- Message from Mrs Taylor
- Birthdays - August
- What's on at STA
- Classroom News - 4 Blue
- Tournament of the Minds (TOM)
- Ngunnawal Language
- Hats On!
- SRC News
- Library News
- Book Week Parade
- Free Event - Super Sloth
- DISCO - 31st August 2023
- Fete 2024 - WE NEED YOU!
- No soft drinks
- SCC Pre-loved Uniforms
- Happy Families
- STA Parish Information
We are now in August, which means hats go back on. We will have a few weeks of grace so that students can find their hats or parents can purchase new hats if needed. Please write your child’s name on the hat so that we can return it to the correct owner if found. New hats can be purchased at the front office for $15.
Many of you may have seen Mrs McPadden’s posts on the school’s Facebook page about her travels to Spain and Portugal for World Youth Day. Mrs McPadden joins a number of other pilgrims from the Archdiocese to attend this wonderful event. Soon, Mrs McPadden will travel to Dubai to take part in a Spiritual Retreat for pilgrims before they return home. She continues to pray for us and we for her while she is away.
Today is St Mary Mackillop’s feast day. Mary MacKillop is Australia’s first and currently only saint. She worked tirelessly to educate many children and founded the Sisters of St Joseph to support this endeavour. Our own Sr Colleen is a Josephite and has continued much of this work in her own ministry. We wish Sr Colleen and all those who are part of the Sisters of St Joseph well on this day and remember their amazing founder.
We will commission the Student Representative Council (SRC) for our second semester this Friday. I thank the outgoing SRC, with the support of Mrs Mason, for all of their efforts for the first half of this year. Last semester, the SRC ran a number of fun activities and also lobbied the School Community Council to purchase two table and chair sets which are now sitting under the trees near the ELC.
Take care and God bless
Samuel B, Indyah M, Chase M, Mason M, Karen F, Ari U, Frederick N, Matilda P, Liam B, Sophia H, Zoey M, Tyler E, Lachlan B, Summer P, Jaxson P, Michael P, Meghan S, Ashea K, Gabriella S, Erin H, Adeline B
Families are welcome to join us at our Assembly on Friday at 2pm in the Hall to celebrate our award recipients
|ELC Acacias||Athena M
|ELC Coolabahs||Lachlan A
|ELC Waratahs||Kate H
|Zoe C||Triumph O||Chaia L||Marko C C|
|Layla L||Zara B||Ari U||Rohan T|
|Abbey T||Nella W-S||Evie P||
|Marlenna K||Matilda P||Phoebe S|
|4||Fri 11/08||Year 3 Excursion - Parliament House|
|5||Mon 14/08||ICAS Testing|
|5||Tue 15/08||Regional Track & Field|
|6||Mon 21/08||ICAS Testing|
|6||Tues 22/08||Learning Journeys - Details to come|
|6||21-25/08||Book Week - Read, Grow Inspire|
|6||Fri 25/08||Book Week Parade|
|7||Mon 28/08||ICAS Testing|
|7||Thur 31/08||Author Visit - Kate and Jol Temple|
|7||Fri 01/09||Donuts with Dad|
|8||Mon 04/09||K-2 Tying Laces Workshop|
|8||Mon 04/09||Andrew Fuller Presentation|
|8||Tue 05/09||SCC Meeting|
|9||Mon 11/09||Kindergarten Health Checks|
|9||Tues 12/09||Kindergarten Health Checks|
|9||11/09 - 13/09||Year 5/6 Camp|
|10||Fri 22/09||K-6 Incursion - Kaboom|
|10||Fri 22/09||White Token Lunch|
|10||Fri 22/09||Principal Awards|
Our Tournament of the Minds (TOM) Team have been collaborating on their challenge, 'Clash of the Ages'. They will be required to have their response to their question performance ready by the end of Week 6! This awesome team have made a great start. Wish them luck!
The Beginning of August is Hats On For All of Us
The beginning of August marks the start of the sun protection period for Canberra primary school settings, this is because we begin to witness daily UV levels climb to 3 and above every day, and whilst it may not be all day, it will be for part of the day in August ie lunchtime. ACT schools need to know what time to enforce sun protection each day and never rely on temperature to gauge sun protection times.
Yes, August is still very cold in the nation's capital but it also signals Hats On Again for all Canberra primary schools and early childhood services.
STA hats are availble for purchase from the Front Office for $15 each.
Book Week Parade
Our Book Week Parade is on 25th August at 10 am in the school hall. Please don't think you need to buy a costume. Dressing up as a book character should be fun! Using items from around the home to create a book character costume, for example a stripy top, jeans, some glasses and a beanie makes a great Where's Wally!
Kate and Jol Temple Author Visit
We are excited to welcome authors Kate and Jol Temple to STA on 31st August. A book order form was sent home to families on Monday. This is optional of course. If the order form is completed by the Tuesday before the visit Kate and Jol will sign the books for the students. More info to come.
A copy of the book order form can be found here.
Overdue Library Books
Overdue notices were handed out on Friday. Please return your overdue library books to the library. It doesn't have to be your library day to return books. We really want to get into the routine of borrowing, reading and returning our library books so lots of students can borrow and read the books.
We have noticed that some students are bringing soft drinks to school or ordering through Subway. We really appreciate your cooperation and hope that families will work with us to ensure students are provided the best possible opportunity to learn and maintain healthy habits. The consumption of carbonated drinks during learning time is against our promotion of developing healthy habits. Please work with us and provide children with water in a labelled drink bottle. If ordering a Subway lunch the only alternative drink available is flavoured milk.
|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.