Welcome back to a new term everyone! We hope that you were able to enjoy some special time with your children over the holidays and that life is treating you kindly.
Time certainly flies, so let us all make the most of the time we have in this second half of the year. Here at school, we are continually challenged to use our time as wisely and as effectively as we can, for the good of each child’s learning and wellbeing. Teachers have spent much time planning the learning opportunities ahead and we are all looking forward to supporting your child to aim high this term, in all areas of school life.
As a Catholic school, we continue to support children to look at the world through eyes of wonder and awe. May we strive to be the very best people and role models we can be to the children under our wing and may we be sustained in our vocation as parents and educators, by our faith in a God of great love and goodness.
Learning to ‘step back’ from the busyness and flurry of daily life and to reflect; taking stock of where we are heading; reassessing our priorities; and reinvesting in the really important areas of family life, especially in regard to our spiritual journey and relationships, has the potential of bringing our family much joy, peace and well-being.
Family life has a number of challenges to navigate. The stronger our community, the more authentic our genuine care and regard for one another, the greater the support for families navigating their way through a time poor, tech challenged world of mixed and competing values.
It has been wonderful catching up with children after their holiday break and despite the drizzly conditions, they all appear to be very excited and happy to be back at school, ready for another ten weeks of learning and fun!
As always, we will be monitoring their academic progress and their social and emotional progress throughout the semester, to support their growth as positive, confident, cooperative, creative, kind and responsible students in our school. When this is mirrored at home as well the child has an amazing opportunity to really FLOURISH!
Staff are also rearing to go after a good rest. Over the holidays we had some exciting news – Miss Fee, one of our Education Assistant’s in Year 2 was proposed to! An Engagement is of course always cause for much celebration on staff and we wish her and her new fiance a lifetime of happiness ahead!
Term Three is Performing Arts term – a time for our students to showcase their wonderful talents in the Arts Learning Area! We are very much looking forward to watching our : school choir; school band; Christian dance troupe; contemporary dance troupe; speech and drama students.
Parents are asked to please check the Term Three Planner
Our school cross country is to be held this Friday – please look out for a web post from Mr Davis regarding details of this event!
Thank you to all families for:
- greeting all families and staff warmly as you move around our school
- communicating respectfully and thoughtfully to teachers – in emails, on the phone and in face to face communications.
- supporting your child with their Purposeful Practice grids
- meeting your commitment with school fees and staying in touch with us if you need extra time or consideration.
- getting behind P&F initiatives – the school disco and drinks and nibbles night is coming up soon and sponsor sheets for the Family Colour Run are coming home this week.
- working on creating a family life that does no harm; a place where your children learn the value of good manners; of appreciating difference; of contributing to the greater good; of saying sorry; of learning to forgive; of working hard and playing hard too; of being kind – to ourselves and to one another; of the power of prayer; of giving service to others….
All the very best everyone and looking forward to a great term ahead!