Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School
Thank you so much for your support of our Project Compassion fundraiser last Friday. We raised 663.60 which we will add to the total of the Project Compassion boxes, 788.00 It is inspiring to see our students working together for justice and dignity and building a better future for some of the most vulnerable communities living in poverty overseas, this is at the heart of our schools Josephite tradition.
This week the students have participated in water safety and swimming lessons at the Noarlunga aquatics centre. Some students in Reception shared their learning with me.
Sophia- I learnt how to float on my back and call for help
Patrick- Remember to walk around the pool- don’t run or you might slip
Dylan- sit on the edge of the pool, put your hands to the side and slide into the water
You will receive a survey on your thoughts about the swimming lessons the students have participated in, we would appreciate your time in sending us a response. This will help us to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of our families.
Some students in Year 3-6 also participated in the Southern Heights Cross Country Carnival event on Tuesday at Belair. Thanks to Angela Pike and Susan Mc Carl for attending with our students. Congratulations to Connor and Annabelle who have been successful in gaining a place in the SAPSASA state Cross Country Carnival at Oakbank on 19 June and also to Connor and Cacey who were 6th in their age group, narrowly missing a spot at Oakbank, but still having a great run.
Congratulations also to our newly elected Early Years student leaders Zora, Tanya, Amber, Thomas, Lewis, Aaliyah, Zac and Mackenzie. We look forward to your contributions at the student leader meetings. Our student leaders are hard at work on a number of projects with the support of Sally Paparella. Please support our collection for the RSPCA focusing on reusing, repurposing and recycling materials which will help them to care for animals and also remember our pyjama day on Friday 3 June to raise funds for Catholic schools in the archdiocese of Lismore who have been affected by the recent floods. This week our environmental leaders will also attend a day at Belair National Park which focuses on students being empowered to lead sustainable change within their school and community. They will participate in hands-on workshops on sustainability action, networking activities with other schools and had lots of fun! This group will also be planning and taking action through an environmental project of their choice over the year.
The Year 3 /4 students will begin planning for their podcasting project next week and we look forward to learning about how they have made their podcasts and their final product being published on iTunes over the coming term. Next week is also Reconciliation week. This year’s theme is Be Brave Make Change. It is a time for our students and all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Lastly, we look forward to welcoming you back to class masses and assemblies. Please check communication from your child/ren’s teacher in regard to these events.