CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK August 10-16
The Director of Catholic Education, Dr Neil McGoran has a message for all families in Catholic Schools. The invitation is here to click on the link to watch a 5 min recording of his aspirations for all students, families and staff in Catholic schools to promote the theme, ‘Raising Hearts and Minds’.
A particular point of interest in the video, is Neil’s announcement about the price point for school fees and a reduction of some level in 2021 for parish primary schools. The work on this is being finalised with an announcement to come through later in the year as we prepare our budget for next year. I have had the view for a long period of time, that the high levels being charged (South Australia has the highest in the nation) is becoming increasingly difficult for all families to access a Catholic education. I applaud the initiative. What we do need to coincide with this, is better State funding, as happens in the other Australian state. Increased state funding would replace the reduced income so we can continue to resource our learning priorities.
Holding events to promote Catholic education at this time is difficult due to the restrictions in place. I am conducting Principal Tours on Tuesday August 18th at 10.00am and Saturday August 22nd at 10.00am.
Please promote the tours to family, friends and neighbours as highlighted on the street signage, our school website and social media platforms.
GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
The theme this year is ‘HIGH HOPES’ and preparations are underway under the direction of Lisa Cannizzaro. Once again, the Co-vid restrictions have influenced how we run this special event on the school calendar, hence a change in the delivery including;
1) A different style of the performance which will be recorded for viewing. This is currently being worked through with further information to follow.
2) Unfortunately we are unable to have the concert, open classrooms and lunchtime gathering as a special event during week 10 of the term as we usually do. This is unfortunate, but out of our control. We hope to designate an alternative time late in the year when grandparents, special friends and family are invited for a visit if possible.
ASSEMBLIES FOR TERM 3
Yes they are still happening with the following guidelines;
1) Adult numbers need to be restricted. Parents of students involved in the assembly are the only ones permitted. There will not be an assembly in week 5. This week is dedicated to a
Campus activity on Asia Week. The next assembly is week 7, Friday September 4 (Yr 4/5SP)
2) Those attending will need to register via the contact tracing sheet before entering the PAC.
3) Social distancing protocols are to be followed with seating and social interactions
4) All adults to use the hand sanitiser upon entry.
Thank you for your understanding.
Every family will be invited via email to participate in a Canteen Survey in response to feedback received when consulted previously. The survey is online and will take only 5 minutes to complete. Staff and students are involved in a survey as well. As Campus leaders, we are reviewing the Canteen’s operation to improve the service to the community. Your feedback will help us to suggest recommendations for the future.
Mr Greg Haynes