This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity. Each time we make the sign of the cross, no matter where we are, we pray to the Trinity – in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. There is One God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Other ways of referring to the Trinity are the Triune God and the Three-in-One. The Trinity is the foundational Christian belief that God is one Being who exists in three Person.” As stated above. The Holy trinity is described throughout scripture as a “mystery” However, it’s not a mystery that can – or should be explained away. It’s a mystery the Bible teaches. A beautiful mystery. A mystery that should cause us to marvel, and wonder, and worship in the compassion and love that God has for us all!
Last Monday week we saw our students return to full time face to face classes. It has been great to see all our students return to the community catching up with their peers and teachers. Thank you to our parents who supported the teachers and their children’s on line learning over the last few months. It is greatly appreciated by the myself and the staff. Each family received a survey in the last fortnight regarding the online learning. It would be most useful if you could complete the online questionnaire. Thank you.
Teachers are currently completing their students reports for semester one. Semester one reports will be an abridged version of our usual report because of the impact of COVID -19 has had on our delivery of the teaching and learning. The report consists of a summary of each student’s study attributes and work habits as well as a brief written summary of their learning based on a combination of both face to face and online line learning this semester. Reports will be distributed on Friday 29th June Week 9. At this stage no decision has been made as to when face to face parent teacher interviews will be held.
Over the last week, the traffic congestion on Statham Ave in the afternoon has escalated to a point that is impacting on the safety of all concerned who use the pick up service and its future viability. As I have repeated on many occasions it is an offence to stop in a NO STOPPING sign posted area and obstruct traffic waiting to turn into the driveway off Statham avenue and on North Rocks Rd. People are also turning right out of the driveway of an afternoon onto Statham at the height of the congestion. The NO RIGHT TURN protocol has been in place now for the last twelve months. Over the last week we had several complaints from motorists regarding the congestion and the lack of consideration displayed in allowing the general public to access both North Rocks road and Statham Avenue. For the pick up service to remain operational, parents need to take responsibility for their driving behaviour each and every afternoon to ensure the road regulations are adhered to and that the safety of all concerned is at the forefront of our minds and that the public are not being inconvenienced.
I am on the verge of shutting down the drive through pick up if the behaviour and patience of our drivers does not improve immediately .
My concern is that police and /or council rangers may take the decision away from my control and shut down the drive through altogether. The drive through is a much needed component of our drop off and pick up for our school community each day. In saying this, those that utilise it need to adhere to the expectations, road rules and safety protocols that are in place. Some users require an attitudinal change of approach to how they utilise the drive through so we can all benefit from it and maintain this most needed component of school drop off and pick up. I appeal to all users of this service to be more patient and diligent in adhering to what is required. This will be greatly be appreciated by all members of the community. Please remember the safety of all our community members- staff, parents and our students is at the forefront of this matter. Thank you in advance.
Enjoy the long weekend and the chance to get away with your families.