Compare yourself not to others, but only to the vision you hold within your heart. Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself and watch you get beyond yourself. The very thing that someone told you that you would never be able to do may just be the very thing you are destined to do. [Dr John DeMartini]
Many children helped lead our Community Holy Week Liturgy – the Stations of the Cross – last week. It was a deeply moving Service, honouring the love of God, shown by Jesus willingly accepting his death on the cross. The children heard that Love always has the final say, seen in the Resurrection of Jesus. Wecelebrate this in our final Liturgy this week.
Project Compassion 2021
Caritas Australia would like to THANK YOU for supporting PROJECT COMPASSION 2021 and ‘BEING MORE’! Can Project Compassion boxes be returned this week. Please take them to the front office.
We are once again inviting families to become involved in our school community Food Tree.The Food Tree has been established to assist and support families who may find themselves in need of meals due to illness in the family or other unforeseen circumstances. If you would like to become involved in the 2021 Food Tree group, please email Mike Proctor indicating your willingness to prepare meals for families in need within our school community. Your involvement is confidential and once you have indicated your interest in being involved you will be notified when food is needed. In anticipation of your support, thank you. In the past we have had several families experience significant difficulties in some way and it has been the support of this group that has assisted in these times of struggle.
Creative, Collaborative, Connected Learners - Inspired by Love
Next term we will be running two parent learning sessions as part of the ‘Peaceful Parents’ program. These one-hour workshops are designed to support parents in supporting children experiencing anxiety and stress by providing suggestions and strategies for their children to cope the day-to-day rigors of school life. They will also target strategies for parents to cope through this process. Andrea White will be running these workshops. These sessions will be running in weeks 5 and 6 of next term from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Booking details will come out early next term.
Official Opening of the Caral Rinaldi and Marianne Kreusler Learning Pods will take place on Tuesday 18th May at 1.30pm. Archbishop Patrick O’Regan, Dr Neil McGoran Director of Catholic Education South Australia and the Hon John Gardner, SA Minister for Education will be among the special guests attending. Further information re attendance by the school community will come out early next term. We are excited and looking forward to finalising our building and landscaping works for this stage of our Master Plan.
Thank you to the 71 families that have responded to our recent questionnaire regarding the review of car parking and traffic management. The process from here is to
Establish a review committee (staff and parents)
Collate data (Paul to contact families who had requested an opportunity to discuss feedback)
Work collaboratively with Gawler Council and SAPOL
Communicate findings and options to our school community
Implementation of new procedures
Set a review period to determine effectiveness of identified procedures.
STUDENT FREE DAY: TUESDAY 27TH APRIL
On this day staff will be undertaking professional learning on implementing the New Crossways Religious Education program and Catholic Education’s ‘Balanced Score Card’accountability tool.