Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
We’ve had our first day of Remote Learning — congratulations, everybody!
I am deeply appreciative of the effort and commitment required to keep your child at home to engage in their learning. It’s not convenient, but it is important: another three schools have now been named as exposure site in the ACT, including a Catholic Primary School.
I hope that not too many of you had teething problems today, but please remember that if you do help is only a phone call or email away.
Again, please be easy on yourselves and your kids and realistic about how much work they will get through. Learning from home is not the same as learning from school, and that includes the amount of time it might take to complete tasks. A lesson that would take 30-40 minutes in a whole-class setting may only take 10 minutes to complete 1:1 with your child. Please also be assured that if something is too difficult or can’t easily be accessed it’s perfectly fine to put it aside and do something else; just send your child’s teacher a message to keep them in the loop. The NSW Department of Education has provided the following advice about recommended time spent in Remote Learning for primary-school-aged children:
If you come across a great resource that you think other families may appreciate, please email me and I will add it to the page.
Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival
It will probably come as no great surprise, but the Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival has been cancelled. I’m looking forward to making the trip to Boorowa in October next year.
It will also probably come as no surprise that we have decided to postpone Book Week. At this stage we are optimistically hoping to have the Book Parade in Week 10. This is, of course, dependent on the local COVID situation… I’ll keep you informed.
Stay safe, everybody, and again please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any help or advice.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Year 3 students have been exploring different images of God and creating images of God based on psalms.
This is what 3ML students came up with:
Create an image of God based on a psalm verse you thought was powerful.
Sophie: “God told me that He can do anything and when he prays to you, he responds.”
Adam: “People were trying to hurt me for no reason and God sent Jesus to protect me.”
Lily: “Jesus is my saviour”.
Rosie: “ God is laughing and so are the kids. Rosie is praising God.”
This is what 3MA students came up with.
Choose an image of God, then write about it. Focus on why you chose it, how it makes you feel and what it shows you.
Watch this space for work from 4SS in next week’s newsletter.
An invitation to pray:
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
5/6EG Prayer Service
Take care and stay safe,
Religious Education Coordinator
Mt Carmel School has postponned Book Week, which was schduled for next week (Week 7), to now take place in Week 10 this term (dependent on the current local COVID situation).
Zoom Book Parade - Friday 17 September 2021
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.
A Zoom Parade where parents can watch from home or work will now take place in the library on Friday 17 September.
A link to the zoom parade will be provided closer to the day. Children have been asked to bring the book with them when they parade.
What a week it has been! The PRC is due to finish at the same time as the ACT lockdown - September 3, 2021. If you are wanting your child to participate, because they now have some extra time on their hands, please email me and I will organise login details for you.
Congratulations to the following students who completed the challenge this week:
Many families are spending extra time at home, and I hope that you are finding some comfort sharing a book together.
Keep reading and stay safe,