Friday, 24th March
Gospel Value - Compassion
Victoire Larmenier showed compassion by seeking to relieve the suffering of those with whom she came in contact.
Be compassionate as your heavenly Father is compassionate. (Luke 6:36)
Being open and attentive to the whole person, spiritually, physically and emotionally, we show empathy for the suffering of others and try to relieve that suffering.
We have our Parent/Teacher conferences coming up next week. Bookings are made through Compass and the booking portal will close on Sunday. Learning conferences are an opportunity for parents/carers and teachers to share and celebrate student achievement as well as discuss opportunities for future growth. As always, we keep the student at the centre of all discussions. We are student focused with learning for life as our aim.
Circle of Life program
Next week we also have our Circle of Life program. Circle of Life provides a Catholic approach to relationships and sexuality education. Students have class sessions through out the week but we start the program on Monday with our Parent Session at 5.30pm in the Nazareth Centre. The parent session provides an insight into the aim and philosophy of the program, what the students will be learning as well as helping parents with an approach to answer ‘tricky’ questions that their child may have.
We have had two partial lockdowns in recent weeks which were communicated to you via email and/or Compass. Whilst it was unfortunate to have to enact these they were a necessary action we had to take. So it is timely to share with you the difference between a partial lockdown and a full lockdown. A partial lockdown means that students and staff are to stay inside the school buildings and carry on with their normal learning. Students and staff are able to move through out the inside of the buildings (to toilets, different rooms etc) but are not go outdoors. There are many reasons why a partial lockdown are called but at the core is the need to keep staff and students safe, with the indoor spaces being the best place for this to occur. A full lockdown is where not only are students and staff required to stay indoors but also to lock internal doors and move to spaces that can not be viewed from the outside. Staff have enacted our partial lockdowns with calm professionalism whilst being sensitive and compassionate towards the needs of the students and each other. Students have participated in the partial lockdowns with responsibility and in a calm manner. I am deeply grateful for how our students and staff have conducted themselves during these times.
The Brixhibition judging has taken place and the winners will be announced at assembly on Monday, with photos to follow. There were so many amazing Lego constructions it was very hard to judge. I was very impressed with the level of creativity and detail. Well done to all the participants!
Celebration of Student Achievements
If your child participates in an activity outside of school and you would like to share with the school community your child’s involvement in or achievement in it, please send in a photo or two as well as a small blurb about it so we can share it in the school newsletter.
Dates to Remember ...
- 27th-29th March - Learning Conferences (Parent/Tr Meetings)
- 3rd April - School Photos 📸
- 6th April - Last day of Term 1
- 24th April - STUDENT FRE DAY
- 25th April - ANZAC Day (public holiday)
- 26th April - Term 2 begins
- 27th April - P&F AGM @ 7pm in the Nazareth Centre
Farm Days ...
- 24th March - Grade 5
- 31st March - Grade 1
Grade 6 Wineglass Bay Walk
Wednesday 22nd March
Grade 6 walk to Wineglass Bay. Once we got to the car park we got split into grpoups and started the ascent up to the saddle. The climb was fun and the views were nice. Once we were at the top we took a nice photo and had some food.
The decent was fun and we played at the beach for a while and had lunch. Then we went back to the bus and drove to a shop where we got ice-creams, and they were really good.
Nate & Alex (grade 6)
Parents & Friends AGM
Circle of Life
The Parent & Caregivers’ Evening is on Monday 27th March from 5:30 - 6:30.
The children will be having sessions at school next week with age appropriate information.
Please read attached information.
Library at Lunchtime
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.
School Photos are on Monday 3rd April. A flyer is being sent home today with the eldest child.
Lunch orders have begun.
Can you please login to your FlexiSchools account and make sure to move your children to the correct grade for 2023.
If you do not have an account, please go to https://user.flexischools.com.au/login?returnUrl=/home and create one. This is where ALL orders are placed each week.
We do not accept any orders at school.