Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The Solemnity of the Assumption is one of the many feast days we acknowledge and celebrate the role Mary played in the life of her son Jesus and the role she plays in our daily lives. Upon my reflection this week I came across a piece by Pope John Paul II from 1999 that I believe helps us better understand the significance of this feast day in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar. The passage also explains how Our Lady intervenes for us all with God in the Heavenly Kingdom.
Taken up into heaven, Mary shows us the way to God, the way to heaven, the way to life. She shows it to her children baptized in Christ and to all people of good will. She opens this way especially to the little ones and to the poor, those who are dear to divine mercy. The Queen of the world reveals to individuals and to nations the power of the love of God whose plan upsets that of the proud, pulls down the mighty from their thrones and exalts the humble, fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich empty away (cf.Lk 1:51-53).
Pope John Paul II Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In the coming weeks we will be inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process. We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at Christ the King North Rocks. The survey is now open and closes at 3pm on Friday 28th August 2020 The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below:
www.tellthemfromme.com/ctkttfm20 Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.
As per the last six months we have endeavoured with the assistance and guidance of CEDP and the NSW Health Commission to keep you up to date with communications regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any clarifying questions regarding any aspect of the pandemic in the respect to the school, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks
Our school photographs will be held on Friday 18th September [week 9] Details regarding the packages available and costings have been distributed to our families through the normal communication channels. The children will wear their summer uniforms on the day. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.
As mentioned in our last newsletter Parramatta Council have been proactive in preparing a proposal regarding the new drop off and pick up drive through in Burradoo Close. Following initial meetings with representatives from the local neighbourhood and the council, submissions from local residents and myself are currently being considered at a council level. I will keep the community abreast of the proposal’s development over the coming weeks.
Have a great weekend!