Enter the Caritas K’s competition this Friday

This week’s Caritas Friday fundraiser links to Arsad’s story. Arsad is from Indonesia and with no toilet in their house, his family had to use the forest instead. With the help of Caritas, Arsad was able to participate in hygiene and sanitation training and he worked with the community to build working toilets for homes. 

This week we stand in solidarity with those who often have to walk for basic food, services and supplies with our Caritas Ks competition. Get your pedometers ready for Friday and get walking. Follow the steps below to enter!

Please note: You can bring a donation and walk even if you don’t have a pedometer!

Please complete our prayer survey

Dear families,

This year, we are fortunate enough to be part of a Prayer Collective with the Melbourne Archdiocese. As part of this, we are collecting data about what staff, students and families know and feel about prayer. Below is a very brief, anonymous survey.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could complete this survey before Thursday! If you would prefer a hard copy, please email Anna on anna.hill@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Many thanks in advance!

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 for Caritas this Friday!

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. 

We have reflected on Margret’s story in Religious Education this week and we are even going to take up a water challenge later in the week! Stay tuned!

How would you feel if you were Margret?

How did Caritas help Margret and her students?

Caritas Friday

Wear your favourite piece of clothing and bring a gold coin donation to school!

Tomorrow is our first Caritas Friday!

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!

Learning from home- Wednesday February 17th

Hello Year Two students and families,

It is Ash Wednesday. This is an important day in our Church Year because it begins the special season called Lent. What do you know about Ash Wednesday and Lent?

Please find attached some suggested learning activites for Wednesday.

A reminder that Whereby rooms are available from 9.30am until 12.30pm to support and check in with students. Please follow the links below to speak with Anna, Stephanie or Vivian.  If we don’t let you in straight away, we may be with another person, but will let you in as soon as possible. We are also available via email.

Stephanie – https://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.disalvatore.stephanie

Vivian – https://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.rosales.vivian

Anna and Michelle – https://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.hill.anna

We hope you have a wonderful day!

Learning from Home – Tuesday, February 16th

Hello Year Two students and families,

Here are some suggested learning activities for Tuesday. A reminder that Whereby rooms are available from 9.30am until 12.30pm to support and check in with students. Please follow the links below to speak with Anna, Stephanie or Vivian.  If we don’t let you in straight away, we may be with another person, but will let you in as soon as possible. We are also available via email.

Stephanie – https://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.disalvatore.stephanie

Vivian – https://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.rosales.vivian

Anna and Michelle – https://www.whereby.com/smcmeppingnth.hill.anna

Hope to see you soon!

– Stephanie, Vivian, Anna and Michelle

Welcome to 2021!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Year 2!

We are so excited to begin the year. Please find attached the Weekly Timetable for Term One and reminders.

What to bring:

  • School hat
  • Sunscreen
  • A ‘brain food’ snack (small cut up fruit or vegetables in a small container)
  • Art smock
  • Take home reading folder
  • Headphones
  • Change of underwear and socks to keep in school bag
  • A box of tissues – to be kept in the learning spaces

General reminders:

  • Please ensure all items of clothing and food containers are clearly labelled with students’ names
  • Year Two students will be finishing at 3:25pm
  • Pick up and drop off will be from family gates (as per last year)
  • Lunch orders will begin on Wednesday the 10th of February

Our Sport days are on Tuesday and Friday, your child may choose to wear their sport uniform tomorrow for our first day.

We look forward to having a wonderful year of learning!

Year Two Team

Anna, Michelle, Vivian and Stephanie

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