This Sunday we celebrate Ascension of our Lord -the climax of Jesus’ life. At his death he entered into the fullness of communion with God in ‘Heaven’ where he became, in the words of the psalm, ‘great king over all the earth’. During the Easter season over the last six weeks we have had a period of forty days in which we have been thinking about all the different ways in which we experience Jesus being present among us in our lives. The 40 days is itself symbolic of our life’s journey. We know that he will be with us at every stage of our journey through life. St John in his Gospel writing reminds us: ‘Christ has passed beyond our sight, not to abandon us but to be our hope. He is the head of the Church; where he has gone, we hope to follow’. We are encouraged in this hope by Jesus’ promise: ‘I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also’(John 14:3).
Thanks to everyone who attended our Mother’s Day Celebrations today. I trust all our mums in our CTK community enjoyed Mother’s Day last Sunday. We thank you for your patience following our decision last week to postpone the event because of the COVID restrictions and wet weather. Thank you to our year two teachers Mrs Wynne, Miss Brady and their children who lead us throughout the liturgy. Thanks to our CTK staff and the Cuppa Crew who contributed to making the day a success. To Mrs Atkinson who shared her thoughts and reflections on being mum- thank you . A special thanks to Nat Bertie and her team who organised, wrapped and sold gifts at last week’s Mother’s Day stall. Well done to all on a great community effort!
Congratulations to both Clayton B and Savannah Rae S [cousins] from year 3 who have raised $6000 between them for specific charities that are very close to the hearts of their respective families. Clayton has raised his funds for the Danny Bergan Memorial Foundation in honour of his Grandfather who passed away fourteen years from Motor Neurone Disease. Savanah Rae’s donation has been made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation who are leading the way in improving the lives of those who have been crippled with this disease. Congratulation to both Clayton and Savannah Rae on a wonderful gesture for those whose lives are inflicted with these disabling diseases.
Thank you to our parents who in recent weeks have returned their children in their winter uniforms to school for term two. By now all students should be in the full winter uniform. This includes a tie for the boys and a tab for the girls. It is important that our students take pride in wearing their uniform. A reminder that joggers / sports shoes are only to be worn with the sports uniform and not with the regular school uniform. A note should be sent to your child’s teacher should they not be wearing the correct uniform. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to our team who attended the Diocesan Cross Country at a wet and windy Sydney Motor Sports Park Eastern Creek last Tuesday. Our runners gave their best in extreme conditions throughout the day as some three to four thousand students took part in the 2km and 3km events on a very challenging course. Congratulations to Mackenzie and Jackson who qualified for the Parramatta Diocesan team who will complete in the MacKillop Cross country in the next few weeks. Congratulations to Mr Debrincat and Mr Mogan who played an integral part in the organisation for the event over the past few weeks. Our thanks also to Miss Boules and Miss Milone who accompanied our children on the day and the parents who braved the inclement weather to support our runners and act as officials on the day.
At present our teachers are completing assessments in readiness to write their student semester 1 reports. This term teachers are using a new Diocesan format for the writing of the reports. In the next few weeks parents will emailed a link to book an appointment with their child’s teacher during weeks 9 and 10 of this term. It is important that all parents take this opportunity to make an appointment to discuss their child’s progress this semester.
Our Staff Development day will be held on Friday 6th August term 3. Please make arrangements for your children to be supervised on this day as their will be no classes due to the staff participating in professional development throughout the course of the day. Details regarding the availability of COHSC will be forwarded in the coming weeks.
Have a great week!