Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Friends of Nativity School
Congratulations to our newly elected Year 6 Sports Captains for 2023.
Murray (Blue)– Keanu Potter
Yorke (Green)– Josh Whitting
Flinders(Red)– Charlie Clarke
Eyre (Yellow)– Matthew Torresan
Each of these students wrote and delivered speeches to their house Team and were voted into the role by their peers from year 3-6.
I, along with our Sports Captains look forward to seeing you on Friday 10th March for our 2023 Sports Day.
Today our students enjoyed eating pancakes for Shrove Tuesday at the church. Many thanks to Bianca, Kylie, Bonnie, Georgia and Amanda for making and serving the pancakes and to Dave in the Canteen for making the pancake batter.
Ollie, Connor and Sera from Year 6 capably represented our school at the launch of Project Compassion at Mercedes College this morning. Ollie was in the Opening Procession, Connor received a Candle and Sera read a prayer. Thanks to Sharyn Black and Heidi May for accompanying our students. There are some pictures below. In 2024 Nativity will host the Launch of Project Compassion,
On Wednesday morning all students in Year 1-6 will attend the Parish Mass for Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. The Reception students will celebrate with a liturgy. Each family will receive “Lent in a bag”- 40 Days of awesome. These bags offer suggestions for your family to pray together during this special time in the church year. Many thanks to Sharyn Black for preparing these.
Lent is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving that begins with Ash Wednesday and concludes at sundown on Holy Thursday. Many of us associate this as a time to give something up when in fact fasting is just one of three things we should be focussing on during Lent. The other two focuses are prayer and almsgiving which are very much about taking something up. Therefore, giving something up during Lent gives us the opportunity to take something on, for example giving up social media will give us sometime for prayer, giving up a morning coffee and donating this money to a worthy cause such as Project Compassion will contribute to supporting families in need. I encourage you to take some time reflect upon what you might give up and take on in the lead up to Easter.
It has been a busy week with students in Reception to Year 5 attending Water Safety lessons at the Noarlunga Aquatics Centre. You may remember filling out a Swimming Survey last year. One of the overwhelming responses was that the parent community would like swimming in term 1 or 4. Thanks to Scott Baldock for negotiating the change with the swim centre, the weather has this week has certainly been favourable for swimming!