Dear Sacred Heart Community
As we enter our final few days before our school concert “Music from the Heart”, our school has been a hive of activity and associated excitement. Classes are putting the final touches to their performances, perfecting their choreography and making sure the harmonies are so tight. The performance next Thursday 21st November at the Thornbury Theatre promises to be a great experience for all involved. As mentioned in previous correspondence, there are no allocated tickets for the performances and seats will be bought at the door. The price for admission is $5.00 (adults and secondary school students) and is payable by cash only.
At the time of writing this newsletter seventy five CDs have been ordered through the school office. If you wish to attain the CD on the night of the concert, you need to have your order in at the office and paid for by Wednesday 20th November. CDs can also be ordered and paid for at the dinner dance tonight. As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, I have heard parts of the CD, and I thoroughly recommend that each family purchases a copy as a memento of their child’s musical skills.
On Monday, a letter will go home detailing the events of next Thursday with regards to a full rehearsal during the day, and the actual concert on the night. Please make sure you are familiar with all the details contained in this letter.
As you will all be aware, tonight we have our School Dinner Dance taking place in the parish hall on David Street. I am sure for all those who attend, it will be a great night and a fitting celebration of our wonderful school community. I would like to thank all the sensational parents who have been involved in the preparation of the night. I know I can speak on Jodi’s (Parents and Friend's President), behalf, and say that the night would not happen without the hardworking parents who have been involved in the organisation. A significant cohort of these parents, are in their final year with an association with our school, and the success of the night (180 people attending) is a testament to their commitment to Sacred Heart School. Thank you and well done to all.
Next year, Sacred Heart will again be part of the CEM review cycle (ie schools are reviewed every five years). I have been notified that our review will be undertaken in the second week of term four. Our leadership team will meet with Craig Carlin (Principal Consultant CEM) next week to outline the preparation that will need to commence early next year for the review. The review process plays a very important role in a school’s commitment to be continually evolving to meet the challenge of giving its students, the best education possible. Under the review, all policies, practices and programs are evaluated to see if they meet their intended outcomes. As part of the review process, the school sets its directions for the next five years and commits to relevant strategies to achieve these ends.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of our School Board for their commitment to our school this year, in their role as members of this very important group. I will acknowledge their individual contributions in this newsletter after our upcoming AGM which will take place on Tuesday 3rd December. If you are interested in joining the Board from 2020, please do not hesitate to see me, as we need to replace some members whose children are finishing their schooling at Sacred Heart this year.
A reminder to all parents, that this is the last copy of the newsletter that will be going home to all families in the form of a hard copy. As of next week, week seven, the newsletter will only be sent home to those families who have requested a hard copy. All other families will have the newsletter emailed weekly, to the email address they have confirmed over these past few weeks. I would also like to remind all parents, that our school newsletter remains a most important source of information on what is happening in our school and about your child's education.
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