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- PRC Update - Final Week!
- Peer Support Week 6
- Canberra Symphony Orchestra Visit Today
- Wanted - Cake Pop Maker
- Canteen News
- Uniform Shop
- Welder Needed
- Parish News - Sacraments of 2019
- Confirmandi Prayer List
- Morning Tea for Sacrament of Confirmation
- 2019 Yass Touch Football- Register Now
- Volunteer Day at Cooma Cottage
- Irish & Celtic Music Festival
- Spinifex Tennis Holiday Program
In order that the Mt Carmel School uniform has equitable summer uniform options for girls, a proposal has been approved by the school Community Council for presentation to the school community. The girls’ winter uniform already has the option of navy slacks with a white blouse, so the proposal is that a summer version of this uniform be made available. That is, that navy pleated shorts and a short-sleeved white blouse be added to the girls’ summer uniform as an optional alternative to the navy and white checked dress. The proposed items have price parity with the equivalent boys’ uniform. Any changes to the school’s uniform policy must be endorsed by at least 50% of the parent community. A survey seeking parent responses to this proposal is being sent home today and we ask all families to consider the proposal and respond by next Friday 6 September.
This Sunday is Father’s Day; I pray that all of the fathers, grandfathers and other men who are special in the lives of our children have a truely blessed day. This Friday, at 9am, 4SS will be hosting our Father’s Day prayer service. All families, but especially dads and other significant male role-models, are warmly invited to attend. Following the prayer service, Principal’s Awards will be presented and 5/6WZ will be sharing the class assembly items they have prepared.
On Thursday last week, short-listed author and illustrator, Tohby Riddle, visited the school and spoke, amongst other things, about where to get ideas for stories, how to develop characters, and some of his illustration techniques. It was absolutely lovely to see so many family and friends at the Book Week costume parade last Friday. Thank you and congratulations to Mrs Turner and Mrs Patmore for all their work preparing for this wonderful event, and to our staff for their participation. The class displays featuring some of this year’s short-listed books will remain on show until this Friday.
Thanks to Emma Merriman, Deborah Donaldson, Tanya McPherson, Mrs Richardson, Chris Gold, Anthony Glover and Mat Broers for helping with the BBQ.
CSO Music in My School
Today an ensemble from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra visited Mt Carmel and performed a series of concerts for us. We are very pleased that students from Yass Public were able to join us and share in this wonderful musical experience. The orchestra took our students an a musical history tour, playing (tune) in a variety of arrangements that demonstrated the different musical styles of periods such as classical, baroque and medieval.
Before and After School Care Survey
Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, is seeking information from families in the region about their needs and access to before and after school care services.
To contribute, go to www.service.nsw.gov.au/basc and click on ‘Have your say’.
Ooshie Swap Meet
On Wednesday 4 September at lunch time, Mrs Helen Shaw will be hosting an Ooshie Swap Meet in the PAC. Any students looking to complete a set are invited to bring along any extras or duplicates that they are prepared to swap. Please only bring Ooshies that you want to swap, NOT any that you would like to keep.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Luke 13:22-30
Through towns and villages he went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, 'Sir, will there be only a few saved?' He said to them, 'Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. 'Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, "Lord, open to us," but he will answer, "I do not know where you come from." Then you will start saying, "We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets," but he will reply, "I do not know where you come from; away from me, all evil doers!" 'Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrown out. And people from east and west, from north and south, will come and sit down at the feast in the kingdom of God. 'Look, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.'
This week, the Gospel begins with someone in the crowd asking Jesus if only select people will be saved. In differing situations, we might hear conversations or homilies about being saved. Ask yourself: do you worry about “being saved?” If so, what is the source of your anxiety? What does it stem from? Does it come from not being perfect? Or do you worry about some choices you made in the past that were not good for you or for the people you love?
As we all know, no human being is perfect, including each one of us. The good news is that Jesus gives us many more chances than we deserve. Jesus is the most loving and forgiving person who ever walked on the face of this earth. He understands our humanity and frailty. Jesus knows that at times we will hurt others, berate ourselves, make poor choices and we even may turn away from Him for a time. Yet, Jesus continues to love us! He never stops inviting us to “come home.”
Jesus doesn’t expect us to be perfect; He simply wants us to come to him as we are. Do we trust Jesus’ love for us? Jesus is waiting for us! Will we open our hearts to Him today? If we do so, we will receive a great gift! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
On Friday we will celebrate Father's Day at 9am in the PAC with a special Father's Day Prayer Service which has been prepared for us by 4SS. This will be followed by a look at dads through the ages in 5/6WZ's assembly item. Again we welcome all members of our community, especially fathers and grandfathers, to join us for this celebration.
Sunday the 1st September is Father's Day. As with many special occasions we celebrate today, Father’s Day began as a primarily religious observance. A traditional Catholic holiday celebrating fatherhood, Father’s Day has been recognised in some way dating back to the Middle Ages. Traditionally, Father’s Day took place on March 19, which is the date the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph.
Although it took some time for Father’s Day to be recognised as an official celebration, it is now cherished for millions of people around the world. Now that you know the history of Father’s Day, you are invites to plan a celebration that will honor the fathers in your lives.
Most dads can look forward this Sunday to a host of gestures and gifts from their children, including the perennial favourites such as pancakes for breakfast, socks, ties, and aftershave, just to name a few.
However you celebrate, we thank God for our wonderful fathers and in doing so, remember our special father in heaven also. We hope you have a wonderful Father's Day!
Religious Education Coordinator
Archdiocesan Athletics Carnival
Well done to all students who competed at the Archdiocesan Carnival last Thursday. Congratulations to Brodie Doyle, Baxter Sicily, Jeremy Bremner and Darcey Gooley who will be competing at the Mackillop Athletics Carnival on 16 September.
Todd Woodbridge Cup Zone - Wednesday, 11 September
I have entered four teams and will send out a second note early next week to those involved.
Years 3-6 Cricket Blast School Cup - Tuesday 24 September
All students will be participating in the Cricket Blast Cup to be held at Joe O'Connor park.
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival - Friday 25 October
Thank you for the great response from everyone to participate in this carnival. If you have not already done so, please return permission and payment through Qkr! if possible OR via the note sent home ASAP.
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 5/6WZ.
|Kalon Vu||Matilda Kelly|
|Conor Guiney||Zara McEvoy|
|Ava Leighton||Josephine Streatfeild|
|Billy Buser||Xavier Doyle|
|Rosie Rainger||Zevida Barker|
|Henry Gooley||Megan Lymbery|
|Elouise Lewry||Mia Buser|
|Abby McEvoy||Wyatt Brassil|
|Georgia Inkster||Chelsea Corcoran|
|Cooper Barton||Madelyn Richardson|
|Tyler Smith||Isla Pearsall-Membrey|
|Samuel Leighton||William Hall|
|Ella Young||Elisha Witham|
|Matilda Braithwaite||Baxter Sicily|
|Oliver Hughes||Dominic Owen|
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Be Fair'.
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
Next week, the focus will be on 'Show Respect'.
IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
All reading records must be entered by this Friday.
Congratulations to the following students who completed the challenge this week: Lucy Miller, Caelen Cassidy, Clare Broers, Fergus Green, Charlie Miller, Ella Cassidy, Ella Broers and Grace Miller.
If you have a cake pop maker you are able to lend the school for this cooking experience, it would be very much apprecaited.
Please contact Carol or Emma on 6226 3357 if you have any questions regarding this request.
Dont forget, the canteen now has Mini Pizza Muffins and Cheesy Garlic Bread available at recess. Both items will be $1.00 each, served hot and only available at recess.
At lunch, we will have Apple Pies available for $1.50 each. These will also be served hot and will need to be collected from the canteen.
These items need to be pre-ordered, via Qkr or lunch bag, to ensure they are ready at recess or lunch time for collection. If a child has cash to purchase any of these items, please ask them to place a note in their lunch tub of their order, or pop into the canteen in the morning to place an order.
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.
We have two small trampolines in need of some minor welding repair. If anyone knows someone who may be able to assist the school and have these items welded, it would be very much appreciated.
If you have any questions, or are able to help, please call Carol or Emma in the front office on 6226 3357.
Following Mass on Sunday 8th September there will be an opportunity to gather for a morning tea and 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 6th September or at the Mt Carmel Performing Arts Centre in Dutton Street prior to Mass. Enquires to Mt Carmel School 6226 3357 or Dianne Carey 0419 276 889.
The National Trust (NSW) is a charity that conserves and celebrates heritage throughout the state of New South Wales and Australia. One of the charity's heritage properties is Cooma Cottage in Yass, the former home of Australian explorer, Hamilton Hume, and they are welcoming any keen new volunteers to join them for morning tea and volunteer information session on Sat 24th August, from 10am to 12 noon. All welcome. Cooma Cottage, 756 Yass Valley Way, Marchmont NSW 2582.