Junior School NewsSeptember 09, 2019
As we progress through the term we certainly have many things to be thankful and grateful for. Of particular note, has been our student involvement in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. The Junior School Chorale, featuring both boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 6 has performed to an exceptional standard as have our soloists and instrumental groups. We are extremely proud of all their achievements and it is wonderful to see their hard work and dedication towards their musical studies rewarded. The opportunity for our students to perform to live audiences for adjudication is also a valuable learning experience from which they can continue to grow. Congratulations and thanks go to Mrs Catherine Wade who somehow manages to elicit the very best from our students every year. Well done to all!
Last week, we acknowledged all the father figures in our lives with a variety of celebrations and activities. We hope you all enjoyed them whether you were able to attend or were on the receiving end of some extra special attention at home. Thank you to our classroom teachers who provided such lovely events for our families.
Book Week was once again met with enormous enthusiasm and excitement. Our dress up day was magnificent and participation was at an all-time high! Thank you to the bIBliotech staff for the beautiful displays, the guest speakers and the daily activities. Reading certainly is powerful!
Recently, our Year 3 students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the very first time. We congratulate them all on this very special occasion and continue to pray with them as they continue their journey with Jesus. Thank you to our Year 3 teachers Mrs Nikki Nayler and Mrs Catherine Wildish who prepared the students so beautifully.
Last week we shared with our Year 4 students and their parents their preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Parent /Child Workshop was extremely well attended and last week, the children took part in their Reflection Day, run by a dynamic group, ‘24/7’ at the Parish Centre. The weekend saw groups of Year 4 students receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion at their chosen Parish masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Children will continue to receive the Sacrament consecutively each Sunday for the next four weeks. This is a time for our children to really connect with God as they progress on their life journey and we wish them every blessing for their special day. Thanks again to their classroom teachers, Mrs Gisella Masella and Mrs Penny Gaffey for their care and preparation of the students.
At St Brigid’s, we proudly wear our uniform each day as we represent the College both at school and in the wider community. Recently, it has become very noticeable that some children are wearing pieces of clothing which don’t form part of the uniform. Please ensure that your child wears the correct, full uniform, both formal and sportswear, to school. If you have any queries about the school uniform, please contact myself or the uniform shop at the College.
Please be on the lookout for emails about 90th anniversary celebrations that are taking place next term and also keep thinking about the upcoming Twilight Fair which will be upon us sooner than we think. Our Parent Representatives have already been busy formulating plans for their stalls and I know that any extra assistance is much appreciated. Please see your child’s classroom teacher for more details regarding this.
As the end of this term slowly creeps up on us, we remind ourselves of the Mercy tradition which is our focus; assisting those in need if we can, and to also remind ourselves of Catherine McAuley’s mission of being there for the disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Enjoy the coming weeks.
Head of Junior School