- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Coordinator Merits
- KJG Fine Motor Skills
- Year 1 & 2 Learn to Swim Program
- 1SS Persuasive Writing
- 3MA Hour of Code
- Daytime Disco
- Lacey Library News
- Canteen News - Chicken Burger Friday!
- Drum Lessons 2022
- Scripture @ Yass High
- Learn to Ride Grand Opening
- Spinifex Tennis - Summer Camp 2022
- Yass Junior Rugby Summer Program
- Alphability - Literacy Boost - January 2022
- Yass Community Christmas Carols
We are now in the first week of Advent, and 3JR led us in a beautiful prayer service on Monday morning. 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.
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.
KJG will lead our Week 2 Advent Prayer Service next Monday morning.
Last week our appointment process for Student Leadership positions concluded with interviews for all the candidates. Before I announce the appointments, I would first like to affirm to all of our community that each and every one of the Year 5 candidates did themselves, their families and their school very proud throughout the entire process. In any selection process where there are more candidates than there are positions to be filled there will always be some who are excited and others who are disappointed. I can say, though, that every single student handled the announcement of the successful candidates with dignity and respect.
So now, it brings me great pleasure to announce that our Student Leaders for 2022 are:
Captains — Zara Hillman and Alexander Donaldson
Vice-Captains — Esther Adie and Hugo Dunstan
Year 6 SRC — Sienna Carroll and Jake Pholi
Mullungang House Captains — Mia Buser and Wyatt Brassil
Hartigan House Captains — Darcy Gooley and Oscar Rainger
McAuley House Captains — Tiana Pidding and Gabby Penfold
Fielding House Captains — Bryson Flynn and Flynn Wullaert
Presentation Night and Graduation
Given the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we are again unable to hold our Presentation Night in its usual form; instead, we will be holding a Presentation Week in Week 10. Academic, Effort and Application, Most Improved and Christian Leadership Awards will be presented at morning assembly to Year 3 students on Monday, and Year 4 and Year 5 students on Thursday. Parents of award recipients will be personally invited to attend the assembly to see the presentation of their child's award. All award recipients will be acknowledged in a special edition of the Carmeletta in Week 11.
Also due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold our usual whole-school End-of-Year and Graduation Mass. We will still be holding a Graduation Mass on Tuesday 14 December, Week 11, but it will be for Year 6 students and their parents only. At the conclusion of the Mass, Year 6 Academic, Leadership and Citizenship Awards will be announced. Recipients will receive their awards in the PAC after Mass. A letter with full details of our Year 6 Graduation and celebrations is coming to families today.
Bike and Traffic Safety
Yass’ new Learn to Ride Centre behind the Railway Station on Crago Street is scheduled for its grand opening from 10am this Saturday. Mt Carmel’s Year 2 students have been lucky enough to be invited to attend a pre-opening event on Friday morning, for a road-safety workshop with bikes and scooters. Thanks to Yass Valley Council for this wonderful opportunity.
Uniform Shop Additional Opening Times
The Uniform Shop will be open from 10am to 3:30pm on Monday 6 December and Monday 13 December, in addition to the usual Tuesdays 2:30—4pm.
It will also be open from 10am—2pm on Friday 28 January and Monday 31 January, prior to the commencement of Term 1.
An Up-and-Coming Illustrator
The Bango Wind Farm is producing a children’s book called ’Tuppence the Orphan Turbine’ as an educational resource to help teach about renewable energy. Part of their project involved recruiting local students to help illustrate the story, and Jake Wullaert in Year 5 created some magnificent illustrations that will be included in the book.
Well done, Jake, and congratulations on your fabulous artwork.
Term Dates 2022
At the beginning of next year, Catholic Education is holding a System Day for staff professional development on Friday 28 January, and our regular Staff Professional Development day will be held on Monday 31 January. This means that all students, K-6 will commence Term 1 on Tuesday 1 February. Term 1 concludes on Friday 8 April, with Easter falling on the middle weekend of the school holidays.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 9! 3MA examined the scripture passage of Luke 4:16-21 and completed the Picture This activity. Students had to picture themselves in the story: What is your role in this story? Why are you there? What can you see? What is the order of events?
Below are their observations.
Charlie: I was an observer in the story.
Reese: I imagined the synagogue like an oval shaped ring that had stairs as seats. There was a small table with a plant on it, a bible and an assistant standing next to the table.
Lucy: I imagined that I was a little kid listening to Jesus in the synagogue.
Grace: I imagined that I was the assistant.
Mt Carmel School Christmas Item 2021 - Jesse Tree
Mt Carmel School’s Christmas item for 2021 is decorating a Jesse Tree using symbols based on a selection of scripture passages. The passages tell the story of God and all the people who make up Jesus’ family tree. Jesse was the father of King David, who was a great leader and lived a long time before Jesus. Jesus’ family were descendants of King David.
Each class has made a symbol based on their scripture passage and it will be added to our Jesse tree. Two classes per day will present their symbol during our morning Teams Assembly and explain its importance based on the scripture before hanging it on the tree. Students will make a smaller symbol, based on their class scripture, that they will take home to share with their family.
Today Mt Carmel School started the Advent journey by adding the first two special symbols to our Jesse Tree.
Gospel and Reflection
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
The key message of this passage is to ‘Watch’ and to welcome Christ into our life during Advent. He is here already but he wants to come closer.
How can I keep in touch with God and others?
How can I prepare for the coming of the Lord?
Thank you to all the families who have provided donations for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. It is great to see so many baskets filled with donations! Next week is the last week of the appeal.
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:
St Augustine Parish Mass
Click on this link for further details http://staug-yass.org.au/wp/sacraments/
Enjoy your week!
Religious Education Coordinator
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits.
Merits will be announced during Thursday morning's virtual assembly.
The library has now ceased borrowing of book to students. 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 note that over the next two weeks, items may cease to be available as our stock runs out.
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.