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A big thankyou to all our families that attended our Parent Information sessions last night. If you were unable to attend, the booklets and slides from the evening will be available on our school website very soon. Alternatively, you could contact your child’s teacher for a copy.
Welcome back to a new school year! I hope both yourselves and your child/ren have had a restful break and are now ready for the new year ahead. It has been wonderful to see the children arriving in uniform looking so ready for their new classes and learning experiences to come.
Next Friday 1 December 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. A reminder gates open from 5.30pm to allow families time to purchase dinner from the food trucks. Children are under parent supervision until the bell rings at 6.40pm when students must make their way up to their classrooms. The concert starts at 7pm. This event is an alcohol and smoking (including vaping) free zone. More details about the concert can be found further down in the newsletter.
Last 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 Joel, Keenan and Bronwen for their hard work. Mrs Min and Mrs Cannell also assisted on the night backstage. If you are interested in your child receiving music tuition, please see the ladies at the front office for more information. Next year students in years three to six are eligible to have lessons.
Our ACM will take place on the 22 November in our school hall. The P&F will provide a light supper commencing at 6.30pm. We will start the ACM promptly at 7pm. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.
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 fifth place overall out of eight teams and were only twenty-six points behind second place, so it was very close!
Whilst we haven’t quite had the warm weather yet, it is coming. I would like to remind parents that the school has a policy that if a child does not have a hat they must remain in undercover areas during play times. All children must also have a water bottle at school that they can fill. This will become increasingly important as the weather warms up.
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. All uniform items can be purchased through the Willetton Uniform Concepts Store at 30 Kembla Way, Willetton.
What a busy term we have had with both Athletics and Performing Arts events taking place and our children being involved in so many exciting activities. It has been wonderful to see children develop, show their talents and excel in their areas of interest during this time. I’m sure the children are ready for a well-deserved break after such an exciting and action-packed term.
Next week we have our school Athletics Carnivals. The Carnival is held over two days Field Events on Tuesday 5 September for Years 4 to 6 at Langford and Athletics Carnival on Friday 8 September for PP to Year 6 students held on the school oval. Detailed information will be sent home regarding these days. We look forward to seeing the children involved in a variety of events and showcasing their skills they have been developing in their Physical Education classes. I thank Mr Braid Bouffler in advance for all his hard work in organising the carnival and preparing students for the events.
Next week we have children performing as part of the school choir in the Catholic Performing Arts Festiva and our Dance Troupe is also performing. It is fantastic that children get an opportunity to share their skills and talents in this format. Best of luck to all our children involved in the Performing Arts and a big thankyou to Mrs Christina Vinci who coordinates our Arts program and the staff and parents that have been assisting her. I look forward to the performances.
It is a pleasure to write this section of the newsletter on behalf of Mr Gibb’s while he is attending the National Principal Conference in Tasmania. This is a very important conference for all principals in both private and state education systems. The continual professional development of principals and school staff is extremely important, so we hope that Mr Gibbs feels renewed in his work as our principal on his return to Sacred Heart next week.
Today is Primary Principal Day! We take the opportunity to thank Mr Gibbs for his work as our school Principal. We are truly grateful for his leadership at our school.