Dear Parents & Guardians
Confirmation: Congratulations to Chad Bethune, Chloe Borthwick, Cooper Cox, Tara Van Den Heuvel, Clay Hester, Kooper Herbert, and Madeline Mulcahy who will make their Sacrament of Confirmation this Sunday, 23rd May at St John's Church.
Congratulations also to some of our past students who will be making their Confirmation on Sunday 30th May: Matilda Smith, Patrick Noble, Aaron Stewart, Charlotte Emmanuelli, Olivia Aulich, Lucius Di Pietro and Luke Mure.
Mothers Day Breakfast: Thank you to all of the wonderful Mum’s and family member’s that came to Mother’s Day Breakfast. It was fantastic to see everyone enjoying their bacon and eggs, a fruit juice or cup of tea. A huge thank you to the staff for the time and effort in making everything run so smoothly.
Pie Drive: A reminder that all order are to be collected on Thursday 20 May between 2:45 and 3:45pm from the rear of the hall.
Catholic Education Week: May 21st - 27th: This year, Catholic Education celebrates its bicentenary of educating children and young people in Australia. Next week is particularly significant as we celebrate Catholic Education Week in our Diocese.
This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week, “Faith in the future - I have come that they may have life and have it to the full,” is a combination of a quote from John’s Gospel and the theme for the bicentennial celebrations of Catholic education in Australia.
Catholic Education Week also overlaps with National Reconciliation Week, therefore during the week, we will be celebrating a whole school liturgy to commemorate both.
Swimming: Our whole school swimming program commences next week with all classes swimming every day. The children are expected to wear bathers underneath their sport uniform, bring a change of underwear and towel in a swimming bag. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled. It has been necessary to amend the order our grades swim each day follows:
11:45am to 12:15pm - 34H & 34K
12:15pm to 12:45pm - 56M & 56S
12:45pm to 1:15pm - 12B & 45M
1:15pm to 1:45pm - FD & FK
1:45pm to 2:15pm - 12H & 12W
Classes will travel by bus to the venue leaving school 45minutes prior to their swim time and returning approximately 45minutes after the end of their lesson. Please see the event in Operoo for full current details.
School Disco: The Friends of St John’s are running their annual School Disco on Thursday 10 June, this event is for St John’s students only. Please see full details below, tickets will go on sale by the end of the week.
School Closure Day: As we prepare for the start of our building project, we need to relocate 3 classrooms, furniture and resources. Therefore, Friday 11 June will be a student free day. This will allow staff time to start moving items across to the portable classrooms.
Friends of St John’s Meeting: June 15th, 9:15am Staffroom. It has been quite some time since our last meeting. We welcome new parents who would like to be involved in fundraising for the benefit of our students. If you cannot make this meeting but would like to be involved in some way, please email the school, firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add you as an apology.
Chris Dortmans, Principal