Welcome to Week 9 Term 2
Welcome to our penultimate newsletter for this term.
Thank you for my warm welcome back from parents, students and staff this week. I had a wonderful trip visiting England, Paris, Rome, Berlin and Amsterdam. I was able to catch up with some old friends from university to celebrate our 30th anniversary of graduating!
I was also able to visit Vatican City and view St Peter's Basilica, where the altar marks the grave of St Peter.
Thank you to Ms K for her leadership during my leave, supported by Iris Devisser and Kim Davies and all staff. I knew I was leaving the school in very safe hands!
I would like to congratulate our students in Year 3 who are receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time on Sunday. Please see the article from Ms Devisser on page 4 for the details around this important event in the faith journey of these students. Thank you to the parents for their teaching and guidance, to our Year 3 teachers- Alysha Crawford, Louise Donnelly, Daniel Giovannini and Mary Stiglich- for their thorough preparation and Iris Devisser and Father Andrew for their support and input in ensuring this will be a memorable day.
Semester 1 reports will be sent home tomorrow. I would like to reiterate the information provided in last week's newsletter about the content and purpose of the reports. Teaching staff have spent a lot of time writing these reports to reflect the achievements of each student. Please read the following article from Michael Grose with some helpful tips to ensure that this is a positive time for you and your child as you celebrate the successes of this semester.
Parent / Teacher Interviews: Thanks to those who have already booked a time for the upcoming Parent / Teacher Discussions. This is a valuable opportunity for teachers and parents to celebrate the achievements of the first 2 terms of school, but also look forward and set goals for future learning. It is important that this communication occurs so there is consistency between home and school. We value our partnership with you, the parents, as the primary educators of your children. If we are all working together, then the growth and progress of the children will be greater.
If you haven't booked for next Wednesday, 26 June, please log into
https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/ and enter the code 'harag'. Interviews are available between 2pm-7:30pm.
Save the dates
Some advance notice: please put the following dates in your diaries:
Cyber safety presentation for parents Thursday 8 August commencing at 7pm. This is must do event for all parents!
School closure day Friday 23 August
I hope everyone manages to stay warm and dry as winter seems to have hit!