We respectfully acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and learn, and pay respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and emerging.
Dear SCA Parents and Carers,
This Friday afternoon Semester 1 School Reports will be available through the COMPASS portal. These reports are written for and addressed to parents, not students. There are many ways that students receive feedback about their academic progress through the day/week from teachers. This report is a way of summarising student progress to date against the Australian Curriculum and in line with Australian Government expectations on reporting to parents.
I encourage you to read it before your child does and then choose to share those aspects that are relevant with them. When you look at your child’s report the first section to focus on is the Engagement with Learning. To me these are what make a person successful in life: the ability to work cooperatively with others, consider different perspectives when working with others, to take responsibility for and manage behaviours appropriately and to manage one’s time are all skills and attitudes that one can learn and apply to every area of life. Learnt during the childhood years these can shape one’s life far more than receiving A’s in each subject.
When reviewing the report with your child you may wish to use the following language. Though the grade indicators are printed on the report, the following may be more meaningful to children.
An E is a starting point, rather than a fail. It means a child is working on the same tasks as everyone else, but is finding Everything in that area a challenge.
A child receiving a D is Developing skills but needs some more support and Direction.
The child who receives a C in a given area is Consistently Coping well with work he or she Can do by themself.
A B is Brilliant because he or she can do a superb job, all By themselves, all the time.
To get an A is Absolutely Amazing because a child’s work would have to be Awesome All the time.
I am sure that each child will be able to celebrate their successes as well as set goals for next term and beyond.
I suggest also talking to your child/ren about their strengths. Strengths are not always necessarily what a person is very good at with hard work. Strengths are the areas in life that one is good at and comes a little easier to them and they feel energised doing! It is good to keep telling children to keep putting their effort and love into their strengths and then find a way to use these to help them in areas that are more challenging. For example, your child may be musical so may find it easier to remember their times tables in a musical way, thus making it a more enjoyable learning experience.
I encourage you to celebrate all that your child/ren have achieved in the academic and non-academic areas. Optional interviews are offered at this time. Please email your child’s teacher if you would like to request a time to meet with your child’s teacher if there is a particular aspect of the report you wish to discuss.
Thank you for your ongoing care and partnership in your child’s learning.
We ask that all parents and carers using our carpark for pick up and drop off please do so with caution. With the increased use of the carpark, we must all work together to ensure the safety of all our students. Please drive slowly through the carpark and park front in into a designated carpark. When reversing please be mindful of those around you and the flow of the traffic. Thank you for your help with this.
Leaving St Clare of Assisi
Don’t forget to let us know if you are planning to leave St Clare of Assisi at the end of the year. (Year 6 exempt of course!) Please use the link below. We will soon commence the process of planning enrolments and class numbers for next year.
Term Three Starting Date – Tuesday 19th July
Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn has declared Monday 18th July as a pupil free day for all Catholic schools in Canberra. Students will commence Term 3 on Tuesday 19th July.
Just a reminder that all students are to wear black school shoes with their dress uniform. Sneakers are only to be worn on sports day. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct footwear.
It’s probably not escaped your attention that Winter is here. Please help support our uniform expectations by making sure any beanies, jumpers or coats are of the appropriate colour. Please also ensure easily removable items (hats, coats, jumpers) are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
As winter has begun, we are at that time of the year where there is a lot of sickness around. We have had a number of staff away over the past few weeks due to professional development and illness, unfortunately there are times when we are unable to provide relief teachers due to demand or relief teachers being sick. In these times, we do our utmost to cover the class with other staff members, however there may be situations where your child may be placed in another class for the day with set work.
Just a reminder that school fees are now overdue. The Building Fund is currently a voluntary contribution and tax deductible. This fund is managed directly by the CE to be used to pay for the upkeep of our schools. Under the current arrangement, should St Clare of Assisi require a plumber to fix leaking toilets or an electrician to fix the heating or have a broken window fixed, we simply contact the CE and they send the relevant tradesmen. The cost for this is paid by the CE through the CCSBF money (i.e., the building fund). Some of the funds each year are also used to support schools in small projects that they cannot fully fund at school level (e.g., external lighting upgrade, classroom door repairs, heater repairs for us in 2022). Should all our families elect not to pay this fund, then the CCSBF will no longer be viable, and the CE will no longer be able to provide these services. Should that occur, each school would have to introduce an additional levy to fund this specialised maintenance, and I fear this would be an expensive exercise for the school and the families and would not be tax deductible. I encourage our families to support this initiative in order to maintain the condition of our school. Thank you for your efforts in this aspect of our partnership.
If your child is ill, please keep them at home for their own benefit but also so as not to spread illness to other students and staff. Please make sure that your emergency contacts are up-to-date so that we can contact you quickly if your child becomes ill or is injured at school. If your child needs medication at school, you are required to complete a “Request to Dispense Medication” form which is available at the Front Office or on our website. A reminder that students are not to self-administer medication. Medication should not be kept in children’s bags but kept in the Front Office area and staff will administer. All information is then noted in student records. Teachers will not administer or supervise the taking of medication. Please ask your child to take medications to the Front Office upon arrival at school.
First Eucharist enrolments for Catholic students in Year 5 are now open via the parish QKR app. Some important dates for First Eucharist include:
- Formation Night for parents - Wednesday 27 OR Thursday 28 July
- Eucharist Commitment masses - 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th August (attend one mass)
- Eucharist Retreat Day for students - 30 August
- Parent and Child practice session - Wednesday 7 OR Thursday 8 September
- First Eucharist Mass - Thursday 15 September
This information has been sent in a Compass Alert to all Year 5 parents today, in an attachment from the Parish. If any Year 5 parents did not receive this alert, please contact Karen Haines.
All families are invited to the 10th World Meeting of Families at the Cathedral, this Sunday 26 June.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at the 8.45am Friday Morning assembly.
|Kinder||Nate D, Braxton H, Elijah H, Lucy L, Braeden McK, Darcy T|
|Year 1||Sybilla A, Arlen B, Grace B, Joanna D, Levi G, Elishwa J, Nicholas L, Peta McQ, Oliver M, Lyriq R, Aari S|
|Year 2||Lily M, Annabelle S|
|Year 3||Shara McK, William O, Elise S, Elias W|
|Year 4||Evelyn B, Fatu L, Dakota O, Tom R, Cooper S|
|Year 5||Lilly D, Evie H, Tess K, Ania K, Cooper M, Flynn S|
A big congratulations to Will G in 6 Green for winning the Tuggeranong Rostrum Finals!
Will was selected as school champion in May and last night competed against other winners across Tuggeranong. He will now take part in the ACT finals in August. Congratulations and we are very proud of your achievement Will!
Congratulations to Will G (6G) , Chloe P (5R) and Alana M (5R)
At the ACT cross country held at Stromlo last week Will placed 2nd in the under 12 boys and recorded a PB.
Chloe P came third in the 11yo girls. Well done Chloe!
Both Will and Chloe have qualified to represent the ACT in Adelaide in August. Fabulous effort Will and Chloe!
On Saturday 11 June Alana M (5R) competed in the National Judo Competition that was held on the Gold Coast. There was some strong competition from competitors who travelled from across Australia, but she was strong, determined and super prepared for her matches, which resulted in her coming 3rd in her division and 4th in the next weight division up for Junior girls.
She is already back at training and we are super proud of her!
Player of the Week
Speckles – Maggie and Ishya
Smarties – Asha and Lilly
Smiggles – Sophie
Squiggles – Amali
Swifts – Indi and Ava M
Skittles – Jasmine
Sparkles – Scarlet
Smurfs – Lilly
Sunshines – Amelia
Stars - Jocelyn
Chief Minister's Reading Challenge
Monday 27th June will be a lolly day at the canteen. Please note this is for ONE DAY ONLY.
Lolly packs available:
Passionfruit drinks will be $2.00
A reminder when ordering a lunch order please check you are placing your child/ren in the right class and year level. This would greatly help the canteen staff.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
From 5:30pm the chains leading up to the basketball courts will be down so parents can park closer for pickup of an afternoon.
Also when the weather is quite wet the chains will also be down for parents to park near the OSHC building for convenience.
Any concerns or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday the Year 3 and 4 Netball Gala Day was held at the Deakin Netball Courts. We had the SCA Sunshines, SCA Swifts, SCA Stars and SCA Skittles participating. Although the weather was not great and the day was called off early, the girls played some great netball. We saw some fantastic ball skills, defensive play and lots of great sportsmanship. Well done to all involved in the day and a special thank you to our coaches and parents who were there to support our girls for the day. Congratulations to all of you for braving the cold and rain and making the most of the day!
Mrs Austin and Miss Warren