Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School,
It’s hard to believe we are so close to the end of the school year! The Christmas decorations are starting to appear in classrooms and there is a sense of anticipation for Christmas.
Congratulations to our Podcasters in Year 3 and 4 who were successful in being nominated for the Arch D Awards this year: Sonny, Lily, Alia, Emily, Eli, Xavier, Callum and Thomas. Special congratulations to the winners of the Primary Artwork of the Year award – Sonny, Lily Alia and Emily. Fantastic achievement!
As it’s such a busy time here are some reminders of our upcoming end of year school events:
End of Year Thanksgiving Mass – Tuesday 5th December at 6.30pm. All students are required to attend in their correct formal summer uniform. Students should arrive at 6.10pm and meet at their teacher at the classroom.
Year 6 Farewell Assembly – Friday 8th December at 9.00am.
Transition Afternoon – Tuesday 12th December at 2.30pm. This is an opportunity for students to meet their 2024 class teachers.
Year 6 Graduation – Monday 11th December at 6.30pm (Year 6 students and families).
Semester 2 Reports sent home – Tuesday 12th December.
Carols Night – Wednesday December 13th at 5.30pm for your own picnic tea and 6.30pm for the performance.
Please also look out for the Parent Packs coming home this week. They contain our School Fee Policy and student forms that require updating each year. We would appreciate the return of these forms by Friday 8th December. Students who have forms returned by the due date will be eligible for a lucky draw raffle prize.
This week the season of Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) begins the liturgical year of the church. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming and to Our Lord’s birth at Christmas. Advent readings call us to be alert and ready, not weighted down and distracted by the cares of this world (Lk 21:34-36). Advent devotions including the Advent wreath and Advent calendar, remind us of the meaning of the season. It’s an opportunity for us to consider our school’s name and feast day and to dwell in the scene of the Nativity, to imagine the journey of Mary and Joseph and to be with them as the baby Jesus comes into the world.
Wishing you the gifts of gratitude and joy as we enter this special time of the year.