Dear Parents, Friends, Staff, and Students
Road Safety and Car Parking
I am always grateful to our parents for their care and courtesy of other road users when using the school drive-through and car park. However, we have seen a few mishaps this past week that could have resulted in an accident. A few reminders may be necessary:
- Please reverse park when using the car park. This is a safety precaution to ensure our little people are safe.
- Please move up the waiting bays when waiting to enter the drive-through pick-up line. The backlog on the road can get dangerous and the sooner all vehicles can get into the school drive-through, the better.
- Pedestrians should always use the footpaths when walking to their parked cars – both before and after school.
- Cars should not be parked in the kiss-and-drop bays. Parents wishing to park and exit their vehicles must use the main car park.
- Carers and students should only cross the road using the marked pedestrian crossing. This is an important adult-lead example for our children.
Merit Awards Week 5
Congratulations to our Week 5 Merit Award recipients.
Holy Week Liturgies
Parents and friends are encouraged to come along to the Holy Week Liturgies during the final week of Term One. Each year level, Pre-Primary to Year Six, will present a liturgy for the whole school community, commencing on Monday 3rd April. Parents and friends are encouraged to come along:
- Monday 3rd April 9.00 am – PP and Year 1: Palm Sunday Liturgy.
- Tuesday 4th April 11.30am -Year 2: Jesus in the Temple
- Wednesday 5th April 9.00am – Year 3 and 4: The Last Supper
- Thursday 6th April 9.00 am – Year 5 and 6: Stations of the Cross.
The Liturgy on 6th April will be followed by morning tea for all parents and visitors.
Parents are reminded that the Holy Week Liturgies are in place of year-level masses and liturgies in Term One.
Sacramental Commitment Masses 11th and 12th March
Students in Years 3, 4 and 6 who are receiving a Sacrament this year are expected to come along to one of the Parish Masses at St Francis of Assisi Church, this weekend to make their commitment to preparing to receive their Sacrament. Students may attend any of the following Masses:
Saturday 11th March – 6.00 pm
Sunday 12th March – 8.00 am, 9.30 am or 6.00 pm.
Meetings With Teachers
Parents are reminded that they are welcome to make an appointment to see a teacher at any time during the term. It is always best for parents to contact teachers, in the first instance, should they have any concerns or queries about their child. Please avoid speaking to other parents about issues that occur during the day at school. Instead, please direct your query or concern directly to the teacher concerned so that issues can be addressed carefully and in a timely manner.
Parents are reminded that students in Year 3 and Year 5 will participate in NAPLAN testing next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please look out for a letter and timetable that is going home today.
Cybersafe Workshop for Parents
Parents and friends are reminded about the Cybersafe Workshop on Thursday 16th March in the library commencing at 6.30 pm. The workshop will assist parents in ensuring their children are safe in navigating the cyber world. At least one parent from each family is strongly encouraged to attend. The evening will commence with refreshments at 6.30 pm. Please register via the link: https://form.jotform.com/230531509065854
Kindy and Pre-Kindy Enrolments 2024
Parents are reminded that we are currently processing enrolment forms for Kindy and Pre-Kindy in 2024. Kindy interviews will take place in Weeks 8 and 9 of Term One. Pre-Kindy interviews will take place early in Term Two. Siblings of current students must be enrolled using the usual procedures. Please collect an enrolment pack from the administration office.
Third Week of Lent
Every summer seems to get a little longer and a little hotter. We have all become conscious of issues surrounding water. Either there seems to be too much, as during last year’s summer floods or when the sea levels rise in the Pacific. Other times, there seems to be too little water when the rivers in our country run low or members of God’s family around the world experience drought. This week, Caritas Australia shares with us an account of its response to a water shortage in Zimbabwe. Thanks to our support for Project Compassion, Caritas is involved in providing access to water in many places. It seems such a basic thing. One we mostly take for granted. But once a community has access to water, it grows in every possible way. People have more time for healthcare and education. People find the energy to build their future.
We pray that all people will have just access to the necessities of life, especially water.
May we, in our support for Project Compassion this Lent,
do all we can to become a source of hope for those who thirst.
Saint Patrick’s Day Project Compassion Fundraiser
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on Friday 17th March. Students are encouraged to wear something green to school with their sports uniform to mark the day. There will be green goodies for sale, courtesy of the Mini Vinnies Association, and all money raised will go towards our efforts for Project Compassion. Further details will be sent home via Seesaw.
Best wishes to Miss Sheldrick, Mrs Hewitt, Mrs Tormey, and the Year 6 students for an enjoyable and successful cricket carnival today.
Thank you to the P&F for all their hard work in ensuring the success of the Cadbury Chocolates Fundraiser. Please pop into the office as soon as you can if you have not yet managed to collect your boxes.
Have a wonderful weekend.