- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Reconciliation Week Prayer Service by 5/6WZ
- 5/6JH Reconciliation Week Display
- Reconciliation Week Concert - Lucas Proudfoot
- Primary Sport
- Scholastic Book Fair is on Tomorrow!
- SVDP Social Justice Workshop
- Planetarium Incursion
- PRC - Congratulations Juliette!
- Thank you to the K-2 Volunteers
- 2019 Reach Assessments
- Canteen News
- Family and Friends of Children Receiving First Holy Communion
- Parish News - Sacraments 2019
- Marriage & Family Sunday - 2 June
- Kids Nutrition Workshop - Friday 31 May
- Parkinson's Information Seminar
- Yass Roos Auskick - Commencing 13 June
- Spinifix Tennis - Talent Identification Holiday Camp
Many thanks to all the parents and families who were able to provide assistance at our Athletics Carnival last Friday; and, of course, to our wonderful school staff, especially Mrs Esther Glover. Thank you also to the volunteer students from Yass High School, who were tremendous helpers, and to Yass Valley Council and Yass Little Athletics. It was a beautiful day—what a difference a week makes—and it was wonderful to see so many students giving their best and supporting their teammates. High Jump is being completed gradually as weather permits and we intend to walk participating students up to Victoria Park to complete the 1500m next Wednesday. The presentation of awards for Age Champions, runners-up and announcement of the 2019 winning House will take place at the start of our school assembly at 9am next Friday morning, 7 June. The Northern Region Athletic Carnival will be held on Wednesday 19 June in Goulburn.
Good luck to Jeremy Bremner, Mia Buser, Aidan Cassidy, Brodie Doyle, Angus Kelly, Neve Luckie, Jed Newman and Lola White who will be travelling to Canberra next Tuesday to compete in the Archdiocesan Cross Country at Stromlo Forest Park.
Book Fair and Grandparents’ Morning Tea
A final reminder that Mt Carmel’s annual Book Fair and Grandparents’ Morning Tea is on this Friday. The Book Fair will be open all day, from 9am to 3:45pm, and morning tea will be held between 10am and 11:30am. This is always a special day and I am looking forward to sharing a cuppa with our students’ grandparents and special older friends. All purchases from the Book Fair help to provide new and exciting resources for our school Library.
Interviews for 2019 Kinder enrolments are commencing next week. If you still have an enrolment form to submit, please send it to the office as soon as possible so that an interview time can be arranged.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: John 14:23-29
Jesus replied: Anyone who loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make a home in him. Anyone who does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not my own: it is the word of the Father who sent me. I have said these things to you while still with you; but the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me say: I am going away and shall return. If you loved me you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe.
In this week's Gospel, Jesus says to his disciple, Jude: “Whoever loves me will keep my word and my Father will love him and we will come and make our dwelling with him/her.” Then Jesus begins preparing his disciples for his departure. He tells them that his Father will send them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit. The Advocate will teach them everything!
Then we hear the familiar and loving words of Jesus: “My peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” I invite you to silently absorb his words for 2-3 minutes. Then slowly and mindfully repeat Jesus’ words 4 or 5 times. Then just be still for 2 or 3 minutes.
Did you sense or experience the peace and presence of Jesus? When we are upset, troubled or fearful Jesus may feel very far away. At these times, if we consciously breathe in his peace and his presence, we may begin to experience his presence with us. However, we need to stop and breathe in the love, the peace and the presence of Jesus for a few minutes. Jesus is always with us! However, we are not always consciously in his presence. We may need to once again deliberately place ourselves in Jesus’ presence. He will not fail us! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
This week we are celebrating 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.
Mt Carmel is celebrating National Reconciliation Week through a variety of activities this week. 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.
Let us keep all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our hearts and minds this week.
MINI VINNIES SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY
Yesterday our Stage 3 students participated in a Mini Vinnies Social Justice Day hosted by Wes and his team from St Vincent de Paul. The students participated in four workshops including; Youth Activities, Poverty, Homelessness and Yass Conference and Services. A wonderful day was had by all engaging in activities and developing a greater understanding of how we can help those who are less fortunate in our own community.
Religious Education Coordinator
Mount Carmel Athletics Carnival
Well dont to all the students who competed in the 1500m event this morning at Victoria Park.
High Jump trials were also finalised today and we look forward to holding the Athletics Carnival Assembly, to hand out ribbons and age champion trophies, this Friday 7 June at our whole school assembly, commencing at 9am in the PAC.
Then, finally the suspense will be over and we will be able announce the winning House! Stay tuned…
Archdiocesan Cross Country Carnival
Well done to Mia Buser, Jed Newman, Neve Luckie, Lola White, Angus Kelly, Jeremy Bremner, Aidan Cassidy and Brodie Doyle who competed at the Archdiocesan Carnival in Canberra yesterday.
A very big congratulations to Jed Newman, Aiden Cassidy, Jeremy Bremner and Brodie Doyle who have made it on to represent MacKillop at the CPS Cross Country Carnival to be held on Friday 14 June at Eastern Creek, Sydney.
MacKillop Touch Trials
Congratulations to Baxter Sicily who was selected at the MacKillop Touch Trials last week and will now complete as part of the MacKillop Team at the PSSA Touch State Carnival, to be held on Tuesday 20 August in Wallsend, Newcastle.
Archdiocesan Rugby Union Trials - Friday 7 June
These trials will be held on Friday 7th June at Southwell Park in Lyneham. Good luck to those competing in these trials.
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.
A very big thank you to all the parents who helped at the K-2 Athletics Carnival last Friday. The children had a wonderful time and it makes it even more special that you were able to help throughout out the day. Your assistance was very much appreracited.
REMINDERS: Lunch orders can be placed via Qkr! or lunch bag/money. Qkr! orders must be placed by 9.00am on the morning of canteen.
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