I have been sending out a bit of information over the past few days regarding remote learning, lockdown and care arrangements...and I am certain there will be a great deal more still to come. Yesterday, we heard the probably unsurprising announcement that this lockdown will be extended for a further two weeks which will take us through to the 2nd September. As much as the lockdown is inconvenient and may even be challenging, it is absolutely necessary. We all need to do our part to stop the spread of this virus so that we can all get back to some type of normal as soon as possible. Please be assured we understand that most of our community are regarded as essential workers. The criteria for remote learning is, if you or your partner are at home or you have other care available for your child, they should stay home and engage in remote learning. This will help to keep everyone in our community safe, remembering that the vast majority of our community, including a large number of teachers have only just become eligible to be vaccinated.
Our teachers have been busily preparing lessons and content for students to access remotely. We know that different families have different circumstances and while some will be doing their best to embrace their ‘inner teacher’, others will be juggling their own TEAMS calls and workload, so do what suits you and your situation. There is no pressure for your child to have 5 hours worth of work uploaded at the end of each day. If the only thing your child does each day is check in with their class, and then sits with you on the weekend to get some of their work completed, then that is fine. If you are concerned about the work (or lack of work) your child is completing, touch base with your child’s teacher.
Thank you for your continued support and please know that our staff and I remain available to discuss any concerns you may have in relation to your child’s education.
Take care and God bless
Teachers are providing on-line learning to all students at STA. Additional resources will be available on our website under TEACHING and LEARNING - REMOTE LEARNING over the next few days.
Please follow this link below:
|Term 3 Wk||Date||Event|
|6||14-22 August 2021
19 August 2021
Science Week Trivia
|7||23-27 August 2021
25 August 2021
Book Week Parade
|7||27 August 2021||TBA
Father's Day Stall @ 11am in the Hall
|7||28 August 2021||TBA
Reconciliation and Holy Communion Formation Session - 5pm
|8||31 August 2021||TBA
School Community Council - 6pm
|8||31 August 2021||TBA
Learning Journeys 3-5pm
|8||2 September 2021||Reconciliation/Holy Communion Retreat Day|
|8||2 September 2021||First Reconciliation - 6pm|
|8||2-3 September 2021||Kinder Health Check|
|8||3 September 2021||Donuts for Dad's @ 8am in the Courtyard|
|9||8 September 2021||STA Musical - Evening Performance|
|9||9 September 2021||STA Musical - Matinee and Evening Performance|
|9||11 September 2021||First Holy Communion - 6pm|
|9||12 September 2021||First Holy Communion - 9am|
|10||17 September 2021||Principal's Awards
ELC to Year 2 - 2:05pm
Year 3 to Year 6 - 2:30pm
|10||17 September 2021||Last Day of Term 3|
Due to COVID Restrictions, awards will be emailed to parents.
2021 - TERM 3 - WEEK 6
|Lara K - KG||Emma O'B - 2G||Jayden P - 2B||Kupa M - 2B|
|Thomas B - 2B||Mikayla M - 1B|
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.
In this current climate, no student is to attend school if they, or a member of their family, are showing any cold or flu-like symptoms. If you child has vomiting or diarrhoea, please do not send them to school for at least 24 hours after the symptoms have ceased.
As a school community we all understand the difficulties of having a sick child, but please do not send your child to school if they are ill or if they have not fully recovered from an illness. Keeping a child at home, when they are not well, not only helps them recover more quickly with rest, but it also prevents the spread of illnesses in the school community.
Also, if contacted by the school, please pick up your child up as quickly as possible in order to reduce stress for your child.
|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|
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|Vince, Sav, Andy||Sisikula, Orry||Lisa Mammoliiti
|Jocelyn, Robert, Daniel||Gian, Andrea||Sharne Vickers
|4-5 September||Charlotte, Hannah||Caitlyn, Abigail, Damyn||Natasha Pank
|11-12 September||Charlie, Kaiti, Lucas||Jocelyn, Robert||Ella Barry
|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|
Congratulations to the following students who will be celebrating their birthday this month:
Marlie H; Erin H; Samuel B; Atticus W; Mason M; Oscar C; Joshua L-B; Ari U; Frederick N; Skylar F; Matilda P; Blayde O; Liam B; Zoey M; Sophia H; Eleni M; Tyler E; Lachlan B; Summer P; Tyler F; Michael P; Vrishab G; Adeline B; Peyton H