The latest health advice of Sunday 31 January is that parts of WA – Perth, Peel and the Southwest – go into a 5 day lockdown from 6pm Sunday 31 January to 6pm Friday 5 February. All Catholic schools in these areas will be closed as an extension of the school holidays and no lessons or supervision will be provided.
It is hard to believe that this is the last newsletter for the year. For a while there, I wasn’t sure what this year would look like. However, the good news is that we finally got there as everyone did their bit. Like I said all year long, as bad as it was, we got off very lightly here in WA. I sincerely hope that next year is less disruptive. I would like to thank and acknowledge all of our students, staff and parents for your outstanding support of one another this year. We have certainly learned a lot and have grown as a community as a result of this adversity. I take this opportunity to wish you a very safe, holy and restful holiday break. I look forward to seeing you in February!
The AGM was held on Monday night and I am pleased to report that our school is in a very strong position and we are well placed into the future. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Board and P&F members for their commitment and service to our beautiful community. A big thank you is extended to Dee Wright who has retired from the Board. Dee has also been very active on the P&F in the past and has made many wonderful contributions to our school. I am happy to announce that Melissa Carlson has replaced Dee on the Board and I’m sure she will continue to do great things here at Mary Mac. From now on, as a part of CEWA becoming incorporated, the Board will be known as the School Advisory Council as the CEWA Commission now becomes the Board. There will be a number of changes but mostly, they won’t affect you.
Welcome back to the final term of the year. I can’t believe where the year has gone! It certainly has been a very different year filled with major disruptions, but to everyone’s credit, we have managed to work through it.