Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School,
On Monday the students in Year 3-6 attended the Catholic Schools Netball Carnival at Priceline Stadium and as I talked with the students it was clear they had a great day, encouraging each other and being a part of a team. Many thanks to the coaches of the teams: Tara Macrow, Hayley Nitschke, Hannah Roberts, Leanne Hiley, Bianca Cotton, Karen Perry, Shelley Torresan, Shanna Sheldrick, Heidi Jansen and Melinda Sporowicz. Many thanks also to Deb Kelley, Sienna (Nativity old scholar), Charlotte (Woodcroft College) and Mathew, Robbie & Jamie (all from Cabra College) for umpiring. Also, thanks to Mr Baldock, Ms Harms and Mr Horton for their organisation of this day and making sure things ran smoothly.
On Thursday students from year 5 and 6 will work with Mrs Black and Andrew Chinn to develop a Nativity School Song. Andrew is an experienced Catholic Educator who has been recording Christian music for children (and some for adults too) for use in Religious Education and liturgy for over 20 years. We look forward to sharing our song with you as part of our 40th Birthday Celebrations in Term 3. Our school song will remind us of what is important about being a Nativity community member and how we can live this example with heart and soul in everything we do, based on our strong school values.
On Friday at Assembly, we will be celebrating the achievements of Alanah J and Sakura this semester. Alanah won the first prize in Catholic Education’s Gifted Awareness week competition and Sakura whose Art work was selected to included in the 2022 SA Refugee Week Youth Poster Awards Exhibition. Congratulations girls and thank you for so capably representing our school in the wider community. We will also have an opportunity to hear the podcasts created by Sophie and Jack at the recent podcasting Leaders Day. Thank you both for sharing your passion for story telling with us and being an inspiration to your podcasting peers. We hope to see many Parents and Grandparents in attendance as possible and there will be an opportunity for catching up at morning tea afterwards.
This week marks National NAIDOC Week celebrations across Australia to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. Thankyou to all who supported the Canteen Fundraiser for Tjindu Foundation, the Tjindu Foundation creates positive, long-term change for Aboriginal children in communities across South Australia through cultural education and success in schooling that enables them to become future leaders. Every action makes a difference!
The Annual Report to the School Community is now on our website should you wish to read this.
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Remember this can now be translated into many different languages on our website. Should you require a paper copy please advise Cate or Lisa in the front office, as always, they will be most happy to help.
Finally on behalf of the Staff we wish all families an enjoyable Term Break and look forward to you returning safely to our community in Term 3 on Monday 25th July. Term 3 promises to be a busy one with class excursions, Grandparents Day, Asia Week Celebrations and Campus Has Talent.