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- Sport News
- Principal Awards
- Coordinator Awards
- Year 1-2 Swim Program
- Advent Prayer Service by KNB
- End of Year School Events
- Lacey Library News
- Year 3-6 Holiday Reading? Why not use the Sora app!
- Canteen News
- Healthy Lunch Box - Nutrition Snippets
- Playgroup News
- Uniform Shop - Opening Dates 2020
- CanAssist Morning Tea - This Saturday
- Yass Community Christmas Carols
- Yass Late Night Shopping
- 2020 Keyboard Lessons - Drum Kit Lessons – Drumline/Drum Corps
- Australian Open Tennis Camp
2020 School Tuition Fees
The Catholic Education Commission has advised that the Tuition Fee in the NSW sector of the Archdiocese will rise by 4% in 2020. This will make the Catholic Education Primary Tuition Fee per family $320 per term or $1,280 per annum.
There is a 50% discount on the primary tuition fee if a sibling attends a Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocesan systemic secondary school. There is no charge for a 4th or subsequent child attending an Archdiocesan primary, central or secondary school.
School based fees were determined by the Community Council at their last meeting. Whilst a more detailed letter will be forwarded to you before the end of the school year, the 2020 school based fees are listed below:
Resource Levy: $52 per student per term ($1 increase)
Technology Levy: $42 per student per term ($1 increase)
Running Costs Levy: $164 per family per term ($1 increase)
Maintenance Levy: $122 per family per term ($1 increase)
Community Council Levy: $15 per family per term (no increase)
Student Leadership 2020
The final step in selecting our Student Leaders for 2020 will be a panel interview to be held tomorrow. I wish all nominees the very best and look forward to being able to announce the successful appointees very soon.
As mentioned in last week’s Carmeletta, this year’s Christmas Concert, which is being held next Friday 13 December, will be a K-6 event. Please note the starting time of 11:30am. The school has limited seating for parents and guests, and the Christmas Concert is always a very popular event, so we ask parents to please bring a folding chair, if you have one, to be certain of a seat.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
This year we had 65 students complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge, all of whom completed the challenge in their own time. Special congratulations to Esther Adie, Charlotte Alexander, Maddelin Barker, Caelan Cassidy, Samuel Hillman, Zara Hillman, Archer Lees, Luca Markota, Grace McPherson and Delilah Rajic, who each received a Gold Award for completing the challenge for the fourth time. Extra-special congratulations to Ella Broers and Louis Green, who each received a Platinum Award for completing the challenge in every year of their primary schooling. Well done, everybody!
'As it was in Noah's day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. For in those days before the Flood people were eating, drinking, taking wives, taking husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and they suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes. Then of two men in the fields, one is taken, one left; of two women grinding at the mill, one is taken, one left. 'So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
This week’s Gospel tells the story of what happened in the time of Noah. Jesus says: “As for the exact day or hour, no one will know it, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but God alone knows the time.” Jesus then warns the people: “The coming of the Son of Man will repeat what happened during Noah’s time. In the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and being married, right up to the day Noah entered the ark. They were unconcerned until the flood came and destroyed them.”
Jesus then says: “So it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” He then gives examples of what will happen at that time: “Two men will be in a field; one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding their meal; one will be taken and the other will be left behind.” Jesus then pauses and say to His listeners: “Stay awake! You do not know the day your Lord is coming.” Jesus adds: “Be sure of this, if the owner of a house knew when a thief was coming, he would be watchful and prepared. You also must be prepared. The Son of Man is coming when you least expect it.”
None of us when “our time” will come. Perhaps this is a blessing! This reading reminds us of our responsibility: what happens to us after we die is determined by how we lead our lives each and every day. In many ways, we are the ones who decide what our “afterlife” will be. If we live a good life, loving God, Jesus, and the Spirit and if we strive to be loving and kind every day and share our time, gifts and talents with others, when we die, we likely will go to heaven.
We cannot wait until the last minute. What is the pattern of your life? Do you share your time, talents and attention with other people? Do you share your gifts and love with your family, the people you work with, with your neighbours or even people you do not know? If we choose to do these things, after our death we will be in God’s loving presence! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
VINNIES CHRISTMAS APPEAL
With 3 million people living below the poverty line in Australia, including over 739,000 children, your donation allows the St Vincent de Paul Society to provide more than immediate help, it provides something much more valuable - the opportunity for a better life.
This year we are again seeking your support to help those less fortunate in our community through generous donations of non-perishable food items, gift vouchers or gifts or new toys for children or a thoughtful gift for an adult.
Each classroom has been provided with a basket for you to place your donations in and we will be delivering them to the Yass branch of St Vincent de Paul at the end of the term. Thanks to all of the families who have already donated. Your generosity and support is most appreciated.
"The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth -- the very thing the whole story has been about." -- C.S. Lewis
Advent is the first season in the church calendar. Since the 7th century A.D., Christians have included this celebration in their preparation for Christmas Day.
This Sunday we celebrate the second Sunday of Advent. We light a second purple candle on the second Sunday of Advent to represent the hope of Christ coming to the world.
The word "hope" has two meanings in the Bible. The first, tiqvah, contains the sense of eager anticipation or waiting. The second, elpis. depicts a sense of confident expectation based on certainty. Biblical hope is secured by God's faithfulness to His promises. For the Old Testament leaders, their hope was in the Messiah's arrival. For us, it is the hope of the Messiah's return.
God's plan for humanity unfolded in the town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Messiah, joyously fulfilling a long-awaited promise. Today we confidently wait for the Messiah's triumphant return. (www1.cbn.com)
ADVENT PRAYER SERVICE
We will celebrate the second Sunday of Advent with a prayer service on Monday morning at 9am in the PAC. Week 2 has kindly been prepared by KJG. We extend a warm welcome to all members of our school community to come and celebrate with us.
Religious Education Coordinator
Tennis Trials/Basketball Trials
These trials will be held in Belconnen on Tuesday, 11 February, 2020. Please go to https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations to register.
The AFL trials will be held in Wollongong on Tuesday, 18 February, 2020. Please go to https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations to register. Please note that these nominations are due 6 December, 2019.
Save the Date 2020
Mt Carmel Swimming Carnival - Friday 7 February, 2020 (Back Up - Tuesday 11 February)
Northern Region Swimming Carnival in Queanbeyan - Friday 14 February, 2020
Mt Carmel Cross Country Carnival - Friday 27 March 2020 (Back up- Tuesday 31 March)
Northern Region Cross Country in Braidwood- Friday 1 May, 2020
Mt Carmel Athletics Carnival - Friday 22 May, 2020 (Back up- Tuesday 26 May)
Northern Region Athletics in Goulburn- Friday 19 June, 2020
Congratulations to the following students who will receive a Principal's Award at Monday's Advent Prayer Service. The Prayer Service will be held at 9am in the PAC and presented by KJG.
Pia de Nanteuil
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 teachers will be on the look out for children who show 'Catholic Values'.
Please return any overdue library books as soon as possible.
Children are allowed to borrow several books to read over the holidays. They just need to bring a bag for their books.
Sora - Year 3-6 Children
Children are encouraged to use the Sora e-book library system over the holidays This is free to all Mt Carmel Students. Find the deatils on how to use Sora in the following newsletter article. This facility is always available for the students to use, especially during the holidays.
Librarian / Teacher
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
Unfortunatley, Sushi has been removed from the canteen menu this week. We apologise for any inconvenience this may casue, but we hope the children have enjoyed having it available for the past four weeks.
Last week we had 196 sushi portions, which was a new record. We hope to bring Sushi back to the canteen menu in 2020.
2020 Canteen Opening Date
Week 1 - Closed
Thursday 6 February - Limited menu
Friday 7 February 2020 - Closed
Week 3 - Open with full menu available
A special Lent menu will be avialble each Friday during Lent (Wednesday 26 February - Thursday 6 April)
Playgroup will not be held this Thursday 5 December
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.
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.
Gerard Noonan has been performing for over 30 years & has qualifications of CPM III(Honours) & AMEB II in percussion. Experience includes eisteddfods, examinations & performance in bands such as Shiraz & Ridgefort Drumline & is proud to offer lessons at school-Parents can choose from options below for their child & can check days/times offered for school lessons by SMS to 0408622819. Required instruments & equipment are supplied during lessons by Mr Noonan.
DRUM CORPS GROUP: The best start in Drums for ages 6-9. Technique, notation, rhythms & fills on marching drum & basic drum kit.
DRUMLINE GROUP: (ages 10+). Learn rapid rolls, dynamic rhythms, performance & charting on tenor drums, deep snare & bass drum.
BEGINNER KEYBOARD GROUP: Learn key positions, essential theory & reading in songs from traditional to modern on keyboard.
PIANO/KEYBOARD LESSONS: Learn technique, key recognition, more advanced reading & songs from traditional to modern genres.
DRUM KIT LESSONS: Learn technique, more complex rhythms in different styles & songs in addition to chart reading on drum set.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION: Theory, composition, software ops like ProTools & Logic ProLite on midi keyboard & Lap top
Group lessons (per student per group): $90 per term.
Private lessons: In school: (20 minute lessons): $210 per term
After school lessons (30 minute): $300 per term
How to Enrol your child:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or sms 0408622819 stating which instrument & lesson type you wish to enrol your child.
Fees paid by direct deposit to: GERARD NOONAN - BSB: 012800 Acc: 351917822. – These can be paid in 2 equal instalments with the first half at the start of term & the second half mid term (eg: $45+$45 for group lessons). CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS ALSO ACCEPTED