Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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Well, I am about to make gumboots standard issue on the uniform list! What a wet and muddy week it has been. One student walked out onto our playground earlier in the week and came back with a two-word report. “Pure Mud!” I congratulate our students for getting through the week so far and showing flexibility and patience with the majority of our playground unusable. Thank you to the senior students who took on some supervision duties in the hall the other day. ‘Dead Fish’ was a great choice.

 

Legion Junior Fun Day – report from Mrs Tingle
The older legionaries, Queen of Confessors Praesidium, attended the Junior Fun Day at the Legion of Mary Headquarters, Magnificat House, in Melbourne during the holidays. A highlight for the boys was serving at the Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea.  Everyone also walked through the Holy Door of Mercy at this beautiful church. After lunch at Magnificat House legionaries enjoyed the fun activities organised by the seminarians and performed a round of Dona Nobis Pacem for everyone. A tram ride on the City Circle around the major tourist attractions of the CBD was a great way to finish the day. Legionaries would like to thank our wonderful drivers Mr Bell, Mr Mahoni and Br Brian Hessian.

 

Parent Information Evening

We are very privileged to have Gerard O’Shea coming to present at our Term 3 Parent Evening on Friday 12th August. Gerard will present on a Christian Approach to Human Sexuality. A night not to be missed!

 

Primary School Eisteddfod

Well done to our Yr 1-6 Students who took part in the Eisteddfod yesterday. We were very proud of the way the students conducted themselves. Their uniforms were immaculate and they sang beautifully. Thank you to Mr Flores for his preparation of these children for the event. We await the final results, but it is a great experience regardless of the outcome.

 

Saint Mary MacKillop Gala Dinner – 6th August

Only a week to go and we need your help and support.

It is very exciting to have the Gala Dinner just around the corner. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards the new sports court, which is much needed!! (“Pure Mud” remember) Please rally up as many people as you can! Any donations of new items or services that could be auctioned would be greatly appreciated. Please leave them at the school office.

Deadline for bookings is 10am THIS WEDNESDAY. Call Fiona with your names and table bookings asap  please.

 

Secondary School P/T Interviews

Thank you to the parents who were able to come along to meetings on Tuesday evening. These meetings give us a great opportunity to talk about your children and their strengths and challenges. The insights you are able to give us about your children really help us to work together in doing what is best for them, so thank you. If you have any feedback about the interview process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

BISSA Report from Mr Couture

The 2016 BISSA Athletics Carnival was a great success for our school. Running with perseverance, Johanna Ryan placed third in the 1500m. Tom Van Der Horst displayed Herculean might in his second place finish in the javelin. Both of these exemplary students have the privilege to compete at the state level in Sydney in September. Another notable performance was Tom Irwin with a 5th place finish in the 1500m. Congratulations to all students for their efforts and success!

 

It is a very busy time at the moment. Gala Dinner, Fete preparations, Book Week, Saint Mary MacKillop Feast Day amongst many other things. Many people put in hours and hours of work to ensure we can provide these great events for our school community. I want to thank all of you for your generous contributions to our school, whether that be through donations to the building fund, working bees or the various other volunteer jobs you take on – many of these are unseen. You are much appreciated.

 

God Bless

 

 

Luke Burton (Principal)