Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Friends of Nativity School
The second week in September is National Child Protection Week. The them for 2021 is: Every child, in every community, needs a fair go. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy. All skillsets, all people, and all communities are assets in this important endeavour. The Nativity Parish is recognising the importance of this initiative by displaying white balloons in the foyer, having a celebration for all those who have participated in the Sacrament program in 2021 and presenting a small gist for each child in attendance.
On Wednesday the year 5, 6 and 7 students visited the Void at Flinders University to continue their movie making. You can watch a short clip on our website of their experience. The Year 5 students have written some reflections on their experiences.
“Visiting Flinders University and going to see Dan and Cam was a great experience. The videos that we watched were awesome and really interesting. The way they showed us the things that professionals use was so cool and I especially loved going in front of the camera and visiting other places through a screen. I had a great time and I’m super excited to start the trailer.” – Jessica
“I found this experience very exciting. We got to have a look at all the equipment that they use to create movies. They taught us about how we make movies and how it was very different to how it used to be. We had so much fun and were so excited to hopefully be able to have this experience again. Thank you Flinders University.” – Harper
This week our Gardening Club worked hard to shovel new soil into the garden beds. Well done Toby, Jonah, Lauryn, Evie, Sophie, Poppy , Grace, Matilda and the Reception and Year 1 students for your efforts in making our garden look great! Thanks also to Mrs Pike and Mrs Paparella for their help. (see photos below)
Thursday 9th September is RU OK? Day. On Friday buddy classes will explore how this connects with our school value of belonging. It is important that each child in our school knows that they belong in our community. The key message for each of the activities will be how we show care and reach out to others.
Lastly, we have welcomed Derek Bawden to our staff as Groundsman, no doubt you will have noticed some improvement to the garden beds and to the general tidiness around the school. The students are also enjoying having someone to throw the balls down from the roof! Thanks also to Bec Thomas for her advice and help with the plants in the garden beds, your help and assistance has been greatly appreciated.