Term 4 Week 7 Monday 16th November
Our Prayer This Week
From the Principal
Dear parents and members of our community,
The calendar for the rest of the year has filled quickly and we now have a large number of events to squeeze in before the school year comes to a close. Parental and community involvement in these is still very limited but we are hoping that further restriction relaxation may see some parents and families at some of these by December.
Isabella Pickford 23rd November
We would like to welcome Ben Catley to our school as our trainee for next year. Ben has completed his VCE this year at Mercy Regional College and was the successful applicant for the position. We hope he finds his time with us to be rewarding and enjoyable.
5/6 School Camp
Our Senior school camp to Grampians Retreat has been confirmed from Wednesday 2nd, December to Friday 4th of December. We will be onsite with St Thomas' but both schools will operate independently of one another to comply with the current guidelines. The Grade 5 and 6 students will receive a note today with further information and details of the event. It is great to see one of our important events able to take place now that the health status of the state has improved.
3/4 School Camp
The planned 3/4 school camp to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat has been replaced with a local option on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of December. The children will be involved in an excursion to Warrnambool on Wednesday where they will visit minigolf and participate in a surf lesson. They will then return to school for dinner and will sleep in their classrooms in swags or sleeping bags. The next morning they will travel to Live Wire Park near Lorne for a zipline adventure and a trampoline session. After lunch on the Lorne foreshore they will return to school by bell time. Friday attendance is optional.
Junior School Excursion
Our Foundation, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students will be going on their major excursion on Friday the 11th of December. They will travel by bus to Port Fairy and Warrnambool for a day of fun and learning.
Senior School Excursion
Our Grade 4, 5 and 6 students will have an end of year excursion to Warrnambool on Monday 14th of December. The main activity for this day will be a session of surfing at the main beach.
School Advisory Council
With our School Advisory Council AGM set for Wednesday 25th of November we are seeking nominations from parents to join our Council to support work done by our current long serving members. I encourage all families to consider joining this vital group that helps shape the future of our school.
Get Well Soon
Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank Breed at he is taking extended family leave to care for his wife Edna who is unwell at the moment. We hope that her treatment goes well and that she returns to full health quickly.
With Frank away we are asking for parents to help with mowing the lawns at school until he returns. We have 3 families who have indicated they can help and we thank Adam Camplin for his work last week.
Our Grade 6 students enjoyed the opportunity to visit their respective Secondary Schools last Tuesday the 10th of November. The majority went to the Noorat campus of Mercy Regional College to explore the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths) education activities. The students returned with stories of fun and exciting opportunities.
Families with students who travel on our bus system have been sent forms to complete for the 2021 school year. This is an annual requirement and we ask that these be returned to school ASAP.
Awards for this Week
New Sports Polo Shirt Order
As mentioned previously, we are changing our yellow sports polo shirts to a new poly-fibre shirt. We will be finalising our bulk order this week so please complete the attached form at your earliest convenience.
We have stocks of gold polos that are no longer needed as sport uniform. These are available in the school foyer for a gold coin donation. (They can be used by families in gold house group for interschool sports events)