Dear SCA Families,
Halloween has typically been associated with children doorknocking for lollies or playing practical jokes on unsuspecting neighbours. But we shouldn’t forget the more authentic link to all the saints.
The term ‘Halloween’ is shortened from All-hallow-even - the evening before ‘All Hallows' Day’ or ‘All Saints' Day’. Halloween is celebrated on October 31 which was initially a day of pagan sacrifice to mark the eve of the Celtic winter. Fires were lit and costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits who were allowed to visit earth that evening. In the 8th century, the Church designated 1 November as the Feast of All Saints thus Christianising the pagan festival.
May we all give thanks for the lives of saints and all others who have, through their lives, made the world a better place.
I ask you to keep Mrs Priscilla Caragh and her family in your prayers. Priscilla’s Grandmother passed away on the weekend. May the Lord watch over them all at this time.
Donut and Netball/Basketball Courts
Please note the following reminders:
- No parking – this is strictly a no parking area at all times of the day.
- Watch your child – when dropping them off in the morning, please watch to ensure they walk into the playground through the gate near the Kinder block.
- When exiting the basketball court driveway between 3.00pm and 3.15pm, please give way to all cars on your right. (This to minimise a backlog of cars coming into Donut.)
It was once said…
“Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world no matter what you look like.” ~ unknown
Blessings to you and your family.
Be the Light of… Leadership
Vision, Creativity, Innovation, Direction
Reconciliation Parent Formation Night
- Thursday 31 October 7:30pm
Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat Day
- Tuesday 5 November
- Please remember if you haven't already to fill in and submit the permission form: https://stclareconder.schoolzineplus.com/form/52
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Thursday 28 November 6:30pm
The Mission Mass
Last Wednesday, our Year 6 Leaders attended the 2019 Mission mass. This year’s theme is “Do not fear, for I am with you”, During the mass, Archbishop Christopher spoke to the congregation about true missionary is moving from selfishness to selflessness and that call within us as members of a Catholic Community. Thank you to the Year 6 Faith Leaders who represented SCA in a respectful and reverent manner.
All Saints and All Souls Day
As Catholics, we begin November by remembering those who have died. We call the first two days of November All Saints Day and All Souls Day. November 1, All Saints Day, was called All Hallow’s Day in England because hallow is another word for holy. The night before was called All Hallow’s Eve, which was eventually shortened to Halloween. On All Saints Day and All Souls Day we remember that we are members of the People of God. United with God, we are also united with all Christians who have come before us in the Communion of Saints. We pray for those who have died because we have hope that they will live with God forever and that we will be reunited with them.
5 Blue & Kinder Blue will host Mass this Friday 1st November
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at this Friday's assembly.
|Kinder||Angelina Daekh, Mitch Deebank, Emma Felstead, Dylan Kaylock|
|Year 1||Angelin Aneesh, Yevin Bandara, Matilda Franklin, Ava Goolagong, Keith Lawler, Flynn Olive, Evelyn Ryan, Asees Sandhu, Alexandra Thomas, Noah Urquhart|
|Year 2||Darren Lewis|
|Year 3||Tyson Banchit, Immy Bartlett, Jordan Campbell, Gracie Paciorek, Imogen Polden|
|Year 4||Hayden Crocker, Jeremy Jacobs, Atidaishe Zvidza|
|Year 6||Aiden Geddes, Jack Izzard|
Just a reminder it is Silly Sock Day this Friday for the great effort of raising $15,000 for the Walkathon.
Wear your Silly Socks with your Friday uniform.
At Friday morning assembly the Walkathon prizes will be awarded!
Lucas Davis from 3 Red
Lucas was awarded the Encouragement Award from Tuggeranong Bulldogs. A big congratulations Lucas.
Ryder Orsolic, Mitch Wise, Remi and Mila Backhouse
These SCA students competed at Coffs Harbour on the 18th – 20th October 2019 for the Junior Oztag Australian Championships
Ryder represented the ACT Cougars U9 Boys. The boys were very successful in winning 5, Drawing 2 and losing 1 game out of their 8 pool games played across the weekend and were successful in making it to the Semi-Finals, and unfortunately the boys fell short 4-3 but did themselves very proud. ACT Cougars U9 Boys currently ranking #3 in Australia!
Remi and Mitch represented the ACT U10 Boys, unfortunately they were knocked out in the quarterfinals.
Mila represented the ACT U9 Girls. The team came 6th overall.
A fabulous effort everyone!
WEEK 3 (28th October – 1st November)
30th October Wednesday – Little Athletics Clinic (Kinder / Year 1 / Year 2)
31st October Thursday - Little Athletics Clinic (Kinder / Year 1 / Year 2)
1st November Friday – St Clare’s College Year 7 Orientation
1st November Friday – Walkathon Silly Sock Day
WEEK 4 (4th – 8th November)
4th November Monday – Kindergarten Excursion
4th November Monday – Year 6 Graduation Photos @ 9am
5th November Tuesday – Year 1 Excursion to Lanyon Homestead (1G and 1Y)
7th November Thursday – Kinder Year 1 AFL Clinic
WEEK 5 (11th November – 15th November)
12th November Tuesday – Year 1 Excursion to Lanyon Homestead (1B and 1R)
14th November Thursday – Kinder Year 1 AFL Clinic
15th November Friday – Purple Happy Day
WEEK 6 (18th November – 22nd November)
19th November Tuesday – Year 6 Asian showcase
21st November Thursday – Kinder Year 1 AFL Clinic
WEEK 7 (25th November – 29th November)
26th November Tuesday – 2020 Kindergarten orientation (SESSION 1)
28th November Thursday – Kinder Year 1 AFL Clinic
28th November Thursday – Year 3 Excursion National Zoo and Aquarium
WEEK 8 (2nd December – 6th December)
5th December Thursday – 2020 Kindergarten Orientation – SESSION 2
WEEK 9 (9th December – 13th December)
10th December Tuesday – Thankyou BBQ
11th December Wednesday – Semester 2 Awards
13th December Friday – Semester Reports Go Home
13th December Friday – Thanksgiving Mass and Handover Ceremony
WEEK 10 (16th November – 19th December)
16th December Monday – Kindergarten Concert
17th December Tuesday – Year 6 Graduation
18th December Wednesday – Farewell Assembly
19th December Thursday - Year 6 Big Day Out
19th December Thursday - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Friday 20th November 2020
That’s right we’re already starting preparation for our 2020 fete!
It will be held on Friday 20th November 2020. The fete is organised by a committee made up of the Assistant Principal and parents. Our annual fete attracts many from our community. It’s a new year and we require lots of new faces for the committee.
Our fete is the major fundraising event for St Clare of Assisi Primary School. It is a unique and special way for us to celebrate our school community.
We would love to take them off your hands.. please send them into the
St Thomas the Apostle School & Parish Fete - Proudly Brought to you by Jupiter Kitchens & MEJ
37-39 Boddington Cres,
KAMBAH ACT 2902
Saturday 9th November 2019, 10am - 2:30pm
There will be so much to see & do,.
Stalls – Side Show Alley, Show Bags, Cakes, Trash 'n' Treasure, Craft Stall, Plant Stall, Books, & Used Clothing.
Rides - Dodgem Cars, Giant Slide, Supa Cha Cha, Jumping Castles
Great food - BBQ, Vietnamese, Tongan Food, Devonshire Tea & Coffee Stand.
Prizes – Tombola, Chocolate wheel, Money Tree.
Pick-a-Prize - $10 gives you 20 chances to win Prizes incl. Jamala Lodge Stay, iPad, $500 Gift Card & more. Tix’s available for presale.
Entertainment - Bands, School choir.
Face Painting & Tattoos & much, much more.
There is lots to see, do and buy. Come along & share the fun.