A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

I’d like to begin with a personal thank you for the amazing support my family and I have received over the last ten days or so. A special thanks to Mrs Veronica Fraraccio, our Deputy Principal, who did a fabulous job of looking after the school, which allowed me to focus on my family. It was lovely to return today and see the beautiful faces of the children and to be greeted so warmly by parents; thank you.

What better way to start a week than with ‘baby news’? Congratulations to Davina and Niklaus Andre on the birth of their twin daughters Alita and Zarah. Our prayers and best wishes remain with them at this very special time.

This morning I met with a small group of Year Six students who ‘filled me in’ on last week’s school camp. Here is a summary of their thoughts:

The camp was a lot of fun and we congratulate the Year Six group for the courage, team work and willingness to make new friends while we were away. Even though activities like the giant, swing, the flying fox and the mud run, pushed many of us out of our comfort zones, we felt supported by our peers in every activity. Because we bonded so well, no one worried if they made a mistake or did something wrong. It was great to see so many people working outside their normal friendship groups, growing in patience and in listening to one another. As a result, we feel as though we became one big family. The food was great too! We want to thank the teachers who came with us and helped to look after us, along with the camp staff and of course, our parents who supported us along the way. We hope that as a result of our time at camp, we will continue to develop our team work and leadership skills, becoming role models for the younger students in our school. We hope too that instead of being four separate senior school classes, we will operate more as a team. We believe that if we continue to work as a responsible team, we can help to make our school and community stronger.

On behalf of the school community, I would like to thank the staff who assisted in the lead up to the camp, with a special thank you to the teachers who attended camp. Thank you for your dedication and wonderful care of our Year Six students.

I also met with two of the Year Five students involved in the Bike Ed program last week. Their thoughts are as follows:

We learnt many skills essential for safe riding, both to school and when out with our friends. We learnt how to ride on different surfaces, we also learnt about intersections and round-abouts. It was fun and helpful especially if you are riding with your friends after school. The ‘big ride’ was fun especially when we were going down- hill, it was quick and easy to get there. On the way back it was a bit challenging but we thought “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, just don’t stop!” We want to say thank you to Mrs McCormick and all of the teachers and parents who helped along the way.

Obviously, our senior students had a very successful week of developing their leadership skills both with the above mentioned activities as well as the leadership incursion. Congratulations Year Five and Sixes!

Congratulations to Ryleigh and Nikita who were welcomed into the Church Family through the sacrament of Baptism on Sunday. Thank you to their families and to parish catechists, Susan and Karla who prepared them for the sacrament.

There will be an IMPORTANT SACRAMENT INFORMATION MEETING held in the school hall this Wednesday February 20th at 6pm. This meeting is essential for all families seeking information about the possibility of their child making one of the sacraments for this year: Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation. Enrolments into the sacramental process will be taken on this evening.

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Angela Glennie

Principal

Congratulations to our students of the week:

PF: Shiloh B                  PR: Evelyn H

1/2P: Meila H                1/2M: Cassandra C        1/2H: Willow F              1/2D: Nash S

3/4F: Ashley G              3/4M: Olivia C               3/4G: Zach D               3/4R:

5/6B: Sam C                 5/6P: Riley M                5/6T: Brooklyn E          5/6C: Mitchell M/Max M