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Mother's Day Pamper and Play afternoon.

Dear Parents and Carers

Our Mother's and Carers Day celebration will be held this coming Friday 7 May afternoon from  3:30pm until 4:30pm. Please indicate, using this form link ,if you will be attending below to assist with numbers for catering. We are also seeking Dads and special men to assist with cooking the BBQ (from 3:20) and serving dinner. If you are able to help out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Ursula Jamieson
Principal

Mother's Day Pamper and Play afternoon.

Dear Parents and Carers

Our Mother's and Carers Day celebration will be held this coming Friday 7 May afternoon from  3:30pm until 4:30pm. Please indicate, using this form link ,if you will be attending below to assist with numbers for catering. We are also seeking Dads and special men to assist with cooking the BBQ (from 3:20) and serving dinner. If you are able to help out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Ursula Jamieson
Principal

Reminder for Camp tomorrow.

Don't forget that students need to bring fruit break, recess and lunch tomorrow. We are in for some rain so waterproof jackets and spare shoes are essential.  See you all at 8:15 in the morning.

Our Canteen Reopens!

Dear Parents and Carers

I am pleased to let you know that the canteen will recommence trading as of this coming Wednesday, April 21st. Orders can be sent in before 9am Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays or online via flexischools.  Please see the new menu here.

St_Thomas_Menu_Term_2_2021.pdf

Kind regards,
Ursula Jamieson
Principal

Pupil Free Day

Pupil Free Days 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

                                               

RE: Pupil Free Day, Monday 19 April

You will already have been advised by your principal that the first day of term 2, 19 April, will be a pupil free day across all systemic Catholic schools in the ACT.

In order to provide the best possible teaching and learning for every student there is a significant need to support teachers and school staff with professional learning opportunities that better position them to meet the expectations and needs of our school communities and students. Monday 19 April has therefore been set aside as a pupil free day to support the learning and development of teachers and school staff. The first day of school for all students at ACT systemic Catholic schools will be Tuesday 20 April.

Each school will communicate relevant arrangements for opportunities to access out of school hours care where this is required.

Thank you for your understanding and continuing support for Catholic education.

Good wishes

 

Ross Fox

Director

24 March 2021

Award Presentations.

Dear Parents and Carers

This weeks Merit and Bookworm Awards, as published in the newsletter, will be presented to the students at Morning Assembly, 8:50 am , next Monday March 29th.

Kind regards
Ursula Jamieson
Principal

Harmony and Grandparents Day postponed.

Dear Parents and Carers

Unfortunately the weather forecast for Monday is for a high chance of rain (90%). We are making the decision now to postpone Harmony and Grandparents day, rather than have people travel and prepare for a day that is ultimately cancelled.

We will postpone to Friday next week, March 26th.  We apologise for any convenience this may cause. Although we are disappointed that it won’t happen on Monday, we look forward to it happening on Friday.

Kind regards

Ursula Jamieson

Principal

Compass Parent Portal Information

Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn (CECG) are introducing Compass, which is an online communication tool for parents. St Thomas the Apostle Primary School will be introducing the Parent Portal beginning Monday of Term 2. The Compass Parent Portal is an online portal that allows you to interact with our school and access up-to-date information.

Please read the following information with additional details off the Parent Portal and what it will give you access to. Your login creditentials will be sent to you by the end of Term 1.

Parent Portal Visual Guide 

If you have any questions, please contact either Ms Chant or Mr Mooney.

School Photos this Thursday.

Please have your children dressed in Sports Uniform for School Photos this coming Thursday, March 11th.

Year 5/6 Camp 2021

Dear Parents and Carers of our 2021 Year 5/6 class

 

I am pleased to be able to give you some information regarding the school camp this year.  Due to COVID we have moved our usual time for camp in Term 1 to Term 2. We were booked to go to Sydney but we have made the decision not to go to a busy city and to do a country sport and recreation camp instead. We are booked into the Outdoor Pursuits COOBA Camp, from Monday May 3rd to Wednesday May 5th.  Cooba is situated at Berridale in NSW, about half way between Cooma and Jindabyne.  St Thomas’ have attended this camp many times before and it’s always been a terrific experience. 

 

The cost for the camp is $345 and payment is required before the date of camp.  Many parents opt to pay in instalments and this can be done by using the Qkr app or speak to Naomi for other options.

More details will be sent home by the Year 5/6 teachers in the next few weeks.

Kind regards

Ursula Jamieson

Principal