Dear Parents and Carers
Farewell Mrs J
It’s with a sadness in our hearts that we say farewell to our beloved Mrs J – also known as Mrs Andrea Jayawardena. Andrea has been at St Clare’s School for a number of years now and prior to this, she worked at the ELC next door.
Andrea has accepted the role of Parish Secretary at St Patrick’s Parish – so we will still get to see her often.
Andrea’s work in Breakfast Club and in the various areas (particularly Foundation) will be deeply missed. We shall always remember her kindness, her compassion, her deep faith and her gentle words.
Enjoy your new venture Mrs J – you will be missed at St Clare’s.
(There will be a chance to farewell Andrea at Friday’s assembly)
Last Day of Term 3
Friday 24 June is the last day of Term 2. Students will be dismissed at normal time of 3.10pm
This will also be Pizza and PJ day - so we look forward to seeing everyon in their PJ's but please ensure students have approriate footwear for outside play and PE classes for those who have PE on Friday.
Feast of the Sacred Heart June 24
This Friday is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. On a Friday 19 days after Pentecost, Catholics celebrate The most Sacred Heart of Jesus. On this day we recall Christ's love for his people and Catholics are called to live a life centred on the heart (love) of God.
As we approach the midst of Winter we encourage all families to donate non-perishable food to St Vincent de Paul. Students can bring these donations to school and we deliver all donations to St Vincent de Paul before the holidays. This will then be distributed to families who need support this Winter. Please donate up to Wednesday 22nd June.
If every family brought in one item per student we would have 555 items to donate. Suggested items include:
- Tins of food (soups, baked beans, tuna)
- Sanitary supplies
Friday 24 June
Last Day of Term 2
PJ and Pizza Day
Year 4 AFL Clinics
Monday 11 July
First Day of Term 3
Tuesday 2 August
Parent Confirmation Night (not for students)
Friday 19 August
Confirmation Masses (5pm or 7pm)
A SPECIAL REPORT: Wellbeing - Checklist for Primary
Whilst most children are resilient and seem to be demonstrating a remarkable capacity to manage during this challenging time, others are not faring as well. Some are experiencing a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety, all of which are considered normal or natural responses to this current situation.
However despite this, it is still important for adult carers to remain vigilant for any signs of unusual distress or behaviour, even though your child may not have any prior history of a mental health disorder.
It was estimated that one in seven Australasian children experienced a mental health issue before the Coronavirus pandemic, therefore early intervention, diagnosis and treatment is even more important now. In the current climate, one useful thing you can do is help your child focus on the things that they can control - such as their learning, diet, exercise and sleep.
In this Special Report, adult carers will be provided with a checklist that can be used a guide in determining if there is any cause for concern.
We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Here is the link to your special report:
Semester 1 2022 School Reports
Student's reports for semster 1 will be finalsed this week and avaiable for parents to access via PAM on Friday 24 June.
Here is the link for the St Clare's Parent Access Module (PAM)
You username is the email address that you have registered with the school. The first time you log in we ask that you use the forgotten password feature to set your own password.
ALL parents must access PAM to receive up to date information and grant necessary permissions. Students will miss out on events if permission is not granted.
REPORTING AN ABSENCE
To report your child's absence plesae do so via PAM, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5940 6777
CDFpay is a secure, safe and efficient method for ordering and paying for items through school.
Due to COVID limiting our events there hasn't been a lot of use of CDFpay over the last 2 years. As activities begin again we will again be using CDFpay. Many parents who have been at the school for a few years will already have a CDFpay account. If you have forgotten your password use the forgotten password feature to reset your password.
Below you will find instructions for setting up your CDFpay account both if you are an existing parent "already have a CDF pay account" or a new parent.
Here is the link to head to our school CDFpay shop St Clare's CDFpay Shop