- 23 May 2017
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Well the secret throw-back to the 80s is out! The Year 4s incorporated the classic Dire Straits song, “Walk of Life” into their very informative and practical School Sunday presentation. Thank you for the very rich way in which, through short skits and song, you reminded us about the 10 commandments given to Moses and how they are still very applicable to every day life in the 21st century. It was wonderful to see the great confidence and articulation from these students. Thank you parents, grandparents caregivers and other family friends for supporting the students on the day. Thank you to Mrs. Greene, Mr. Nicholls and Mrs. Klinge for all the hard work done in the lead up to the School Sunday. The Year 4s have also, this week, begun the final countdown to their school camp on the Sunshine Coast which starts tomorrow – have a wonderful time!
Our current school value is Forgiveness. This value lends itself to so many aspects which make up our daily lives. As the saying goes, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word!” At our senior assembly last week Monday, I was struck by the words used by one of our leaders as they shared with us some thoughts which underpin this value. This student spoke about forgiveness as not being a feeling, but rather being a choice which in turn will bring about feelings of peace and letting go – what a powerful message! Please take the time to speak to your child[ren] about this value, how they are currently learning more about it at school and the strength which comes from putting it in place everyday.
Agile Learning update: Later this week I will be travelling to Sydney with three other teaching staff members to visit primary schools who are also on an Agile Learning journey. As stated at last month’s Agile Learning Information Evening, we are currently in the process of looking at, learning from and growing what our agile learning philosophy will look like, sound like and feel like in the Junior School moving forward. We also look forward to hosting the parents of our current Year 3 students on tours of the Year 4 and 5 Agile Learning Labs starting next week. We strongly encourage every family to take up the opportunity to visit and see these rich learning environments in action.
I would like to thank and acknowledge our P&F Group for their very proactive approach and the numerous initiatives which have been proposed and put in place already this year. Please familiarise yourself with the minutes of last week’s meeting which have been posted on both the school’s noticeboards as well as on our website. We look forward, in the coming weeks, to bringing together a Uniform Committee to do a review of and make recommendations regarding the current school uniform. Thank you to those parents who have indicated their willingness to be on this committee.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the Indian summer weather!
Yours in Christ,