All Hallows School, Gulgong
Catholic Schools Week at All Hallows
As part of Catholic Schools Week, All Hallows Catholic Primary enjoyed an ‘Enrichment Day’ which offered the students a variety of activities ranging from cooking, drama and geocaching. Another activity of focus was Aboriginal art. All Hallows was fortunate enough to have Aboriginal Education Worker, Pixi Vincent-Cross, guide us on the day in creating beautiful Aboriginal styled artworks. The results are now on display on the exterior wall of one of our School buildings.
A big thank you to Pixi for her creative guidance and St Mary’s, Dubbo for allowing Pixi to share in our ‘Enrichment Day’.
All Hallows’ Haloes
It’s always exciting to get positive feedback about learning from our students. This was the case at All Hallows Catholic Primary School, Gulgong recently, where a selection of students from K-6 were interviewed ‘off the cuff’. The students were enthusiastic, articulate and full of praise for their teachers and peers.
It was exciting to note that Maths, Science and Technology featured highly on the ‘favourite subject’ list, which seems to be against the reported national trend.
Well done students, teachers and parents of these wonderful young future scientists and mathematicians.
Our school community came together to honour our Mum’s for Mother’s Day. Kindergarten and Y1 led the school in a beautiful Liturgy that reminded us of all the wonderful things that our Mums do for us. Our Y4 parents then hosted our guests with a beautiful High Tea.
This is just one way our school community comes together to celebrate.
Y6 Christian Living Camp
During May, our Y6 students went to Christian Living Camp (CLC) at Lake Burrendong. They joined peers from Assumption School, Bathurst and St Michael’s, Dunedoo. They had a fantastic time and represented All Hallows proudly.
Y6 said: “At CLC we took part in many activities over the three days. With the Sport and Rec Staff, we tried tennis, gym, grass skiing, canoeing, ping pong, rocking the dance floor and our favourites - archery, mini Olympics, kayaking and paint balloon battles”.
“Our presenter for the “Christian Living” activities was Chris Doyle. He was hilarious and an excellent mentor. He talked about his life as a Christian and the importance of making good choices. He is a musician with a great sense of humour and worked with us to help us understand that we must value our life and that of our friends and family”.
“We will remember this experience because it gave us the opportunity to meet new friends and try new things”.