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Advent, our season of waiting and preparation for the birth of Christ, commences this Sunday. The passing of the weeks of Advent are traditionally marked with the lighting of five candles in an Advent wreath: one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas day. The first candle is violet and represents hope; the second, also violet, represents peace; the third candle is pink and represents joy; the fourth, violet, represents love; and the final, central, candle is white and represents the light of Christ coming into the world. We will hold a brief prayer service at Monday morning’s assembly and light our first candle, beginning our journey towards Christmas with a prayer for hope:
Christ our Hope,
Shine in our lives with hope and promise. Open our eyes to see you in others. Help us to be people of hope.
We await your coming with gratitude.
3JR will be leading the school in an Advent prayer service on Monday morning.
Term 4 this year concludes on Wednesday 15 December and I hope that everyone is looking forward to a peaceful and joy-filled Christmas break. In 2022, all students, K-6 will commence Term 1 on Tuesday 1 February. Term 1 concludes on Friday 8 April.
Reports and Compass
Teachers are all working hard at the moment to finalise student assessment and prepare Semester 2 reports. This year, for the first time, we will not be sending home printed reports; families will, instead, need to access the reports via their child’s Compass profile under the Reports tab. The reports will be published on Monday 13 December, Week 10, and a Compass notification will be sent to confirm that reports can be viewed. If you have not yet activated your parent Compass account, please do so as soon as possible, and contact the school office if you require confirmation of your login details.
Because of the disturbed semester and prolonged period of Remote Learning, not all subject areas and strands are able to be accurately reported. Grades for Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Geography, and some strands of PDHPE and Creative Arts will be included on your child’s report, however.
A reminder that we will be holding our Daytime Disco tomorrow for K-4 and on Friday for Years 5 and 6. The 3/4 disco will be held at recess, and K-2 will have theirs at lunch time. Students do not need to wear school uniform on the day of their disco - wear your best dancing clothes (enclosed shoes, though, please), and everyone will be provided with a free icypole to cool down at the end.
Mrs Turner has asked me to let the school community know that she is taking a period of extended leave to care for a serious health concern. I ask you to join me in praying for Ev and for her full and speedy recovery.
A Gift for our Kindergarten Students
Dianne Brown, author and Mt Carmel grandparent, has written a picture book called ‘What Do Cows Do’ to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease, which affected her twin brother.
Dianne has kindly provided a copy of this book for each Kindergarten student to keep.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 8! 3JR students are using the Bible to locate scripture passages and explore the structure of the New Testament. I asked students to explain what they knew about the New Testament and below are their answers.
Camilla: Mark, Matthew, Luke and John wrote the Gospels so everyone knew about Jesus’ life and what he did to help everyone.
Juliette: The writers could have been paid to write the Gospels because they believed in Jesus and wanted everyone else to know about him.
Ellie: The New Testament is about Jesus and students need to know about the Christian values of the Gospels.
Olivia: Through the New Testament we learn more about the Catholic faith.
Jackson: The New Testament influences our lives today. It gives information about Jesus and God.
We are seeking your support to help those less fortunate in our community through generous donations of non-perishable food items. Your generosity and support is most appreciated. St Augustine’s Conference has requested the following items.
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.
‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked. Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others spoken to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. But my kingdom is not of this kind.’ ‘So you are a king then?’ said Pilate. ‘It is you who say it’ answered Jesus. ‘Yes, I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’
What words or phrases struck you in this Gospel reading?
St Augustine Parish Mass
Click on the following link for further details about Mass times - http://staug-yass.org.au/wp/sacraments/ .
Enjoy your week!
Religious Education Coordinator
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits.
Matthew Van Steyn
Merits will be announced during Thursday morning's virtual assembly.
Japanese parfaits are made mainly of ice cream, fruits, and whipped cream along with some other sweet ingredients.
For the Japanese, strawberry, chocolate, and matcha (green tea) are popular year-round parfait menu items but you might see some seasonal parfaits such as peach and melon.
They are almost always served in a tall decorative glass, which fascinates everyone from kids to adults. It is a classic menu item for coffee shops and family restaurants.
Step 1 – Get A Tall Glass
Step 2 – Get 3 Fillers
Sponge cakes: Parfaits usually include some kind of sponge cakes to fill up the tall glass as well as your tummy.
Use your favorite sponge cake, brownies, or Castella cake as fillings. It’s a great way to use leftover brownies!
Fresh Fruits: Most parfaits include fresh fruits. Fruits are quite expensive in Japan, so large chunks of fruits on parfaits definitely catch our hearts!
Fresh Whipped Cream: Besides ice cream, whipped cream fill up the voids in the tall glass.
Step 3 – Get Your Favorite Ice Cream
One to two scoops of ice cream is a must in Japanese parfaits.
Vanilla is a good choice for most parfaits, but be adventurous and get creative with it!
Step 4 – Make Several Layers
Alternate the ingredients to make layers and fill the space with whipped cream.
It’s important to create a good mixture of all the ingredients, not just whipped cream.
Step 5 – Give it Crunch
Sponge cakes, ice cream, and whipped cream are all soft in texture, so give it some crunch!
Most parfaits include cornflakes (cereal), granolas, and/or sliced almonds between layers so that they will provide a nice contrast to the rest of the ingredients.
Step 6 – Garnish
Finally, make sure to insert a Pocky or two in your parfait! They add more texture and dynamics to the parfait.
We have enjoyed making our very own パフェParfaits in Japanese this week. I hope you can enjoy making them at home too!
(Source - Just One Cookbook)
This week, Week 8, will be the last week students will be able to borrow from the library. Children will still be able to borrow books online via Overdrive-Sora for the remainder of the term and over the holidays.
The library will be closed from Week 10 as stocktake will commence. It is requested that any library books you have at home, please start to return them as soon as possible.
Please order all recess and lunch orders via Qkr before 9am on Thursday and Friday mornings.
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If you would like order from Issue 8, orders need to be placed by tomorrow, Thursday 25th November.
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Paper orders can also be placed with the Book Club Order Form at the Front Office.
Prepare reflectively for Christmas using the free online Walking Together Advent resource. Created by families for families, this home-grown Archdiocesan program will be made available in 4 instalments - one each week - including a 10 minute video and downloadable discussion/reflection questions. Use it whenever suits you, alone or in a small group. Or join a weekly zoom discussion group.
Watch a 3 minute trailer: https://youtu.be/0eaQJFCNxLI
Explore the resource: www.cgcatholic.org.au/ADVENT
Join a zoom discussion group this Sunday 4pm or this Tuesday 10am
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96186839540
Meeting ID: 961 8683 9540
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