As parents and teachers, we often wonder if our children are listening to what we say. In the Gospel this Sunday Jesus is questioning if people are hearing and understanding what he is saying. Throughout his ministry he constantly questioned his Apostles, the chosen ones in a similar vein. The Gospel message for all listeners this week is about” focussing on the needs of others listening them and leading by empowering and uplifting- make the sacrifice to assist in your daily life in the service of others”
Welcome back to term 4 2021. We welcome back our students to school for the final seven weeks of the school year. The final term of the year presents us with several challenges as we wind down to the conclusion of a most challenging year in many aspects [especially scholastically] due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extended lockdown. The NSW State Government has mandated that students will be required to return to face to face learning at school. Kindergarten and Yr 1 students will return by 18th with Yrs 2-6 returning on Monday 25th October. Once students return to school on these designated days, online remote learning will cease. It is our intention to focus intently over the final weeks of the term on the literacy, numeracy and RE outcomes of each of our students. The expectation is that all students will return over the next week ready to engage in their studies as their main priority.
Yesterday a return to school communication was distributed to families of Kindergarten and Year 1 students as they prepare to begin school next Monday. COVID safe protocols and procedures were outlined in the communication. An updated email will be distributed mid next week to all families as there will be further amendments to protocols and procedures as we welcome back the remainder of students [Yrs 2-6] on the 25th of October. It is imperative that all members of our community adhere to the outlined requirements to insure the health and wellbeing of our students teachers and parents.
Unfortunately, due to the recent COVID lockdown over the last four months Welcomeasy our online lunch order service has ceased trading. Therefore lunch orders will not be available for the remainder of the year. I am working in consultation with CEDP in sourcing a new online lunch service for next year.
It is anticipated that weekend masses will resume at Christ the King Parish from the weekend 23rd/24th October. This will be confirmed later next week as COVID -19 milestones are reached and restrictions reviewed.
Our Kindergarten 2020 zoom Parent Information evening will be held this Tuesday night 19th Oct commencing at 7pm. Zoom invitations will be emailed to parents next week. If you have not received the email invitation, please contact the school office ASAP. We look forward to meeting with our new parents of our 2022 Kindergarten children.
Have a great week!