This Sunday’s readings focus on several points that highlight how we as community members can contribute to the building of a just fair and inclusive society. In our daily dealings with others we can assess our judgments of others, correct any harshness and pray to experience something of the compassion reflected in the heart of our Lord. Secondly as imperfect human beings, we can humbly acknowledge our own faults and determine if we find ourselves looking down on others and being critical. Finally we can get in touch with the deep yearning in our hearts and remember that everyone has this same yearning, whether we know it or not. Fr Michael Fallon concludes that God wants everyone to know his love and to turn to him in repentance. All our exercise of justice, however difficult, must be geared to the offender coming to know and embrace this truth and to our institutions constantly being reformed to create an environment in which the most vulnerable members of our society are protected and given the opportunity to contribute their God-given gifts for the betterment of us all.
The above reflection is best summarised by our first Australian saint, Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) most famous mantra: 'Never see a need without doing something about it'.
Welcome back to the final term for 2019. I trust you all enjoyed some quality time with your friends and family over the last few weeks. The staff and children have all returned to school rested and keen for a busy term ahead as we countdown to the end of the scholastic year and Christmas celebrations. In the next few weeks our students will completing their end of year assessments followed by the writing of semester two reports by their teachers. As we begin the term let us pray that our Heavenly Father will watch over us all and keep us in his care and love.
Please keep in your prayers the students in year 3 and their families who commence their preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These members of our community will participate in our parish based First Reconciliation programme over the next month. These children will make their first Reconciliation on Wednesday evening 20th November- 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
On Tuesday evening our 2020 Kindergarten parents gathered for their initial information evening as we prepare for the 2020 cohort to attend transition [31/10 and 5/11] and Orientation [12/11] sessions in the coming weeks. Its was announced at the meeting that Mrs. Marie Louise Tcherkezian and Mr. Ben Horne will be teaching Kindergarten in 2020. We welcome many new families to the CTK school community and wish them a successful transition into primary school over the next few months.
At the beginning of each term it is important to remember that all drivers both of a morning and drive through of an afternoon take great care when both dropping off and picking up their children. Keeping to the 10km speed limit and being aware of pedestrians already on the site is a major priority of all motorists driving onto the site. Please be reminded that there is no right turn out of the the driveway onto Statham Ave between 2:45-3:15pm. Thank you to the majority of parents who are observing this request.
Just a reminder that if you have any concerns regarding your children or any issue pertaining to the school you would like to discuss or clarify, please take up the opportunity to make an appointment your child’s teachers.
Have a great week