From the Principal

 

Dear Parents

Mother's Day offers us an opportunity to reflect on the unique qualities of mothers, grandmothers and all women who are, or who have been, mother figures in our lives. The month of May is also the month devoted to Mary, mother of Jesus. Deeply rooted in the values of St Eugene de Mazenod and the Oblate charism is the devotion to Mary. A mother’s courage, sacrifices and unconditional love are often the backdrop to our own lives. The Bible reminds us of the importance of mothers in our formation:

  • Proverbs 31:26-27 - She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.
  • Song of Solomon 8:2 - I would lead you and bring you to my mother’s house, she who has taught me.
 

On Thursday, we celebrated Mother’s Day Mass and Morning Tea. Many boys took the opportunity to be with their mothers and grandmothers to celebrate Mass and give thanks for the blessings bestowed on us by our mothers. I hope that students, staff and parents take the opportunity to show gratitude and celebrate the strength, wisdom, understanding, compassion and love of our mothers and significant women in our lives.

Happy Mother's Day!

 

 Photos submitted by - Agnieszka Cichocki 

 

Inter House Athletics Carnival

 

The Inter House Athletics Carnival is much earlier this year. We have moved the event to Friday, 24 May. Come and join us on Mackintosh Oval. The race for the Mazenod Trophy is still very tight between the 6 houses! Further details can be found under the 'House Athletics Carnival' section.

 

Mazenod School TV Special Report

Parenting Styles - What type of parent are you?

 

There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent and we can often be the harshest of critics with our own parenting. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!

 

Raising children can bring parents and caregivers the greatest of joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.

 

In this Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

 

Here is the link to your special report: 

Parenting Styles

 

 

Enjoy the week ahead

“Be firm in goodness.”  - St Eugene

 

Andrew Watson

Principal