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I wish you a happy and holy Christmas and trust you will find the time to reflect on the miracle that is Christmas – the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. I hope you have time to spend with your family and to enjoy the festive season together giving thanks for the year that has been.
I thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Sacred Heart community and wish you the safest and most relaxing holiday period.
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 items and learning the words to songs. More information about the evening will be forthcoming and I hope that you are able to attend.
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 and Percussion Ensemble perform. Special thanks must also go to Mrs Vinci and our tutors Alex and Bronwen for their hard work. Mrs Ripley 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.
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 second place overall and was only a few points behind the winning school. See further pages in this newsletter for a full report on the event.
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 three to have made the transition to the summer uniform.
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 skills 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 Carnival. The Carnival is held over two days (Monday and Tuesday) and detailed information will be sent home regarding the day. We look forward to seeing the children involved in a variety of events and showcasing the 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.
Today and next Monday we have children performing in both soloists’ sections and 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 Percussion ensemble received a Certificate of Merit and will be performing their piece at the upcoming Year 1 Assembly. Best of luck to our children involved in the Performing Arts.
What an amazing week we had last week with many events taking place. We celebrated Luna’s 1st Birthday, our Interschool Cross Country team came in second place and our Percussion Ensemble 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 commitments to practice, rehearse and commit to these pursuits.
Term Three started with Sacred Heart celebrating NAIDOC Week. On Monday we had a special guest at school, Uncle Barry, who welcomed us to country with a traditional Smoking Ceremony. Then on Wednesday the students took part in a NAIDOC Week Liturgy and had the opportunity to try kangaroo sausages for lunch, courtesy of Woolworths. The children finished off NAIDOC Week by...