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]
Celebrating the Assumption of Mary, Mother of Jesus
We celebrated a whole school Mass last Friday for the Assumption of Mary. The choir and band led us in music, several students helped with readings and prayers, members of the Tech Crew helped with the projection of content and lighting and many students (boys and girls) were involved in a Gospel Procession or Liturgical Dance. The children showed their reverence as they joined in the Community Prayer. We are very proud of their participation.
This feast day, which began in 1950, celebrates the totality of Mary’s union with God in Christ. The feast makes a powerful statement about our humanity, that each of us is a person of body and spirit, that living life to the full and loving without borders contributes to our wholeness as physical body and spirit. (Laurie Woods)
Thought for the week
Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold. (Peace Pilgrim)
I came across this last week
… Wife:You know that young couple next door are so caring. Every morning when he leaves the house he kisses her goodbye, and every evening when he comes home, he brings her a dozen roses. Now, why can’t you do that? Husband:Gosh! I don’t even know her.
From the Faith and Culture Student Leaders:
In the Spirit of St Brigid, a friend of the poor, and to mark the Springtime celebration of St Brigid, the Faith & Culture Team is hosting a Walk and Sausage Sizzle fundraiser in Week 7, Friday 3 September. This will enable
our school community to support the Hutt Street Centre Kitchen that feeds men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness.
The Kitchen provide 40,000 meals each year. You would have received a letter, earlier this week, giving details of this initiative. Please remember to give your meal orders in by Monday of next week, August 23. We need to collate the orders on August
25 so we can order food and other needed items by August 27. Thank you in advance for your support ?
Creative, Collaborative, Connected Learners - Inspired by Love
Three Way Learning Conferences:
Thank you to parents and staff for your flexibility in making these parent, student and teacher meetings possible under Covid –19 restrictions. It was pleasing to hear that families found the use of Teams for their conversations successful. Equally, for those who had conversations over the phone made it possible for our teachers to share important information about your child’s learning.
Year 5/6 Camp:
After having to reschedule the year 5/6 camp due to the recent lockdown, students will now attend the Woodhouse campsite in Week 8 of this term from Monday 6 –8 September.
We congratulate those students who have made SAPSASA teams this term. We look forward to acknowledging their participation at our next whole school assembly.
Cross Country Carnival
NCS Football Carnival Back On!
The Northern Catholic Schools Football carnival that was postponed is now back on. The new date is Week 7, Thursday the 2ndof September.
Performing Arts News
Catholic Schools Music Festival
On Tuesday the 17th of August our Catholic Schools Music Festival Choir attended the Combined Schools rehearsal at Loreto College Maryatville.
We are only 5 weeks away from our performance. The children are expected to know their songs off by heart and are working really hard to polish each and every tune into a masterpiece. The rehearsal went well and the children arrived back with a new appreciation of what it means to be a performer!
Please consider coming along to support our choir and see the wonder that is the Catholic Schools Music Festival.
St Brigid’s will be performing on Tuesday the 21st of September. We’d love to see you there!
We will also be holding our Ceili (Kay – lee) Concert on Friday Week 7 @ 1.30pm.
If your child is performing in this concert they will receive a note from their instrumental teacher or myself shortly.
Catholic Schools Music Festival Ticket information
We acknowledged the continuing support of our current Covid-19 protocols by our families. We appreciate thechallenges of not being able to have you on site when collecting your childbut we think we all appreciatethe positionwe find ourselves in South Australia and your compliance with these directives is greatly appreciated.
School Photo Day
School photo day is scheduled for next Wednesday 25th August 2021.
Your child has come home with their school photo order form, if you can please check their school bag. Please do not lose this as it has your child's individual order number (shoot key) on the form.
Please return the form on the photo day, and can be handed to the teachers or directly to the photographer.
Family photo order forms have been distributed to the eldest child in the family should you wish to have this taken. Spare family order forms can be collected from the front office if necessary.
Group photos i.e. School House Captains, Choir, Faith and Culture etc can also be purchased. These order forms can be collected from the front office.
Full School Winter Uniform will be required.
This includes the woolen jumper, blue shirt, white socks and black school shoes. Shorts are ok. Please, no sports uniform. Year 6's will require their Senior jumper for their photo.
ARE YOU READY!!!
Book Week will be held in Week 9
This gives everyone extra time to work on your amazing costumes!!
The book fair will be held between 13th and 17th September, with the parade to be held on Thursday 16th.
This years theme is 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds'.
As usual we would love to involve our school community, however we will be exploring our options surrounding C-19 restrictions.
Book Week Parade is Thursday September 16.
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions this is a student only event.
Car Parking Update
We take this opportunity to update our school community with recent steps in addressing our traffic management at St Brigid's.
In the last fortnight we met with representatives from Gawler Council, our local MP Tony Piccolo and our School Committee to review the existing structures and survey feedback. It is our intention to access a Traffic Engineer who can assist us in reviewing and establishing procedures which will ensure the safety of our children and aim to reduce congestion at peak times (8.30 - 8.50am / 3.00pm - 3.20pm). It is our aim to continue a speedy timeframe which will allow us to achieve this outcome.
Nature Play: Our progress with our main oval Nature Play Project and our Early Years Creative Play Space has been hampered by the wet winter we have experienced. Heavy equipment has been unable to be utilised due to the saturated ground.
It is pleasing that we have obtained permission from CESA to poroceed with two important projects over the coming months.
Our Junior Boys toilets are being refurbished and the OSHC verandah will be installed on the southern and northern side of our OSHC facility.