Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to a new school year here at Our Lady of the Rosary. I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday and come back refreshed to a new an exciting year ahead.
The children and teachers are delighted to begin the learning in our new spaces and are all working hard to develop strong and cohesive teams so that all the children will experience optimal learning every day. Walking through the grade spaces we see the children engaged and enthusiastic in their bright, comfortable and well organised, environments.
The second building is well on the way and expected to be completed by the beginning of September. During the holidays we had a few delays regarding the forecourt to our new building, which has caused a few issues around parents picking up their children at the end of the school day. We are hoping that this area will be completed in four weeks, which will give us more space in which to stand and wait.
We are very grateful to all the parents for taking extra care when moving/driving through our school and Parish grounds. With the constant adjustments we need to make to accommodate the building project we work very hard to ensure the children’s safety and well-being. I thank our staff members for taking on extra duties and responsibilities. Their vigilance and with that of our parents, we are able to support the children and ensure a safe environment for all.
Tomorrow we officially welcome all members of our OLOR community to a new school year with our Opening School Mass. We will be presenting our new School Leaders for 2020 with their badges and pray together for a safe and happy year filled with learning and fun. We welcome our four new teachers, Ms Morelli, Ms Palmer, Ms Aguilar and Ms Burrows as well as welcoming back our existing staff. We welcome back our families as well as extend a big welcome to our new families.
Next week we will be holding our information evening for all our parents. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and hear what their expectations are for the 2020 school year. They will discuss the learning as well as the organisation and functionality of the new learning spaces. Due to the time restrictions the teachers will not have time to hold individual discussions with parents, however you can organise a time to speak with the teaching teams at a time suitable to you all. Please feel free to either set up a time then or contact the team to organise a meeting time (the teachers will give you contact details during the session).
I would like to leave you with this thought after the tragic news over the weekend of the passing of three of the Abdallah children who were part of our Parramatta Diocese in their primary school years .......
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.