- Principal Report
- Religious Education
- McAuley win the House Spirit Handball Challenge!
- Week 9 House Spirit Challenge
- Science fun in 3EG
- 4SS Artwork
- Poems from 5/6TC
- Canteen News
- Uniform Shop
- SZapp for iPhones - Version 3.5.0 - 28
- Wanted - Old School Photos
- Yass Little Learners Holiday Program 6-20 July 2020
- Holiday Happenings
- Guitar Lessons
- Drum Kit Lessons (Shared)
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
This time last week I was getting ready for the CEO Sleepout and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who supported my participation in the event. Thanks to your generosity $3566 has been raised, which contributed to a total of $38661 raised by the Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn Team; that makes us the highest fundraising team in the ACT and the fifth-highest overall in Australia.
It got pretty chilly overnight but I had a good, sheltered spot on the verandah behind the Library and managed to stay warm enough to get a few hours sleep. And although I didn’t at any stage feel unsafe I certainly gained an appreciation of just how vulnerable it must feel for those who have no choice but to sleep rough. I do want to acknowledge that, even though we don’t see many rough-sleepers in regional towns like Yass, homelessness is still a significant concern: I know from personal experience that there are too many in our community who find themselves displaced from their own homes because of troubles with, for example, mental health, addiction, or domestic and family violence and end up relying on friends and family for accommodation or sleeping in their car.
Last week our School Counsellor, Lauren Lucey, finished up with CatholicCare. I would like to thank Lauren for the care and support she has provided for our school this year and will let everyone know as soon as a new counsellor has been appointed.
Parent-Teacher Interviews concluded last week. Thanks to parents for your participation; open communication and a positive relationship with your child’s teacher are a vital part of your child’s success at school. If any family was unable to book a meeting and would like to discuss their child’s learning, please remember that you are welcome, at any time of year, to contact their teacher and arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time.
Teachers are now working hard to complete the Semester One Reports, which will be sent home next Friday.
May God’s peace be in your families,
GOSPEL: Matthew 10:26-33
'So do not be afraid of them. Everything now covered up will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops. 'Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 'So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of human beings, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of human beings, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.
Jesus’ continued instruction to the apostles is important to their mission in serving him. But this mission of service is ours, too. Being a Christian in this world, therefore, means being not only a disciple (a learner) but an apostle (one sent forth), too. Jesus’ words for the twelve are also words for us. We are called to not fear but to proclaim the love of Christ with our lives. We are called to witness our Christian faith to all people by our acts of love, forgiveness, and self giving. We are called to acknowledge Jesus before others, witnessing the joy his love has brought to our lives and Jesus’ desire to give mercy and love to all.
But our walk with Christ can easily be stifled by our fears of what others’ think. Will people see me as some “mental case” Jesus freak? Will people no longer take me seriously because Christ is at the center of my life? These fears are unimportant, and yes, some people will persecute and judge us for our faith. How we cooperate with God’s love and grace is our choice, however. Discipleship and apostleship are not forced; we are given the grace of desire but must choose to live in Christ. (Stan Blackburn)
Religious Education Coordinator
3EG has been having lots of fun in Science! They built a boat out of specified materials that were no larger than 15cm x 15 cm and 2 cm high and it had to hold ten marbles. They had a competition to see which boat held the most marbles. Well done 3EG!
Coming in Term 3 we will be adding Cheeseburgers (tomato or bbq sauce) and lasagne to the lunch options. Please note that fish burgers will be removed from the menu in the coming weeks.
As a number of you may have noticed, we now have a Recess and Lunch order option at the top level of the Canteen menu. Thank you to all the parents who are ordering recess for their child/ren, although we are finding a number of children are not coming to the canteen to collect their order.
Please remind your child/ren that any recess orders, ice blocks, fruit cups and apple pies orders need to be collected from the canteen.
If you are experiencing problems and can not place your child/rens order prior to 9am on Thursday or Friday mornings, please call the office and place your order with Carol or Emma. A note can be sent home and payment made via the 'Money Owed to Canteen' tab within Qkr.
Alternatively, please update Qkr! from your App Store; this seems to resolve the connection issue.
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.
iPhones using iOS Versions above 13.3 are experiencing intermittent push notification issues to the lockscreen. Push notifications are being succesfully sent and accepted by the device but are not shown on the lockscreen.
Messages are still delivered and accessible within SZapp. Messages are indicated by the 'Badge' shown on SZapp's icon. Additionally, push notifications may also be visible in the 'Notification Centre' on your device.
Schoolzine is working towards the release of our next app update, this is currently scheduled for Mid-July 2020. This verison will address iOS Notifications as well as provide an improved user experience.
Users with automatic updates enabled on their device will have this update installed automatically upon release.