Newsletter June 1st, 2021
I want to say a big thank you to all members of the St. Brigid's community for the way in which we have all rallied around in this latest lockdown: children, families and staff. It is truly an honour to be part of this school with these wonderful kids we have here.
Fingers crossed that we will be out of lockdown come midnight Thursday with our kids back here at school on Friday. Should the lockdown keep going, I know that we here in the St. Brigid's community will continue to display the same flexibility and resilience that we have beforehand, as we make arrangements to meet the needs of the children moving ahead. Obviously the situation is quite fluid and we can only wait for the official directives before we take action after Thursday.
The children were quite understandably disappointed to miss our Dress-Up Day last Friday. We are hoping to hold this on the last day of this term.
We welcome Therese Winter back this week after her recent and unexpected surgery. Good to have you back on deck, Therese!
In staffing news, we will farewell Lauren Stancliffe at the end of the term from her position as Auslan facilitator. Lauren is taking up a new role beginning in Term 3 and we wish her every success.
Enrolments for our 2022 intake are currently open and we are looking to welcome as many new students to our school as possible. I believe that we can produce all the glossy brochures and fancy ad campaigns but in the end our greatest asset is our people - you. I ask you to spread the word and promote our school. People adopting a glass-half full approach and speaking positively about the school is the most effective form of publicity - and we all have a part to play. I always say - "If you are happy, tell others; if you are not, tell me."
Stay well. Stay safe. Stay happy.
Check out the progress pictures from our Outdoor Project... The curved concrete path has now largely been poured, the footings stripped and there has been some great progress on the concrete block walls. The remaining fill is being kept to back fill behind the retaining walls.
The weather at the moment is in our favour and the contractors are making the most of this!
Parent helpers/volunteers have recommenced. 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!
As you are aware Big Childcare is now providing after school care for St Brigids. As their license has now come through on 31st May, all bookings will now be charged.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org. A response will be sent within 24 hours Monday- Friday or
- Head Office number: 03 8682 9400 at all other times.
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Vinnies launches 2021 Winter Appeal to support homelessness:
As Vinnies responds to a growing demand for services following the end of JobKeeper and cuts to Job Seeker, the National Council of St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia is calling for donations to help support the rising number of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including children, which have all been exacerbated by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Society provides vital services and support for individuals and families facing financial hardship. With generous support from the public, Vinnies aims to maintain the dignity of those on the edge and restore hope to people who have fallen on hard times. To donate go to https://donate.vinnies.org.au/winter-appeal