- Successful Learner Awards
- Proposed Changes to School Bell Times for 2020
- St Anthony's Walkathon
- Grandparents' Day
- Vikings Group - Cast your vote
- Ride Safe to School Week
- Christmas Book Fair
- Canteen Roster
- Car Park Stoppers
- Drive through area
- Canberra Carols by Candlelight
- Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
- Grandparents Day
- St Thomas the Apostle School & Parish Fete
Congratulations to the following students who have been identified as Successful Learners:
Louis E KA, Lily A KL, Harrison H 1A, Richard B 1A, Reece A 1P, Eamonn S 3A, Benjamin C 3A, Alexandra W 3A, Madalin S 3A, Jack D 3P, Jessie H 3P, Annabella N 3/4L, Caomh M 3/4L, Matilda C 3/4L, Emily R 3/4L, Maya G 5P, Liam O 5P, Gabrielle S-C 5P, Helen P 5/6L, Olivia M 5/6L, Hima P 6P, Samuel Q 6P.
Historically, the bell times at St Anthony’s have been determined by bus timetables and availability. With the new bus timetable recently introduced by Action Buses, we now have the opportunity to adjust our bell times to be in alignment with other schools in our region.
We propose the following bell times for 2020 and beyond:
Supervision begins- 8:30am (currently the case)
Morning line up bell- 8:50am
Afternoon dismissal- 3:05pm (for all students)
End of supervision- 3:30pm
If you would like to comment on the proposed changes, please contact the School Board by Friday November 15th at firstname.lastname@example.org
The final wrap-up!
On the final Friday of Term 3, our school community congratulated the major prize winners from our School Walkathon. Our six highest fundraisers were:
- Zoe (4P)
- Charlotte (3P)
- Aryzona (1L)
- Charlie (3P)
- Harper (KA)
- Isaac (2P) and Alexander (3/4L) (equal)
The family that raised the highest total was Charlie. D and Harper. D and our class that raised the most was Mr McDevitt’s class, 4P.
A VIP party is also to be held for the highest earners from each class.
To date the amount raised for the 2019 Walkathon is $17,430.55, which is a fantastic result.
There is just over $1,000 in pledges, which is still outstanding. If you would still like to make your contribution then we would welcome an online bank transfer (details below).
Account name: St Anthonys P&F
Account number: 000025261
Reference: Child’s surname and class
Thank you again to our wonderful parent body who support this major fundraiser and community event. We are grateful for your continuing support.
We will celebrate the "grand-folk" in our children's lives on
Friday 15th November 9am-11:30am
9am - Community Prayer led by 3/4 Lisbon
9:30am - Concert showcased by each grade
11:30am - Morning concludes, Some of our special visitors may like to take their grandchild/ren early for a special afternoon away from school. If this is the case, students will need to be signed out at the front office.
Families are welcome to bring a picnic to share or plates are available for purchase from the Canteen through Qkr!
As you all know the newsletter is no longer published through skoolbag, it is now emailed to all our contacts and those who wish to subscribe through the schools website. We also recommend that you download the app SZapp. This app has all the features of skoolbag.
Starting from January 2020 OOSCA's fees will increase to:
Before School Care - $20
After School Care - $30
Vacation Care - $60
Please make sure that all fee invoices are settled before the end of the school year. If payments have not been receipted session bookings will be cancelled, including for January Vacation Care.
Invoices are now emailed on a Tuesday and have all transactions from the previous fortnight (starting on a Monday and finishing on a Sunday). This is in line with the Departments policy.
Save the Date: OOSCA Christmas Party - Tuesday 17th December.
Thank you to all of the teachers, parents and students who participated in our final Ride and Walk to School (RWTS) morning last Friday. This was our final event for 2019 and we take this opportunity to thank everyone who has played a part in promoting healthy travel to school throughout the year.
We look forward to bringing you this wonderful community initiative again in 2020.
|Tuesday 5 November||Megan Doherty||9am-12pm|
|Wednesday 6 November||Karen Carmody||9am-12pm|
|Thursday 7 November||Carole Coulton||9am-2pm|
|Friday 8 November||Mary Russell||9am-12pm|
|Tuesday 12 November||Courtney Guy||9am - 12pm|
|Wednesday 13 November||Karen Carmody||12-2pm|
|TUCK DAY||Di Young||12-2pm|
|Thursday 14 November||Carole Coulton||9am-2pm|
|Friday 15 November||Rachel Esler||9-10:30am|
Claim the Date
Hot Dog Tuck Day - 13th November
Orders available through Qkr!
Grandparents Day - 15th November
Option to pre-order for Morning Tea for Grandparents to share with the students through Qkr!
(Families are welcome to bring a picnic morning tea)
Party Pies (2) plates with tomato sauce $2.80
Giant Sausage Roll with sauce $3.20
Large Chocolate Chip Muffin $1.20
We again ask that you do not drive your vehicle over the Car Park Stoppers in the School's Car Park. A lot of these are now broken or damaged and the school will have to pay for these to be replaced.
A reminder that the "Drive Through" area at the front of the school is for pick up and drop off only. If the driver of the vehicle needs to exit the car to assist children in or out of the car then you need to park your car in the car park. This method should be a smooth flowing efficient process of collecting and dropping students to school.
75th Canberra Carols by Candlelight
School families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and join in the 75th Canberra Carols by Candlelight, to be held at Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, on Saturday, December 14 from 7pm.
Organised by the Woden Valley Youth Choir, this event is the second longest-running city community carols in Australia (Melbourne is the longest).
Come and join us for a night of song and celebration. It's a great way to begin the Christmas season.
We'll also be collecting donations for this year's charity.
Find us on Facebook ("75th Carols by Candlelight") for more details.
St Thomas the Apostle School & Parish Fete - Proudly Brought to you by Jupiter Kitchens & MEJ
37-39 Boddington Cres, KAMBAH ACT 2902
Saturday 9th November 2019, 10am - 2:30pm
There will be so much to see & do,.
Stalls – Side Show Alley, Show Bags, Cakes, Trash 'n' Treasure, Craft Stall, Plant Stall, Books, & Used Clothing.
Rides - Dodgem Cars, Giant Slide, Supa Cha Cha, Jumping Castles
Great food - BBQ, Vietnamese, Tongan Food, Devonshire Tea & Coffee Stand.
Prizes – Tombola, Chocolate wheel, Money Tree.
Pick-a-Prize - $10 gives you 20 chances to win Prizes incl. Jamala Lodge Stay, iPad, $500 Gift Card & more. Tix’s available for presale.
Entertainment - Bands, School choir.
Face Painting & Tattoos & much, much more.
There is lots to see, do and buy. Come along & share the fun.