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St. Pius is part of a witnessing Catholic community that includes the school community of staff, children and parents, the Parish and the wider community. Catholic values are enunciated and practised to create an atmosphere of love that provides children with a safe and secure environment of total acceptance where they can develop their spirituality, individuality and potential.
As a school we are accountable to this community and to the CEO in Bathurst who manage our school as part of a system of schools in the Bathurst Diocese. St. Pius X has a reputation as a “happy school”. This fact has been commented upon by parents, visiting professionals and other visitors to our school including casual staff. We are very proud of this and work tirelessly to promote a sound and caring pastoral care program for our students and parents and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere of hospitality to all. “Active happiness” should be the most distinctive characteristic of a Christian, Saint Paul teaches.
Heather Irwin, Principal
END OF TERM WRAP UP
As we enter the last week of this term we are quite proud of what has been achieved. The class visits to Bracken House, Athletics Carnival, STEM days, local excursions to various places of interest including the shows at the Theatre, Confirmation Retreat, Preparation for First Holy Communion, Staff P.D days, PCYC Program, Coolah X Country, Family Reading Picnic, Peer Group Reading, School Spelling Bee, Naplan, Staff Meeting Workshops on Writing, Debating
Workshops, String Workshops, Eisteddfod, Band Showcase, Diocesan Spelling Bee, Secretarial
Conference, Principals Conference, Kinder Interviews, NAIDOC Day, Science Challenge Day,
Reports sent home, Enrolment meetings with all the Catholic Schools Principals, Pre-Schoolers
visiting our school.
STEM STAGE 3
This was a most enjoyable experience. The children of Stage 3 were little Scientists last Tuesday. They were busily prepping for their experiments and knew exactly what to do. It was great to see so
many parents and grandparents assisting them. Then came the time
when they tested out their experiments Rockets blasting off and
plastic bottles shooting out water, in some cases on the students,
teachers were clever to avoid them. This is REAL Learning everyone
of the Stage 3 students were so Happy and enjoyed what they were
doing - not to mention the collaboration between the two classes.
Thank you Miss Puckeridge and Mr Schwager for a fabulous STEM
STAGE 1 STEM
Thursday visiting the Year 1 and 2 classes—Here again the little ones were having a great time constructing Rafts and testing their ability to
float. Then there was the I.T displays on their Ipads depicting where the
Commonwealth Games needed to be held and the Reasons why they should be held in that city.
They had typed their Reports, designed the pictures etc. Well done Years 1 & 2 very clever.
Thank you Mrs Carr, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Hart a very enjoyable STEM presentation. I am sure the
children gained a great deal from this Unit.
Last weekend was the last of the enrolment Masses for First Communion. If you didn't attend an enrolment Mass over the last 2 weekends and put in your enrolment form then you will need to drop it to the parish office this week and pay the sacramental fee.
Preparation sessions start Sunday beginning of Week 2 Term 3.
Three sessions, week beginning Sun 29th July. Sacrament 18th/19th August; 25th/26th August; 1st/2nd September.
CELEBRATION, presentation of certificates and BBQ 11 am Mass Sun 9th September @11 am
If children have missed Reconciliation but want to make First communion Fr Greg is happy with this but they need to do the Reconciliation program in Term 4.