Nike has a slogan - 'Just Do It'. We've all heard it, we've all seen it and we even wear it with style.
Sometimes in life, we just have to 'do it' but often in the process of doing it, we forget to pause and take a breath. We can only do so much for a certain period of time before everything collapses. The good news is that God has the answer and his word emphasises the significance of rest.
God created the Sabbath; an entire day set apart for God and his people. In Hebrew, shabbat literally means "rest from labor". We encourage you to shabbat - just breathe. We pray that you shabbat from your mental labor. May you find the courage to shabbat from your emotional labor. May you find strength to shabbat from your physical labor. We pray you find peace to just breathe. God is present in your life and His goodness and mercy will follow you everywhere you go. His love will never ever fail you.
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! - Ezekiel 37:5
Whole School News
A note from Mrs Streatfeild
Drop Off and Pick Up
It is great to see most students back to school and returning to the new 'normal'. Thank you for your co-operation and patience during drop off and pick up. Your understanding and adaptability in these challenging times has helped to maintain a healthy environment for your children to learn.
New Basketball Courts
Students are enjoying the new Basketball courts and green space in Block D. These areas are a welcome outlet for our energetic students during break times. Students are reminded to wait for the Duty Teacher before heading over to the Basketball courts and Block D.
Just a reminder that any students who are unwell and have cold/flu symptoms should not be at school and are required to undergo a COVID test. Please communicate with the School regarding results.
Update on Roadway Works
We are waiting on confirmation of works from government departments before commencing the roadway from Fox Valley Road into the school.
Junior School News
A note from Mrs Deppeler
We have had quite an eventful term due to COVID-19 where we started the term with students learning remotely and for the past few weeks learning back in the classroom. While most students have transitioned well, some students may still feel anxious, worried or concerned. Research tells us that these feelings and emotions are normal after a traumatic event. It is important to spend time with your child and allow them to talk to you about their concerns or feelings. Like all of us they just want to be heard and validated.
Just a reminder that now Winter is here, it is important that everyone is in their Full Winter Uniform on the days required. Please ensure that students remember to wear their tie as it is part of our uniform and label jumpers/jackets and hats so that they can be returned if found. Thank you for continuing to partner with us in this area.
I will be continuing to post a new challenge each week into your child’s learning journal in Seesaw. The challenges are not compulsory and are additional to any work set by your child’s teacher. Once completed please upload and post to Mrs Deppeler's Weekly Challenge folder on your child’s class homeroom page.
This week’s challenge requires you see how many words you can make from the word “Christianity”. Please write them in a list. I look forward to what you come up with. See your learning journal in Seesaw for more details.
If you learn self-control, you can master absolutely anything.
Middle & Senior School News
A note from Miss Rogers and Mr St Mart
As we are heading into Winter and it is getting colder we would like to remind parents of the following:
• Travelling to and from school the outer most layer of your child’s uniform should be the school blazer.
• Hoodies are not permitted under sport uniforms. We have a school sport jacket that students are able to wear, under which non visible layers can be worn.
• A reminder that earrings should only be plain, silver studs. Double earrings and earrings that do not comply with the school uniform, will be confiscated to be collected from the Office at the end of the school day. There will be further consequences for students who continue to disregard school protocol.
Please be mindful of the requirement of the skirt length for the girls in the Middle and Senior School. As outlined in our handbook, girls winter skirts must have a minimum length below the bottom of the knee cap and maximum length above mid-calf.
Finally, those students who are wearing the incorrect uniform or are missing uniform items, will need a note from their parents to avoid receiving a red stamp.
Year 5 - 3D Shape Cities
For the last two weeks, Mrs Kanimako’s Year 5 Maths class has been extending their knowledge of 3D Space. In groups, students were tasked with creating a city by designing, cutting, folding and sticking nets of various 3D shapes together. They became Mathematicians, Town Planners and Designers! While groups created their own cities, it was a sight to behold when the cities were placed side-by-side to create a Mega City!