Recently parents, staff and students were invited to complete the Annual School Satisfaction Survey. While the participation rate was not as high as in previous years it still, according to the survey designers, had a high enough response rate to gauge parents opinions on a range of issues related to the school.
As with last year’s responses, we will share these over the next four newsletters and then the results for all three surveys will be placed on our website under the ‘Our School’ tab, then reports and publications.
The first item is one that has created some discussion amongst staff and parents. The vast majority of parents see our school as a safe place for their child. Like any school there are times when relationships and interactions between students is not what we would expect. In these situations they are not adhering to our 5 Cs, which forms the basis for the expectations we have of our students.
We must remember we are dealing with children from five years to twelve years of age, who besides being educated academically, are also learning how to control their emotions, how to be resilient and, most importantly, how to treat others with dignity and respect.
Like all schools we have incidents where children become frustrated, angry and over competitive. This may lead to acting in inappropriate ways, which we follow up with those involved and their parents. Bullying does happen as in any school, but is not common. There is a distinction between children being rude, being mean or bullying another student.
Coming home tonight via Szapp to all families is an article provided by Mr Hart outlining the difference between the three forms of inappropriate behaviour mentioned above. I ask all parents to carefully read the article.
Thank you to those that assisted today to make Mother Teresa Feast day such an enjoyable experience for all the students, especially the dads who helped cook nearly 1000 sausages.
Congratulations to Willem van Galen who was last week’s winner. Today’s problem is below.
Mr Gump’s 7-hump Wump has 8 feet to support its body and its 7 humps: our 1-hump Wump has only 4 feet. From doing a bit more research, we learn that a 4-hump Wump has 6 feet, and a 10-hump Wump has exactly 10 feet. How many feet are needed to support a 13-hump Wump? What about a 25-hump Wump? Create a table to help you solve the problem. What patterns did you find? What is the rule? Use the rule to find the number of feet needed to support a 100-hump Wump.
Enjoy your weekend.
The Whole school focus theme for this year is: Be Just Like Jesus
To be like Jesus is to be a person willing to put others before yourself, to seek wisdom, and to care about how you interact with all people you come across in life.
Please keep these children and their families in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate their First Eucharist. All the children are very excited and cannot wait to receive their First Eucharist. A special reminder to all those students and parents who will be attended our ’Prayer Night’ on Tuesday night. On Thursday, the students will also enjoy ‘Jesus Day’. They will be involved in a variety of activities, including a sausage sizzle lunch as well as enjoying the company all the students who have been on the journey with them this year.
Do not forget to come along to Mass this weekend in preparation for your big day.
Booking to attend Mass:
Please continue with our Mass booking system for up to 100 people at each Mass. To attend Mass in person, please follow this link to make a booking.
For those who are not able to attend in person at this time, please continue to join us for Mass on Sundays at 9.30am via Zoom using https://zoom.us/j/824036573.
Mass times for August are as follows:
· Saturdays: 5:00pm and 6:00pm
· Sundays 8:00am, 9:30am (with zoom) and 12:00pm. Parents please ensure that your child has their mass booklet with them to follow along with the mass.
Mother Teresa Mini Mission Fete
This was a terrific way for the students to show, that like St Teresa of Calcutta we to can reach out to those less fortunate. The proceeds from the Mini Mission Fete will be going to Excellence Academy, Children’s Catholic Mission and the Lebanon appeal. We hope to have raised over $5,000. It was a wonderful day and everyone was involved. Thank you to all the families who supported the day.
The winner of the ‘Golden Ticket’ prize of a gift voucher for $50:00 is Raquel Galvez in 2 Mint. Congratulations!
Peace and best wishes
Religious Education Co-ordinator