ANZAC Day March

Larmenier Catholic School will be marching in the ANZAC Day march on 25th April and attending the service that follows. Whilst ANZAC Day occurs during the school holidays, we would like to have as many students representing Larmenier as possible. 

The Launceston RSL encourages those students that have Service Medals or Replicas, of their Veteran Relatives, to wear them on ANZAC Day. These medals must be worn on the right breast.

We will gather at Coles' car park in Charles Street at 9.30 am before heading to Prince's Square at 9.45 am to get ready for the march. At the conclusion of the service, approx 11.30 am, students can be collected from the cenotaph in Paterson St.

Please click on the link below to indicate if your child/ren will be participating in the ANZAC Day march. Students in K-2 wear sports uniform and students in yrs 3 - 6 wear formal winter uniform.

Happy Holidays

Have a safe and happy holiday! See you all next term, starting on Monday, April 29th.

Mother's Day - Raffle and Breakfast

Raffle - The P & F will be running a Mother's Day raffle. Tickets are $1 each and will be available from Tuesday 30th April. Tickets will be sold before school next to Breakfast Club and will also be available from the Office. Raffle prizes will be shared at the beginning of Term 2. The raffle will be drawn at the Mother's Day Breakfast.

Mother's Day Breakfast - This will be held on Thursday 9th May 8.00 am - 8.50 am.  We will be serving ham & cheese croissants and muffins as well as tea & coffee. A Google form to RSVP for the event will be sent out at the beginning of Term 2.

Dates to remember ...

  • 11th - Term 1 Concludes for Students (Thursday)
  • 29th - Term 2 begins (Monday)

MAY

  • 7th - School Photos  📸
  • 8th - P & F AGM 7pm
  • 9th (Thursday) - Mother's Day Breakfast, 8am 

* For more dates & events, have a look at the school calendar

FARM DAYS

New dates available next term.

Setup for Success - Birth to 4 Program

Every Wednesday from 9am - 10.30am in the Kinder classroom.

Bring a drink and a healthy snack.

Everyone welcome!

TERM DATES 2024

  • Term 1 - 7th Feb-11th Apr
  • Term 2 - 29th Apr-5th Jul
  • Term 3 - 23rd Jul-27th Sep
  • Term 4 - 15th Oct-18th Dec

Pick Up, Parking and Patience

Pick Up - students may only be picked up from the front of the school via our Pick Up Zone or the school car park (at front of school). We have had some Kinder parents driving around the back of the school and Mt Esk. This is not a designated pick up /drop off area and is not a designated space for students.

Parking - Parking is only permitted at the Larmenier car park which are the three rows of car spots that run parallel to our Pick Up Zone. Parking IS NOT PERMITTED in Mt Esk car park or on the grass. This is Mt Esk property.

Patience - We ask for patience during Pick Up and Drop Off periods. We have 229 students that need to be safely dropped off and picked up. Safety is our top priority during these times not speed. Sometimes this means that Drop Off or Pick Up may take a little longer than expected. Please pass these messages onto Grandparents and others who are doing Drop Off and Pick Up as we are finding they are not aware of school processes in this area.

Enrol NOW for Kinder 2025

*Enrolments close on Friday, 7th June.

Charlie & Hugh's Adventures

Charlie and Hugh are loving having students visit with them. They both become VERY vocal once they see and hear you coming to visit them. They are also loving being out in the playground at recess and lunch.

School Photos

School Photo Day is on Tuesday 7th May. Pied Piper has had a bit of a technical issue and we haven't recieved our ordering deatils yet. We will send them out on Compass once we have received them. 

Family photos must be orded and paid for 1 week before (April 30th).

Full formal uniform to be worn for Grades 3 - 6, & sports uniform for K - 2.

Grade 5 Excursion

It's Friday morning, and we get to go to Beaconsfield today. Beaconsfield is a place where a
mine collapsed, and it was all over the news.We're at Beaconsfield and we get a piece of paper with animals. If we find them all we get a prize. We get sorted into two groups, one group explores upstairs and the other group downstairs.

I was exploring downstairs and we could communicate with the phones. Then we looked at the mining machines, they were MASSIVE! There were even hay machines. There were lots of rocks and a tunnel underneath. There was a little hole in the tunnel, so I decided to have a look. Then I saw a small area where the miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb were trapped. We read some information about them, and they were trapped for 14 days! We looked at some videos that were taken while it happened, and a man was found dead.

After looking downstairs for a while, we went upstairs. There was a piano that we could play and
there was a quill that they used to write. I even found a diagram of Mowbray and it was tiny.
I looked around and I found a toilet with fake poop inside. There was a little hallway that led to a
different area. We found little figures of man and there was an elevator that you could wind. We
looked at all the old stuff, looked outside and we got to feel how it was in the mines. We used
pans to try to find gold. We had lunch, had a play at the park and off we were back to school.

by Toby Fair

TCSPC - School Uniform Survey

The TCSPC, Tasmanian Catholic School Parents Council, recognises the financial costs to Catholic School families when purchasing uniform items for their children each year. We are also aware of the different policies in regards to Uniform in Schools and Colleges across Tasmania. There is also a practical aspect to uniforms that students are required to wear. We invite Parents and Carers to complete a survey on the uniform requirements at your school. Feedback will be collated and shared with Catholic Education Tasmania, and then with the wider Catholic School community, including parents. If you have more than one child, and they attend different schools, we ask that your feedback is based on one school at a time; ie the survey can be completed more than once. The Survey is supported by Catholic Education Tasmania, and the Executive Director, Dr Gerard Gaskin. The Survey will remain open until 4 May 2024. Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

Please find below a copy of the TCSPC April Newsletter.

P & F Meet and Greet

Students' Garden Club Starting Up!

SPC Yr 7 Enrolments - closing soon!

NBL Trophy to visit Launceston

A message from the Jack Jumpers.......

THANK YOU TASMANIA! We are thrilled to announce the trophy is headed to the North/North-West! 🏆Supported by the Tasmanian Government, we look forward to thanking our supporters whilst showcasing the Championship Trophy. The events will feature Head Coach Scott Roth, Captain Clint Steindl, and CEO Christine Finnegan. Please see the details below: Saturday 6 April, 3:00pm @ Elphin Sports Centre, Launceston

LAUNCESTON tickets available at: https://www.intix.com.au/event/thank-you-tasmania-launceston

Tickets are free however you must register to attend

In Grade 4 this week ...

Grade 4 have been working on what makes a good friend.  We talked about what it takes to be a good friend, what we want in a friend and how we can be a good friend.  We related this to the book the Rainbow fish and also looked at our special qualities that is unique to only ourselves.  We then completed an art activity of how we are a friend and what we want our friend to be.  Here are our stunning results.

From the Principal ...

School Gospel Value - Hospitality

Victoire Larmenier welcomed everyone in a spirit of friendship and acceptance.

I was a stranger and you welcomed me. (Matt 25:37)

We welcome and receive all into a warm friendly and open atmosphere.

ANZAC DAY MARCH

Larmenier Catholic School will be marching in the ANZAC Day march on 25th April and attending the service that follows. Whilst ANZAC Day occurs during the school holidays, we would like to have as many students representing Larmenier as possible. 

The Launceston RSL encourages those students that have Service Medals or Replicas, of their Veteran Relatives, to wear them on ANZAC Day. These medals must be worn on the right breast.

We will gather at Coles' car park in Charles Street at 9.30 am before heading to Prince's Square at 9.45 am to get ready for the march. At the conclusion of the service, approx 11.30 am, students can be collected from the cenotaph in Paterson St.

Please click on the link below to indicate if your child/ren will be participating in the ANZAC Day march. Students in K-2 wear sports uniform and students in yrs 3 - 6 wear formal winter uniform.

P&F MEET AND GREET

The P and F are extending an invitation to all parents to gather at the St Leonards Pub on 10th April at 6 pm. 

It is a great way to meet other parents and to see what the P and F are hoping to achieve this year. I’ll be there and hope to see you there.


TELL ME MORE ABOUT….STUDENT CLUBS AND WELLBEING INITIATIVES

STUDENT CLUBS

We have a couple of student-let clubs starting up in term 2 - Garden Club, Animal Club and Fix-It Club. More information about these clubs will come from the Student Club Co-Ordinators in the first newsletter of term 2. If your child is interested in starting up a student club please have them come and see me to discuss it.

WELLBEING INITIATIVES

URSTRONG is one of our wellbeing initiatives this year. UR STRONG  is all about empowering kids with friendship skills and skills to navigate tricky social situations! This term Mr King has started introducing the UR Strong program to P - 6 students in their health lessons. Classroom teachers are also utilising the content to consolidate students’ learning as well as using it when assisting students when dealing with Friendship Fires and Mean-On-Purpose behaviours.

What is the difference between a Friendship Fire and being Mean-On-Purpose? 

Friendship Fire: Any situation between you and a friend that results in negative feelings.

Mean-On-Purpose: When someone is intentionally unkind to someone else. 

Depending on what year level your child is in and what lesson they are up to, they may or may not have covered the above content yet.

PARENT LINK

Parent Link is an ongoing feature of the newsletter. It is an opportunity to identify areas or features of the school that you want to know more about, ask a question or put forward suggestions. These items can then be addressed and answered in the fortnightly newsletter in the ‘Tell Me More About’ section (as above). 

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that we have more than just goats at Larmenier Farm?

We have 2 donkeys, 2 alpacas, a herd of goats, 2 pygmy goats, a shed full of chickens, 3 sheep, 2 guinea pigs and 1 parrot!

Kind regards

Niccola Pearce

Principal

Larmenier Baby Goats For Sale

EOI are open for our 2024 babies. 

We are offering these little guys to our school community & friends before advertising them. If you are interested in purchasing a baby goat/goats this year please email Alison Vogelaar (alison.vogelaar@catholic.tas.edu.au) for further details.

They will be ready to go to their new homes in Term 2.

Wanted!

Wanted 2 or 3 IBC 1,000l containers.

Do you have or know anyone that may have these? Wanted for farm day project to make feeders for our animals. It won't matter if the plastic is split, as long as the frame is intact, they will be perfect. We can arrange collection.

Dates to Remember ...

APRIL

  • 10th - Prep & Grade 1 Excursion (Tasmania Zoo)
  • 11th - Term 1 Concludes for Students (Thursday)
  • 29th - Term 2 begins

MAY

  • 7th - School Photos  📸
  • 9th (Thursday) - Mother's Day Breakfast, 8am (more details to come)

* For more dates & events, have a look at the school calendar

FARM DAYS

New dates available next term.

Setup for Success - Birth to 4 Program

Every Wednesday from 9am - 10.30am in the Kinder classroom.

Bring a drink and a healthy snack.

Everyone welcome!

TERM DATES 2024

  • Term 1 - 7th Feb-11th Apr
  • Term 2 - 29th Apr-5th Jul
  • Term 3 - 23rd Jul-27th Sep
  • Term 4 - 15th Oct-18th Dec

Easter Break

Wishing our school community a safe & happy Easter. School resumes on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Some facts about Easter ...

Easter: The Origin and Meaning of its Symbols

When you hear the word 'Easter', it usually conjures up a few unique symbols: Easter eggs, rabbits, and so on. Many old traditions have become wrapped up in Easter over the years, but where did they come from? 

Easter's Changing Date

Easter's journey through the calendar is like a mystery adventure, not staying put like Christmas does on December 25th. This adventure is guided by the moon and the sun, making Easter's date a celestial puzzle to solve each year.

Easter waits for the Sunday that follows the first full moon after March 21st, the spring equinox. This setup means Easter can pop up anytime between March 22nd and April 25th.

The Cross

The cross is one of the most powerful symbols of Easter. While Easter is filled with fun stuff like egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, the cross brings us back to the heart of the celebration: remembering the story of Jesus and his love.

Easter's Sacred Colors

These symbolic colors—purple, white, and red—mix together to paint the true meaning of Easter. They're not just there to look pretty; they're symbols of preparation, celebration, and sacrifice. They remind us of the journey from Lent to Easter Sunday, a journey from reflection to the joyous celebration of new life and endless love. Purple is an important color during Easter. It's a color that represents royalty and repentance. White shines bright on Easter Sunday. This color is all about purity, new life, and victory. Red is powerful and demands attention. It symbolizes the sacrifice and love of Jesus, especially his death on the cross. So, next time you see these colors around Easter, remember that each colur has a story to tell.

The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is like the unofficial mascot of Easter, hopping into the holiday with a basket full of chocolate. But have you ever wondered how a bunny and Easter became such close buddies? 

Long ago, before there were chocolate eggs and jelly beans, rabbits were seen as symbols of new life and growth because they were good at having many babies. This idea was super important to people celebrating the arrival of spring, especially to those honoring the goddess Eostre, who was all about spring and fertility.

As the story goes, when people in Germany started blending their spring celebrations with the Christian observance of Easter, the rabbit hopped right into the mix because of its connection to Eostre. It was like the rabbit was a natural fit for a holiday that's all about hope, renewal, and life starting anew.

Then, as people moved around the world, they took their traditions with them. German immigrants brought the Easter Bunny to the United States, where it became a beloved part of Easter celebrations, just like dyeing eggs and hunting for them on Easter morning.