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 Parents and Carers,
It’s National Science Week and a key aim of the annual celebration is to increase engagement and interest in Science. Science is a part of our daily life. Everything we do and deal within life is science from cooking, playing ball, growing a garden and understanding how technologies work to watching a rainstorm. Understanding science helps kids appreciate and relate to the world around them. Science education teaches children more than just the basics of geology, biology, physics and chemistry. Science teaches children to make observations, collect information and to use logical thinking to draw a conclusion. These skills are important for every part of our lives.
Scientists are an important part of our current and future world. You would have to be oblivious to the world around you not to realise the vital role scientists are playing during COVID-19. Without Scientists we would not be able to predict the weather or earthquakes, understand global warming, cure illnesses and take care of the sick, or have many of the products that enhance our lifestyles today.
Science education provides children with an understanding of how things work, such as global warming, weather patterns, chemical reactions and nutritional needs, which will help them to stay safe and build healthy environments for future generations. Children are naturally curious. Science education fuels that curiosity and provides children with valuable ideas, skills, and potential future career choices. Science education gives children the opportunity to experiment and work in teams. These activities enhance communication, research, reporting, and collaboration skills. Children who have a basic understanding of science are more receptive to new technologies and ideas in the future that can stimulate research, development and businesses.
At St Clare of Assisi we strive to instill a sense of wonder in our children by showing them how fascinating science and our world is!
A reminder that Summer Uniform commences in Term 4, so please check the wardrobe and visit the Clothing Pool and Savvy if any items are needed. We will have the usual transition period early in Term 4 to cater for the unpredictable weather.
A reminder that black leather school shoes are an essential item of uniform. Several parents comment that their Year 6 child only has one term left at school. However, students also need black school shoes in high school.
The restrictions regarding parents in the school remains in place. Catholic Education provide regular updates and the school will advise when there are changes.
Term 3 Pupil Free Day
As communicated by Ross Fox, Director of Catholic Education, there will be two pupil free days in ACT Primary Schools in Term 3. The date for the second scheduled Pupil Free Day is Friday 9th September, 2022. OSHC will be providing care for those families if needed on that day.
Assumption of Our Lady
On Monday the whole school participated in a beautiful online liturgy, prepared by the Year 2 teachers and classes.
The Church celebrated the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady on Monday 15th August, when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory".
Although defined as an article of faith by Pope Pius XII just over half a century ago, the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven has been accepted from back to the earliest of Christian times.
The Assumption signals the end of Mary's earthly life and marks her return to heaven to be reunited with Jesus. While the bodies of both Jesus and Mary are now in heaven, there is a difference between the Assumption and the Resurrection. Where Jesus arose from the tomb and ascended into heaven by his own power, Mary's body was taken up to heaven by the power of her Son.
For this reason, we use different words to describe each event. One is the Ascension of Christ and the other, the Assumption of Mary.
Eucharist Retreat Day
Year 5 students will participate in their Eucharist Retreat Day at Holy Family Church on Tuesday 30th August. This retreat is for all Year 5 students, as everyone has been learning about Eucharist this term. Permission and details for this day will be sent out via Compass.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at the 8.45am Friday Morning assembly.
|Kinder||Ellia R, Fletcher T, Jackson U,|
|Year 1||Natalia B, Harrison H, Thomas T,|
|Year 2||Isla B, Jayden C, Hayley D,|
|Year 3||Caitlyne M B, Roman B,|
|Year 5||Isabella B, Wiliam G, Paige H, Ava H, Alex J L, Dru P, Myles R, Flynn S, Alexander W, Stevie W K|
|Year 6||Ruby O, Cooper S, Thomas S, Shreya S, Ashlee Y,|
Chief Minister's Reading Challenge