Sacrament of Reconciliation/ NAIDOC Mass
Last night our Year 3 students and their families led by Father Richard Thompson celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Congratulations to everyone involved particularly Penny Vanzwol, Trudie Riley, the Year 3/4 teachers and the Parish Choir. Thank you to everyone who came along and shared in the beautiful ceremony.
Special thanks also to Anne Barbic who attended the NAIDOC Mass last Friday with a group students. A deeply moving ceremony; Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.
Congratulations to Laura Vandenbroucke (Year 2 Class Teacher)! It was recently announced that Laura is to receive the Australian Catholic University (A.C.U) Louise Wellbourne Religious Education Award in September this year. Well done Laura! Our community is very proud of your efforts.
As mentioned by Mrs Jamieson last term, we will be having a “Crazy Sock Day” on Friday 16 August to raise funds for Marleigh Fisher. For a gold coin donation children may wear crazy socks to school. There is also some information in this newsletter about a Charity Ball being organised as a community fundraiser for Marleigh.
Thank you for your continued support,
This Friday 2 August at 9am in the Hall, we will launch our first fundraiser for our partner school in Kenya. We will be raising money for books and to concrete the floors in the classrooms. The flyer below gives further information. Please feel encouraged to attend the launch.
Congratulations to the following students who will receive Awards at Assembly on
Friday 2 August at 2.30pm
Gabrielle Hanna, Samuel Ballesteros
|Year 1||Pippi Town, Jack Perkins
Emily Odd, Matthew Rozario
|Year 2||Griffin Moule, Cooper Salzke
Elijah Greene, Hamish Taylor
|Year 3/4||Isabelle Driver, Matthew Hoskinson
Erin Galsim, Natalie Hanna,
Maljock Kwol, Ielyn Shaji, Emilia Cacciotti, Logan Shingles
|Year 5/6||Ashleigh Clark, Bruno Grzegorzewski
Jackson Koch, Lucy Tokley,
Emma Barter, Yassir Albheisi
Mrs Egan Award
|Thomas, Matilda and D'Arcy Keefe|
Cultural Champions Award
The Athletics Carnival is on Friday 9 August 2019. We are still looking for parent/carer helpers. If you are able to assist on the day please fill out the attached form or send an email to Mr Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The online race nominations are due. If you have not completed the nominations for each child, please follow the link below.
The St Thomas School and Parish Fete will be held on Saturday 9 November. We welcome anyone who would like to be involved in any way. Please contact Barb at email@example.com
Fete Meeting - Monday 12 Aug 6pm
Fete Meeting - Monday 2 Sept 6pm
Fete Meeting - Monday 16 Sept 6pm
Stall Holders Meeting - Monday 14 Oct 5:30pm, followed by Fete Meeting 6:30pm
Trash ’n’ Treasure collection - Saturday 26 Oct 9:00am-12 noon
Stall Holders Meeting - Monday 28 Oct 5:30pm, followed by Fete Meeting 6:30pm
Tombola Day - Friday 1 November from 8:30am
Fete setup and preparation, Trash ’n’ Treasure Collection - Saturday 2 Nov from 9:00am until 12 noon
Fete Meeting - Monday 4 Nov 6pm
Fete setup - Friday 8 Nov (all day, all hands on deck!)
Fete day - Sat 9 November (all day, all hands on deck…again!)
Fete wrap up meeting - Monday 18 November 6pm
Congratulations to Jayden Longani (5/6R) and Logan Berry (5/6KE) on their recent jersey presentations for the ACT 12&U School Boys Rugby team. Jayden will be playinng in the Australian National Championships in Brisbane (3-10 August). Logan was selected as a reserve for the team.
The St Thomas the Apostle Playgroup is held every Friday between 9:15am and 11am. Parents and Carers with children from 0-4 are welcome to come along.
It is a great opportunity for children to play with others in a warm and nurturing environment and for the adults to make new friends.
Our playgroup room is the middle room of the 3 classrooms at the back of the playground. There is no need to register beforehand, just come along.
For more information, please contact Nicole Joyce, our playgroup convenor, or the Front Office on 62314144 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Starry Night Charity Ball
A Starry Night Charity Ball is being organised to raise funds for a support dog for Marleigh Fisher, who is the little sister of Thomas and Campbell Fisher. The funds will go towards adopting a specially trained seizure dog which can sense when an attack is imminent and alert her family.
Marleigh is only three years old. In her short little life, she has already battled a severe and exceptionally rare form of genetic diabetes, severe progressive epilepsy that has become refractory (unresponsive to medication) and now, Autoimmune Encephalitis which is a serious, life threatening condition. This saw her airlifted from Canberra Hospital to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in July.
For information and ticket purchase please see the following link: