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The School Newsletter Week 9, Term 2 2020

What's Coming Up

Wednesday 24 June: P&F Zoom Meeting @ 6.30pm - link in the newsletter and via email sent on June 9

Friday 3 July: Last day of Term 2

Monday 20 July: First Day Term 3

Friday 20 July: Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal Donation Bags Due Back

From the Principal

Last weekend was the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, and the Gospel reading was Matthew 10:26-33. In this Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they will probably face difficulties as they continue his work of promoting the kingdom of heaven. Jesus predicts that many people will reject the disciples, and even family members will turn away from the disciples because of their commitment to Jesus and the kingdom. In this Gospel, Jesus advises his disciples not to allow their fear to prevent them from continuing his mission on earth.

The 21st century is a difficult time to be Catholic. Fear of ridicule or criticism can prevent me from sharing my faith in God. Sometimes it can be easy to give in to unethical behaviour because “everyone else is doing it,” or “No one will ever know”. Sometimes we let the opinions of others prevent us from doing what we know to be right. We need to remember that what God thinks about us is more important than what others think about us.

As a Christian, I am reassured by the promise that God cares about what happens to me and he protects me. I find strength in my belief that those who hurt me do not have ultimate power; God does.

Have a good week.

Peter Green.

Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal

The members of our Mini Vinnies team are coordinating this year's 'Winter Appeal'. This week they distributed donation bags to all students. They ask you to please fill them with what you can, and return them to school by Week 1, Term 3 (or ASAP)!

P&F ZOOM Meeting

Tomorrow’s P&F meeting will take place via Zoom, beginning at 6.30pm. It has been scheduled to run for 1½ hours. Meeting via Zoom will enable you to contribute your ideas without leaving home.

If you plan to attend this meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) evening:

  1. Make sure you have downloaded Zoom to your device.
  2. Use this link or copy it into your search bar: https://mncatholic.zoom.us/j/92740643323
  3. Click on ‘Open Zoom meetings’.
  4. Click on ‘Join with computer audio’.
  5. Click on ‘Start video’.
  6. If you are prompted to type a password, the password is 735306.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

PARENT and K - 2 SURVEYs

Last Thursday we sent via Compass an invitation to parents to complete a survey in regard to the home learning programs that took place during the COVID-19 lockdown. Your responses will provide us with the most authentic observations about your child/ren as learner/s during their period of home learning. To access the survey, log on to Compass and go to your news feed where you will see a link to a “Parents and carers home learning survey”.

If you are a parent of a Kinder, Year 1 or Year 2 student, you will see an additional link on your newsfeed called “Kinder, Year 1, Year 2”. Would you mind sitting with your child and helping them to complete this survey, perhaps by scribing their answers as they give them to you?

Thank you in anticipation of your assistance with this exercise.

We are still accepting Enrolments for 2021.

HELP REQUIRED

As a caring community we would like to continue to offer our support to the Santamaria family after the loss of their dearly loved father and husband. If you can help to maintain their lawns for the rest of the year, it would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the link below where you will be taken to a lawn mowing roster, where you can volunteer to help on a particular Saturday.

R.I.P. PAT PICKETT

Last week Toni Curley’s mother passed away. Toni is a learning support assistant at our school. Her mother, Pat Pickett, was indeed a wonderful lady – the matriarch of a loving family, and a lady who was well loved and well respected by many people. Toni frequently spoke very fondly and tenderly of her mum. Please remember Pat in your prayers, as well as Toni and her family.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

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