Congratulations to Ethan, Nace and Thomas who made their Sacrament of Reconciliation at Mass on the weekend. Fr George led them in prayers and it was a very special time for them, their families and all who were present in the Church. We enjoyed a special morning tea afterwards and also congratulated Fr George on the 10th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.
Update for Families on COVID-19 St Mary’s and Catholic Education continue to take advice from health authorities in relation to COVID-19. The Catholic Education Office has a team that is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, paying particular attention to local hotspots and organising support for schools where required. St Mary’s is practicing all safe hygiene practices in line with government advice. We understand that the situation is fairly fluid and we will communicate directly with you should there be any important changes in relation to our school operations in the coming weeks. We remind all families:
If your child is unwell, they should not attend school.
Please ensure that anyone who presents with COVID-19 symptoms in your family is tested.
Parents should avoid routinely entering the school where possible but can attend scheduled school events and meetings with teachers where required (physical distancing and hygiene measures still apply).
Should you have any questions in relation to our school and COVID-19, please feel free to contact our front office.
Annual Satisfaction Survey
An annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified.
The surveys will be launched via email on Friday 7 August 2020 using the email addresses supplied to the school. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey this Friday please let our front office staff know.
Congratulations to Ethan, Thomas and Nace who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday at 8.30am at St Mary’s Parish Church. These children had been preparing for this sacrament all year with Mrs Murray.
Blessing for our Reconciliation Children Forgiving Father, you are with these children as they begin their journey to your forgiveness. Open their ears, minds, and hearts to the teaching of your Son. Fill them with the Spirit of love, peace, joy, and kindness. Amen.
The Resilience Project
Last week we explored the GEM principle of Gratitude. This was the focus for our GEM award at Friday's assembly. Congratulations to Phillip, Elise and Jasmine.
4,5,6 were excited to open the packages and view the new books from the $5000 donation from Dymocks. They were thrilled with the new range of chapter and picture books and look forward to borrowing them soon.