Safety Week at Swimming!

We have loved watching everyone growing in their swimming skills in each of our weekly sessions! It’s great seeing people make and achieve the goals they are setting for themselves.

Next week is Safety Week at swimming on Friday 5th of March!
Please bring an extra t-shirt and a pair of shorts to wear during our safety session!
Reminder please make sure that your bag is waterproof as we will have extra wet clothing for this session!

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What goals have you set yourself during our swimming sessions?
How are you going to reach your goals?
What have you enjoyed most about swimming this year so far?

Capacity

This week we are beginning to explore the topic ‘Capacity’ in Mathematics. We explored a variety of materials to measure what can be used to fill a container. For example: pasta, pegs, rice, dried beans, blocks, counters, sand and water. Throughout this session we discovered that some of the materials were more efficient than others. We noticed that the larger solid materials had gaps, such as blocks and pegs, did not fill the container accurately.

What is Capacity?
How do we measure the capacity of a container?
What was the most effective material to use?

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 1 Swimming

Dear Families,

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Congratulations to our super swimmers for completing their first lesson in 2021. A big thank you to all students and families who were prepared for today. Students who are not attending swimming will remain at school. Just a reminder that our next lesson is on Monday 22nd February.

The updated times for our lessons are as follows:
Mindful (Gabby) and Peaceful (Louise): 11:25am-12:15pm
Grateful (Madeline): 12:15pm-1:05pm

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, parents will not be able to attend the lessons at YMCA.

We hope you all have a restful weekend and escape the heat.
Thanks
Year 4 Teachers

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!

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Dear Families,

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is an important day in our Church calendar as it begins a special time that we call Lent.

You might like to set up your own sacred space and get ready to participate in our school Liturgy.
We invite you to send a photo of your sacred space to us via email or post to Seesaw.

What do you know about Ash Wednesday and Lent?
How will you and your family prepare for the season of Lent?
What does Lent mean to you?
How will you ‘BE MORE’ during the season of Lent?

In what ways will you continue to develop your relationship with God?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Year 4 Teachers

Lent

Dear Families,

Being part of our wonderful Faith Community at SMCM, we begin to prepare ourselves for the season of Lent. Lent is the Christian Season of Repentance, which is sort of a spring cleaning of our lives. It is a time to renew our faith in God. Violet is the colour used in our sacred spaces and worn by the priest, as it symbolises suffering, penance and time for reflection.

You might like to listen to Anna, our very own SMCM Faith Leader, as she explains the importance of ‘Shrove Tuesday’ and ‘Ash Wednesday’. There are also slides that your family may choose to read through together.

Lent

Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday

Questions:
How will you and your family prepare for our season of Lent?
What does Lent mean to you?
How will you ‘BE MORE’ during the season of Lent?

In what ways will you continue to develop your relationship with God?

We are looking forward to celebrating the beginning of Lent with you soon,
Gabby, Louise, Olivia and Madeline
Year 4 Teachers

Term 1, Week 4 Learning Continuity Activities

Dear Families, 

We wish you all the best today!

Below are some suggested Learning activities for your child to complete throughout the next two days. Remember to, “do what you can, when you can, with what you have.”

If you have any questions please contact the Year 4 teachers via email or by joining the Whereby links provided in our letter via email and below.

We will be available on Whereby from 9:30am – 12:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

We look forward to seeing you back at school on Thursday!

Year 4 Teachers

Booking for 2021 Sacraments

Dear Parents 

Our online booking system for the Parish Sacramental celebrations will open at 6pm tonight. Please book one Sacramental Celebration time that suits your family. This year, Year 4 students who have been baptised will celebrate both Reconciliation and Eucharist this year.

Reconciliation

Online booking code for Reconciliation: dw4yq

Dates:

Tuesday 3rd August @ St Peter’s Catholic Church, Epping  5.30pm or 7.15pm Wednesday 4th August @ St Peter’s Catholic Church, Epping 5:30pm or 7:15pm 
Thursday 5th August @ Glowrey Catholic Primary School, Wollert5:30pm or 7:15pm 
Tuesday 10th August @ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Sacred Space, Epping North Wednesday 11th August @ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Sacred Space, Epping North5:30pm or 7:15pm 
Thursday 12th August @ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Sacred Space, Epping North5:30pm or 7:15pm 

Online booking code for Eucharist: yhx9x

Eucharist

Dates:

Tuesday 11th September @ St Monica’s Catholic College Auditorium, Epping  12pm or 3pm Tuesday 12th September @ St Monica’s Catholic College Auditorium, Epping  12pm or 3pm

How to book online:

Go to  www.schoolinterviews.com.au and follow these simple instructions. Please use the code that is relevant to your child.

Simply enter the code and press “Go”

Enter your details

Select your Sacramental Celebration

When you click FINISH, your Sacramental Celebration selection will be emailed to you automatically. 

If you do not receive your email immediately – 

Check your junk mail folder AND make sure you have spelt your email address correctly 

For parents that do not have internet access, a computer will be available at Reception for parents to make their own bookings.

Kind regards

Claire and Anna   

anna.hill@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au          

Welcome to Year 4! Term 1, 2021

GRATEFUL | MINDFUL | PEACEFUL

Dear Students and Families,

A very warm welcome back to school for 2021. We hope you have all taken the time to rest and recharge over the holiday break ready for another fantastic year of learning. It has been such a wonderful start to the year getting to you and your families through our ‘Welcome Meetings’.

Here are some helpful tips ready for school tomorrow:

  • Ensure your uniform is clearly labelled with your first name and surname
  • Art smocks, headphones, and sunscreen should also be clearly labelled with your name and placed into your tubs
  • Don’t forget to bring in your labelled lunch and brain food in a small container
  • You must remember to wear your labelled SMCM school hat during outside break times

General reminders:

  • Pick up and drop off will be from family gates (as per last year)
  • Please note lunch orders do not begin until Wednesday February 10th

We cannot wait to begin the year with you all. We wonder what is something you are looking forward to?

Don’t forget to set your alarms 🙂

Remember to be grateful, mindful and peaceful!
Looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year together!
Gabby, Louise and Madeline 
Year 4 Teachers

Family Welcome Meetings

Monday 1st February 9-4pm

Online Family Welcome Meetings will continue to be held for students in Years 1-6 on Monday 1st February

This is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to meet at the beginning of a new school year and begin to build a positive partnership that is focused on what is best for each child. 

You might like to discuss your child’s interests and talents, areas of strength and challenge in their learning, how, where and when they learn best and ask any questions about the 2021 school year. 

Online Welcome Meetings will be held via Whereby. Online meetings are our preference to allow for personal conversation than the phone.  You will receive an email from School Interviews confirming your interview time. Next to the appointment time will be a video link. Click on this link at the time of your interview and you will enter the ‘waiting room’. The teacher’s will let you into the meeting room when ready.

 Meetings are 15 minutes and we ask all parents to stick to this time to ensure our meeting times run smoothly.

To book your Online Welcome Meeting go to:

www.schoolinterviews.com.au
Event Code: 84rq5

Merry Christmas from Ichimatsu, Miraitowa and Someity!

Today marks the end of another wonderful year at SMCM. 2020 was certainly a year like no other!

To our brave, resilient and special students, we are immensely proud of you and your achievements this year. We wish you well as you continue on your learning journey next year and know that you will continue to shine brightly as leaders of our school community.

To our families, we sincerely thank you for your trust, support and kindness as we worked together this year. We wish you a safe, restful and well deserved break.

Here is a Christmas gift from all the students and staff – enjoy!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you in 2021,

Gabby, Louise, Sarah and Simone

Learning Conversations

Dear Families,

Thank you to our wonderful Year 4 students for another successful and busy week.

This is a friendly reminder that bookings are now opened for Learning Conversations

Go to: https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/

Click on Make a Booking

Enter the code: efefh

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Tuesday 10th November 3:45- 5:00pm

Wednesday 11th November 3:45-5:00pm

Tuesday 24th November 3:45- 5:00pm

Wednesday 25th November 3:45-5:00pm

  • This term online learning conversations will be held via Whereby rather than Google Meet.
  • You will receive an email from School Interviews confirming your interview time.
  • Next to the appointment time will be a video link. Click on this link at the time of your interview and you will enter the ‘waiting room’.
  • The teachers will let you into the meeting room when ready. Meetings are 15 minutes and we ask all parents to stick to this time to ensure our meeting times run smoothly.

If you are unable to select a time through school interviews, please contact your child’s teacher.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!
From Louise, Simone, Sarah and Gabby

Term 4 Overview, 2020

Dear Families,

We hope you have all enjoyed the long weekend together. We are sure that there will be many happy Richmond 🐯 supporters walking through the gates tomorrow morning (for those of you who watched the AFL Grand Final on Saturday evening).

Click below to view the Term 4, 2020 overview of the curriculum content that will be covered in each curriculum area, including specialist classes.

You can also access the overview from the ‘Term Overview” tab at the top of the page.

If you require any assistance in clarifying the curriculum, please contact your child’s teacher.

Many thanks,

Year 4 Teachers

Year 4 Weekly Reminders

Hello families!

We hope you have all enjoyed your weekend together.

To our parents and families, congratulations on your first week getting back into the ‘school routine’. To our Year 4 students, congratulations on completing your first week back onsite for Term 4 (yes that is correct, Term 4 😀).

The Year 4 weekly timetable is below:


* PE uniform on Mondays and Wednesdays
*Library on Mondays (please return all school library books that may be hiding around the house)
*Lunch orders can be completed online for Wednesdays and Fridays

If there are any other questions, please email your child’s teacher.

Enjoy the ‘little’ wins, moments that make you laugh and appreciate your loved ones!

Year 4 Teachers

Term 4 Week 2 – Monday 12th October, 2020

Congratulations! You’re almost there…😁

Today is the day to feel proud, motivated, thrilled, unsure, worried, nervous, or afraid.

Today is the day to complete your final 3 learning tasks remotely: Literacy, Mathematics and a ‘Return to School’ activity.

Today is the day to reset your learning area that you have been working at for the past term and “a bit”.

Today is the day to get your school uniform ready and pack your school bag for tomorrow.

Today is the day to think about what food you’ll pack in your lunchbox for tomorrow.

And finally, today is the day to say THANK YOU to yourselves, your families and your teachers.

Complete your FINAL MORNING CHECK IN
for Remote Learning 2.0
😊✔🤗

See you all at 9am for your final
whole class Google Meet
for Remote Learning 2.0.

Daily Slides

Have a Marvellous Monday!
From Gabby, Louise, Sarah, and Simone
📚😃🏠

Return to School Video

We’ve loved catching up with you in our Social Skills Google Meets today as we prepare to come back to school.

To help you get ready, make sure you watch our return to school video.

Important Reminders:

Monday 12 October – Last day of Remote Learning.

Tuesday 13 October – Year 4 Students Return to School. 🎉

Term 4 Week 1 – Friday 9th October, 2020

Congratulations on another successful week of Remote Learning! 🎉

Daily Slides

How are you feeling this morning?
😃😁😭🙄🧐🤔☹️
Complete your morning check in here

See you all at 9am for your whole class Google Meet.

Jokes for Kids: 130+ of the Best Kid Jokes on the Web

Monday 12 October will be our final day of Remote Learning.

We can’t wait to see you all at School on Tuesday! 😀

Have a Fantastic Friday!
From Gabby, Louise, Sarah, Simone and Rose
📚😃🏠

Specialist Wednesday!

Welcome to our Term 4 Week 1 Specialist Wednesday, everyone!
I hope you all had a great, restful holiday!

As usual, Specialist slides are below, including Performing Arts, PE and Japanese. 

Friendly reminders for the day;

  • You have a Morning Meet with Jess at 9:00 am 
  • The nickname for the Meet is, YR4
  • Email us directly when you have questions, not your Home Group teacher

We look forward to seeing your new learning on Seesaw!
Have a wonderful Specialist Day, everyone!

From Jess, Yolanda and Yumi

Japanese

Performing Arts

PE

Term 4 Week 1 – Tuesday 6th October, 2020

Daily Slides

Time to check in with yourself and your feelings
How are you feeling this morning?
😃😁😭🙄🧐🤔☹️
Complete your morning check in here

See you all at 9am for your whole class Google Meet.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
From Gabby, Louise, Sarah, Simone and Rose
📚😃🏠

Term 4 Week 1 – Monday 5th October, 2020

Term 4 has arrived!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Term 4. We hope you have all had a chance to relax and recharge, and ready for another wonderful term at SMCM for 2020!

Just a reminder that we will continue Remote Learning this week and begin the transition back to school the following Monday 12th October
(thank you Dan Andrews!).

Please continue to complete your
MORNING CHECK IN
😊✔🤗

See you all at 9am for your
whole class Google Meet.

For Monday’s morning Google Meet please bring:
– a big smiling face 😊
– a splash of positivity ✨
– a favourite moment from your school holidays 🎉

Daily Slides

Have you noticed any changes with our daily slides?
Share your thoughts in your morning Google Meet!

Have a Marvellous Monday!
From Gabby, Louise, Sarah, and Simone
📚😃🏠

Term 3 Week 10- Friday 18th September, 2020

FUN FRIDAY!

Happy Friday Disney | Happy Friday y'all | Winnie the pooh quotes, Happy  friday pictures, Pooh quotes

See you all at your 9am Homegroup Google Meet

Let’s have a look at the wonderful skills you have practised during Wellbeing Week!

How might you use these skills during the holidays!

Enjoy Fun Friday! 🙌🎉
From Simone, Sarah, Louise, Rose and Gabby

Term 3 Week 10- Wednesday 16th September, 2020

WELCOME TO
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

Look at the Wellness Wheel below:

How are you contributing to each aspect of your ‘wellbeing’?

See you all at your 9am Homegroup Google Meet

Enjoy Wellness Wednesday!
From Simone, Sarah, Louise, Rose and Gabby

Term 3 Week 10- Monday 14th September, 2020

WELCOME TO WEEK 10
WELLBEING WEEK 🙂

This week is all about the wellbeing of yourself, your brothers and sisters and your families.

Wellbeing is the state of being:
healthy
safe
comfortable
– happy

See you all at your 9am Homegroup Google Meet.
The teachers will explain what this week will look like in more detail 😀

A Wellbeing Week Special Message brought to you by our friends from 9 News:
Alicia Loxley and Clint Stanaway

We hope you have a wonderful last week of Term 3.
It has definitely been a historic term at SMCM!

Enjoy Make It Monday!
From Simone, Sarah, Louise, Rose and Gabby