This week a meeting to discuss traffic issues around the three educational institutions took place at MTS. The meeting was attended by representatives from both schools as well as representatives from ACT Transport Canberra and City Services. Also present was an engineer who has been engaged to conduct a study into the issues and make recommendations based on engineering, education and enforcement.
We have prepared a survey (link below) and I ask you take time to put your views forward. It is a long running issue and hopefully there may be some improvement to traffic flow as a result of the study.
This week our year three and year five students were involved in the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). If students were away and were unable to complete a test, they will be given an opportunity to do these tests next week.
Our COVID plan for the Community Council to host their Trivia Night has been approved for the 5th June. This is always an entertaining night and I encourage you to get a table together. To adhere to the plan, tables have been limited to eight people. More details regarding the event will follow.
In term two, our year one and two classes always present a musical performance to their parents. To reduce the number of parents in the hall we have decided to break the performances in to year levels. Assuming our COVID plans are approved, we have selected dates for the year one and year two performances. The year one performance will be on the 22nd June while the year two performance will be on the 24thJune. Both performances will commence at 2.20pm and finish around 2.50pm.
A reminder that anyone wanting to enrol their child at MTS, either in the school or the ELC, are advised that the enrolment period closes on Friday 28th May. Offers will be sent out to families on the 25th June. Please ensure you submit your application during the enrolment period as any applications received after this date will be treated as a "late application".
Cold and Flu Season
As the weather changes there is usually an increase in people getting sick, a cold or the flu. I remind parents to please keep your child or children at home if they are feeling sick, have a cold or are generally unwell. This will help keep the spread of sicknesses to a minimum and protect other students and staff.
Congratulations to Emma Liew who was last week’s winner. This week’s problem is below.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka needs 6.2 metres of rainbow ribbon to make 10 everlasting gobstoppers. If each ribbon contains 60cm and costs $3, what is the total cost of the rainbow ribbon required for 20 everlasting gobstoppers? For 100 everlasting gobstoppers? For 250? Please show me your working.
WHOLE SCHOOL FOCUS
The Whole school focus theme for this year is:
‘We Are Bee-Attitude Keepers”
Our value for the next two weeks is: Consideration
At Mother Teresa we are going to show consideration towards those we meet in our class and on the playground by:
- Including others
- Listening attentively
- Showing good sportsmanship
- Treating others equitably
The Mother Hen and the Fox
Every night, a fox snuck into the chicken coop and stole a few eggs to eat for himself. The chickens were too afraid to stop him, so this went on for a very long time.
Then a mother hen decided one morning that she had had enough. She said to the other chickens, "I will stand for this no longer! This fox is a thief. He is taking our eggs! We must do something about it!"
One of the other hens said, "Hush! We may lay the eggs, but they belong to the farmer anyway. If we speak up or try to stop the fox, he will surely eat us instead."
All the other chickens agreed, because of their fear of the fox. This mother hen, though, did not listen. She wouldn’t stop talking about doing something to stop the fox.
"You are a fool," said some of the chickens. Others chased her out of the chicken coop so they didn't have to listen to her anymore.
That night, the mother hen knew she had to do something. When the fox arrived to steal the eggs, she ran after him in a loud scurry. She clucked as loud as she could and waved her wings to chase the fox away.
She expected the other chickens to follow her and be loud, too, but they stayed quiet in their fear. The mother hen was on her own.
The fox laughed and dropped the eggs to the ground. He showed his sharp teeth and made ready to pounce on the mother hen.
"You fool," said the fox. "Now I will eat you!"
But before he could attack her, the farmer arrived. He had heard the loud noises of the mother hen and come to investigate. He saw the fox and chased him away.
He saw the brave mother hen and said, "Thank you! If it weren’t for you, I never would have known this fox was here. Next time he comes back, I'll be here to catch him. No one is going to steal our eggs."
The mother hen felt very proud of what she had done. The farmer took a liking to her and let her roam free in the yard by the house to play with his kids, while the other hens stayed in the coop, laying their eggs.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
"Ascension of the Lord 16 May 2021 - Year B
“The Lord Jesus was taken into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God.”
Something to Think About
With God to help us, wonderful things are possible. Jesus said, 'Go and preach the good news to everyone'. How could you preach the good news? Perhaps you could share with people instead of keeping things for yourself. Maybe you could laugh and smile, rather than complaining.
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to spread the message that anyone who believes in him will be able to do wonderful things. Jesus was taken back up to heaven and sat at the right side of God. The disciples preached everywhere and Jesus was with them. Through the power of Jesus, the disciples were able to work miracles.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
Targeted use of school resources
The school applies its resources (staff time, expertise, funds, facilities, materials) in a targeted manner to meet the learning and wellbeing needs of all students. It has school-wide policies, practices and programs in place to assist in identifying and addressing student needs. Flexible structures and processes enable the school to respond appropriately to the needs of individual learners.
A Musical Note
Our school choir has now been added to a Choir Seesaw page. This page has all our choir songs and lyrics on it !
If your child can not access the page please email and let me know.
Mrs Susan Curbishley.
Music Specialist Teacher Preschool - Year 6
Mother Teresa School
40 Wimmera St, Harrison. ACT. 2914
02 6241 5604
"I will praise the name of the Lord with a song" Psalm 69 :30