- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Sports News
- Lacey Library News
- Year 6 Head to Camp!
- KJG NRL Clinic
- Gardening Club
- Book Club - Issue 7 Now Available
- Canteen News
- Uniform Shop
- St Augustine's Parish Bookfair
- Yass High School - Year 7 Orientation Day
- JPC 10 Year Anniversary Gala
- Yecca Turns 70!
- Visual Arts Annual Exhibition & Workshop
- Gunning Library - Moonhack Coding Challenge
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Class Placements 2024
Parents are invited to email me with regard to any considerations you may have for your child’s class placement for 2024. These considerations should be important for the education and wellbeing of your child. Requests for a particular teacher, gender of a teacher, multiple friends etc, are usually not appropriate nor a priority. It is very important for parents to understand that creating classes is detailed and exacting work completed by the teachers to ensure that your child is placed in an appropriate class group each year. When considering class groupings, teachers will look specifically at your child’s educational and social needs and place them with peers that will support their development. Requests are to be emailed to me at: email@example.com by this Friday 20 October 2023.
Please be aware that, although all requests received are given due consideration, there is no commitment that your request can be accommodated.
Requests from previous years are not kept on file nor considered, as situations change each year. If you would like a previous request to be considered again, you are asked to send in a new request for 2024.
Year 6 Camp
This morning, Year 6 departed for their three-day camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation in Narrabeen. I will be joining them this evening and remaining for the duration of the camp. My sincere thanks to Mrs Glover and Miss Rayner for giving up two nights with home and family so that our students can participate in this wonderful outdoor education and leadership experience. We are due to return to Yass between 5:00pm and 5:30pm on Friday, but I will send families a Compass notification on Friday afternoon confirming our arrival time once we are clear of the city traffic.
Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival
The Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival is on this Friday 20 October. There are still a number of families who have not yet submitted the consent form on Compass, and it has come to our attention that there may have been an issue viewing the form, for some. If you have not yet seen it, please access the Home screen within Compass, then click 'More', which is highlighted with three horizontal lines in the bottom right hand corner. Next, click on the Events icon, in the top left corner to bring up the Invitation to attend Boorowa. Click the Invitation link and then you will be able to consent or decline your childs attendeance and make the payment of $5 if attending.
When you arrive at the Boorowa Showgrounds, there will be a Mt Carmel ‘base’ set up in both the netball and touch football areas - look for the school flags and marquees. Our school staff will be assisting and supervising teams to ensure everyone keeps on track throughout the day, but we still need additional parents to help with a range of jobs; please see Mr Dunstan's Sports Report for details about how to volunteer. Students should wear their regular school sports uniform, including their school hat. Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name. There will be a canteen operating, but it’s a good idea to bring plenty of water and some other food/snacks as well.
World Teachers’ Day
Australia celebrates World Teachers’ Day next Friday 27 October. I am conscious of the cliché, but teaching truly is a noble profession and I am grateful every day for the generosity, talent, patience, commitment and, above all, love that our wonderful teachers bring to their work. I encourage every student at Mt Carmel to take the time to personally thank their teacher next Friday.
Schools are required to record destination schools for all departing students. If there are any K-5 families moving from Mt Carmel at the end of this year send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible indicating your intentions along with your destination. Much of this term is spent preparing for next year and our student numbers need to be accurate. Thank you for assisting us with this information gathering.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to Week 2! In Term 3, Year 2's unit of work focused on stewardship of creation. During my visit to 2LS, I asked students what they thought was important about being stewards of our world.
Some interesting insights from students:
Elizabeth: To put rubbish into the bin.
Ashton: Pick up the rubbish from our school yard.
Olivia: We need to look after the animals.
Jonathan: Tell people to look after the world.
Zoe: Protect all the animals and not litter the sea.
Harvey: It is our job to look after the animals and help them find a place to live in.
Religious Life of Mt Carmel School
Catholic Mission Month
October is Mission Month and mission means connecting with other people, helping those in need, sharing the Gospel message through our actions. In this month, we go out of our way to help others, to be kind and thoughtful. Schools are invited to engage with mission in an holistic way within the head, heart, hands model: encouraging a learning mind, an open heart and hands for action.
Mt Carmel’s next fundraising event: Week 4, Friday 3 November - Mufti day
MARIAN PROCESSION - Sunday 22 October 2023
As God’s people we pray for the needs of the Church and the world. We pray for change: in ourselves and in the circumstances of those in need, particularly in Ethiopia. May we pour out our lives in service. 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.
St Augustine’s Parish News
The next one is this Sunday 22 October. All children are invited to be part of the activities centred around the particular weekend’s Gospel.
Click on this link for further details http://staug-yass.org.au/wp/sacraments/.
Enjoy your week!
Religious Education Coordinator
Love One Another
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” John 15:12
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival
Our school will be participating in the Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival this Friday. The format of the day will be a gala day with schools playing in a round-robin competition.
Date: Friday 20 October 2023 (Friday Week 2, Term 4)
Venue: Boorowa Showgrounds, Ballyryan Road, Boorowa.
Transportation: By private car.
Cost: $5.00 per student to cover team registration.
There will be a canteen operating at the fields and qualified First Aid trained people will be present during the day. All players will compete in their Mt Carmel sport uniform.
The Touch teams will consist of a maximum of 10 players per team (7 on the field) and the Netball teams will consist of a maximum 10 players per team (7 on the field and maximum 3 boys per team). Students will compete in their year groups from Year 2 to Year 5
It is an expectation that all Year 2-5 students attend the event. Unfortunately, the carnival clashes with Year 6 camp this year so they will be unable to attend. Teachers have organised students into mixed year level teams according to their preferred sport. Although it is an expectation that students attend, if you know your child will be absent on the day, please let their class teacher know so that they can plan accordingly. We still require referees, scorers and coaches for the day, if you are able to assist, please fill out the Google form below.
There are still a number of families who have not yet submitted the consent form on Compass, and it has come to our attention that there may have been an issue viewing the form, for some. If you have not yet seen it, please access the Home screen within Compass, then click 'More', which is highlighted with three horizontal lines in the bottom right hand corner. Next, click on the Events icon, in the top left corner to bring up the Invitation to attend Boorowa. Click the Invitation link and then you will be able to consent or decline your childs attendeance and make the payment of $5 if attending.
FIRST GAMES COMMENCE 9.00 AM SHARP.
Note: all games 20 mins duration – continuous
(one game finishes and the next starts)
It is advised that all teams be at the grounds by 8.30am due to the amount of traffic.
One Mt Carmel gazebo will be set up in each area (Touch and Netball) as a central meeting place for our teams.
All first round games start at 9.00am sharp and the carnival will conclude at 3.20 pm, with the last game starting at 3.00 pm.
Just a reminder that transport to the event is via private car. If you have any questions or concerns regarding transport, please contact me through the office or via email: email@example.com.
Permission to attend and Payment of $5 to cover registrations must be made through Compass if you have not already done so.
We are looking forward to a fun day!
Mt Carmel 1
Referee - Samuel Leighton
Scorer - Alexandra Stephens
Mt Carmel 1
Coach - Simone Black
Mt Carmel 2
Coach - Tyrell Gooley
Ref - Darcy Gooley
Mt Carmel 2
Scorer/coach - Eloise Ball
Scorer/coach - Crystal Clements
Ref - Bonnie Whitehead
Mt Carmel Blue
Cecilia Candido Pinheiro
Referee - Henry Shoring
Mt Carmel 1
Vincent Da Deppo
Scorer - Annaliese Salzke
Ref - Sienna Carroll
Coach - Matt & Melissa Carroll
Mt Carmel Red
Coach - Katherine MacDonald
Scorer - Georgina Shannon
Mt Carmel Blue
Coach - Mike Inkster
Scorer - Lisa Crocker
Referee - Abby Jones
Mt Carmel 1
Coach - Emma McEvoy
Scorer - Sarah Townsend
Ref - Sophia Dorris
Mt Carmel Red
Coach - Kirby Jones
Scorer - Belinda Reynolds
Referees - Lewis Jones
Mt Carmel Blue
Coach - Maree Doyle
Scorer - Kate Caldow
Mt Carmel 1
Coach - Patrea Lenon
Scorer - Rochelle Richards
Scorer - Louise Marchei
Referee - Lucy Leighton
Mt Carmel Green
Coach - Anthony Glover
Scorer - Jennifer Butt
Ref - Jake Pholi
Mt Carmel 2
Sofia De Deppo
Coach - Liz De Deppo and Vanessa Dunstan
Scorer - Hugo Dunstan
Ref - Stacey Hardy
Mt Carmel Red
Coach - Trent Litster
If your child has been omitted or you did not receive your information as coach/ref/scorer, please let me know
|YEAR 2 NETBALL DRAW 2023
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|YEAR 4 NETBALL DRAW 2023
|YEAR 5 NETBALL DRAW 2023
NRL League Stars
The NRL is running a 6-week League Stars afternoon program in Yass again this year in Term 4 on the Mt Carmel ovals. The program will start in Week 3, Term 4 on the 23/10/23 and run for 6 weeks until the 27/11/23. Sessions will start at 3:30pm and run until 4:30pm. The NRL have also kindly offered to run two introductory clinics in school on the first two Tuesdays of Term 4.
Girls Cricket Blast Clinics
Cricket NSW is running a four week Cricket Blast program every Tuesday lunchtime in Weeks 3-6 this term. Registrations are through PlayHQ using the link below.
You will need to create a PlayHQ account to register if you don’t already have one.
Canberra and Goulburn Touch Football Trial Information 2024
Date: Friday 24th November 2023 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Southwell Park, Lyneham, ACT
Registration: Registration is through the CSNSW Sport Website; https://csnsw.sport/help/help-guide-for-parents
Cost: $15.00 per student. Payment is to be made with registration via the CSNSW website.
Uniform: School Sport Uniform.
For more information please go to: https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Tennis Trial Information 2024
Date: Thursday 30th November 2023
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Belconnen Tennis Club. Halloran Place, Macquarie, ACT
Registration: Registrations are open on the CSNSW Sport Website –
Please see the Registration Instructions for Parents 2020
Nominations Close: Friday 24th November
Cost: $15.00 per student. Will also be through the NSWCSS Website
Uniform: Tennis Attire or School Sport uniform
CANTEEN: There is no canteen available. Students are to bring their own lunch and snacks. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO PLAY A FULL COURT GAME.
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Basketball Trial Information 2024
Date: Friday 1 st December 2023
Time: 10am - 2pm
Venue: Belconnen Basketball & Sports Centre 42 Oatley Court, Belconnen, ACT Registration: Registrations are open on the CSNSW Sport Website – https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar
Please see the Registration Instructions for Parents
Nominations Close: Friday 24th November Cost: $20.00 per student – Will also be through the CSNSW Website
Canteen: Students may bring their own lunch and snacks. There is a small canteen facility available and there are additionally shops nearby.
Uniform: Students are to wear their school sports uniform to the trials as they are representing their school. Students are also required to bring along a water bottle for hydration.
Canberra Goulburn Primary Cricket Trials (for 2024)
Date: 03 Nov 2023
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Students in NSW Schools Years 5 and 6 (and exceptional Year 4) Boys are invited to trial to represent Canberra Goulburn at the MacKillop Trials. Girls are invited to nominate - trial will be held if appropriate numbers, if not they will go straight through to the MacKillop Trials
Registration is through the CSNSW Website: https://csnsw.sport/help/help-guide-for-parents.
Please check the C & G website and the Facebook page for information about upcoming events https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar.
Thank you Emma Barker and her family for donating books to the library. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Please check for any overdue books and return them to the library as soon as possible. If you would like a printout of the books your child currently has on loan please let me know.
If you would like order from Issue 7, orders need to be placed by Monday 23 October.
Please note that the front office is no longer able to accept cash/order forms for Book Club Orders. All orders must be placed via Loop.
To view Issue 7, click on the image below.
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 form, 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. Order Forms can be collected from the front office if needed.
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 so the correct size/item can be sent home.