- Message from Mrs Myles
- What's on at STA
- Enrolment for 2024 - Open Days
- Class Awards
- Birthdays - May
- Year 2 Green News
- Kindergarten Green - Mothers Day Celebration
- SRC Badge Presentation
- Term Overviews
- ANZAC Day
- Ngunnawal Language
- daVinci Decathlon
- Sports News - Cross Country
- Congratulations - Swimming
- Library News
- Library News - Story Dogs
- Counsellor News
- Counsellor News - BRAVE Anxiety
- Muffins with Mum
- Scholastic Book Club
- Lost Property
- Marist College - An Evening of Dialogue
- Variety Heart Scholarships - Sport & Arts
- Kids Yoga - Shine Om
- Music Bus
Welcome to the cold weather!
It’s been a very wet and chilly start to Week 2. A reminder that students should be in full winter uniform and we strongly encourage students to wear a jumper when they are heading outdoors. Please remember that leggings and non-school jumpers and trackpants should not be worn to school. We also ask that you clearly label your child’s uniform items and belongings, lost property is currently overflowing with un-named items! If items are clearly named they will eventually make their way back to your childs classroom.
We welcome some new members of staff this week. Dakota the Story Dog started with us, reading stories with Year 2 students and spending some time in the Library. We are also excited welcome Mr Polkinghorne, or ‘Mr P’ as he will be know to the students. Mr P is our new Grounds person, who will be working with us 2 days a week. I’m very excited to be able to hand over my hammer and plunger to Mr P and we can see the difference his hard work is already making to our school. Welcome Mr P!
Enrolment and Catholic Schools Week
This week marks the beginning of the enrolment period which coincides with Catholic Schools Week. Enrolments are now open from Pre-school to Year 6 and are completed online. Please complete the online enrolment form for children who will be starting Kindergarten next year. Please note that all students currenlty enrolled in our ELC are required to enrol via the online platform for Kindergarten 2024. Let family, friends and neighbours know that we are accepting enrolments now. Our Enrolment Open Morning is next Tuesday 9 May from 9:30-11am, Enrolment Open Afternoon is Wednesday 10 May from 3:30-5:30pm and our ELC Enrolment Information Evening is Wednesday 10 May from 6-7:30pm.
Have a great week.
|2||Thur 04/05||Whole School Mass|
|2||Fri 05/05||Cross Country|
|3||Tues 09/05||ELC & School Open Day for 2024 Enrolments|
|3||Tues 09/05||SCC Meeting 6pm in the Library|
|3||Wed 10/05||ELC & School Open Day for 2024 Enrolments|
|3||Fri 12/04||Muffins for Mum|
|3||Fri 12/04||SRC Badge Presentation - 8:50am in the Courtyard|
|4||Fri 19/05||Year 5 Assembly - 2pm in the Hall|
|6||Mon 29/05||Reconcilation Day Public Holiday|
|6||Tues 30/05||NRL Sullivan Sheild|
|6||Fri 02/06||Year 3 Assembly - 2pm in the Hall|
|7||Fri 09/06||STA Day|
|8||Mon 12/06||King's Birthday Public Holiday|
|8||Tues 13/06||ELC Photos|
|8||Wed 14/06||School Photos|
|8||Thur 15/06||ELC Photos|
|8||Fri 16/06||Year 1 Assembly - 2pm in the Hall|
|9||Tues 20/06||3 Way Conferences|
|9||Tues 21/06||3 Way Conferences|
|9||Thur 22/06||Think U Know Presentation - Year 5 & 6|
|10||Tues 27/06||Constable Kenny Visit for Kinder & Year 5|
|10||Thur 29/06||Constable Kenny Visit for Years 1 & 2|
|10||Fri 30/06||White Token Lunch|
|10||Fri 30/06||Principal Awards Assembly at 2pm in the Hall|
|10||Fri 30/06||Last Day of Term 2|
Families are welcome to join us at our Assembly on Friday at 2pm in the Hall to celebrate our award recipients
|ELC Acacias||Ayla T
|ELC Coolabahs||Billi D
|Cooper K||Ronith T||Evie G||Samuella B|
|Flourish O||Bonnie P||Tyler D|
Ella D, Jesse R, Cooper K, Rohan T, Lorelei M, Clarence G, Alice T, Zahli A, Nikola G, Amelia M, Oliver H, Arianna R, Connor W, Hunter B, Emily L-B, Brooklyn S, Ashan H, Scarlett F, Mayen K, Theresa V, Shaela S, Lyla M, Aston P, Evangeline G, Gabriel T, Tudor C, Chimaobi M, Nuer D
Kinder Green will be running a prayer celebration on Friday of Week 3, 12th May 23 for Mothers Day. We are hoping to include photos of the mothers in our school.
If you would like to be included in this, please send a photo (in JPEG format) of you and your family to email@example.com. All photos, in JPEG, received by 3:00 pm on Tuesday 9th May will be included. Late photos, or photos in a different format will not be included.
We are pleased to announce that eight Year 5 and 6 have been chosen to compete in the daVinci Decathlon, which will be held at Canberra Grammar School next Tuesday, 9th May.
The team (including 2 reserves), consisting of: Aryan, Anthony, Abigail, Ethan, Blake, Lily, Estelle, Bradley, Frederick and Natalia. The team have been getting together once a week to trial some of the previous papers. The collaboration, knowledge and creativity they have been using in these sessions will have them ready for the challenge of the day.
On the competition day they will be up against about 30 other schools collaborating as a team on papers focused on Maths, Science, English, Engineering, Art/Poetry, Ideation, Code Breaking, Cartography, Creative Producers and Legacy.
They should all be extremely proud of this achievement and we wish them all the best on the competition day.
Please keep returning library books each week. Students can return books any day, it does not have to be their library lesson day. It’s so important to keep our books circulating through our borrowers. We currently have 320 overdue books.
Lots of students have completed the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge. We still have plenty of time to get more entries in to win book prizes for STA. Every student who hands in a completed Reading Challenge form receives a pick from the prize box.
From Mrs Hind
Issue 3 came home last week.
All orders are online or via the Loop app: https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent.aspx
Orders are due 10th May, 2023.
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.
An Evening of Dialogue creates space for respectful dialogue on what is needed for humanity to flourish. The night will consist of keynote speakers, a Q&A session and an opportunity for open discussion. Keynote speakers include Dr Hugh Mackay (Social Psychologist and Author), Lara Kirk (Archdiocesan Marriage, Family and Relationships Manager), Michael McGirr (Mission Facilitator at Caritas Australia and Author) and Professor Br David Hall FMS (Marist Brother and Dean of the ACU La Salle Academy). All are welcome to this free event.
Thursday 4 May | Marist College Canberra | 7-8.30pm
Variety Heart Scholarships for 2023 are open 1 - 31 May!
The scholarships help school-age children reach their full potential in sport and the arts.
Variety Heart Scholarships are open to young people aged 6 - 18 years and offer up to $5,000 to help children who face financial or physical barriers fulfil their dreams. This could include assisting with tuition fees, personal development, coaching, training equipment, travel or accommodation.
No field of sport or the arts is too large or too small to be considered. All that is needed to apply is a young person who is proficient in their field and shows passion and commitment to achieve a long-term aspirational goal.
Our scholarships are highly competitive which is why we are spreading the word ahead of the round opening to give families time to thoroughly prepare. The guidelines to apply can be found here.
The Music Bus offers classes for:
- Keyboard (prep/kindy-y6)
- Ukulele (prep/kindy -y6)
- Drums (y1-y6)
- Guitar (Y2-y6)
* 30 minute duration - once per week
* be held in the hi tech music classroom on wheels on our site
* cost $20 per week ($22 drums) payable by the term on commencement
If you wish to take part in term 2 please complete this expression of interest form asap