Parents are asked to please read the letter belowand to reflect upon the conversations that you may find yourself caught up in from time to time, or indeed, on those conversations that you may have initiated.
To be clear, there is no place for judgemental talk in our school.
Those who spend their time talking negatively about others need to rethink.
Conversations have a way of coming back to school when parents talk about other parents, staff members and/or children. While we feel that the parents that engage in this type of behaviour are in the minority, it is good for all of us to reflect and make sure that we are continuing to ‘aim high’
As a school based upon Gospel values, we have high expectations of each and every person. While the secular world might hold up gossip, put downs and negativity as having some entertainment value, in real life it is hurtful and unjust.
Hopefully all of us are growing in wisdom and discernment as each day passes. In this way we can be the very best version of ourselves; the very best parents we can be for our precious, impressionable children.
All the very best for your meeting with teachers and children today – may it be a positive,uplifting and valuable experience for all involved!
Thank you for making the time to attend to encourage and motivate your child to keep on persisting and doing their best, while also supporting them to remain curious and rewarding creativity in their thinking!
As part of our whole school focus on Social Justice this term, and as an acknowledgment of our deep respect for the Aboriginal people who first walked this land of ours, we invited Father Giovanni to come and bless the plaques we have just installed on each of our classroom doors.
The message on the plaques reminds us of the presence of the Aboriginal people millennia before the making of the Australian colonies and the Australian nation.
More information on current or previous Social Justice Statements is available from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) website: www.acsjc.org.au.
Thank you Father Giovanni and students for your presence and participation and may we all continue to be mindful of ways that we can contribute to reconciliation and a bright and positive future for all our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and for children everywhere.
A huge thank you to Alison and Bec in particular, as well as the special parents who supported them to run both the School Disco and the Wine & Cheese gathering on Friday evening – a really great night for all involved!
An equally special thank you to all of our very special staff, who donated a precious Friday night to support us all.
It is always wonderful to watch children having a lot of fun and experiences like the disco are a terrific opportunity for them to be with friends in a different environment, dancing with gusto, singing at the top of their lungs, laughing and zooming around! Thanks to Mums and Dads for encouraging them to come along and join in, as we know it can be a big ask on a Friday night!
To those parents who wandered over for a chat, a drink and some cheese and crackers, thank you for supporting the P&F – it was really lovely to see you and we are glad that you had an opportunity to catch up with one another. I think you will agree that our new Learning Hub space is fabulous and some of the cost of the renovation was met by the use of P&F funds, so thank you again for your valued support.