Ever-generous God, You inspired St Mary MacKillop to live her life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and be constant in bringing hope and encouragement to those who were disheartened, lonely or needy. We ask that our faith and hope be fired afresh by the Holy Spirit so that we can be like Mary MacKillop and live with courage, trust and openness. Ever-generous God, hear our prayer. We ask this through Jesus Christ.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, pray for us. The Catholic Church celebrates and honours Australia’s first official saint on 8 August.
From my Desk
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to week four, nearly half way through the term and the sun has shone this week, making for excellent playtimes for children to enjoy.
On Monday we had the opportunity to come together and be immersed in the Italian culture.
The children enjoyed many and varied activities including art, music and games.
One of the most popular items was the gelato each student received. A big thank you to Signora Phillips for her organization of the day, children and staff alike thoroughly enjoyed it, especially dancing the Tarantella.
Last Friday was a student free day. Staff participated in Professional Development led by Patrice Wiseman. The day involved working with Patrice on strategies utilized in the classroom to ensure all students feel safe, listened to and learning is maximized. We look forward to Patrice returning when we further study the social emotional needs of children, especially those children who may need intervention.
Fr Laurence returns from his trip to the Phillippines this weekend and we welcome his presence in our school and parish next week.
In regard to the school’s viability study. Weanticipate that we will be notified of the outcome later this term. As soon as we are notified of the outcome it will be communicated to all families. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more clarification.
Today we farewell Mrs Sam Strangio who has worked at our school for the past two years as a Learning Support Officer (LSO) Mrs Strangio has accepted a position at St Patrick’s Murrumbeena.
We thank her for her dedication to the students in her care and the cheerful disposition she brought to the community each day. Our best wishes go with as she takes up the new role.
A new Learning Support Officer has been appointed to the Prep/1 classroom and we look forward to LIewellyn Taylor joining the junior area and the school community.