Dear SCA Families,
Happy Fathers Day (this Sunday) 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 say it, the children appreciate you for the love you put into their lives.
A huge congratulations to our Year 6 team of students, Tristan S, Kyle O, Mikah R, Maddi W, Gabby T and Tanishqa R, on their nomination for the 2019 Catholic Schools Cultural Festival awards.
We received news recently that from among the number of high quality nominations, the committee has nominated SCA News as one of our category winners, with the award to be presented at the Catholic Education Recognition Awards Mass. The Awards are on this Thursday, so we hope to share some photos with you in next week’s Newsletter.
This is well-deserved recognition, not only of our students, but of our Year 6 teaching team. Special thanks to Mrs Priscilla Caragh for leading the introduction of SCA News to our school just under two years ago.
Tuggeranong Athletics Carnival
Our very own Mr Ben Sweeney is coordinating this year’s Tuggeranong Athletics Carnival, which is being held today (Wednesday 28th August). We thank him for the work he has done so far and wish him a successful sporting endeavour. We also wish all our participating SCA students a fun and rewarding experience.
Thank you to Mrs Katherine Austin for planning a wonderful Book Week last week. Thanks also to Mrs Robyn Jolly, Mrs Emma Currey and to the many staff and parent volunteers for making the annual Book Fair a great success. We managed to sell approximately $10,000 worth of books and accessories to the students. The commission will help the school purchase new resources for the library. Thank you to parents and carers for their financial support of the Book Fair.
Congratulations to many of our students who have been playing a range of sports over the winter months. Many parents have also been involved in coaching, umpiring/refereeing and managing teams. Thank you to all our players, coaches, officials and supporters for a very successful season. We are happy to hear about any great results to put in the Newsletter.
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.
Each week a different group of Year 6 students write, record and produce an online SCA News. Not only does it showcase the ICT skills of our students, it is a good source of what’s happening in the school. Thanks to the Year 6 teachers for this great initiative, and well done to all the Year 6 students.
This week’s news can be seen on our Facebook page.
We wish Mr Mike Stoelinga happy and safe travels as he heads overseas next week while taking long service leave until the end of term. We welcome Kylie Jenkins who will be teaching in 2 Green for the rest of the term.
While the Cat’s Away…
I will be away from school next week (2 - 6 September) while I attend the annual Australian Primary Principals’ Association Conference in Adelaide. Ms Val Ciuffetelli will be in charge during this time.
It was once said…
“What did the fish say when he hit a wall? … Dam.” ~ A classic dad joke for Fathers’ Day
Congratulations to the children in our Parish who received Holy Communion for the first time last weekend. May they always be so welcoming of Jesus’ presence in their lives.
Blessings to you and your family.
Be the Light of… Leadership
Vision, Creativity, Innovation, Direction
In the Bible we find many examples of fatherly figures.
Of course, the most important father figure in the Bible is that of God the Father, the ultimate role model for all human dads. His love, kindness, patience, wisdom, and protectiveness are impossible standards to live up to. Fortunately, he is also forgiving and understanding, answering fathers' prayers and giving them expert guidance so they can be the man their family wants them to be.
Abraham is counted as the father of faith. The word "faith" means trust in God--being able to rely on that which is dependable. Abraham trusted God's assurance that his children would become a great nation. Abraham believed that God could do what was foretold to him. He went forward in confidence that God could accomplish, through him, a benefit for all of the world.
Joseph of Galilee is an exemplary father in the Bible. He married Mary, despite the unusual circumstances of her pregnancy. He dared to be unconventional because he trusted that God was working through her and him. He was a righteous man who dared to take on the roles of husband and foster father. And as refugees from danger, after the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, it is clear that he protected his family by going beyond what was familiar to find a safe haven. We can learn much about fatherhood from Joseph.
A final father from the Bible that is impressive is the one who had two sons, one of whom went astray. This is, of course, the story told by Jesus of the prodigal son. The father in the parable teaches his two sons powerful lessons of love: the one who went astray who discovered that his father's care came to him even when he had run away from it and the other who struggled to understand such extravagant love in the face of his brother's failures and his own fidelity. The father in the story, like God, never gave up on either of his children.
On Father's Day let us remember that we have been given a heritage of dedication and faithfulness from the fathers we encounter in the Bible and from those fathers who exemplify the best qualities of parenting.
No Mass at SCA this Friday 30th August
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at this Friday's assembly.
|Kinder||Makary Ambanloc, Elias Ward, Ava Rusan|
Jocelyn Marsh, Bailey Romeo-Ferre, Jaxyn Rourke, Jackson Williams
|William Gostelow, Annabelle Russell|
Vinuki Geegange, Reuben Wagstaff
Charlie Curry, Delorez Lemisio, Ashton Redmond
|SHIFT||Thu 29 Aug||Fri 30 Aug||Mon 2 Sept||Tue 3 Sept||Wed 4 Sept|
|HELP NEEDED||Alma||HELP NEEDED||
|Afternoon||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED|
Last week in the Library we celebrated Book Week. During the week we held Book Fair where many children and parents came along to purchase a book.
The Library will benefit from the sales of Book Fair, so keep your eyes open for lots of new books coming to the shelves.
All reorders have been placed and should arrive in the next couple of days. Please be aware that some books are on back order and may take a little longer.
Special thanks to all teachers who helped out at the Book Fair and ensured the smooth running of such a fun event.
Thanks to everyone who came to Book Fair over the two days last week. It was lovely to see you and your support is very much appreciated!
Book Fair Prize Pack Winners
Kinder, Year 1 & Year 2 – Lorelei and William
Year 3 & Year 4 – Elliott and Imogen
Year 5 & Year 6 – Charlotte and Ryan
BOOK WEEK HOMEWORK WINNERS
|K Blue – Mitch||K Green – Milla||K Red – Emma|
|1 Blue - Lilah||1 Green - Lucius||1 Red - Jackson||1 Yellow – Mia|
|2 Blue – Noah||2 Green – Ava||2 Red – Alana|
|3 Blue - Chloe||3 Green - Lucas||3 Red – Ben|
|4 Blue – Isabella||4 Green – Chelsea||4 Red – Lucas||4 Yellow - Isaac|
|5 Blue - Tabitha||5 Red – Blake||5 Green - Emily|
|6 Blue – Mikah||6 Green – Jai||6 Red – Angela||6 Yellow Laura|
BOOK WEEK DRESS UP DAY
Well what a huge weekend of footy for South Tuggeranong Knights U8’s Blue.
Saturday South Tuggeranong Knights played at Wright Park Queanbeyan Blues Carnival. With a great few wins, they made the finals but sadly missed out winning by 1 try. Sunday the boys got to play at the GIO stadium for the Raiders v’s Manly game. Again missing the win buy just a try.
The boys that attended from SCA are Blake Brown, Tyler Cooper, Chase Corby, Darren Lewis and Dustyn Cross.
Congratulations to our Year 6 netball teams who have made the Netball ACT Gala Day finals. The Skittles and the Sunshines will both compete at Lyneham in October against schools from the Northside.
Well done girls and good luck!!
Netball 24 August
Player of the Week and Match Reports
Speckles – Grace Weir and Nikita Crawford
Little Skittles – Chelsi Watson
Smarties – Ayla Hogan
Squiggles – the whole team
Smiggles – Charli Heinrich, Jessica Emerson and Lily Reilly
Stars – did not play
Swifts – Stephanie Nguyen
Sunshines – Maddi Flint
Skittles – Sammi Baker and Mia O’Connor
Sparkles – Isla Heinrich
Smurfs – Gabriella Manangan
Sparkles Match Report
Sparkles played a really excellent game on the weekend against St Francis of Assisi who always give us a good challenge. We have been working super hard on our shooting technique and movement in the goal circle and it was great to see that practice paying off!! We've also been working on clearing out and creating passing options when we are moving the ball down the court and the girls did an excellent job with this in their game. Well done Sparkles and thanks for a great year being your coach.