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Dear Parents and Friends,
I send out my very best wishes to all families as we find ourselves in lockdown and doing remote learning once again! So far, from all reports, the online learning has been going very well. In the Teams class meetings today, the students were very excited to see their teachers and one another. I know that many parents are juggling working from home or on site, childcare arrangements and remote learning which is a huge effort! I commend you for all you do and thank you for posing questions respectfully when there have been minor issues with technology to resolve. Please ensure that your children do not use the Teams channels for idle ‘chit-chat’ as this is filling up the site with unnecessary messages and it makes it very hard to find the messages of importance that are posted by the teachers. Students are to ask questions and respond to questions and work via the Seesaw and Google Classrooms platforms only.
Starting next week, every class will have 2 Teams Online Meetings per week. These will be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday according to the same roster that was used for today’s video sessions.
We were so very fortunate to fit in the Super Hero Fun Day before the lockdown started! Thank you to one and all for getting into the spirit of the day. I know the teachers are working hard to make learning as much fun as possible for the students over the next weeks but it’s not quite like being together to share the good times. All the staff miss the students and families and we can’t wait for the day when we can all come together again. In the meantime, we just need to remain focused on staying safe and well.
New Principal - visit postponed
Mr Greg Walker, the incoming Principal, was going to be introduced to the community at the morning assembly on 20th August. However, given the current lockdown, this will not be happening. I will advise the community when a suitable date can be settled on in the future.
Ironically, this is Wellbeing Week! In this current climate, I especially urge everyone to take time to look after ‘self’ –physically, mentally and spiritually. As well as getting some exercise and fresh air, I recommend spending some time thinking about the things that really matter in life, showing appreciation for our many blessings and spending some quiet time in prayer. These things will do wonders in nourishing the soul.
Annual Key Leaders Day
On Friday next week, Mrs Higgins, Father Mannes and I will be attending a forum (albeit remotely via MS Teams) for key personnel in Religious Education along with other Parish Priests, Religious Education Coordinators and Principals from across our Archdiocese. The Keynote Address will be given by Archbishop Christopher Prowse on the topic Synodality and Catholic Education Walking Together – A Path for Evangelisation, drawing on the book “Let Us Dream: The Path To A Better Future” by Pope Francis. I acknowledge and give thanks to the Catholic Education Office and the Clergy of our Archdiocese for making this form of support available to schools and parishes.
Thoughts for the Week:
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Unfortunately, I am unable to say whether a change of date is needed for the Sacrament of Confirmation at this stage. The students will continue to prepare as normal and I will keep you posted.
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Year B | Sunday 22 August | green
"To whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life."
Click on the link below to go to the readings and activities for this Sunday.
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Coordinator
We have been able to reinstate most of our events for the 2021 calendar year. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, some events may need to change or be conducted differently. If there are changes, we will advise you as soon as practicable.
- Year 3/4 Cairo Assembly - postponed, new date TBA
- Year 3/4 Bangkok Assembly - postponed, new date TBA
- Book Week Parade - postponed, new date TBA
- Book Fair - postponed, new date TBA
- Kinder Health Checks - awaiting information from ACT Health
Due to the current lockdown, the Fathers' Day Stall will not proceed on Friday 3 September.
Further information will be provided once known.
We still hope families will enjoy a special celebration at home on Fathers' Day.
The school counsellor, Jessica O'Rourke, is available every Monday and until 1pm on Tuesdays.
You can refer your child for counselling by filling in a referral form available on Catholic Care’s website or follow this link: https://catholiccare.force.com/housing/s/school-referral-form
After you have filled out the referral form you will automatically be sent an email requesting your consent for your child to access the service. In the case of families where parents are separated, consent of both parents is normally required. If this is difficult for you please feel free to discuss with Jessica.
The Rosary Community Council Representatives for 2021 are:
Should you wish to contact the council please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school year is divided into four terms. Term dates for the year 2021 are as follows:
Term 1 (9 weeks) Monday 1 February - Thursday 1 April
Term 2 (10 weeks) Tuesday 20 April - Friday 25 June (Monday 19 April is a system wide Pupil Free Day)
Term 3 (10 weeks) Tuesday 13 July - Friday 17 September (Monday 12 July is a system wide Pupil Free Day)
Term 4 (11 weeks) Tuesday 5 October – Friday 17 December