Come dressed as your future self on Friday

SMCM, you are superstars! We have now raised $1131 for Caritas!

This week our Caritas Friday connects to Oliva’s story. Oliva is from the Solomon Islands and she was unable to read, write or count. Caritas Australia helped to give her a future by enrolling her in Literacy and Numeracy classes.

Help Caritas support others like Oliva by dressing up as your future self and donating a gold coin on Friday!

Wear a splash of blue on Friday for Caritas!

Last week we raised an amazing $541 for Caritas Project Compassion. Well done SMCM – giving to others (almsgiving) is an important part of Lent and it helps us to become closer to God.

This week’s Caritas Friday fundraiser links to Margret’s story. Margaret is a teacher at a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands. Margret and her students face water shortages and they have to walk off campus twice a day to collect safe drinking water. 

How would you feel if you were Margret?

How did Caritas help Margret and her students?

Term One Overview

Dear Families,

Please find our Term One Overview below. For future reference it may be found under the ‘Parent Information’ tab. Please also note that our Term One Timetable, also located on the same page, has been updated.

Many thanks,

Alana, David and Narelle

Caritas Friday tomorrow!

Tomorrow is our first Caritas Friday!

Wear your favourite piece of clothing with your uniform and bring a gold coin donation!

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BRING A GOLD COIN DONATION FOR CARITAS!

We begin our annual Lenten Project Compassion fundraiser this week with our first Caritas Friday. This week’s theme is connected to the first Project Compassion story of Jamila, a single mother living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. With the support of Caritas Australia, Jamila learnt to sew and uses this skill as income to support her family.

Be More’ for others in Lent and DONATE to Caritas!

Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

We are so very excited to welcome everyone back to school tomorrow! Students will wear their full summer school uniform and will begin their day with their specialist subjects – Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Japanese.

On Friday we will begin our Caritas Friday Lenten journey. This week our students are encouraged to wear one piece of their favourite clothing with their school sport uniform. We ask that our students be mindful of what item of clothing they choose as they will need to remove it when representing our school at interschool sports. For example, if they choose to wear a soccer jersey they would also need to bring their school sport top in their bag. A gold coin donation is also required to support Caritas Project Compassion-thank you!

We are very excited to see our senior students leading our school community in a positive, supportive and encouraging way.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Alana, David and Narelle

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

It is Ash Wednesday. This is an important time in our Church calendar and the beginning of a special time that we call Lent. What do you know about Ash Wednesday and Lent?

You might like to set up your own sacred space and get ready to participate in our school Liturgy. Or, see the post below for links to St Peter’s and Fr Rob Galea’s Ash Wednesday Mass.

What are you going to do to BE MORE this Lent? Don’t forget to wear your favourite item of clothing and bring a gold coin donation for Caritas on Friday!

Wednesday 17th February 2021

Hi Seniors,

We hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!

Please click the link below to access the learning for today (it is the same learning grid as yesterday). You may choose which activities you wish to complete.

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Today is…

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Have a read (and watch) through the links below and create a prayer for the season of Lent and/or Ash Wednesday

If you and your family would like to participate in Ash Wednesday Mass, please click on the links below:

Father Rob Galea will be presenting Ash Wednesday mass online at 10am on 17/2/2021 https://youtu.be/FPGuDVxNpJo

A live stream of Ash Wednesday Mass at St Peter’s Parish will also be available here: St Peters Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/114268683559061/

Anna (from SMCM) will also be posting an Ash Wednesday Mass to this blog later today

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If you need any help, your teachers will be available to chat with you through email and on WHEREBY today from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Alana: alana.didomizio@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

David: david.lewis@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Narelle: narelle.bzel@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Please note that Whereby can only have 4 students/parents at one time so if you are waiting to be let in by your teacher it is possible that the room is full so you may need to try again in 15 minutes. The links to the whereby rooms are listed below.

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Alana Di Domiziosmcmeppingnth.didomizio.alanahttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.didomizio.alana
David Lewissmcmeppingnth.lewis.davidhttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.lewis.david
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Tuesday and Wednesday Learning

Hi Seniors,

Please click the link below to access the learning for the next two days. You may choose which activities you wish to complete.

We also know that today is SHROVE TUESDAY which is a very important day in our Catholic calendar. It marks the first day of Lent. You may want to have a read and listen to the activity posted in the learning grid and bake/cook something delicious to honour this special day.

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If you need any help, your teachers will be available to chat with you through email and on WHEREBY on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Alana: alana.didomizio@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

David: david.lewis@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Narelle: narelle.bzel@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Please note that Whereby can only have 4 students/parents at one time so if you are waiting to be let in by your teacher it is possible that the room is full so you may need to try again in 15 minutes. The links to the whereby rooms are listed below.

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Narelle Bzdelsmcmeppingnth.bzdel.narellehttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.bzdel.narelle
Alana Di Domiziosmcmeppingnth.didomizio.alanahttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.didomizio.alana
David Lewissmcmeppingnth.lewis.davidhttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.lewis.david
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Have a great day everyone!!!

For Your Information

Dear Year 6 Parents,

We hope that you and your families are safe and well. Once again, these unprecedented times have dealt us an unexpected change of routine. 

The current 5 day lockdown looks very different to the way we engaged with remote learning in 2020. 

At the beginning of the term, our homegroup focus is getting to know one another as well as establishing expectations and routines. During this time, students have not had access to digital devices. So today, it is not expected that students complete learning activities. From Tuesday, some learning activities will be placed on the blog. These learning activities do not all require online access for completion (there are some online activities if you and your child wish to complete these). 

You may not yet have subscribed to the new year 6 learning blog, please check your email as you would have received information about subscribing to this blog: https://smcmdaretolead.com/

The year 6 teachers will be available over the next few days. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or through whereby using the links below

EMAILS:

Alana Di Domizio – alana.didomizio@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

David Lewis – david.lewis@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au 

Narelle Bzdel – narelle.bzdel@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au 

WHEREBY:

We will be available to chat with you and your child on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am – 12:30pm should you require further assistance or advice to support your child with learning activities. Whereby can only accommodate 4 students/parents at one time so if you are waiting to be let in by your teacher it is possible that the room is full so you may need to try again in 15 minutes.

Narelle Bzdelsmcmeppingnth.bzdel.narellehttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.bzdel.narelle
Alana Di Domiziosmcmeppingnth.didomizio.alanahttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.didomizio.alana
David Lewissmcmeppingnth.lewis.davidhttps://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.lewis.david

All being well, we hope to see everyone again at school on Thursday!

Kind regards,

Alana, David and Narelle