Well, we’ve just about made it to the holidays, and it’s been a massive term for everyone! I have a great big shout-out of thanks and congratulations to all the students and families who have worked so hard to make a success of remote learning, whether at home or at school. I’m so grateful for your efforts, patience, stamina and resilience — you are all amazing!
It was lovely to see so many students back at school on Monday, even if it was only for one day. My thanks to all in the community, including extended families and friends, who have shared so many kind words of support for the school in response to my Remote Learning Hokey Pokey. To be honest, I’m quite stunned by the response (under the current circumstances it may be considered insensitive to say that it’s gone viral, it was reportedly played on the ABC this morning) but I’m very happy that it’s brought a bit of joy to everyone as we close out the term.
Kindergarten Orientation Postponed
School Holiday Opportunity
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Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 10, the last week of this term! It was lovely to see everyone on Monday and reconnect with friends even if it was for only one day.
1EK having lunch together on Monday
Below is a collection of work compiled over the last few weeks.
Task: A World of Wonder - Choose a quiet spot outside and sit down.
Look around you, what do you see?
Close your eyes, what do you hear?
Reach out with your hands, what do you feel?
Take a deep breath, what do you smell?
Evelyn: I sat outside on the steps looking at the garden and nature around me.
Hail Mary Prayers
This term Year 5/6 students have been learning about Mary: Jesus’ Mother, Our Mother Too, and wrote their own prayers.
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. Amen.
I invite you to participate in a 3 minute prayer reflecting on a Scripture passage.
St Augustine Parish Mass
Fr Peter is conducting an online Mass this Sunday at 10am. For further information go to http://staug-yass.org.au/wp/
Wishing you all a restful break with your family. Take care and stay safe. See you all in Term 4!
Religious Education Coordinator
The Premier's Reading Challenge is now officially closed. Congratulations to all those who completed the challenge this year. As always, certificates will be presented late in Term 4; I will keep you posted about that next term. Thank you to all the families who helped support their children in completing the Challenge. Also, a big thanks to Mrs Turner and Mrs Patmore in the Library who always ensure the books are easily accessible and promote the PRC.
Finally, a massive congratulations to those students who dedicate their time to completing Challenge. I am immensely proud of you, and I hope that reading provides joy and comfort to you all through your life.
Congratulations to the 50 students who completed the 2021 PRC:
Thank you again for all your support.
Remember, you can login to Sora with your normal CENet login that you use for Overdrive.
Visit https://soraapp.com in your web browser, or download the free Sora app from the Apple and Google Play stores on a mobile device.
This facility is always available for the students to use, especially during the holidays.
Karaage から揚げ Japanese Fried Chicken
As we have been unable to cook in Japanese this term, I thought it might be fun to do some holiday cooking at home. Below is a delicious chicken recipe that is one of the greatest fried chickens in the world! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Karaage or Japanese fried chicken, is a classic dish you can find at any Japanese home, bento lunch box, street-side stalls or restaurant.
With tender and juicy marinated chicken coated in a crispy shell, Karaage is a staple in Japanese home-cooked meals.
- 700g boneless skin on chicken thighs
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons potato starch/corn starch
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose plain flour
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 clove minced garlic
- ½ tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ tablespoon rice wine (optional)
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Cut each chicken thigh into 2-inch pieces and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- In a large bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine (optional) and sesame oil and whisk together.
- Add the chicken to the bowl and mix. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Prepare the potato/cornstarch and all purpose flour in separate bowls.
- Pour the oil into a heavy based frypan/sauce pan and heat the oil on medium heat.
- To coat chicken, firstly coat each chicken piece in the plain flour and dust off any excess. Then coat the chicken in the potato/corn starch and remove excess.
- When the oil has reached temperature, gently submerge each chicken piece into the oil. Do not overcrowd the pan.
- First Deep Frying: Deep fry for 90 seconds or until the outside of the chicken is a light golden colour. Transfer to a wire rack to drain excess oil. Continue with remaining chicken. Pick up the crumbs in the oil with a fine mesh sieve to keep the oil clean.
- Second Deep Frying: Bring the oil back up to medium heat and submerge chicken in batches. Deep fry until the skin is a nice crispy golden colour and the chicken is cooked through. Drain on wire rack to remove excess oil.
Serve the chicken hot. Karaage is often served with a wedge of lemon and Japanese mayo.
I would love to see your cooking creations. Please share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post some photos next term of your home cooking experience.
Source – Just One Cookbook