Term 3 Week 9 Monday 6th September
Our Prayer This Week
From the Principal
Dear parents and members of our community,
We hope all our fathers had a wonderful day being spoilt on Sunday and had the opportunity to spend some great time together as a family. Until we are notified otherwise, we are planning for two more weeks of remote learning until the school holidays are upon us. We recognise that the prolonged lockdown is causing difficulty for both students and parents, but we also know that we can continue to get through this together and come out the other side.
Week 10 fun
We have planned for a normal week this week with a continued focus on literacy and numeracy activities for all our students. For next week, week 10 of term, we are planning for a week of fun and entertaining activities in printed packs for all year levels. This will take the pressure off families and reward the students for their efforts during lockdown.
We will continue our video chats each morning to keep up the social contact and to explain some of the activities in the pack.
Competition Win Boosts Garden
The establishment of our Peace Garden received a welcome boost with the news that we had won a competition for schools to receive a fruit tree pack from Avalon Nursery in Warrnambool. We have planted ten new trees in various places around the school and look forward to when they bear fruit.
Dress Up Fun
During Whacky Wednesday last week we held a Dress Up Challenge for each of the classes at home and saw some great outfits on the screen. Some people sent in photos of the end products. Well done everyone for joining in the fun.
Despite our current situation, we have been able to continue the process of review for our organisation. The review will be finalised this Thursday and Friday as a review panel gathers to assist in the final process of setting goals for the next 5 years. The panel will be present on video conference and will speak to parents, students and staff over the two days. Thank you to all those who have been part of this exercise to this date.
Parish Priest Change
At the end of this term we will farewell Fr Michael from the St Colman's and St Thomas' parish as he heads abroad once again to support the people of Chile in his work as a missionary priest. We thank Michael for his support and friendship for the last three terms and wish him all the best with his next challenge.
We have been informed that Fr Gary Jones will be replacing Michael as the parish priest for Terang and Mortlake. We look forward to welcoming him into our school community.