Principals Message



In our role as parents our courage is often tested when someone is angry with us, withdraws from us, becomes disconnected from us, perhaps shuts us out: when someone makes demands on us while showing no regard for our feelings or our need sometimes to say “no”.  Our courage will be tested if this someone is our own child.


It will take courage to stay loving and not demand that our child be the person we want them to be, rather than who they are.  It will take courage to ensure that our reaction is motivated by what is best for our child rather than what is convenient for us.

On occasion, our children will test our willingness to stand firm on our own values, principles and convictions.  But if we are active parents, that is, have the courage to take the lead in our family, we can encourage our children to be co-operative rather than in conflict, to be responsible rather than shallow and selfish.  Our children need to see us as active parents, who conduct ourselves with confidence and conviction as we encounter and deal with the challenges all parents face.


As the mid-year holidays approach, it is wise to consider family activities for your children that will positively energise them.  They have been busily engaged in their learning and production practice over the past 9 weeks and whilst they will need some down-time they will also need to be kept busy and happy.  The mid-year holidays are a great time to have playdates, sleepovers, family BBQs, movie dates, shopping trips and trips to places of interest.  Enjoy this time with your children…I can tell you from my own experience that they are not little for long and this precious time will not return.



This Friday is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  This is traditionally the day that we make donations to the St Vincent de Paul Winter appeal.  I know that during the past few weeks when on duty I have been grateful for my warm jacket and gloves.  I often think of those less fortunate who do not have warm clothes or a restful bed in which to sleep. 

On Friday, we are asking our students to make a donation of non-perishable food (with current use by date), clothing or blankets/doonas.  These will be given to our local St V de P Conference for distribution.



Thanks to the P & F members Aroha, Katrina, Brynne and Melissa for cooking and serving the sausages on Friday.  It was great to see some of our parents visiting their child/ren’s classrooms and to also welcome new families to our school.



Tonight there is a Parent Information meeting (for parents only) for the upcoming Sacramental program which will commence at 4.45pm in the presbytery.



We look forward to our Production “Circus Splendida” on Thursday evening.  The students and teachers are very excited about their song and dance routines.  The children are asked to be at the hall by 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. 

Tickets are available at the door for $5.00 individual or $10.00 for a family. 

There will be a raffle on the night ($2.00 each or 3 for $5.00) with first prize a $100.00 IGA voucher, second prize $50.00 cash and third prize a Gus and Ollie’s voucher. 

Thanks to Dickinson Shearing for their generous donation.

There will be an intermission where the P&F will be selling: 

Sandwiches for $2.00; Tea & coffee for $1.00; 

Chocolate bars for $2.00; Small bags of chips for 0.50c; Freddo frog for $1.00; 

Bags of Easter eggs for $3.00 or a box for $50.00. 

Cans of drink or water for $2.00; 

These transactions will be cash only.

Thank you to Mrs Jamieson and all the staff who have put in a lot of time and effort in preparing the students costumes and decorations.



Student reports will be uploaded to PAM on Thursday.  In week 2 and 3 of Term 3 you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the report and to reset their goals.



Term 2 finishes on Friday June 24th at 2:20pm.  Term 3 Commences on Monday July 11th. 

Thank you for your support during first semester, we are very grateful that while there has been a high-volume of colds, flus and gastro, there hasn’t been any lockdowns or remote learning. 

We continue to pray for our school community and in particular anyone who is unwell.  We pray for peace in our world and for those who may be experiencing difficulty in their life.




Kind regards

Catherine Fraser