- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Principal Awards
- Stage 1 Excursion - National Museum
- Stage 2 Excursion - Lanyon Homestead
- PRC Update
- Year 6 and SRC Photos - Order Form
- Year 3-6 Holiday Reading? Why not use the Sora app!
- 2019 Reach Assessments
- Uniform Shop
- Sacrament of Confirmation
- Parish News - Sacraments 2019
- Holiday Workshops!
- Yass Gymnastics School Holiday Program
- Spinifix Tennis - Talent Identification Holiday Camp
- Accommodation Needed during Irish & Celtic Festival
A final reminder that we will be holding our Open Classrooms this afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30pm. You are warmly invited to come with your child to visit their classroom and share in the wonderful work that they have been doing this term. Please be mindful that, although your child’s teacher will be in the classroom and is very happy to chat with you, open classrooms are not the appropriate forum for individual parent-teacher interviews. Parents are always welcome to make an individual appointment with their child’s teacher any time they would like to discuss their child’s progress.
Semester One Reports
This Friday you will receive your child’s Semester One Report. This is a wonderful opportunity to take time with your child to sit and talk about the learning they have undertaken so far this year. Celebrate their successes and help them work out strategies for the areas that may need further development. Teachers commit significant hours outside of school time to prepare our children’s reports; I am very grateful for the dedicated teaching staff we have here at Mt Carmel.
1SS and 4KF Assembly
Our class assembly for 1SS and 4KF will be held this Friday 5 July at 9am; I hope to see you there!
Please note that students return to school on Tuesday 23 July in their sports uniform. Thank you to everyone for their wonderful work this term. Staff, students and parents have worked incredibly hard and these efforts are very much appreciated. I trust that everyone will have a restful and enjoyable mid-year break. Travel safely, if you are going away, and stay warm. I look forward to seeing you in Term 3.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Luke 9:51-62
Now it happened that as the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, 'Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?' But he turned and rebuked them, and they went on to another village. As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, 'I will follow you wherever you go.' Jesus answered, 'Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.' Another to whom he said, 'Follow me,' replied, 'Let me go and bury my father first.' But he answered, 'Leave the dead to bury their dead; your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.' Another said, 'I will follow you, sir, but first let me go and say good-bye to my people at home.' Jesus said to him, 'Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.'
The opening words of this Gospel are: “As the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem.” Jesus sent His messengers on ahead of Him to Jerusalem so that they could prepare for his arrival.
As Jesus traveled up to Jerusalem, there were people who refused to welcome Him. When James and John saw this happening, they were extremely angry. They turned to Jesus and asked: “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven and annihilate these people?” Jesus turned and sternly looked at them. Then He corrected them for what they had said.
As they approached Jerusalem, a man came to Jesus and said to Him: “I will go with you wherever you go.” Jesus replied to him, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests. However, the Son of Man has no place to call His own.” Jesus then invited the man to follow Him. However, the man looked at Jesus in dismay and said: “Let me wait until I have buried my father.” Jesus bluntly responded: “Let the dead bury the dead.”
Then another person came to Jesus and said: “I want to follow you, Lord; however I need to return home and take care of some affairs and then I will follow you.” Jesus looked at the man and said: “Anyone who begins to plow and keeps looking back is not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
While this collection of stories may just seem to be strung together as a sequence of events that occurred as Jesus made his way toward Jerusalem, there is a common theme. In these stories, Luke instructs us about how to receive Jesus and his call, even if we find the call inconvenient or untimely.
We are not to be like those who ridicule Jesus for behaving a certain way, and we are to follow Jesus’ call without reservation. It is easy for us to say, “Sure, Jesus, I will do this for you after I do what I want to do.” Jesus does not want a halfhearted response from us when he calls. He wants all of us, our entire selves, and he wants us to respond to his call with a wholehearted “yes.”
To what is Jesus calling you today? Spend some quiet time reflecting on this question. What is stirring within your heart? How will you respond to Jesus’ call for you? (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
VINNIES WINTER APPEAL (FINAL WEEK)
Last year, Vinnies Conference members provided over $2 million in emergency assistance including food vouchers and parcels to people in need.
Help us make a difference to people in need in our local community this winter.
Support the Vinnies Winter Appeal and help bring safety and security to people struggling to make ends meet.
This year, Mt Carmel are doing a canned food drive to support families within the Yass community. In each classroom we have placed a basket where students can place their donations. Food cans should be free of rust and damage and should not be out of date.
If each of us were to bring in just one food can this year, we would have over 300 cans to support those in our community who need our support most.
Our appeal will conclude on Friday with all cans being donated to Vinnies so that they can be distributed to those in need across our community. Thank you to all the families who have already donated to the appeal. Your generosity is most appreciated!
NAIDOC PRAYER SERVICE
On Thursday 25th July, 5/6MA will be leading us in a prayer service to celebrate NAIDOC Week at 9am in the PAC.
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week
We extend a warm welcome to all members of our school community to join us in this celebration.
It has been a very busy term with many celebrations taking place. In particular, we celebrated with some of our students as they partook in their First Eucharist. Your generosity has again been displayed through the many donations to our Vinnies Winter Appeal and we thank you most graciously. Each week I have the opportunity to spend a Religious Education lesson with one of our classes. I thank each class for welcoming me into their rooms and allowing me to partake in the wonderful work being completed. There is a real buzz across our school this year as we explore the Scriptures through Worlds of the Text. Finally I would like to thank each of you for your ongoing support and being part of the faith journey. Have a well earned Winter Vacation and I look forward to the many great things that await us in the second half of the year!
Religious Education Coordinator
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|
Remember, you can login to Sora with your normal CENet login that you use for Overdrive.
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.
Librarian / Teacher
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.
The Catholic Parish of St Augustine’s, Yass, invites children in Year 6 or older, who have made their First Eucharist, to continue their journey in faith by preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you believe your child is ready to take this next step and you are prepared to be involved in the journey, please enrol your child at St Augustine’s Presbytery this afternoon, Wednesday 31st July or tomorrow, Thursday 1st August between 5:00-6:00pm. For further details and to print an enrolment form please visit the parish website www.staug-yass.org.au/wp/sacraments or contact Dianne Carey (Sacramental Team Leader) on 0419 276 889.
Sacraments of Confirmation will take place on Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10am.
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