Dear Parents and Carers,
On Monday, we were extremely fortunate to participate in a very powerful Remembrance Day Ceremony with members of our community and the armed forces. The ceremony was reverently led by the Year 2 students and their teachers and we were privileged to have Lieutenant Colonel Angela Trezise, mother of Chloe, to be part of the ceremony. Special thanks to Joseph McGrath, our fabulous Defence Mentor, for all his coordination of the event.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.’
- Laurence Binyon “Ode of Remembrance”
FAMILIES LEAVING SCA
Thank you to the families who have informed us if they are leaving our community at the end of the year. However, there have been a few cases where the children have told their teacher they are leaving but as yet, the Front Office has not been notified. If you are leaving at the end of the year and have not let us know officially, would you please inform the Front Office ASAP or go to the link below and fill out the digital form. It is important for our planning of classes for 2020.
PURPLE HAPPY Day
On Friday we will have our annual celebration of Purple Happy Day. The essence of the day is having fun and building awareness of the importance of good mental health and well-being for our kids. This initiative started as a fundraiser in 2011, for a sick student that was part of the St Clare of Assisi community, Shanice Johnson. Sadly, Shanice passed away while she was at SCA and we have continued this tradition to remember her but also to highlight the issues mentioned above. During the day at school all children will be involved in a variety of activities on health, well-being, mental health and games. Students are invited to wear purple to help celebrate this fun day. The day will commence with Mass after which Fr James will bless our newly created art works. The day will continue with a range of activities including body balance, boot camp, meditation, jumping castle and mindfulness practices. We will conclude the day with a special session of Peer Support.
Thank you to all of the students who this year participated in the ICAS testing. These students have put their minds to the test and proudly represented St Clare of Assisi. All the students have put in a tremendous effort, and we have achieved some outstanding results, that prove there are amazing things happening in our classrooms.
Spelling Bee certificates will be presented at morning assembly this Friday, 15th November. There will be new and exciting opportunities to be involved in these programs once again in 2020, so please be on lookout for more information early next year.
Blessings to you and your family,
Be the Light of… Leadership
Vision, Creativity, Innovation, Direction
Save the date for our Parish Carols Night Saturday 7th December to be held at Holy Family Church, Gowrie.
Remember Purple Happy Day this Friday 15th November, beginning with a whole School Mass in the hall at 9.30am, all welcome!
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at this Friday's assembly.
|Kinder||Liam King, Jade Merriman, Tahlia Miles|
|Year 1||Amelia Alles, Sam Holden, Eamon King, Brooklyn Maxwell, Lucas McGurgan, Joshua O'Mahony, Evelyn Ryan, Eli Wilton|
|Year 2||Ania Kisiel, Avtar Sandhu|
|Year 3||Lucas Bryant, Tyler Cooper, Nikita Crawford, Ayla Hogan, Nethidu Kumarasinghe, Ishya Naidu, Preston Redmond|
|Year 4||Isabella Morgan, Ella Rouse, Joshua Watt|
|Year 5||Charli Blake, Elyse Fowler, Melina Genero, Montana Nocen, Thomas Olver, Zara Pearce|
|Year 6||Mario Cokljat, Bruno Filipovic|
WEEK 5 (11th November – 15th November)
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
Remember to make at least 2 deposits this term to go into the draw to win a prize. There will be one winner per grade. Drawn November 29 and winners will get the chance to choose which prize they want!
Last day to order rewards is November 29.
Last day of banking for 2019 is Friday December 13.