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January 27 Newsletter

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Before School Care

This is a reminder that YMCA is now offering Before School Care (along with continuing their After School Care program).

Before School Care will start on Day 1 and run Monday-Friday from 7am until 8.30am.

In order to continue to run before and after school care programs, we need the support of the school community. 

To apply or receive further details and support, please phone YMCA Canberra on (02) 6242 4040 (ask for Nadine or Jenny) email us at cs.canberra@ymca.org.au  or visit our website https://canberra.ymca.org.au/what-we-do/outside-school-hours/

A reminder that the early morning library supervision that occurred in 2019, running 8-8.20am will no longer run. This was a short term measure whilst more formal before school care operations were arranged. 

School supervision by staff will occur at 8.20am and conclude at 3.30pm. This is half an hour before and after formal school hours. 

December 18 Newsletter

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Furniture - Small Chairs

Today we have set up our Year 1/2 classes with new furniture for 2020 (Year 3/4 will be the last classes toward the end of next year to have new furniture). 

This has freed up about 60 small sized chairs. These are stacked in piles as you enter B Block, along with a few student desks. 

These are to a good home. First come, first serve. If you would like some, know someone who would like some, please take them. We will not be able to store any for anybody as storage is very limited at school, so you would need to take them with you straight away. 

Those not collected will be donated to other businesses and organisations over January. 

Before School Care YMCA 2020

As mentioned, in 2020, YMCA will be operating Before School Care from our School Hall. We would love to see as many families as possible accessing this service. This service will operate Monday-Friday from 7am and include breakfast. 

To apply or receive further details and support could we ask that you please phone YMCA Canberra on (02) 6242 4040 (ask for Nadine or Jenny) email us at cs.canberra@ymca.org.au  or visit our website for further information https://canberra.ymca.org.au/what-we-do/outside-school-hours/

A reminder from the start of the 2020 school year, supervision at school will start at 8.20am (30 minutes before the start of the school day). The library will no longer be open at 8am. This was a short term measure whilst we secured a formal Before School Care arrangement. 

Any questions, please make contact with myself or YMCA directly. 

Year 6 Graduation Liturgy and Celebration Dinner

This is to advise that our Graduation Celebration Dinner will go ahead regardless of weather on Tuesday 17 December.

We have made the decision to relocate our dinner celebrations into the library (which is air conditioned) to ensure the heat and/or smoke haze doesn't impact on our event and to ensure everyone will be comfortable. The prediction is for 37 on Tuesday. 

We are looking forward to celebrating our Year 6 students, firstly in the Church at 5.30pm and followed by dinner in the school library. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

December 11 Newsletter

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December 11 Newsletter

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K-2 Swimming

This is a message for parents with students in K-2 who are participating in the swimming program at the moment. 

We are receiving more student requests for food at recess and lunch time because they are hungry after swimming and eating more food. Could we ask parents in K-2 to please pack extra food, especially for lunch time after they get back from swimming. 

Also, we are having a few students present with rashes from the increased swim activity in chlorine water. We ask if parents can ensure that students have a good bath/shower wash every night with soap and moisturise their skin after. 

Any questions you may have, please discuss with your child's teacher. 

Carol Event - Cancelled

Unfortunately, we will be cancelling tonight's Carol Event. 

I have just been advised through Catholic Education, following information from the Chief Health Officer, the ACT Health Directorate has recommended that all outdoor activities in schools be cancelled today due to poor air quality.

Students are remaining inside for playtimes for the rest of today and tomorrow during recess and lunch.

As mentioned previously, we can't move to the hall due to only having an evaporative cooling which will suck in the smoke haze. Without the cooling in the hall, it would not be comfortable for everyone to be in there. 

At this time of year, it is also very difficult to move the night to another night with other events being held within the school and wider community. 

Community Council will look to hold a little cake stall soon at a pick up or drop off to still raise some money for Companion House. 

The food vans were also expressing concern with employing staff to work outside. 

I have been focusing on the weather due to the rain causing issue last year, would never have crossed my mind regarding smoke haze. 

Of course, we are fortunate not to have any fires in the ACT at the moment and keep those affected by fires at present in our prayers. 

My sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Thank you for your understanding.