- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Sport News
- Remembrance Day Prayer Service by 1EK
- Principal Awards
- Coordinator Awards
- Year 5/6 Market Day
- REACH Assessments
- REACH Certificates - Writing and Spelling Photos
- Mt Carmel Yearbook Note
- Hawaiian School Disco on Tomorrow!
- End of Year School Events
- Canteen News
- Uniform Shop - Opening Dates 2020
- Playgroup Dates for Term 4
- Too Sick For School?
- SunSmart Snippet
- Trinity Goes Troppo - Trivia Night
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Student Leadership 2020
This Friday, nominations open for Year 5 students who are seeking formal leadership positions in 2020; that is, School Captains, Vice-Captains, House Captains and SRC Representatives. At Mt Carmel, our student leaders are appointed, not elected, and the process begins with students completing a nomination form addressing a selection criteria. These forms must be submitted by Friday 22 November, Week 6. Nominees then present a speech to the school in Week 7 and meet with an interview panel in Week 8. The panel will then decide on appointments, taking into consideration each nominee’s interview, application and feedback from students and teachers (via voting slips, following the speeches). I wish all who are considering nominating for these positions the very best.
A request to any K-5 families moving from Mt Carmel at the end of this year: it would greatly assist our preparation for 2020 if you would send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible indicating your intentions along with your destination. Much of this term is spent preparing for next year and our student numbers need to be accurate. Thank you for assisting us with this information gathering.
This Friday evening Mt Carmel has a number of students from Year 2 to Year 6 participating in the Talkfest Rostrum public speaking competition at Berinba School. Years 2 and 3 will present their speeches commencing at 6:30pm; Years 4, 5 and 6 commencing at approximately 7:30pm. I wish all our participants every success and commend them on their preparation.
BYOD Information Evening
Next Monday 18 November, 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.
On Tuesday morning, KJG and KNB visited the Yass Police Station to meet Inspector Matthew Hinton, have a tour of the station and ask lots of questions. Everyone had a great time - it’s not every day that you get to handcuff the principal! The station was presented with a fabulous piece of Kinder artwork, which is now displayed on the station's street-side notice board; check it out when you’re walking past.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Luke 20:27-38
Some Sadducees -- those who argue that there is no resurrection -- approached him and they put this question to him, 'Master, Moses prescribed for us, if a man's married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Well then, there were seven brothers; the first, having married a wife, died childless. The second and then the third married the widow. And the same with all seven, they died leaving no children. Finally the woman herself died. Now, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be, since she had been married to all seven?' Jesus replied, 'The children of this world take wives and husbands, but those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world and in the resurrection from the dead do not marry because they can no longer die, for they are the same as the angels, and being children of the resurrection they are children of God. And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him everyone is alive.'
This week a few Sadducees approached Jesus and inquired: “Master, Moses prescribed that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife no child the brother should marry the widow. By doing this he would “raise posterity to his brother.” The Sadducees posed another scenario to Jesus: “There were seven brothers. The oldest brother married and he died childless. The second brother married his widow, then the third, et cetera. All seven of the brothers died, leaving the widow childless. Eventually the widow also died.”
At this point the Sadducees asked Jesus: “At the resurrection of the dead, whose wife will this woman be?” Naturally the men were trying to trap Jesus. Jesus realized what they were doing and looked directly at them and said, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those judged worthy of a place in the age to come and of resurrection from the dead do not. Rather they become like angels and are no longer liable to death. Jesus then spoke of Moses and several passages from The Book of Exodus that said the dead will rise again. However, the Sadducees were determined to establish that their theological position was the correct one. They were trying to discount Jesus and his teaching and hoped to make themselves look superior in the eyes of the people.
On occasion, we likewise go about as the Sadducees did. Have you ever hoped that somebody you didn't care for would be humiliated or ruined? I speculate that now and again we have enjoyed these moments. How frivolous we people can be! However, on occasion, we additionally likely have been humiliated in an open gathering and we didn't care for what transpired!
This week be mindful and thoughtful about your attitudes, words, and actions! Often, “what goes around comes around.” Strive not to judge anyone today. If we choose to do this, our relationships will be healthier and we possibly will like ourselves better. “Do not judge, lest you be judged!” (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
We would like to thank everyone who supported our Year 5/6 Market Day last Friday. It was a very successful event and we raised $673.05 to support those in need in Timor Leste. We would like to thank Father Mick for organising our guest speaker and a special thank you to Mrs Harvey, Mrs Allan, Ella Broers and Isabella Frean who coordinated this wonderful event.
Religious Education Coordinator
Todd Woodbidge Cup Regional Final
Congratulations to the team who completed at the Todd Woodbridge Cup Regional Final last Friday at the Murrumbatemen Tennis Courts. It was a great day and you all played very well.
Kindergarten at Gymnastics
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 2TD and 3TC.
|Ruby Laughton||Amelia Pandoo|
|Bonnie Maxwell||Beau Jones|
|Summer Litster||Georgie Bantock|
|Bob O'Brien||Chloe Corcoran|
|Chloe Caldow||Emmett Crocker|
|Lucas Marchei||Jayden Smith|
|Milly Shannon||Lulu Merriman|
|Oscar Walsh-Devoe||Jesse MacDonald|
|Audrey Maxwell||Rachel Bensley|
|Millie Dunn||Yossarian Barker|
|Brock Lenon||Ava Walker|
|Rory Swadling||Declan Gourlay|
|Millie Maher||Catalina Harding|
|Olivia McColl||Bensen Smith|
|Riley Thompson||Owen Hopwood|
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Catholic Values'.
Sofia Da Deppo
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly. Next week, the teachers will be on the look out for children who 'Stay Safe'.
Dear Parents and Carers
REACH Assessment participants will receive their certificates on Thursdays as indicated below:
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
|Alexander Donaldson||Good Effort|
|Angus Kelly||Good Effort|
|Grace Miller||Good Effort|
|Ella Collins||Good Effort|
|Georgia Inkster||Good Effort|
|Delilah Rajic||Good Effort|
|Rory Swadling||Good Effort|
|Lola White||Good Effort|
|Jeremy Bremner||Good Effort|
|Luca Rajic||Good Effort|
Sushi will be available until Friday 6 December (Week 8).
Available on Friday's only.
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.
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.