Dear SCA families,
With Remembrance Day coming next Wednesday I recall a passage from a book I once read. “The Spirit of the Digger, Then and Now” by Patrick Lindsay explores what it is that sets Australian soldiers apart.
General Peter Cosgrove is an admired Australian who himself reflects the traits we admire in the Digger – courage, leadership, initiative and compassion. In the abovementioned book he is quoted as saying:
“I think we carry our national characteristics with us, we don’t subordinate any important element of the Australian character in the making and the life of a Digger. For example, we still very much have a sense of social justice which applies not just internally to the army but in our dealings with other people. So I would be amazed if Australian soldiers seeing people of other nations suffering hardship, which they do if they go to an area of operations, they will see people who are down and out, if this doesn’t strike a tremendous chord in the Digger’s heart”
On Wednesday we will pray in thanksgiving for the service and sacrifice of all who have worn an Australian uniform with pride and dedication. We will of course, also, pray for peace; for we know of the strife in many areas of our world today.
There is a great buzz in the school, especially in Years 5 and 6. Our first performance is tonight, with the closing show this Saturday.
The saddest part about this year’s show is that, because of COVID, there are only enough tickets available for one or two family members per participating student. Though the audience numbers will be down, I am sure they will give each show all the energy of a crowd 4 times larger!
Best wishes to all the students and staff involved. Break a leg!
SCA Fun Day
You will have seen in previous newsletters that our 2020 Fete has been cancelled. (COVID does it again!)
The good news is that we are running a Fun Day for the children on the 20th of November. The Fete Committee is working with our staff to ensure the kids have a great day. We still need about ten volunteers to help on the day. If you are interested, please contact the Front Office.
Please be aware, especially if your children walk to or from school, that a parent reported seeing a snake in the grass area between Lanyon High and SCA (close to the Heidelberg St underpass).
Did You Know…
Not only do your school fees (school levies) cover the cost of all classroom materials and learning resources; they also pay electricity, water, phone, cleaning, ISP costs, internet security, grounds and many other costs.
Please do all you can to get up to date with school fee payments. If you have any concerns regarding fees, please don’t hesitate to contact Jo McCarthy or me.
You would be aware that our long term Music Teacher, Mrs Christine Roos, is on leave. I received news this week that she has decided to retire from her ongoing role at the end of this year. We will look to farewell her later in the year, and will immediately commence the process for finding a suitably qualified and experienced replacement.
Also moving on at the end of this year is our Defence Support Mentor, Mrs Renee Reid. Her family will be moving north, and we wish them all the best. We have commenced the process to find a replacement. If you are interested in the role, please contact the front office or go to https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/en/listing/
Please, Please, Please…
For the safety of all, and because everyone’s time is important, please do NOT turn right when exiting the school carpark during peak times.
Please, Please, Please…
We have heard some about unsafe behaviour of some of our children as they travel to and from school. If your child walks or rides, please emphasise with them the importance of:
· Travelling in pairs of groups
· Walking on footpaths (not roads)
· Being safe on bridges (staying on the right side of safety barriers)
· Using crossings or underpaths.
It was once said…
“Dance is art in motion.” –
unknown, and in recognition of our Extravaganza this week
Blessings to you and your family.
Be the Light
'Let Your Light Shine Before Others'
The Catholic Church celebrates All Saints Day on the 1st of November and All Souls Day on the 2nd of November.
All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.
All Souls Day has its roots in the sixth century Benedictine tradition of praying to the dead. It was a way of recognising the human bonds which go beyond death. By the tenth century this feast was about praying for the dead, that they might know the merciful love of God.
God the Father, you are our love, our refuge and our strength, hear the prayers of your Church and grant us today what we ask of you in faith.
God the Son, your wisdom is beyond our understanding. Hear our prayers, and help us to always praise you from the depths of our heart.
God the Holy Spirit, your grace is eternal and limitless. Hear the prayers of your faithful gathered today and send us your compassionate gifts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week
|Year 2||Nicky G, Fatima L, Lucius M, Chloe Mc, Eli W|
|Year 3||Shelby C, Harry H, Chloe W|
|Year 4||Ryan C, Stephanie G|
|Year 5||Layla C, Daniel H, Finn L, Maanvi S, Jaslin S|
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.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
We are looking for about ten more helpers .....
The FUN DAY has been organised by the 2020 Fete committee volunteers and we require parent assistance on Friday 20th November. Volunteers are vital for the running of the FUN DAY.
If you can assist please contact the committee on: SCAFete@outlook.com
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions the number of parent volunteers need to be restricted on school grounds for this event.
PRE PURCHASE HANDS and SHOWBAGS
Parents and carers can pre-purchase extra fun day items via Qkr up to 13 November 2020, or until sold out.
• HANDS $8 - this includes a sausage sandwich, drink, small packet of chips, zooper dooper iceblock and bag of fairy floss.
• SHOW BAGS – a variety of show bags for sale - 400 total, don't miss out
MEGA FIZZ $5
2 x TNT Mega Sour Crazy Crackles,
1 x 60g Fizzy Friend Candies
1 x Giant Rainbow Straws 13g
2 x Rainbow Lollipops
1 x 30g Little Ripper Fizzy Friends
2 x 10g Little Ripper Blue Raspberry Chew bar
3 x 10g Little Ripper Grape Chew bar
2 x 10g Little Ripper Lime Chew bar
3 x 10g Little Ripper Strawberry Chew bar
1 x Alien Paddle Ball
LOTS OF LOLLIPOPS $4
4 x Rainbow Lollipops
4 x Chupa Chups Faces
4 x Fruity Ball Pops
1 x TNT Mega Sour Crazy Crackles
1 x Micro Flyer
1 x 27g Zappo Grape
1 x 27g Zappo Strawberry
1 x 27g Zappo Tutti Frutti
1 x 27g Zappo Pineapple
1 x 27g Zappo Cola
2 x 15g Zappo Sour Powder Grape Gum
1 x 15g Zappo Sour Powder Strawberry Gum
4 x 4g Zappo Drops
3 x 16g Zappo Millions
2 x 15g Zappo Sour Grumpy Dips
3 x 12g Zappo Sour Fizz Chew Bars
**Contents subject to change on availability - items will be replaced to the same or greater value **
• GOLDEN TICKETS are SOLD OUT
The extra items are available NOW from Qkr and will be distributed on the fun day. Qkr sales end on 13 November 2020, please see below for instructions.
NO cash sales ALL pre-purchases will be through QkR prior to the event.
All tickets (whether sold or unsold) need to be returned to the office by 6th November.
|Wednesday 25 November at 9.30am||Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Day 1|
|Thursday 3 December at 9.30am||Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Day 2|
|Tuesday 8 December||Year 6 Physical Challenge Day|
|Wednesday 9 December||Semester Two Awards Assembly|
|Friday 11 December||Semester Two Reports Sent Home|
|Friday 11 December at 9.30am||End of Year Thanksgiving Mass|
|Monday 14 December||Kinder Nativity|
|Tuesday 15 December||Year 6 Graduation|
|Thursday 17 December||Farewell Assembly|
|Friday 18 December (at 3.00pm)||Term Four Ends|