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From the Principal

Dear Parents, Staff and Students

“May the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear.

And may Christ, Our Risen Savior, always be there by your side to bless you most abundantly and be your loving guide.”

It is hard to believe that the Easter break is here already! This term has flown by and both our staff and students are to be congratulated on the way they have worked to make their classrooms such positive and happy learning communities.

 Holy Week Liturgies

Our Holy Week liturgies have been very reverent and prayerful.  Each in their own way, have allowed us to journey with Jesus, through this week. Thank you to our students, class teachers, support staff and Mrs Aldred, for all your efforts this week.  We concluded the week with morning tea, organised by the P&F which was a lovely way to finish the term.

P&F Easter Raffle

A big ‘Thankyou’ to all those families that have donated Easter goodies to the P&F for the class raffles. There were a lot of very excited children who were taking home Easter baskets this afternoon. The Easter Bunny also visited each class, handing out a treat for each child. The Parish received a donation of Easter Eggs, thanks to the generosity of our families.

Year 1 and 2 Toilet Block Update

The new toilet block construction is going well.  The bricks arrived yesterday, and walls should be up by the end of the holidays.  However, the removal of the existing roof on top of Year 1 and construction of the new roof has been pushed back.  The Year 1 children will be using the library for the first two weeks of Term 2.  Thank you to Mrs Nickels for your patience and flexibility with the move, given the short notice.

Extend OSCH

Due to the Year 1 move into the library for the first two weeks, Extend OSHC will move into the Science Lab for this short time.

The spirit of Easter is all about hope, love, and joyful living.

May you all have a blessed Easter Sunday and a safe holiday.

 

Karen Keddie

Short Term Principal

School News

Open Day for Prospective 2025 Students

Our Open Day for prospective 2025 students will be held on Tuesday 23rd April and have two sessions; 9.00am and after 3.30pm – 5.00pm. Interviews for Kindy and Pre Kindy will be held in the month following the Open Day.

If you are a current family wishing a sibling to start attending MGCPS next year, please supply the Enrolment Paperwork to the Admin Office and arrange a time for an interview in the first week of Term 2.

Important Dates for Term 2

First day back: Monday 15th April.

Pre Kindy School Photos: Tuesday 16th April.

Kindy to Year 6 School Photos: Monday 22nd April.

Open Day: Tuesday 23rd April.

Public Holiday (ANZAC Day): Thursday 25th April.

Kindy 2025 Interviews: 29th April – 10th May.

Pre Kindy 2025 Interviews: 13th May – 24th May.

Pupil Free Day: Friday 31st May.

Public Holiday (WA Day): Monday 3rd June.

Pupil Free Day: Tuesday 4th June.

 

Please see the link below for the Term 2 Parent Planner.

Term 2 Parent Planner

Hard Copies are available from the office.

School Photos

The portal to be able to order school photos Online is now open and will close midnight, Sunday 5th May 2024.

Please see this link for Instructions on how to order:

Easy Steps to Order School Photos Online.

Envelopes to order manually went home last week. Spares are available from the office.

Examples of School Packages are on show in the office.

School Photography Dates:

Pre-Kindy Only: Tuesday, 16th April, 2024

Main Day: Monday, 22nd April, 2024

Good News

Year 6 have been learning about different ways in which Easter can be celebrated. From amazing performances in the Year 5/6 Passion Play to comparing and contrasting Easter traditions in a range of countries to making fun Easter Bunny cards for our Buddies, we have enjoyed our Easter themed learning.

Counsellor's Corner

Perfectionism in Kids

Parents often ask me for advice on how they can support their children who have perfectionist tendencies.

The fear of failure or the need to get everything ‘right’ can lead to frustration, self-blame, anxiety and an inability to try new things. It gets in the way of a good life!

My first piece of advice is usually, make sure your child sees you make mistakes. Openly and enthusiastically point out when you get something wrong, so that they learn that it’s just part of life.

Dr Kaylene Henderson shares some great advice for parents in her short video ‘A Minute Dose of Awesomeness’ Scan the QR code to check it out.

RE News

Easter Sunday

31 March

Happy Easter from all at Caritas Australia!

Thank you for your continued support through Project Compassion. Together, we can help vulnerable communities face their challenges today and build a better tomorrow, for all future generations.

Thank you for supporting Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion 2024 Lenten appeal.

You can donate through Project Compassion donation boxes and envelopes available from your parish, by visiting caritas.org.au/project-compassion or by calling 1800 024 413.

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