|11 November||Rememberance Day WSPT|
|8-12 November||Family Sabbath Week|
|23 November||Sacrament of Confirmation|
- Year 6 2022 leadership shirt notes
- ICT Agreement notes (Year 4)
Please remember that copies of notes sent home are available on our website. https://www.stmichaelsps.act.edu.au/notes
Dear Parents and Carers,
I want to start by thanking everyone for the wonderful way you have supported the change to pick up arrangements. I am very grateful for the way families have helped us out at pick up and drop off. We are trying to get outside earlier to avoid the bank up of cars, as in wet weather all cars pick up from the morning kiss and drop area. I know that families really miss the courtyard pick up and catch up at the end of the day, here’s hoping that December will bring a further easing in restrictions to allow parents/carers back on site.
Kindergarten Orientation Session
The limitations to adults visiting school have meant our first Kinder Orientation will be an online session tonight at 7pm. We are hopeful that we will be able to welcome our wonderful Kindergarten children and families to school in the new year. Further information to follow.
I am delighted to announce that CECG have approved our 2 Kindergarten classes for 2022, moving to 9 classes is a great result for our community. I am delighted with our recruitment and the dedication and commitment of our teaching and support staff for 2022
The Leadership Team
Principal: Mrs Judy Egan
Assistant Principal: Mr Damien Webb
Religious Education Coordinator: Ms Meaghan Younger
Coordinator/ Classroom Support Teacher: Mrs Bridgette McCann
Kindergarten : Miss Nadia Farhadi
Kindergarten : Miss Natasha Kapantais
Year 1/2: Ms Jessica Hallahan/ Mr Damien Webb
Year 1/2: Mrs Shannon Blakey
Year 3/4: Miss Jessica Lewis
Year 3/4: Miss Victoria de Mattia
Year 5/6: Ms Meaghan Younger/ Mrs Erin Hardwicke
Year 5/6: Mrs Ritu Budhraja
Year 5/6: Miss Laura Frogley
Visual Arts: Mrs Jane McKeogh
Library Teacher: Mrs Erin Hardwicke
Indonesian: Mrs Jacqueline Ramesh
Student Welfare Officer: Mrs Shahenie Burns
Mrs Kylie Arena
Mrs Sonja Vocisano
Mrs Unnati Shah
Mrs Sharon Friend
Ms Melissa Morella
Lisa Monro ( Lisa will start the year with us)
Mr Kim Kennedy
We have begun the process of formulating class groupings for 2022, based on the formative assessment and observations of staff and other professionals around catering for the best learning outcomes and wellbeing of all. In schools today, classes also engage in a variety of cooperative learning and curriculum groupings where cohorts are blended, and the class structure is a more fluid arrangement. I’m proud to say our teachers put your child first in every decision they make about wellbeing and learning and will make sound professional judgements around class groups.
Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 9: 29 Nov-3 Dec. I encourage you to meet with your child’s teacher to share your remote-learning experiences and formulate some learning goals for 2022. As always, we want to work in partnership with you, so please reach out to us if you have any questions/concerns.
Tomorrow on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we stop to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country, those who returned home injured or ill, and those who bravely serve our country today. May the Spirit fill our hearts with hope and gratitude this Remembrance Day,
At this point we are still unable to invite families in to share our special liturgy to honour the fallen for Remembrance Day on 11/11. Students in all classes will spend some time in a shared prayer celebration that will be held in individual classes. We invite our families still working from home to virtually join us in pausing for a minute’s silence at 11:00am to honour those who have died in service of our country.
We keep in our prayers our First Reconciliation candidates who are receiving this healing sacrament this week. We pray for:
Please see the information from our Parish Office below. We keep all the candidates for Confirmation in our prayers as they faithfully prepare to receive this blessed sacrament in November.
Sacramental Program 2021
Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on:
Tuesday 23 November in St Michael’s Church at 12 noon and 6pm;
Wednesday 24 November in St Monica’s Church at 6pm; and
Thursday 25 November in St Monica’s Church at 12 noon and 6pm.
3rd Rite of Reconciliation – via zoom – Monday 22 April 2021 – 6pm
In lieu of current Covid restrictions we have been experiencing challenges regarding Reconciliation for candidates preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Fr Loi will conduct the 3rd rite of Reconciliation with the candidates and their families via zoom on Monday 22 at 6pm.
The zoom access is https://cgcatholic.zoom.us/j/67062838298
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Congratulations to the students who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week. Please keep these students in your prayers.
Home Booklets – completed books are to be handed into the schools by 19 November (week 7).
The books will be signed by Fr Loi and the schools will return them to the students.
Congratulations to the following students who achieved a Harmony Award in Week 6. Awards will be handed out to students during the day on Friday.
Overdue slips came home with all students last week. If families could please return any overdue books as soon as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. We require all books to be returned by Friday 30th November so as we can complete the end of year stocktake. Student loans will cease in Week 8. If you are unable to find a book/s please return the overdue slip noting which books have been lost. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Welfare - By Shahenie Burns
It’s been so lovely having the kids all back at school.
I’m all for collaborative artworks and bringing kids together.
We worked on two types of collaborative artworks, one was creating a peacock and the other was to continue on the wall art project in Ms Younger’s office.
This collaborative process utilises the experience of each person taking part to give each artwork meaning and creative expression.
Keep posted for tree wall updates.
- Toothpaste tubes, floss containers and old plastic toothbrushes
- Electric toothbrush heads
- Medical ointment tubes
- Hair gel tubes and caps
- Hair paste plastic jars and lip balm tubes
- Face soap dispensers and tubes
- Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
- Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
- Plastic razors and blades
- Lip gloss tubes
- Mascara tubes
- Eye liner pencils and cases
- Eyeshadow tubes
- Concealer tubes and sticks
- Medical blister pack
- Spray or pump from cleaning products
- Coffee pods
- Party supplies and dining disposables (single-use cutlery and straws)
- Prescription drug packaging (blister packs)
- Plastic bread tags
If you could collect these items at home and bring them into school, there will be a tub at the Front Office for you to drop off your collected items.
We would appreciate your help and assistance. We hope together we can make a difference in the community and maybe even further.
Your Sustainability Team