Welcome 2019 Foundation students!

Yesterday we had lots of new faces join us in the Foundation classroom! It was wonderful to meet all the new Foundation students who will be joining us at St Charles next year.

Everyone had lots of FUN on the first orientation morning to welcome the new Foundation children. We played with toys and also read the book ‘Mix it up‘. We then had a go at a rainbow experiment and made our own rainbow cloud to take home for Mum and Dad! We can’t wait for our second orientation morning next week.  


Book Week Fun!

We are having so much fun with our Book Week activities this week! 

Today the Foundation and Year 1/2 students created their own Mopoke class book. They loved the book Mopoke by Phillip Bunting so much that they thought of their own Mopokes. 

Some ideas of new Mopokes are; Dogpoke, Pizzapoke, Dancepoke, Rockstarpoke and funpoke.



Reading is FUN in 1/2IM

In 1/2IM we have been having SO much fun in reading. We have been reading Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey for shared reading this week. We really enjoy the humour in this book! The characters in the story are Pig and Trevor. We completed a character profile on each character. There are many other books in this series; Pig the Winner, Pig the Elf, Pig the Star and Pig the Fibber. 

Which book in this series is your favourite? 



Today our whole school spent the morning learning about our school 3 B’s. 

Be Respectful

Be Responsible 

Be Safe 

We made a bee with our buddy and we acted out some of our behaviour expectations from our bee matrix. It was a fun morning! Thank you to Maximillian and Caitlin, our amazing Vice Captains who helped lead the day. 


Shrove Tuesday

Today we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent. On Shrove Tuesday, people feast before fasting for the 40 days of Lent. Today we were so lucky to be able to have some delicious pancakes cooked by some wonderful parents! 

In 1/2IC we learnt a Pancake Poem and we came up with actions for each line.

How did you celebrate Shrove Tuesday? 

Opening mass

Today our school community celebrated the beginning of our year together at mass with Father Gerry.

It was wonderful to see so many families join in this special occasion.

Our brilliant SRC Leaders received their badges and our AMAZING prayer cloths were presented. 

Introducing Miss C and Mr M!

Today in 5/6I we have two new teachers; Miss C (Imogen) and Mr M (Isaac). Both Imogen and Isaac chose to save and combine their bee reward charts to select the reward ‘teach the class for the day‘. Some of the activities they have planned are; macbook time, a sport lesson and mindfulness colouring. 

Miss Cremasco and Mr Mistica marking the roll this morning.

Miss C and Mr M marking the roll this morning.


This morning the Year 5/6 level led our Advent reflection. The second Advent candle was lit and this candle is called the ‘Bethlehem candle’. This candle reminds us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This candle is purple which reminds us that it was king who was born in a manger.

The Gospel was about John the Baptist preaching a message in the desert. We reflected on what this means for us today. The following questions were reflected upon; 

  • What does a peaceful and just world look like?
  • What does a peaceful and just world feel like?
  • What does a peaceful and just world sound like?

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On Sunday 23rd October the Year 6 students were filled with the Holy Spirit at their confirmation. Each confirmation candidate chose a saint as a person they admire for how they lived their life and would like to be like. After our Confirmation workshop some students were inspired to select a saint that they believe show similar qualities to them.  Each student created a poster on their chosen saint. 

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Yesterday the Year 5/6 students were lucky to have Mr Thomas come in and teach them about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also discussed the Pentecost story and the key messages in this significant scripture passage. The seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are; Understanding, Wisdom, Knowledge, Piety (Reverence), Fear of the Lord (awe and wonder in God), Counsel (Right Judgement) and Fortitude (Courage)

Mr Thomas asked the students to reflect on the following questions; 

  • Which of the Gifts do you see most in yourself
  • Which of the Gifts do you see most in one of your teachers?
  • Which of the Gifts do you see most in your Mum or Dad

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