Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School,
Last week we had some students from year 4-6 participate in the Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to all the students who participated and represented our school so well. Special congratulations to Jess (6) – 1st 1500m, Eli (5) – 2nd 800m, Liam (6) – 1st 200m, 3rd 100m, Oliver (4) – 1st shotput, Siena (6)- 2nd long jump, Millie (5) – 1st long jump, 2nd high jump. Lachlan (4) – 3rd high jump. Thanks also to Nick Horton for supporting the students on the day.
The School Board met on Tuesday night and were the first to see the completed Strategic Plan for Nativity, “Dare, Discover, Dream”. The plan will be published on our website, and you will also receive a paper copy in the coming weeks. Thank you to the parents, staff and students who participated in the focus groups and set the strategic direction for our school in the coming years. The Nativity Leadership Team will update you on how we are tracking towards achieving our goals. The Board also had an opportunity to look at the plans for the re development of the Bartram Building. If you would like to see these plans, they will be available to you in the front office, please come in and have a look – we have exciting times ahead.
This week I met with Erin Thompson, the local member for Davenport who has recently replaced Steve Murray. I spoke with Erin about her commitment to both recurrent and capital funding at our school.
We are currently in The Season of Creation, an annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation. The Season “Celebration” begins 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.
God of Wisdom,
You gifted us with right judgement and courage.
Help us to share the earth’s resources fairly
and to use them wisely.
Stand with us as we speak out against inequality and injustice.
Guide our thoughts and actions as we care for our common home.
A reminder that next week we are celebrating “Asia week”. Thank you to Ayami Dow for organising a special day for our students on Wednesday with two cultural performances throughout the day, SHAMISEN (musical instrument performance) and RAKUGO (Japanese storytelling) Please check the recent communication sent to parents with all the information you will need for the week/day.
Finally, rehearsals are well under way for this year’s Grandparents Day with the theme of “Fractured Fairy Tales”. Thank you to the staff and parents who have worked to prepare dances, costumes and props. We look forward to welcoming you to our performances in week 10 along with some special guests from Estia Health, Aberfoyle Park, as honorary Grandparents for the day.