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]
People across our world, whether Christian or otherwise, know the compassion of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and so we see in him what unconditional love is and how it reaches out to others with deep compassion and mercy. We are asking the children in our community prayer next week how they can show such love to others at home, at school and the wider community. We are asking them to be like Jesus, love like Jesus and live like Jesus. We will be praying the following prayer together. You might like to also pray it as a family.
Guide us to raise our hearts and minds to know your love. Raise our hearts and minds to be inspired by the love of Jesus. Raise our hearts to be loving, compassionate and respectful. Raise our minds to be curious, capable and seek truth. May we be aware of your gentle promptings in our hearts and minds that guides our choices. Guide us to respond to the needs of others and all of God’s creation. Help us raise our hearts and minds in creating the world you desire.
Loving God hear our prayer Amen
Project Compassion Support
Thank you for your wonderful support of Project Compassion last term. The money raised by our community was $807.40. I am deeply grateful for your kindness and generosity.
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 the Group that has assisted in these times of struggle. Mike Proctor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOTHERS’ DAY LITURGY
Next Friday 7th May we will be celebrating our mothers and grandmothers with our annual Mother’s Day liturgy at 9.15am Friday morning. This will be followed by a morning tea. Please respond to the seperate SZapp notification for attendance.
Creative, Collaborative, Connected Learners - Inspired by Love
Naplan testing for children in Years 3 and 5 will take place over weeks three and four of this term. Children in these year levels undergo various practise exercises that help them become familiarised with the testing process. While these assessments are a snapshot in timeof where children are working, the information received becomes a useful addition to the data gathering tools we use to support and improve student learning.
Last Wednesday in the second week of the holidays members of each learning team attended an Education Department run professional learning day on Literacy. The day reinforced the strategies staff have been implementing in classrooms from the beginning of last term. The day focused on the use of explicit direct instruction (EDI) and the use of the Heggertys approach to teaching phonemic awareness and understanding.
Please note the dates that may involve your child in Sporting events for the remainder of the year.
The Official Opening and Blessing of our new buildings will take place on Tuesday18th May at 1.30pm. Among the special visitors present will be Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan, Dr Neil McGoran, Director of Catholic Education South Australia and the Hon John Gardner, Minister for Education. We look forward to celebrating the enormous achievement by our school community in the transformation of our school site in the first stage of our Master Plan. There will be limited seating available so if you would like to attend, please complete the form that willbe distributed on Szapp early next week. Priority will be given to families whose children are in the new Learning Pods if numbers become an issue.
At this time, we acknowledge the State Government for providing the school with an $800,000 grant as part of the Government of South Australia Capital Grants Program, to assist in the completion of Stage 1 Learning Pods; the first stage of our Master Plan.
Next Wednesday morning children have the opportunity to purchase a small gift for their mothers or significant mother figure in their lives at the annual Mothers’ Day stall. A limit of $5 as the highest price is set with items beginning at $1. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for extended family purchases. Sales will take place in the Chapel as normal.Thank you to the parents who have already volunteered to assist with purchasing the items and setting up the sales stall.