- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
- MATHS CHALLENGE
- STS P&P SOCIAL COMMITTEE
- SPECIAL LUNCH
- CANTEEN ROSTER
- FRUIT INCENTIVE WINNER
- UNIFORM SHOP
- PERIMETER GUARDIAN - JUNE
- CSOT HOLIDAY CAMPS
- TEEN START UP AVIATION CAMP
- MERICI COLLEGE 60th CONCERT
- PARENT EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING
- TRANSFIGURATION YOUTH GROUP
Welcome to Week 7, the term is flying along, and the semester is almost over. Teachers are hard at work writing semester reports which will be sent home in Week 9, Friday 28th of June. Please keep teachers in your thoughts and prayers during this time as they undertake this important work. Many hours are spent outside of the school day preparing these important documents. I believe that the comments in many ways are more important than the grade assigned as they take into account learning behaviours, attitudes and effort. An accurate assessment of these areas is not always clear using the A-E reporting scale. As always if you have any concerns regarding your child's progress, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
PSSA Cross Country
Congratulations to Lucas S, Anna S, Noah G, Lawrence K, Ava T & Ben S who were selected to represent our school and the South Woden district at the ACT Cross Country Carnival today. We wish them all the best in their races!
Last night was the quarterfinal of our regional Rostrum Public Speaking competition. Students in Stage 3 were challenged to write a short speech that expressed their own ideas on a subject and is judged using 2 criteria: Content & Presentation. Claire N was selected by her teachers and peers to represent our school, speaking about the subject ‘starting again’. Claire was an excellent role model for our school and spoke incredibly well. Congratulations Claire on producing such a polished piece.
Carline and Car-park
As you may be aware, access to our school site can be challenging. Carline is a drive-through drop-off or drive-through pick-up zone. This is to maximise the number of cars driving into the school zone and to make drop-off and pick-up as quick as possible. To ensure that traffic flows as smoothly as possible through the school site, please ensure that you do not park in the carline and ensure students get into cars in an efficient and safe manner.
Parents and visitors are welcome to park in the staff car-park at any time if there are vacant spaces. Please do not double-park in the staff car-park at any time. Often staff members need to leave school during the day and between 3.00pm and 3.30pm to attend meetings off-site.
School Pedestrian Crossing
I would like to thank the many parents who make use of the Pedestrian Crossing each afternoon during pick-up time after school. This week I have reminded several parents of the importance of using the crossing. Use of the crossing is crucial, from a safety point of view, as well to model and reinforce responsible road safety behaviour to our children.
Review of Counselling and Wellbeing Services
In the interests of ensuring our students have access to high-quality programs and systems to support their wellbeing, Catholic Education is conducting a review of the wellbeing services and programs that are currently available in our schools.
As a key stakeholder, we seek your input into this process of review. We, therefore, invite you to complete an online survey which may be accessed by following the hyperlink:
In advance, we thank you for taking the time to share your insights and perspectives.
At the conclusion of the process, we will report to you on our findings and related plans for the future to ensure that the services available to our students are of the highest quality.
Over the last week, I have had the pleasure of interviewing a number of new families seeking enrolment in our school for 2020. These will continue for the next two weeks. Our current enrolment message is It is not too late to book a tour! Contact our office to arrange a time! 62811932 or Office.Stpandp@cg.catholic.edu.au.
Your testimonials to parents are still the number one influencing factor for parents choosing a potential school. Please continue spreading the word about our school.
Blessings and best wishes
Sunday Gospel: Most Holy Trinity – Year C
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells the disciples that there is still so much that he has to say to them, and to teach them. But the disciples are not ready to receive everything in the time that Jesus has remaining. So, to continue the teachings of Jesus and to continue his expression of Love, the Father and the Son will send the Spirit. It was the sending of the Spirit that we celebrated last week in the feast of Pentecost and it is the unity of Father, Son and Spirit that we celebrate this week on Trinity Sunday.
Parish Mass – Sacrament of First Eucharist
This Sunday, at 9:30 Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Garran, we will celebrate with the candidates from our parish who have been preparing to receive their First Eucharist. In receiving their First Eucharist, they will experience a further unfolding of God’s presence, entering into the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
These children are making a commitment to participate in the life of Christ and we ask that you pray for them at this special time. We know that their Christian lives will be a sign of hope for others.
Dates for your Diary:
Thursday 13th June – Eucharist Retreat Day for all Year 4 students at Holy Trinity Parish centre.
Sunday 16th June – 9:30am Celebration of First Eucharist at Saints Peter and Paul, Garran.
Friday 28th June – 12:00pm Mass to celebrate Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day
Blessings for the week ahead,
Religious Education Coordinator (Acting)
Here is our Maths challenge for this fortnight. Please remember for your answer to be accepted I need to see working out to identify the problem-solving strategy you have used to solve this question. There are a few strategies that can be used to solve this problem. I will have them available in the newsletter next week along with the winner. Please email me your solution and working email@example.com.
|KW||Czarina L and Ryan N.D||Nicholas V|
|1M||Elodie-Zozo T-T and Lucy B||Xavier H|
|1W||Charlie C and Yianna M||Gatriella S|
|2M||Conner B and Declan H||Claudia K|
|2W||Madeline P and Maja G||Niamh D|
|3/4B||Abby E and Imogen C||Amelie S|
|3/4M||Christian H and Cedric V||Greta B|
|3/4W||Isabella M and Josie M||Tess V|
|3/4Y||Zoe T and Henry W||Lucy D|
|5/6M||Chi Chi M and Zen X||Santina P|
|5/6W||Danielle and Annabelle||Thomas|
On Wednesday 19 June we will be holding our second special lunch day for the term.
Children will be able to order a serve of pasta, drink and a treat for $6.00.
Gluten free option is available.
Order on Qkr!
ORDERS CLOSE 9AM THIS FRIDAY 14 JUNE!
No counter sales or other lunch orders will be available on that day.
As always the day would not be successful without any volunteer helpers. Year 3 will be hosting the special lunch day. If you are a Year 3 parent/carer and can help out on the day (even for a short while) please contact me at Lauretta.firstname.lastname@example.org
Term 2, Week 8
9 - 11.30
Year 3 parent/carer help required please
Thank you helpers, your assistance is very much appreciated.
Please contact me on email@example.com if you are able to help or unable to make your shift. Thank you.
The Fruit Incentive ticket winner for last week was Audrey I, KW. Congratulations Audrey, you have won a $2.00 voucher to spend at the canteen. Please see Mrs R at the Canteen to collect your voucher.
Do you want to win a $2 voucher to spend at the Canteen? Simply purchase fresh or frozen fruit from the Canteen and be in the weekly draw to WIN!!
OPEN TUESDAY MORNINGS
8.30 – 9.30AM
The Uniform Shop is a service for the parents and children. We sell New & Quality Second Hand school clothing, and all money raised goes back to the school to provide resources for the children.
You can place an order via Qkr! Order on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and the item/s will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Orders need to be placed before 8.45am.
Please see the Skoolbag app for the Winter Uniform price list.
Beanies can be purchased at the canteen on Wednesdays, Thursday & Fridays (CASH ONLY PLEASE)
It is usual practice for most schools to offer second hand clothing at the uniform shop to families at a discounted price. Quality second hand clothing can only be purchased during uniform hours. We do understand that this may not be convenient for some families so please feel free to send me an email if you are unable to get to the Uniform Shop during opening hours and I will do my best to attend your needs.
The uniform shop is limited with space, so as a guide, clothes should only be donated if washed and in perfect resalable order. Please give any used second hand uniform to Mrs R in the canteen, Thank you.
Canteen and Uniform Shop Manager
MERICI 60 CONCERT
As part of Merici College’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, a very special concert and fundraiser will be held on Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August in the College Auditorium, Wise Street Braddon. The concert starts at 7.00pm (arrival and seating at 6.30pm) on both nights. Walk down memory lane as each decade is revisited through dance, music, drama performances, Alumni reflections and current students highlighting life at Merici College. Tickets and refreshment packages available at www.trybooking.com/BCWAY. All funds raised will be used to improve indoor and outdoor learning spaces for students.