Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your support during this time and I hope your family is travelling well. We are missing the physical presence of the children but appreciate the opportunity to prepare for a new mode of teaching and learning.
Given this is a reminders week and we are being restricted in our movements I share some thoughts that might help as we face so much uncertainty and so many challenges.
Have a little think about what are the things that you can control and therefore focus on.
A little wellbeing activity from a ‘Simple Diary’ that you might like to do tomorrow as you end our first week of children learning from home. You can write it down or just reflect on the prompts
Your week was (only choose one)
( ) irresistible ( ) reclusive ( )listening
Explain why: _______________________________________________________________________
And time stood still __________________________________________________________________
A sunrise stage has no stage fright.
Luckily you will never learn how to: _____________________________________________________
You want to learn to: ________________________________________________________________
Take Care and God Bless.
|Sunday 5th April||
Daylight Savings Ends
|Tuesday 7th April||
Pupil Free Day
|Wednesday 8th April||
Pupil Free Day
|Thursday 9th April||
Pupil Free Day
Last day of Term One
|Friday 10th April||Good Friday|
|Sunday 12th April||Easter Sunday|
Monday 13th April
|Saturday 25th April||
Tuesday 28th April
|Term Two Starts|
We are living in unprecedented times and facing challenges in every aspect of our lives. We encourage all families to continue to pray together daily as we all adjust to a new way of life.
“Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.”
With Churches closed and being informed to stay at home, we encourage families to celebrate Holy Week and Easter together. Some suggested ideas are:
Holy Week Liturgy- Included in the Remote Learning Pack
These resources have been produced by Liturgy Brisbane to enable families to celebrate simple liturgies at home for Holy Week.
Make your own Holy Week devotional
- Palm Sunday:Read and pray through Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11)
- Monday:Begin reading the account of Jesus’ final week in John. Today, read and pray through Jesus’ anointing at Bethany, when Mary pours perfume on his head (John 12:1-11)
- Tuesday:Read and pray through Jesus’ prediction of his death (John 12:20-36)
- Wednesday:Read and pray through Jesus’ prediction of his betrayal (John 13:21-30)
- Thursday:Read and pray through the Last Supper (John 13:1-17, 31-35) and Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-45)
- Friday:Read and pray through Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion (John 18:28-19:37)
- Saturday:Read and pray through the burial of Jesus (Matthew 27:57-66)
- Sunday:Read and pray through the resurrection of Jesus (John 20:1-18)
Pray and Worship together online
Easter is traditionally a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate. So, gather (virtually) with friends and family on a video chat.
Check-in virtually with family and friends, especially the most vulnerable and alone.
Pray the Stations of the Cross Online
You may not be able to walk the Stations of the Cross at church this year, but you can find online resources to do this virtually.
Below is a link to Loyola Press – Stations of the Cross for Children.
Celebrate Mass Online
The Catholic Voice is a wonderful resource that provides news, views and stories of life in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
Below is a link for Mass Online.
- Printing would be difficult for most
- Families can give each child access to an online device for some parts of most days.
- Webcams are an issue. I would add that if you have an iPad or smart phone, then you do have a webcam. Wifi or data may still be an issue with these devices.
- All families are comfortable downloading an app or accessing online platforms if given clear instructions.
- The grid activities are flexible. Colour them (tick multiples) as you complete them.
- We will have a more guided timetable next term. We aimed for flexibility this fortnight.
- Spelling is missing due to copyright. We are working on this.
- Next term will look quite different.
- Please start emailing in the five tasks. Yrs 3-6 have the option to submit them via Google Classroom.