Thank you to everyone within our school community for another successful term. Some highlights of the term include: -
~ three amazing assemblies presented by each class and the many families and friends who were able to view these special celebrations showcasing student learning
~ the very successful car rally fundraiser, which so many members of our community supported wholeheartedly!
~ the beautiful First Eucharist celebration
~ special visits working with our preschoolers - great leadership from our 5/6 students
~ our 3-way interviews to discuss our new reports and student learning
~ many Professional Learning opportunities for our staff.
I am writing this message from Canberra as Rachael Morris and I are participating in the 'Spiritus Program'. We are learning more about how we can better support the faith formation of our teachers and students and more about the new evangelisation,
"The Christian faith is not simply teachings, wise sayings, a code of morality or a tradition. The Christian faith is a true encounter and relationship with Jesus Christ." The Synod of Bishops (New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Faith)
And as Pope Francis says, "Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples.”
Tuesday 17th August - School Public Speaking Competition @ 11.30am
Wednesday 18th August - Book Parade & K/1 Assembly TBC
Friday 20th August - Interschool Public Speaking Competition for Year 3-6
Friday 27th August - 4/5/6 Assembly TBC
Friday 10th September - PUPIL FREE DAY. Staff attending a Spirituality Day
Friday 17th September - Last Day of Term 3
Tuesday 5th October - Pupil Free Day - Staff attending Professional Learning Day
Wednesday 6th October - Term 4 starts - Students return to school
Tuesday 12th October - Term 4 School Community Council Meeting @6pm
TBC - to be confirmed as we receive more information regarding COVID Restrictions. Thanks for your continued understanding.
We pray for all members of our communities:
that they may discover the spiritual riches of God and our First Nations cultures so they can pass these treasures on to younger generations.
We pray for all Elders in our communities:
that we may honour their lives and legacy and embrace the love and peace that they show us every day by how they live their faith.
We pray for all young people:
that they find the love and peace Christ has for them as they search for meaning in their lives.
We pray for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and all cultural communities:
that God’s Spirit of reconciliation will live in their hearts and minds and help them to embrace the diversity that makes for a richer country and stronger Church.
Thank you to families, teachers and students for the many 3-way interviews that occured this week. Semester One reports for students that haven't attended Parent/Teacher interviews are with class teachers. Please make a time to meet with your child's teacher to collect their reports.
The WR Athletics Carnival new date is Wednesday the 14th of July (week 1) and a backup date of Monday the 19th (week 2). Hopefully, we have more luck with the weather. Mrs Elwin will be in touch with families of students eligible and willing to represent our school on Monday 12th July.
Thank you to Ottis and Catholic Care for supporting our Dads in School day held last week. Thanks to all the dads, pops and uncles who came into school to spend time with our Kinder/Year 1 students. The smiles on the faces of our students were all the evidence needed to show how important working with our families are for our students. An amazing day for all involved!
This week we had the Winter Warmer Appeal for Vinnies, students wore their favourite winter hat and enjoyed a special lunch.
The students raised over $200 and collected a number of cans, an incredible effort by all.
Special thanks to our SRC who helped prepare lunch for everyone and Tom & Brooke Brown from HnM Butchery for their kind donation of vouchers.
Thank you again to everyone that supported our school as we hosted the Western Region Principal’s Meeting. Along with the Principals from all the Western Region schools we had members from our Catholic Education office, including Deputy Director, Dr Tony Bracken. The meetings were very productive and all enjoyed the hospitality provided. Dr Tony Bracken was impressed with our school and on his return to Canberra spoke about how our school is a great example of meeting the mission of the church.
Thank you Sharna, Nicole, Sharon and everyone that assisted in the catering for this meeting - it was wonderful to see all our visitors sitting in our staffroom before they left sharing a wonderful meal together created by our school community!
On behalf of IGA Management I would like to congratulate all the children who visited IGA today Thursday 24/6/21.
All the Children were so well behaved
So well mannered and so grateful of the donation of biscuits.
These Children are amazing and are welcome anytime for another visit.
We look forward to their next visit to our store.