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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.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Our school continues to work in partnership with WA Health as we respond to the pandemic. Since Tuesday 17 May, there have been fourteen confirmed positive cases at our school.
Welcome back to a new school term. It has been wonderful to see student’s smiling faces and their enthusiasm in returning to their friends, teachers and learning. This term promises to be a return to normality for students, staff and parents and we look forward to being able to have many events that we have not been able to for some time.
This will be the final newsletter for the term. Our term two calendar will be sent out to families in the first week of term two. Newsletters and calendars are available on our school website as well as a live calendar. Whilst COVID restrictions are still impacting our ability to hold events as we did pre-Covid, we are looking at hopefully having a return of some traditional events. We will communicate more around this at the commencement of next term.
This week our Year Six students will be taking part in their Leadership Camp. Whilst the camp has been condensed to two days and is limited to day activities, it will be a worthwhile and engaging experience for the students. The camp is designed for students to make new connections, test their abilities and build leadership qualities. I’m sure our students will enjoy the experiences offered to them over the next two days.