- Message from the Principal
- What's on at STA
- Fete News - COUTDOWN IS ON
- Fete News - GET YOUR BAKE ON
- Year 4 Blue News
- Class Awards
- Birthdays - March
- Enrolment for 2024
- Scholastic Book Club
- News from the Counsellor
- Parentline ACT - Services available
- Webinar - Anxiety & Resilience
- ICAS School Competitions
- Carpark Restrictions - April 2023
- Apply Now! Future of Education Equity Fund
- Year 6 - St Clare's Come & Try
- Sacramental Program 2023
- STA Parish Information
- Holiday Happenings
- Ginninderry School Holiday Program
I would like to begin by letting families know that Mrs Bronwyn Newth will be taking a short break from the ELC to work with ACECQA with their assessment and rating team. This is a great opportunity for Bronwyn, the ELC and Catholic Education. We wish Mrs Newth all the best. Mrs Carla Drayton will be stepping up during this time to support Maribel in the Directors role and will move into Mrs Newth’s room. A full-time teacher will be recruited to be in the full-time room. Mrs Michelle Woodward from the Catholic Education Office will also join us for most of Term 2 to support the centre.
The fete is nearly here. The staffroom is filled with gift baskets and tombola’s and the space is looking very festive. Thank you once again to all of the volunteers who have helped and those who have signed up to help on the day. It is the community of parents and families who will make this a success. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
The Athletics carnival will be held on Wednesday 5th April. I thank Mrs Megan Thomas for her organisation of this so far and those who have already volunteered for this event. Once again, the SCC will put on a sausage sizzle for students including students in the ELC.
This term we start to see a return to our prayer celebrations and are able to invite families to join us. It will be wonderful to see parents and carers join us again to participate in these liturgies as we prepare for Easter.
See you Saturday!
Take care and God bless
Yours in Faith
|8||20/3 -24/03||NAPLAN for Years 3 & 5 - Catch up sessions|
|8||Tue 21/03||SCC Meeting @ 6pm|
|8||Thurs 23/03||Fete Meeting @ 6pm|
|8||Fri 24/03||Year 2 Assembly @ 2pm in the hall|
||STA Fete!!! Helpers needed - Please jump on board
|9||Thur 30/03||Year 6 - Try Dara Day|
|10||Wed 05/04||Athletics Carnival|
|10||Thur 06/04||White Token Lunch|
|10||Thur 06/04||Prinicpal Awards|
|10||Thur 06/04||Last day of Term 1|
|Term 2||Mon 24/04||Pupil Free Day|
|Term 2||Tues 25/04||Public Holiday|
|Term 2||Wed 26/04||Term 2 begins for all students|
|Term 2||Thur 27/04||Year 1 Constable Kenny visit|
|Term 2||Thur 27/04||Year 4 Constabale Kenny Visit|
|Term 2||Fri 28/04||Year 6 - SFX EXPO|
|Term 2||Tues 09/05||ELC & School Open Day for 2024 Enrolments|
|Term 2||Wed 10/05||ELC & School Open Day for 2024 Enrolments|
|Term 2||Tues 13/06||ELC Photos|
|Term 2||Wed 14/06||School Photos|
|Term 2||Thur 15/06||ELC Photos|
Families are welcome to join us at our Assembly on Friday at 2pm in the Hall to celebrate our award recipients
|ELC Acacias||Sophie W
|ELC Coolabahs||Emilia S
|ELC Waratahs||Isabelle N
|Amelia H||Charlotte S||Mackenzie C||Elodie A|
|Lara K||Brooklyn S||Summer H||Oliver F|
|Annabel L||Layne M||Adam H||Annabelle P|
Zeke F, Molly W-S, Saul G, Triumph O, Levi W, Sofia A, Isaac R, Aseem H, Jayson T, Aarav S, Aryan S, Krystof M, Samuel A, Ellie H, Layne M, Cameron C, Amboz B, Zara B, Chelsea R, Ashlyn T, Kupakwashe M, Sofia A, Archie W, Maxie M
Issue 2 is out now. All orders need to be placed before 22nd March for delivery before the holidays.
All orders are online or via the Loop app: https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent.aspx
Our school receives credits each time a student buys a book. This helps with building our beautiful library collection.
Any questions please feel free to email me.
ICAS will return to STA this year. We encourage you to consider entering your child in ICAS. This fantastic assessment program allows students to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts. The assessment is now fully online and sitting dates will commence in Term 3. Learn more by visiting icasassessments.com.
Parent ordering closes on 31 July 2023
What is ICAS?
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.
We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.
Learn more about ICAS here.
How to participate in ICAS
If you wish for your child to participate in ICAS this year, please:
- read about ICAS subjects and prices here
- read the terms and conditions here:
- go to Parent Portal to purchase tests here:
- enter our school’s access code – EWU442
- enter your child’s details, select the tests you would like to purchase, then proceed to payment.
Please note that the ICAS tests shown for selection are at the school’s discretion.
After payment is made via the Parent Payment System, you will receive an order confirmation email, please keep this for your records.
ICAS Results and Certificates
We will notify you of the date(s) that we run ICAS at the school and when your child’s ICAS results are ready. Once we have received your child’s ICAS certificate, we will send it home with your child. The back of the certificate shows ICAS results and the login details, “TAP ID and Pin”, that you and your child need to enter the Results Portal
Privacy Collection Statement
The following information is a privacy notification about how your child’s data is kept private and secure.
Janison is aware of our responsibility to protect the identity of, and all information relating to, children, and students in general, from disclosure and consequently Janison does not:
- collect any personal information or data of children other than as required for the purposes of completion of the assessment, test or exam;
- transfer any personal information or data obtained during the delivery of assessments, tests or exams conducted in Australia to any jurisdiction outside of Australia other than with the specific consent of the person, or his or her parent or guardian;
- transfer any personal information or data obtained during the delivery of assessments, tests or exams conducted in other international regions out of the child’s jurisdiction other than with the specific consent of the person, or his or her parent or guardian;
- share any personal information or data relating to children or students with any third parties (other than a third party whose services are necessary for servicing our products, g. print/distribution companies, medal engraving, etc.) except with the specific consent of the person, or his or her parent or guardian;
- use any personal information or data relating to children or students for marketing purposes.
Janison may retain personal information and data relevant to a child for their future purposes or for research purposes by Janison for the duration of the school life cycle of the child. However, if you or your child at any time wish to have their personal information or data removed from our systems, they or you may opt out by simply contacting our Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
We are proud to offer ICAS and look forward to some fantastic results later in the year.
Please do not hesitate to contact your Classroom Teacher if you have any questions.
17th, 18th & 19th APRIL 2023
CAR PARK RESTRICTIONS
We confirm that restricted access to the tar area including the entry and exit to the school car park will take place during the abovementioned dates.
Please note that this is during the School Holiday period.
The ACT Government’s Future of Education Equity Fund for the 2023 school year is now open.
The Future of Education Equity Fund provides a one-off, annual payment to low-income families living in the ACT to help cover the costs of education expenses such as school uniforms, school excursions, sport equipment and activities and music lessons.
The following payments are available to those who meet the eligibility criteria:
- $750 high school and year 11 and 12 students
- $450 primary school students
- $400 preschool students attending a preschool attached to an ACT public school.
Applications can be made online and close 3 November 2023.
Information about the Equity Fund is available, and a link to the application form is available on the Education Directorate Website at: https://www.education.act.gov.au/support-for-our-students/financial-and-resource-assistance-for-families
We ask that you share this information with your school communities. The following text and graphic will help you do this.
Apply now for the Future of Education Equity Fund 2023
Apply now for the Future of Education Equity Fund for the 2023 school year. Eligible low-income ACT families can receive one-off payments for financial assistance to help cover the costs of their children’s educational expenses such as sport equipment and activities, music lessons, school uniforms and excursions.
The Fund is open to eligible students enrolled in preschools (attached to a school) through to Year 12 in the ACT. Further information and the online application form is available here.
Remember the 2023 registration forms for Sacramental Candidates in Year 4 and Year 6 are due back by the 24th March. Notes can be returned to the school or presbytery along with the $50 cash registration fee per family. If you have any question, you can contact Mrs Skye McPadden (firstname.lastname@example.org), Miss Ella Barry (email@example.com) or Fr Gerard McCormack directly through the parish email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (02) 6258 1563.
|Parish Priest||Father Gerard McCormack|
|Parish Secretary||Aurora Lukass|
|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|
Children's liturgy is held during the school term. All families are welcome to attend.
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|We encourage anyone who wants to help with the Children's Liturgy to contact Helene Axelby on 0415 179 470 or Skye McPadden via email@example.com|