- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Sports News
- Coordinator Merits
- PRC Update
- Book Week 2021
- Mt Carmel School House Spirit Mini Olympics
- 2LS Littlescribe Writing Examples
- KJG Potato People
- KNB Fine Motor Skills Activities
- Japanese VR Tour
- 2AH Learning About Aboriginal Weaving
- 3ML Littlescribe Mini-Writing Festival
- 3ML Paper Mache
- 4SS Enjoying Rocket Maths
- Lost Property - Glasses
- CWA Educational Grants for Year 7 Students 2022
- Save the Date - First Reconciliation
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Winter is always a peak time for lost property and this year is proving to be no exception. Any item of lost property that is clearly named is always promptly returned to its owner in the Office Bag, so I ask all families to assist by ensuring that all items of school uniform, along with lunch boxes and drink bottles, are clearly labelled.
It is not uncommon for students, especially young ones, to inadvertently put another child’s jumper in their bag, so I also ask for your assistance by regularly checking tags and returning any other student's belongings promptly.
Yass Valley SPIN Foundation Pyjama Day
This Friday 30 July is the Yass Valley SPIN Foundation Pyjama Day. Mt Carmel School is a proud supporter of the Spin Foundation, who do wonderful work supporting people in need in our local community. So, on Friday, all students are invited to bring a gold coin donation and come to school in their comfiest pyjamas.
Religious Education in the Classroom
Year 4 students explored the background information of the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and used this information to create posters.
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 will have a basket for the donations or you can donate online at https://donate.vinnies.org.au/winter-appeal.
Little girl’s story - https://video.link/w/5oX3c
Jesus Calms a Storm - Mark 4:35-41
In Term 2, I extended an invitation to reflect on the above passage. During this time of Covid-19 uncertainty, this is an appropriate passage to revisit. It reminds us to come to terms with our fears, to not give up, and work through the challenges in our current context.
How can I overcome fear?
How can I use my faith to guide me through difficult times?
May peace be with you,
Religious Education Coordinator
The current advice from the CE is that all inter-school sport is temporarily postponed given the current Covid 19 outbreak in N.S.W. We will plan for the following events in the hope that the situation will be resolved by the time they are held.
Todd Woodbridge Cup
The Todd Woodbridge Cup is a primary school competition for stage 2 (years 3 and 4) students that uses modified equipment, numeric scoring and mixed gender teams.
The competition commences with school zone events followed by regional playoffs (Term 3) and finally a state final that is held at Sydney Olympic Park each year (Term 4).
The Todd Woodbridge Cup is not just about selecting the best students, but encouraging participation, providing a positive experience playing tennis, growing friendships and giving students the opportunity to represent their school in a team environment. For the majority of students, this may be their first experience representing their school.
The details of the Yass zone event are as follows:
Hume Tennis Club, Yass
8th September, 2021. 9.30am start - 1:30pm finish
School team/s of four boys and four girls.
Cost is $5 per player.
Players are required to pack their recess, lunch, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
Players are asked to pack their recess, lunch, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
If you wish to nominate your child/guardian for the event, please fill out the following Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jcWrczzOtlxg-VXMA6hs4MzxuYv3z4rsfU8NGELW-rk/edit.
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Catholic Values'.
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
Congratulations to the following students who completed their reading records this week:
All reading records need to be submitted Friday, 3 September. Please note, the challenge has been extended by two weeks, so if you would still like to participate let me know and I can organise login details. Also, please contact me if you are having any troubles logging the books and I will assist in any way I can.
Mt Carmel School will be celebrating CBCA Book Week in Week 7 this term.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia has shortlisted the 2021 books from a large selection of books. Each class from K-6 has been assigned a book to study. Students will then create a display based on the book for exhibition in the Lacey Library during Book Week.
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!!!
Dress Up: The children are encouraged to dress up as a book character for the day. They can use the clothes they have at home and change them slightly. They do not have to buy a costume but if you wish to that’s your choice.
WHY NOT try this….
*Swap last year’s costume with a friend or a cousin
*Use what clothes you have at home and add a few props
*Visit St Vincent de Paul’s dress up rack
Olympic fever has hit Mt Carmel as our four houses compete in a series of mini Olympic challenges. The events include bean bag throwing, marshmallow chopstick races, wheelbarrow races, egg and spoon races, under and over, rock - cactus - bridge, paper plane throwing and crab relays. Each stage will have opportunities to represent their house, with medals being awarded each day during morning assembly.
Which house will be our Olympic Champions in 2021?
2LS were talking to a journalist during Monday's Littlescribe Writers Festival and these are four examples from the class.
How Do You Spell Dog?
By Sam, 2LS News
There are different languages around the world.
A dog is an animal. When you look at the word, there’s a lower-case d-o-g. This is when it’s in English. In Latvian, it’s spelt s-v-a. In Sanskrit, it’s spelt s-u-n-s.
Sanskrit and Latvian both use the letter ‘s’ to spell dog. English and Latvian both use 3 letters, Sanskrit uses 4. If it had 1 less, it would be 3 letters too. It’s interesting.
How are Journalists Important?
By Alice, 2LS News
Journalists are important because they tell us about what has been happening.
Most journalists are on TV. Some journalists write the reports. Some share reports.
You can see and hear journalists on the news. Journalists use interviews.
What Does a Journalist Do?
By Magnus, 2LS News
Tuning in…. a journalist writes something shared in a newspaper or sometimes they broadcast news on TV.
A journalist tells true stories and they create a historical record. Sometimes they tell you about a natural problem/disaster: e.g. tornado, hurricane or twister.
They do all of that sometimes for a living. One question for journalists: do you get money for writing your stories?
Author Interviews with Students in Schools
By Poppy, 2LS Reporter
Kristin Darell, author, had an interview with 2LS and many other schools around Australia and New Zealand. Her focus was ‘facts versus opinions’. She used sentences about dogs to get us thinking. She said, “if it’s fact, put your hands on your head… if it’s opinion, put your hands on your lap.”
She asked us to decide on fact or opinion when she stated:
- A dog has 4 legs
- A dog has 2 ears
- A dog is the best pet
If any current year 6 student would like to apply for this 2022 Educational Grant, please collect the application form from the front office.
This year, the Southern Tablelands Group of the CWA of NSW are awarding 15 grants of $250 each.
In addition, the Yass Branch will be making a further four grants of $250 each to ensure one student from each primary school in the local branch will receive an award.