- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Sports News - Save the Date
- Coordinator Merits
- Artwork in the Classrooms
- KNB Tennis
- 2AH Learn to Ride
- Beach to Bush Program
- 5/6EG Science
- Lost Property from the Library
- Drum Lessons 2022
- Yass Valley Library School Holiday Program
- Alphability - Literacy Boost - January 2022
- Spinifex Tennis - Summer Camp 2022
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
2nd Week of Advent
We are now in the second week of Advent, and on Monday KJG led us in a beautiful Prayer Service in which we lit the second candle in our wreath, symbolising peace.
God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the centre, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly this Advent time.
End-of-Year Awards and Graduation
Congratulations to our Year 3 Award recipients who received their certificates on Monday morning; Year 4 and 5 Academic, Effort and Application, Most Improved and Christian Leadership Awards will be announced and distributed on Thursday morning. Year 6 Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the Graduation Mass on Tuesday and presented afterwards in the PAC.
A special edition of the Carmeletta will be published next week showcasing all our award recipients.
Although the current level of restrictions will allow two parents to attend our Graduation Mass next Tuesday, they have not been relaxed enough to allow parents to attend the Year 6 Farewell Assembly. A letter with full details of our Year 6 celebrations was sent to families last week.
Reports and Class Lists
Semester 2 Reports will be accessible to families on Compass next Monday; please take the time to read your child’s report together with them and affirm their many achievements. Class lists with their class teacher’s name will be sent home on Wednesday. Teachers spend many hours planning class lists for the following year, taking into consideration a range of factors, including academic, social and wellbeing needs. Please understand that once the lists have been published, students cannot be moved to another class. Thank you to the staff for the hours of dedication that are required in constructing the class lists to best meet the learning needs of each child.
Thank you and congratulations to Miss Tara Cassidy for coordinating and compiling our 2021 Yearbook. It is a wonderful memory of the events of this year and I recommend it to all. It will be distributed next week to families who have placed an order.
Uniform Shop Additional Opening Times
The Uniform Shop will be open from 10am to 3:30pm next Monday 13 December, in addition to the usual Tuesday 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.
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.
The Christmas Vigil Mass, on Christmas Eve, will be held under the shade cloth on the Mt Carmel School playground, weather permitting. Mass starts at 7pm, with carols from 6:30pm. Bring your own chair, if you can; there will be some available for those who cannot bring their own.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 10! This week is the second week of Advent and KJG led a beautiful Advent Prayer Service on Monday. We light the second candle of Peace as a symbol of the peace and goodwill to all that having faith in Jesus brings.
Isaiah’s Prophecy of a Savior - Scripture: Isaiah 9: 2-7 by 5/6GZ
Prayer and Reflection
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.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Thank you to all the families who have provided donations for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. We have so many baskets full of amazing donations! This is our last week of donations.
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.
We have a number of items that have been left at the library. If you are missing a library bag, umbrella, drink bottle, lunch box, scrunchie or a bag of clothes, please come to the office and collect it. If items are not collected by next Tuesday, all items will be sent to Vinnies.