- School Theme Term 3
- RE News - Haley Stonham
- Family Prayer - Week by Week
- Parish Sacramental News
- Cyber Safety for our Families
- Headspace - Emma Russell
- Afternoon Connections - Jacinda Vaughan
- The Assessment Waterfall @ St Monica's - Luke Donnelly
- Science News from Year 2
- Happy Birthday
- Community Council News - Evelyn David-Hoole
- COVID-19 Updates
- Bandits Baseball - Ryan Matchett
- School Counsellor
- Community News - Rhee Taekwon-Do
- Working With Vulnerable People Card
Next week we will be celebrating St Monica’s Feast Day. The Feast Day is Thursday 27 August. Because we can’t meet and gather as a whole school throughout on the day we will be celebrating every day next week! Here is what we will be doing:
Monday – We will begin our week with a whole school liturgy presented via MSTeams.
Tuesday – Art and Craft competition – ‘Growing Together – the St Monica’s Way’
Wednesday – Visit from Fr Loi and continue with art and craft
Thursday – St Monica’s Feast Day! Come Dressed as something beginning with ‘M’ for Monica! And Whole School Trivia via MSTeams
Friday – Buddy class visits and winners of the art and craft competition announced
Year 3 Reconciliation – Parent and Child Formation Evening
Year 3 have been busily preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation by learning as a family what it means to forgive and be forgiven.
Next week – Thursday 27 August, Year 3 candidates and their parents will join together via Zoom to reflect on their journey so far. This will follow on from the retreat session that the Year 3 candidates will participate in on Thursday.
Please keep the Year 3 candidates and their families in your prayers over the coming weeks as they continue to prepare to receive God’s healing grace and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Sacrament of Confirmation Registration
Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin on the 1September. Please go to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Website to register and pay via QkR! Please contact the Parish Sacramental Coordinator, Sue Collins, should you have any questions via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. One Sunday the reading is from Mark 16:13-21 – “Who do you say I am?”
The question that Jesus asks the disciples is a question he asks all of us. How we choose to answer that question reflects our relationship with Jesus. More importantly, how we answer that question reflects the way we live in response to who we believe Jesus to be. If we truly say that we believe in Jesus as the Son of God, then how do we live our lives in such a way that we act on that belief? The Gospel shows us that an inadequate answer to that question leads to missing the point of all that Jesus is.
As a family, read the Gospel reading before Sunday and discuss who you think Jesus is. Then, together, conduct an image search through magazines and online collections to create a gallery of images that express and answer to Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say I am?’
Let’s make a Family Prayer display! I would like to create a weekly Facebook post and school display about how our school community is continuing to grow together through family prayer. It is a great way to stay connected as a school community! I invite your family to share your collection by emailing them to me: email@example.com
Sacramental Program – First Reconciliation 2020
A reminder that Home Preparation books are to be completed by the week ending 23 August. Please return these books to school when finished, to be sighted and signed by Fr Loi before the Parent/Child Formation Night.
A reminder that our Parent/Child Formation evening is on Thursday 27 August at 6pm. Attendance at this evening is compulsory and is an important part of the journey to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This will be conducted online via Zoom, using the following link https://cgcatholic.zoom.us/j/4073113815
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday 8 September in St Michael’s Church
Wednesday 9 September in St Monica’s Church
Thursday 10 September in St Monica’s Church
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is not available in 2020 for the School of Religion due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Families have indicated on the registration form the date for the sacrament of reconciliation – you now need to book a time on that date by:
Go to website: http://www.schoolinterviews.com.au
Click MAKE A BOOKING
Enter event code: s7g23 (upper or lower case, doesn’t matter)
You will then be required to enter your details (email, name, phone, child’s name), then go on to select their time.
Purchasing a robe for Reconciliation
This is optional and is not compulsory.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can make the payment through the QKR! App.
For the past two weeks we have provided families with resources from Safe on Social. Catholic Education is working with Safe on Social to access further resources to be shared with the community.
In the meantime, we would strongly encourage our families to sign up for the eSafety Commissioners Parent Webinars that are being held in September. The webinar in September is on the topic of popular apps.
Information and sign up can be found here:
headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, or work and study support. Headspace provides tailored mental health support for 12-25 year olds. Over 100+ centres are designed not just for young people, but with them, to ensure they are relevant, accessible and highly effective. As a result, no two headspace centres are the same, with each offering unique services that reflect the needs of its local community.
eheadspace is a national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. It provides young people and carers with a safe, secure and anonymous place to talk to a professional – wherever they are. eheadspace was launched to reach regional and remote young people who were unable to access a headspace centre. It has since grown in popularity with all young people – many of whom simply feel more comfortable accessing our services online.
For more information about headspace Canberra visit the link below or the headspace website www.headspace.org.au
Chatting after school is a fundamental time to connect with your kids after a busy day. Asking questions that don’t have a right answer will develop robust conversational skills.
The cards in the link below can be played within the car, at home or even out and about. Having them somewhere like on the dining table where they have afternoon tea. Having a conversation is all about learning to listen and being able to appropriately respond too - this element is just as important as being able to tell your tale.
There are some cards with question starters only. These require the questioner to fill in the end with what they would like to know.
Having the structure of the cards really aids conversation and steers it in a positive meaningful direction.
Article and Resources from the Tiny Steps Make Big Strides website
This week in the Assessment Waterfall we are focusing on Success Criteria. The Success Criteria is co-constructed with students and is based on how to achieve the Learning Intention. Success Criteria outline the steps involved, what the verbs in the Learning Intention are asking you to do and what content knowledge needs to be applied to achieve the learning required.
The Success Criteria is a vital element of the Assessment Waterwall as it gives students and teachers the basis for providing descriptive feedback, participating in peer and self-assessment and setting individual goals.
Annual Parent Survey
Today is the last chance to have your say through the Annual Parent Survey. This survey combines with student surveys and staff surveys to provide invaluable insights on areas that the school, Community Council and Catholic Education Office should focus on.
As always we’d love to hear from you – If you have any ideas or concerns please email them through to our Secretary Fiona Steinberg at email@example.com
Reminder all families:
· If your child is unwell, they should not attend school.
· Please ensure that anyone who presents with COVID-19 symptoms in your family is tested.
· Parents should avoid routinely entering the school where possible but can attend scheduled school events and meetings with teachers where required (physical distancing and hygiene measures still apply).
Should you have any questions in relation to our school and COVID-19, please feel free to contact our office.
Parents and carers are welcome to contact the school to make an appointment with our School Counsellor if you have any questions and/or concerns about your child’s emotional wellbeing. Please contact your child's teacher or Carmel Maguire for a referral form for your child. Our counsellor works every Tuesday and for a morning every second Wednesday (odd weeks).
Rhee Taekwon-Do - Martial Arts Lessons
Rhee Tae Kwon-Do is an effective affordable martial art for all ages.
You improve personal confidence, fitness, discipline, self-control, co-ordination and respect.
Classes held at St Monica’s Primary School, Moynihan Street, Evatt on Monday and Wednesday nights
Monday - 6:30 – 7:30pm, Wednesday - 6:30 – 7:30pm
For more information contact Lee on 0412 406 359 visit: http://rheeact.com.au/classes/evatt