- What's on at STA - Term 2
- Semester 1 Reports
- 3 Way Conferences - Book Now
- Upcoming Pupil Free Days
- Hats Off!
- Acacia - Classroom News
- 1 Green - Class Party
- Athletics Carnival - THIS FRIDAY
- Scrunch, Collect, Play - Keep up the awesome work!
- Year 5 & 6 Camp - Notes are now overdue
- Virtual daVinci Decathlon 2022
- School Fees - Term 2 overdue
- STA Parish Information
- Transitioning to Primary/Secondary School
- POEM FOREST - Enter now!
- Active Streets for Schools
- NCCD Information
- Holiday Program - Raiders Maccas Masterclass
- Holiday Happenings - Kippax Kids
- Holiday Happenings - July 2022
- Subway and Canteen Services
- Class Awards
- Birthdays - June 2022
|WHAT's ON @ STA in TERM 2
|8||Tue 14/06||SCC Meeting 6pm|
|8||Fri 17/06||Athletics Carnival|
|9||Tue 21/06||3 Way Conference Interviews|
|9||Tue 21/06||Year 3 Excursion to the War Memorial|
|9||Wed 22/06||3 Way Conference Interviews|
|9||Wed 22/06||1 Green - Class Party|
|9||Thur 23/06||3 Way Conference Interviews - KG & 2G only|
|9||Fri 24/06||Ryka Ali Indigenous Performances|
|10||Mon 27/06||Reports sent home|
|10||Thur 30/06||White Token Lunch & Principal Awards|
||Pupil Free Day|
|Term 3 - 1||Mon 18/07||Pupil Free Day|
|Term 3 - 1
||Tues 19/07||All students return to school|
|Term 3 - 1||19-21/07||Year 5 & 6 Camp|
|Term 3 - 1||Thur 21/07||Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 & Year 4
Excursion to the Canberra Theatre
Semester 1 reports will be sent out to families via the Compass platform in Week 10. Please ensure you have parent access to Compass in order to retreieve your reports. If you have any concerns with logging in please do not heistate to contact the front office by emailing email@example.com
St Thomas Aquinas Primary, West Belconnen, invites parents and carers to the Semester One 3 Way Conference Interviews. Please select the timeslot that best suits your family to meet with your child's teacher. Your child should also come along to this meeting.
The Conferences will be held on Tuesday 21 June from 3-7 pm and Wednesday 22 June from 8-9 am and from 3-6 pm. Each Conference will be for a maximum of 15 minutes.
Please note that Year KG and 2G will also have times available on Thursday 23 June from 3-5 pm. This will be instead of Tuesday 21 June for these classes only.
Please note that bookings will close strictly at 4 pm on Friday 17 June 2022.
Please note the following days are Pupil free days:
- Friday 1 July 2022 (Week 10) - Staff Planning
- Monday 18th July 2022 (Week 1, Term 3) - Staff Training
We look forward to welcoming students back, ready for Term 3 on Tuesday 19th July 2022.
Winter is well and truly here and with that we start to witness the UV levels dropping. With UV levels considered low (under 3) during the months of June and July we adopt the advice of the Cancer Council ACT and begin our Hats Off period.
Hats will be on again from August as UV levels start to rise again.
Read more about UV exposure and the healthy balance for Vitamin D benefits here.
1 Green have reached 50 black tokens and to celebrate this achievement will be having a class party on Wednesday 22nd June,2022. This will also be our last day with our prac teacher, Miss Ford and is a nice way to say goodbye to her. 1 Green students are invited to wear Pjs or an oodie on the day and to bring individually wrapped food to share (if able). We would like to watch the movie, Descendants from Disney + . Please note that this children's movie is PG rated. (The plot of the movie is that the kids of Disney villains are given a shot at redemption at a school.) If you do not wish your child to see this, please send me a message.
Thanks, Kelly Scalan
Exciting times lie ahead........It's nearly time for the Year 5 & 6 camp to Fitzroy Falls.
Permission notes were due on Friday 3 June 2022. If you have not done so already please ensure all permission notes are returned as soon as possible. Copies of the required note can be found here and further information together with the link for medical consent can be found here
St Thomas Aquinas placed 12th in the Year 6 competition for this year's virtual daVinci Decathlon. The team performed well against many larger schools and should be commended for their work ethic, persistence and teamwork. Certificates for the team will be handed out at Friday's assembly this week.
A friendly reminder that school fees for Term 2 for 2022 are now overdue. Please contact the front office to arrange payment unless you already have payment arrangement in place
Thank you for your cooperation.
|Parish Priest||Father Martins Aloga|
|Parish Secretary||Debbie Hoffman|
|Telephone||02 6258 1563|
|Address||23 Lhotsky Street
CHARNWOOD ACT 2615
|Monday to Friday||9:30am|
|Thursday - School Mass||9:30am - one grade each week - tba|
Children's liturgy is held during the school term. All families are welcome to attend.
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|18 - 19 June||
|25 - 25 June||
|We encourage anyone who wants to help with the Children's Liturgy to contact Helene Axelby on 0415 179 470 or Skye McPadden via firstname.lastname@example.org|
Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) have developed a range of resources to support families. With families about to embark on transitioning their child either into a Primary School setting or Secondary School, CSPA have provided some useful information, ideas and resources that families may find beneficial. You can view these resources for Primary School here and Secondary School here.
For further support in positively engaging in your child's learning experience please visit the Catholic School Parent Australia website https://www.parentengagementcspa.edu.au/
Red Room Poetry and The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan invite you to enter the POEM FOREST Prize and use your words to create positive climate action.
Did you know....
- A tree is planted for every poem received
- $5,000 in prizes to win including $500 cash for each category, book packs from Magabala Books, Pantera Press and Wonderground as well as Garden tours, plants, seeds and more
- Digital publication for all entries and selected poems published in the POEM FOREST
Thanks for helping us to grow the POEM FOREST and heal habitats for future generations.
We can’t wait to read your poems!
Have you noticed this logo on footpaths and shared paths in Canberra and wondered what it is?
The logo is part of the Active Streets for Schools program, which is a program to make the environment around schools safer to ride, walk, scooter or skate to and from school.
The logos will be around our school soon as part of the Active Streets program to promote walking and riding routes highlighted on our school map. The pavement stencils help to promote ‘part way’ drop off and collection points for families that live too far away to use active travel for the entire journey.
The logos also help to promote to the broader community that they are in the vicinity of the school and children are likely to be present.
As part of the program, educational resources have been distributed to certain year groups throughout the school to teach children about independent travel.
There are a number of benefits of children walking and riding to school, including safety in numbers, the health of the children, reduced congestion and less impact on the environment
The Canteen is open from Wednesdays to Fridays - for the first 10 minutes of each break. We sell a limited selection of healthy canteen approved chips and ice blocks.
Parents and staff are able to place Subway Orders Online. Click on the link below to place an order and payment as well.
Cut-off time is 9:15 AM for same day delivery.
Call on 02 6259 9101 to place your order after this time
Subway Lunch Orders can also be made, via Subway Envelope, at school. Subway envelopes, including cash, need to be placed in the Lunch Order Subway box, located outside the Front Office, by 9:30am on the day before the lunch is required. For example, if you would like a lunch order on Wednesday, the lunch order needs to be manually submitted by Tuesday 9:30am.
Here is a sample of the Subway ordering envelope. Envelopes are available from the Front Office or the classroom.
Due to COVID Restrictions, awards will be presented to students in class.
|Rebecca J||Michael P||Gemma Mc||Lorelei M|
Millie A, Maeve J, Leilani MH, Lucinda B, Maddison J, Emily M, Blake S, Anna D, Zachary M, Ivy LH, Luke S, Liam M, Angok C, Mason S, Annabelle M, Tobenna M, Emma O, Alexander W, Aleisha MA, Leo W, Georgia R, Sam D, Nella W-S, Mackenzie C, Lachlan M, Lucas G, Xavier V, Chuol C