- Message from the Assistant Principal
- Last Day of Term 1 - Thursday, 1 April 2021
- Pupil Free Day - Term 2 - Monday, 19 April 2021
- Front Office News
- Class News - 2 Green
- RE News
- Sports News
- Scholastic Book Club
- Community News
- Parish News and Roster
- Communicating with Teenage Boys - Webinar - 24 March
- Parenting Ideas - Insight Articles
- March 2021 Birthdays
- John Paul College - Try High School Days
- Daramalan Open Evening - 25 March
- Merici - Open Day
Welcome to Week 7!
It is a very busy time, with lots of exciting events happening this week. It is easy to forget that we are in the season of Lent and already celebrate the 5th Sunday in Lent this coming weekend and Passion or ‘Palm’ Sunday the next weekend. We are reminded of the importance of prayer, almsgiving and fasting during this time of preparation for Easter.
A big thank you to all of the students who are supporting our work with Project Compassion this year. Many classes have earnt multiple ‘chickens’ with their donations. Please continue to support this worthy cause during Lent. We are also looking for donations from families towards our Easter Raffles. Mrs McPadden will put the easter treats together to make some hampers which will be raffled off at the end of term. Tickets will be on sale soon, please watch for more details shortly.
Year 6 Camp
This week our Year 6 students are off at camp. The students have travelled to Fitzroy Falls this year along with Miss Vickers, Miss Evans, Mr Mackenzie, Miss Mudford and Mrs Taylor. The camp looks to be an exciting outdoor adventure experience for the children, building on team work skills and challenging themselves to try new things and possibly move outside their comfort zones. Please watch for updates on arrival time back at school on Wednesday afternoon via Szapp.
On Thursday this week, we will have our annual STA Cross Country Carnival.
I know that classes have been doing some training in preparation for this event and it will be exciting to be able to have parents, grandparents and friends be able to join us at school for this fun carnival. The carnival starts after second break with classes assembling on the basketball courts at 11:50am. Please refer to the timetable below, under Sports News, for approximate running times. Remember when coming onto school grounds you will need to check in with the Check in Canberra App, there will be posters up on the day with our QR code.
Bullying. No Way! – National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 2021
This Friday 19th March, is National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence for 2021 which is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative, connecting schools and communities to find workable solutions to bullying and violence.
The theme for this year is ‘Take Action Together’ which aims to elevate student voice, empowering young Australians to join the conversation about this important topic.
We will be building in aspects of this event with our activities for St Thomas Aquinas Day.
St Thomas Aquinas Day
We end our busy week with a celebration of our school and patron saint on Friday, 19 March 2021 with our St Thomas Aquinas Celebration Day!
Students are invited to come to school in uniform free clothing, remembering to wear closed in shoes and to bring a hat.
The day will begin with a Prayer Celebration for staff and students only, students will be able to take part in fun games and team building activities during the day, as well as the much anticipated jumping castle time!
It should be a wonderful way to finish off a super busy week of learning!
Have a wonderful week,
- School Fees for Term 1 are now overdue. Please note that this does not apply to families with direct debits. Thank you for your cooperation.
Medication at School
- As we are a primary school, students are unable to store medications, including Panadol, Nurofen, Claratyne etc, in their school bags. All medications must be stored securely in the Front Office, except for medications for asthma and anaphylaxis.
- If your child requires medication at school, please complete Medical Form 1- Request to Dispense Medication During School Hours attached and provide the medication to the Front Office.
Thank you for your cooperation.
During Lent Mass on Fridays will be moved from 9:30 am to 5:30pm preceded by exposition. An adult faith formation opportunity will also be provided around 'The Transforming Power of Confession'.
Session 1: Where are you? Tuesday 9th March 2pm and 7pm
Session 2: An Encounter with Mercy Tuesday 16th March 2 pm and 7 pm
Session 3: Embraced in Mercy: The Rite Explained Tuesday 23rd March
All are welcome
Online orders for Issue 2 due by 17 March 2021
Scholastic Book Club Order Forms have been sent home last week.
Scholastic now use online ordering.
No cash orders will be accepted at the Front Office for Scholastic Book Club.
The school will still get credits and the books will still be delivered to school for us to distribute, unless parents have requested they be delivered to their home.
Please download the INLOOP App
on your device or order from the online website.
Any questions please contact me via email email@example.com
|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
During Lent the Friday Mass time has moved to 5:30pm
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|21 March 2021||Vince; Sav; Lucas||Jocelyn; Robert||Lisa Mammoliti; Megan Millband|
|28 March 2021
|Natasha Pank; Volunteer|
|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|
STA's access to their 2021 webinars for parents
As our school has a Parenting Ideas membership, you can attend the parenting webinars at no cost!
Congratulations to the following students who will be celebrating their birthday this month:
Lincoln L; Ellie H; Ashlyn T; Izak V; May R; Chloe M; Jack K; Levi W; Sofia A; Evamaria P; Aseem H; Aarav S; Aryan S; Krystof M; Maeve S; Samuel A; Ruby R; Layne Mc; Cameron C; Astrid F; Aiden H; Ambox B; Zara B; Alessandra M; Sofia A; Archie W; Maxine M