Dear SCA families,
Hair’s Off for Mrs Strickland
Congratulations to Mrs Susan Strickland, her family and friends with their incredible achievement in hitting their fundraising target of raising over ten thousand dollars for the McGrath Foundation. Now all that is left to do is wish Mrs Strickland best wishes next Monday as she embraces her new shorter haircut.
If you’d like to support her in raising funds for the McGrath Foundation, please go to https://hostyourown.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/page/BarefootandBuzzCuts?fbclid=IwAR2pcb8ZU3XbuXsj107Atg2iNE8pfhPyDyiZzkjb80qNkxCIiYcc3k85p6A
All SCA families are warmly invited to join our Parish for a Community Carols Festival this Saturday 7 December in Holy Family Church. Mass will be celebrated at 6pm and Carols will begin at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome so please bring your family and friends for food, fun and performances!
Solutions for Children’s Difficult Behaviour
With the school holidays fast approaching we thought this would be a good time to offer parents at our school some assistance with challenging behaviours. Michael Hawton’s parenting courses offer easy-to-implement strategies to equip kids with skills to manage their own behaviour.
For further details regarding and easy to access, on-line course, please see the attached “Online Parenting Couse” flyer.
Following our last meeting of the year, I wish to publicly thank the Community Council for the work they have done for our school, and their support of all that we do. It has been another busy year at SCA, and our Council, chaired by Crystal Tunningley, has been actively involved in so many ways. Thank you to each of the members: Crystal Tunningley, Dave Hockley, Simon Hill, Matt Blenkin, Heather Cochrane, Emma Phelan, Brendan Mowlam, Melinda Reeson, Nicki Muir, Tanya Sklepic, Kristy Everding, Luke Brown and Ben Sweeney.
Thank You Family BBQ
To thank the many parents (and grandparents) who volunteered their time in any way this year, the Community Council is hosting an End of Year Family Thank You BBQ.
If you helped in the classroom or tuckshop, on an excursion or carnival, as a committee member or sports coach/manager, in the clothing shop or at the Soccer Carnival, or in any other way not mentioned, please come along on Tuesday 10th December, from 5.30-7.00pm.
Invitations and RSVP forms are included later in this newsletter.
Please join us in our Hall on Friday 13th December at 9.30am as we celebrate Mass to give thanks for all the blessings this year has brought.
Semester Two Reports
Your child’s teacher is in the process of preparing Semester Two reports. There is a great deal of work and energy that goes into the writing of these documents, and I thank the teachers for their efforts. Reports will be sent home with the children on Friday of the last week (18th December).
A reminder that school fees are now overdue, for those who are not on a regular direct debit with us I ask that you settle your account with us by Friday so that we are able to meet our budgetary commitments.
If you are heading off on holidays before the end of the school year, please let the Front Office and classroom teacher know. This will help us to arrange for School Reports and other end of year information.
Mrs Katherine Austin has begun the process of stocktaking books in the library.
Please ensure your children have returned all books to the library as soon as possible.
It was once said…
“Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.”
~ Albert Einstein
Blessings to you and your family.
Be the Light of… Leadership
Vision, Creativity, Innovation, Direction
This Sunday marks the second week of Advent in our Catholic Church.
Each Sunday in Advent a candle is lit on an Advent Wreath, reminding us that Christmas is coming nearer. The second candle is called the Bethlehem candle. It reminds us that Jesus promised to come again.
According to Luke’s gospel, Jesus said:
“Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in a cloud with great power and glory. When these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads, because your salvation is near.” Luke 21: 27-28
Have you been in to the front office to look at the Jesse Tree? Come and have a look and find the symbols which represent different members of Jesus’ family.
Class Mass this Friday 6th December
4 Blue and 4 Red
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at this Friday morning assembly.
|Year 1||Lilah Barrenger, Jocelyn Marsh, Maddison Wallwork, Riley Yaldren|
|Year 3||Brooke Douglas, Ella Johnson, Austin Tunningley|
|Year 4||Loukas Cheluvappa, Layla Cooper, Grace Davidson, Nik Dokonal, Gabriella Managan, Brodie McMillan-Gray, Alyssia O'Keeffe, Jaslin Sujeevan, Flynn Walsh|
|Year 5||Misha Gaur, Zoe Keen|
The last day the Canteen will be open for 2019 is Tuesday 17th December.
Drawing to the close of the school year some stock may be unavailable and substitutes may have to be made.
Thank you for your support!
WILL YOU HAVE A CHILD AT ST CLARE OF ASSISI PRIMARY IN 2020 AND AN OLDER SIBLING IN A SYSTEMIC SECONDARY SCHOOL?
The systemic school system includes Merici College, St Clare’s College, St Francis Xavier College and St Mary Mackillop Catholic College.
It does not include Marist, Daramalan or St Edmunds.
If so, this form must be returned by Monday 16th December 2019 to ensure your fees are billed correctly in 2020.
Thank you in advance.
If you have any questions please contact Jo McCarthy on 6294 1860.
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
17th December Tuesday – Last Day Canteen Open for 2019
18th December Wednesday – Farewell Assembly
19th December Thursday - Year 6 Big Day Out
19th December Thursday - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The winners of the banking competition are....
Emily W 2R
Aiden S 4B
Winners should have received a certificate to choose prizes before the end of the year.
Just a reminder the last day of banking for 2019 is 13th December 2019.
AUDITIONS - WODEN VALLEY YOUTH CHOIR
WVYC will hold auditions during January for its two senior choirs for students going into Year 7 or above.
Woden Valley Youth Choir has a strong emphasis on music education and is seeking young people who have an interest in developing their musical skills. The flagship choir, Australis Voices, is for young men and women with treble voices and Centauri Voices is a choir for young men with changing voices.
Audition times are flexible and can be held on dates and times to suit prospective choristers, with the expectation that successful applicants will attend the beginning of year camp on the first weekend of February.
For further information go to http://wvyc.org.au/join-us/ and download an application form.
Auditions for primary aged applicants will be held on Saturday 22 February following an open rehearsal on Tuesday 18 February.