Dear SCA families,
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, Nicki Muir, Emma Phelan, Brendan Mowlam, Melinda Reeson, Nicki Muir, Sally Kasparek, Val Ciuffetelli, Kristy Everding, Luke Brown and Ben Sweeney.
Semester Two Reports
Reports will come to me this weekend for reading and signing. They will be sent home on Friday 10th December. Please feel free to arrange a time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the report during Week 10.
School Fees Overdue
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.
Endings to Beginnings
Students finish this school year on Friday 18th December, and start in 2021 on Monday 4th February. (Staff officially resume on Wednesday 27th January.)
Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Please do all you can to support this appeal. It is a real and meaningful way to help fellow Canberrans who are doing it tough this Christmas. Please be generous.
Our fantastic Outside of School Hours (OSHC) team run an engaging and fun holiday program for SCA children during January. Please contact Pam (OSHC Director) or our front office for further details.
It was once said…
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Blessings to you and your family.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week
|Kinder||Archie H, Emma J, Nelson L|
|Year 1||Izzie C, Lilli L, Noa L, Caitlyne M B, Elias W|
|Year 2||Amaya De S, Mikalah D, Luka E, Lucas McG, Asees S|
|Year 3||Akuoch A, Eloise G, Tess K, Ava M, Ella W|
|Year 4||Stella T|
|Year 6||James A, Melina G, Haren R, Tyson S|
|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|
Term 4 fees are now overdue unless paying by Direct Debit or other approved instalment payment method. The following methods of payment are available:
Please contact Jo McCarthy if you have not received your statement.
YEAR 6 PARENTS
Just a reminder if you have a Direct Debit in place you will need to fill in a cancellation form, once your fees are finalised. Direct Debits are not automatically cancelled we need your authority. The forms are available on the school website.
WILL YOU HAVE A CHILD AT ST CLARE OF ASSISI PRIMARY IN 2021 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 15th December 2020 to ensure your fees are billed correctly in 2021.
Thank you in advance.
If you have any questions please contact Jo McCarthy on 6294 1860.
Date: Tuesday 15th December
Where: St Clare of Assisi School Hall.
6 Blue: 5:00pm – 5:45pm
6 Green: 5:45pm – 6:30pm
6 Red: 6:30pm – 7:15pm.
Attire: Students are to wear School Uniform
Guests: 2 per student
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.
Corpus Christi Parish will be celebrating seven Christmas Masses this year. It is essential that you book into the mass you would like to attend, as the parish needs to maintain accurate records for Covid tracing. Please refer to the following information. The parish is asking for volunteers in a variety of simple roles to assist with the Christmas masses. Please contact the parish directly if you are able to help.
CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH
Sacred Heart Church, Calwell (SHC)
Holy Family Church, Gowrie (HFC)
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL MASSES and will be open from
30 Nov - 23 Dec
Christmas Eve - 6pm outside SHC
- 6pm outside HFC
- 9pm HFC
- Midnight HFC
Christmas Day - 8am HFC
- 10am outside HFC
- 10am outside SHC
Christmas Mass online will be available from 6pm Christmas Eve at this link:
We are following current restrictions from ACT Government, which allow 500 people outside
and 120 inside. By using the booking system for Christmas Masses, it will help us to comply
with these restrictions and it will avoid the need to turn people away.
In the event of a change in restrictions or inclement weather at Christmas, we will advise revised arrangements as early as possible.
We will require a lot of assistance from our parish community to make all these Masses possible.
Please email or phone the Parish Office to volunteer for any of these roles and also advise which Mass you would like to attend:
*Assist with set up and/or pack up
*Acolyte / Senior Server
*Collection point attendant