Issue 19, November 18
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time), Cycle A
Gospel Reading Matthew 25:31-46
Jesus teaches that when the Son of Man comes in glory, he will judge the nations, separating the sheep from the goats.
In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us that we will be judged on only one thing: the acts of mercy we have shown to the least among us. Jesus identifies with the least ones; thus we serve Jesus whenever we serve one of the least ones. The Church calls the actions that Jesus described in Sunday’s Gospel the Corporal Works of Mercy. These works are to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to bury the dead, to shelter the homeless, to visit the sick and imprisoned, and to give alms to the poor. In these actions we show God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.
As you gather as a family, recall the list of the Corporal Works of Mercy. Talk about some concrete examples of how your family might do these actions in your community and then discuss why it is important that we do these things. Read Matthew 25:31-46. Ask: Why does Jesus say we ought to do these works of mercy? (Because whenever we show mercy to another person, we show mercy to Jesus himself.) Choose one Corporal Work of Mercy that your family will act upon this week. Pray together that your family will see and serve Jesus in the least ones among us. Pray the Lord’s Prayer or an Act of Love.
Act of Love
O my God, I love you above all things with my whole heart and soul, because you are all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of those whom I have injured.
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kerrie Flynn as Acting Principal of St Peter Chanel Catholic School, Smithton. Kerrie will take up this appointment from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Kerrie has a depth of experience and knowledge attained through a diverse range of primary, secondary and special education settings in both teaching and leadership roles. Kerrie is currently Deputy Principal: Learning and Teaching at Marist Regional College. In addition to teaching roles at Marist Regional College Kerrie has been Deputy Principal: Pastoral Wellbeing; Coordinator: Learning Enrichment Centre; and a short period of Acting Principal.
Kerrie’s qualifications include Masters of Learning Management (Central Queensland University), Graduate Certificate Special Education (Griffith University), Bachelor of Education (University of Southern Queensland) and Diploma of Teaching: Primary (Australian Catholic University).
We know that you will provide Kerrie with all the support and assistance necessary to carry out her Acting Principal responsibilities to ensure St Peter Chanel Catholic School continues to thrive and respond to the Church’s mission of education.
Our Teacher Assistant placements for 2021 will be as follows
|Kinder||Miss Lauren Workman||Mrs Joanne Cartledge|
|Prep||Mrs Anna Hart||Mrs Thalia Bishop|
|One||Miss Jenny Sharp||Mrs Tracey Somerville|
|Two||Miss Kelli Cook||Ms Angela Hall|
|Three||Mr John Van Keulen||Mrs Lynda Ling|
|Four||Miss Tracey Fletcher||Mrs Carolyn Dennison|
|Five||Mrs Rebecca Britton||Mrs Emma Berechree|
|Six||Mrs Montana Bradley||Mrs Ebony Fraser|
We ask that families please continue to use the following options of communication with the school rather than face-to-face as follows:
- Calling on 6452 1431
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing messages in your child’s diary
- Contacting teachers via SeeSaw or email
For Assemblies, we ask that people please enter via the front office and use the hand sanitiser upon entry and sign in which is a Government requirement. Please adhere to the 1.5m social distancing and refrain from entering the school if you are unwell.
Congratulations to the following students who were presented with Aiming High awards at assembly last week:
Kinder - Reegan & Finn
Prep - Jake & Ethan
Grade 1 - Quinn & Jhett
Grade 2 - Indianna & Jaiden
Grade 3 - Jhedda & Phoenix
Grade 4 - Jhett & Samuel
Grade 5 - Ruby & Lillama
Grade 6 - Aaliyah, Charlotte & Austin
In Week 7 we will be raising money for the Archbishop’s Samaritan Fund. Money raised goes towards helping those in need. Students can wear plain clothes on the days listed below for a gold coin donation;
Kinder - Thursday 26th November
Prep-Grade 6 - Friday 27th November
Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show is visiting our school on :
Thursday 26th November 2020
Children can begin learning valuable personal safety education lessons from as young as 2-3 years old. Providing age-appropriate information around body ownership and the right to be safe from an early age allows for these messages to become part of the child’s everyday language and helps to build self-esteem and resilience in children.
Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show stars Bravehearts’ lovable lion cub Ditto, alongside a specially trained presenter. This fun, interactive live show teaches children essential personal safety skills and knowledge using age-appropriate language, song, and dance.
Congratulations to Mrs Melissa Thorp on winning last weeks cake raffle.
Just a reminder that students leaving school during school hours need to be signed out by a parent/guardian. Students are not allowed to leave, even if parents are sitting in the car, without the parent/guardian signing the student out. For the safety of the student, staff need to make sure they are being picked up by a parent/guardian unless the school is notified otherwise.
If a student is arriving late or being dropped off after an appointment a parent/guardian needs to also come into the office and sign them back in.
Wow! What a fantastic response to the NAIDOC theme of Always Was, Always Will Be by our students for NAIDOC week.
Have a look at some of the spectacular work our students completed in order to further their understanding of how the 2020 National NAIDOC Week theme has been developed to shine a focus on the length of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander occupation of Australia.
On Friday, November 6th Grade 2 were off on their PLaCE day adventures. This saw them visiting and exploring the Trowutta Arch and being fascinated by an automatic dairy!
On Friday, 13th November Grade 5 were lucky enough to explore parts of the Tarkine. They stopped for a look at the Trowutta Arch then went to Milkshakes where Mr Stuart Smith used some of the school grown produce to make lunch for everyone.
Due to the previous workshop booking out so quickly, Autism Tasmania are pleased to advise registrations for a November workshop are now open.
Our Parish Christmas Art competition has been extended. Anyone wishing to submit some artwork please have it returned to the school office by next Friday, 27th November.
Winners will be announced at the 5:30 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday, 5th December. All artwork will be used to decorate the St Peter Chanel Church for Christmas. All artwork will be returned to the owners after Christmas.
The Way to St James Cygnet Pilgrimage is on again in 2021 – with a twist. To be held over two days in January, the pilgrimage will be offered online with people from all over the world invited to join the event. We have organised a special online event the ‘Way to St James Cygnet virtual pilgrimage walk’, said Fr Michael Tate who is the event convenor. “Anyone can join us – All you have to do is walk up to 15 kilometres on Saturday 9 January, and again on Sunday 10 January. Pilgrims are invited to share their walk by posting images and videos to the Way to St James Cygnet Facebook page. Livestreamed events from Tasmania’s picturesque Huon Valley will support and encourage pilgrims during the duration of their walk – wherever in the world they may be located.
You can register for the event at facebook.com/waytostjamescygnet
Digital media: 2021 promotional video:
1366: Fr Tate blesses scallop shells and pebbles prior to the start of the
1400: Pilgrims leave the Mountain River staging area at the start of the
1424: Pilgrims walk through Grove and Ranelagh in Tasmania’s serene Huon
The Catholic Education Commission Tasmania (CECT) is now calling for nominations for vacancies on its four permanent Standing Committees. All nominations are due by the close of business on Monday 30 November 2020.