- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Sports News
- Lacey Library News
- Mt Carmel Awards
- CWA Postcard Recognition
- Garden Club - Dried Rosemary for Sale
- Year 1 & 2 Swimming Program Photos
- Christmas Craft Club
- 6EG in the Music Room
- Hartigan Win the House Spirit Challenge
- Double Helix Magazine Subscription
- Book Club - Issue 8 Now Available
- Uniform Shop
- Drum Lessons for 2024
- Transition from Primary to Secondary School Fact Sheet
- Youth Program for Families
- Yass High School - Year 7 Orientation Day
- Yass Community Carols
- Christmas Mass Times
- Questacon Community Celebration
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Last week it was brought to my attention that some students from Mt Carmel had a close call with a bus when crossing Comur Street after school near the Ampol service station. Although there are pedestrian islands at this intersection, the heavy traffic from multiple directions in the afternoons makes this a risky crossing place. I encourage any family who gives their child permission to walk to the shops after school to direct their child/ren to use the signalled crossing at the Meehan Street intersection, rather than crossing at Rossi Street.
Tomorrow, Thursday 23 November, we will hold an assembly at 11:30am for the nominees for formal student leadership positions in 2024 to present their speeches to the school; parents are warmly invited to attend. The final step in the selection process will be Leadership interviews on Monday 27 November. I wish all our nominees the very best for their speeches.
High School Orientation Days
Next week, many of our Year 6 students will be attending High School orientation days. Getting ready for the transition to High School can be a very exciting phase of life, with a real sense of growing up; it can also be a cause for worries as children face the reality of leaving behind a well-known environment and peer group to step into something new. The following links may provide families with some useful resources and advice about how to support your child through a successful transition to High School, and there is a fact sheet attached to this newsletter for your information.
Increase in COVID-19 Cases
There has been national publicity about an increase in COVID-19 cases recently. A reminder that, in the interests of public health, any student or staff member who tests positive to COVID-19, or has COVID-like symptoms, should remain at home until symptoms have ceased.
May God’s peace be in your families,
Religious Education in the Classroom
Welcome to week 7! Year 3 students are learning about the significance of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) for the Church community and examining the question: How does being initiated strengthen us and our community? During my visit to 3ML, students were exploring Jesus as the Messiah and below are a few student responses to the question: How do you see Jesus as the Messiah?
Cooper: I see Jesus as a fish because it reminds me of when he gave fish to people in need.
Neva: I have used St. Augustine’s Church to represent Jesus the Messiah because he is in God’s house.
Sam: God is coming down from the sky to watch over us.
Heidi: I see my family as a rescuer of people in need because we buy food and drinks for the homeless people.
Religious Life of Mt Carmel School
Mt Carmel’s Mini Vinnies News
Sharkie from the Vinnies Canberra School Team visited Mt Carmel School to talk about the role of Vinnies in our community and to launch the Vinnies Christmas Appeal and each classroom has been provided with a basket for donations. At the end of the term, we will be delivering all donations to the St Augustine’s Conference, Yass, of St Vincent de Paul.
We are seeking your support to help those less fortunate in our community through generous donations of non-perishable food items. Your generosity and support is most appreciated. St Augustine’s Conference has requested the following items:
God our Father,
Help us to know of our salvation in your love poured out in Christ your Son.
Just as you have reserved a place for us at your heavenly table,
May there always be a place in our heart and so a chair at our table for those most in need
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord.
St Augustine’s Parish News
The next one is this Sunday 26 November. 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
Canberra Goulburn/Wollongong Boys AFL Trial Information 2024
Date: Tuesday 20th February
Time: Arrival: 8:30am Student Registration: 9:00am -9:15am. Trials Commence: 9:20am Conclusion: Approx 1:00 - 1:30pm depending on numbers
Venue: South Thomas Dalton Park Fairy Meadow (South Fields)
Uniform: Football attire- mouthguards compulsory.
Registration: Registration is via the CSNSW website - Thursday 30th November 2023
Cost: $15.00 Canteen: Students should bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks.
Selection: The purpose of the trial is to select a team of up to 22 players to represent the combined Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn and Wollongong at the MacKillop AFL Selection trials.
CONVENOR: Benjamin Woods Inquiries: Sherree Bush (CEO) Ph: 0409 305 296 Sherree.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archdiocese of 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 –https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar. 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 1st 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 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.
Please check the C & G website and the Facebook page for information about upcoming events https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/calendar.
End of Borrowing
As of Monday, Week 8, students will no longer be able to borrow books from the Library.
During Week 8, students will be given a list of books they currently have on loan. Please encourage your child to return any borrowed books by the end of Week 9.
Holiday Reading - Sora
Remember, you can login to Sora with your normal CENet login that you use for Overdrive.
Also, you can go into ACEN Member Collection to use the Overdrive books.
Visit https://soraapp.com in your web browser, or download the free Sora app from the Apple and Google Play stores on a mobile device.
This facility is always available for the students to use, especially during the holidays.
Congratulations to the recipients of last week's Mt Carmel Awards.
Awards are handed out at morning lines each Friday.
Zoe Di Sisto
From next Tuesday, 28 November, the Mt Carmel Garden Club will be selling dried rosemary at the front office for a gold goin donation.
Please pop into the office to purchase some dried rosemary, bottled by the Garden Club.
The Double Helix team is part of CSIRO Publishing and has a long-standing reputation for delivering expertly written, fascinating and fun science material for young people. Double Helix magazine is designed to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). They aim to make it an easy, fun read for people, whether they are already interested in science or not.
Double Helix magazine also promotes critical thinking and literacy in school-aged children and teens. Each issue includes hands-on activities, recipes, experiments, comics, puzzles and prizes to win.
Click here to view the Double Helix website to find out more information.
The 2024 subscription is $52 per child and includes 8 magazines thouthgout the year. A invitation has been sent via Compass if you would like to accept and pay for this 2024 subscription. Please click on the Events tab within Compass, to access this opt-in magazine subscription. If you would like to purchase the subscription, please complete the invitation by Thursday 30 November.
If you would like order from Issue , orders need to be placed by Tuesday 28 November.
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 8, 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 to the front office, so the correct size/item can be sent home.
In 2024 Gerard Noonan will be offering private lessons in Advancing Music Composition & Drum Kit.
Mr Noonan has completed tertiary studies in composition, has CPM-3 in Drums & is a Registered Creative Kids Provider.
PH: 0408 622819