- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Sport News
- Coordinator Awards
- Walkathon - Friday 18 October
- Cooking in Japanese - Katsudon かつどん
- Lids4Kids - we reached 10 000 kids!
- Peer Support Week 10
- Stage 3 Camp Photos
- Canteen News
- Playgroup on Tomorrow
- Playgroup Term 4 Dates
- Uniform Shop
- Children's Week 2019 Creative Story Competition
- Book Parade Flyer
- Yass Gymnastics - October School Holiday Program
- Yass NRL Holiday Clinic
- Yass Netball Summer Slam - Register Now
- Yass Junior Cricket - Register Now
- Yass Summer Football
- Spinifex Tennis Holiday Program
- 2019 Harden Kite Festival
- Yass Little Learners - Before & After School Care
- Coree Services - new allied health practice available in Yass
At last week’s assembly, the SRC launched our 2019 Walkathon, which will be held on Friday 18 October, Week 1 next term. This year we are raising funds for the much-needed refurbishment of our Infants’ playground. Our fundraising target is $10 000, and the SRC proposed a Crazy Hair Day for the walkathon to celebrate if we reach our target, and to provide an additional incentive, if the target is surpassed, I will shave my head! Walkathon cards must be returned by Tuesday Week 1 so that we can complete our tally before Friday; I hope that the school holidays provide an opportunity for students to collect sponsorship from neighbours, friends and families.
Lids for Kids Mufti Day Friday
Mt Carmel students and families have been collecting plastic bottle lids since the start of the term for Envision, who recycle the plastic to manufacture prosthetic limbs for children. We set a target of 10 000 lids and I am very happy to say that last week Mrs Harvey delivered precisely that haul to Lids 4 Kids and our reward for meeting that challenge is a Mufti Day this Friday.
Children’s Week Creative Story Writing Competition
Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship and is held around Universal Children's Day, which is held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia. This year, as part of the Children’s Week celebrations, the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People is holding a creative story competition. Children are invited to write a short, creative story—only 200 to 500 words—about an issue of importance to them and submit it online by Sunday 6 October, the middle weekend of the school holidays. So, if your child enjoys writing and is looking for a way to fill in some time in the first week of the holidays, this competition could be for them. A flier with more information can be found attached to this newsletter.
Over the last week or so I have received several reports of Mt Carmel students riding scooters to and from school in a very dangerous manner, including riding without a helmet, riding across crossings without slowing down or checking for traffic, riding in the middle of the road near the crest of a hill, and riding across carpark driveways without slowing or checking for traffic. Scooters are tremendous fun to ride and I absolutely encourage all students to, where possible, seek active ways to travel to and from school but safety is paramount. If your child travels independently to or from school, whether by scooter, bike, bus or on foot, please give them regular reminders about pedestrian and traffic safety.
Yass Book Hunt
During the school holidays there will be a town-wide book hunt. Children are invited to find each of the 18 different book titles and 7 different book characters hidden in shop windows around town. Entry forms will be sent home this week and, when completed, must be submitted in the entry box at Yass Boots and Buckles. Next term, on Monday 28 October, Mt Carmel will take part in the Yass and Surrounding Education Centres Book Parade, including story reading in Banjo Patterson Park, author talks at the Memorial Hall and a tour of Yass Library. A flier with more information can be found attached to this newsletter.
High School Transition
Times of change can be exciting, but also challenging and sometimes scary; and the transition from Primary School to High School causes worries for many students. On Monday 21 October the Community Engagement Officer from Headspace Goulburn will be visiting Mt Carmel for a presentation to our Year 6 students about getting ready for High School, including self-care skills and stress management.
My sincere thanks to all teachers, students and families for a wonderful and hard-working Term 3. I hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable holiday break, that all who are travelling return safely home, and that everyone comes back to school refreshed and ready for a strong finish to the school year. Please note that there is no pupil-free day at the start of Term 4 and students return on Monday 14 October in full summer uniform.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Luke 16:1-13
He also said to his disciples, 'There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. He called for the man and said, "What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer." Then the steward said to himself, "Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there will be some to welcome me into their homes." 'Then he called his master's debtors one by one. To the first he said, "How much do you owe my master?" "One hundred measures of oil," he said. The steward said, "Here, take your bond; sit down and quickly write fifty." To another he said, "And you, sir, how much do you owe?" "One hundred measures of wheat," he said. The steward said, "Here, take your bond and write eighty." 'The master praised the dishonest steward for his astuteness. For the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light.' 'And so I tell you this: use money, tainted as it is, to win you friends, and thus make sure that when it fails you, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings. Anyone who is trustworthy in little things is trustworthy in great; anyone who is dishonest in little things is dishonest in great. If then you are not trustworthy with money, that tainted thing, who will trust you with genuine riches? And if you are not trustworthy with what is not yours, who will give you what is your very own? 'No servant can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.'
Jesus has another parable for his disciples this week. It is the story of the rich man and his steward. Someone in the rich man’s household reported to the master that his steward had been squandering his money. Naturally the master immediately calls this servant in and asks to see a list of his expenses and the monies that he had spent.
The servant panics. He didn’t expect to get caught. Now what was he to do? Notice: he was not repentant. He simply wanted to ensure his future. He didn’t have the skills to become a laborer and he didn’t want to end up on the street. So the servant devised a plan. He calls in each of the master’s debtors and reduces the amount of money that they owed his master.
What is unbelievable is the master’s reaction when he discovers the steward’s dishonesty. Instead of firing the man or putting him in prison, he commends the steward for acting prudently. In today’s world, I doubt that this is how an employer would respond. It is more likely that the steward at the very least would find themselves out of a job or perhaps find themselves in jail!
At times in our lives, we find ourselves in a difficult and frightening situation. At these times do we turn to God? Do we trust God to give us another chance? The gift is: God always gives us another chance! Our part is to trust that God will never leave us! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
Thank you to everyone for your support and kindness you display every day. It is what makes our Mt Carmel community so special. I hope that everyone has a safe and blessed Spring holiday and I look forward to seeing you all again next term.
Religious Education Coordinator
Years 3-6 Cricket Blast School Cup
Thank you to all the teachers who helped supervise the students at the Woolworth’s Cricket Blast yesterday.
Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival - Friday 25 October
Thank you to all the parents who have offered to help as coaches/managers. We also require one referee/umpire per team so if you are able to assist or know someone who can (siblings and friends welcome!), please let me know via the front office or e-mail.
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Be Fair'.
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
This week in Japanese we have been cooking Katsudon. Katsudon is a popular Japanese meal which is a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg and vegetables. Although a pork cutlet is traditionally used, any crumbed meat is fine. We have used crumbed chicken for our Katsudon.
- Japanese Style Sushi Rice
- 4 x Crumbed pork, chicken, veal cutlet/schnitzel
- 4 eggs
- 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
- 100g (2 cups) panko breadcrumbs
- Vegetable oil, to shallow fry, plus 1 tbs extra
- 80ml (1/3 cup) chicken stock
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 brown onion, sliced
- 1/3 cup (about 2) thinly sliced green shallots
Step 1 Place the rice in a large bowl. Cover with cold water and gently wash the rice. Drain. Cook the rice following the packet directions. Set aside and keep warm.
Step 2 Meanwhile, place 1 pork steak between 2 sheets of baking paper. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, gently pound until 1cm thick. Repeat with remaining pork. Season. Alternatively, use chicken breast or veal.
Step 3 Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Place flour and breadcrumbs on separate plates. Dip steaks in flour. Shake off excess. Dip in egg, then breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to coat.
Step 4 Pour oil into a frying pan to come 1cm up the side. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork, in 2 batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Cool slightly. Slice.
Step 5 Combine stock, soy and sugar in a bowl. Heat extra 1 tbs oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 8 minutes until soft. Add stock mixture. Top with pork.
Step 6 Whisk 2 eggs. Drizzle over pork. Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until egg is just set. Divide rice among serving bowls. Top with pork mixture. Sprinkle with shallot.
Recipe taken from Taste.com.au
Flavours - Strawberry Burst and Orange Crush
- 99.9% fruit juice (sourced from Australian Growers)
- Natural Flavours and Natural Colours
- 99% Fat Free
- No Added Sugar
- Gluten Free
Available at lunch time only
Available on Fridays only.
Playgroup will commence on Thursday 31 October (Week 3)
Thursday Mornings: 9am - 11am
Front room of the PAC (off Dutton St)
$3 for the first child, $1 for subsequent children in family
Teddy Bear’s Picnic—Thursday 12 December (Week 9)
This week will be the last Playgroup for 2019 and we will
be hosting a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
If you are able to attend, please have your child/children
bring along a teddy (or favourite toy) and a plate of food to
share with the other children.
* Please note no egg and nuts to be included in food.
The girl's summer uniform optional alternative is now available to purchase. The white sleeve blouse and navy shorts can be found on Qkr or on the order form available from the front office.
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 to the front office and the correct size/item can be sent home.
Coree Services Pty Ltd is an new allied health practice that works with people in Canberra and Southern Tableland including Yass.
At Coree services, we provide mobile occupational therapy and personal training to support and enable you to lead a fulfilling and active life.
We are offering group programs for children from 7 years and up wards, primarily focus on social, emotional and behavioural skills to help children thrive in life. We have an intensive program available in the school for Term 4 – a weekly program.
We will work with your child to meet developmental milestones, improve life skills, interact with others and better manage their emotions.
Further information can be found at the following website www.coree.com.au.