Message From Our
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Next Wednesday evening Sacred Heart Sacramental children will receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, one of the seven sacramental rituals in our Catholic faith and a beautiful reminder of God’s unconditional love for each of us. Through Reconciliation we are able to make right those relationships that have been broken or fractured in our lives - relationships with God, ourselves, our families. We pray that through Reconciliation the children will experience a sense of peace from admitting things they are sorry for, saying sorry and hearing the words of forgiveness. We ask God to bless them and their families as they continue on in their Sacramental journey and wish them all well as they celebrate this special time together.
If your child/children are interested in receiving any the Sacraments but for one circumstance or another has not yet done so, please feel free to speak to me or Fr John Paul about this. Later this year many of our children will be participating in the Sacraments of Initiation – First Communion and Confirmation and we welcome anyone from Year 3 – 6 who would like to be part of this with us.
National Reconciliation Week [NRW] begins tomorrow, May 27th – June 3rd and is preceded by National Sorry Day today. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. The theme of the 2021 NRW is More Than a Word, Reconciliation Takes Action.
We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation and in playing our part, we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities and importantly as a nation. As part of NRW, our new FIRE carriers [Friends In Reconciliation Education] will be commissioned tomorrow and pledge to take on the important responsibilities that involves within our school. Thank you Michael Chisholm [CES Aboriginal Education Officer] who will join us for the commissioning ceremony and to Cath, Kath and Emily for organising many valuable activities for the week.
We were delighted to receive Laura Bradbury’s news this week that her and Matt welcome the safe arrival of their new little daughter, Lily Emma Maree Bradbury. Congratulations Laura and Matt and all our best wishes to you both.
Last night the School Advisory Council met and discussed the possibility of changing the colour or colour combination of the school polo shirt. Firstly, we need to see if this is something the school community would like and will therefore be sending a survey to families asking for their thoughts on the matter. More information will come with the survey and families will be notified when it is available. Excursions was also on the agenda. 2021 camps are already booked with 5/6 camp going to Canberra and 3/4 to Currumbene. A whole school excursion structure for 2022 and beyond will be investigated.
As the Principal of Sacred Heart School, I was very proud to spend time with families on Open Day looking at our school and it’s excellent facilities and learning programs. Thank you particularly to our Year 6 Leadership Team who led families on tours. You were great ambassadors of your school and I received many compliments on your manners, confidence and the way you proudly told families about your time at Sacred Heart. Thank you and well done. If you were considering Sacred Heart for your child’s education but were unable to visit on Open Day, please ring the school on 5824 1841 and we will gladly show you around. Enrolments for 2022 are now open and any enquiries are most welcome.
Well done to our Cross Country team who competed so well at the District Cross Country last week and a special congratulations to Annabelle Ford, Isabella Cameron and Aryan Shetty who qualified for Regionals later this term. A terrific effort everyone!
5/6 teams competed in Winter Sports Division Championships last Friday. We had teams in Soccer, Netball and Tee Ball and it was lovely to hear that everyone competed in the true Sacred Heart spirit. Thank you to all the parents who came along to support the teams.
Just a reminder that we are now in full winter uniform. Parents please check your child’s sports day and ensure this is the only day the sports uniform is worn, including footwear. We strongly encourage students to dress appropriately for these cold winter temperatures. I appreciate parent support when insisting their children wear the school uniform correctly and with pride.
A reminder that Monday June 7th is a student free day. All staff will be participating in professional learning to develop reporting and assessment processes and children will not be required at school on this day.
Congratulations to Sophie Miller and Elisa Nigro who each received the Principal’s Award.
Sophie continually shines with resilience and determination. She takes on new challenges with her lovely smile and has a go at everything, always giving it her very best. She is kind and friendly to others and always demonstrates our Sacred Heart School Values. Well done Sophie.
Elisa is really stepping out of her comfort zone to give new experiences a try and with great success. She works hard to do everything to a very high standard. She always displays our PBiS expectations and demonstrates our school values each day. Well done Elisa.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus continue to watch over our school community and bless us always.