- Principal's Message
- STM Achievers
- Update of Terms and Conditions
- Grandparent's Day - Monday 15th November
- Mass of Remembrance
- CatholicCare Tasmania Open Night - revised date 9th November
- Raising Fathers evening
- Notification if not returning to STM in 2022
- Parish Bulletin
- Metro bus services - Friday 29th October
- Community News
Throughout this liturgical year we have examined several aspects of our faith. We have pondered the history of our salvation, the merciful compassion of God, God's willingness to lead us out of the bondage of our addictions. We have meditated often and long on the person of Jesus, on his life and death, on the meaning of his sacrifice, on his resurrection, on his influence in our lives today. We have considered our own ongoing transformation as disciples of Jesus, baptised into his death and resurrection, commissioned to bring the news of his love to all those with whom we come into contact. We have reflected on all of these wonderful deeds of God, and now we must ask the question: What difference has it made?
Have we merely acquired some information about the biblical readings, about our religious ancestors, about the ministry of Jesus and the life of the early church? Or have our eyes really been opened; have we been enabled to leave behind whatever prevents us from living the Christian life fully, to abandon our exiles or the trappings of our former lives? Have we accepted more genuinely the Christian responsibilities that are ours as baptised followers of Christ, in our own personal lives, in our families, in our relationships with others, at the workplace? To what degree have we been transformed into Christ? How open have we become to the action of the Spirit in our lives? Have we been made a new creation? And do we recognise Christ in our midst?
© Dianne Bergant CSA
For our G5/6 parents involved in Basketball last weekend and our G3/4 parents this weekend, it is always a great opportunity to watch our children participate in the Primary Schools Basketball Championship. Firstly, I would like to congratulate our G5/6 Div 2 Boys Team who came second, losing the grand final by only 1 point in a nail biter of a match, and all our teams who played on the weekend. In every match I saw our children consistently playing their best, supporting and encouraging each other as a team and just being good sports. This is something we can all be proud of! I would also like to extend our gratitude to our coaches and managers, who have been preparing the teams for weeks and our parents who helped on the day with scoring. Thank you, without your help, these days are not possible. And finally, a big thanks to Mrs Zegveld for coordinating the event, it is a big task.
After the sad news late Monday about the passing of Ms Jessica Borton, a much-loved music tutor, it was great to see our Foundation Band and Strings at their combined schools’ workshop on Thursday. From all accounts, the children had a great day and their music sounded great as well!
October is Catholic Mission month, and yesterday the Captains, Mrs Taylor and I went to a Mass celebrating our mission work. During the sermon, Deacon Michael shared with us some of the work Catholic Missions are doing in Thailand and reminded us how privileged we are. He used the example of soccer, a game commonly played on our playground. Our children have access to soccer balls and grassy fields to play in, but many children around the world do not. Deacon Michael held up a ball made of plastic bags, to show the students what some children around the world use to play soccer. He also challenged us to raise some money to help those less fortunate than us. Our Junior Joeys will be taking up this challenge.
I am pleased to inform you that the materials to repair our fort have arrived and we expect it to be repaired in early November. Our overall playground improvement is progressing, we are now in the final stages of the planning process. When the plans are complete, I will share them with you.
Have a great week.
21 October 2021
Congratulations to Harry, Claire, London, Poppy and Amelia, who have received 25 and 50 stickers in their Student Acknowledgement booklets. These stickers are given to students displaying positive and respectful behaviour in the playground. They are a great role model for others. Well done!
CatholicCare Tasmania Open Night
Details are attached, and any enquiries can be directed to Emma Hodge at catholiccaretas.org.au
St Anthony's Catholic School invite you to attend 'Raising Fathers', an evening featuring guest speaker Robert Falzon, on Thursday, 28th October.
"Robert Falzon is a husband, father, businessman, published author and co-founder of menALIVE. He has been awarded many business accolades including: Australian Marketing Institute Marketer of the Year; Telstra QLD Small Business of the Year; Australian Institute of Management Owner Manager of the Year; and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.
In 2007, Robert sold his primary manufacturing business to focus in a full-time volunteer capacity on working with men through menALIVE - a National Catholic Ministry to Men. Since the founding of menALIVE in 2003, this work has delivered 450 events across 26 dioceses and numerous schools in Australia and NZ reaching more than 30,000 men.
ABOUT THIS NIGHT:
In an age where there is a training manual to do almost everything, there is still no manual, map or compass to do one of the most important and impacting task on earth – Fathering!
Join us for this evening event as Robert unpacks practical advice and shares stories that are powerfully important, impacting, informative and instructional for fathering in today’s world. He will be exploring fathering from the frontline. Robert will be drawing material from a book he recently authored called Raising Fathers."
Reistration is available via Eventbrite using the following link:
As we begin the end of year preparations, please inform the office if you are not intending to continue at STM. As per terms and conditions of your enrolment, we do require 10 weeks notice before the end of the school year.
Please contact the office on 03 6337 7200 or email@example.com if you have any queries.
Generation Netball Club - 2022 team selections
Generation Netball Club will soon be holding their 2022 team selections. New and returning faces more than welcome!!
Dates and times for selections at NTNA FJ White Courts Hoblers Bridge:
11&U (Born 2011/2012) - 28th October 2021, 4th November 2021 & 27th January 2022, 4:30-6:00pm
13&U (Born 2009/2010) 28th October 2021, 4th November 2021 & 27th January 2022, 4:30-6:00pm
Any interested players are encouraged to complete the below EOI or contact the Club Coaching Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org https://docs.google.com/forms/
Thank you! Kind regards, Casey Reid Secretary - GNC