Last week our school community was privileged to hear from our 2021 Students leadership nominees in their quest to be on the Student Leadership Team next year. Over the years I have heard many speeches but the calibre of the speeches this year impressed all who heard them. We were spoilt for choice because every candidate had the potential to be an exceptional leader and of service to the school. It was wonderful to see the mature and genuine manner with which the students listened to the speeches and how they conducted the election process. It is with great pleasure that we announce the leadership team for 2021:
School Leaders: Jack Murphy and India Bodycott
O’Shaughnessy Leaders: Francesca Scott, Samuel Gash, Blake Perryman, Lucinda Shields
Mercy Leaders: Jed Guthrie, Alexandra Oliver, Macey Bryant, Zane Lange
De La Salle Leaders: Ryan Bourne, Zara English, Wylie Leahy, Kelsey Smith
We are truly blessed that our students value the opportunities that Leadership will give them and want to serve the school community. 2021 promises to be a year of opportunity.
Our Year 10 students are now busily immersed in their second week of work experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to try the “working world” in a safe manner. We are very thankful that we were allowed to proceed with this program despite COVID protocols. Our students have sourced varied and interesting fields to sample and we are grateful to our community and beyond who have allowed our students this invaluable opportunity. Hopefully we will be able to share their experiences next week.
Currently our Front Office is a hive of activity as the busy end-of-year preparation are taking place. We have preparations in place for Graduation, the Annual Award presentation, Thanksgiving Mass, reports and roll-over. Class lists are being finalised and I think our staffing is nearly all done. It is a frantic time for everyone as the weather intensifies and the silly season sets in. Please be very patient with our Office staff as they see to many details in this their busiest time of the year. Staff are feverishly putting the finishing touches to reports and still preparing for the next academic year. We are blessed with a dedicated and hard-working staff who are continually looking for the best outcomes for our students.
I have included a “cut and paste” from last week’s newsletter for anyone who might have missed the details concerning the changes to the Award presentation.
Our Awards Ceremony is also subject to change but at the moment we are planning for three separate functions to accommodate the presentation in line with the protocols which limits gatherings over 300 people. Considering that we currently have 325 students enrolled and a staff of 40 plus we are well over the restricted numbers without parents. We are planning to hold an Infants presentation at 9.30am on 9 December for Infants students and their parents. We imagine it will only take about 15-20 minutes. Then a Primary presentation at 10.30am on 9 December with Stage 2 and 3 students and their parents. This should go for 20 minutes. Finally we will host a Secondary ceremony for our senior students and their parents at the traditional 12noon. And this will hopefully not exceed 30 minutes. All parents of award winners will be contacted to encourage them to attend the relevant ceremony. We do appreciate that many parents have children in two or three of the different ceremonies and it may not be possible to attend all of the presentations. We will try and accommodate parents as much as we are able. This is not an ideal arrangement but is the best way around the limitations of a whole school function and may still change. We are also not able to have special guests to present any of the awards or perpetual trophies. However, we will publish a list of all the respective prize winners so that they are recognised by the community.
Today we received further information about the changes to the protocols for end-of-year functions. Out Year 10 graduation is now capped at 166 with 50 allowed on the dance floor. it is difficult to stay abreast of the changes as they seem to be happening daily. this should alleviate a lot of concerns about the Graduation. We will be able to host all families in the auditorium and our students are permitted to dance. Please contact the school if you would like further details. We endeavour to keep you up-to-date with the changes as they are released.
REMINDER………. ALL students are still required to bring a water bottle that can be refilled at the taps as needed. As the weather is now very hot it is obvious that many students are coming to school without a drink bottle and require plastic cups to maintain the necessary fluid intake. Please leave a bottle in their bags so that they have the opportunity to replenish their water supplies throughout the day.
Remember “when you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world” (Harold Kushner)
So in a world where you can be anything…be kind!
Mrs Nicky Trinder
|Thomas Gay||De'Ontay Pentrith|
|Pearl Imrie||Jaxson Shaw|
|Henry Barnes||Oliver Daley|
|Kara de Belin||Polly Manwaring|
|Lucy Dunk||Jett Johnson|
|Daysie Leahy||Sophie Sannazzaro|
|Liam Drum||Elsey Wheeler|
|Wylie Leahy||Xavier Jones|
|Ashlee Peacey||Isabella Ward|
|3W||Secondary House Points Award|
|Lucy Paterson||Mischa Boxsell|
UNIFORM FREE DAY
TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER
ALL MONEY RAISED WILL TO TO OUR SPONSOR CHILD
DARLIN IVONNE LOPEZ CHAVEZ
THROUGH CHILD FUND AUSTRALIA
$2.00 GOLD COIN DONATION
TERM 4 SCHOOL FEES
ARE NOW OVERDUE
PROMPT PAYMENT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED BEFORE END OF TERM.
Swimming continues this Thursday and again in Week 9 for Primary Sport. Please ensure that your child/ren has their swimming gear (including a rash top), a hat, a drink bottle and $2.50 entry money (payable to their teacher on the morning of). Students are to indicate to their teacher if they have a season pass. Fitness passports are not accepted for school swimming.
Friday Secondary Sport - Swimming
The pool has again been booked for Sport on Friday, and for the next few weeks. Students need a rash shirt, swimmers, sunscreen, hat and water bottle.
Please bring $2.50 for pool entry, payable to roll teachers on the morning of. Pool memberships are accepted. Fitness Passports are no longer accepted by the pool.
Year 7-9 Girls League Tag
Last Wednesday 25th November the Year 7-9 Girls League Tag Gala day was held in Young.
The two teams played 4 games each, with a win and a few draws amongst the results. The girls all played really well, displaying teamwork, safe hands, agile steps, speed off the mark, intercepts, and some amazing try saving defence.
After a long hot day, there was still enough energy to have a sing along on the bus ride home. Congratulations and thank you to the girls who attended and represented Sacred Heart so graciously.
Thanks to Mr Murray for helping coach on the day.