Principal’s Message – 24th June 2021

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Congratulations to all the Year 3 students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday evening. After months of preparation, it was wonderful to see these students reaching another significant milestone in the journeys of faith.

We thank the parents and families of the students for their support and commitment to the Sacramental program and to all of the staff who assisted in preparing the students and liturgical celebration. A special thank you goes to Mrs Leighton for preparing the Sacramental liturgy and to Fr Vincent for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the students.


Next week our school community is celebrating NAIDOC Week. The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2021 is, ‘Heal Country, heal our Nation’. Our students will be participating in some events to recognise and celebrate the week and staff will also be wearing their brand new Indigenous shirts throughout the week.

School Reports on SEQTA

At the end of next week student Semester 1 school reports will be made available to parents. The reports will be issued digitally through SEQTA. For this reason, it is important that all parents have registered their SEQTA accounts in order for school reports to be viewed. Please contact the office if you are experiencing difficulty creating your SEQTA account.

Cross Country

On Tuesday, all students participated in the School Cross Country Carnival. I am very proud of the way all participating students tried their very best along what was a challenging run for some. Some of the finishes for major placings were very exciting to watch, with students finishing very close together.

Thanks goes to Miss Sanders for organising this event and to all staff for assisting with the carnival.

Winter Uniform

As the mornings become increasingly cooler over the winter months, could parents please ensure that any addition undergarments being worn by students are ones which are not visible once jumpers and/or jackets are removed. What we are finding is that some students are wearing long sleeved undergarments and once they enter a warm classroom or go out and play/exercise, school jumpers and jackets are being removed, leaving them with exposed long sleeve undergarments, which are not part of our school uniform.

The preference is that students wear a singlet or short sleeve shirt that cannot be seen under the school shirt. I thank you in advance for supporting this issue.

Wellbeing Week

This week has been ‘Wellbeing Week’ and our staff have been celebrating it in style. From a casual dress day today, to an early morning breakfast yesterday, we are grateful for the great work staff do in the school and for the extra effort they always put in to make this the best school possible for our students.

Lightning Carnival

This week the senior students participate in the Winter Sport Lightning Carnival. This is an all day event, with football, netball, hockey, volleyball and soccer being played throughout the day.

Once again, we wish the competing students the very best and hope they enjoy the experience.

Principal Awards

Over the past week some students have been sent to my office to receive a Principal’s Award for completing some exceptional work. I congratulate Madison Bevan, Nate Earl, Darby Sachse, Indi Elliott and Kayla Abbott from Year 1 B, for their great work in Italian, Bohdi Palmer, Evie Chalwell, Harry Chamberlain and Solomon Middlebrook, from 3G, for their great work in Italian, Eva Turnbull, from Year 4G, for her great work in researching the First Fleet, and Isabella White, Mia Boettiger and Amelia Irvine, from 4B, for their great work in Italian. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,

Daniel Gooch