- Message from the Principal
- What's on at STA
- Class Awards
- Covid-19 Fee Assistance Request Form
- Students Leaving STA in 2021
- News - ELC Coolabah
- Colour Run - 26 November 2021
- Parent Teacher Conferences - 29 Nov to 1 Dec
- Year 5 - 2022 - BYOD iPad Program - Due 6/12/21
- Christmas Carols - 8 Dec 2021 @ 6pm
- Chief Minister's Reading Challenge
- Unwell Children
- ELC Holiday Program
- OSH School Holiday Program
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Girls’ Tech Day 2021 – Mission - 13/11 to 13/12
- Lowes Uniform Price List - 2021/2022
- Dates for 2022
- SAVE THE DATE - Swimming Carnival - Friday, 22 Feb 2022
- Community News
- Parish News and Rosters
- Parenting Ideas
- November Birthdays
We are quickly approaching the end of the year and all that this entails. With restrictions beginning to ease a little, we are able to hold end of year Christmas Carols. It is wonderful to be able to hold an event to bring our community together and see out the end of this school year. I thank the School Community Council for organising the night. Details can be found later in the newsletter.
Traditionally, St Thomas Aquinas, and all Catholic Schools in Canberra, have printed and sent home reports. This year the Catholic Education System has moved to online reports through Compass. These reports will be available to parents from midday on Friday, 10th December. Families are reminded that these reports will no longer contain comments. Please contact the School Office if you are experiencing difficulty logging onto Compass.
Parent-Teacher/ 3-Way Conferences
This semester we will hold Parent - Teacher or 3-Way Conferences before the reports are released. During these interviews, teachers will be able to talk to you about your child’s performance across all curriculum areas as well as their application to learning. We hope that by doing this before reports are made available, you and your child will already have an understanding as to why they received a particular grade and what they might do in the future to build on their learning. These conferences should provide fruitful conversations between families and teachers with the aim of supporting your child’s learning goals.
Take care and God Bless
|WHAT's ON @ STA in TERM 4
|8||Tue 23/11||School Community Council @ 6pm|
|8||Thu 25/11||Kinder Health Checks - ACT Health|
|8||Thu 25/11||Advent Prayer Celebrations @ 2pm - Week 1|
|8||Fri 26/11||STA Colour Run|
|9||Thu 2/12||Advent Prayer Celebrations @ 2pm - Week 2|
|9||Fri 3/12||Daramalan Open Day|
|10||Mon 6/12||Year 5 2022: BYOD iPad Forms and Payment Due - $308
Late applications not accepted
|10||Tue 7/12||Merici Orientation Day @ 9:30am - 2:30pm|
|10||Wed 8/12||Christmas Carols @ 6pm|
|10||Thu 9/12||Advent Prayer Celebrations @ 2pm - Week 3|
|10||Thu 9/12||Yr 6 Graduation Mass @ 5:30pm
Yr 6 Disco @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
|10||Thu 9/12||ELC End-of-Year Party @ 10am-12noon|
|10||Fri 10/12||White Token Lunch @ 11:00am|
|10||Fri 10/12||Principal's Awards @ 2pm|
|11||Wed 15/12||Yr 6 - Big Day Out @ CISAC|
|11||Wed 15/12||Year 5: BYOD iPad Collection - After 3:30pm|
|11||Thu 16/12||Advent Prayer Celebrations @ 2pm - Week 4|
Yrs 5 & 6 - Leadership Handover Ceremony @ 9:30am
|11||Fri 17/12||Last Day of Term 4|
|2022||Mon 31/01||Term 1 2022 Commences for Students|
|2022||Fri 11/02/22||Swimming Carnival Notes Due - Late notes not accepted|
|2022||Fri 25/02/22||Swimming Carnival - Year 3 to 6|
|2022||Sat 2/04/22||STA Fete|
Due to COVID Restrictions, awards will be presented to students in class.
|Chaia L||Cameron C||Sophie K|
Dear Parents and Carers
If your child/ren is leaving St Thomas Aquinas at the end of 2021 please advise the school in writing. This does not apply to students in Year 6 this year.
Attached here is the Student Transfer Notification form which needs to be returned to the school by 10 December 2021.
Parent Teacher Conferences for 2021-Term 4 will be held from Monday, 29 November to Wednesday, 1 December 2021 via MS Teams.
Compass Bookings open on Monday, 22 November at 8:30am and will close on Friday, 26 November at 12 noon.
Bookings are strictly for 15 minutes. If you require further time, please organise a separate conference with your child's teacher.
Please find below information regarding the BYOD iPad Program for Year 5 in 2022.
This information is also available on our website under Forms - ICT.
Well done to students who completed The Chief Ministers Reading Challenge for 2021. As a school, we received a gift voucher to purchase some new books for the library! Thanks to those who participated, and helped us to get some new books!
As we approach the end of the year, please start looking for library books at home. Week 8, this week, will be the last week that students will be able to borrow books for the year. Thanks for your help in finding lots of books to return!
In this current climate, students should not attend school if they are showing any cold or flu-like symptoms. If your 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.
The AWS Girls’ Tech Day will take place from Saturday, 13 November to Monday, 13 December 2021. The virtual event is designed to inspire and motivate girls and young women ages 8 to 24 to develop and pursue their interests in technology. Participants can explore coding, robotics, cloud computing, problem solving and more through keynote speakers, hands on learning sessions and fun activities. Registration is free of charge for students, educators and youth leaders with an interest in technology. Please contact Karen Ruppert, RTO Manager (Karen.Ruppert@cg.catholic.edu.au or 0419 354 895) for more information.
|2022||TERM BEGINS||TERM ENDS|
Monday, 31 January 2022
Kinder Pupil Free Days
|Friday, 8 April 2022
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
|Friday, 1 July 2022|
|Term 3||Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Pupil Free Day - Monday 18 July
|Friday, 23 September 2022|
|Term 4||Monday, 10 October 2022||Friday, 16 December 2022|
|Dates to be Observed|
|New Year's Day||Saturday, 1 January 2022 and
Monday, 3 January 2022
|Australia Day||Wednesday, 26 January 2022|
|Canberra Day||Monday, 14 March 2022|
|Good Friday||Friday, 15 April 2022|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday, 16 April 2022|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday, 17 April 2022|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 18 April 2022|
|ANZAC Day Public Holiday||Monday, 25 April 2022|
|Reconciliation Day||Monday, 30 May 2022|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday, 13 June 2022|
|Labour Day||Monday, 3 October 2022|
|Christmas Day||Sunday, 25 December and
Tuesday, 27 December 2022
|Boxing Day||Monday, 26 December 2022|
The STA Swimming Carnival, for students in Years 3 to 6, will be held on Friday, 25 February 2022.
Notes will be sent home in Week 1 of 2022 and will need to be returned by Friday 11 February 2022 - Week 2 of 2022. Please note that late notes cannot be accepted due to the tight timeframe.
|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|
|Saturday - Reconciliation||9:00am - 9:30am|
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|4-5 December||Brett Seaman
|11-12 December||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:
Andrew M; Amber B; Farrah A; Annabelle C; Rebecca J; David C; Jewel J; Leaniva M-H; Mia O; Ava G; Jadyn W; Aiden M; Archer W; Harpreet S; Ella T; Grace S; Carys S; Mikayla M; Faith M; Isabel P; Darcy A; Dante C; Spencer S; Obie I; Taigh R; Kuzivakwashe M; Amity W; Benjamin S; Samuel C.