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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.
Welcome back to a new term! We have had a great start to the term and the children have all settled back into school nicely. A big welcome back to Mrs Sandra Maguire who has returned to staff as our new Kindergarten teacher. I know you will make her feel welcome.
This will be our final newsletter for the term and our Term 3 planner will come home with it today. Please highlight any important dates and place them into your diaries to ensure you are prepared for the term ahead. Next term is a busy term with many extra curricula activities as the Spirit of the Arts performing arts festival takes place. I can’t wait to see the performances from our hard working choir and dance troupe.
This week we celebrate Sacred Heart Day, in reverence to our founding Sisters and their devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is a much loved day in our school year and is fun-filled for the children whilst also drawing their attention to the meaning of our school name and the link to the Loreto Sisters’ traditions. The funds raised on Sacred Heart Day are used to support Lifelink and also to donate to Loreto school missions in the developing world.
This coming weekend is an extra-long weekend, as the school has a professional development day on Tuesday 6 June. Children will return to school on Wednesday 7 June. The teachers will be spending the day working on school reports and also engaged in training specific to their roles. We look forward to seeing the children back on Wednesday.
I trust Mother’s Day was a success for our families and that you were able to spend some quality time together. It was wonderful to see so many Mums and female role models at our Mass and morning tea last Friday. I would also like to thank the P&F for organising our Mother’s Day stall – I hope your child/ren chose you something special.
Welcome back to a new school term. It has been wonderful to see students smiling faces and their enthusiasm in returning to their friends, teachers and their learning. This term we look forward to many exciting events that you can locate on our term planner. Please ensure you have it on your fridge or in a handy spot so you know what is coming up