As this newsletter goes to print schools are expected to remain open. Should this directive change we will inform our community immediately. In the event that our school is asked to close our staff will provide ideas for home learning.
This week we celebrate Catholic Education Week. Whilst many events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus it doesn’t stop us from reflecting on how blessed we are to be part of our Catholic community of St John the Baptist and the wider Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Our school offers a unique educational experience which forms the child or young person in our care as a person of integrity, compassion, faith and wisdom. We work closely with our broader parish community to enhance our students’ capacity to make sense of their world, to make judgements and to recognise the uniqueness of others within a faith community.
Our school has a supportive community of teachers, parents, carers, P&F committees, clergy, parishioners, and support staff who work together to focus on students; encouraging success, promoting discipline, supporting creativity and instilling compassion. This means that our school doesn’t just teach religious studies, we seek to develop spirit, mind, body and character and cultivate Gospel values that support lives filled with joy, endeavour and hope in the future.
At St John the Baptist we have a commitment to focusing on each individual child’s ability to flourish to be the best version of themselves.
I wish all in our community every blessing during this year's Catholic Education week.