Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
We do not usually publish a newsletter in Week 10 of Term 4, but as we were unable to hold Presentation Evening this year I would like to publicly acknowledge the achievements of our students who have been formally recognised for their efforts and accomplishments. A full list of all award recipients, and a photo gallery, follows below. I would also like to congratulate Esther Adie and Hugo Dunstan who today were selected by their classmates and teachers as the Year 5 Student Representative Council members for next year. Well done to you both.
I can confidently say that 2020 has been a year like no other in all my years of teaching. I can also say that, in the face of the many challenges we have encountered as a school community, the many successes of the 2020 school year stand proudly as a tribute to the professionalism, dedication and love that our incredible staff bring to their work each day, and to the enthusiasm, resilience and love that the wonderful children of Mt Carmel School bring to our classrooms and playground every day. 2020 may have been a year of many challenges, but it has also been a year of many blessings.
Thank you to every fabulous family for their support this year; I am very grateful to you all. Thank you to the teaching and support staff for their tireless effort, commitment and vocation.
Thank you to the sensational students; I hope that you are all proud of your efforts and achievements this year. Now it’s time for a rest; take good care over the Christmas break.
May you all, and your families, have a happy and holy Christmas in this year of Our Lord, 2020, and may the peace of the Infant Child be with you every day.
And as a parting gift for the school year, from all of the staff and students at Mt Carmel, please enjoy our telling of the Nativity story:
May God’s peace be in your families,
Congratulations to all the students who received an award at this years Presentation Awards.
Year 3: Abby McEvoy, Annabella Nagle, Riley Hewitt, Landon Glover, Imogen Maher, Mackenna Leahy, Ella Johnson, Charlie Jamieson, Ayrton Camilleri and Milla Shelton
Year 4: Ava Reynolds, Gabrielle Dawes, Grace McPherson, Molly Jarratt, Sienna Carroll, Zara Hillman, Tiana Pidding, Bryson Flynn, Ella Collins and Hugo Dunstan
Year 5: Caitlin Guiney, Clare Broers, Cooper Carnley, Elliott Barnes, Isobel Sosower, Digby Connell-Hewitt, Charlotte Alexander, Lachlan Brown, Neve Luckie, Macy Tarlinton, Isabella Parducci, Hayley Reardon, Lola White, Simon Bremner, Anna Samperi, Liam Beeten, Sophia Scanlon and Skye Edwards.
Year 6: Maddelin Barker, Amelia Markota, Hope Seselja, Montana Pidding, Rachael Widdows, Scarlett Braithwaite, Willoughby Walsh, Annabel Wales, Lucy Field-Wilson, Catalina Harding, Charlotte Allan, Paige Maher, Nicholas Marchei, Molly McPherson, Aimee Kelk, Samuel Hillman, Scarlett Felizardo, Alistair Kline, Delanie Brassil, Lily Lachlan.
Isabella Polyak Memorial Visual Arts Encouragement Award - Jake Wullaert
Yass Day View Club Award - Molly McPherson
Think Technology Prize - Cooper Hodges
Sam Turner Christian Leadership Award - Jeremy Bremner
Yass Rotary Club Leadership Awards - Hope Seselja, Jeremy Bremner, Lucy Field-Wilson, Felix Makin
CWA Citizenship Award - Rachael Widdows
Kristy McBain Citizenship Award - Amelia Markota
Yass RSL Community Service and Citizenship Award - Oliver Hughes
Yass Lions Club Citizenship Award - Lucy Leighton
This week is the third week of Advent and 1JR led a beautiful Advent Prayer Service on Monday. We light a pink candle on the third Sunday of Advent to represent joy.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Thank you to all the families who have donated items for this special cause. Your generosity and support is most appreciated. On Monday we delivered 14 full baskets to Vinnies.
On Tuesday 15th December, we celebrated our Year 6 students’ completion of primary education with a mass. We wish all students a successful start to Year 7.
I would like to acknowledge Fr Mick who will move on in new directions away from our Mt Carmel family next year. The Mt Carmel community has been blessed having Fr Mick and it has been a privilege working with him. Staff and students wish Fr Mick all the best in his future adventures.
2020 has been a difficult and unpredictable year with many personal and professional challenges but we survived it. We adapted to Covid-19 restrictions and slowed down to appreciate time with our loved ones. The end of the school year is a celebration of achievements, reflection and rest. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support this term; it has been a wonderful experience.
Wishing all our families a wonderful Christmas with lots of love, peace, joy and laughter.
May peace be with you,
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
We have just completed a large stocktake in the library. Have have sent 25 boxes of ficton books that we have weeded from our collection to Life Line, where they will be sold at their Book Fair. The money raised from this fare will go to the homeless.
Sora eBooks and Audiobooks
Your ACEN Sora eBook/audiobook online system is accessible to you and your students and staff with your CE network logins over the school holidays 24/7.
The ACEN Sora website is located at:
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. When asked to search for a library, click to search by ‘Name’, not location, and then search for ‘ACEN’.