Junior School NewsOctober 25, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians
Term 4 is now in full swing and the warmer weather has allowed the students to play out in the sunshine, after so many cold, wet days at school it has been a welcome relief. The students are to be commended for remembering to wear their College hats each day at school and a reminder that we are all wearing the Summer uniform each day.
Our talented sports students are in training at present as they prepare for CPSSA Athletics Carnival which will take place on 31st October. We are looking forward to a fantastic day and we know our students will work hard on the track and in the field. Already they are to be commended on their excellent efforts as they prepare for the big day.
Earlier this week we sent a Year 5 and a Year 6 team off to compete in the Da Vinci Decathlon. A day of challenging problem solving activities fought out against other schools. We are yet to hear of the results, but the children were confident that they did themselves proud and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Mrs Sharryn Cunningham and Miss Carmela Guadagnino for the weeks of preparation and practice.
We will be holding our very popular Grandparents Day on the 8th November. Grandparents are invited to the College to share morning tea and take part in a visit to their grandchildren’s classrooms to share in some learning journeys. We are encouraging bookings through Try Booking online and hope to see many people in attendance on the day, the children are really looking forward to it!
Our Junior School Dance Troupe and the amazing Boys Choir performed at the College Presentation Night recently and were a stand out! It is a fabulous opportunity for the children to perform in a professional environment where they can fully experience a stage and an audience setting and they did themselves, their families and their College proud. Both performances were spine tingling, thank you to all who made this happen.
If you are hoping to enrol your child into Vacation Care this summer, please make sure you return the Expression of Interest Form that went home recently or touch base with Nathan Young to ensure you book a place. The Vacation Program looks like lots of fun!
World Teachers’ Day was celebrated today at the College, we fully acknowledge and applaud the many ways our teachers at St Brigid’s contribute to the positive growth and development of our students. We are so blessed to have such a wonderfully dedicated team who spend hours meeting the many demands that are part of the role these days and who go well beyond the expected to provide rich learning opportunities, meet the diverse learning needs of all our students and nurture their well-being. The children prepared surprise notes for their teachers who were very appreciative of their kind gestures. I also take this opportunity to thank the Parent Forum who on behalf of all our parents who prepared the amazing morning tea. It was a real treat.
HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY!
As is usual in Term 4, the next few weeks will appear to fly by. We will keep you informed in advance of a number of events occurring so please keep an eye on the term calendar and emails.
All Saints Day celebrated on 1 November is dedicated to all the Saints of the Church.
For Australians, the canonisation and example of St Mary Of The Cross MacKillop
have particular relevance but saintly models such as Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul
and the recently canonised Oscar Romero (Oct 14) point us to Jesus
and inspire us to seek His spirit in our own lives and circumstances.
May I live in the strength and hope of the life, which Christ gives.
As I go about my work and life may your Spirit go with me.
May my work be a vehicle for Your love.
Be with me,
Show me how to love and forgive, show me the art of service.
Draw to the surface of my life the saint within me.
Head of Junior School