Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School,
Congratulations to all the students who capably represented Nativity at the Cross Country last week. We had 25 students participate. Special congratulations to Annabelle, who came 4th in her age group and now qualifies for SAPSASA. Also, to Anthony and Matt who were extremely close to qualifying and had excellent times.
Last week the Year 4 students worked together to produce some interesting podcasts. The students really enjoyed collaborating to tell their stories. I chatted to them about what they enjoyed:
Grace- I liked making a podcast about sport with my friends. We are called Triple Trouble.
Casey – I enjoyed getting to ask and answer questions about our sports and recording the podcast.
Gawin – I liked making the background picture for our podcast. It’s about humour, we are called the Humorous Kids. Ruben had really funny stories to tell.
Alfie – We spent time creating our podcast and recording it in a studio. We had a lot of fun.
Kyra – We asked Mr B a question about Fasta Pasta for our podcast. He said it was succulent, which made us all laugh!
This week our Environmental Leaders (Carex, Isaac, Elijah, Keanu and Ollie) attended the Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP) with Mrs Paparella at Belair National Park. They had an opportunity to plan a Sustainability Project for our school – the group are planning to improve the Campus habitat for all the creatures within it. They also had a lot of fun Orienteering.
Today I attended the Rosary group before school, this is a popular prayer time for many of our students run by Bianca Cotton and Sharyn Black. Today we prayed the 3rd Glorious Mystery – The descent of the Holy Spirit for Pentecost. The Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost fifty days after Easter Sunday, ending the Easter season. This year, the Feast of Pentecost will be celebrated this Sunday, May 28. Catholics consider Pentecost as being the Church’s birthday because this is the day the Holy Spirit filled the Apostles with the gifts, they needed to lead the Church. Pentecost reminds us that Through the Spirit’s gifts, we are empowered to share the message of Jesus Christ with the world.
You may have noticed that we have had some progress with the Bartram Building renovation, with the aluminium and glazing now complete. Next week we will see the Painters arrive and we are on track to be back in the building prior to the end of term. Thanks to Akira builders for their commitment to ensuring a high quality renovation.
Please join us on Friday for the Year3/4 B assembly and remember that we would love to see you at our Nativity Nest Playgroup 9-11 Tuesday mornings.