Junior School NewsSeptember 21, 2018
Dear Parents and Caregivers
We ask that you keep our Year 4 students in your prayers at this very special time in their lives when they receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist and we hope that they continue to celebrate their relationship with God. Thank you to the many people who assisted in their preparation; class teachers, Father Michael, parents and especially Mrs Barbara Bolding Parish Coordinator, who was behind all the planning and coordination in the Parish.
Our Athletics Carnival ran very smoothly earlier this term and the students had a wonderful day. One little one took a look at the venue and gasped that she thought she was at the Olympics! Thank you to all the PE team who prepared the students prior to the day and to the many people behind the scenes who were instrumental in the set up and pack up. We had a fantastic response from parent helpers and are very grateful for all their assistance. We are looking forward to hearing the results in the coming weeks.
We have had a very successful introduction to St Brigid’s College Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) which is available to families from 6:30am – 6:30pm each day. Thank you to Mrs Sharon Ramsey who has been coordinating the centre since our opening and has provided the children with lots of care and activity. We are now very excited to announce to our community that the Centre will also now run Vacation Care during the December/ January holidays. Please keep an eye out for our registration or contact Sharon at SBC OSHC on SbcOSHC@stbrigids.wa.edu.au for all enquiries.
I would like to personally acknowledge Mrs Catherine Wade our Music teacher who has had an outstanding term. Term 3 is the celebration of many schools and talent in the area of Performing Arts and always proves to be a very busy time. Once again, Catherine’s choirs, particularly in the Junior School have performed brilliantly. To quote Mark Sills, our Head of Performing Arts here at the College, ‘Of particular note was Catherine Wade and her Junior Chorale who were awarded the following Shield “Archbishop Foley Award – Sacred Choral Music (Primary)” which means they were simply the BEST for this division’. Exhibiting is clearly a very important part of the Arts and our students are certainly experiencing how this feels at a very high level. Congratulations to all.
This term concluded on Thursday 20th September and the final day was in honour of our Mercy heritage. All students came dressed in blue and white for a gold coin donation, joined the College for Mercy Mass and later a shared lunch.
Term 4 will see everyone back in their summer uniforms and we remind you that the College hat is compulsory every day.
I wish you all a very safe and relaxing break and look forward to everyone returning on Tuesday 9th October.
Head of Junior School