- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Lacey Library - Book Week 2021
- Coordinator Awards
- Sockball Photos
- Book Week Photos
- KNB Soccer
- Year 2 Dance
- 3ML Literacy
- 3ML Mathematics
- 3ML Sport - Tail Tag
- Stage 3
- Yass Community Garden - Tours & Information Night
- Yass Netball Representative Trials 2022
- Yass Junior Cricket Registration
- Yass Swimming Club
- Yass Junior Touch Registration
- Little Athletics ACT Registration
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
This Friday, nominations open for Year 5 students who are seeking formal leadership positions in 2022; that is, School Captains, Vice-Captains, House Captains and SRC Representatives. At Mt Carmel, our student leaders are appointed, not elected, and the process begins with students completing a nomination form addressing a selection criteria. These forms must be submitted by Friday 12 November, Week 6. Nominees then present a speech to the school in Week 7 and meet with an interview panel in Week 8. The panel will then decide on appointments, taking into consideration each nominee’s interview, application and feedback from students and teachers (via voting slips, following the speeches). I wish all who are considering nominating for these positions the very best.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Review
Mt Carmel, like many other schools, has been running a BYOD program for our senior students for several years as a means of allowing universal access to digital technologies in our classrooms. Following a review of our BYOD program that took into account a range of considerations, including network-security issues with non-system administered devices, equity concerns and cyber-safety, Mt Carmel School has decided to cease catering for BYOD. Instead, the school will provide each Stage 3 student with 1:1 access to a Chromebook in their classroom, which will remain the property of the school and be administered by Catholic Education’s ICT department.
COVID Restrictions Set to Ease
Yesterday the NSW Government announced a general easing of COVID restrictions across NSW, at the earlier date of 8 November rather than 1 December. Detailed advice is yet to be provided to schools; however, my understanding is that, although schools will remain on 'Level 3' restrictions, some of these have been modified to allow schools to operate more normally. As soon as I receive confirmation of any changes I will share these with the school community.
Today we had our first day of Kindergarten Orientation for our new Kinder students for 2022. It was very exciting to have them in our school and everyone had lots of fun! For families who have placed uniform orders, there will be an extra opening of the Uniform Shop in the final week of Orientation, between 12 and 1pm.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 5! This week I visited 2AH and 2LS to join them in their Religious Education lesson. Year 2 students are learning about reconciliation and making things right. I asked students to explain what reconciliation means to them and below are their answers.
Georgie: It is like our prayer model and each letter means something different.
S - See the hurt.
O - Own your behaviour.
R - Realise that you have hurt them.
R - Repair the hurt.
Y - You give a sincere apology.
Zara: Trying to make others feel better and own their behaviours.
Riley: To say sorry you need to use eye contact and say what you are sorry for.
Lachlan: Make eye contact. Say what you are sorry for. Hopefully, the person will accept my apology.
Conor: To make a difference in someone’s life. We are reading the passage Luke 17: 3-4 about forgiveness.
Today’s prayer focuses on All Saints’ Day, which is celebrated on November 1st. On this day we celebrate all Christians Saints.
An invitation to pray:
Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints.
I desire to join in their company, worshiping you forever in Heaven.
Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ.
Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did.
Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbours.
Thank you to the students who made sockballs using recycled materials. Mt Carmel students had the chance to play different ball games and experience how children affected by poverty play using sockballs.
St Augustine Parish Mass: MASS TIMES
Please note changed weekend Mass locations due to temporary unavailability of St Augustine's Church.
Saturday Vigil - 6pm - Clonakilla Winery, Murrumbateman
Sunday - 10:15am - Mt Carmel Performing Arts Centre, Yass
Enjoy your week!
Religious Education Coordinator
We did get to celebrate Children’s Book Week at Mt Carmel School this year! The CBCA theme for this year is “Old World New Worlds and Other Worlds”. The Library centred around the theme, having a castle, a cave, a dragon, robots and an astronaut, Egyptian pyramids and the Stonehenge.
The class displays which were based around their CBCA shortlist book and they always are exciting to have in the library. Thank you staff and children for your creations.
The Year 5 library monitors performed “The Robot Dance” which was recorded and seen on Friday. Well done Year 5 Library Monitors!
The Book Week parade had a different atmosphere, but it was wonderful that we could get to see close ups of the children’s book character costume, which looked fabulous! The staff’s leader was Robin Hood and the staff were Robins’ Merry (but cheeky) Men. A special thank you to Tara Leighton for organising the BBQ boxes and Mat Broers and Dennis Garland for cooking the BBQ so the students could have a warm sausage sandwich after their special parade.
A sincere thank you to Mrs Lynne Patmore for her creativity and extra help. Book Week is a special time for our students and it allows the library to change for two weeks and show how your children celebrate literature through their class displays, guided by their creative teachers.
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits.
Merits will be announced during Thursday morning's virtual assembly.
Yass Netball Representative Trials
We will also be holding our representative trials for the 2022 season over two weekends:
Saturday, 20th of November 2021
Sunday, 28th of November 2021
U10s and U11s
Under 10s: born 2012
Under 11s: born 2011
10:45am - 11:45am
U12s and U13s
Under 12s: born 2010
Under 13s: born 2009
12:00 - 1:00pm
U14s to U17s
U14s: Born 2008
U15s: Born 2007
U17s: Born 2005
**Please note that these times are subject to restrictions at the time, and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate this.
Please find below the link to our nomination forms on our website. Please ensure these are completed and provided to YNA prior to the 17th of November on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend for either of these dates, please complete the absentee form also located on our website.
As there will likely be restrictions on numbers, we will require the have numbers prior to the date of the trials to enable us to make the required COVID safe arrangement. Please click here, to nominate using the registration form.
We look forward to a wonderful 2022 season! Any questions please get in touch with us, we are looking forward to getting back into the sport we love!
How to register
Select 2021 Yass JUNIORS comp and complete all asked details.
PLEASE ensure you fill out the shirt selection as this is their free team shirt each player will receive.
Complete payment tab.If using active kids this is where you complete those details.
A registration message will appear and this should be all you need to do!
If you have any questions, please contact Yass Touch