- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- Sport News
- Book Fair and Grandparents/Older Friends Morning Tea 2020
- Book Fair & Grandparents Morning Tea Photos
- Principal Awards
- SRC Training
- Coordinator Awards
- Legends of League Photos
- Lost and Found
- Lego Wanted
- Uniform Shop
- Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist 2020
- Trinity Catholic College - 2021 Enrolment Information
- St John Paul II College Try High School Day
- St Francis Xavier College - 2021 Enrolment Information
- International Women's Day Parkrun - Saturday 7 March
- Concert for Cobargo
- Yass Rams JRUC - Registrations Closing Soon
- Yass Show and PBR Bullride
- Spinifex Tennis Camp
- Netball Registration - Closes this Friday
Project Compassion, Caritas Australia
Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal has commenced and we encourage each family to contribute to this appeal. While there is no obligation for primary-school-aged children to fast, many will be familiar with the idea of giving something up for Lent, however this is also a time of reflection of where we can listen to God’s word and follow his call through our loving actions. Lent is the perfect time to commit ourselves to a positive action for the good of others.
Archdiocesan Swimming in Narooma
Well done to all of the students who were selected to represent Mt Carmel at the Archdiocesan Swimming Carnival in Narooma on Monday. Several personal bests were achieved on the day – an outstanding effort by all participants. Congratulations to Brooke Reardon, Jack Ryan and Jack Shannon who will be competing at the next level of the competition, the CPS Swimming in Homebush. Good luck!
Mt Carmel is on Facebook
This year we will celebrate 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia. Our school is a significant part of this rich history, with this year also marking 175 continuous years of education on the Mt Carmel School site.
As part of these celebrations we launched a Facebook page last Friday to share some of our historical moments with our community and to also showcase our school so parents and caregivers can enjoy our school life events. Please follow our page and encourage your extended family members to join us to see what is happening each day in our wonderful school.
Please make sure you follow the Mt Carmel School Yass Facebook page as show in the image above.
Thank you to all families who have returned the social media note to the Front Office – these forms will be kept on your child’s file so we would appreciate any unreturned notes to be handed in as soon as possible.
We are also hoping to receive contributions from past Mt Carmel students for our Flashback Friday posts. If you have any photos could you please write a brief description, including the year they were taken and email them to email@example.com We look forward to seeing and sharing some great memories.
Our first K-6 Assembly will be this Friday following morning lines in the Performing Arts Centre. This has been kindly prepared by 2SS and 4KF and we look forward to seeing your classes perform their items. Principal Awards will be presented at this Assembly.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Gospel, Matthew 4:1-11
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the desert to be put to the test by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was hungry, and the tester came and said to him, 'If you are Son of God, tell these stones to turn into loaves.' But he replied, 'Scripture says: Human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' The devil then took him to the holy city and set him on the parapet of the Temple. 'If you are Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down; for scripture says: He has given his angels orders about you, and they will carry you in their arms in case you trip over a stone.' Jesus said to him, 'Scripture also says: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' Next, taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. And he said to him, 'I will give you all these, if you fall at my feet and do me homage.' Then Jesus replied, 'Away with you, Satan! For scripture says: The Lord your God is the one to whom you must do homage, him alone you must serve.' Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels appeared and looked after him.
In this week’s Gospel, Luke writes: “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, went into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” During his encounter with the devil, the devil tempted Jesus three times. Each temptation tested Jesus. However, with each temptation, Jesus had a response to the devil. Jesus had the inner strength and wisdom to refuse the earthly temptations that the devil placed before him. Jesus was neither interested in power nor wealth, and he refused to prove who he was to anyone, even the devil. Finally, Jesus bluntly told the devil: “Do not put the Lord your God to the test!” Finally, the devil departed.
Today we also encounter these same earthly temptations: having extraordinary abilities, influence, power, and wealth. Do we have the inner strength to refuse these temptations? The world typically applauds those individuals who have power, wealth or extraordinary abilities. Are we content to be satisfied with a normal life, not to be extraordinary?
Jesus wants us to be holy, wise, and discerning individuals. He knew that the temptations of the world are powerful. Jesus also realises that those same temptations do not necessarily bring happiness and peace. Power is extremely seductive. If we are not discerning, power may tempt us to take a road that might lead to our destruction.
Today, be mindful of the concept of power and its ability to seduce you. Ask Jesus to help you stay alert to these temptations. These temptations may seem insignificant. However, if we give into small temptations, we are more likely to give into more dangerous temptations. (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
Around the world, people are coming together to make the world a better place. Whether it's ensuring everyone has access to clean, safe water supplies or a sustainable income source or adequate health care for their families, we’re going to give our all too.
We are experiencing technical difficulties with our online donation page so donations are not showing, but please continue to donate. Students are able to give by placing a donation in their classroom Project Compassion box.
Last week we raised a total of $81.60. Thank you to all who contributed.
However you choose to contribute, please donate and help make the world a fairer place for all. Let's go further, together.
Religious Education Coordinator
Archdiocesan Swimming Carnival
Well done to all the students who competed at the Archdiocesan Swimming Carnival in Narooma on Monday 2 March. Everyone swam really well and lots of PBs were achieved!
Congratulations to Jack Ryan, Jack Shannon and Brooke Reardon who have made it on to swim at the CPS Swimming in Sydney on Wednesday 25 March.
Well done to all the students who participated in the Legends Shield yesterday. Thank you especially to all our parent team managers and Tara Casidy for supervising the students.
Matt Giteau Cup
I have entered two teams into the Matt Giteau Cup to be held at Southwell Park, Lyneham on Tuesday 10 March. There will be a training session to be held at school with the Brumbies development team on Thursday (weather pending). Students must wear their sports uniform on this day. There will also be a second optional training session on Thursday afternoon at Victoria Park from 4-5pm. Thank you to Tara and Josh Leighton for offering our students this opportunity.
Trials for Year 5 and 6 Students
Please check the C & G sport website and the Facebook page for information about upcoming events including winter trials for cricket (20 March) netball (3 April), rugby league (3 April), hockey (TBA) and boys and girls touch football (8 April).
If there is enough interest, we will be able to enter a Year 5/6 netball team in the carnival to be held on 3 April. Students may choose whether they want to trial or not for this event. Team entries are due Friday 20 March while individual entries are due Friday 27 March.
Archdiocesan Soccer Trials
Congratulations to Aidan Cassidy who was selected as part of the Canberra Goulburn Soccer Team. He will now go on to the Mackillop Selections to be held on Friday 27 March.
Last Friday we held the Scholastic Book Fair and Grandparents Morning Tea in the Lacey Library. We had so many wonderful grandparents, older friends and parents visit our school and enjoy the time with the children.
The day was perfect and this allowed for many visitors to stay and share morning tea. For this to be so successful there are many helpers I need to thank. The cashier ladies, Kerrie Hall, Kirsty Maher, Deborah Donaldson and Eileen Foran. The morning tea parents were very busy also and a big thank you goes to Tara Leighton, Cassie Streatfield, Tina Cassidy, Maree Doyle and Cindy Gomez for making coffees and cups of teas and for making sure there was plenty of food to enjoy. Also thank you to Mel Leah and Tanya McPherson for selling books after school.
The Library Monitors worked hard going to class rooms and bringing children over to their grandparents. Thank you Year 5 Library Monitors for your help.
A special thank you to Mrs Lynne Patmore, our library assistant for her support before the Book Fair and during the day.
Thank you to those children and parents who brought in food for the morning tea. We all appreciated your generosity. We still have a number of platters and plates to be collected from the front office if you are missing an item from the morning tea.
To the staff, I thank you for your support and allowing the interruptions to your classroom during the day. Now a very big thank you to everyone who bought books at the Book Fair. We had very good sales which then gives the school a commission in books. This will be finalised at the end of the week. Hope you all had pleasant time at the Book Fair for 2020.
Congratulations to the following students who will receive a Principal's Award at Friday's Assembly. The assembly will commence at 9.00am in the PAC and will be presented by 2SS and 4KF.
Matthew Van Styne
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Stay Safe'.
Pia de Nanteuil
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
Next week, teachers will focus on 'Show Respect'.
A Thomas Sabo ladies ring has been found in the infant girls toilets last week. If this is yours, please come to the office to collect it.
A girls size 8 summer uniform was found outside of 2AH last Wednesday afternoon. If this is your child's dress, please pop into the office to collect it.
A black and white duffle bag was a couple of weeks ago with a girls school uniform, white canvas shoes and additional clothing inside. If you have seen this or picked it up by accident, please drop it to 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 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
Come and enjoy a morning of fun activities, play
and morning tea.
Please bring a friend—everyone is welcome!
First Reconciliation - Wednesday 1st April (6pm)
First Eucharist - Sunday 14th June (10am)
Confirmation - Sunday 13th September (10am)
Church Liturgy - Thursday 26 March 7pm St Augustine's
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Wednesday 1 April 6pm St Augustine's
Commitment Mass - Saturday 2 May 6pm St. Augustine's and Sunday 3 May 10.30am Uniting Church Hall Murrumbateman
Church Liturgy - Thursday 4 June 7pm St Augustine's
Preparation Day - Friday 12 June 9am-3.10pm Hartigan Centre and St Augustine's
Sacrament of First Holy Communion - Sunday 14 June 10am St Augustine's
Registration - Wednesday 29 July and Thursday 30 July 5-6pm Presbytery
Commitment Mass - Saturday 1 August 6pm St. Augustine's and Sunday 2 August 10.30am Uniting Church Hall Murrumbateman
Church Liturgy 1 - Thursday 20 August 7pm St Augustine's
Church Liturgy 2 - Thursday 3 September 7pm St Augustine's
Reflection Day - Friday 11 September 9am-3.10pm Hartigan Centre and St Augustine's
Sacrament of Confirmation - Sunday 13 September 10am St Augustine's