- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Sports News
- Coordinator Awards
- REACH Certificates
- Year 5/6 Market Fundraiser for Timor Leste - This Friday
- Hawaiian School Disco
- Families attending another Systemic School in the Archdiocese Note
- End of Year School Events
- Canteen News
- Playgroup Dates for Term 4
- Lunch Box Snippets
- YECCA Trivia Night
- Trinity Goes Troppo - Trivia Night
- Junior AFL - Register Now
- Yass Swimming Club
Kindergarten 2020 Information Evening
Today we held our final Kindergarten Orientation session. It has been absolutely lovely getting to know all of the students who will be joining the Mt Carmel community next year. Tonight at 6:30pm in the Lacey Library we will hold a parent information evening to answer any final questions about getting ready for that big step of starting school.
BYOD Information Evening
On Monday 18 November, Week 6, at 6:00pm in the 5/6JH classroom we will be holding an information evening for parents of Year 4 students about Mt Carmel’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Students are welcome to attend.
Class Placements 2020
Parents are invited to email me with regard to any considerations you may have for your child’s class placement for 2020. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8 November 2019. Please be aware that each request will be considered separately and by no means are all requests met. Requests from previous years are not kept on file or 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.
Bella and Molly Jarratt competed last weekend at the ACT Interschools Equestrian Championships. They represented Mt Carmel beautifully and achieved wonderful results across several disciplines, including Sporting, Dressage, Show Jumping and Show Riding. Molly’s achievements included lots of ribbons in Sporting and Show Riding, and Runner Up Year 3 Sporting Champion and Winner of the Year 3 Sportsmanship Award. Bella’s greatest achievements were winning Year 6 Runner Up Sporting Champion and taking out two Junior (Primary) State Championships for Showjumping - 50cm and 60cm and the overall Highest Point Junior Horse/Rider combination.
Well done, Bella and Molly!
We are very grateful to Chesne Harrison and the Mt Carmel Ex-Students Association for the donation of three sets of representative sports shirts that made their debut at the Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Luke 19:1-10
He entered Jericho and was going through the town and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He kept trying to see which Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I am to stay at your house today.' And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. 'He has gone to stay at a sinner's house,' they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, 'Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.' And Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham;
for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost.'
The Gospel this week is the story of Zaccheus, the tax collector. Tax collectors are not very popular with people — in Jesus’ time and also today. And yet Zaccheus was determined to see “this Jesus” he had heard so much about. He had heard stories of his preaching as well as tales of his amazing power to heal. Zaccheus wanted to see and to listen to this man’s preaching and decide for himself who and what this man was!
Zaccheus knew the route that Jesus most likely would take through Jericho. He made sure he got there early to get a good spot. As we know, Zaccheus was a man of short stature and if there were a crowd he would be unable to see Jesus. He found a way around that problem. He decided to climb a tree that was on the roadside. Being in the tree above the crowd should enable him to see Jesus clearly!
As Jesus was walking down the road, he looked up and saw Zaccheus sitting in the tree. Surprisingly, Jesus asked him to come down. Jesus told Zaccheus that he wished to stay at his house. Zaccheus was amazed and overjoyed that Jesus would come to his house but simply being in Jesus’ presence overwhelmed Zaccheus. Immediately Zaccheus had a deep conversion. Simply being in Jesus’ presence and then being seen by him changed Zaccheus’ heart and his life. He would never be the same.
Today Jesus is inviting us to come and spend time with him: to sit, listen, and talk with him. What will our response be? Will we invite him into our inner home? Or will we stay in our tree and watch him walk by? If we choose to invite him into our inner house, we also may have a conversion.
(Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
This Friday, 8th November, Years 5 & 6 are hosting a fundraiser at recess for those in need in Timor Leste – there will be a cake stall, gardening stall, games and fun activities with prices ranging from $0.50 to $2.00. There will be things for everyone to enjoy as we answer our “Call to Serve” and raise funds for those in need. Fr Mick has organised a guest speaker, a Dominican sister from Timor Leste who teaches in Dili, to come and speak with the students next Friday. Our students will have this amazing opportunity to hear directly how their fundraising efforts will help others. Please support this student fundraiser generously so our students can make a difference in other children’s lives.
On Monday, 11th November, 1EK will be leading the school community in a special Remembrance Day Prayer Service at 10:45am in the PAC. We welcome all members of our school community to join us and remember those that fought for the freedom we embrace today.
On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. From the summer of 1918, the five divisions of the Australian Corps had been at the forefront of the allied advance to victory. Beginning with their stunning success at the battle of Hamel in July, they helped to turn the tide of the war at Amiens in August, followed by the capture of Mont St Quentin and Pèronne, and the breaching of German defences at the Hindenburg Line in September. By early October the exhausted Australians were withdrawn from battle. They had achieved a fighting reputation out of proportion to their numbers, but victory had come at a heavy cost. They suffered almost 48,000 casualties during 1918, including more than 12,000 dead.
In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the postwar decades.
Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
(Australian War Memorial)
Religious Education Coordinator
Good luck to the team competing in the Todd Woodbridge Cup Regional Final on Friday, 8 November at the Murrumbatemen Tennis Courts. This team will consist of Madelyn Richardson, Annabel Barber, Lulu Merriman, Georgia Inkster, Jack shannon, Lachlan Brown, Digby Connell-Hewlett and Rory Swadling. Please return permission notes as soon as possible.
More Photos from Boorowa Touch and Netball Carnival
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Be Fair'.
Dear Parents and Carers
REACH Assessment participants will receive their certificates on Thursdays as indicated below:
Thursday 7 November
Thursday 14 November
Students receiving PARTICIPATION Certificates will be acknowledged at morning assembly. Their certificate will be presented to them in class by their teacher.
Students who have achieved either GOOD EFFORT, COMMENDABLE or OUTSTANDING test results will be presented their certificates at Thursday morning assembly.
Students will be able to access their detailed results and the questions to each test online at www.unswglobal.unsw.edu.au/educational-assessments.
Go to the Results and Reports Portal at the top of the web page and log in to “Student Results” using their TAP-ID and PIN which is outlined in the student letter which will be sent home this this week. Student letters have been sealed in an envelope addressed to the student’s parents. The student’s TAP-ID and PIN will give students access to the results for other REACH Assessments that they participated in. Students must not share their TAP-ID and PIN.
If you have any queries, please contact Trish O’Dell on 6226 3357 or email email@example.com
|Sidney Luckie||Good Effort|
|Abby McEvoy||Good Effort|
|Tilly Smith||Good Effort|
|Jack Kelly||Good Effort|
|Jeremy Bremner||Good Effort|
|Shaylee Dunn||Good Effort|
|Luca Rajic||Good Effort|
|Zara Hillman||Good Effort|
|Lulu Meriman||Good Effort|
|Luca Rajic||Good Effort|
Sushi will be available until Friday 6 December (Week 8).
Available on Friday's only.
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.