Dear Parents and Carers,
We are truly grateful to have such a caring and thoughtful community. The staff have really appreciated your support over this period of lockdown. They are an outstanding group of professionals who are working hard to provide a balance of resources with opportunities for engagement and learning. The interactions during online time are delightful to hear and see.
It was really wonderful to be able to share through last week's newsletter and facebook page some of the amazing things that have been happening in remote learning. I loved the Father’s Day badges.
We also understand that working from home while supporting your child/ren’s learning can be difficult. Please reach out to us if you need.
We can see that everyone is starting to feel tired and exhausted as we draw to the end of Term 3. I offer this prayer that it may help sustain you in the coming week.
I set the keeping of Christ about you;
I set the guarding of God with you to possess you,
to protect you,
to accompany you on all your paths,
through trouble, through danger, through loss.
And I set the dancing of the Spirit around you to comfort and gladden and inspire you
each day, each night,
each night, each day.
Take Care and Keep Safe
Today is ‘R U Ok? Day’
It is a great reminder to check in with family or school friends whom you have not caught up with since going into lockdown. Learn more about the initiative at https:/wwwwruokk.org.au/
Prayer and Reflection Resources
These prayer and reflection resources are for all families to find comfort, connection to faith and reassurance in these unsettling times. We encourage our school community to set aside time for personal and family prayer.
The Catholic Voice aims to provide a selection of news, views, reviews, feature stories and pictures of life in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The latest edition is available at www.catholicvoice.org.au
Live Stream Mass is available from St. Christopher’s Cathedral Monday-Saturday 12.15pm and Sunday 11am.
Join parishioners from around the Archdiocese as we come together to pray the Rosary.
Every Wednesday and Friday at 4pm during lockdown. We begin tomorrow with Archbishop Christopher who will led us in the Glorious Mysteries.
Simply click on the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85022458332?pwd=MDZ4ODFhNjIvdnpFd21aVDQzWnAydz09
Or enter in the details below after opening the Zoom app.
Meeting ID: 850 2245 8332
Mary Help Of Christians Parish
Fr. Richard has his recent homilies available on the Mary Help Of Christians web page. Please click on the link below to listen.
Virtual Parish Youth Group
A great way to connect and chat with our Youth Minister Nick and Fr Richard. Get those curly questions ready and have some fun connecting with others. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to email Nick.
Yr 5-8 4:30pm-5:15pm
Yr 9-12 7:00-8:00pm
If your child has been absent from school or remote learning this term, please send in an absent note as soon as possible, so that we can record an explanation, rather than an Absent without Approval.
Constable Kenny and I are missing you all during lockdown and we can’t wait for the day when we can return to schools.
However, in the meantime we realise home schooling can be a tough time for both teachers and children. So, to assist you all during this difficult period we have produced two videos for teachers that we hope will help you and most importantly put a smile on children’s faces.
The first video https://spaces.hightail.com/receivehZnNkIJXIJJ is a book video read from Constable Kenny ‘Why was that Emu wearing one red shoe’. Please note we only have permission from the publisher of the book Scholastic Australia to use this video book read until 30 September 2021. So feel free to use to use the video up and until that date.
The second video https:/wwwwyoutubee.com/watch?v=Lfj4Ezoqdz0 is a special message from Constable Kenny to children checking in on them during lockdown and praising them for the great job they are doing. We have also included an activity that they can consider doing thanking those that are helping keep us all safe (nurses, doctors, police etc). Have a look at the video and consider showing your children as part of home schooling and including the activity as part of your home schooling activities.
We hope these videos will assist you all during lockdown and home schooling.
Stay OK! Stay Safe!
CONSTABLE KENNY PROGRAM
National Child Protection week
It is National Child Protection week from the 5th to 11th September. Below is a link from the ESafety Commissioner to remind parents of how to keep our children safe online.
Click Here to email Mrs Borgia
Choose one of the photos provided and add a fun caption to it. Then send your picture and caption to the Office email or upload it to your Google classroom.
All entries will be published next week for the children to vote on and choose a winner!
Prizes for the best captions will be delivered to your door, and sibling entries will be accepted.
Adults – if you decide to join in the fun, please make sure all submissions are child-proofed. The adult winners will be judged by the SH staff and a bottle of something to help with home schooling will be delivered to their door.
Phoebe from 1 White created a habitat out of lego for her dog Clancy
Lachlan and Isla enjoying their smoothies
Fr Richard out for a ride in the fresh air on his Vespa.
2 Red have been busy this week with cooking, enjoying the sunshine, fractions and writing Prayers.
As part of the students inquiring into what makes a suburb, they were given the challenge of creating a brand new suburb. They had to name it, name some streets and design it.