- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Coordinator Merits
- Mt Carmel Day Photos
- PRC Update
- Book Week - Save the Date!
- KJG & 5/6GZ NAIDOC Buddies
- 2AH Mathematics
- Canteen News
- Playgroup is on Tomorrow
- Save the Date - First Reconciliation
- CWA Country of Study Competition - Malaysia
- Mary Magdalene Dinner - 3 September
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Honouring Mt Carmel Alumna Pearl Gibbs
On Sunday, the Google Doodle featured Pearl Gibbs, who was a prominent indigenous activist from the 1920s until her death in 1983, and a former student of Mt Carmel School.
Pearl was born in Sydney in 1901 but grew up in and around Yass. In the late 1800s, Aboriginal students were banned from attending the Public School in Yass, but Reverend Dean O’Keefe and the Sisters of Mercy accepted these children into St Augustine’s Boys School and the Mt Carmel Convent School. Pearl moved away from Yass with her family around 1910 and by 1917 was working as a “Domestic” in Sydney, where her activism began with helping other Aboriginal women and girls apprenticed as domestics to make claims to the Aborigines Protection Board to improve their working conditions. She is noted as being the first Aboriginal woman to be broadcast on Australian radio, making a speech on Aboriginal civil rights in Wollongong in 1941. Pearl spent her adult life working for the recognition of Aboriginal rights. She passed away in Dubbo on 28 April 1983.
Yass Valley SPIN Foundation Pyjama Day
Next Friday 30 July is the Yass Valley SPIN Foundation Pyjama Day. Mt Carmel School is is a proud supporter of the Spin Foundation, who do wonderful work supporting people in need in our local community.
So, next Friday, all students are invited to bring a gold coin donation and come to school in their comfiest pyjamas.
100 Days of Kindergarten
Next Friday 30 July is also a milestone for our youngest students… one hundred days of big school!
Mt Carmel Day Celebrations
We had a fabulous day celebrating our school’s birthday! Students enjoyed completing activities in mixed groups.
Vinnies Winter Appeal
This Winter Vinnies Appeal will provide emergency relief to people at risk and experiencing homelessness. Mt Carmel School will be participating in this appeal to support our local Yass Vinnies.
They are in need of clean and in good condition:
We invite you to donate to help those doing it especially tough during the winter months. Each classroom has a basket for the donations or you can donate online at https://donate.vinnies.org.au/winter-appeal
https://video.link/w/5oX3c - Little girl’s story
Prayer - I am the Lord
An invitation to pray:
Let us be still and ask the Holy Spirit to be with us.
Be with us as we pray.
Open our ears to hear your Word in the Gospel.
Unite us in faith, hope and love as we pray together.
Send your Holy Spirit to inspire and sustain us in our mission.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
May peace be with you,
Religious Education Coordinator
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Show Respect'.
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
I have received many forms back for login details and I should have all the login details finalised by the end of today. Please note that the PRC generates these passwords - I have learned some obscure fruits over the years. If you would still like to sign up, please return your form to school, or email me directly.
Don't forget that there is a great selection of PRC books available for borrowing in the library from the red tubs - thanks Mrs Turner!
Congratulations to the following students who have already completed the challenge:
With one month to go on the challenge, and the weather being perfect for curling up with a book, I look forward to seeing more people reach their reading goals.
Mt Carmel School will be celebrating CBCA Book Week in Week 7 this term.
Depending on Covid guidleines at the time, the parade will either be on the School Playground with parents in attendance OR via a Zoom Parade where parents can watch from home or work!!!
This term, the canteen will be offering some new specials.
Chicken and Corn Rolls will be available at both recess and lunch, Spaghetti Bolognase as a lunch option and Cheeseburgers on Friday lunch only.
Click here, to view a copy of the Term 3 menu.
If you have any questions regarding the canteen menu, please call the office on 6226 3357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.