Welcome back to the start of Term 3. I trust you all had a relaxing break with your children and are looking forward to a busy and productive term. Highlights over the next eight weeks include Grandparents day, Father’s Day, Wakakirri, Confirmation, the Zone and Diocesan Athletics Carnivals, various sporting gala days and Confirmation.
Please keep in your prayers the stage three children in our parish and school communities who are preparing with their families for the sacrament of Confirmation over the next few weeks. This is a most significant time in the lives of our young men and women as they are fully initiated into the church community and have bestowed upon the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thanks to our Parish sacramental team who are preparing and working with the children over the coming weeks. The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Wednesday 4th September.
On Tuesday 13th August our performing arts troupe will perform in the Wakakirri heats at NIDA theatre in the grounds of the University of NSW. Some seventy performers and stage hands will take to the stage following months of preparation, rehearsals, costume design and sewing, building and painting of sets. Many thanks to the teachers and parents who have assisted in the preparation most capably lead by our director Mrs Lara Kelly Hosking and Mrs Sarah Cook who have given so generously of their time over the last six months. Many thanks also to Miss Danielle Hartley for all her hard work with the dancing component of the show. We wish all concerned the very best for next Wednesday’s performance.
Please be reminded that we all review the manner in which we drive and park when on the school site. It is imperative that when driving on the school site that we observe the 10km speed limit and follow the directional arrows that are painted on the road. It is expected that drivers park in the allocated parking spaces and do not “double park”. Double parking is inconsiderate and dangerous and contributes to accidents and traffic congestion. It is imperative that all drivers are attentive and observant of pedestrians walking around the site. Drivers are not to be using mobile phones whilst driving through the site nor are drivers allowed to park in the disabled parking spaces in front of the ramp up to the office unless you are displaying appropriate documentation that allows you to park in such spaces. Please leave these spaces for those who are disabled and genuinely need the parking space. Please refrain from driving in the 'EXIT' driveway off Statham Avenue. There is an ever increasing number of vehicles coming in via the 'EXIT' of an afternoon parking and picking up their children. The circuit around the Hall via the afternoon pick up is "ONE WAY" as indicated by the arrows that have been painted on the road. To insure the safety of all our families it is appreciated and expected that all drivers follow the directional arrows and safety signs. Please don't ignore them for the sake of being inconvenienced. If you wish to pick up your children early of an afternoon and the pick up queue has commenced (which is any time from 2.15pm) please park on Statham Avenue and walk into the school. Insuring all our families exit the school precinct safely of an afternoon is the responsibility and priority of all concerned in our community.
Due to a clash with the Confirmation preparation the year 5 camp meeting scheduled for next Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday the 22nd August commencing at 7:00pm. My apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you.
Today our annual school photograph shoot was held. Many thanks to our wonderful ladies in the office who organised and facilitated the day. The photographer will be returning next Friday for a “catch up” day for individual portraits of children were absent today. Thank you to everyone for your co-operation throughout the day.
Have a good week