Dear SCA families,
I hope you are keeping healthy, warm and avoiding the coughs and flus so common this time of year. As restrictions in Canberra ease we must continue to be vigilant about hand washing and physical distancing. Please remind your children, each day, of how important this is.
Our routines regarding drop off and pick up remain in place and I will let you know as soon as anything changes. Also, to ensure everyone’s health, if your child is sick please do not send them to school. Thank you for abiding by all these precautionary measures for the good of all. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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Reports for all Students – Semester 1 2020
For full details on reporting this semester please refer to last week’s newsletter.
In summary though, to maximise learning time this semester, teachers will finalise reports during the school holidays. Reports will be sent home, with the students, on the first day of Term 3.
School Starting Time
Imagine if, at the end of the year, you were “given” a whole extra day?
A child who is 7 minutes late to class each day (dropped off 5 minutes late, 1 minute walk to the classroom, 1 minute to unpack) will have missed more than 23 hours of schooling in the year!
When late, children miss important announcements, social interactions and vital learning time. It also disrupts the entire class, as the teacher needs to stop what they are doing to welcome the child and repeat directions.
We know that unexpected delays can happen. A road accident, a sick pet, or even a broken dishwasher can all cause us to be late. Please though, try to do the best by your child, and the others in the class, by having children at school BEFORE 8.45am each day.
Our “warning bell” starts ringing at 8.43am, which allows students and teachers to move to classrooms, ready to begin at 8.45. On a practical note, the busiest time in the school drive way each morning is at 8.43 – 8.50am.
It was once said…
“’I Can’ is 100 times more important that ‘I.Q.’” –Albert Einstein
Blessings to you and your family. Take care and go gently.
Be the Light
'Let Your Light Shine Before Others'
The Most Holy Trinity
The Holy Trinity is a great mystery that not even the most intelligent theologian or the holiest saint could ever fully comprehend. We only know that God is a Trinity because God revealed this to us. The image of the Holy Trinity Apple represents the Holy Trinity. The skin is God, the protector. The seeds, the giver of life and the flesh is Jesus, the word made flesh.
Stormbirds and Seasons for Growth
Seasons for Growth is a programme for children who have experienced significant change or loss. Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are a normal and valuable part of life.
Please consider if your child would benefit from participating in this programme and keep a look out for nomination forms later in the term as Seasons of Growth at SCA will start early Term Three.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week. They will be distributed in classrooms during the day each Friday until further notice.
|Kindergarten||Thomas Cave, Oliver Evans, Ruby Hamilton|
|Year 2||Jaxyn Rourke|
|Year 4||Zachari Green, Rhys Moore, Stella Taylor|
|Year 5||Vinuki Geeganage|
|Year 6||Ruby Kisiel, Lachlan Lewis|
If your child/ren have an enrolment application pending at another school or will not be returning to St Clare of Assisi Primary School in 2021, please go to the link below and fill out the digital form.
If your child/ren are leaving during 2020 this form is also required to be completed.