- School Theme Term 4
- Weekly Happenings
- Principal's Message
- Crazy Sock Day on Friday - Haley Stonham
- RE News - Haley Stonham
- Parish Sacramental News - Confirmation
- Reconciliation for Confirmation Candidates
- Restorative Practices - Emma Russell
- Library News - Veronica Melville
- Sport News - Ryan Matchett
- St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
- Canteen News - Wendy Regan
- School Fees
- COVID-19 Updates
- Parent Corner
- Happy Birthday
- Community Council News - Evelyn David-Hoole
- Working With Vulnerable People Card
|Thursday 5 November||
Tennis - Year 5
|Friday 6 November||
Crazy Sock Day
|Friday 6 November||
Hockey - Kindy - Year 2
|Friday 6 November||
Mission Week School Prayer over Teams - 2:30pm
|Wednesday 11 November||
Confirmation Night - 6.00pm - St Monica's
|Thursday 12 November||
Confirmation Night - 5.30pm and 7.00pm - St Monica's
Catholic Mission Week
Why do we support the works of Catholic Mission Australia at St Monica’s?
This is a very good question! As a Catholic School we are charged with teaching and living the mission of the Catholic Church. Catholic Mission Australia is ‘The international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia’. Together, we are called to live the message, life and love of Jesus through raising awareness and funds for our brothers and sisters who are in the most need –
‘TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, AS YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE MY BROTHERS, YOU DID IT TO ME.’ Mtt 25:40
Over the next three weeks, as we continue to Grow Together as a school community, we will be Discovering how to Serve – serve others and serve ourselves. This week, we are learning about how our generous donations can support Catholic Mission’s outreach to communities in Cambodia.
So, for a gold coin donation, we are all going to be wearing our craziest socks this Friday for Crazy Sock Day! Let’s come together to sock-it to poverty and help Catholic Mission continue to live Jesus’ message of love.
Sacramental Program – Confirmation Liturgy 2020
The Sacrament of Confirmation is to be celebrated on:
Tuesday 10 November in St Michael’s Church at 6pm
Wednesday 11 November in St Monica’s Church at 6pm
Thursday 12 November in St Monica’s Church – 2 liturgies at 5.30pm and 7pm.
Please arrive at the church/liturgy that you have booked for at least 15 minutes prior to commencement of the sacrament.
If you have not returned your home booklet to the school please do so as a matter of urgency. The completed booklets will be signed by Fr Loi and will then be returned to the candidates on the night of the Sacrament liturgy along with their certificates.
For further information please contact the Sacramental Program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
In preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Candidates are to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation before being Confirmed. This is a great opportunity for the children to renew their heart, mind and spirit, with the support of their family, as they continue their preparation to be a confirmed member of God’s family.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish offer times for Reconciliation. The times are:
- St Monica’s Church every Saturday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- St Michael’s Church every Sunday 4:30pm - 5:15pm
There will be opportunities for candidates to attend Reconciliation at school, over the coming weeks, if families are unable to attend on a weekend before the Sacrament. These sessions will occur during the school day and supervised by a Year 6 teacher.
Restorative Practices have been developed with one specific goal in mind; to support and facilitate the building of healthy relationships.
These questions form a basis for our interaction, especially when things go wrong in relationships. Try the Restorative Questions next time you are confronted with an issue where someone has caused harm to another. Note what happens.
St Monica’s staff see Restorative Practices as assisting us to enact our core values in the school. Our shared vision will assist us to repair harm and build healthier relationships and as a result help our children to be more resilient and better connected to significant others.
Read more at https://www.restorativepractices.org.au
Please continue to support our Online Book Fair which runs until Monday 16 November 2020.
In class, students will complete their wish lists which they will take home. It is just a wish list, not an order form. The wish list has the link. Students in Years 3-6 have received the link in Google Classroom. The site can then be accessed and browsed from home with all orders then entered online.
Our Library will receive a commission for our sales which we will take in the form of new books for our Library so don’t forget to nominate our school when you make a purchase.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to own new books and parents or grandparents to do some early Christmas shopping.
On behalf of our students, we thank you for your support. It is much appreciated.
In School Sport Week 3 Results
Swifts 2 defeated Giants 0
Titans 0 lost to Sharks 5
Wolves 3 defeated Red Devils 0
Victory 2 defeated Dragons 1
Diamonds 8 drew with Sapphires 8
Storm 5 defeated Tigers 2
United 2 defeated Glory 1
Wanderers 5 defeated Roar 2
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Each year St Monica’s School participates in the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. The local conference of the Society packs and distributes over 50 hampers to families in our parish just prior to Christmas. Over the years, the generosity of the St Monica’s School community has filled many hampers. The Appeal will launch again shortly. St Monica’s School will collect items up until Friday 11 December. This year classes have been allocated a food group to collect. Donations are not limited to the listed items but providing these will enable the Conference to provide a Christmas dinner to their clients.
6H - Minced pies and fruit tarts
6FH - Long life custard and packets of jelly crystals
6M - Sweet and savoury biscuits
5W - Packets of muesli bars/fruit bars
5E - Tinned vegetables beetroot, potatoes
5SM -Tinned vegetables – carrots, peas, corn,
4R - Tinned fruit – pineapple, peaches, pears
4MF - Packets of pasta
3CD - Packets of chips/pretzels/etc
3LK - Packets of coloured popcorn
3GB - Boxes/packets of chocolates (without nuts)
2CP - Christmas Bon-Bons
2RR – Drinks – Fruit juice 1 litre
1E - Cordial - 1 litre
1R – Tin salmon
KCH - Sponge jam rolls – check expiry date is after Christmas
KB - Packet of sweet or savoury biscuits
Staff - Tinned hams
Many thanks for your generosity.
"The Canteen is now open for orders on both Thursday and Friday. Most items are available for both days, with the exception of hot dogs, which are only available on Friday. There will also be a new option added to Thursday's lunch menu - a piece of oven baked, Birdseye crumbed fish - just $1.50 a piece.
Exciting news for those who need to be careful with food additives. I have just bought some Icy Stix, they are a frozen stick ice block made by The No Nasties Icicle Project (Sugar Free-Zies) and will be available for just $0.50 each.
"Thanks everyone for supporting our School Canteen."
Fees are due by Friday 13 November
Term 4 school fees invoices have been issued. Statements were sent home with the eldest child as we are still unable to email them. Statements were posted to any families who have a split account.
Please let us know if you have not received your fees statement. Statements were not issued to families with a direct debit arrangement in place, however, please let us know if you wish to receive it.
Please make every effort to settle your account on time, and get in touch with our School Finance Officer, Allison Walsh should you need to discuss your account.
Any families who are leaving us this year must ensure their account is settled in full, please.