Dear Parents, Students, Teachers and Friends of Nativity School,
It has certainly been a challenging start to Term 3 with the quick transfer to remote learning on Wednesday of last week. Again, thank you for the way you quickly adjusted and accepted the challenge. There have been many positive reflections from students who noted that whether online or at school that the connection with their peers and teachers was very important to them during this time. I think this is a reminder to us all that it is important to think of this time not as social distancing but as physical distancing. We may be physically apart, but we need to stay socially and emotionally connected for our wellbeing.
To celebrate our return to school, reconnecting with friends and the spirit of the Tokyo Olympics (spirit of solidarity, friendship and fairplay) this Friday we will be having a ‘Green and Gold’ Day. Students can come to school in green and gold colours to represent Australia or dressed to play their favourite Olympic Sport. We look forward to a day of fun, laughter and learning together.
Special welcome to our new Reception students Jordan, Mackenzie and Isla, what a start to school you have had! It is fantastic to have you as part of our community and we look forward to getting to know you better as school returns to normal.
In some good news from ‘Lock Down’ we celebrated the birth of Riley Davis. Riley was born on Wednesday 21st July. Congratulations Emily, Adam and Henry on the birth of your son and brother! May Jesus, who loves all children bless your precious little one with his love and grace today and always. It’s true that hope shines brightest in the darkest moments.
As you know, Term 3 brings with it The Performing Arts Showcase in week 4. This year due to Covid19 we have made plans to video the student performances and acts rather than host live shows. Ally Cunningham will be in contact in due course to let you know the details of how you can view the performance. At this stage our fingers are still crossed for live performances of Grandparents Day.
Catholic Schools Open week is from the 9th until the 15th August. As part of this promotion of Catholic Schools in South Australia there is a magazine in this Saturday’s Advertiser (31st July). School of the Nativity has an article in the magazine about our Digital Technologies project with Flinders University. Please take some time to read our school article and learn about the great work our students are doing in this project.
Finally, in the coming day there will be more updates about how health restrictions in South Australia effect our school community. These updates will be directly emailed to you so please check your inbox regularly.
Take Care and God Bless,