Dear Parents and Carers,
as we begin the season of Lent it is a good time to think about how we will prepare ourselves for Easter. It is a time to Pray, Fast and Give.
How often do you pray as a family? We all have so much to be grateful for and it is important to remind our children that Prayer and Gratitude go hand in hand. Showing gratitude also helps build a positive attitude which in turn improves our mental health and wellbeing. This is supported by the act of giving to others.
During Lent we support Caritas and Project Compassion, to enhance Social Justice across communities. Going without certain things during this time can strengthen our will and help support our giving. The money saved by going without, can then be shared with those in need.
What will your actions be for this Lenten Season?
If you are able to cook a meal or buy some fresh food for families who may require extra support at various times, please let me know so that I can include you on the list.
Last week we sent out all of the school fee and levy statements via email. If you have not received it yet please check your Spam Mail. If it is in spam please move it into your inbox. If you have any questions about the fees please speak to me or Jenny.
The sun shone for us on Saturday morning and we were finally able to spread the mulch across the Adventure Playground. Thanks to the families who were able to join us. The Adventure playground is looking fantastic.
Prep Welcome Dinner
Thanks to our Year 1 Parents and Community Association for preparing a fun filled evening for our Prep and new families. It was very well attended and such a great opportunity for our families to connect and socialise together.
The St. John's School Sports are today at 4.45pm, Monday 2 March, Bill Sewart Reserve, Burwood Highway, East Burwood. We look froward to seeing you there to Cheer on all of our students.
Today our host class was 5/6KR. They shared their learning about writing fractured fairytales, place value in mathematics and levels of Government in Inquiry.
Today we inducted our FIRE Carriers for 2020. Congratulations to Daiah, Mahum, Bartek, Sophie, Elizabeth and our Learning Support Officer, Julie. Our new FIRE carriers will continue to promote the actions of our School Covenant and lead our school community in promoting Indigenous Reconciliation.
St John's SkoolBag App
The Skoolbag App is one of our main forms of communication. To ensure that you receive all alerts, notices and emails please download the app to your phone or tablet.
This Wednesday will be our first Open Day for the year. Please invite your neighbours and friends to come along and see our fantastic school in action.
Have a great week!