Students and Staff have had a lovely few weeks together since returning from the break and the school is now feeling well and truly settled into Term 3. With the many brisk and chilly mornings we’ve had, it is wonderful to now start feeling the Spring warmth pushing through when the sun is high in the sky. I hope you are finding some time on these beautiful days, to sit peacefully, soak up the warmth and re-energise.
I’m sure you will have noticed all the beautiful yellow Wattles in bloom at the moment? As just one species of a large group of flora in Australia, the Golden Wattle has come to be known as a symbol of unity. Wattle is able to withstand Australia’s droughts, winds and bushfires and wattle also often grows and regenerates land that has been disturbed. In contemplating the resilience of Wattle growing on this Australian land, one can visualise that resilience and spirit in the people of this land….May the Golden Wattles inspire you to reflect optimistically on this aspect of our Australian land, its people and our school community at this time.
On the 30th July we were very pleased to launch the Community Giving Fund. The fund is a wonderful new initiative, established as a simple way for those that are able, to make financial contributions in support of school families who are finding it difficult to meet their fee commitments. To launch the Fund, the school has made a significant contribution and has already financially supported many families.
To make your contribution, please follow this link to: The Community Giving Fund
Every act of generosity and simple kindness, big or small, has a powerful effect and goes a long way to supporting each other.
Our thanks to Jon in our ICT department for the platform setup and to Eleni for the artwork.
We are also very excited to have now launched our Virtual School Tour! This enables us to offer prospective parents and students a look at our campus, grounds and to glimpse inside classrooms and buildings. There is much to see including videos and we will continue to add new video and images to the Tour over time.
A huge thank you to Yvette, Mat and Jon, who put so much time, effort and heart into making this project happen.
Please follow the link to have a look! School Tour
Changes To Spring Fair 2020
The joy of the coming of Spring is always a special celebration for our school. However, this year due to restrictions, we are not able to invite our school and wider community to our usual Spring Fair day. Instead, we are adapting to this situation and making preparations for a lovely Spring Festival in which K-12 students and staff will celebrate together.
Though parents will not be able to participate in this event onsite; we will do our best to include you from afar, by video recording and photographing some of the special moments and offerings on the day to share with you, such as the Maypole Dance.
Our Spring Festival will take place during the school day on Monday the 21st September.
Please note that the Pupil Free SetUp Day planned for Friday 18th September is cancelled. Students will now be attending on Friday 18th September as a normal school day.
More information about the Spring Festival and how parents may assist their children to prepare will be sent out as we get closer to the day.
Wishing you all the best