Thank you to the approximately 80 families who responded to the traffic survey. The responses have been sent to both Transport Canberra and City Services as well as the engineer conducting the current traffic study.
The responses looked at how to improve traffic flow, safety and reduce congestion at peak times. All three are linked and there were a wide range of suggestions. One that caught my attention that I had not considered before is to block Wimmera Street at the bridge between MTS and the child-care centre. Wimmera St would not be such a thoroughfare, and both schools together with the childcare centre could be accessed by their families. This would improve safety while also assisting with cars exiting MTS. We will wait and see what the study suggests.
The enrollment period for 2022 has closed and next week I meet with Catholic Education and the principals of Good Shepherd and Holy Spirit schools to look at enrollments across Gungahlin. Offers of place will be sent by email to families on the 25th June and acceptances need to be returned by 23rd July. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
Well done, to all our students that represented MTS at futsal on Monday, North Canberra/Gungahlin Chess Championships on Tuesday and the Big Sing, aussie rules and rugby union today.
Congratulations to Evelyn Huynh who had the first correct entry drawn out this week. It was good to see a lot more entries.
I recently read an article about a young athlete breaking one of Usain Bolt’s sprinting records.
Usain Bolt was one of the world’s best-known runners. The Jamaican sprinter, now retired, won 8 Olympic gold medals and 11 world championship gold medals. He is the only sprinter to have won gold in both the 100m and 200m at three consecutive Olympics.
Last year Erriyon Knighton broke Usain Bolt’s under 18, 200 metre record by running 20.11 seconds.
In another famous race Miss Ceccato ran 26 seconds for the 200m when she was under 12 at the McKillop Catholic Schools Championships. The record still stands today.
Can you work out the average speed to run ten metres given the time for both Usain Bolt and Miss Ceccato?
Then compare yourself to Usain Bolt. Measure out two ten metre lengths and get someone to time you running the second ten metres. How fast did you run the ten metres? How long would it take you to run the 200 metres at that speed?
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: Justice
At Mother Teresa we are going to show justice towards those we meet in our class and on the playground by:
- embracing differences
- treating others fairly
- respecting our self and others
- having the courage to speak out
- recognising similarities and difference
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Parent Information Session:
Tuesday 15 June 1pm & 6pm
Attention all parents who have a child in Year 3 who will be making the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist!
We invite children in Year 3 and above who are baptised Catholic to take the next step on their faith journey and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This is a significant step as they prepare to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. The school supports the Parish in the coordination of these Sacraments. However, it is important to remember that you, as parents, are the first teachers of your child, and preparing children to receive the Sacraments is a relationship between parents and the Parish. If you would like your child to receive these Sacraments, please attend an information session.
Year B | Sunday 13th June | green
“The mustard seed, the smallest of all the seeds,
grows into the biggest shrub of all."
Something to Think About
Can you think of some little things that grow into very big things?
Reflecting on the gospel - discussion
In the story today, we heard about the way a tree grows from a tiny seed.
People start as small babies and grow into adults.
Invite children to name some ways they have grown as well as some ways in which they would like to 'grow'.
The Gospel story
In today’s story, Jesus is explaining what the kingdom of God is like.
Jesus says the kingdom of God is like a small, small seed growing into a very large tree.
From little things, big things grow.
A small thing like a smile can bring joy and friendship to someone who is sad.
When these small, kind actions spread throughout the world, God’s kingdom grows!
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
Effective pedagogical practices
The school principal and other school leaders recognise that highly effective teaching is the key to improving student learning throughout the school. They take a strong leadership role, encouraging the use of research-based teaching practices in all classrooms to ensure that every student is engaged, challenged and learning successfully. All teachers understand and use effective teaching methods–including explicit instruction–to maximise student learning.
North Canberra/Gungahlin Cross Country Carnival
We had a number students at the cross country carnival at Mt Stromlo on a cold and dreary day. Our students braved the tough conditions and ran their hearts out!
We have 7 children who ran exceptionally well and will advance to the ACT carnival next week. Congratulations Ryley Power, Lily Martin, Anessa Celebija, Kai Parkes, Charlotte Power, Brody Press and Nikos Vassiliotis.
Thank you to our volunteers Chris Voight and Greg Williams who put their hands up to help out with the running of the carnival and Miss Weston who attended to supervise on the day.
ACT School Futsal Titles