Centred In Learning Gathering – This Friday at 9am Holy Faith Hall.
Formally known as Awards Assembly
This Friday morning we will gather as a community for our Centred In Learning Gathering. We will present the children named below with an affirmation for their learning over the past 2 weeks of term.
The students will be presented with a certificate which outlines an affirmation from their teacher. These affirmations will highlight their application to their learning as well as affirm how they have been a person of Wisdom, Courage or Peace.
You are welcome to join us.
At St Thomas More we are Centred in Learning. Learning begins at 8:50 am. Our teachers have lessons and learning experiences planned and begin their teaching day as soon as the class walks in the door. Students who are regularly late, miss important and valuable explicit teaching experiences which are designed to set them up for success for the day.
A reminder that teacher supervision is provided from 8:20 am until 3:30 pm. Teachers and staff are not required to be on the premises outside of these hours and often have meetings and planning to do. Some meetings are not on site which means they need to leave the premises at 3:30.
Please leave and collect your children at school within these hours- 8:20 am until 3:30 pm. Alternatively, you can make use of our Before and After School Care Program.
Are you book week ready?
Mrs Reid has wonderful celebrations planned for next week. Please see page 5 for further details. A note has also been sent home with the eldest child.
There were some cosy toes on Monday for those children who returned their reading log last Friday. The green Read-More-A-Thon log is due this Friday and another incentive will be awarded.
Thank you to the sponsors- we already have $190 to go towards the purchase of reading material for classroom libraries. Thank you for supporting the love of reading at STM!
After a discussion and feedback at our recent School Community Council, permission notes are now available on our website. We will still send a paper copy home with your child. If you misplace your notes, you can print another one from the website and return that to your child’s class teacher.
Battle for Australia Commemoration National Ceremony
St Thomas More’s Primary School has been invited to participate in the Battle for Australia National Commemoration Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial on 4 September 2019 (Wednesday Week 7). The purpose of the ceremony is to remember and give national honour to those who took part in battles in South East Asia and the Pacific during the Second World War to defend Australia from possible invasion. Years 5 and 6 students have been given the opportunity to attend the event based on completion of optional homework on the topic to be handed to Mrs Mingay by Wednesday, 28 August, 2019.
Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Canberra E-News July/August 2019 Highlights
What Father’s Day / Family Event
When Sunday, 1 September 2019, 10am-3pm
Where Tharwa Valley Forge, 11 Naas Rd, THARWA ACT 2620
Info Activities, light lunch and entertainment provided. Local and regional sport and community organisations will be present to showcase their organisations. Bring along a picnic.
What Military Christian Fellowship of Australia, Defence Christians’ Dinner 2019
When Friday, 27 September 2019, 7-10.30pm
Where ADFA Cadets Mess, Gallipoli Rd, CAMPBELL ACT 2612
Info Keynote speaker: Chaplain Gary Stone. Published autobiography “Duntroon to Dili – Mayhem and Miracles, Traumatic stress and Trust in God.” For more information:
phone 6266 4950
DCO Canberra E-news is currently promulgated bi-monthly via email. It includes handy information such as upcoming events, contact details for social groups and links to DCO resources. If you wish to be on the E-News mail out list, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively, ‘like’ the DCO Facebook Page to receive information and updates.
What Learn to Surf for current and ex-serving personnel and their families
When Sundays, 8, 15, 22 and 29 September 2019, 11am-1pm
Where Broulee Surf School, Coronation Drive, BROULEE NSW
Info This activity is free. To register your interest email email@example.com .
Work hours: Mon-Wed 9am-3pm, Thu 9-11am
Pens Against Poverty
Pens Against Poverty is a creative writing competition seeking to raise awareness for the most vulnerable in our community. It is an official activity of Anti-Poverty Week (13-19 October 2019).
The theme for this year is ‘Courage in Kindness’.
Students in Years 3-10 living in the Canberra and surrounding regions may enter up to three short stories or poems. Entries must be no more than 500 words and will be judged by author Jackie French. Winners will be announced during Anti-Poverty Week. Winning writers will be published online and have a chance to win some amazing prizes donated from key sponsors, Gallagher and Hesta.
This is an optional activity. Please submit entries to Mrs Mingay by Wednesday, 4 September 2019.
Two good websites to look at for inspiration are:
Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it.
Feel welcome to visit or contact me on 6249 8869 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Work hours: Thu 11am-3pm, Fri 9am-3pm