This Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ). This Feast, in honour of the Eucharist, is an opportunity for us as community to celebrate and give thanks for the great gift given to us at the Last Supper.

"If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude."

St. Angela of Foligno

Dear Parents and Carers

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers one of our staff members whose father is seriously ill. We would also ask that you keep in your prayers and thoughts one of our Kindy students who has recently had open-heart surgery.

A reminder that First Holy Communion Masses will be on Saturday June 15 at 6:30pm and Sunday June 16 at 10:30am. The Confirmation Commitment Masses will be on Saturday June 8 at 6:30pm and Sunday June 9 at 9.00am and 10:30am. Our prayers are with those students participating in these Sacraments.

I have been around visiting classes and have been very impressed with the quality of work that the students have been completing. I would also like to compliment the teachers on the classroom displays. They are a great reflection of the student's work. Over the next few months a number of classes will have a video camera observing the class. The teachers will be using information videoed to improve classroom strategies. The video footage will only be observed by the classroom teacher, leadership team and school counselor. The footage will not be kept on school files.

National Sorry Day 26 May / National Reconciliation Week

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

We celebrate National Reconciliation Week this week, which follows National Sorry Day on May 26. National Reconciliation Week offers an opportunity for all Australians to look ahead to reconciliation and to celebrate together the culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians.

Pupil Free Days

Please note that this Friday May 31, Monday June 3 and Tuesday June 4 are pupil free days. Students do not attend school on these days.

After School Pick up

Recently, there have been a number of students who have still been on the school grounds until 4:00pm. Please note that parents should collect all students by no later than 3:40pm. The school does not provide supervision past this time. If families are unable to collect their children by 3:40pm there is always the availability of Out Of School Care. Your help in this matter will be very much appreciated.

Reports

Please note that reports will be available to parents on Tuesday 2 July. Reports cannot be handed out prior to this. Due to the introduction of the Australian Curriculum this year there will be some minor changes in headings on the report template. In Mathematics, Space will be substituted with Geometry, Chance and Data will become Statistics and Probability. History will be reported under Historical Skills and Historical Knowledge. Science will be reported under the headings, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, Physical Sciences and Science Inquiry Skills. If you have any questions please see your classroom teacher.