- Principal's Report
- Religious Education
- Sports News
- Coordinator Merits
- Walking School Bus - This Friday
- KNB at Gymnastics
- 1EK at Gymnastics
- National Simultaneous Storytime
- Lost Property
- Canteen News
- Uniform Shop
- Mt Carmel School Open Days
- Trinity Catholic College - Now Enrolling
- Bravely Being Me Group
- Positive Partnerships - Autism Workshop
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Walk Safely to School Day
This Friday is National Walk Safely to School Day and Mt Carmel is encouraging as many families as possible to participate. If there is anyone who lives too far from school to walk the whole way but would still like to participate, we will be hosting a “Walking School Bus”. We will meet at the Liberty Theatre corner from 8am, and at 8:15am we will walk down the main street, crossing Meehan St at the lights, up Rossi Street and then enter school via the Rossi St Gate. Parents and families are welcome to join in; no bikes or scooters, please.
Years 3 and 5 students yesterday commenced NAPLAN Online and, although there were a few connectivity issues, both have completed Writing and Reading, and Year 5 have completed Conventions of Language. Tomorrow Year 3 will complete Conventions of Language and Year 5 will complete Numeracy. Year 3 will finish off with Numeracy on Monday next week. If students have been away, we have until Friday next week to sit catch-up tests.
Dutton Street Update
A reminder to all families using Dutton Street as a drop off/pick up zone to be patient and especially mindful of traffic and pedestrian safety while the footpath upgrade is proceeding. If at all possible, I ask families to consider alternative arrangements to reduce congestion at the front of the school. To view the Dutton Street Safety Plan, click here.
Autumn is always prime time for lost property at school: the mornings are chilly then, as the sun gains strength, jumpers come off and are inevitably left on the playground. Any item of lost property with a discernible name is always returned promptly to its owner, but there is a hefty pile of jumpers and sports jackets at the office with no name. Please help us (and your bank balance) by ensuring that all items of uniform — especially those items that may be taken off through the day — are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
The Mt Carmel School Athletics Carnival has been scheduled for Friday 4 June, Week 7, at Victoria Park. At this stage, pending no changes in COVID-19 restrictions, parents and families will be welcome as spectators and volunteers. Further details can be found in Mr Dunstan’s Sports Report.
2022 Enrolments — Open Days and Parent Information Evening
Our enrolment drive for 2022 is well underway — the official enrolment period for Catholic Schools in this Archdiocese runs for the month of May. If you have a pre-school child ready for Kindergarten, it’s time to enrol now. Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn has an online enrolment form, which can be accessed by clicking the link below. If you need to access a hard-copy form, please contact the Front Office. An enrolment interview will be organised once the application is received. If your friends have a child starting in Kindergarten next year, please encourage them to consider Mt Carmel as an option for their children’s education.
We will be holding Open Day Tours for interested families on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May (Week 5) at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, guided by our Student Leaders. Our K-2022 Parent Information Evening will be held on the evening of Wednesday 19 May at 7pm in the Lacey Library.
Enrol Now (https://enrolments.mtcarmel.nsw.edu.au/enrol/)
GOSPEL: John 15:9-17
I have loved you just as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete. This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I shall no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know the master's business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name. My command to you is to love one another.
The Scripture scholars who put together the cycle of readings for the daily readings must have thought we need to hear this passage from John once again. We heard this portion of this passage from John this past Thursday and Friday. However, it may be important that we listen and reflect on these words once again. Do you remember what your thoughts were on this passage a few days ago?
This week I invite you to slowly reread this passage and then choose one word or phrase that speaks to you or draws your attention. Then take some time to quietly sit with those words for a few moments. In the quiet, have an open mind and heart and wait patiently. Let your word or phrase speak to you. Try not to “think” too much. Rather, listen with your heart!
After a time, ask yourself: what is this word or phrase saying to me? Jesus is speaking to you in these few short words. What do you hear him saying to you? Listen with an open mind and heart for 5-10 minutes. Jesus will speak but it may not be in words! Simply listen! Be patient! (Sr Kristine Anne Harpenau)
Religious Education Coordinator
Northern Region Cross Country
Congratulations to Jed Newman, Annabella Nagle, Bryson Flynn, Eli Cassidy, Emmett Crocker, Riley Hewitt, Elliot Barnes and Charlie Miller who qualified for the Canberra and Goulburn Cross Country Carnival to be held at Stromlo Forest Park on 25th May.
Mt Carmel Athletics Carnival
Our athletics carnival has been booked-in at Victoria Park for Friday 4th June. Please use the link below and fill out the Google form to register students in events. The form also has information about how you can help out on the day. There are lots of jobs to fill so offers of assistance would be greatly appreciated.
1500m Event for Athletics
We have also booked Victoria Park for the morning of Friday 21st May to run the 1500m event. If you wish to register your child/dependent for the event, please use the following link. The 1500m is nearly 4 laps of Victoria Park run at pace, please only register your child/dependent if you think they are capable of it.
The Legends Shield Gala day has been rescheduled for Monday 7 June at North Park, Goulburn. If you wish to register your child/dependent in the event, please use the link below and fill out the Google form.
Matt Guiteau Cup
The Matt Giteau Cup has been rescheduled for Monday 24th May 2021 at Southwell Park. If you wish to register your child/dependent in the event, please use the link below and fill out the Google form.
Trials for Year 5 and 6 students
Canberra Goulburn Rugby Union Trials (Boys and Girls): Monday 31st May, Southwell Park, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, 2603, ACTPlease refer to the CSNSW calendar to check for upcoming trials.
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Catholic Values'.
Matthew Van Styne
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
National Simultaneous Storytime aims to:
- promote the value of reading and literacy,
- promote the value and fun of books,
- promote an Australian writer and publisher,
- promote storytime activities in libraries and communities around the country,
- and provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.
"Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?"
Written and Illustrated by Philip Bunting.
Published By: Scholastic Australia
This week, Savoury Muffins (ham, corn and cheese) and Chocolate Paddle Pops will be added to the canteen menu and will be available both Thursday and Friday's. Cheese Garlic Rolls have also been added to the recess menu and available on Friday's only.
Dont forget, Hot Chocolate, Lasagne and Macaroni and Cheese have been added to the canteen menu this term. If you have any questions regarding the canteen menu, please contact the school on 6226 3357 or email email@example.com.
Click here to view a copy of the Term 2 menu.
School Ties - Week 4
Size 12 Boys Trousers - Week 7
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 form, 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.