Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,
Friends. We could not do without them. Lord, thank you for them.
For all the fun times we've shared. For the things we share and do for each other.
For thinking, helping and caring for each other so we can grow to be better individuals.
Help us to make friends with those who have no friends.
Lord, Thank you for our friends.
We know how important our friends are as adults, especially during the challenging times we have faced this year. Our children are the same. Having friends is an important support for them both at school and away from school. As the children have returned to school after time away from their friends, having a supportive social circle has been even more important.
Our Whole School Expectations capture this in the area of Respect. Our statements about respect reflect the importance of how we treat, speak, listen and act towards each other.
I treat my peers, teachers and learning environment with respect.
I show appreciation for the efforts of others.
I speak kindly to others.
I show justice and fairness to all.
I listen carefully to others.
Respect is the glue that holds our relationships together. Receiving respect from others is important because it helps us to feel safe and to express ourselves.
Being respected by important people in our lives such as our classmates teaches us how to be respectful toward others. Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them. Respect in your relationships with other people builds feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing. Respect doesn’t have to come naturally – it is something you learn.
The teachers have been focussing on these important ways of behaving in their classroom conversations and when talking with children on the playground.
As no doubt you already know, due to the current restrictions, it is not possible to hold a graduation Mass in the same form as other years which we appreciate is very disappointing.
We are working to find a way that we are able to celebrate this special time in the lives of our Grade 6 students.
At this stage, we will be having a “Graduation Ceremony” during the day and we are organising for this ceremony to be live streamed so Parents and extended family members will be able to watch.
We will then have our Graduation lunch at school as normal.We will keep you fully informed as the details are finalised.
Thank you for your understanding.
As per the fee letter sent to families on 6th April 2020, Important Message about School Fees, there will not be an automatic reduction in school fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
School fees are an essential portion of resources for the operation of our school and assist our leaders and staff to enhance curriculum and teaching programs. Therefore, we are asking, for those who can, to continue to support the school financially.
If you have concerns about your financial situation, please contact Maria Churton, School Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can explore confidential financial support arrangements to enable your child(ren)’s education at our school to continue.
Cancellation of Student Activities
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all student activities for the remainder of 2020 have been cancelled. This now includes the junior swimming program, the Grade 1/2 Camp experience and any further excursions. Gr 3, 4 and 6 camps.
Credits for these student activities will be processed in the coming weeks, updated fee statements will then be issued. If this credit results in your fee account being overpaid a refund may be requested. Such requests must be submitted in writing, via email to email@example.com.
If any family has recently become eligible for a Centrelink concession or health care card please notify the office. You may also be eligible for the CSEF payment and a fee concession. The CSEF program for 2020 has been extended until 27th November 2020.
Each person created by God is unique, each with different gifts. Some people seem to be more gifted than others, but what God asks of us is that we fully use the talents/gifts that we are given. In this week's gospel we read a parable about using the talents that we are given to the full so that they grow and multiply. We are not given our talents to hide away from others so that they are wasted. God has given each one of us talents as a sign of his love, these are gifts from God. How are we using these gifts? What can we do to share our talents with those around us?
Each week students from each class are awarded Student of the Week certificates. These children are nominated for the example they have been within the school based on the School Wide Expectation focus for that week. The weekly focus will be from Wednesday until Tuesday the following week. Awards will be presented to students in class until assemblies can resume.
In Week 6 the School Wide Expectation focus was Resilience.
I view mistakes as a learning opportunity.
I persist through challenges and difficulties in my learning.
The award winners for week 6 were:
|Jett D'Angelo||Brock McInnes||Oliver Wilson|
|Isabelle Paulet||Jaymes Johnstone||Callan Van Der Meer|
|Raiden Buhagiar||Joel Wilson||Levi Palmer|
|Maia Bragger||Austin Freshwater||Amayus Dentoom|
|William Calabro||Hudson Young||Wil Walker|
|Tayt Talerico||Rylee Martin||Jasmine Marshall|
|Odin Heystraten||Spencer Campbell||Mal Quail|
|Haylee McInnes||Adam Hurley||Nekeisha Piening|
|Gracie Pryce||Brian Marshall||Tilly Radford|
|Bethany Ritchie||Melanie Stanistreet||Darby Murtagh|
|Farida Hussein||Chloe Szkwarek|