Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Class Placements 2022
Parents are invited to email me with regard to any considerations you may have for your child’s class placement for 2022. These considerations should be important for the education and wellbeing of your child. Requests for a particular teacher, gender of a teacher, multiple friends etc, are usually not appropriate nor a priority. It is very important for parents to understand that creating classes is detailed and exacting work completed by the teachers to ensure that your child is placed in an appropriate class group each year. When considering class groupings, teachers will look specifically at your child’s educational and social needs and place them with a teacher and peers that will support their development. Requests are to be emailed to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 22 October 2021. Requests received after this date may not be able to be considered. Please be aware that each request will be considered separately and by no means are all requests met. Requests from previous years are not kept on file or considered, as situations change each year. If you would like a previous request to be considered again, you are asked to send in a new request for 2022.
Schools are required to record destination schools for all departing students. I ask that all families of Year 6 students inform us as soon as possible of the high school your child will be attending. In the Forms & Documents tab on the school website and SZapp is a Year 6 2022 Destination eForm. I also request that any K-5 families moving from Mt Carmel at the end of this year send me an email (email@example.com) as soon as possible indicating your intentions along with your destination. Much of this term is spent preparing for next year and our student numbers need to be accurate. Thank you for assisting us with this information gathering.
Now that we are back at school, it is with great joy that I can announce a date for our rescheduled Book Week parade. On Friday 29 October, Week 4, we will be holding the parade before Recess, via Zoom. Parents and families can watch live from 9:30am (the link will be provided via Compass on Friday morning), although we are unable to provide exact times for each class. If you miss the live parade, a recording will be posted in the afternoon. As part of the celebration, each student will be provided with a sausage sandwich for lunch (dietary needs will be catered for) but will need to bring a drink and snacks to supplement this, if needed. The canteen will be open for pre-ordered recess and lunch items as usual.
This month is Catholic Mission’s “Socktober”, and this Friday, we are holding Crazy Sock Day. Students are invited to bring a gold coin donation and wear their craziest socks to help Catholic Mission “Sock it to Poverty”. In Week 4 we will be holding a “Sockball” House challenge; more information about this will be coming next week (see https://www.socktober.org.au/socktober-shootout for a video on how to make your own sockball).
It is with much sadness that I pass on to the school community the news that, during the school holidays, Audrey Dawes, mother of Mrs Jan Harvey, passed away. Long-term residents of Yass will have fond memories of Audrey’s many wonderful years in the Yass Library. Vale, Audrey, and sincere condolences to Jan and her family.
Eternal rest grant unto Audrey, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 2! It has been a fabulous start to Term 4 with lots of learning, playing and having fun.
Kindergarten students have been exploring stories Jesus told and learning about The Good Samaritan. They used the visible thinking strategy: ‘Curtains Up, Curtains Down’ to deepen their understanding of the passage. Students showed a freeze frame of an everyday activity, from home and school, and students took turns being the narrator. The narrator had to think like Jesus and work out what Jesus would do next.
The Good Samaritan is a story Jesus told to help people understand how to love others. This week, Kindergarten students are making binoculars to remind us to be on the lookout for people we can help.
We also think we will be like The Good Samaritan on Friday, because The Good Samaritan gave money to someone in need.
October is Mission Month and Socktober. Mission means connecting with other people, helping those in need, sharing the Gospel message through our actions. In this month, we go out of our way to help others, to be kind and thoughtful. Socktober invites schools to engage with mission in an holistic way within the head, heart, hands model: encouraging a learning mind, an open heart and hands for action.
On Friday, 15 October, Mt Carmel School will be called to serve to raise funds for those in need by hosting a fundraiser. Students are invited to come to school wearing crazy socks and donate a gold coin.
So pull on your crazy socks and kick goals to 'Sock it to Poverty!’
All authority has been to Me in heaven and on earth,
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.
The Pope’s prayer intention for the month of October 2021, Mission Month, is: “We pray that every baptised person may be engaged in evangelisation, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel. Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?”
View Pope Francis talking about being a missionary disciple. https://video.link/w/DwQDc
Enjoy your week!
Religious Education Coordinator
C & G Virtual Primary Athletics Carnival
Although the actual C & G Primary Athletics Carnival was cancelled due to Covid restrictions, thanks to the hard work and perseverance of Sheree Bush, a virtual carnival was held. Sheree determined places and results based on times and distances submitted for the qualifying athletes. Congratulations to Macy Camilleri, Ellie Carroll, Juliette Glover, Brooke Reardon, Skye Edwards, Georgina Burke, Neve Luckie, Hayley Reardon, Henry Gooley, Jed Newman, Kobe Walsh, Darcy Gooley, Lachlan Brown, Emmett Crocker, Bryson Flynn, Sidney Luckie and Landon Glover who all made it on to the team to represent the Northern Region. The following students achieved a place in the virtual carnival based on their results:
Jed Newman - 1st Jn Boys 1500m, 1st Jn Boys 800m, 3rd 8-10 years Boys 200m
Emmett Crocker - 3rd 8-10 Years Boys Long Jump
Henry Gooley - 3rd 9 Years Boys 100m
Neve Luckie - 3rd 12-13 Years Girls Long jump
Skye Edwards - 3rd 12-13 Years Girls Discus
Lachlan Brown - 1st 12 Years Boys Long Jump, 3rd 12 Years Boys 100m, 3rd 12 Years Boys 200m, Runner-up 12 Years Boys Age Champion
Digby Connell-Hewlett - 2nd Sn Boys 1500m
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits.
Merits will be announced during Thursday morning's virtual assembly.
Mt Carmel School will be celebrating CBCA Book Week in Week 4 this term.
The Book Week Parade will be held in the Lacey Library and will be shared via Zoom, where parents can watch from home or work!!!
More information will be shared in next weeks Newsletter.
Lunch tubs will be collected from the canteen at both recess and lunch by each class. All items ordered will be delivered to the classrooms in these tubs.
Ice creams will again not be available to puchase at lunch time. Ice creams will be available at recess time only.
Please be advised that we are currently unable to source Vegan Sausage Rolls from the supermarket, so until we can purchase these again, Vegan Sausage Rolls will not be available from the Canteen. Vegan fried rice, corn cobs and a selection of sandwiches are available to purchase.
The canteen is now offering Dairy Free/Vegan friendly cheese on sandwiches.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan friendly butter is used, along with Dairy Free mayonnaise on all sandwiches, wraps and rolls.
Vegan firnedly mayonnaise can be used on request.
Please order all recess and lunch orders via Qkr before 9am on Thursday and Friday mornings.
If you have any questions regarding the canteen menu, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 6226 3357.
If you would like order from Issue 7, orders need to be placed by this Friday, 15 October.
To view Issue 7, click here.
To order from this issue, you will need an account on Loop.
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Paper orders can also be placed with the Book Club Order Form at the Front Office.