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On Thursday Mrs Kathy Garbin, Disability/Learning Support Consultant with the Catholic Education Office gave a presentation to parents outlining the national definition of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act. Kathy also gave parents an insight into how government funds are distributed to schools to be used to support students with disabilities and she also spoke about the role of therapists in schools. Following the presentation there was an opportunity for parents to ask questions and seek clarification on issues pertaining to their children and to meet other parents and form support networks. Our sincere thanks to Kathy for her informative presentation and for being so supportive of the students, staff and parents in our school.
Year 1 students always bring a smile to our faces and last Friday’s Year 1M assembly was no exception. The students started their assembly with beautiful prayers thanking God for the things that made them happy. Some of the things which made them happy were family, playing with friends, their pets and being at school. The Year Ones finished their assembly with a lively rendition of the song ‘Happy’ which left everyone feeling happy for the rest of the day. Congratulations to Mrs Matsen and her Year One students for a very uplifting assembly.
Tomorrow morning all classes will participate in an Easter Paraliturgy which will focus on the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. This will be an opportunity for our school community to pray and reflect in preparation for Easter. Parents are very welcome to join us in the Undercover Area of the school at 9.00am.
A reminder that tomorrow Thursday 10 April, 2014 is the last day of school for this term. Term 2 commences on Tuesday 29 April, 2014. On the return to school next term there will be a two week change over period for students to commence wearing their winter school uniforms.
Next term we have some staff members taking leave. Ms Kathleen Tranquille will be on Long Service Leave for the term and in her absence Mrs Amanda Xavier will teach Year 6 full time. Mrs Sophie Piatt will also be on leave for the term and Ms Vera Hausheer will take on her Special Needs Teacher Assistant role. Mrs Loriana Jones is taking 6 weeks Long Service Leave and Mrs Daphne Lapierre will assist in the Kindy during that time. We wish all these staff a very restful and well deserved break and look forward to them returning to school looking refreshed and with stories to share.
This will be my final newsletter in the role as Principal. Next term I will move back to my Assistant Principal position and I will be working Monday to Thursday. The last two years have been an amazing experience for me and I want to sincerely thank all the students, staff and parents for the encouragement and support given to me during my time as Principal. I wish you all a very happy Easter and pray that the blessings of the risen Lord will be with you and your families. Please click here to read a beautiful Easter reflection which was shared with me.