Term 3 Week 6

Congratulations to our year four students who celebrated First Eucharist on Sunday at St Augustine’s church. It was a beautiful celebration amongst family, friends and the St Christopher’s parishioners. This year we are celebrating in class groups. Nine students from 3/4AC celebrated and were well prepared. Thank you to Mrs Anne, Mrs Clare and Mrs Barone for preparing the children and organising the mass. This coming Sunday year four children from 3/4M will be celebrating their first Eucharist. Year four students from 3/4S celebrate Sunday 27th August. Please keep these children in your thoughts and prayers.

Saturday the 5th of August saw the Parents Auxiliary host a Trivia Bingo night at the Keilor Bowls Club. It was a fun night with many laughs and plenty of prizes won. I’m sad to say I didn’t win a prize or win the trivia, however it was a great night with over fifty people in attendance. Thank you to Claire Boscovic and Stephanie Dzidic for all your hard work in organising the event and sourcing so many prizes. The money raised will contribute to landscaping the area behind the school building offering outdoor learning spaces for the children.

The school disco was a huge hit last night. There were over 150 children who danced away and had a great time. The Matildas playing in the semi final couldn’t stop the fun of a disco at the Keilor Bowls Club!! Thank you to Michelle Ivkovic for organising the event and the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to help out. Thank you also to Emma Travlos for the amazing balloon photo space.

We invite all dads, granddads to come along for a Father’s Day coffee and croissant to celebrate and give thanks for all you do. The Parents Auxiliary have organised this morning starting at 7.30am on Friday 1st September. Drop in and mix with other dads. Hope to see you there!

This Thursday and Friday have been school closure days. On Thursday the staff engaged with a guest speaker, Chrissie Davies. Chrissie is a child behavior expert, trauma informed educator, consultant, writer, guest speaker, mother and an advocate for Neurodivergent children. We were very excited that she found the time to work with us. Friday we will be working with Helena Christensen who is an Aboriginal Education Officer and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Learning Diversity consultant at MACS. Helena will lead us through spirituality and First Nations education.

There are a few dates to remember as we near the end of term. Be sure to refer to the school calendar on the Noticeboard page. Just some dates to consider:

  • 20th & 27th August Yr 4 First Eucharist
  • 22nd August, St Augustine’s Day. Liturgy in the morning in the courtyard. Parents welcome
  • 28th August Book Parade in the morning. Bring your cameras!
  • 1st September Father day breakfast at St Augustine’s, starting at 7.30am. 
  • 1st September Whole School modified Sports Carnival at school

Commencing September 1st I will be on leave for two weeks. I am privileged to be participating in a pilgrimage to Israel with eighteen other Principals from the North West. We are following in the footsteps of Jesus and have been working towards this pilgrimage for the past two years. Trish Walsh and Jacinta Fedoruk will be at the helm while I am away.


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