Dear SCA families,
Congratulations to our Kindergarten students and their teachers for their fantastic Christmas Nativity on Monday. Our Kindergarten students have come such a long way since the start of the year. What great performances! It was wonderful to see so many parents and relatives at the event. Congratulations to the teachers for all their work in preparing our students. It was an enormous job. Big thanks to the many parents who assisted with this too - especially putting together the costumes!
The Year 6 students, supported by their parents and staff, formally marked the end of their primary schooling last night. We congratulate our Year 6 students on the successful completion of primary school and give them our blessings as they progress on to the next stage of their journey. We thank Kristy Everding, Jeremy Stevens and Anita Ramirez for their organisation of the ceremony.
To all the families who are ending their association with St Clare of Assisi. Thank you for your dedication to our school and for assisting to making St Clare of Assisi the wonderful place it is. Best wishes in the future.
To the staff (mentioned in last week’s newsletter) leaving this year. Thank you for the contribution you have made to the life and spirit of our school. You leave with our gratitude and prayerful best wishes. A special farewell to Miss Anita Ramirez and Mrs Christine Roos. Both of these dedicated, caring and compassionate teachers are moving on after nearly twenty and ten years respectively, of service to SCA. I thank them most sincerely for the years of hard work they have brought to our school. They have enriched the lives of so many children and been of great support to all the staff.
Last Friday your child’s Semester Two Report was sent home with them in a sealed envelope. Reading the reports from Kindergarten through to Year Six gave me a great feeling of pride in all that the students have achieved in this challenging year and in the teachers who have provided teaching and learning of excellence. So many children have worked extremely hard and they deserve to take credit for a most successful year.
Meet the Teacher
Students will meet their teacher for 2021 tomorrow afternoon (Thursday). Please note that due to privacy considerations your child will not be provided with a copy of their class list, nor will class lists be displayed.
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 tomorrow so that we are able to meet our budgetary commitments.
School starts, for all students, on Monday 1st February.
To all the families who are ending their association with St Clare of Assisi. Thank you for your dedication to our school and for assisting to making St Clare of Assisi the wonderful place it is. Best wishes for the future.
As we travel the season of Advent and prepare for Christmas, I encourage you to remember in prayer those families associated with the school who have lost loved ones during the year and those who have experienced serious illness in their families.
To each and every member of our St Clare of Assisi family, may your Christmas be blessed and truly enriched by the presence of Jesus and his Blessed Mother.
It was once said…
“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you ... yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.” ~
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
There are over 300 families who have not returned the Systemic Fees form.
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, please fill out and return immediately as this form is now overdue. PLEASE return by 3pm Friday 18th December, 2020 to ensure your fees are billed correctly in 2021.
A $10 admin fee will be automatically applied for any late returns.
When you fill out the form you MUST include the names and year levels of all your children - (we are good but sometimes need some help!)
Thank you in advance.
If you have any questions please contact Jo McCarthy on 6294 1860.
Just a reminder that the last day for Canteen 2020 was today.
The canteen is closed for end of year cleaning on the 17th and 18th December, that means no lunch orders are available.
Thank you for your support!
The last day of banking for the year will be tomorrow,
Thursday 17th December, 2020.
Sorry for any inconvenience, however we need to ensure all bank books are returned before the school closes for the year.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.
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