- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Primary Sport
- K-2 Athletics Carnival Program - Friday 24 May
- National Simultaneous Storytime - Alpacas with Maracas
- K-6 Incursion - Monday 27 May - Lucas Proudfoot
- Walk to School Day
- Stage 3 Parliament House Excursion
- Scholastic Book Fair is on Tomorrow!
- Invitation: Grandparents/Older Friends Morning Tea
- 5/6WZ Bread Making - Microorganisms - Science 2019
- Canteen Open at Athletics Carnival
- 2019 Reach Assessments
- Lost Property
- Uniform Shop
- Parish Social Event - Saturday 25 May
- Family and Friends of Children Receiving First Holy Communion
- Parish News - Sacraments 2019
- Yass Roos Auskick - Commencing 13 June
- Kids Nutrition Workshop - Friday 31 May
- Parkinson's Information Seminar
- Woolworths Earn & Learn
Our Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday at Victoria Park. Many thanks to the parents who have volunteered to help at the event, and my sincere apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by the change of date. Students who are participating in the 800m events will need to be at Victoria Park for a 9am start. All other Primary students will walk to the carnival with their class after our morning assembly. Infants classes will travel to Victoria Park by bus at from 11.30am to join us for running races and novelty events. Trials for High Jump will be completed at school next Tuesday.
This year, for the first time, the Northern Region Athletics Carnival will introduce a 1500m event for Junior, Intermediate and Senior boys and girls. Given that we will not have time at our carnival to run this event, students will be able to nominate for trials to be held in coming weeks. A nomination form will be provided to interested students shortly.
Our Lady Help of Christians
Friday is the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christian, Patroness of Australia; and 2HR will lead an Infants prayer assembly in the PAC on Friday morning.
This Feast Day has been celebrated in Australia since 1844. The early church in Australia had a special reason for turning to Mary: it was largely through the saying of the Rosary that early Australian Catholics kept the faith alive as no priests were sent to the colony. And until 1820, Mass was not allowed, with the exception of a brief period in 1803-1804.
Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians
Almighty God, deepen in our hearts
our love of Mary Help of Christians.
Through her prayers and under her protection,
may the light of Christ shine over our land.
May Australia be granted harmony, justice and peace.
Grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens.
Bless especially the men and women
of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Mary Help of Christians, pray for us.
Mobile Planetarium Incursion
Tomorrow Mt Carmel will be visited by a mobile planetarium for Years 3 to 6 students to have an interactive star-gazing experience in the PAC.
The official enrolment period for Catholic Schools in this Archdiocese closes next Friday 31 May. If you have a pre-school child ready for Kindergarten next year, enrolment forms can now be completed online, or please contact the front office if you need a hard-copy enrolment form. An interview will be organised once the enrolment application is received. If your friends have a child starting in Kindergarten next year, please encourage them to consider Mt Carmel as an option for their child’s education. It would be of great assistance to us if enrolment forms could be completed by next Friday 31 May.
Next week is National Reconciliation Week, a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. We will begin the week with a special reconciliation prayer at our Monday morning assembly and then there will be a concert by Indigenous musician, author and educator Lucas Proudfoot in the PAC.
Grandparents’ Morning Tea
A reminder that next Friday, 31 May, we will hold our annual Grandparents’ Morning Tea, coinciding with the Book Fair in the Lacey Library. This is always a special day and I am looking forward to sharing a cuppa with our students’ grandparents and special older friends.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: John 13:31-33, 34-35
When he had gone, Jesus said: Now has the Son of man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified.
If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon.
Little children, I shall be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and, as I told the Jews, where I am going, you cannot come.
I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you.
It is by your love for one another, that everyone will recognise you as my disciples.
Today John weaves together a variety of images of earth and heaven. John talks about the person who is earthly and who speaks of earthly things. Then John writes that the One who comes from heaven reigns above all. Of course, John is writing about Jesus.
John then reiterates that Jesus is “the One above all.” Jesus testifies to the truth. However, John also writes that no one accepts Jesus’ testimony. If we do believe in Jesus and accept His testimony, we certify that God is trustworthy.
Our belief in Jesus also comes with a responsibility. We are called to proclaim the Gospel by our words and more importantly, by our deeds. We have to live our faith, not simply profess our faith in Jesus. Just as Jesus commissioned his disciples to “go forth and preach the Gospel,” Jesus also sends us forth to live the Gospel and to preach the Gospel in word and deed. This is our call, our challenge and our gift. How will we respond? Will we go forth and spread the Gospel by word and example? Jesus is depending on us! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS PRAYER SERVICE
On Friday, 2HR will lead our infant classes in a prayer service for Our Lady Help of Christians. The prayer service will commence at 9am in the PAC and we warmly welcome everyone form our school community to join us.
Monday marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week (NRW). This is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Mt Carmel will celebrate National Reconciliation Week with a special prayer on Monday, a visit from Lucas Proudfoot and activities that will be undertaken throughout the week in class.
Let us keep all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our hearts and minds next week.
Religious Education Coordinator
Mount Carmel Athletics Carnival - Friday 24 May
Our Athletics Carnival will be held this Friday at Victoria Park. This year all events except for the 800m are compulsory. The 800m event will start at 9am and students must be at Victoria Park at least 15 minutes prior.
- Students in Years 2 to 6 not competing in 800m events, will walk to Victoria Park under teacher supervision at 9.05am on Friday. The students must please wear full sports uniform and add house colours when they arrive at Victoria Park. We will return to school in time for normal end of day procedures.
- The first events of the carnival:
8, 9 & 10 Years – 100m
11 Years – Shot Put
12 & 13 Years – Long Jump
- Parents must please notify their child’s teacher and sign out their child if leaving early.
- Cancellation of the carnival – Yass FM 7.00am and the SZapp.
- A volunteer note has been sent home - please return by tomorrow morning.Our carnival relies on parent volunteers and your help is greatly appreciated!
- A 1500m event will take place at a later date. If your child is a fast and competitive runner and would like to complete in this event, a note will be sent home to nomintate for this event.
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Rugby Union Trials
These trials will be held on Friday 7th June at Southwell Park in Lyneham. Please complete the Expression of Interest Form on the website by 31 May https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations.
Please note that that MacKillop will be having trials for individual students for a Girl’s Rugby 7’s team. If you are interested and if they are to register on the CSSS Website under rugby. A date and location for these trials are yet to be advised.
Years 3-6 AFL Coaching Clinic
K-2 students will travel by bus to Victoria Park to participate in the K-6 Athletics Carnival this Friday. Please remember to bring $2 for the bus.
Please note that the times indicated in the K-2 program below are approximate times.
Students who get Asthma must have their puffers with them at Victoria Park.
Students are to stay with their class group or activity group at all times including when eating lunch.
Students may purchase food from the canteen or eat their packed lunch at 1.00pm.
Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to help with the K-2 Activities.
Students Pack up
Recess at school
Students move to Primary Lines
KJG, KNB and 2HR catch bus to Victoria Park
1EK, 1JR, 1SS and 2TD catch bus to Victoria Park
Set up in class groups
50m events begin
70m events begin / 100m if time allows
Students line up in number groups for activities
Activities Stations begin
KJG, KNB and 2HR catch bus back to school
1EK, 1JR, 1SS and 2TD catch bus back to school
It's On Tomorrow!!
Where: Lacey Library
Book Fair: 9.00am - 3.45pm
Morning Tea: 10.00am - 11.30 am
This Friday, 31 May, we will be holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair in the Lacey Library from 9.00am-3.45pm.
We would like to invite our grandparents and older friends to the Book Fair and have morning tea at Mt Carmel. If you can provide some food for our morning tea that would be fantastic! Please drop morning tea items at the school office or Lacey Library before 10am.
We hope to you see you tomorrow.
The Mt Carmel School Uniform Shop is open each Tuesday afternoon, between 2.30pm– 4.00pm during school terms.
Ordering Options - Uniform orders can be placed online via Qkr! or by order from which can be collected and paid for from the front office.
All Qkr! orders placed before 2pm each Tuesday, will be bundled up and sent home with your child on Wednesday afternoon.
Please note that if the incorrect size/item is ordered or the size selected does not fit correctly, please return the item along with a note regarding changes required and the correct size/item can be sent home.
A soup and pizza night will be held after Mass to celebrate our patron Our Lady, Help of Christians. Genevieve Colbert will give a 10 minute talk about Our Lady.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks will be provided. Gluten free pizza will also be available.
Where: Hartigan Centre
Cost: $8 per person
NUMBERS ARE NECESSARY FOR CATERING PURPOSES.
RSVP: 20th MAY, LOURDES 0413 096 413
You may be thinking about appropriate gifts to give to celebrate this occasion. The Vinnies store carries a small range of suitable cards and gifts, such as rosary beads and pens. Alternatively, the Catholic Bookshop (55 Franklin Street, Forrest ACT), carries a wide range of suitable items. It is open weekday 9.30am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Registration- Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August 5-6pm Presbytery
Commitment Mass -Saturday 3 August 6pm St. Augustine's and Sunday 4 August 10.30am Uniting Church Hall Murrumbateman
Church Liturgy 1 -Thursday 15 August 7pm St Augustine's
Church Liturgy 2 -Thursday 29 August 7pm St Augustine's
Reflection Day - Friday 6 September 9am-3.10pm Hartigan Centre and St Augustine's
Sacrament of Confirmation - Sunday 8 September 10am St Augustine's
A very big thank you to Helen Shaw for collecting all of the sheets and stickers from the schools box at Woolworths.
For more information on the Earn and Learn program or to print a sticker sheet, click here.