What's Coming Up
Tuesday 23 June: Three Way Writing Meetings
Wednesday 24 June: P&F Zoom Meeting
From the Principal
Next Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ – a feast that celebrates the relationship between God and food! Indeed, food is at the heart of our Catholic Eucharistic celebration – the Mass – even though the use of wafers at the Eucharist bears no comparison to real food! With wafers as such a poor substitute, we have lost the constant reminder that without spiritual nourishment we will not get far.
It is now three months since the pandemic has deprived us of the opportunity to worship with our local parish communities. Our priests and parish leaders have been forced to reimagine how they can continue to keep their worshipping communities connected, and how to continue to serve those parishioners who are most affected by this pandemic - those suffering from ill health, the poor, the elderly, the victims of domestic violence, the isolated, the unemployed. The imaginative ideas that some parishes have implemented are a reminder of just how adaptive our Church has proven to be over the centuries. Many churches have moved their public gatherings into various forms of online space. Perhaps some of the ideas and practices that have been developed during this pandemic will continue to serve us well in a post-COVID world! God certainly works in strange and unpredictable ways!
Have a good week.
WHEN TO WEAR SPORT UNIFORM
For the rest of the year sport uniforms will be worn on the following days:
- Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2: Thursdays.
- Years 3 to 6: Fridays.
P&F ZOOM Meeting
At this stage, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are still prohibited from running meetings in the school involving parents and carers. However, it is important that we resume our P&F meetings. Therefore, the June P&F meeting will be facilitated via Zoom.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th June at 6.30pm. It has been scheduled to run for 1½ hours. Your attendance at the meeting would be a wonderful way to support the work that our P&F does. It is possible that there are some parents, carers and friends who have never attended a P&F meeting because other commitments prevent you from leaving home. Meeting via Zoom will enable you to contribute your ideas without leaving home.
If you plan to attend this meeting: On Wednesday 24 June at 6.30pm
- Make sure you have downloaded Zoom to your device.
- Use this link or copy it into your search bar: https://mncatholic.zoom.us/j/92740643323
- Click on ‘Open Zoom meetings’.
- Click on ‘Join with computer audio’.
- Click on ‘Start video’.
- If you are prompted to type a password, the password is 735306.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
WELCOME BACK CELEBRATION
Although we have been back at school full time for over a week, last Friday was a wonderful opportunity to officially welcome back everybody. After a regular morning of lessons in the classrooms, we enjoyed a sausage sizzle lunch and some games. The much anticipated tug-o-war competition at the end of the day was a lot of fun, with Maci’s Magic Monkeys eventually edging out Despicable Us in the final. With parents and carers still unable to be on the school site, it was up to the staff to prepare the children’s lunches. This certainly heightened our appreciation of the valued role that our volunteers normally play on such occasions. We are looking forward to welcoming back the volunteers to our school site when the restrictions are relaxed. Sincere thanks to the staff.
The celebration was also an opportunity to raise funds for Caritas’ COVID-19 appeal which is raising funds for vulnerable communities in the world that are most susceptible to the effects of the COVID-19 virus. The students’ donations totalled $332.00 . . . great support from a small school. Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit.
The staff has been really pleased with the way in which the students have settled in to full time school last week. Sincere thanks again to the parents and carers who have been so patient and supportive throughout the past three months.