Dear Parents and Carers,
This weekend we celebrate the gift of mothers and thank them for all they do every day. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in our community. It is definitely not always the easiest job but one of the most important.
Mums give their children two things. One is roots, the other is wings.
We wish Mothers every blessing and wish them all the best on their special. May the day be all that they need it to be.
We also pray for those in our community who have lost their mum. We appreciate the day can also be tinged with a little sadness.
Return to school Monday 18th May
We are looking forward to the return of children to school on Monday 18 May. We have missed their beautiful faces and joyous company.
Slides will be sent out today in the Google Classroom in readiness for next week. I just take a moment to thank parents for the amazing job they have been doing at home and appreciate how difficult it must have been. A reminder that the work being sent out each week has optional extras for children who want and need to go further. If something is not working, leave it. The most important thing for you and your family at this extraordinary time is your wellbeing. In keeping your child’s learning on track, you are doing well when your child manages to write, read and do some maths each day. This coupled with some physical activity and fresh air is enough.
A Q & A is currently being prepared to support families as we move from remote learning to face-to-face.
Community Council Meeting
Thank you to all those who were able to make the Community Council Meeting on Tuesday evening. Your questions, feedback and thoughts were greatly valued.
Take Care and God Bless.
The Latest from Parenting Ideas
Maintaining kids’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
See the blog post from Parenting Ideas. Click Here
Some timely advice for many families I am sure!
Expect more from kids
I hestitate to include this insight when some of us are all over having kids at home with us 24/7. But as it is something teachers have addressed in conversations over the past weeks I am passing it on. Little things like knowing teachers expect students Yr1-6 to write and read everyday for 20-30 minutes without interruptions or support when in the classroom, means that parents can expect that too. (Understanding that not everyday is successful for every child - even at school!) So if you want a different perspective to bring a little support for the adults at home open the link. It may also be one to save for another time.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please find attached the press release prepared by Mr Ross Fox, Director Catholic Education, that was recevied early this morning.
Sacred Heart Primary School will be open for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 from Monday, 18th May.
More information will follow in regard to hygiene and social distancing processes as advised by Government and Health authorities.
To support us in our planning, those families wanting to keep their child/ren home, please send an email to the front office. We will be in contact with you by the end of next week.
The processes currently in place for remote learning will continue next week, the 11th - 15th
Please find attached the media release from Yvette Berry; Education Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development. This media release is about the return to campus learning for ACT Public Schools.
|27th April - 22nd May||
Catholic Education Enrolment Period
|Sunday 10th May||Mothers Day|
Monday 18th May
|Return to School|
Tuesday 26th May
|National Sorry Day|
- Sacred Heart Primary School enrolment period is now open. 27th April to 22nd May 2020.
- Scholastic Book Club orders due Monday 18th May www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/virtual-catalogue-1/
- Information in regards to Winter school uniforms and how to purchase and collect items will be communicated in the next few days.
Kindergarten Health Check
Kindergarten Health Check
Due to the redeployment of Registered Nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic response and the closure of schools, the 2020 physical component of the Kindergarten Health Check has been cancelled. The Academic Unit of General Practice questionnaire data, completed by parents at the beginning of the 2020 school year, has been collected as usual. The results of the questionnaire will be sent to the GP if consent has been given to do so. If parents have concerns regarding the physical check we recommend they see their GP for assessment. For more information please contact the School Health Team on 5124 1585.
Mary MacKillop College
Attached is some information for Year 6 parents for enrolment at St Mary MacKillop College.
End Of May Is Hats Off Day in Canberra! We're not there yet! Keep being SunSmart as you walk and play at home.
Cancer Council ACT has provided the following SunSmart support to parents and carers.
Download and print off our free Sid Seagull colouring in book for your earnd contact Cancer Council ACT to assist with free sunscreen prizes for your classroom artists
A free PDF download for young children to enjoy and learn from. Activities include; The SunSmart Game, Make a SunSmart Bookmark, Spot the SunSmart Differences and more.
Hello beautiful Sacred Heart families!
The staff hope to bring you a little joy each week with ideas for family fun, connection and wellbeing.
Have you ever been out on a walk and found a small rock that looked like it had been painted and left just for you to find?
You probably found a “Kindness Rock” ! Painting and decorating small rocks, often with uplifting messages and leaving them for a stranger to find is a simple way to share positivity in your community.
We hope you get rock collecting, decorating and spreading the good vibes and if you do we would love to see your pics.
Check out Sydney Sealife Aquarium’s “Virtual Aquarium” provides live streams, craft activities and more. https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/explore/virtual-aquarium/?fbclid=IwAR3QrKDJBcovSWjpB20adibwi0_1dAKDKS0hWn5Zp0uSRwqOgXypThfj0Jw
When you need a brain break try this fun workout
The happy pic of the week is from Mrs Davis.
God created mothers…….
- to have babies (Harrison , Kindergarten)
- so we will always be cared for (Hope, Yr 2)
- so people have parents (Jospeh, Yr 3)
- because they make more sense (Cohen, Kinder)
- for Mother’s Day (Jude, Kindergarten)
- to help Dads and kids (Vincent, Year 1)
- to show love to their kids (Kenneth, Yr 4)
- to help her kids be smart and learn (Kamaljot, Yr 2)
- because they are loving and caring (Howell, Yr 5)
- so more people can be made (Josie, Yr 1)
What can we say about Mothers that has not already been said in poems and
prayers, in songs and in tributes? What gift could we give them that would ever express the gratitude Mothers deserve? What gesture could we make that would reflect the honour and love that is worthy of them?
It is the thoughts and feelings deep in our own hearts that can best delight our Mothers. It is the gift of our respect and admiration of the woman who is our Mother that can most adequately thank her. And it is the warmth of our presence and self-giving to her that can most truly affirm and honour her.