- Principal's Message Term 3 Week 4 - 2023
- Religious Education News - Anne Leet
- Parish News
- Class Awards Week 4
- The Reading Room 3 - 6 - Kelly Boyton
- Ride of Walk to School
- Book Week Parade 2023
- Save The Date - Year 3 & 4 Musical
- Tech Talk with Mrs Macarthur
- Rail Safety Week 2023
- Community Service Announcements
As a Catholic learning community,
all at Mother Teresa School are called
to care, to dream, to innovate, to inspire!
A message from Vicki: My role as Parent Liaison Officer is to support and assist the School and Community Council as we work towards rebuilding the parent community at Mother Teresa School. I have lived in Canberra, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hobart and Melbourne … but Canberra has always been “home”. Two of my grandchildren attend Mother Teresa School so I already feel a part of the community here. I love reading, time with family, knitting, crocheting, and delving into Australia’s past as I research and write the stories of my ancestors.
Vicki will use her time gathering ideas, setting up opportunities for parents to gather, and help to set up a social plan for 2024.
Incursions in Week 5
Taiko Drums and Flutes of Japan - Monday
On Monday the children from Year 1 to Year 6 will attend a highly energetic, visually exciting and entertaining Japanese music performance that incorporates performance and audience participation to give students a greater understanding of Japan, both culturally and historically. Instruments include shakuhachi and fue (flutes), taiko (drums of various sizes) and a variety of other percussion instruments. Students will get to join in with both the drumming and songs.
There will be two sessions in the hall - 10am for Years 4-6 and 11:45 for Years 1-3. The cost of this incursion is covered by the student levy.
Jam on Toast - Thursday
This incursion is covered by the student levy with the children attending at the following times
- Year One 9.15-10.15
- Preschool 10.20 - 11.20
- Kindergarten 11.40 - 12.40
Kinder had a perfect day at the zoo
Blessed with a beautiful day the Kinder children enjoy a fun and engaging day at the Zoo on Wednesday. Thank you to the teacher and parents for all your assistance in making the day so much fun for our little ones.
School fees will be sent out by Catholic Education on Tuesday. Sincere apologies for the delay.
Are You Leaving MTS
We are receiving lots of enquiries for enrolment in all grades across the school. If you are aware of a possible move, please advise as soon as possible. This will help with our planning for 2024.
Student Behaviour Expectations
Uniform Shop Opening 2023
WHOLE SCHOOL FOCUS
The Whole school focus theme for this year is ‘Walking Together’.
Our value for the next two weeks is: Resilience
Resilience is what helps us to spring back from hard times—just like a bouncy ball. No matter how hard you throw it, it always bounces back up.
At Mother Teresa School we will show resilience when we:
- Have a positive self-image
- Respond flexibly to situations
- Manage emotions
- Balance interaction and reflection
Thank you to Mrs Connelly, Mrs White, Mrs Fraser along with the students in Kinder Scarlett and Kinder Rose for presenting a fabulous Prayer Focus on Resilience. The students did an amazing job at presenting what resilience looks like at MTS. This term Kindergarten has been learning about Nursery Rhymes. One of our favourite nursery rhymes is Incy Wincy Spider which tells the story of a resilient spider who picks himself up and tries again. They shared a fabulous dance called ‘Shake it off’. Thank you to all those parents who came along to support the students.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION / RECONCILIATION
Please pray for our Year 3 teachers and students who are currently preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
All families would have received their letters indicating the sessions they will be attending for Reconciliation and First Holy communion. Please ensure the slip has been returned with numbers attending and any typos that need to be fixed.
It was wonderful to see so many students and families turn up for mass with their ‘precious memories ribbons’ last weekend. If you couldn’t make it, come along this weekend and add them to the display. Don’t forget to bring your item for the St Vincent de Paul and collect your jigsaw puzzle piece.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, 15th August—9:30am start
This is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Good and loving God,
You are faithful to those you love.
As we celebrate the mystery of
May her faith in you and your promise to her
Help us to trust in you more deeply.
This we pray in the name of Jesus your Son.
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 August 2023
“Command me to come to you over the water.”
Something to Think About
There is a saying, 'You'll never, never know unless you have a go!' This is the basis of trust. Fear can stop us from even trying to do things. Can you remember a time when fear of failure stopped you from doing something you really wanted to do. Have there been times you were able to trust and things worked very well.
This story is about trust. The disciples are on a boat in a bad storm. They are very scared, but Jesus comes walking on the water towards him. Jesus encourages Peter to walk to him, across the water. Peter starts to walk towards Jesus, but when he notices the wind and waves, he is afraid and starts sinking. Jesus saves Peter and calms the storm. Jesus says - 'Be not afraid!' This phrase occurs 366 times throughout the Bible. It is a message that Jesus wants us to hear and believe.
Riding to school is a fantastic way to get in a little extra exercise, get our brains ready for the day ahead and to reduce the traffic congestion around our school. There are many resources produced by Transport ACT as part of the Active Streets and Ride or Walk to School to help get your child ready for their journey, including maps that show the pathway points around our school and ‘Last One Out’ and ‘First One In’ checklists. These are fantastic tools to utilise if your child is making their own way to school. Students in Years 3, 5 and 6 will be bringing the checklists home in sticker form this week, with Year 4 having already received their copy. If you would like a sticker version and have a student in a younger year level, please pop into the office and pick one up.
The links for these documents are below.
Mother Teresa School riding and walking routes map: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/?a=1258838
First One In and Last One Out Checklists:
If you would like any further information about riding or walking to school please contact: email@example.com
To sign up for the webinar below please scan the QR code or go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parenting-principles-for-our-digital-natives-tickets-686384964907. Even if you can't make it at that time you can sign up and you will be sent a recording of the webinar to watch at a time convenient to you.
For one week every year in August, a major spotlight is placed on rail safety in the community via the public awareness campaign Rail Safety Week, (RSW). Coordinated by organisations across Australia and New Zealand and supported by the TrackSAFE Foundation, the aim of RSW is to highlight the importance of being safe and acting responsibly on, and around the rail network. The 16th annual RSW will be held 7-13 August 2023.
Here are some images that will be used throughout the week, starring some of our MTS student talent!