- Resilience Project
- 2019 Staffing/Classes
- 2018 Arts Festival
- After School Pick Up
- Next Assembly
I know our families are incredibly busy and also have countless things calling for their time. Knowing that it isn’t always possible I would strongly encourage you to take any chance you may have to drop into your child’s community and see things in action for yourself. The turn out to our Father’s Day Liturgy last week was incredible and a big thank you to everyone involved in making that happen, an extra special thank you to Audrey, whose Dad happens to have the same name as me...
You have hopefully noticed via the app that tickets are now on sale for the upcoming parent session with the Resilience Project team. Teachers and students will also be working with the presenters at school and this is a great opportunity to take part in an evening that is sure to support some of the great work taking place in school and at home already. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/412417 and are $10 a person. You may have seen Hugh on the Today show this week talking about the importance of developing resilience in children https://www.9now.com.au/today/2018/extras/clips/clip-cjlobfcm6002z0snqtg60dj74
Here are just some of the alarming statistics that face our children in the future.
The student sessions will take place on Tuesday at school. We urge you to open up discussions with your children around the issues raised.
Please don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Tickets can be booked via https://www.trybooking.com/412417
We are currently beginning the process of looking at staffing for 2019. As part of this process I would ask any parents who may have additional information regarding their child’s educational needs that we may be unaware of to please put this in writing and pass it on to either your child’s classroom teacher or myself. This may be relationship information, changes to family situations or new medical information we don’t currently know. I would remind parents this is not a wish list and whilst every piece of information will be considered in the process we are managing 320+ students and 40 staff, not everything is possible. Even if you have already had a conversation around these needs it can be a good idea to put it in writing to ensure things aren’t missed during this busy time. I would also ask any families not intending to return in 2019 to please make contact with the office as early as possible to assist us in planning for next year.
2018 Arts Festival
What a fantastic celebration of ‘The Arts’ last week at St Columba’s with our 2018 Arts Festival being showcased to our community. The school looked amazing and was ‘buzzing’ with enthusiasm for both the visual and performing arts on show. We thank Ruth Hackwill, Clare Fuller and our entire staff for the countless hours of work to ensure that this event was a success. Most of all we thank the St Columba’s children. We are very lucky to have many extremely talented artists and brave performers amongst us.
It’s great to see that ‘The Arts’ are alive and well at St Columba’s!
After school pick up
We are experiencing difficulty at pick up times with parents not being able to find their children because they are playing in the school yard. We have reminded all children that they need to make their way to the gates straight after school. Any child in the yard after school needs to be supervised by his or her own parent.
It has recently come to our attention that a number of children from our school are playing the game ‘Fortnite’. We have concerns about the ‘online safety’ of children as well as the rating that it is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Our next assembly will be this Friday 7th September at 2.40pm and will be lead by LG2. At this assembly.
Grade 5 buddies will be introducing another group of Foundation students to our school community:- Audrey V, Leo V, Caira D, William E, Heath M, and Lewis W
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