The term seems to be flying by with Week 6 already behind us and only 5 weeks remaining in the term. Last week saw our first sport teams heading out to compete against other schools and our first camp occurring for the year.
The Year 7’s left on Wednesday 7th March for their 3-day camp up to the Hawkesbury River to participate in a number of water activities. Mrs Calandra and I visited them on Thursday to see how they were enjoying their time. A more detail report will be included in our next newsletter.
Mr Maua and Mr Ratu accompanied three touch football teams out last Thursday. Both the Under 15 Boys and Girls teams made it to the semi-finals. The Senior girls were very competitive and demonstrated great leadership and sportsmanship on the day. A special thank you to Pastor Rangi for helping coach the Under 15 Boys team.
Our first Parent/Teacher report night will be taking place this Tuesday on the 13th of March. The night will run from 3.30pm until 7:40pm. Bookings can be made online so please make sure you book in before Tuesday to see your child’s teachers.
The booking website is: www.schoolinterviews.com.au and the booking code is: sydhq.
Key events coming up for Secondary, including:
Interim Report Night – 13th March
Senior Day of Worship – 15th March
SWAT Week – 19-23rd March
Please check the calendar here for all of the important dates for this term.
It has been an amazing week so far! In term 1, we are looking at the “Dream” that God has for each and everyone of us. In the book of Genesis, the serpent tried to ruin that dream that God had for us. But we know that in God’s strength, He has kept that dream alive. We may have had dreams ruined in the past, however, it is important to know that God still has a dream for us, and would like to restore it. Give God a chance to restore your dreams if they have been broken.
“But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind, and straining toward what is ahead.”
One team, one dream.
Pr Rangi and Pr Alexis.
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With College photos coming up in the beginning of Term 2, now is the time to start making preparations for your child to be in the correct winter uniform for photo day. Moorebank Uniforms has layby available for our parents and caregivers to utilise, where you are able to pay off uniforms over a two month period, which will help to ensure your child is in the correct uniform on Photo Day.
While on the subject of uniforms, just a reminder to please ensure that uniforms are clearly labelled. We still have a number of jackets and hats in lost property without a name clearly labelled, which then makes it very difficult when multiple students claim it belongs to them.
With the change of seasons we are experiencing at the moment, we have had quite a number of unwell children in our sickbay. While we appreciate the effort parents and caregivers are making in regards to attendance at school, there are unwell students who are being sent to school when they should be kept at home in the care of an adult in order to recuperate and prevent spreading their illness to others.
If parents and caregivers are unsure of when to keep their children home, please refer to the below article, which you can read online here:
A reminder to parents and caregivers to please ensure that they enclose the correct money for their child's lunch order. There has been some changes in Canteen prices since the beginning of Term 1, so if you are unfamiliar with the new price list, please see below or pick up a lunch order form from the Office.
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