From the Deputy Principal
The school has definitely been a hive of activity over the last two weeks. Last week began with our beautiful Eucharistic Procession. The girls who received their First Eucharist in the past year, led the procession as we honoured Christ in the most reverent and prayerful way. Thank you to all those who contributed in some way with organising the procession.
Last Thursday, as we braved through one of the coldest days on record, eight Primary students competed in the CIS Cross Country. Congratulations to each of those students for your determination and endurance in completing a challenging course in difficult conditions. The names and results of the students who participated can be found later in the newsletter.
The sporting activities continued this week with our Athletics Carnival on Tuesday and Infants Cross Country on Wednesday. Thank you to those staff members who put in so much work to ensure that these events ran smoothly. The students’ behaviour, participation and enthusiasm was exceptional on both occasions. We look forward to hearing the results of the Athletics Carnival next term.
Today the students received some special treats and took part in activities to acknowledge the upcoming feast day of St Josemaria Escriva. One of those was a small package with some chocolates and a quote of St Josemaria’s saying: “Not all of us can be rich, wise, famous….yet all of us - yes, all of us - are called to be saints.” His life and his teachings have greatly inspired our school and our community. We have so much to be grateful for and so much that we can learn from his example. A mass is being held at St Nicholas of Myra Church on Saturday 26th June at 11.15am. We hope that you will be able to attend this special mass to honour St Josemaria Escriva.
We continue to pray for the members of our school community who are going through hardship and who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Please remember Mr Matthew Lee, father of Mrs Trish Warda and grandfather of Fiona (Year 11) who passed away peacefully last Friday. Please pray for him and all the family.
I hope that you have a wonderful break! Hopefully the sun keeps shining and you get to enjoy some quality family time together. Term 3 commences on Monday 12th July. We look forward to seeing you all back, ready and refreshed for Term 3.
Important Announcements and Reminders
Term 3 starts on Monday 12th July. Students are to wear full winter uniform
- The office door will be locked from 9:00am
- Mrs Merriman will unlock it remotely when she sees you
- To enter please wait for the click before pulling the door towards you gently
- If reception is unattended please ring the door bell and a staff member will let you in
- Only 3 visitors can be in the Front Office at a time
From the Primary School
Infants Cross Country
On Wednesday 9th June, all students in Kindergarten to Year 2 participated in the Cross Country. The weather was beautiful and we had lots of parents come and cheer on the students. Everyone did their best and the results were as follows:
1st: Elijah Leggat (KG)
2nd: George Frech (KB)
3rd: Pranav Kiran (KG)
4th: Michael Yee (KB)
1st: Sofia Paris (KB)
2nd: Philomena Pamintuan (KG)
3rd: Ava Garay (KB)
4th: Madeleine Restuccia (KW) & Amy Nibu (KB)
Year 1 Boys
1st: Kirbie Amituanai (1G)
2nd: William Casserly (1G)
3rd: Harry James (1W)
4th: Matthew White (1B)
Year 1 Girls
1st: Elizabeth Gil (1G)
2nd: Jacinta Karam (1W)
3rd: Elisa Li (1G)
4th: Anastasia Romanowska (1B)
Year 2 Girls
1st: Cecily Romanowska (2G)
2nd: Veronika Grus (2G)
3rd: Chiara Ellis (2B)
4th:: Olivija Simat (2B) & Clara Chircop (2G)
Year 5 Green - Science Parachute Experiment
This term, 5G has been learning about forces in Science, involving many fun experiments and activities.
On Wednesday, 9th of June, we took part in an experiment, in which we had to form groups of 6, and make 2 parachutes - one made with a napkin, string, sticky tape, and a small action figure, and the second one was made using the same things, only instead of a napkin, we used a plastic bag. Then we made a hypothesis.
After inferring which parachute we thought would fall down slower, we went out to the balcony to drop them down, timing them with a stopwatch. The parachute with the plastic bag went slower, because it captured more air.
On Tuesday 15th June Montgrove College held its annual Athletics Carnival for students in Years 3-12 at Blair Oval, St Marys. After COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 carnival, it was lovely to be back at the oval watching as each age group and house competed in a variety of events.
It was fantastic to see the large number of girls participating and being actively involved throughout the day. The House Spirit and enthusiasm added to the already fantastic atmosphere. This year we saw each house create new house cheers which were accompanied by a selection of dance and gymnastics moves.
We concluded the carnival with our annual Tug o’ War competition between the Teachers and Year 12 students. Once again, Year 12 proved their determination and strength by defeating the Teachers. We also had the opportunity to run a few competitions of Tug o’ War between the classes (Green and Blue) in each year group – in these rounds we saw an outstanding display of determination and persistence.
We are still busy calculating the final results and will present the Age Champions, House Spirit / House Championship awards and new records in the newsletter next term.
A special thank you to all the Parents, Teachers and students who came early to help set up and assisted in a variety of jobs throughout the day. Your assistance, support and enthusiasm led an extremely successful and exciting carnival for all the students.
Hill Zone Primary and Secondary Team Selection:
The Hill Zone Primary and Secondary Athletics teams will be posted early next term. Please remember, if your daughter placed first in an event it does not automatically mean she will progress through to the Hill Zone Carnival. Selections are based on the fastest overall time in each age group and must meet the qualifying times set by Hills Zone.
Primary Hills Zone Athletics Carnival will take place on Monday 9th August.
Secondary Hills Zone Athletics Carnival will take place on Tuesday 10th August.
Congratulations once again to all the competitors.
CIS Cross Country
On Thursday 10th June, the CIS Cross Country Carnival was held at the Sydney International Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek. We were lucky enough to have 5 students from Montgrove College represent our school and Hills Zone at this event. Unfortunately, it was an overcast and wet day which led to many challenges as the course was extremely muddy and slippery. Despite this our Montgrove athletes did their very best to complete the challenging and unfamiliar course.
Congratulations to the following students on an outstanding effort.
10 Years Girls: 2km run.
Approx. 115 runners in age group.
43rd: Chloe Leggatt
50th: Hanna Romanowska
74th: Seraphina Karam
12-13 years Primary girls: 3km run.
Approx. 115 runners in age group.
32nd: Mia Hanson
78th: Julia Sukkar
2021 Premier's Reading Challenge
Year 3 Green have all completed the 2021 PRC!!!
We have had 158 students complete the challenge so far this year!!! It is great to see so many students reading! What an amazing effort!!
A special congratulations to Year 3 Green who are the first class to have everyone complete the 2021 Premier's Reading Challenge!! Well done girls - an amazing effort. 3 Green were rewarded for their efforts with a bookmark!
The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all students from Kindergarten to Year 9.
Congratulations to the following students who have completed the 2021 challenge:
|* Michael Yee (KB)||* Pio Nugpo (KG)|
|* Sarah Chircop (KW)||* Jia Shresth-Zhou (KW)|
|* Joshua Sheetn (1W)||* Clara Chircop (2G)|
|* Antonia Mallett (2G)||* Rimma Abolencia (3B)|
|* Monica Armour (3B)||* Olivia Elbayeh (3B)|
|* Angel Jobin (3B)||* Rachel O'Brien (3B)|
|* Miranda Reyes (3B)||* Emery Varas (3B)|
|* Madeline Gibbons (3G)||* Maria Chircop (4B)|
|* Natalia Badrov (6)||* Bethany Dodd (6)|
|* Claire Mallett (6)||* Helena Scanlan (6)|
|* Mariah Seecy (6)||* Loreta Soriano (6)|
|* Julia Sukkar (6)||* Sarah Sukkar (6)|
|* Emilia Vedat (6)||* Anna White (6)|
|* Gloria D'Souza (7B)||* Ibrat Gil (7B)|
- 228 Students completed the challenge - 158 students have completed the challenge so far
- 3 classes had everyone in the class complete the challenge - 1 class has finished and 2 classes are very close
- 19 Secondary students completed the challenge - Currently at 15! So we are very close to achieving this target!
Lost Property & Unclaimed Containers
In an effort to teach our students to take personal responsibility and to be accountable for their own items, we have been trying not to have a Lost Property box at Montgrove. However, despite our best efforts not all items have been able to be returned to their owners.
We currently have a few unlabelled drink bottles and items of clothing that have been handed into the office. A table will be set up with all the unlabelled items on Monday 12th July during the afternoon pick up for parents to come and have a look through.
We ask that all personal items be labelled with your child's surname and first initial, so that any items that are misplaced can be returned to the owner immediately.
St Josemaria Escriva Mass
Please pray for our sick and injured family and friends:
Kathrin Triantoplous mother to Nektaria (10) & Irene (7B) Triantopoulos; Barbara Moore, mother to Alyson Wright (1G teacher); Georgia Tabone (7B), sister to Rosie (5B) and Lola (3G) Tabone; Nympha Miller (Librarian), & Emmanuel Hanna, brother to Cecilia (6) & Lucia (3B) Hanna.
Please also remember those who have passed away:
Matthew Lee, father to Trish Warda (1B Teacher), grandfather to Fiona Warda (11); Modesta Lorenzo, great grandmother to Kayla (10) & Hannah (6) Buen; Marcelina Ballesteros, grandmother to Mikaela Afalla (11); James Lucey, great grandfather to Mia (5B), Sienna (5B) & Ava Garay (KB); Angelito Mercado, grandfather to Anika Mercado (10); Paul Miller, grandfather to Rose Lynch (9G); Trifon Triantopolous, brother to Nektaria (10) & Irene (7B) Triantopoulos; Aiyana Cabanero (Yr10 2019), sister to Anthea (10) & Amara (6) Cabanero.
If you would like to add any intentions to the Prayer Board, please send them to email@example.com. Please also let Melanie know when your intentions can be removed.
Midford Montgrove Uniform Shop
Change of Operating Hours
Kindly note the change in the operating hours of the Montgrove Uniform Shop.
The Uniform shop will now open on Mondays ONLY from 8:00am-12:00pm for uniform fittings effective from Monday 31st May.
The fitting room is located in the Montgrove Cottage and will be available by appointment during the normal school term on:
- Mondays: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Any students requiring a fitting must make an appointment. Please use the following link to make an appointment - https://Midford.as.me/MontgroveCollege or use the QR Code below.
If you wish your child to:
- attend a fitting appointment that you have made during school hours on their own; or
- collect a uniform order on their own;
Please complete the “Uniform Shop Permission Form” on Skoolbag to advise Montgrove Office that you give permission for this to happen. The form is located under EFORMS on the Skoolbag app, in the same place as the Absentee Form.
Please let your child know what time you have given them permission to attend the Uniform Shop and that they are to come to the office and they will be allowed to attend the Uniform Shop.
Kindly note that if this permission form is not completed, your child will not be able to attend the Uniform Shop during school hours unless accompanied
All orders will be picked and packed from the Midford warehouse and delivered to the school free of charge once a week.
Home deliveries are also available. Free home delivery for all orders over $50. For orders under $50 there will be a $15 home delivery fee.
Any order placed by COB Thursday will be ready for collection at the Uniform Fitting Room from the following Monday. All packages will be sealed and clearly marked with the student’s name and class to ensure no confusion.
- PARED will issue the Invoice / Fee Account Statement once by week 2 of every Term 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- This Invoice includes: Tuition Fees, Curriculum and Technology Levy (CTL) and Building Levy only.
- Payment of school fees (other than payment in advance) is required to be by direct debit arrangement on quarterly, monthly, fortnightly or weekly instalments.
- As it occurs, PARED will issue separate invoices for activities other than those in Item 2 above. This will include major camps, major excursions, certain elective co-curricular expenses, band program, elective music software, loss of or damage to laptop, PDHPE workbook, school diary, etc.
- The invoice is to be paid separately from the Tuition Fees, CTL and Building Levy. Payment method could either be by bank transfer or credit card.
Class Parents Notices
Upcoming Class Events
YEAR 10 DAD & DAUGHTER PAINTBALL
Date: Saturday 19th June
Time: 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start
Place: Action Paintball Games, 762 Springwood Road, Yarramundi
Cost: $50 per person. Booking and prepayment required. Discover vouchers accepted
RSVP: Tina (0434 492 145) by 7th June 2021. If using Discover vouchers, please send screenshot of QR code to Tina
YEAR 5 DAD & DAUGHTER HANGOUT - Please note change of date!!
Date: Saturday 15th August
Place: Meet at the Flying Fox kids park on the corner of Tench Ave & Jamison Road. We then plan to walk to Emu Hall for afternoon tea.
RSVP: Jules Guy (0405 688 377) or Ela O’Neill (0421 321 100)