Dear Parents and Caregivers
As we come to the end of the first two weeks of Term 3, I cannot believe how quickly we have come to this point. There is no easing into a term, we just take off at full speed! Thank you to all the parents and caregivers who have come in for Learning Conversations this week. If you did not book in and would like to still meet with your child’s class teacher, please email them to coordinate a time that suits you both. These conversations are vital in the home / school partnership we have.
St Mary MacKillop Feast Day / Sesquicentenary of Bridge Street
Last week you would have received an invitation to our celebration which will be held this Monday in our Performing Arts Studio. We look forward to seeing many of you at this celebration. St Mary MacKillop was an inspirational woman whose vision for all children to access a Catholic Education resulted in the start of many schools across Australia including our school on Bridge Street. More significant for our community was that St Mary MacKillop in the time she lived in Norwood and Kensington visited the students at this site so our connection to her is almost palpable.
Book Week 2022
In Week 5 we celebrate Book Week. The theme for this year is ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open.’ As in previous years there will be a Book Week parade which will be held on Monday 22 August. In preparation for this event, some of our Year 6 Leaders will be reading the shortlisted stories to our Preschool – Year 3 classes in the week leading up to Book Week. Further information related to this event will be sent out in the coming week.
Live, Lead, Learn Parent Surveys
Next week, parents will receive information to participate in the Live, Lead, Learn surveys. We encourage all parents to participate in the survey as this information will help us:
- Prioritise school improvement efforts
- Rate the school performance and
- Provide a framework for engaging in cyclical performance.
The survey will be open for parent input until Friday 26 August.
Nature Play / Grounds – William Street
Many of you may have noticed that shortly we will be commencing works at our William Street site for both the Nature Playground and the re-orientation of our Basketball / Netball courts. This work should be complete by mid-term 4. I would like to thank the staff, students, and parents for their patience over the past year with all the building works and interruptions to the play space. I know that we will soon be rewarded with wonderful grounds and play spaces for our community.
Image: Mary MacKillop portrait drawn by Pearl (Year 5).