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29th November 2021

The 2021 edition of the Yr 7 - 11 SJRC Sport Awards will be held on Monday the 13th of December at 9:15am.  The event will be streamed live. The link will be availble via this post.

Awards to be presented include:

  • Intermediate Sportsperson of the Year (Yr 9/10)
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year (Yr 7/8)
  • Team of the Year
  • Ryley Batt Award
  • Excellence in Sport
  • Oustanding Involvement in Sport

Students receiving awards will be emailed closer to the date of the ceremony and are expected to attend the awards in full school uniform (white shirt).

Live Stream Link (TBA)

2019 Sport Awards Slide Show

Mr. Michael Cannon
SJRC Leader of Sport

29th November 2021

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2021 Premier's Reading Challenge

We are celebrating reading and the joy that a good book can bring. Congratulations to our 2021 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge participants who completed the Challenge. Alannah, Kieran (absent for photos), Zoe, Matilda, Eli, and Oliver committed to reading at least 20 books this year, and actually read way more than that number. Zoe has been a regular participant of the Challenge each year since Kindergarten, with this year, her Year 9 academic year, to be her final one as the rules of the challenge place parameters around participation.

Well done all! #premiersreadingchallenge

Mrs Karen Bale (Mon-Thurs)
Ms Karyn Mooney (Fri)

Teacher Librarian

Rounds Classes 2022

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Rounds classes for 2022 will be published to students in the coming week. These classes are constructed in consultation with current teachers and Leaders of Pastoral Care. Every effort is made to consider the many needs of over 200 students in each year group.

Occasionally, a student may wish to request a change of Round classes. The process for a request to change Round classes is as follows:

  • Students obtain a form from the office. Forms will be available on Friday 3rd December- week 9.
  • Complete the form and return it to the office.

We would ask that parents do not ring the office requesting such changes (unless confidential information needs to be discussed), as the procedure with the forms still needs to be followed.

The process of obtaining the form and interacting with staff can sometimes be a valuable learning and maturing opportunity for many students and a small step towards the independence they all need to develop before leaving the safety of a school environment.

Kellie Croft
Leader of Pastoral Care

Assistant Principal - Curriculum Administration News

Northern NSW Regional Philosothon – 2021 Runner-up Champions!


A team of 19 students from Years 7 to 11 competed in the Northern NSW Regional Philosothon earlier this month.

The SJRC team competed against 11 other schools over Zoom and placed an impressive second over the combined junior and senior divisions.

Students relished the opportunity to think, discuss and question in robust and engaging ‘Community of Enquiries’

  • Is it ever right to break the Law?
  • What does a happy life look like?
  • Can we know really different other minds?

Standout results were achieved by:

  • Zoe Copeland, placing second and receiving commendation as a Junior Division Promising Philosopher.

Will McCoubrie also scored very highly in the senior division.

Thank you to Mrs Claire Goldie and Mr Cameron McKee for guiding the students on the day.

Congratulations to the following students who represented the College impeccably and showed great potential as future philosophical thinkers.

Junior Division Senior Division

Zoe Copeland
Max Troth
Harry Turnball
Tahia Van den Boom
Esther Cummins
Samuel Duff
Lauren Johnston
Elijah Koivu
Oliver Koivu
Jack McManus
Khussh Sachan
Alannah Steele

Samuel Kobelke
Will McCoubrie
Jonah Garven
Harrison Freudenstein
Findlay Marshall
Toby Bush
Chelsea Lewis
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Mrs Amanda Cassegrain
Leader of High Potential Learners
High Potential Learners

Expressions of interest are now being received for the Skill Set in Educational Support qualification. With national accreditation, this course is ideal for people seeking employment or looking to sharpen their skills as a learning support officer or as a teacher’s aide in schools, preschools, school-aged care or other educational environments.

The John Henry Institute will be delivering this course flexibly, with after school or Saturdays available. Individuals may be eligible for ‘Skilling for Recovery funding’ to assist with the cost of this course. Contact the John Henry Institute on (02) 6583 2321 or email info@jhi.edu.au to find out more.

Web Article John Henry Institue

Administration News
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From Tuesday 30th November 2021, some regular route numbers and all school bus numbers in Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Wauchope & Kempsey regions will change to become part of a statewide standardised program.

There will be no changes to times or route paths operated.

Following is our College's Bus Timetable showing your current and new bus numbers.

This information will be emailed to all families, and is available on our College website under the PARENTS tab: https://www.pmreglism.catholic.edu.au/

For information about changes to bus numbers for all other school's, please visit the Busways website: https://www.busways.com.au/nsw/school-services/school-timetables

For any enquiries regarding these changes, please contact our Customer Service Team via 1300 69 2929 or Infoline@busways.com.au

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Student Success

Congratulations to Neal Aupy-Pollock who has successfully gained admission to NIDA for 2022. Neal will enrol in the Diploma of Stage and Screen, made even more exciting due to the competitive selection process that he undertook. Initially, there were 800 prospective students who provided a written application. This was shortlisted to 200, who then presented for an audition. From this, 20 were interviewed via Zoom, which resulted in Neal receiving his offer. Upon completion of the Diploma, Neal could either progress through to the Bachelor degree or start working with an agent to gain employment in the performing arts sector. Congratulations Neal!

Fun fact: Our most famous former student to graduate from NIDA was the formidable Baz Luhrmann. We are all hoping for the same success for Neal.

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Mrs Leanne Tinsey

Teacher and Leader of Careers and University Transition

Year 12 Careers

Christmas Hamper Appeal

A huge THANK YOU to the many families who have brought in hamper items or have donated $5 to purchase items. Final touches and wrapping have begun and the hampers are looking amazing; full of delicious treats and gifts. Hampers will be delivered to the St Agnes' Church next week to be distributed to families who need a little helping hand this Christmas.
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Sincerely
The Evangelisation Team at SJRC
St Agnes' Parish News Evangelisation SJRC in the Community

Year 9 Textile and Design students have used a variety of fabric decoration techniques such as hand embroidery, beading, stencilling, screen printing, monoprinting to create their personalized carry pouch. The pouch had to include a dying technique as well.

Mrs Diana Walsh
Assistant Leader of TAS

TAS

St Agnes' Uniform Store

Sale of Discontinued Stock

INSTORE SALE ONLY. Not available online

All uniform items that will not be sold after the end of this year are on sale at 50% off.

NO REFUND OR EXCHANGE ON SALE ITEMS

On sale from Monday 4 November until Friday 10 December

St Agnes' Uniform Store Trading Hours

Monday to Friday - 12 noon-5.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am-12 noon

 6 Boronia Street, Port Macquarie

Last day of trading for 2021 - Friday, 10th December

January trading from Tuesday, 4th January 2022

10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am – 12 noon Saturday

Uniforms can also be purchased online at any time via https://saus.org.au/

Uniform Changes 2022

Families have received a letter via email notifying them of uniform changes for 2022.  I would like to assure you that there is a transition period in moving towards the new uniform. Any current uniform item is able to be worn until the item no longer fits, or is worn out.
2022 SJRC Uniform Changes - please click to download the full list of uniform changes.

Purchase of new Uniform Items for 2022

The new uniform items will not be available for sale until the Uniform Store opens for January trading on 4 January 2022, however, Lay-by is available prior to that time. Please find the new price list below.

This is how lay-by will work:-

  • Sizing can be gauged using the existing uniform items.
  • The lay-by will be set up and a deposit is taken.
  • Progress payments can be made.
  • Lay-by can be collected in January.
  • Sizing will be checked at the time of collection and adjusted if required.

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Weekly Lunch Specials

Term 4 Week 9 Lunch Specials 
Monday Bacon & Cheese Burger
Tuesday Chicken Caesar Salad Bowl
Wednesday Mexican Chicken Quesadilla
Thursday Hamburger
Friday Chicken Pasta Carbonara

The Canteen opens at 8.00 am every school day.

CLICK HERE for the Canteen's everyday menu.
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Ms Donna Hamlin
Food Services Manager

Canteen

Nourishing our Faith

A Jesse Tree is a great way to prepare for Christmas

The Church year begins with the Season of Advent, which commences this (Sunday 28th November). Creating a Jesse Tree is a great way to focus on preparing for Christmas during Advent as you journey through the stories on Jesus’s family tree.

Think of a Jesse Tree as a sort of advent calendar with each day depicting important characters, many of them in the genealogy of Jesus, starting with creation and ending with Christmas.

How does it Work?

Each day from the beginning of Advent until Christmas, the image of a character from the Old Testament is hung on the tree represented by an appropriate symbol/ornament. The passage from the Bible that recounts the story of that character is read for family, friends or just for you to reflect on and talk about. The readings walk chronologically through the Bible, highlighting 24 historical moments that lead to the birth of Jesus.

I encourage you to read more about the origins of the Jesse Tree and the bible readings associated with it here.

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Head Lice

Headlice.jfifWe have had a reported case of Head Lice. Please check your child's hair, if you find signs of lice activity we ask that you treat immediately to prevent further speading.

Further information on treatments can be found at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/head-lice

Students Required to Wear a Mask

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I would like to take the opportunity to thank parents and guardians for their wonderful support in regards to students required to supply and wear masks in the classroom. As mentioned in the previous newsletter it is the responsibility of each student to bring a face mask to school each day and a spare if their mask breaks or is lost. Students need to wear masks correctly over their noses. 
After supplying thousands of masks free of charge, students will still be supplied a mask if required, however, we will ask them to make a donation of $1 to our Christmas appeal. This appeal supports families who are in need of our community at Christmas time.

Once again, thank you for your support.

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St Agnes' Church Gospel Reflections 

Fr Paul Gooley is continuing to provide Gospel readings and reflections via email and online Monday to Saturday for those interested in connecting with their faith in this way.

Click to watch Fr Paul's Gospel Readings and Reflections.

St Agnes' Parish News Bulletin

Each week the Parish produces a news bulletin. In this week’s bulletin:

  • Information about the Euthanasia/ Compassionate Dying Bill
  • Opportunities to farewell Fr Peter this week
  • Details of Ordination of Deacon Prodencio Bognay
  • Daily reflection book for Advent & Christmas is now available at St Agnes' Church
  • New support services for the homeless at the Youth Hub
  • Baptism Information Night this week
  • Mass times & COVID safe rules for attending Mass

Click to read this week's Parish News Bulletin

Mr Michael Walsh
Acting Assistant Principal- Mission
COVID-19 Assistant Principal - Mission

Leadership Team Morning Tea

Yesterday, the newly elected Student Leadership Team were welcomed to their roles by sharing morning tea with the Leaders of Pastoral Care and the College executive staff. We also took the opportunity to meet Mrs Jennifer Furney who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal-Pastoral Care at the College from 2022. Mrs Furney comes to us from St John's College, Dubbo.

Congratulations to our new Student Leaders who are wonderful role models for our community.

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Update: Movember 2021 & Gnarly Nails

Amazing efforts by the SJRC Movember 2021 team who have been busy growing mo's and fingernails in all sorts of colours to raise funds for men's health. The current fundraising total is sitting at $2892.00. I sincerely thank all those who have contributed to this total.

If you would like to follow our progress, check out some of the moustaches/nails, or donate to the cause at the following link.

https://movember.com/t/sjrc-mo-bro-s?mc=1

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The mo's and nails are growing nicely
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ShowVid21

Each year, the College traditionally showcases the amazing talents of our Creative Arts and TAS students. However, due to Covid restrictions, our dedicated Leaders of TAS and Creative Arts have put together a virtual display, known as ShowVid 21. Images of student works will be posted daily from Monday, 15th Nov until Friday, 10th December to our College Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SJRCPort

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Each week I will include the schedule of subjects that will be displayed on Facebook. I encourage you to like, tag, comment and share the posts with your family and friends. Please note: Photos have been taken of activities over the last four terms, hence, some photos on display will contain students without masks.

  • Monday 29th Nov -  Yr9 Art and Yr7 & 8 Engineering
  • Tuesday 30th Nov - Yr10 Dance, Yr11 Timber and Yr9 D & T 
  • Wednesday 1st Dec - Yr9 Drama, Yr 7 & 8 Textiles (Agent X)
  • Thursday 2nc Dec - Yr9 Music, Yr 7 & 8 Timber (Clockmaker)
  • Friday 3rd Dec - Yr10 Art, Yr11 D&T, Yr10 Marine

HSC EXAMS

I ask that you keep Year 12 students in your prayers as they move into the final week of their HSC exams.

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Attending the College

Level 3 Restrictions apply at our College in accordance with the NSW Health Guidelines. Further information regarding the guidelines can be found in the link below.

A reminder:

  • Parents and carers MUST check-in using the NSW Service QR code, and show proof of vaccination on entry to the school site. 
  • ALL visitors MUST wear a mask when entering College grounds unless they have been granted an exemption. If you cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness, or condition, you must carry either

    • a medical certificate or letter signed by a registered health practitioner (such as a doctor) or a registered NDIS provider or
    • a statutory declaration.
  • Wherever possible, we ask that you stay in your car and call the office 5525 4100 for assistance.

  • Only three visitors in the College Office foyer at any time. 

  • If you have an arranged appointment, please ensure you sign into the QR when entering the College office.

Drop off and pick up students and/or items

Parents and carers are asked to follow changes to drop off and pick up including:

  • If safe to do so, when:
    - collecting your child early, if you have a planned appointment please send a note in with your child in the morning to obtain a leave pass, when you arrive at the College please stay in your car and we will send your child out to you; it is imperative that your child leave their class on time to meet you with this leave pass.
    - dropping off your child, please stay in your car and call the office to notify us of their late arrival.
  • Please phone the office if dropping off items for your child, a staff member will collect the item from your car.
  • Maintain physical distancing by avoiding gathering outside of school gates.
  • Follow mask-wearing requirements and wear your mask correctly.


Unwell students, staff, and visitors
sick_smily_face.jfifIf your child has cold or flu symptoms, please follow the health advice, get tested and stay at home while unwell. Students who are unwell and attend school will be sent home with the request to get tested. This also applies to staff who are unwell. Visitors who have cold or flu symptoms will not be permitted to enter the school.

Be Alert - Not Alarmed

While the community is now opening up, it is obvious that more and more schools are being impacted by COVID. The response from the College will be swift and well-planned should anything happen in our community. I ask parents to continue to ensure that their child has a mask to wear every day plus a spare mask and that appropriate hand washing hygiene is always followed. 
Together we hope to navigate any scenario if or when it arises.

COVID-19 Level 3 Restrictions

Peace and Joy

Mrs Tanya Daley
Acting
Principal

SJRC in the Community Principal's Message Creative Arts TAS COVID-19 Student Leadership Team

Expressions of interest are now being received for the Skill Set in Educational Support qualification. With national accreditation, this course is ideal for people seeking employment or looking to sharpen their skills as a learning support officer or as a teacher’s aide in schools, preschools, school-aged care or other educational environments. The John Henry Institute will be delivering this course flexibly, with after school or Saturdays available. Individuals may be eligible for ‘Skilling for Recovery funding’ to assist with the cost of this course. Contact the John Henry Institute on (02) 6583 2321 or email info@jhi.edu.au to find out more.

Web Article John Henry Institue

Web Article Administration News
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From Tuesday 30th November 2021, some regular route numbers and all school bus numbers in Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Wauchope & Kempsey regions will change to become part of a statewide standardised program.

There will be no changes to times or route paths operated.

Following is our College's Bus Timetable showing your current and new bus numbers.

This information will be emailed to all families, and is available on our College website under the PARENTS tab: https://www.pmreglism.catholic.edu.au/

For information about changes to bus numbers for all other school's, please visit the Busways website: https://www.busways.com.au/nsw/school-services/school-timetables

For any enquiries regarding these changes, please contact our Customer Service Team via 1300 69 2929 or Infoline@busways.com.au

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Positions Vacant

  • Positions are available at Panthers Port Macquarie. Information sessions have been held over the past few days, however, please contact 1300 PANTHERS (6580 2300) or send your resume to Port-Panthers@panthers.com.au
  • Mid Coast Connect can also help Year 12 leavers with getting their RSA/RCG for free. Contact jenny.fraser@midcoastconnect.com.au
  • Domino’s Wauchope is hiring 3 new team members. Roles available as both a Delivery Expert and an In-Store team member. Domino’s is a people-first business, and our stores are a great place to gain important life skills and grow both as an individual and professionally. If you are interested in learning more, or applying, to either pop into the store, contact Natthan Bruce via the email - Dpa98776@dominos.net, or visit the Domino’s Jobs website at https://jobs.dominos.com.au.

John Henry Institute

JHI is approved to deliver FREE short courses to the 16 – 24 age group. This is a perfect opportunity for school leavers to complete extra study and enter paraprofessional employment with great career pathways supported by the Parish.

The details are as follows -

Summer Skills – Disability Skill Set

Commencement date: 8th December 2021 Wed/Thurs
Time: 9.00am-3.00pm (6hrs)
Christmas Break: 3 weeks. Recommence 12th January 2022
Finish date: 24th February 2022

Four units-

    • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Summer Skills – Intro Care Roles Skill Set

Commencement date 6th December 2021 Mondays
Time: 9.00am-3.00pm
Christmas Break: 3 weeks, recommence 10th January 2022
Finish date: 31st January 2022

Three units-

    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCCCS015 Provide individual support
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Traineeship Opportunities

Please find below information regarding a Traineeship at Cowarra Park Pre School and Long Day Care Centre.

I also have information in relation to a Traineeship at a Local Pharmacy please see me for further details.

Mrs Leanne Tinsey

Teacher and Leader of Careers and University Transition

Year 12 Careers