Week 5, Term 4 2020
On Thursday we completed our compliance VRQA review and virtual tour. After months of preparation and work we were extremely proud to present our school, processes, policies, procedures and site for review. It was also exciting to receive the highest commendation around our ability to provide a safe, secure and compliant setting for children and families during these challenging times. Thanks to our staff for their work in this area and a particular thanks to Mrs Carter for all her work in gathering evidence and organising the day.
Sunday was the Feast of All Saints. The Gospel reading is the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, a series of teachings given by Jesus that focus on how to live as a disciple in the world. Today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. In them, Jesus explains how we are to live if we want to inherit the Kingdom of God. Many of the actions—such as being poor in spirit or meek or merciful—are seen as signs of weakness, not as signs of power and strength. Yet Jesus promises that the kingdom belongs to those who live in these ways.
Many of the saints whose lives we celebrate on this day honored the Beatitudes through their humility, meekness, sense of justice and efforts to bring about peace. Think of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Francis, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, and St Mary of the Cross.
Today we celebrated The Feast of All Souls day. November 2nd is a special day for our school as we celebrate our Memorial Day. It is a special time for reflection and prayer as we remember those that have gone before us to God and in particular those named in the memorial garden and people close to our school community. In these unusual times we held a small liturgy in each classroom as we commit ourselves to the memory of those who have passed away.
Learning Conversations will take place in week 7 of the term, via video conference to comply with our current CovidSafe plan and guidelines. Please ensure you book a suitable time to discuss your child's progress this year and most significantly, since our return to
face to face learning and teaching. Our PSG Meetings have been completed and again I would like to thank all families who participated in these vitally important discussions. A special thanks to Mrs Antoniadis and everyone involved in ensuring the success of the meetings and in setting them up.
All the best tomorrow for Melbourne Cup Day, the race that stops the Nation (except Bendigo).