Term 1 | Week 11

Principal’s Report

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the final week of Term 1. This year Easter falls over the holiday period so I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a holy and restful Easter.

Please also note that ANZAC Day also falls at the end of the school holidays this year with Tuesday the 25th of April occurring on what would have been the first day of Term 2 for students. St Michael’s has a long and proud tradition of showing strong support for the local Coolamon ANZAC Day march and we encourage all of our students to come and join us on this day. Details of this are included on the front page of this newsletter.

Many thanks to our parent helpers who assisted us with the running of the School Cross Country last Friday. With their assistance the event went extremely smoothly in perfect weather conditions for running. Our students were exemplary in their participation and sportsmanship in this event and we will announce the students who have successfully qualified for the Diocesan Cross Country in the coming days. A very big thank you to Mrs Dyce for her work in organising this event.

We wish our Stage 3 students who are participating in the Paul Kelly Cup AFL competition on Wednesday every success as they compete in Wagga. Many thanks goes to Paul Billingham who has volunteered his time to coach the team.

We look forward to holding our Holy Week Liturgy at 2.15 on Wednesday afternoon this week. Please note the change of day and time.

On Thursday this week, parents and families are invited to remain at school and enjoy lunch with their children. On this day our students will enjoy their end of Term reward afternoon for their fantastic work all term of upholding our key values of being great learners, being safe, showing respect and showing responsibility. Assembly will be held at 1:30pm, which will include the drawing the winning tickets for the Stage 3 Easter raffle.

Our Stage 2 and 3 students are looking forward to heading over to Narrandera tomorrow to see the musical production of ‘Grunt’, which is based on the Easter story.

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

Runner’s Prayer

Run by my side, live in my heartbeat, give strength to my steps.
As the cold surrounds me, as the wind pushes me.
I know you surround me.
As the sun warms me, as the rain cleanses me,
I know you are touching me, challenging me, loving me.
And so I give you this run.
Thank you for matching my stride.

Project Compassion

It is time to return your Caritas Australia Project Compassion collection boxes. These can be returned to St Michael’s Church Coolamon or the school.


St Michael’s students are encouraged to represent our school at this year’s Coolamon ANZAC Day March on Tuesday 25 April.

We have a strong tradition of supporting this important event and would love to see as many students as can make it.

Students should assemble at the Up-to-Date Store in Loughnan Street at 10:45am dressed in summer school uniform.

Holy Week

Please join us as we celebrate Holy Week.
Wednesday 5 April @ 2:15pm – Mass led by Stage Three
Thursday 6 April @ 1pm – Lunch on the lawn; bring a picnic or order from Barty’s
Thursday 6 April @ 1:30pm – Assembly; Drawing of the Year 6 raffle

Cross Country Fun

Photos to be provided

Coolamon Youth Fest

Who: Young people ages 12+
Where: Up-to-Date Store Precinct
When: 28 April from 6:30pm–8:30pm
Book: Call 6927 2492


April 6: Holy Week Mass and picnic lunch | Last day of Term 1
April 8: P&F Raffle @ Newsagency
April 24: Pupil free day
April 25: ANZAC Day Holiday
April 26: First day Term 2
May 1: Diocesan Cross Country
May 12: Debutante Ball
May 16: Stage 3 confirmation

Class Awards

Here are our Class Award and Principal Award winners for Week 10. Congratulations!
Photos to be provided by the school