Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese’s Primary School,
They say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’, and for me this has been so true. I have loved being at St Therese’s for the past eight weeks and can barely believe we are almost at the end of Term Three. Before we know it Christmas decorations will be upon us!
Thank you to all the parents for participating in the Student-Led Conversations that took place last week. The teachers reported they were very successful and the children were able to demonstrate their growing confidence in the way they are able to talk about their learning and attitudes towards learning.
I would like to congratulate a very special
St Therese’s mum, Ms Sukhwinder Kaur for being named a local hero in the Cranbourne Leader. Ms Kaur works as a volunteer for Sikh Volunteers Australia who cooks meals for the disadvantaged. Our community is a much better place with people like Ms Kaur doing such great work!
Congratulations to the senior students who represented our school with pride in the Lightning Premiership. The students participated in Basketball with two teams coming Runners Up and in Ultimate Frisby, Soft Cross and Cricket.
This week, the 3-6 swimming program commenced. Learning to swim is a vital skill for all children who live in Australia. Not only is it a vital skill, but the swimming lessons contribute to aspects of the Health and Physical Education learning area that will be reported on to parents in the End of Year School Reports.
This week, as we go about our lives please think about children who are vulnerable and are in need of our protection. Last Sunday was Child Protection Sunday. This prayer is for all the children who are in need of protection and a reminder that our children are so special and deserve to live in a safe environment whether that be at home or at school.
You asked that
the little children
be allowed to come to you;
for it is such as these that
the Reign of God belongs.
You entrust them
to the care and protection
of our communities of faith.
as we strive to ensure
that our Catholic communities
provide a safe environment
for each child.
We pray especially for all those
who have been harmed
in their childhood.
Give them courage
in facing the past
and lead them
to your healing protection. Amen
Have a happy week.
Yours in partnership,