Please join me in congratulating Mrs Jacki Tucker as she has just been appointed to CEWA as a School Support Consultant. Whilst this is a big loss for our community, it is a wonderful opportunity for Jacki to work at system level across 20 Catholic schools. She takes up her new appointment from the start of next year.
Resilience Reflection The oak fought the wind and was broken. The willow bent when it had to, and it survived.
Disco Our P&F have been busy putting together their final activity for the year, which will be a disco this Friday 28 October from 5.30pm on the school oval. The theme for the night will be, “The Beach” which was chosen by the Year 6 students. It will conclude at 7.30pm for everyone except the Year 6 students who get an extra 45 minutes from 7.45pm to 8.30pm. Please do come along and enjoy sharing time together as a community. There will be lots of activities on offer for all students as well as a food truck and coffee van. I look forward to seeing you this Friday evening.
Interschool Athletics Carnival The CPSSA carnival for students in Years 3 – 6 will be held at Ern Clark Athletics Track in Cannington on Thursday 3 November. Mr Power has sent all the details home to the selected athletes. He has also included the details for the other sporting events in this newsletter. On Friday 11 November, the Year 5 students will participate in the CPSSA Summer Carnival and then on the following Friday, 18 November, we will hold our own swimming carnival at Bayswater Waves which was postponed from Term 1 due to Covid. We do our best to make sure our students don’t miss out on too much, and I would like to thank Mr Power for wanting to have the swimming carnival, even though it is much later in the year.
Year 5 Sleepover This is another event which was postponed from Term 1 due to Covid. This year, we have refined the programme further to make it more relevant. The programme is now linked to leadership development for the Year 5 students as they prepare to become our senior leaders next year. The students and staff from Servite College will work with our students and teach them about the meaning of servant leadership which is modelled on the example set by Jesus. Later in the evening, we have a presenter coming from St Vincent de Paul to teach our students about homelessness. This ties in perfectly with the work Fr Mark does every Friday night. Whilst our students won’t be going out on the streets with Fr Mark, they will experience a modified version of it in the hall. They will then spend the night in the hall and parents are requested to collect them first thing the next morning. The sleepover will take place on Friday 4 November.
All Saints/All Souls These two important feast days are celebrated by the Church on 1 and 2 November each year. All Saints is a time to reflect upon the many men and women who have been recognised by the Church as role models for us to use as examples. The one we know best of all is Mary MacKillop, whom our school is named after. All Souls is a time to remember all the people who have passed away and have returned to God. Many of these people are our family members or friends and they hold a special place in our hearts.
School Advisory Council Meeting This will be our final meeting for the year, and it will be held in the staffroom at 6.00pm on Monday 7 November. Please note that the AGM for the SAC and P&F will be held in the Hall on Monday 21 November from 5.15pm. As we still have enough members on the SAC, there won’t be an election this year at the AGM. Please put this date in your diary and come along to hear what has happened on both committees this year.