For the remainder of this term all of the children will be working on developing the skill of skipping. Skipping is a great activity that develops gross motor coordination and physical fitness. It is a life skill that is cheap to participate in and can be done almost anywhere.
When first learning to skip we teach children to jump with two feet together over a rope that is stationary on the ground. They then move onto turning the rope over one’s head, when they hear the rope hit the ground they jump. Once they get this motion, the challenges are endless. They can reach a certain number of skips, skip forwards, backwards, in a running motion, as a skier, to cross over or skip with a partner. They can use small ropes and big ropes. Children find skipping a challenge but once they catch the bug they love it. Why not get a rope out at home and see how well your child can skip.
ST BRIGID'S CATTLE CLUB
Throughout this past term, St. Brigid’s Year 6 students Claire and Montana showcased their knowledge of cattle by competing in the cattle judging and parading at local agricultural shows around the Central Highlands.
Claire and Montana have attended the Springsure Cattle Camp during the Easter school holidays for the past three years. During these camp’s they have learnt all aspects of showing cattle including, feeding, grooming and preparing them for the show, parading in the show ring and what the judges are looking for when judging. Both girls were successful in gaining places and prize money during this year’s show season. In their respective age groups, Montana placed fourth in parading at the Comet show. The Clermont show was next, where Claire placed third in prime junior judging and fourth in stud judging, as well as getting a massive blue ribbon for team junior judging! This is where teams of three compete against each other. To do this, Claire and Montana teamed up with Jake from Rockhampton and won the big blue ribbon and $40 dollars each in prize money.
At the Springsure Show, Montana placed fourth in stud judging and Claire got fifth for prime judging cattle in both stud and prime cattle events. Finally, they attended the Emerald Show were Montana placed fifth for stud, parading, and Claire first, to win yet another $40 dollars in prize money in prime judging. We would like to say well done to both girls!
If any parents are interested in their child joining the St. Brigid’s Cattle Club for 2019, please contact Cathy Goodwin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
OPENING & BLESSING
Tthe Opening and Blessing of the newest buildings in the school will be held on Friday 27th July (Week 2, Term 3). Bishop Michael McCarthy and Ms Leesa Jeffcoat – Director of Rockhampton Catholic Education, along with a number of very special guests, will be visiting our school to be a part of the official Opening and Blessing of Stage 3 here at St Brigid’s. On this day, there will be a liturgy in the MPA commencing at 9:00am during which the new buildings will be blessed and opened, following this there will be tours of the school run by the Year 6 leaders and morning tea. Everyone is invited to be a part of this very special day and as a very special tribute to our school we will have Brad Butcher (who wrote our school song) here to perform this live with our students – as well as provide some entertainment. More information will go out about this event early next term.