Dear Parents and Carers,
At the end of the year, we farewell three of our wonderful teachers – Helen Bramanathan, Pam Sixsmith and Madeleine Reid. Helen and Pam are retiring and Madeleine and her family are moving back to Brisbane. I thank all of them for the contribution they have made to our students and the wider community. They will certainly be missed.
Kinder 2022 Orientation
This Friday morning, we welcome our Kinder class for 2022. At present we have 25 students enrolled for Kinder next year; I look forward to meeting our new families. Mrs Samantha Mance will be the Kinder teacher for next year, along with Mrs Kristy Poole who will teach every Friday while Samantha is fulfilling her Religious Education Coordinator role.
Christmas time is fast approaching and the Mini Vinnies team have started their annual collection of food items for St Vincent De Paul. If you are able to, we would greatly appreciate it if you could donate to this important cause. All donations are due by this Friday.
Canberra Central Parish Secretary Position
This is a part-time permanent position (10-12 hours per week). Note office located Dickson. Salary will be subject to equivalent Clerk Award Level 4 rates. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone Fr Emil (0414523036) for a copy of the duty statement & selection criteria, to be received by 7 December.
It’s Book Week at STM next week. On Wednesday we have an author visit – Shelly Unwin – and on Thursday we have our Book Parade. Students are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. We will have the parade outside. Unfortunately, parents are unable to attend.
Next Friday, 3rd December we look forward to the Kinder Nativity. It’s always such a great event and a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
Congratulations to Lachlan Jaensch and Ashlea Williams on receiving the Principal’s Affirmation at assembly on Monday.
Walking Together is an online Advent resource from our local Archdiocese, designed to help parents, carers and grandparents prepare reflectively for Christmas. It will be available in 4 instalments – one each week - of a 10 minute video and downloadable discussion questions. Use it whenever suits you, to reflect alone or with your family, or join an in-person or online group to discuss the contents with others. All information available at www.cgcatholic.org.au/ADVENT
Kindergarten Teacher/Religious Education Coordinator