- Principal's Message Term 4 Week 5 - 2023
- MTS Book Fair
- Religious Education News - Anne Leet
- Class Awards Week 5
- Sports Shorts with Mr Russell
- Student Spotlight
- Save The Date - Mother Teresa School Christmas Carols
- Tech Talk with Mrs Macarthur
- Community Council News and Events
- School Community Events
- New Community Council Charter from 2024
- Community Service Announcements
As a Catholic learning community,
all at Mother Teresa School are called
to care, to dream, to innovate, to inspire!
Today our school community gathered to stop and reflect on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Thank you to Carly Flemington for coordinating our beautiful liturgy and to those parents who were involved and attended.
Saturday 11 November marks the anniversary of the Armistice that ended fighting in World War I. Every year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, millions around the world pause in silence to remember the sacrifices many have made so we can enjoy life today. The red poppy has special significance for Australians as they were among the first to flower in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium in the First World War. In soldiers' folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground.
For the next two Wednesdays, we are welcoming our new Kinder groups to experience life at school. The sessions will run between 3.30pm and 4.30pm, in the kinder rooms, with the parent sessions occurring in the school staffroom. We look forward to welcoming our new groups for 2024. Next year we will have three kinder groups.
School fees for 2024 are shown in the table below. The school fee in 2024 will include the tuition fee and all previous school-based levies (except for camp fees and special lunchtime clubs). CE has also reviewed and updated the arrangements for family discounts, which are included in the school fee for 2024.
The Mother Teresa School fees are used to support the delivery of high-quality education and maintain and improve facilities, including the funding of all staff and the maintenance and improvement of facilities at the school.
Our students continue to benefit from a high-quality educational experience and a wide range of learning and co-curricular opportunities. We continue to see improvement in academic achievement of students, particularly in literacy and numeracy. This commitment to learning combined with knowing each child continues to nurture the growth and development of every child.
CE is very mindful of the impact that any fee increase can have on families. They have carefully considered these impacts in setting 2024 school fees and have attempted to keep the increases to a minimum. If you have any concern that fees in 2024 may cause hardship for you and your family, I encourage you to contact me for a confidential discussion to request a remission form.
I value your partnership and sincerely thank you for your continued support of Mother Teresa School.
1 Child - $3,858 2 Children - $5,734 3 Children - $7,068 4 Children - $7,861
Thank you to parents who are following our car park directions provided by staff. Key issues that are raised by staff
- turning right when our sign clearly states no right turn
- parking for more than 5 min in the pick-up and drop off zone. This is essential for the Preschool parents who pick up at 3.00pm
- impatience by parents as other parents endeavour to reverse out of a park.
Next week, new markings and signs will be added to our school car park to help with parking and to improve the flow of traffic. Look out for the new signage coming.
Are You Leaving MTS
We are still 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’.
This Term as WE FOLLOW JESUS’ WAY: we believe in and love Jesus;
Live with honesty and integrity; Be patient with others and make peace;
Give of our unique talents, time, and money; and Be consistently kind.
Year A | Sunday 12 November | green
“Look, the bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him.”
Something to Think About
Jesus reminds his disciples to 'Be ready!' Some of the bridesmaids in today's story were extra prepared, but they did not share with those who had less. God gives gifts to each person to use for their own good but also to help others. God's kingdom calls us to be generous and compassionate, not to selfishly hold onto the things we have.
In today’s gospel, ten bridesmaids all took their lamps ... but only five of them took extra oil.
The bridegroom was late, and the lamps needed to burn for longer than expected. The bridesmaids who took extra oil could keep their lamps lit. It is these women that the gospel calls 'wise'.
The five who did not bring extra oil were called 'foolish'. They asked for help from those who had plenty - but were refused. They then went out, in the middle of the night and somehow, somewhere, found more oil. But while they were gone, the groom arrived and the doors to the wedding were closed.
On Tuesday, 10 Year 6 athletes travelled to Sydney to compete in the Netball NSW State Cup Finals. They won their way into the championships by winning the ACT State Title in Term 2. Schools came from as far north as Tweed Heads and Inverell and as far west as Orange. The girls and boys acquitted themselves against some quality and tall opposition coming away with 3 wins and 3 losses on the day to finish as the 7th best school team in the whole of NSW and ACT. Congratulations to all students involved. A massive thank you to the parents who gave up their time to drive their children to Sydney and to Ayisha Cicchini who coached the team at all three days of competition this year.
Congratulations to Willem V from Year 4 who entered the ACT SEAACT Science Fair this year on his own initiative. He conducted an experiment on the compostable properties of "environmentally friendly" items such as sugar cane bowls and paper straws to see if they broke down, and in which environment they broke down in best.
Willem came first place in the Earth Sciences category for primary Years 3 - 6.
You may have noticed the Seesaw app has a fresh new app icon. Don’t worry, the way you use the app is still the same. You can now update to the newest version of the iOS or Android app to see this change. If you access Seesaw via the website, app.seesaw.me, the updates are automatic. I’ve attached the image of the new icon so you can become familiar with it.
Less than a week to book Your Tickets!! www.trybooking.com/cmmku
This is going to be a great way to catch up with your MTS friends and let your hair down while creating your own masterpiece. Everyone said the last Paint and Sip Night was heaps of fun so don’t miss out! Book Now!We need minimum number of 25 to go ahead so please invite all your friends to join us for a great night.
With the help of Vicki, our Community Liasion Officer, we have planned several events to help connect families in our community.
Small steps that we hope will grow.
Cuppa and Chat - Tuesday 14 November
Weekend Picnic in the Park