Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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Yesterday we celebrated the great Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, patroness of Australia. We had a beautiful Mass and then processed to Our Lady’s Shrine in the garden whilst praying the Rosary. Thank you to the SRC for their fine work on the cupcakes once again and to all those involved in cooking soup and coordinating a special lunch to celebrate the feast.

 

Gymnastics

Last week we began a four-week gymnastics program for our primary students thanks to receiving some funding from Sporting Schools. It looked like a lot of fun and the students learnt some nifty new skills. Thank you to Miss McCormack for organising Flyaway Gymnastics to run this program. I hope the students enjoy the next few sessions.

Bunnings BBQ

Well done to the P&F for a most successful day at the Bunnings BBQ last Saturday. We cooked up 575 sausages, 11kg of onions and went through 36 loaves of bread, which made for a busy day. A huge thanks to the parents, staff and students who manned the operation across the day. We made a profit of close to $1300 which will go towards some great resources for our school across the year. We thank Bunnings for this fundraising opportunity and look forward to the next time we get drawn from the ballot.

 

P&F Raffles

The Mother’s Day Raffle raised $550! A super effort thanks everyone. The wood raffle has raised $640 so far. Please sell the last of these tickets and have them in by Friday morning. We will draw the raffle at our Whole School Assembly after Mass on Friday.

 

ICAS Assessments

On Tuesday we held the first of the ICAS Assessments – Digital Technologies. These assessments will be conducted over the next few weeks and some into next term for those students who have chosen to take up the opportunity. All our Year 8s and 10s will complete the English and Mathematics Assessments next term.

 

P&F Subcommittee

Thank you to those who were able to make it to the P&F Subcommittee last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming Gala Dinner and Fete. Please have a read of attached letter and respond if you are able to assist with gathering donations for these fabulous events. We really need to keep the ball rolling, so please reply promptly.

 

Illness

There has been quite a lot of illness throughout the school this term. I ask that you please be vigilant with monitoring your children’s health. Whilst missing school is never encouraged, sometimes a day or two at home to rest and get better is what is needed and it helps to prevent illness being passed on to others at the school also. Thank you for your assistance and understanding.

 

Last call for personalised winter scarves! Send $5 in an envelope to the office by next Wednesday.

 

Our first Assembly for the term is this Friday, so please come along and enjoy the students sharing their learning.

 

God Bless

 

Luke Burton

(Principal)