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]
We celebrated Mother’s Day last Friday with a Liturgy and morning tea. It was wonderful to have a large number of mothers, grandmothers and even a great grandmother join us, along with other special people in the lives of the children. You can see below, a collage of paintings that children in Reception A created of their mothers that were on display in the prayer space in the Liturgy.
When asked in the Liturgy what they liked about their mothers, some children said they loved their mother’s hugs and kisses, the games they play with them and things their mothers give them.
A Prayer for Mothers and Special People
Good and Gentle God, ... You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers and special people the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.
Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly.
Creative, Collaborative, Connected Learners - Inspired by Love
Students in Years 3 and 5 have begun NAPLAN testing this week and will conclude next week.
On Tuesday of this week, staffcontinued professional learning with Marc Karlj, Education Consultant at ACER (ACER provides assessment services to assess student learning) in how to read and utilisedata gleaned from mathematics PAT testing to improve learning outcomes for individual students.
Learning improvement data is beginning to come in after the introduction of this program at the start of this year. The Reception teachers are excited about the quality of recent results which affirms our belief in the value of this program to improve literacy outcomes in our students.
ANZAC Day Colouring in competition:
Congratulations to our winners of the ANZAC teddy colouring in competition.
Thank you to all who participated. It was wonderful to see the children congratulate the winners in their class with such enthusiasm. The winning drawings along with all entries are on display in our front office.
We look forward to celebrating the opening and blessing of the new learning Pods next Tuesday 18th May at 1.30pm. The $3.4million works were completed with the assistance of an $800,000 State Government Capital Works grant administered through Catholic Education SA and the St. Brigid’s Catholic School community. The project will be officially opened by the Hon. John Gardner, Minister for Education in the presence of students, staff parents and invited guests including Archbishop Patrick O’Regan, Archbishop of Adelaide, Dr. Neil McGoran, Director Catholic Education SA, Hon Tony Piccolo MP and Deputy Mayor Mr. Brian Sambell.
Road Crossing Monitors:
After completing training, some 16 students are now rostered on to undertake afternoon crossing duties. We thank parents who have supported their children to undertake this important safety role. We also thank parents who also undertook the training to support with the supervision of children.
Our Year 6 classes have begun their Community Service program for this term. Students spend time preparing soup for Fred’s Van and visiting residents at Elder Care. Next term students will include supporting the Vinnies retail outlet and Stepping Stones child care center.
Congratulations to Pippa, Ethan and Jack who have been chosen participate in the Cross Country SAPSASA Gawler Districts state championship team!
We wish you the best of luck and hope you have a fun filled day!