Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese’s primary school,
CONGRATULATIONS to the students and staff for the terrific Christmas concert that was presented to our community last Thursday evening. While we sweltered through one of the hottest nights for a very long time, we were thoroughly entertained by both traditional and contemporary Christmas carols. It was pleasing to see so many parents, grandparents and friends come along to support their children. The story that was presented, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, reminds us that Christmas is more than materialism. It is the feeling of love, joy and peace on Earth that we get from being together.
I would like to thank a very special teacher, Miss Jackie Bishop, who did an amazing job of organising and leading the event.
Our Taiko drummers and Japanese dancers enjoyed their ‘road trip’ to St Brendan’s in Somerville, where they performed as part of their Japanese Day. Mrs May, Sensai Andrews and I were so very proud of the 32 students who showed off their talents. They represented our school with pride and the children, parents and teachers of St Brendan’s couldn’t believe how professional our students were. We are looking forward to taking to the road again with the drummers from St Agatha’s on Thursday of this week to entertain the people at our Catholic Education Office in Warragul and then the learning community of St Patrick’s in Pakenham. The children are beginning to think of themselves as ‘rock stars’!
The last day of the year for students is on Wednesday 19th December. Please note that all students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. Our last whole school Mass is to be held at 11:00am at St Agatha’s Church in Cranbourne. Parents are welcome to attend. The last assembly will be held back at St Therese’s at 1:00pm. At this assembly, we will bid a final farewell to our Year Six students and families who are leaving.
REPORTS AND CLASS LISTS
On Friday of this week, Student Reports will be mailed out to families. Please take the time to read them and celebrate with your child the learning they have done. Also this week, students participated in a transition session with their teacher and class for next year.
Please remember that some children do not react well to change and may be feeling uneasy about going into a new classroom with a new teacher and different classmates. It is normal to feel this way and it is important that children hear positive comments from their parents about their new classroom arrangements. I thank you in advance for working in partnership with the school, especially in taking the time to build positive relationships with your child’s classroom teacher for 2019.
The teachers for 2019 are as follows:
Foundation B - Miss Jackie Bishop
Foundation K - Miss Irena Krejic
Year 1P - Mrs Carmel Perrins
Year 1H - Miss Jane Heard
Year 2C - Mrs Linda Carter
Year 2B - Mrs Meghan Brockman
Year 3D - Mr David Dobric
Year 3C - Mrs Rosina Chandra
Year 4K - Mrs Colleen Kathard
Year 4E - Mrs Sharon Evans
Senior L - Mrs Patricia Lloyd
Senior G - Miss Shelby Griffiths
Senior H - Mrs Helen Hancock
Please keep Mr Cowan in your prayers this week. He is currently on leave due to his Mother-In-Law passing away after a battle with cancer. We pray that Mr Cowan, his wife and children find comfort and strength from our Lord, Jesus Christ, to assist them in their sadness and grief.
I hope that you all enjoy this second week of Advent.
Gracious and loving God,
as we go forth may we keep our eyes
on what is important this week and live
the gospel message of love and peace.
Give us the courage we need to
be your faithful followers.
Yours in Christ,