Newsletter April 27th, 2021
Prayer for ANZAC DAY
Gracious and loving God, the cross of Christ is the sign of
your desire for justice and peace for all.
Open our minds to your vision as we remember all who
suffered through Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in
wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Grant all servicepersons who sacrificed health and life for the
good of all, the gift of your deep peace.
May we who inherit the freedom for which they fought
become instruments of your peace in our homes,
workplaces and world.
We ask this prayer through
Christ our Lord, Amen.
Hello everyone and welcome to the first Newsletter of Term 2.
I have been made feel very welcome here at St. Brigid’s and look forward to working with the school community over the next couple of weeks.
As you are aware, Gabe Driscoll is on a period of sick leave over the first month of the term and we send our love and prayers to her, wishing her a speedy return to good health.
A little about me:
I’m Anthony Clifford, married to Catherine and we have three adult daughters. I have been a teacher in Melbourne, Adelaide & Ballarat and principal of 4 schools for over 40 years. My 4 principalships have all been in the Ballarat Diocese and I still do regular replacement and contract teaching at OLHC in Wendouree. I am also part of the Diocesan Principal Mentor Program and we work with those educators who have recently been appointed School Principals over the last 18 months.
Some of the kids worked out my age (65) and football team (Go Pies!). I love music, play the drums and am an avid reader.
Please say g’day and introduce yourself if you see me around the place.
Our Mother's Day liturgy will be held on Thursday 6th May. To adhere to Covid venue restrictions, there will be 2 liturgies. One at 2:00pm for surnames A-M and one at 2:30pm for surnames N-Z.
Please RSVP for the event here.
Parent helpers/volunteers recommence next week (Week 3). Please note that all parent helpers & volunteers must meet the requirements as outlined in the attached Volunteer Agreement Form. Also attached is a copy of the school's Code of Conduct document.
We look forward to seeing you around the school!
Please see the attached menu for options and pricing. A copy will also be made available on PAM.
Lunch orders are due in by no later than Wednesday afternoon and are to be placed in the blue lunch tin in the main school foyer.
Please write your child’s name, class and lunch items on a brown paper bag, and enclose money. Any change will be taped to the paper bags. Please remember, two bags are required if having a dessert item as well.
Paper bags can be supplied for 5 cents per bag. If you require paper bags, just write your child’s name, class and lunch items on the front of an envelope and seal the money in the envelope. The other option available is a reusable/washable lunch bag which you are welcome to provide.
As you are aware Big Childcare is now providing after school care for St Brigids. For on the day adjustments, bookings or cancellations please:
- Phone - 0434 176 872 during the hours of 2:00pm- 6:00pm. If you have a request outside of these hours, please call Big Childcare Head Office on 03 8682 9400
- Email - email@example.com. Aresponse will be sent within 24 hours Monday- Friday
- Head Office number: 03 8682 9400 at all other times
We welcome Angie Haywood to our school. Angie has taken over Vivian's role as our School Pastoral Care Worker from CatholicCare Victoria and will be working with St Brigid's each Tuesday. Should parents wish to contact Angie they can do so on 0490 292 304.
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The Parish contribution to the Project Compassion Appeal for 2021 amounted to $706.75. Thanks to all who so generously donated to this appeal. Donations to the Parish are vital to the sustainability of our Parish community.
Gordon Parish Leadership Team:
The Gordon Parish Leadership Team will meet on the 5th May 2021 at the Gathering Space, St Brigid’s Church Ballan. If there are any issues you wish to raise or seek clarification on, please speak to any of the team members.
For enquries please contact Parish Secretary on 5368 9280 or 0492 903 409.