Friday, 31st March
Gospel Value - Patience
Victoire Larmenier was an example of patience to all who knew her. She encountered and overcame amazing difficulties.
Blessed are the gentle for they shall possess the earth. (Matt 5:5).
In all circumstances we persevere calmly with understanding and endurance.
We had our Parent/Teacher conferences during the week with a high number of bookings made. Thank you to all the parents and carers who spent valuable time with teachers discussing their child/ren’s learning progress. Also, a big thank you to the teachers for their out-of-hours time with conducting the meetings as well as all the time and effort that goes into preparing for them.
We currently have a number of positions advertised as we are looking to increase our TA hours in our Early Years as well as fill the vacancy for a Utility Officer. If you know of anyone who may be interested please forward onto them the below links to them.
Kinder Enrolments and Interviews
Kinder Enrolments are coming in and I have begun Kinder Interviews. If you have a Kinder child for 2024 or know of someone who may be interested in attending Larmenier in 2024, please contact the office. As we are a single stream school, spaces are limited.
CET Support Personnel
We are very lucky to be part of a Catholic system where we have a personnel infrastructure that provides high quality support to staff and students proactively and on a needs basis. We have a number of Catholic Education Tasmania staff who are working with us closely and on a regular basis.
CET WHS Officer - Katie Gardner. Katie helps us to ensure we are providing a safe working and learning environment.
CET Student Support Leader - Richard Wassom. Rich helps and supports us with programs and strategies for students with disabilities.
CET Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Officer - Fiona Labuschagne. Fiona helps and supports students and staff with Posivitive Behaviour Support and wellbeing.
Teaching Matters Conference
Ms Hughes, Mrs Knowles and myself will be attending the Teaching Matters Conference Monday and Tuesday next week as part of our professional learning for our implementation of Catholic Education Tasmania’s Insight into Learning Project. The Project is based on the science of learning which focuses on best practice in teaching and learning with the key aim of enhancing achievement for all students. Larmenier Catholic School is one of the schools in the first wave of implementation in Catholic Education Tasmania.
Parent/Carer/Grandparent Morning Tea
On Thursday our students will be re-enacting Holy Week events and parents, carers and grandparents are invited. Details are provided in the newsletter. During the break, 11.00 - 11.30am, we are inviting attendees to have tea/coffee and a biscuit in the Nazareth Centre.
Dates to Remember ...
- 3rd April - School Photos 📸
- 6th April - Holy Week Celebrations and morning tea for families ☕️ 🍪
- 6th April - Last day of Term 1
- 7th April - Good Friday
- 9th April - Easter Sunday
- 24th April - STUDENT FREE DAY
- 25th April - ANZAC Day (public holiday)
- 26th April - Term 2 begins
- 27th April - P&F AGM @ 7pm in the Nazareth Centre
Farm Days ...
- 31st March - Grade 1
Dates for next term will be published when available
School Photos are next Monday, 3rd April. Please make sure children are neat & tidy and dressed in the correct school uniform - PE uniform for K - 2, and full formal uniform for grades 3 - 6. Children need to be at school on time or they may miss their class photo.
Kinders will be up first at 9am, followed by Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2 etc
All orders must be placed by 3rd April.
Holy Week Celebrations
Next Thursday, 6th April, the school will be re-enacting the events of Holy Week with a prayer service in the Nazareth Centre beginning at 10:00 am. We will take a pause in the service following the death of Jesus and resume after recess, 11:30 am, to celebrate the Resurrection.
Parents and grandparents are invited to join us in this, our most important celebration in our liturgical year. Morning tea will be available during the break.
Did you know ...
* Upstairs in the old convent, we have a lot of second hand uniform items. If you are in need of any, please contact the office.
* Gala day is for Grade 5 & 6 students in the 5 Northern Catholic schools. They get together for the day and play various sports in a round robin format. This allows the children to meet other children from different schools, as most of them will end up at St Pat's together.
Gala Day dates for the year:
- 31st March
- 2nd June
- 3rd September
- 17th November
* Cross Country Dates:
- 23rd May - Kinder - 6 @ Larmenier
- 7th June - NIJSSA Carnival
* Athletics Carnival Dates:
- 25th October - Gr 2 - 6 Larmenier Carnival
- 3rd November - NIJSSA Carnival
Grade 4 Farm Day
On Friday 17th which just happened to be St Patricks Day. We did a treasure hunt which involved finding pictures of leprechauns, horse shoes and other things which were hidden on the farm. Some of us were lucky to find a real four leaf clover!
We conducted Science experiments which involved forces. We made a balloon rocket which used the force of pushing. The air from the balloon allowed it to push forward along the string to make it move.
In cooking we made apple and rhubarb Danishes and green cookies. We made Irish Tacos for lunch and played Irish music while we ate. They were delicious. The afternoon ended with us having a green peppermint milkshake.
Since we have kids in the form of baby goats, we were happy to feed them and play with them.
We had a really fun day.
By Georgie, Chase and Matilda
Grade 4 Art
Grade 5 Art
Mini Vinnies Fundraiser
Parents & Friends AGM
If you have a child that will be turning 5 in 2024, or know of anyone who has, now is the time to send in your enrolment form. You can find one here.
If you have sent in an enrolment form and haven't set up an interview time yer, please call the school on 6339 1910 to arrange a time.
Library at Lunchtime
Midford School Uniforms
Midford anticipate the arrival of the new school jumper and winter skirt around mid April. Please contact the store for information.
The tunic can still be worn, there is a 2 year period for uniform change over. We have several small size tunics (approx size 6) here at the school for sale at a discounted price.
Raffi Garcie-Matthews, Gr 6
Raffi was awarded the most wickets for his team and third most wickets in the entire competition.
Well done Raffi!
Iziah Riley, Prep
Iziah is a member of the Launceston BMX club and Iziah races all around the state. Iziah also got to compete in the national titles last year. He also has a sponsorship from the BMX racing national title last year. He absolutely loves racing his BMX.