Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese’s,
I hope you were able to keep warm over the weekend. I am sure I am not alone when I say I can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive!
Welcome to our new look newsletter. We hope that you enjoy the user friendly features, especially the google translate option, which enables our newsletter to be translated into many different languages.
We will distribute the newsletter via your email. If you have not provided the office with your email, please take the time to do so. As of next week a printed copy will not be distributed, and will only be available on request from the office. Thank you for your support in this.
Let’s be proud of our school community!
Last week at assembly, I spoke to the children about what it means to be proud of our school. I set them the challenge of using eye contact and using the person’s name when speaking to them. It was lovely to walk around the grounds and hear children using their manners and giving eye contact.
This week, I have challenged the children to show pride in their school by picking up rubbish and putting it in the bin. This simple act will teach the children that keeping clean and tidy playgrounds and classrooms goes a long way to creating a school that we can all be proud of. It is always interesting when asking a child to pick up a piece of rubbish that they didn’t actually drop and have them refuse because it isn’t there’s. From now on, the rubbish is everyones and everyone will be responsible for cleaning up the mess. Parents, please encourage your child to meet this challenge and continue to encourage your child to practise using eye contact when speaking to others.
Picking up and dropping off children
8:30am to 3:45pm
Please note that due to supervision requirements, children cannot be dropped off at school before 8:30am and must be collected by 3:45pm. Thank you for your cooperation.
Student Learning Conversations
On Wednesday, September 5, we are holding Student Learning Conversations. The purpose of these meetings is to allow the children to share their learning with their parents. You can book now through Caremonkey. A reminder that students will need to be collected at 1:30pm to allow for the Student Learning Conversations to take place.
Grandparents / Special Friends and Book Week Dress Up Day
On Thursday 30th August, we are holding Grandparents/Special Friends and Book Week Day. Your child is invited to come to school
dressed as a character from their favourite book. This year’s theme is titled - Reading is Out Of This World.
More information about events that are being held on this day are available in the 'Other News' section of this newsletter. I’m looking forward to meeting many grandparents and/or special friends and celebrating the gift of reading.
Father’s Day Breakfast
Next Friday, August 31, we are holding a Father’s Day Breakfast for all the dad’s of our school. Please put this date in your diary and come along to share in a bacon and egg roll and cuppa before school. If any parents are interested in helping, please respond via CareMonkey.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe week.
Yours in partnership,