Dear Parents and Carers,
The St Pat’s staff and I are very excited that the current phase of the Covid time for us is closing and a new phase – ALL CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL- is opening for us. We have been missing the children and are looking forward to seeing their bright smiling faces coming through the school gates next Monday morning. The teachers are looking forward to the change of teaching mode from remote / online to on site / face to face. If your child is absent due to illness or not yet returning please communicate this in writing to their class teacher.
You may like to take some time with your child/ren to reflect on the remote learning program and what the at home learning experience has taught you. As parents and children taking time to talk with one another about what you have learned from and about each other would be a wonderful closure to the current experience. Here are some questions to prompt the conversation….
What were the best aspects of learning at home?
What learning are you most proud of?
What were your biggest challenges when learning at home?
How did you/we manage the challenges?
What new skills have you learned?
What routines worked best in our family?
What is one thing you are looking forward to about returning to school?
What would you like your teacher to know about how remote learning was for you?
What do you and your child need to remember for Monday?
- Return borrowed electronic devices to the office – these will be checked and signed back in prior to being returned to the collection.
- Wipe over and bring back all classroom learning materials
- Wipe over and bring back all classroom and library reading books
- BRING A NAMED DRINK BOTTLE – bubblers will only be used to refill bottles.
- PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD’S NAME on all belongings.
- Winter uniform is still optional until the 1st Now is a good time to check your child’s uniform and shoes fit. Navy-blue school beanies are available from the uniform shop.
- ALL BLACK school shoes are mandatory with every day uniform.
Blessings on a restful weekend. See you Monday!
3 more sleeps!!!
We are very excited to WELCOME all students back to school on Monday. I attended a webinar this week with a focus on questioning. Asking questions instead of telling invites children to think and choose. Here are some questions that you could try to help your families prepare for the return to school-
What can you do tonight to be ready for school tomorrow?
What words would you like to use, to describe your first day back, how can you make that happen?
What will you do differently at school? Why?
How can you welcome other students back to school?
We all look forward to seeing our beautiful student’s smiling faces on Monday.
ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN
LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC COLLEGE
Lumen Christi enrolments for 2021 are now open and will close Friday 17th July.
Please note places are filling quickly.
To enrol, please follow the links on the College website https://lumen.nsw.edu.au/
Due to COVID 19 and social distancing requirements, the College Open Day will not go ahead this year.
For further details regarding enrolments, please contact the College on 6495 8888.