- Principal's Report
- Sports News
- Religious Education
- Coordinator Merits
- Library Monitors Reading
- Pyjama Day Photos
- Canteen News
- KJG Master Builders in Maths
- 1SS Crazy Emu Art
- Year 3 Sport
- Drawing in 3ML with Simon Streatfeild
- 4SS Law of Gravity in Science
- 4SS STEAM Art - Magnet Painting
- 5/6GZ RE Artwork
- Playgroup is on Tomorrow
- Commonwealth School Data Collection Notice
- Year 2-6 Holiday Reading? Why not use the Sora app!
- Save the Date - First Reconciliation
- Celebration Mass for the Sisters of Mercy & Sr Aileen's Farewell
- Drum Kit Lessons
- Envelope of Awesome - Holiday Workshop
- Streetbeat Disco - Friday 25 June
- Yass Valley Library School Holiday Program
- Yass Netball Association School Holiday Clinic
- Spinifex - Holiday Tennis Camp
- Rugby Speed Clinic
- NRL Holiday Clinic
- Holiday Happenings
- Affinity Quartet Performance
- AIPA - Musical Theatre Marathon
Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
A final reminder that we will be holding our Open Classrooms this afternoon from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. You are warmly invited to come with your child to visit their classroom and share in the wonderful work that they have been doing this semester. Please be mindful that, although your child’s teacher will be in the classroom and is very happy to chat with you, open classrooms are not the appropriate forum for individual parent-teacher interviews. Parents are always welcome to make an individual appointment with their child’s teacher any time they would like to discuss their child’s progress.
This Friday you will receive your child’s Semester One Report. This is a wonderful opportunity to take time with your child to sit and talk about the learning they have undertaken so far this year. Celebrate their successes and help them work out strategies for the areas that may need further development. Teachers commit significant hours outside of school time to prepare our children’s reports; I am very grateful for the dedicated teaching staff we have here at Mt Carmel.
Rostrum Public Speaking
Congratulations to Mia Buser who, last night, represented Mt Carmel at the Rostrum Public Speaking quarter final at the Soldiers Club. Mia spoke on the topic, I took a risk, and will now progress to the Semi-Final after placing first. Well done, Mia!
Last Thursday I completed the Vinnies CEO Sleepout at what is now unofficially known as the Arbrrretum (thanks, Mrs Green!) in Canberra— it was a very chilly night on a wind-swept hilltop. I’m extremely grateful to everyone who sponsored my participation, raising just a little under $5000 to help Vinnies provide much-needed support to those experiencing homelessness in our region. Collectively, the Catholic Education team, made up of Catholic primary and secondary principals and office staff—including the Director—were the second-highest team fundraisers for the event, raising almost $47000 for Vinnies and contributing to a record for the Canberra-Goulburn region of more than one million dollars!
Commonwealth Schools Data Collection
Each year, the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) collects a range of student, staff and financial data from Australian schools to help inform funding and policy decisions and to meet national and international reporting obligations. Attached to this newsletter is a letter to families from DESE explaining the data collection process, for your information.
I’m very happy to announce to the school community that, following a recent Principal Performance Review, my contract as Principal of Mt Carmel School has been renewed. I consider myself to be truly blessed to live and work in this wonderful community, and I look forward to continuing my work at Mt Carmel. I would like to express my gratitude to all Mt Carmel's teaching and support staff for their tireless dedication to our school, and special thanks go to all of your beautiful children, who fill our classrooms and playground with such joy every day.
Please note that students return to school on Tuesday 13 July in their sports uniform. Thank you to everyone for their wonderful work this term. Staff, students and parents have worked incredibly hard and these efforts are very much appreciated. I trust that everyone will have a restful and enjoyable mid-year break. Travel safely, if you are going away, and stay warm. I respectfully ask all families who are travelling during the holiday period to pay attention to NSW Health COVID advice and respond accordingly.
And if anyone’s looking for some holiday reading and viewing, check out the attached review of The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo, which has been made into a movie that’s available to stream on Disney Plus. Mackenzie Kline in 5/6EG has read the book and seen the movie and is keen to share her opinion. Thanks, Mackenzie! Click here, to read this review.
Mt Carmel Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to Fielding House who won the Athletics Shield this year. Congratulations also go to the age champions below:
Northern Region Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to Lachlan Brown who finished runner-up for the Senior boys age champion category, Sky Edwards who won the Senior Girls age Champion trophy and Neve Luckie who finished runner-up in the Senior Girls age champion category.
Trials for Year 5 and 6 students
Congratulations to Lachlan Brown who successfully made it on the the Mackillop team to compete in the NSWPSSA Rugby Championships in Mudgee starting on the 17th August.
Religious Education in the Classroom
KNB visited Lovatt Chapel to provoke their interest about different prayer spaces and become familiar with praying in a chapel. Students loved the vibrant colours of the stained glass windows and asked many questions about the special items they saw in the chapel. Then students attended Parish Mass with their Year 5/6TD buddies.
Gospel, Mark 4:35-41
In this passage, the disciples are facing a storm they thought they would not survive and they were ready to give up. Jesus uses his faith to bring his disciples through the storm safely.
The passage invites us to come to terms with our fears, to not give up, and work through the challenges.
How can I overcome fear?
How can I use my faith to guide me through difficult times?
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!
May peace be with you,
Religious Education Coordinator
Congratulations to the recipients of this week's Coordinator Merits, which focused on 'Show Respect'.
Merits will be presented at Thursday morning's assembly.
Next term, the canteen will be offering some new specials.
Chicken and Corn Rolls will be available at both recess and lunch, Spaghetti Bolognase as a lunch option and Cheeseburgers available on Friday lunch only.
Click here, to view a copy of the menu.
If you have any questions regarding the canteen menu, please call the office on 6226 3357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sunday 18 July, 10:15am, St Augustine’s Church, Meehan St. Yass
The celebration for the Sisters of Mercy has been finalized. Following Mass, we will have a story telling/lunch in the Mt Carmel PAC from 12pm and a suggested donation for this is $20-25pp. There will also be a photographic history on display, which will be in the Hartigan Centre and open from 2pm.
RSVPs for lunch are essential by 30th June for catering and COVID-Plan purposes and numbers are limited. Please RSVP to Lourdes O'Keefe ph. 0413 096 413
For any queries contact Annabelle O’Connell ph. 0412 919 856
- In light of the planned display for the Thanksgiving Day, we invite families to contribute any photos and/or other significant items that we can add to our collection. If you or someone you know wishes to do so, please see or contact Annabelle O’Connell. If you have a memorable story about one of the Sisters or their time here, please contact Sarah Johnston ph. 0447 180 533.
- We are going to present the attending Sisters on the day with a small gift. If you have a teacup and saucer in perfect condition, gathering dust, that is not precious to you, we would appreciate you donating it to the cause. Thank you!
Tutor: Gerard Noonan (CPM3 Hons) & Registered Creative Kids Provider
Drums & Percussion Dynamics
YASS Explosive Speed Clinic
Sunday 27th June 8am @ Yass Junior Rugby Club.
We teach your young athletes how to get FAST.
From 9yrs up.
Players will learn correct acceleration and first step quickness techniques to not only improve their speed but their confidence and their game. We focus on speed and making sure your young player knows HOW to get fast and stay fast.
2 hour Speed Clinic | Sunday 27th June | 8am to 10am
Head to our website or FB page to learn more about the workshop before registering online.
Workshops Details & Registration