Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese’s
I hope you all enjoyed another long weekend while our dedicated staff were involved in a Professional Learning Day. Our Education Support Officers enjoyed the last day of their course and the teachers spent the day working collaboratively on aspects of the English and Mathematics curriculum. While I understand these days can be inconvenient from a parent’s perspective, they are absolutely vital in ensuring that we provide the best academic outcomes for your children.
On Sunday, we celebrated the Leadership Mass at St Agatha’s Church. I am always humbled by the tremendous number of faithful believers who attend Mass each weekend in Cranbourne. Thank you to the families who attended. Thank you to Mr Cowan and Miss Griffiths and especially the Year Six students; Kirsten, Josh M, Emma, Chriswin, Zahra, Miriama, and Angelo who attended dressed proudly in their school uniforms. I feel very blessed to part of such a community!
Last Friday, we celebrated Harmony/No Bullying Day. Thank you to all the parents who dressed their children in such beautiful national dress. It was terrific to see the cultures that are present at our school. I think everyone enjoyed the African drummers who entertained the children. It was also a great opportunity for our team of Taiko drummers who performed for the African drummers at recess and lunchtime. Thanks to Mrs Lloyd for organising this day!
This Wednesday, we will celebrate a Year Three - Year Six Mass followed by Reconciliation for Year Four. At this Mass, we will announce the students who were successful in their application to become Mini Vinnie representatives. From Term Two, these students guided by Mr Cowan will meet regularly to plan for social justice initiatives that will raise funds for St Vincent de Paul who assist our local community.
This week, let us pray for peace in our world. I know I am not the only one who has been saddened by recent events that have taken place in our world. We think about those who have lost their lives and their families who are grieving as a result of being persecuted for their religious beliefs in Christchurch. Let us also think about those who have died in the recent Ethiopian plane crash. May they rest in peace.
An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be ever at you back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.