In this Sunday’s gospel the Pharisees were right to condemn the action of an individual but were wrong to condemn the individual as they too were sinners. It was through the sharing of Jesus’ love and not by their condemnation of a “few” who changed the woman’s life. At no stage did Jesus condone her actions. He acknowledged that she had sinned but forgave her for her actions. His love and compassion changed her because he loved her and refused to condemn her. As we come to the end of our Lenten journey, perhaps next time we find ourselves criticising another person, we could ask ourselves two questions. Do I know this person? Do I know their circumstances? If I don’t, then there may be a place for criticising what he or she is doing, but is there a place for criticising the individual? Secondly If I know this person, do I appreciated who they are as an individual, a descendent of our Lord? Let us be remembered of the love Christ shares with all of us and that we are only human and subject to making mistakes. May the love Jesus showed the vulnerable, the outcast and those who condemned him to death evident by the Easter story, inspire us to be forgiving of those who trespass against us.
Congratulations to Mr Ben Horne who has been appointed Acting Religious Education Coordinator for Term 2.
Mr Horne will take over the role from Mrs Burley who has been seconded as Religious Teaching Educator for the Diocese of Parramatta for the next few months. She will be working with schools and students across our Diocese in an advisory capacity. We wish Monica every success in her acting role next term.
Thank you to the majority of families who have supported the NO right hand turn out of the driveway of the afternoon onto Statham Ave. It is disappointing that a small minority of drivers are ignoring the request when I have not been out the front of an afternoon to ensure people are complying with the directive and exiting safely from the school. Following the trial, it is evident that this new initiative may be a touch inconvenient for some, but is certainly much safer for all concerned exiting the site easing traffic congestion. As a result of these benefits the NO RIGHT TURN onto Statham will be put into place permanently between 2:30pm- 3:15pm. Your continued support of this new safety initiative is greatly appreciated by our community and passing motorists. If you have any concerns or question pertaining to this initiative, please feel free to contact me.
Today as a school community we shared in the Holy Week story. Students from each grade led us through scripture, prayer and song as we journeyed with Jesus from Palm Sunday to his betrayal, crucifixion and death. Thank you to the staff and children for preparing and sharing the Easter story with us. A special thanks to our REC Mrs. Burley for her preparation and drive in working with the teachers and students to bring our Easter story alive. Thank you also to our parents and parishioners who were able to join us today. Next Monday, our Easter celebrations will conclude with our Easter hat parade with many creative hats being worn to celebrate the spirit of Easter. I’m sure there will be many hours spent using glue guns, scissors and thread- thanks Mum and Dad!
Next Wednesday 10th April we will be holding our first parent workshop. This workshop is for all parents who want to learn a little more about the Technology Policy, the devices we use as well as how we use technology here at CTK.
This will be a hand’s on workshop and will allow you time to ask questions based on your child’s needs.
Points of discussion:
- CTK Acceptable Use of Technology Policy
- Using Google Suite (email, drive, docs, classroom)
- How Technology is integrated into our day to day teaching
- Supportive learning apps
We hope you can join us.
This morning I have a request from several neighbours in Bowral Street. Parents on Friday mornings are parking on the street in front of resident’s bins that are on the kerb for collection. The residents have informed me that there is no consistency each week to the time contractors arrive to empty their bins, therefore creating concern that if access is blocked by parked cars their bins will not be emptied. My advice would be not to park for any length of time in Bowral street on Friday morning, so these issues can be avoided. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you
Next Thursday and Friday I will be accompanying our year six students and their teachers on the Canberra field trip. Throughout this term the children have been studying democracy, the election process and the various levels of government within our Australia communities. We will keep you abreast of our travels over the two days via Skoolbag.
End of Term 1
It is hard to believe that we are coming to the last week of Term 1. The term has gone very quickly. Thank you to all our students, families and staff who have helped out at school in so many varied and different ways over the Term. I thank you all for your continuing support.
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and holy Easter and an enjoyable and restful two weeks. We look forward to commencing the new term with you on Monday 29th April.