- Principal's Report
- Principal's Awards - Term 3
- Quiet Achiever Awards - Term 3
- White Token Awards
- News - Year 1
- School Fees are now Overdue
- Nude Food Day - 23 September 2020
- Global Partners - School Fundraiser - 25 September
- STA Mission Stalls 2020 - Term 4 - Weeks 1 and 2
- Book Week at STA - Term 4 - Week 2
- Hats On August
- Neurofibromatosis Fundraiser
- ELC Holiday Program - September 2020
- OSH News - Term 3 - Week 10
- OSH Holiday Program - September 2020
- Community News
- STA Parish Information & Rosters
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
- CatholicCare - Cool Kids - Parenting Workshop
- Holiday Happenings - Online Booklet
- Parenting Ideas - Insight Articles
- Perimeter Guardian - September - App Insights
- September Birthdays
Thursday night was a very special evening in the lives of many of our students and their families. After many hours of preparation, they received the Sacrament of Confirmation. With numbers capped this year there was an added intimacy to the evening making it more reminiscent of that evening when the Holy Spirit descended upon the first Disciples of Jesus. Just as the Spirit dwelled within the first Disciples, the Spirit was very much present within each of the candidates on Thursday evening. Candidates were reminded by Fr Tom that the Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the most important Sacraments in the Catholic Church because it is where the students themselves choose to follow Christ.
I was so impressed by the maturity displayed by each and every candidate and I congratulate them for the way they approached their preparation for this Sacrament and their prayerful reverence on Thursday evening. I would also like to congratulate the Year 6 students who did not make their Confirmation but who provided wonderful support for their peers. I thank Skye McPadden, Ella Barry, Michelle Mason and Alisha Barrett for their preparation of these young candidates. Please continue to keep the candidates and their families in your prayers.
The following prayer is one which always speaks to me at this time and you may wish to spend some time with it for yourselves.
Spirit of God grant me the gift of wisdom that I may always respond in faith to whatever you ask me.
Spirit of God, grant me the gift of understanding that I may know the meaning of your word and live my life according to it.
Spirit of God, grant me the gift of courage to make the right decisions in my life in good times and in difficult times.
Spirit of God, grant me the gift of wonder and awe that I may grow in love and appreciation of your Word and always have love and compassion for my family and all the people who come into my life.
Spirit of God, grant me the gift of knowledge and help me to understand the meaning of life with others and the world around me.
Spirit of God, grant me the gift of right judgement to choose correctly when making decisions about the way I live my life.
Spirit of God, grant me the gift of reverence and respect for your name so that I may always respond in prayer and action to your presence in my life.
This term will have been the student’s first full term physically at school. It was wonderful to have students back again and to go the whole term without having to return to remote learning. However, I have also noticed that many are more tired than usual by the end of Term 3, so these holidays will be a welcome break for all. I know some of you will be taking the opportunity to travel over this break. If you are travelling, I wish you a safe journey. For those who are just taking some time, I wish you a restful break.
Ashleigh H - 4G
School Fees for Term 3 are now overdue.
It is critical that school fees are paid as the school has significant financial commitments to effectively meet student needs and to run the school.
We currently have $155,763 in outstanding school fees.
You can visit the school and pay at the Front Office
Call the school and pay by credit or debit card.
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.
Jessica in Kindergarten is undergoing weekly chemotherapy to treat a tumor arising from NF1.
If you would like to support the Russell family in raising funds for NF Reasearch, please click on the link below:
At St Thomas Aquinas we have students with a range of medical conditions. If you would like information on these medical conditions, or to support these organisations, please see the links attached.
|Parish Priest||Father Tom Thornton|
|Parish Secretary||Debbie Hoffman|
|Telephone||02 6258 1563|
|Address||23 Lhotsky Street
CHARNWOOD ACT 2615
|Monday to Friday||9:30am|
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
In October we will be commencing our program again for people who may be interested in learning about our Catholic faith (those not baptized or of another Christian faith).
If you are interested, or know of anyone who is, please get them to contact Fr Tom personally after Mass any day or by phone on 0408 623 303.
The program is gentle, prayful and open to all who want to “Come and See”.
St Thomas Aquinas Parish
23 Lhotsky Street, Charnwood ACT 2615
Phone: 6258 1563
Office Hours: 10.00am – 2.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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Congratulations to the following students who will be celebrating their birthday this month:
Matilda H; William B; Elodie A; Lincoln D; Aleu D; Jade J; Hannah M;
Edison B; Luella B; Jacob P; Holly B; Harper G; Zocrates CC; Ty R;
Charli C; Atem A; Dominic M; Sebastian GR; Sisikula L; Sebastian D; Fostina T; Jessica B; Lachlan D; Emma S; Sarah H; Marie W; Timothy R; Natalia R;
Kobi V; Eleanor S; Caleb M; Chloe W; Harper E; Maxx S; Angus M; Ethan L; Daniel R