Dear Parents, Friends and Guardians of Our Lady's School Community,
It is hard to believe that the end of Term one is fast approaching. It has been a busy and exciting ten weeks and I am very grateful to the staff of Our Lady’s for creating such a positive and engaging learning environment for all our students. Our students are at the centre of every decision we make and I thank them for their honesty, enthusiasm and love of learning. Thank you for your trust and support. We are all on a journey that is unique and personal and it is a privilege to share the journey through primary school with you.
The end of the term is an opportunity for reflection. This term we are very proud of the particular attention we have paid to the way in which we use our words. During this season of Lent we have been fasting from using words that could hurt others and more importantly prevent us from being the best version of ourselves.
Part of our professional learning in Religious Education this year, is to deepen our understanding of scripture so that we are better able to present it to our students. It is important for us to re-imagine the words of the past and give them meaning for today.
One of my favourite examples is as follows:
Blessing on our words……
O Word Made Flesh, stand guard at the gate of my mouth. Be my voice this day that the words I speak will be healing, affirming, true and gentle. Give me wisdom to think before I speak. Bless the words in me that are waiting to be spoken. Live and abide in my words so that others will feel safe in my presence.
.12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…...Colossians 3:12
Thank you for supporting us in our work.