This week your child will bring home a pamphlet from Catholic Charities. Please take the time to read the information provided and the letter from Archbishop Patrick O’Regan.
Leadership, along with some of our students are in the initial planning stages of developing the St Brigid’s Memorial Garden.The garden will be established along the outside of the Resource Centre adjacent to Para Road. The intention of the Memorial Garden is to create a space and atmosphere where, as a school community, we can remember those who have died and have contributed to the St Brigid’s School Community.
What is a Memorial Garden?
Memorial gardens are areas planted for a specific purpose. That purpose is to remember someone or something special. Memorial gardens are usually planted in memory of people who have passed away. The garden is planted as a tribute to the life or lives that were lost. Our Memorial Garden will complement the beautifully painted War Memorial Mural, recognise the part our defense families play in our community, honour the death of past staff members or students while reflecting the strong connection and love St Brigid has for the environment.
We are looking for volunteers who may have an interest in landscaping or just love gardening to help move pavers, moss rocks, shovel mulch and begin the process of developing the Memorial Garden. Our plan is to recycle the pavers and moss rocks we already have. If you are interested in giving up some time to assist with this project, please let the front office staff know. All we need is a few people to arrive at school half an hour before school pick up in the afternoon.
In anticipation of your help and support, we thank you and we look forward to watching the Memorial Garden grow and develop.
Vinnies Winter Can Drive
As the cold days hit again, we would like to support the Gawler St Vincent DePaul organization by collecting can food to help them support the needy and homeless people in Gawler and surrounds. Over the next few weeks (Week 6 and 7) we are asking families to please donate cans of food that will ensure Vinnies is able to support our local community during this winter season. Our affiliation with Vinnies continues through fundraising events, cooking soup with our Year 6 students for Fred’s Van and our Year 6 students visiting the shop as part of their community service program. Your generosity and support will be greatly accepted. Cans can be taken into your child’s classroom. In anticipation of your support, thank you.
Creative, Collaborative, Connected Learners - Inspired by Love
Next week we begin celebrating Science Week. As part of our activities, on Wednesday 26th August (Week 6) all children can wear their school sports shorts or tracksuit pants with a blue top. If students do not have a blue top, they will need to wear their school sports top. We are wearing blue to promote awareness of the Science Week theme: innovation for the future of our oceans. Please see details sent home via school stream regarding details of the activities planned.
Care for our Common Home:
This week Mrs Cockell's Class lead our whole school Assembly, with a focus on caring for our common home. Below is a link to a YouTube video 'Laudato Si', A letter from Pope Francis' that was shown at Assembly.
Click on the image for more information from the Catholic Charity Cariatas Australia website.
Congratulations to the Year 3 & 4 Tennis and 5 &6 Football girls' and boys' teams who competed this week. It was also great to see some of our former students come and volunteer to lead and support with umpiring and team organisation.
We remind families and children about the need to be vigilantand consistent with therecommendedsafety arrangements during this pandemic.Complacency is our enemy and we need to reiteratehand washing procedures and social distancing. If your child is unwell, please do not sendthem to school.
Mental health wellbeing counselling for children and adults is available through the Grow Wellbeing program. If you wish for your child to be supported in this way through this agency, please email email@example.com with the expression of interest form available on the School Stream App. Currently, Bridie Gigney attends every three weeks on a Monday. It is anticipated that this will become every two weeks soon. The program works through the Medicare Mental Health Plan arrangement.
It is exciting to announce we have a new look Website! We would appreciate your support with 'Liking' the St Brigid's Facebook page and sharing the post promoting the new website on Facebook.
It is through the interest in our school that we can support the growth and development of learning facilities in our school community which in turn supports your child.
If you have not had the opportunity to look yet, please click on the link below.