- FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- RE NEWS
- WHITE CARDS
- CANTEEN NEWS
- TERM 1 DATES TO REMEMBER
- SWIMMING CARNIVAL
- SCHOOL FEES TERM 1
- REMINDER KINDERGARTEN PARENTS
- NETBALL REGISTRATION YEAR 2 - 6
- CONGRATULATIONS CHLOE
- LOST PROPERTY
- SCHOOL BANKING
- WE NEED A PARENT NETWORK REPRESENTATIVE FOR 2020 FROM 2 YELLOW
- 2020 Student Residential Address and Other Information collection notice
- COMMUNITY NOTICES
Dear SCA families,
There has been a fantastic buzz of activity, focus and learning around the school since we returned. Classes have settled into new routines, with children already working to demonstrate new learnings. Thank you to parents for having the children come to school ready to listen and learn, and thanks to all our staff for such a great start to the year.
Year 6 SCA News and Video Images
Each week our Year 6 students publish an online SCA news report. It’s a great initiative by the teachers, and the children have already commenced doing a great job. Though the link is only shared in our community, it is on a public website.
They will occasionally speak with and record other children across the school. They will, though, never use a child’s last name or other personal identifying details in the SCA News. If you have concerns about this, or would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at school.
Year 3 - 6 Swimming Carnival
The Swimming Carnival at Queanbeyan Pool is on next Friday (28 February) with the first 50m+ competition races starting around 9:30am. The 15m races will be hopefully starting some time around 12:00pm. Please come along to help out or support your children on this fun day.
Permission notes must be returned this week Friday 21st February, presently we have only had 80 notes returned. If you haven't already returned your form, you will find the link below.
Working with Vulnerable People
Any adult (over 16 years of age) who volunteers to assist in classrooms, with sporting teams, working in the canteen, uniform shop, walkathon, fete, etc must have a Working with Vulnerable People card on them at all times. Many parents may find that their card is about to expire. Please ensure you renew your card on-line and when your new card arrives please bring it in to the school so it can be photocopied and a copy left at the school. Thank you.
Think You Know Year 3 - 6
Today and tomorrow our Years 3 - 6 students will participate in a Think U Know session with members of the Australian Federal Police. The sessions focus on teaching students how to be responsible digital citizens and help to raise awareness around the positive and negative aspects of living in a digital world.
A parent session was conducted on Tuesday evening with parents from 28 families present.
Outside of School Hours Care
Have you enrolled your child for 2020? We are unable to accept children in care unless you have completed and returned the documentation for this year.
The school offers Before & After school care via the SCA OSHC program. If you are interested in using this service please contact OSHC directly or call our Front Office.
We provide this facility for working parents. Therefore, there should be no child dropped off to school before 8:30am, nor left at school after 3:20pm. Your child is not supervised before or after these times and dropping them off before this time or not collecting them leaves your children in a potentially dangerous situation. This is done entirely at your own risk.
Staff may be on site early for work purposes, or there may be no staff on site. Supervision of students is a carefully managed arrangement between the school and the staff. It is not fair to expect staff to supervise students before official work hours commence. Your child’s best interests are paramount to us all. We provide OSHC to ensure these interests are met safely.
We have a number of families in our community who would benefit from a care meal and our freezer is empty. It would be much appreciated if you could provide a clearly labelled care meal with ingredients in a disposable container for our freezer. Thank you in anticipation.
It was once said…
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realisation that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. Sloan Wilson
Blessings to you and your family.
Be the Light
Next Wednesday we mark the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. The day before is called Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gra.
Please join us as we celebrate
on Wednesday 26th February 2020.
Year 5 will be leading us in the celebration in the hall at 2pm.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards at this Friday morning assembly.
|Year 1||Hunter Blayden, Riley Cassar, Caitlin Graham|
|Year 2||Micah Forrest, Joshua O'Mahony, Dakota Orsolic, Evie Ryan|
|Year 3||Lucas Prpic, Yumi Webb|
|Year 4||Nikita Crawford, William Demetrious|
|Year 5||Savannah Apoderado, Liam Philippa, Jessica Ramirez|
|Year 6||Bethany Galvin, Alyssa Hair, Koby Murphy, Cooper Summers|
|SHIFT||THU 20 FEB||FRID 21 FEB||MON 24 FEB||TUE 25 FEB||WED 26 FEB|
|L Allen||HELP NEEDED|
|Afternoon||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED||HELP NEEDED|
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Friday 21st February - Swimming Carnival Nominations close
Wednesday 26th February - Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Friday 28th February - Swimming Carnival
Friday 20th March - 2 Blue & 2 Green Assembly
Wednesday 25th March - School Photo Day - please do not make any appointments on this day. Full school uniform to be worn.
Friday 27th March - Year 3 Assembly
Friday 3rd April - Vision Prayer Assembly Year 6
Thursday 9th April - Cross Country Carnival
Thursday 9th April - Holy Thursday
Thursday 9th April - Last day Term 1
Swimming Carnival Year 3-6
Friday 28th February, 2020
On Friday 28th February, St. Clare of Assisi will be holding our annual Swimming Carnival at Queanbeyan Pool. All children from Years 3 - 6 will participate. The cost will be $12.00 per child to pay for buses & pool entry. For those students making their own way to and from the pool the price for admission only is $5.00. Payment is to be made through Qkr.
Please follow the link below for permission and nomination forms.
Year 2 Expression of Interest Swimming Carnival
Dear Year 2 Parents,
This carnival is specifically for Year 3-6 children but we occasionally take some Year 2 children if they fit under the following criteria.
Year 2 children who are 8 years old or turning 8 this year (ie, born in 2012) and are already swimming at a competitive level and can complete a 50m race.
If your child fits into this category and you would like them to enter please click on the above link to submit a form.
Term 1 fee statements will be emailed out this week. Fees are to be paid by Friday 7th March 2020, unless paying by Direct Debit or other approved instalment payment method. The following methods of payment are available:
Please contact the Front Office if you have not received your statement by Monday 24th February, 2020.
MY Netball Club Registration Instructions Season 2020
Registrations Close Friday 13 March
We would like to welcome you to SCA Netball Club and the My Club Registration process for the 2020 year. All registrations need to be completed online and paid at the time of registration.
There have been a few changes behind the scenes to the registration process made by Netball Australia and you cannot use this process to register without paying.
Please open the link below.
If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me by by phone on 6294 1860 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday 16 February 2020, Chloe 3G competed in the ACT Little Athletics Multi-event carnival at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
Chloe, representing Calwell Little Athletics in the under 9 girls, competed in 800m race, shot-put, 100m sprint and long jump, with points awarded for performance in each category. Chloe did really well and came second overall.
LOST PROPERTY WILL BE CLEANED OUT NEXT
TUESDAY THE 25th OF FEBRUARY.
IF YOU ARE MISSING ANY ITEMS COULD YOU PLEASE
CHECK LOST PROPERTY THIS WEEK OTHERWISE ANY
UN-NAMED CLOTHING ITEMS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE
SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP AND ANY UN-NAMED PLASTIC CONTAINERS
OR DRINK BOTTLES WILL BE THROWN OUT.
Last year SCA decided to utilise the Commonwealth Bank School Banking Portal to track tokens and no longer issue physical tokens making it easier for parents and the volunteers. Your School Banking Co-ordinators will notify bankers periodically of how many tokens they have. If you still have any Dollarmites tokens could you please return them the next time your child participates in School Banking.
School Banking Co-ordinators
WE NEED A PARENT NETWORK REPRESENTATIVE FOR 2020 FROM 2 YELLOW
St Clare of Assisi Primary School has a network of parents who work together to establish and strengthen relationships amongst parents, families and the school. We are a friendly, informal group who recognise that it is not always easy to find time to volunteer, so we keep the focus on sharing small tasks in an understanding “no pressure” atmosphere.
- Some of the activities that our Parent Network undertake include:
- Acknowledging staff birthdays and special events;
- Welcoming new families to the school;
- Regular communication with classroom teacher;
- Assisting with provision of Care Meals for our freezer;
- Volunteering at school events;
- Arranging occasional year level social events (i.e. family picnic or dinner);
- Fostering a friendly, welcoming school community.
If this sounds like something you wish to be involved in please contact our Parent Network Coordinator, Anne Scollen on 0414 433 710 or email: SCAparentnetwork@outlook.com.au