Dear Sacred Heart Community
Opening of the School Year Mass
Thank you to all the families who were able to join us last Sunday, for our Opening of the School Year Mass. It was great to see some of our families of other religious faiths, joining our inclusive parish and school community, to celebrate what it is we have in common, a desire for a great school year. Congratulations to our 2020 year Prep students, who were officially welcomed to our community, and our senior leaders who received their leadership badges. I would like to acknowledge our beautiful school choir, who are such an integral part of any school celebration. Thank you Kate for all your work with our choir. I would also like to thank the parents who helped with refreshments in the school hall after Mass. It was great to see parishioners and school families celebrating together.
Yesterday we commenced the season of Lent with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. All our students attended the parish Mass and received the ashes. After our tragic summer with so much destruction caused by the bush fires, the symbol of the ashes is even more profound for us all. All our classes will have a focus on the season of Lent in the coming weeks in their Religious Education classes as they lead up to Easter.
District Swimming Carnival
Yesterday three of our senior students represented our school in the district swimming carnival at the Northcote Swimming Pool. Congratulations to Georgia, David and Oscar who competed in the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly events with great courage and tenacity.
Next Monday, our Year Four student Ria, is holding a bake sale at lunch time. Ria and her family will be busy baking over the weekend so that they can sell their biscuits and cakes to raise money to help with the bush fire relief effort. I now that they would be very grateful to any students who can bring a gold coin on Monday to purchase some o their cooking. Well done Ria on this fantastic initiative.
(Ria with her helpers Sinchan and Evelyn)
Congratulations to our School Captain Connor, who has been chosen by Melbourne City, to be the official goal keeper for their U12’s squad going to Abu Dhabi. In Abu Dhabi he will be part of a team playing for the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup. What an amazing experience. We are all very proud of you Connor.
Please see Alexandra's exciting classroom news for her Year One/Two class about this beautiful bear
School Closure Day
Our first school closure day for 2020 has been organised for Tuesday 28th April. On this day the staff will commence preparation for our School Review which takes place in fourth term. I will negotiate with Extend, our Out of School Care provider to offer services on this day.