'Small Steps’ Presentation for Parents
Thank you to the 30 plus parents who attended the Small Steps presentation which I found to be very useful. The presenter was very entertaining and interesting and the message I took home from it is 'early intervention is the best'. Thank you to Ms Joe McCarthy and Mr Sean Brannan who also attended the event.
The boys were amazing - they ran and ran and ran. They were putting themselves out for those less fortunate and they seemed to enjoy it!
Many of the boys had set themselves a goal and reached that goal so they were proud of their efforts. Well done boys. A special mention to Caleb Hanrahan for running with his arm in a sling and Jacob Magner who did 18 laps.
Now the other half of the process begins and that is to bring in your donations.
Grandfather, Father & Son Sporting Afternoon
Gentlemen keep stretching! Get the ice packs in the fridge! Yes it's time for the Grandfather, Father and Son sporting afternoon.
- When: Thursday 31st August
- Where: Oxford Falls Playing Fields – Dreadnought Road, Oxford Falls
- Time: Sport from 11.45am – 1.15pm
Every boy will be involved in sport even if their dad/grandad can’t be there. There will be two sessions of sport, 11.45am to 12.30pm and 12.3 pm to 1.15pm. Participants can either play two different sports or stay on the one activity (except for tennis, where numbers may dictate one session only). If you haven’t replied but can suddenly make it, please turn up. Mr Virgona has planned the weather so all is in readiness!
Thank you to the mums and grandmothers who offered to help with the BBQ - I will email a note out today.
P&F Father's Day Breakfast - Friday 1st September
A St Pius X College tradition, the Father's Day breakfast is always well attended and a lot of fun for all boys and dads. The P&F asks for a $7 contribution per family to cover the costs of bacon and egg rolls, muffins, juice and coffee. Please click here to book.
Year 5 Family Day - Saturday 23rd September
Family fun day for Year 5 families is planned for Saturday 23rd September from 2:00pm at Beauchamp Park (Nicholson Street Chatswood). BYO drinks and food. The class representatives will be providing pizzas for afternoon tea around 3:30pm. Feel free to bring along soccer/rugby/AFL/ balls, cricket bats etc. (Class Mums - Cathryn Berecry, Dominique D'Allesandro, Anja Lineen, Rachel Mensforth)
Collect Woolworths Earn & Learn for St Joseph's Primary School Walgett
The St Pius X College Social Justice group is collecting “Woolworths Earn & Learn” stickers to assist our partner school, St Joseph’s Primary School Walgett. This small, remote, mostly indigenous school we visit each year with our Year 10 immersion students will benefit greatly from our efforts as a larger Sydney school.
We encourage all parents who shop at Woolworths to collect and donate the stickers. There will be a collection box in the foyer and students will be going around home rooms each morning to collect the stickers. START COLLECTING and ask your Son to drop them in!
Football/AFL Presentation Evening
Thank you to all the parents for attending the Football and AFL Presentation Night. It was a packed house and the boys appreciated being acknowledged for their efforts in representing the College. Thank you to Mr Cummins and Mrs Cummins for their organisation of the event and Jayden Milat, Mr Virgona and Mr Couani who also attended and assisted in making it a successful night.
IPSHA Athletics Carnival
Well done to all the boys on their efforts at the IPSHA Carnival. For a small team we had a great deal of success. The following boys will be going to the CIS carnival in the IPSHA team:
- The senior relay team: Ryan Jom, Zac Flynn, William Slocombe and Joel Austin to the CIS
- James Griffith for discus
- Aaron Lau for shotput
- PJ Marren and Zac Flynn in the 200 m
Oliver Phommavanh Writing Workshop
Oliver Phommavanh is the author of Thai-riffic and there are places available for his writing workshop which will be held on the second Wednesday of the holidays, 4th October, at Castle Hill Library. The cost is $14 for a one hour session.
I have included this poster for any boys who may be interested in taking part.
Bookings essential via www.thehills.nsw.gov.au
Mr T Long - Head of Junior School