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Next Friday evening we will be having our school Christmas Concert. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather together and get into the Christmas spirit. The children have been busily preparing their dances and learning the moves to all of the songs. Reminder information about the evening will be forthcoming and I hope that you are able to attend.
This week we had our Music Concert. It was fantastic to see the progression of the students who have lessons at Sacred Heart and to also see the Choir perform. Special thanks must also go to Mrs Vinci and our music tutors Alex, Keenan and Bronwen for their hard work. Mrs Therkelsen and Mrs Cannell also assisted on the night backstage. If you are interested in your child receiving music tuition, please refer to further information attached from Lumen or see the ladies at the front office. Next year students in years three to six are eligible to have lessons.
This week our Interschool Athletics Team has been involved in two days of competition. Mr Bouffler has been busy training the students and they have performed extremely well. The team took out third place overall. A full report on the event will come through in our next Newsletter.
Welcome back to the new term and the last for the year. I hope you managed to have some quality family time together and that your children are well rested for the busy term ahead. We are now in summer uniform and the children will have until the end of week two to have made the transition to the summer uniform.
Welcome to the last newsletter for Term 3 2022. Although we are wrapping up the term, we have certainly been keeping busy as a school community.
This coming week we have children performing as part of the school choir in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. It is fantastic that children get an opportunity to share their skills and talents in this format. Our Christian Dance Troupe recently received a certificate of Excellence and we hope they will be invited to perform as part of the Spirit of the Arts concert. Best of luck to all our children involved in the Performing Arts.
What an amazing week we had last week with many events taking place. We celebrated Luna’s 2nd birthday, our Interschool Cross Country team came in second place and our Christian Dance Troupe performed at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. It is great to see children being involved in so many different activities and getting the opportunity to show their skills and talents. Thank you to the staff of Sacred Heart for providing these opportunities and parents and guardians for supporting your children in their dedication to practice, rehearse and commit to these pursuits. I have attached the adjudication sheet from the Christian Dance performance as it was a remarkable result.
Welcome back to a new term! We have had a great start with our special NAIDOC celebrations that took place last week. Starting with a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Barry, we had three days of food, fun, prayer, learning and activities. The Boorloo Cultural Experiences Dance Group led the school through some fantastic traditional dances incorporating story telling. Many thanks to the school’s Aboriginal Perspectives Team for organising all of the amazing activities for the week and for Woolworths for donating our kangaroo sausages.
This coming weekend is an extra-long weekend, as the school’s Catholic Day is on Tuesday 7 June. Children will return to school on Wednesday 8 June. Over the next two Fridays (3rd and 10th June) our Year 6 students will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. The students have been preparing for some time and I wish the students all the best for this milestone in their faith life.
As I write this newsletter I am at home having completed a period of isolation due to the COVID virus. Our school is being impacted in a large way with both staff and students being infected and thus needing to stay away from school. Please be patient as we navigate though this challenging time and do your part by keeping your child home if they have symptoms. At this stage we have been able to weather the storm and cover all classes with relief staff, much to the credit of our hard working Assistant Principals. I look forward to returning to school next week, symptom free and ready to get back to work.