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Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

 

Please take note of the raffle tickets sent home this week for the first P&F Fundraiser of the year. We have already had books come back today, so thank you! You must write the name and phone number of the person buying each ticket and return the butt end to the office. The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 7th May after our Mother’s Day Cake Stall outside the Post Office in Jindera.

 

WINTER UNIFORM

With the Autumn weather hitting us this week, it is time to get your Winter Uniform Orders in! Please fill in the attached sheet with uniform requirements and get it back to the office by the end of this term. Orders will be filled during the holidays. Thank you to Anastasia Byrnes for her work in coordinating this service.

 

HELPERS NEEDED!

Our Athletics Carnival is coming up quickly and the children have been working hard on honing their athletic skills! We need lots of extra hands to help out with a variety of jobs, so please fill in the attached sheet to indicate how you can help out. Looking forward to an enjoyable day of competition.

 

School Rules

At our Staff Meeting last night, we reviewed our School Rules and worked on formulating a concise set of rules and consequences to be used across the school. These rules do not replace what has been happening already, but instead consolidate it into six easily understood rules that can be applied to any situation. Having this structure in place gives us a consistent approach to behaviour management and assists teachers in getting on with the core business of learning and teaching. Please have a read of the page within this newsletter outlining the School Rules. These will be discussed as a whole school at next Tuesday’s morning assembly and implemented from that point onwards. A set of rules will be displayed in every classroom and at other key places within the school. If you have any questions about our school rules, I am more than happy to meet with you.

 

ICAS

ICAS registration forms are due back by Tuesday 5th April. Please consider if your child would be interested in sitting any of these assessments and fill out the form included within this newsletter.

School Assembly

Please come along to our School Assembly next Friday 1st April where we will share our learning and recognise students with awards.

 

As the season of Lent draws to a close, I thought it worthwhile to reflect on this quote from Pope Benedict XVI.

 

“Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life…” — Pope Benedict XVI

 

These are certainly big ideas, but as Catholics we are called to reflect on the bigger picture and to see how the hand of God is at play throughout history and in our times. In ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Frodo wonders why it is him who must take on the responsibility.

 

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

 

We are all playing a role in history. We have a ‘blank page’ on which to write and need to decide what we will do with the time given to us.

 

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Joyous and Holy Easter. Enjoy the four-day break and we will see you back at school next Tuesday.

 

God Bless

 

Luke Burton

Principal