Dear community of St Andrew’s,
Last Friday, following our whole school assembly we gathered in prayer for our special Mother’s or Mother figures in our life. I pray that all mothers and grandmothers had a very special day on Sunday and that the best gift you received from your family was love. It was a wonderful community experience to first acknowledge the great work of the students and share the successes of our Cross country team and congratulate the 6 members who have advanced to the next level. This was an amazing success for our team. I wish to thank Mr Paynter, Mr Ritano and Miss Dan for supervising the team on a day that was wet and windy. I also wish to thank the many parents who also attended and cheered on our team as well as supported the teachers on the day.
I also wish to acknowledge the outstanding work of our P&F Committee for organising and running the Mother’s Day stall on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Ford, our P&F President commented on the beautiful manners of our students. It was so refreshing to see parents on site and share in the enjoyment of the children and the happy community of shoppers at the stalls.
Staff Development Day- no school for students
Just a reminder that the school will be holding a staff development day on Friday the 4th of June. This means that children do not attend school on this day. The day is set aside for professional learning of all staff.
World Support Staff Day
Next Thursday we will be celebrating World Support Staff Day. I would like to acknowledge the great work of our non teaching staff who work tirelessly every day to make our school life efficient where the love of God is embedded in all we do and say.
Thank you for all you do!
Mrs Rush, Mrs King, Mrs Muscat, Mrs Inglis, Mrs Kerai, Mrs Camilleri, Mrs Sharp, Mrs Duncombe, Mr Spiteri, Mr Richard, Mr Peter and Mrs Dawson.
Next week you may hear the school emergency alarm sound. Please do not panic - we will be having our Term 2 Evacuation Drill. I will send out a skool bag app alert prior to the drill. We ask parents not to ring the school.
Parents and Friends Association Meeting Term 2.
Our next meeting is scheduled on Monday the 17th of May at 6.30pm in the school Library.
Due to the current COVID restrictions and the newly introduced return to the 2 metre square rule, we can host 15 attendees at the meeting. If you plan to attend, please send the return slip to the office ASAP. Parents will receive a registration card. You will need to bring this with you to the meeting. The card will be kept in the school office for 28 days.
Winter School Uniform
All children must be in their full winter uniform everyday . If you have any issues with obtaining a winter uniform please contact the school office. Just a reminder that haircuts and hairstyles need to be school compliant.
Students who wear watches to school
With the advancement in technologies, watches are not what they used to be. Many students are wearing watches that have multiple functions including photo and video capabilities. I understand that most watches have a school function mode that restricts these functions being used during the school day. It is illegal to take photos of or video people without their permission. I ask parents to please determine whether the watch your child has can have these functions disabled. If not we ask you to please keep the device at home. If your child uses these functions during the school day, there will be consequences for breaching the Privacy Act.