Thursday 18 March 2021
FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
TERM 1 WEEK 8
The Catholic identity of our community intersects faith, life and culture to offer all students lifelong meaning and purpose. Our culture is strengthened when school, home and parish work in partnership to integrate faith, life and culture. These strategies offer schools faith experiences that are authentic, meaningful and explicitly grounded in the context of their lives, culture and the Catholic faith tradition. It is in this way that the identity of our school will be enhanced.
Every four years our community is invited to participate in the Enhancing Catholic School Identity survey. The survey invites schools to reflect deeply on their Catholic identity and the means by which it might be enhanced.
The analysis of the ECSI Standard Report offers a threefold measure:
- the current Catholic identity of a school as perceived by members of its community
- attitudes towards a preferred or ideal future Catholic identity
- the readiness of the school community to move into action
Our school would be most grateful if our families took 30 minutes to complete this survey.
ECSI SURVEY ACCESS
Direct link: https://www.ecsi.site/au/user/
CLICK NEW USER
SURVEY ACCESS CODE: Y8s6ag
Write down you login and password
COMPLETE THE 4 SURVEYS
Thanks in advance,
IMPORTANT TERM 1 DATES
FRIDAY 19 MARCH
School Photo Day
WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH
Lunch Orders due for Friday due to Athletics Carnival
THURSDAY 25 MARCH
Athletics Carnival @ Alexandra Oval
FRIDAY 26 MARCH
Last lunch order day for Term 1
THURSDAY 1 APRIL
Last Day Term 1 - early finish at 2.15pm
WORKING BEE THANK YOU
Check out the Before and After shots from our Working Bee on Saturday.
We are very grateful to the people who gave their time on Saturday to help us tidy up our school grounds.
Thank you to:
Also a shout out to the Ganley Family for lending us some heavy equipment!
MIDDLE LEARNING COMMUNITY
This week both MLC2 and Foundation classes worked together in a literacy session, helping the Foundation students learn about the letter "g". See photos below.
EASTER RAFFLE & HOT CROSS BUN DRIVE
Our Easter Raffle tickets are $1 each! Thank you to those who have sold tickets so far. We have some great prizes up for grabs. The display is currently in the office. Tickets and prizes need to be handed back to school by next Wednesday 24 March.
We are also holding a Hot Cross Bun Drive through Bakers Delight. A 6 pack of hot cross buns is available for $8.50, with $1.50 from each packet being donated back to the school. 3 flavours are available - traditional, choc chip and apple & cinnamon. Yum! Huge thanks to Bakers Delight for constantly supporting our school. Forms need to be returned by next Friday 26 March for delivery the following Monday.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK'S LUNCH ORDERS
Lunch orders need to be in next Wednesday instead of Thursday due to the Athletics Carnival
SCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL - THURSDAY 25 MARCH
Our annual athletics carnival is next Thursday at Alexandra Oval. If you would like to help on the day and hold a current WWC, please follow this link or use the QR code provided:
PARISH OFFICE - TEMPORARY PHONE NUMBER
The Parish Office is currently having issues with their landline. If you are needing to get in contact, please phone 0421034444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ST MARY'S OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
TUESDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
WEDNESDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
THURSDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
FRIDAY 9.00AM - 4.00PM