- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Primary Sport
- 3-6 Athletics Carnival Photos
- K-2 Athletics Carnival Photos
- Principal Awards
- Book Fair and Grandparents/Older Friends Morning Tea 2019
- PRC Update
- 2019 Reach Assessments
- Reminder: Platters and Containers to Pick up
- Nutrition Snippets
- Please Pray for First Eucharist Children
- Morning Tea for First Eucharist
- Family and Friends of Children Receiving First Holy Communion
- Parish News - Sacraments 2019
- Woolworths Earn & Learn
- Two Organs, Two Organists & Two Trumpeters
- Yass Roos Auskick - Commencing 13 June
- Spinifix Tennis - Talent Identification Holiday Camp
Today the last events of the Athletics Carnival were completed—1500m Track and 12-year-old boys High Jump. Thanks to all for your patience and we look forward to the announcement of Age Champions and the winning House on Friday morning at the start of our school assembly at 9am.
Yesterday eight hardy Mt Carmel students braved the wintery conditions to compete in the Archdiocesan Cross Country at Stromlo Forest Park in the ACT. Well done to you all, and special congratulations to Jeremy Bremner, Aidan Cassidy, Brodie Doyle and Jed Newman who all qualified to represent the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese at the NSWCPS event at Eastern Creek next Friday.
PSSA Boys Touch Football State Carnival
Congratulations to Baxter Sicily who has been selected to represent MacKillop at the State Touch Football Carnival in Newcastle nest term.
Book Fair and Grandparents Morning Tea
Congratulations to Mrs Turner for another successful Book Fair and an enormous thank you to the parent volunteers who helped out on the day. The joy that our students experience showing their grandparents and special older friends around the school is truly beautiful. Your support of the Book Fair will help to provide lots of new books for our school library.
Review of Counselling and Wellbeing Services
In the interests of ensuring our students have access to high quality programs and systems to support their wellbeing, Catholic Education is conducting a review of the wellbeing services and programs that are currently available in all CE schools. As key stakeholders, parents are invited to complete an online survey, which may be accessed by following the hyperlink: https://forms.gle/tV3PRYh4VVVprMyQ9.
In advance, I thank you for taking the time to share your insights and perspectives. Students and school staff will also be given the opportunity to contribute to this review. At the conclusion of the process a report will be provided on the findings and related plans for the future to ensure that the services available to our students are of the highest quality.
Happy Long Weekend
And finally, I hope that everyone has a restful mid-term break for the upcoming Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend and that all who are on the roads travel safely.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: John 17:20-26
I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in me. May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me. I have given them the glory you gave to me, that they may be one as we are one. With me in them and you in me, may they be so perfected in unity that the world will recognise that it was you who sent me and that you have loved them as you have loved me. Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may always see my glory which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Father, Upright One, the world has not known you, but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me. I have made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and so that I may be in them.
In this week's Gospel, Jesus continued his prayer for his disciples. Clearly he was concerned about them and their welfare. Jesus had experienced the tension and conflict that arose among his disciples at times. He knew that the path ahead of them would be painful and difficult. He also realized that if they were divided or at odds with one another, they would not be able to carry out His mission.
Jesus prayed not only for his disciples but he also prayed for all who would believe in him, no matter what century or nation the believers would live in. Jesus longs for you and me to be one with him and with God, just as he longed for his disciples to experience this loving unity.
Can you remember a time in your life when you had a deep and loving sense of Jesus being present with you? Take a moment and remember that time. What emotions did you experience: awe, joy, confusion, or perhaps elation?
These moments of intimacy with Jesus are gift and grace. We cannot manufacture these experiences. However, we can open ourselves to them and we can ask to be graced with such love and peace. Today may we be open and attentive to the ways Jesus may come to us. At times Jesus comes in the most unexpected people or small happenings. Stay alert and be watchful! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost Sunday. The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.
Pentecost is also a Jewish holiday, which the Jews use to celebrate the end of Passover. Jews celebrate the gift of the law to Moses at Mt. Sinai on this day. But we, as Catholics celebrate the birth of our Church.
At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.
Others who were not so blessed, accused those speaking in tongues of being drunk, but Peter arose and addressed the crowd, explaining that it was only 9 o'clock, and that this phenomenon was not intoxication, but rather this was the work of the Holy Spirit, prophesied in the scripture.
Peter then called all those present to be baptised and about three thousand people were baptised that day.
These people were among the first Catholics, and Peter is the first pope of the Catholic Church.
The symbols of Pentecost are the flame, wind, and the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. The colour of Pentecost is red and the priest wears red vestments on this day. Parishioners are also invited to wear red on this day. Red decorations as well as celebrations are appropriate, similar to any other birthday. Special prayers are often said just for Pentecost. www.catholic.org
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.
Congratulations to the following students who will receive a Principal's Award at this Friday's assembly. The assmbly will be held at 9am in the PAC and presented by 1SS and 4KF.
|Amelie Nagle||Mabel Adie|
|Vanessa Stonham||Xavier Arnold|
|Jacob Hall||Olivia Scanlon|
|Rory Welsh||Tommy Markota|
|Amber Watson||Emma Barker|
|Jackson Shelton||Ayrton Camilleri|
|Annabella Nagle||Grace McPherson|
|Brooke Reardon||Chloe Pearce|
|Georgina Burke||Kiralee Hooper|
|Bryson Flynn||Simon Bremner|
|Amelia Maguire||Annabel Barber|
|Archer Lees||Charlie Bush|
|Cooper Hodges||Shelby Connolly|
|Isabella Jarratt||Samuel Hillman|
Last Friday we held the Scholastic Book Fair and Grandparents Morning Tea in the Lacey Library.
We had so many wonderful grandparents, older friends and parents visit our school and enjoy the time with the children. The day was perfect and this allowed for many visitors to stay and share morning tea.
For this to be so successful there are many helpers I need to thank.
The cashier ladies; Brooke Sainsbury, Kirsty Maher, Deborah Donaldson and Eileen Foran. The morning tea parents were also very busy and a big thank you goes to Tara Leighton, Cassie Streatfeild, Peter Lewry, Tina Cassidy, Jess Dunn and Cindy Gomez for making coffees and cups of teas and for ensuring there was plenty of food to enjoy.
Also thank you to Mel Leahy and Tanya McPherson for selling books after school.
The Library Monitors worked hard going to class rooms and bringing children over to their grandparents. Thank you Year 5 Library Monitors for your help.
A special thank you to Mrs Lynne Patmore, our library assistant for her support before the Book Fair and during the day.
Thank you to those children who brought in food for the morning tea. We all appreciated your generosity.
To the staff, I thank you for your support and allowing the interruptions to your classroom during the day.
Now a very big thank you to everyone who bought books at the Book Fair. We had excellent sales which then gives the school a commission in books. This will be finalised at the end of the week. Hope you all had pleasant time at the Book Fair for 2019.
Following Mass there will be an opportunity to gather for a cuppa/morning tea and the cutting of the cake for these young people. It would be very much appreciated if parents could help with the supply of sandwiches, slice etc. on this special occasion. Food may be dropped off to the school office on Friday 21st June or at Mt Carmel Performing Arts Centre in Dutton Street prior to Mass. Enquires to Mt Carmel School 6226 3357 or Dianne Carey 0419 276 889.
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.