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The countdown is on : 9, 8, 7, 6….. At the end of this week, not only will we be down to 5 days left until the holidays but more importantly the Semester 1 Student Learning Reports will also be made available for you via COMPASS - paperless....
Welcome to Term 2! I think this would have to be one of my favourite terms of the year because you can sense the purposeful hum around the school.....
Well we are almost at the end of what has been an engaging, productive & exciting term. We have witnessed our learners grow and flourish in such a short time. We have also seen our teaching teams grow and flourish and find ways to get to know each other, learn from each and importantly grow together. People often tell me how...
Can you believe that we are looking down the barrel of Week 4? Well, we are and what a fabulous start we have had! Walking around the spaces I am blown away by the way in which the students are engaging with each other and their teachers, it's like they have been in these groups for years. We are in such a positive place and our Opening School Liturgy and Year 6 Commissioning was an illustration of the sunshine shining in our community...
Well here we are looking down the barrel of Week 9 and what a term it has been! With so much going on, I have been so inspired by the way in which all of us have banded together to do everything we can to support our children...
‘He did not say we will not be disturbed, he did not say we will not be troubled, But he did say all shall be well, all manner of things shall be well. For there is a Force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.’
(Julian of Norwich)...
I hope you all had time to reflect on the past week and find the moments of JOY you encountered, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. I truly believe that this Year of JOY, is teaching us all a very real lesson: JOY is not always easy to find, in fact, it is sometimes buried deep under a lot of rubbish, but is somehow always there, even in the least likely places, small but no less powerful!...
This week I would like to share a prayer that the staff and I had the joy of sharing on Friday. It spoke of the important responsibility we have to reveal God’s presence (JOY) through our actions and words and to also look for God’s presence (JOY) in others....
Last year was the year of HOPE, this year we have marked as the year of JOY! Pope Francis said during my pilgrimage in 2018: “See God with your heart”, this year I would like to encourage us all to work together to see God with our hearts in order to endeavour to see God in ALL things - to find the JOY (God) in ALL things, to BE the JOY in all things!” ....
Dear Parents, Friends and Families,
I want to begin, as we enter the final week with students, with a MASSIVE thank you to everyone supported our OLN Xmas Concert with Peter Kearney on Friday night. It was an amazing success, in which your children each shone brightly. Thank you also for your support of the Parent Council Christmas Raffle....