"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. "
Welcome back to Term 4,
I would like to thank everyone for their support last term regarding the passing of my mother. It has been a difficult time for our family but it helps having such a supportive community to lean on. The boys have been particularly sensitive and thoughtful in allowing me to discuss her passing.
The annual Coogee Prep Golf Day is coming up on the Friday the 15th Nov. Competitors are playing for the Peter Stemi Memorial Cup, a father who tragically passed away two years ago and father of CPS Old Boys William and Chris Stemi. It would be lovely to see as many mums and dads from the CPS community participating in what will be an enjoyable day out.
This term we have introduced a 'Gratitude Tree' that will be positioned in the hall. Our aim is to give the boys the opportunity to write a note of gratitude each week and hang it on the tree. By the end of term I am hoping we will have a tree full of notes of gratitude to reflect on which is especially important heading into the Christmas season. I would like to thank Felicity Teen for floating the idea and preparing the resources.
Exciting baby news on many fronts! Mrs Yvette Foster is having her baby this week and Miss Nicole Jara is now teaching Kindergarten for the rest of this year and will be the Kindergarten teacher in 2020.
Mrs Annette Black is expecting a second child in March and Mrs Rachel Mitchell expecting her second child in April. My wife Casey and I are also expecting a second baby in January. We might need to open a Coogee Prep creche at this rate! Strangley - Mr Dicks does not seem keen on this idea ......!
Mr Ryan Gowland