As this is the last newsletter for the year I take this opportunity to pass on my thanks to all students, parents and staff for the support they have given each other throughout the year. I also thank everyone for the support they have given me throughout the year. This year was my fifth year at MTS and I underwent a review that was successful, leading to the Catholic Education Office offering me another five years to lead MTS. It was an offer I gratefully accepted.
I wish all the students from Year Six who we farewelled last Wednesday all the best as they move on to high school. Many of these students have spent eight years, which is the majority of their young lives at Mother Teresa School. They are a wonderful group of young adults who have been great role models for our younger students. I am sure they have been shaped by what they have learnt at MTS and we look forward to following their progress in the future.
We also wish all the students from other grades who are departing the best of luck with their moves and we hope all children settle well into their new schools. We may see some of these families back in the future.
I thank the group of Year Six parents for the many hours of planning that went in to making the farewell dinner such a success. The evening was very informal and I know the children enjoyed it.
On Friday students would have received their Semester Two reports along with class lists for their year level. All list of all staff for the 2020 school year is now available on the school website.
Due to the performance of the Nativity by Kindergarten on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm the regular school assembly had been moved to an earlier time. Following lunch all students will move to the hall to watch the nativity and we will give out awards following this at roughly 12.30pm. You are more than welcome to be there at 12pm to see the beautiful kinder students and their performance.
The 2020 school year commences on Monday 3rd February. All students new to the school will gather in the hall while returning students gather as usual on the fake grass.
Staff will return to school on Wednesday 29th January. On the 30th January all staff will be attending a professional development session at the National Museum of Australia and will be back at school on Friday 31st January. The school office will be open on the Wednesday and the Friday.
Congratulation to Grace Chalker who won last week’s problem. This week we do not have a problem however next week we will send home the holiday challenge. There will be three divisions (K- 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6) and the challenge will look at different numbers. There will be three prizes for each division.
Below Mrs Kate Mason shows off her award for mathematics from The Australian Maths Trust with our other trophy winner, Sean Loney.
3rd Feb - ALL students return
7th Feb - Swimming carnival years 2 – 6
11th Feb - PARENT Information Sessions
14th Feb - Student discos
14th Feb - Wine and Cheese Evening
16th Feb - St Vincent de Paul Doorknock
18th Feb - Confirmation Information Night
22 & 23rd Feb - Confirmation Enrolment weekend
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing most families back next year.