- Principal's Welcome
- ACT Catholic Education Schools - Roadmap 2022
- What's on at STA - 2022 - Term 1
- STA Parish Information
- 4 Blue News
- Whole School Water Fun Day
- School Fees - Term 2 overdue
- Sacramental Program and Project Compassion
- Community News
- Daramalan Enrolment for 2023
- St Francis Xavier College - Enrolment for 2023
- Merici College Enrolment for 2023
- NAPLAN Information for Years 3 & 5
- Holiday Happenings
- Parent Talk Newsletter
- FREE - 1 Day Autism Workshop for Parents and Carers
- Subway and Canteen Services
- Awards - 2022 - Term 1 - Week 8
- Birthdays - March 2022
Many of you may have seen photos of the almost completed ELC building on facebook last week. Builders are in the final stages of finishing off, along with the landscapers who are creating a wonderful nature space for the children to play in. We hope to be able to begin using the space early in Term 2.
You may have also noticed the ovals are taking shape very quickly now. We had a bit of a delay due to the rain, but turf was finally able to be laid last week. Trees and shrubs will be planted over the next few weeks. Like the ELC, all going well, we should be able to open the ovals to students early in Term 2.
NAPLAN results were released on Wednesday last week. The improvement from Year 3 to 5 is a testament to the work of teachers and the Diverse Learning team. While we know we still have a way to go, we are excited to see that the programs and professional learning teachers are currently engaging with are having an impact. We will continue to implement Direct Instruction across the school and to support students with additional needs with specific intervention programs including Minilit, Macqlit and Reading Tutor, and tailored Maths intervention. We were a little disappointed to see a dip in Grammar and Punctuation from Years 3 to 5. We introduced the Writing Revolution in the middle of last year to tackle this issue and have already seen an improvement in student understanding of Grammar which is also flowing through to their writing.
The ACT government have just released the new roadmap. We are very pleased to see that we will be able to hold our Athletics and Cross country carnivals next term and will even be able to have parent helpers. Mr Mackenzie is busy organising the cross country. I look forward to being able to communicate more information regarding changes to restrictions over the next few months.
Take care and God bless.
Yours in Faith
|WHAT's ON @ STA in TERM 1 - 2022
|8||Tue 22/03||Questacon Science Circus K - 4|
|8||Tue 22/03||SCC Meeting - 6pm|
|10||Mon 04/04||Palm Sunday Prayer @ 2pm|
|10||Wed 06/04||Year 3 Indigenous Cultures & Perspectives Incursion|
|10||Thu 07/04||Holy Thursday and Good Friday Prayer Celebration @ 2pm|
|10||Fri 08/04||Easter Sunday Prayer Celebration @ 9am|
|10||Fri 08/04||White Token lunch|
|10||Fri 08/04||Principal Awards|
|10||Fri 08/04||Water Fun Day|
|10||Fri 08/04||Last Day of Term 1|
|Term 2 -1||Mon 25/04||Public Holiday|
|Term 2 - 1||Tue 26/04||Pupil Free Day|
|Term 2 - 1||Wed 27/04||Term 2 Begins for Students|
|Term 2 - 2||Tue 03/05||St Francis Xavier College - Year 6 Visit|
|Term 2 - 2||Tue 03/05||Merici College - Open Day for Year 6 students|
|Term 2 - 3||10-20/05||Naplan - Years 3 and 5|
|Term 3 - 1||19-21/07||Year 5 & 6 Camp|
|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|
|Thursday - School Mass||9:30am - one grade each week - tba|
Children's liturgy is held during the school term. All families are welcome to attend.
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|26-27 Mar||Andy, Annabelle||Evie, Lucas||Natasha P, Bernice S|
|2-3 Apr||Ella B, Sam P|
|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|
A friendly reminder that school fees for Term 2 for 2022 are now overdue. Please contact the front office to arrange payment unless you already have payment arrangement in place
Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you to those families who have registered for the Sacramental Program this year. If your child is in Year 4 or Year 6 and you would like them to participate in the Sacramental Program this year you can still collect a registration form from the Church at Mass on Saturday evening at 6pm or Sunday morning at 9am over the next two weekends. Registration closes Monday 28th March. If you have any questions you can contact Mrs Skye McPadden (email@example.com).
To raise money for Project Compassion the Year 6 Faith Leadership team are seeking donations of Easter Eggs and baskets for an Easter raffle. Please send any donations in to the school office before Monday of Week 10. Tickets will be sent home to families at the end of the week, tickets will also be available for student purchase on Thursdays and Fridays from Week 8 next to the canteen. Help us make a difference for others around the world!
Parent Talk newsletter is distributed electronically twice a term by the Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT (CCSP). The newsletter aims to provide parents and carers with relevant and timely information about developments in education, wellbeing, CCSP advocacy program and significant Catholic news and events. Find the latest online newsletter here.
We encourage families to subscribe to the newsletter to keep up to date with the latest information from CCSP.
For further information please contact Sarah Rose, Family Engagement Officer on Sarah.Rose@cg.catholic.edu.au or 0447 888 326 or Service Area Leader, Tim Elliott on Tim.Elliott@cg.catholic.edu.au or 0409 042 130.
The Canteen is open from Wednesdays to Fridays - for the first 10 minutes of each break. We sell a limited selection of healthy canteen approved chips and ice blocks.
Parents and staff are able to place Subway Orders Online. Click on the link below to place an order and payment as well.
Cut-off time is 9:15 AM for same day delivery.
Call on 02 6259 9101 to place your order after this time
Subway Lunch Orders can also be made, via Subway Envelope, at school. Subway envelopes, including cash, need to be placed in the Lunch Order Subway box, located outside the Front Office, by 9:30am on the day before the lunch is required. For example, if you would like a lunch order on Wednesday, the lunch order needs to be manually submitted by Tuesday 9:30am.
Here is a sample of the Subway ordering envelope. Envelopes are available from the Front Office or the classroom.
Due to COVID Restrictions, awards will be presented to students in class.
2022 - TERM 1 - WEEK 8
|Thomas R 2B||Ari U 2B||Eleni M 6G||Zocrates C 6G|
|Amelia M 4B||Farrah A 6G||Ryan S 5G||Estelle W 4B|
Congratulations to the following students who will be celebrating their birthday this month:
Sebastian C, Zach B, Henry B, Zeke F, Molly WS, Levi W, Sofia A, Marian R, Isaac R, Aseem H, Jayson T, Aarav S, Aryan S, Krystof M, Samuel A, Ruby R, Ellie H, Layne M, Cameron C, Astrid F, Travis GT, Laurence GT, Amboz B, Zara B, Ashlyn T,
Kupakwashe M, Sofia A, Archie W, Maxine M, May R