Let me begin with a little story to inspire us to do ‘family time’ and indulge our children a little differently. (The story is amended slightly for our context).
‘Growing up I didn't realize how poor we were. My parents were amazing at providing for us. We loved watching football games and I wanted to go to a game so bad. We never could afford it.
To make up for it, while we were at school, my mum made up tickets to that night's game and money for us to "spend". When we got home she had set up chairs in front of the TV and numbered them. Gave us the tickets and money and told us to clean up before the game. At game time we lined up at the doorway, my dad took our tickets and told us how to get to our seats. After the game started my parents went to the kitchen and had a tray of hot dogs, some lollies and soft drink. "Hot dogs! Get your hot dogs!" We got out the money my mum made and bought whatever snacks we wanted.
Best football game I've ever been to!’ (Sunnyskyz.com)
Noa Jessop Memorial Award
We honoured the memory of Noa with the presentation of the Noa Jessop Memorial Award.
The award is presented to a student who like Noa:
- Christian Spirit – active participation in the faith and worship life of the class and school.
- Sportsmanship – fairness, inclusive of all, enjoys sport for its’ own sake, respectful of one’s fellow competitors, gracious in victory or defeat.
- Contribution to School - keen to participate in all school pursuits: academic and sporting, and to develop skills and ability with determination and courage.
Students and staff nominate others for the award and we had 15 students with two or more nominations, four of whom had more than five nominations! Our congratulations goes to Brodie Irvin on receiving this award.
Fathers Day Breakfast and Liturgy
For catering purposes it is important you RSVP to the Father’s Day breakfast through the skoolbag app.
Have a great family oriented weekend.
Please join us to celebrate our published writing.
Publication Celebration on
Monday 26 August, 2.30-3.00pm
in the school hall.
Parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, younger and older siblings are ALL welcome to come and read the magnificent writing of our students at our Publication Celebration. We are looking forward to having an audience for our writing, so PLEASE come along.
Please send $1 - $5 with your child to school on Friday, 30th August, so that they can purchase something very special from the Father's Day Stall. Students will be visiting the stall from 9:30 am.