All Saints Feast Day 2021

Wishing the SMCM community a blessed All Saints feast day!

On November 1st, we celebrate well known saints, like St Peter and St Mary of the Cross, as well as the saint-like qualities that we demonstrate.

Let us celebrate those people who live or have lived a life which is inspired by the words and actions of Jesus.


Is there someone in your life you consider to be a Saint?

What qualities do they display that are similar to an older Saint?

Take a moment to reflect with your family as you participate in our All Saints Day Liturgy.

Welcome Back Year Two!

Welcome back Year Two! We have created this short video to help you settle back into the school routines. You will notice lots of similarities to what we have been doing before Remote Learning.

We are so excited to have you back with us tomorrow.

Term 3 Reminders

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Term 3.

Please find attached some general information and the weekly timetable for Term 3.

This week we have also been exploring thin moments. These are times in our life where we experience the presence of God. It could be in the outdoors or life changing moments.

HOME LEARNING: As part of our home learning task this week, can you please bring a photo of where you see God. It could be somewhere in the outdoors, a particular moment in time or a place. You can email the photo to your homegroup teacher by the end of the week.

OLD TECHNOLOGY: We are seeking some old technology which we can use as part of our tinkering station for discovery. This will be great to help students can explore what is inside the technology.

If you have any questions please feel free to email your child’s homegroup teacher.

Thanks

Year 2 Team

-Steph,Vivian, Anna and Michelle

Friday Reminders

Dear Parents and Families,

Just a few reminders for the end of term tomorrow:

  • Full school uniform
  • Return all library books
  • Return reader books

Thank you and have a happy and safe holiday.

Year 2 Team

Stephanie, Vivian, Anna and Michelle

Winter Wonderland Wednesday

Help those who need your support this winter….

We also invite you to contribute to our SMCM St Vincent de Paul toiletries drive.

Simply bring and place toiletries in the baskets provided in each learning community. This might include toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes or body wash. Thankyou for giving generously!

Sign Up for Toiletries Donations - Friendship Center

How will your donation help?   https://donate.vinnies.org.au/winter-appeal

Need more information? Talk to our Mini Vinnies leaders: Ava G, Angel and Mia K (Year 6, Encourage).

Learning from Home in Week 7

Good afternoon Year Two students and families! 

We have been busily getting learning ready for remote learning next week. To help you, we have prepared some information that will give you a good idea about how learning will look.

DAILY ROUTINE

Each day will involve:

  • 9am Google Meet – Greet each other, morning prayer and talk about what is happening each day
  • Three learning tasks (these will be posted to Seesaw by 5pm the afternoon before)
  • A Literacy Google Meet one day during the week with your teacher (a schedule will be sent out on Seesaw before Monday). 
  • Three learning tasks to be completed by child with family support as needed
  • Literacy intervention will continue and will be communicated via Cate or Megan

SEESAW

  • We will be using Seesaw to share the learning tasks and for students to post their learning
  • You can add more than one image to each post 
  • We will provide feedback via voice record, written comment or like of the post 

Please understand that tasks provided are suggested learning activities and we encourage you to do what is manageable for you and your family. 

If you need any extra support or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Hope to see you soon.

Stay safe!

Stephanie: stephanie.disalvatore@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Vivian: vivian.Rosales@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.a

Anna: anna.hill@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Michelle: michelle.marsh@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Exploring our culture through food!

This week in Literacy, we are reading ‘Possum Magic’ and talking about food traditional to Australia. 

We continue to focus on traditions in cultures around the world as part of our Inquiry unit, including foods within different cultures. 

This week, we invite you to make one of your family’s traditional dishes. 

You can take a photo or video of the special dish. You might like to record yourself making or sharing this food. We will be sharing these photographs or videos with our homegroup during learning time. You also might like to bring the recipe into school. 

Some questions you might reflect on:

Where does your dish come from?

Why is it special to your family?

When do you eat it? Is there a special celebration when you eat this food?