- From the Leadership Team
- Leadership Roles 2021
- Learning Dimension - Year 2
- Slime Spectacular School Run 4 Fun
- Community Dimension
- Introducing our Flinders University Social Workers
- How much screen time is approrpriate for my 5 to 8 year old?
- Community Noticeboard
- Three Way Conversation
- Green, Brown and Orange Day
- Whole School Liturgy
- National Day of action Against Bullying and Violence
- Monday Morning Prayer
- School Board Meeting
Reminder to all our families to use the QR Codes when entering the school grounds. Whether it is for 5 minutes or 5 hours, ALL adults must use the government's QR code on arrival at the school. We also ask all adults to respect our density requirements and only enter the classrooms is absolutely necessary. We also remind families that when ever on site, adults are expected to social distance and minimise their time on the school grounds.
Families are now welcome to join us for Monday Morning Prayer, Liturgy and Assembly. For information about these events, visit our calendar on our website at www.cms.catholic.edu.au or via the SZapp app.
Yours in Faith, Growth and Unity
CMS Leadership Team -
Belinda, Angela, Linda and Courtney
Leadership Roles 2021
|RGC||Flynn Wilson & Scarlett Summerton|
|RPF||Lucas Katsoulis & Mackenzie Hooper|
|RLW||George Dimitropoulos & Jaquierah Gibson-Gray|
|1J||Hudson Robinson & Keeley Reeves|
|1K||Liam Slattery & Matilda Becker|
|1M||Daniel Steatfield & Georgia McGavin|
|2LS||Hollee Newton & Ethan Treloar|
|2PO||Leila Catania and Mayom Garang|
|3RP||Jacinta Halls & Jack McNair|
|3LC||Alessio Barilla & Mackenzie Hayle|
|4/5KT||Hannah-Jayne Enders & Alex Webster|
|4/5JO||Chae Scaife & Blake Elsmore|
|4/5HM||Maya Newby & Jessy Toloza|
|4/5GC||Lily Attard & Hunter Burgess|
|CMS||Anna Watkins-Bourne & Harlem Sumner|
|DMS||Grace O’Neill & Manav Singh|
Leaders of Learning
EY Numeracy – Rachel Probets
PY Numeracy – Nick Guidolin
Positions of Responsibility
Rebecca Desmond – Student Leaders, Climate Clever
Rebecca Philip – STEM, Climate Clever
Gemma Cox, Katrina Timmins
Year 2 Probets/Offen and Year 2 Sampson have begun 2021 with energy and enthusiasm!
We were all so excited to begin the year as the newest residents of the ELC, and we have enjoyed settling into our new classrooms, filling the walls with art work and our learning. We began the year getting to know each other by bringing in a paper brag bag, filled with special treasures that tell the story of who we are and what our interests are.
In Health, Ms Offen taught us about what a fixed mindset and a growth mindset is, and about how important it is to approach every learning task with a growth mindset. We finished the lesson by planting grass heads. These heads have been growing and growing, just like our brains have been when we learn new things!
In Religion, Mrs Sampson has been teaching us about the Liturgical Calendar and the different colours that represent the different seasons of the Church. We are now in the season of Lent so our prayer cloth has changed from green to purple.
Mrs Probets has been helping us to practise our numbers. Each day we join in on Daily Maths Reviews where we practise numbers, the time, months of the year, place value and we sing songs to help us remember important maths concepts. What a busy start to Year 2 we have had!
In Faith, Growth and Unity,
Mrs Probets, Ms Offen & Mrs Sampson
This year we are hosting a Slime Spectacular School Run 4 Fun on Thursday 8 April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. The event will help raise money to upgrade the Upper Primary School Playground Nature Play.
Unfortunately, parents and caregives will not be able to attend this event.
Please ensure your child brings a white shirt for the Fun Run! They will be covered in non-toxic, water based slime from head to toe! They will also need a water bottle and their hat. Sunscreen will not be provided so please ensure your child has their own.
Information about the fundraiser went home this week with children able to win prizes for their efforts.Visit myprofilepage.com.au to create your child’s cybersafe fundraising profile. Instructions are in your child’s sponsorship booklet. You have until the day of the event to fundraise, so make sure you get cracking!
How do prizes work? Help your child fundraise more by setting a prize goal! It’s okay if they change their mind – you order their exact prizes later. Students can choose a prize based on the total amount of dollars raised, or mix and match smaller prizes. You can order your child’s prizes online at myprofilepage.com.au between 1/03/2021 and 8/04/2021. Alternatively, complete the back page of your sponsorship booklet when you return your cash donations.
Share in $200,000 worth of extra prize credit! Achieve bigger prizes by helping your child earn bonus credit on their online profile. By reaching fundraising milestones online, you can share in $200,000 of extra prize credit!
Become a Fundraising MonSTAR! Collect all virtual badges on your online profile page and receive your own Fundraising MonSTAR bag tag.
Class Reward Prize. Teamwork counts! If your class creates the most online profile pages each student will receive a Fundraising MonSTAR handball.
FundRazor of the Year Award. Do you think you can top the national leader board? Australia’s highest fundraising student in Australia will win a Razor Prize Pack, worth $4,900!
If you have any questions about the Slime Spectacular School Fun Run please contact the office of Australian Fundraising on 1300 133 022. Thanks for supporting our school and we hope to see you at the event.
Happy Fundraising! Angela Morrison
Small Mercies Under 5s School Readiness Day
Catherine McAuley School is opening our doors to children who are due to start school in the next two years. Along with their parents/caregivers, the children will be welcomed into our beautiful school campus to help them get acquainted with a primary school environment.
The event is designed to help prepare children aged 3 to 5 years for the big step into school in a safe, nurturing envrionment.
This fun, play-focussed morning will help familiarise parents and children with the a modern school school environment.
The event is obligation and cost FREE. We hope our community will help us share the word. Guests do not need to be enrolled or intending to enrol with the school to join us! All are welcome!
Registrations can be made here:
We will be offering Breakfast Club everyday again this year thanks to our amazing morning volunteers and Kickstart for kids who provide our supplies each week.
Breakfast club is now located in the Joan Haren Centre and is open from 8:30am through to 8:45am. A sign is put out each morning just outside the hall, so students know that Breakfast Club is on and children are to eat thier toast sitting outsudide under the trees closest to the play equipment.
Breakfast Club or affectionaly known as toast on the go, is available to all children even if you have had breakfast at home!
Our Canteen service is run by Rory’s School Lunches. Please ensure you are using the new 2021 Menu for Catherine McAuley School available on their website at: rorys.com.au/menus/catherine-mcauley/ and ensure you update your child’s class for this year. Orders online need to be placed by 8.30am on the day of require. For further information visit www.rorys.com.au or call their support line on 0413 575 800.
Introducing Nardy . . .
Hello staff, students and friends of Catherine McAuley School.
I am currently undertaking my Masters of Social Work with Flinders University and I am one of two new student social workers doing a 6-month placement with the school.
My main goals here at the school is to learn from everyone I am surrounded by, and to promote a positive and healthy outlook on emotions and mental health.
While at Catherine McAuley School I am going to be working 1-on-1 with students and providing in-class support. In the coming months, I will also be looking into running group support programs and community events for the school.
I have volunteer experience in youth support with teenagers, and also a Bachelor Degree in English - Creative Writing, and I look forward to be able to put this experience and wealth of knowledge to good use here at Catherine McAuley.
Please feel free to introduce yourself to me if you see me in the yard, as I am excited to meet everyone involved with the school.
Introducing Isaac . . .
Hi everyone, my name is Isaac, and you can call me Mr. Isaac. I am a social work student from Flinders University.
Some of you might have seen me in your class and some of you might have chatted to me already. The reason that I am here is to do my first placement and build up a connection with you and your family.
But I will be also teaching different kinds of stuff such as life skills and cultural diversity based on my personal experience.
At Catherine McAuley I will be supporting breakfast club, community events, lunch time play activities as well as one to one sessions with students, small group sessions and supporting in class. So, I’m really excited and looking forward to meeting you in the future! I will be here for about 6 months so do not hesitate to talk to me and share your journey with me.
If you are interested in my journey, then I will be more than welcome and happy to share it with you!
We hope all our students, families, volunteers and staff will make Nardy and Isaac feel very welcome and we thank them for chosing Catherine McAuley School for their placements.
In this video Dr Kristy helps parents understand screen-time limits. You’ll learn what the current recommendations are for young kids and how you can use these as a guide to determining how much time your child should be spending online. Kristy will share her simple formula for calculating how much time your child should spend online. This video will also highlight why focusing exclusively on ‘how much’ screen-time kids are having isn’t the most important question parents and carers need to be asking.
15 Mar 2021 - 17 Mar 2021
19 Mar 2021
To celebrate Saint Patrick, Saint Joseph and Harmony Day wear Green, Brown and/or Orange for a gold coin donation.
19 Mar 2021
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Hosted by 4/5JO
22 Mar 2021
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Hosted by 2PO