff member or student tests positive with a rapid antigen test but does not have symptoms or has not been in contact with a positive case, a PCR test is recommended. If a subsequent PCR shows a negative result the staff member or student can return to school.

Close Contacts

A close contact (a person who has spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID 19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility) is no longer required to isolate as long as they follow the additional safety measures:

  • Notify the school if returning within the 7 day period.
  • Undertake RAT testing on school days within the 7 day period (unless the 12 week exemption applies)
  • Wear a mask indoors if an adult or a student Yr 3-6.
  • Not visit hospitals or care facilities.
  • Avoid contact with people at higher risk of infection.
  • If symptomatic take a RAT or PCR test.

Masks

Masks are no longer required to be worn by students, staff or visitors. However the wearing of masks continues to be a recommended practice which will still be required in certain circumstances including bus travel or a period of high levels of prolonged transmission.

Any staff of students who are identified as close contacts must wear a mask indoors.

RAT tests will be sent home tomorrow. If you do not wish to receive these please make contact with the school. 

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From the Principal

Dear Families,

Catholic Education Week

School Closure tahnks

Open day

Kind regards, Stacey

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2022 Online Raffle

The St Colman's Online Raffle is on again this year. After such a successful fundraiser last year, we have decided to keep the same format. Prizes are the same as last year and tickets are $25 and there will be 600 available for sale. Raffle will be drawn on 20th June.

First Prize:  $3000 voucher at Scotts Betta Home Living

Second Prize:  $1000 Neighborhood Benefits Card from Acciona

Third Prize $500 voucher at Bates IGA Supermarket.

A letter and four ticket flyers have been sent home today with your children. Please try to sell at least eight tickets to yourself or to others. Our aim is to sell all 600 tickets.

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Girls Winter Uniform

The new winter skirts are ready for collection. If you did not order a skirt, there are a few spares available in each size. Anyone who would prefer to order navy pants for their daughter can do so by contacting Jane. They will be in a similar style to the navy shorts.

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Mother's Day Breakfast

A big thank you to everyone who was able to come along to our Mother's Day Breakfast on Friday. It was very heartwarming to see so many of our families enjoying breakfast with their children and chatting with our people.

Thanks to our staff who organised and prepared the breakfast. A special thanks to Lachie Barr who came along to cook the bbq. 

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Covid Reminders

A reminder that all students who travel on buses are still required to wear masks. 

Children who are close contacts are permitted to come to school as long as they have a negative RAT result. Adults and children who are in Grade 3-6 who are close contacts are also required to wear a mask at school. 

It is still a requirement that if your child tests positive for Covid-19 that you inform the school. 

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NAPLAN

The annual NAPLAN tests will be conducted from May 10. This year they will be held online in the areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths. 

Tuesday 10th- Writing

Thursday 12th- Reading

Friday 13th- Conventions of language (spelling and grammar)

Monday 16th- Maths

Each year 3 and 5 child will receive the following flyer. If you have any questions regarding NAPLAN please contact Stacey. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

St Colman’s acknowledges the Girai wurung people as the traditional owners of the land on which our school stands and we respectfully recognise elders both past and present.

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