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,
With Fathers’ Day this weekend I take the opportunity to say Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads, grand-dads, uncles and father-figures of our children. Congratulations on the love you put into being a father. Though they may not often say it, the children appreciate you for the love you put into their lives.
Unfortunately, due to restrictions we have been unable to acknowledge and celebrate Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day with our families. For this reason I would like to say thank you to all our parents and carers for your fantastic support throughout the year. I am particularly appreciative of everything that you do to support your child’s learning. Thank you for your support of all staff and all that they do.
As a school we say;
- thank you to all the parents who volunteer and give us help when needed;
- thank you to all the parents for the support of the students as they take part in the sacramental program;
- thank you to all the parents who support their child’s learning at home and engage them in conversations about their learning;
- thank you to all the parents who regularly look through students' backpacks for notes and messages sent home;
- thank you to all the parents who ensure their child presents in the correct uniform each day;
- thank you to all the parents who read our newsletters and notes to keep up to date with communication and events;
- thank you to all the parents who generously support the school with fundraising both for the school and charities;
- thank you to all the parents who call in when their child is ill and will be absent from school; and
- a thank you to all the parents who make sure their children spent time reading at home.
Whilst this list is by no means exhaustive, we do want you to know that all that you do does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated by the staff and school. Thank you! You are doing a wonderful job!
With the warmer weather on the way we remind you of the School policy regarding exposure to the sun: Simply stated, from August through May, there is a ‘No Hat – No Play’ policy. Please also ensure hats are in accordance with uniform requirements.
Though it’s not a guarantee, having your child’s name on their clothing helps it get back to them if they lose it. It’s amazing how many jackets without names are left outside during recess and lunch.
Just a reminder that children are required to bring their drink bottles filled with water everyday. In this present climate of COVID restrictions the bubblers still remain locked and the weather is warming up so water bottles are essential.
School hats are to be worn before and after school, at recess and lunch, for sport, outside class activities and excursions where appropriate. Please ensure your child’s hat is clearly marked with their name. The school hat is available to purchase from the Front Office.
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.
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 Days
Just a reminder that the second scheduled Pupil Free Day is next Friday 9th September, 2022. OSHC will be providing care for those families if needed on that day.
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.
Eucharist Retreat Day
Yesterday our Year 5 students and teachers participated in their Eucharist Retreat Day. Mrs Anne Gowen, our Parish Sacramental Coordinator, led the day with a variety of experiences that furthered the students' understanding of how Jesus is present in the Word, in the People, and in the Eucharist. The day concluded with the healing sacrament of Reconciliation.