This week, Mr Wylie is attending the Catholic Primary Principals Association WA Conference in Perth, along with over 100 other Principals representing the four Dioceses in Western Australia.
Welcome back to Term Three! I hope all families managed to have a relaxing and restful holiday period, following the busyness of Term Two.
It was wonderful to see the way the children interacted in our Wellness Week and Feast Day celebrations last week. We were particularly impressed with our Year 6 students who lead groups over the course of the day on Friday. A special thank you to the teachers for organising such fun and engaging activities for the children to participate in and to our Year 5 students for leading us in a reverent and reflective Mass on Friday morning. We are so grateful many members of our community so generously donated their time to lead the students through activities and workshops to assist with our students’ wellbeing throughout the week. We hope this week was able to provide everyone with an opportunity to reflect on their own wellness and if needed, to take some steps to make adjustments in this area.
This week, the students have been participating in many different activities and sessions focused on their wellbeing. This includes spiritual, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. The students have been lucky to have had many guest speakers share information and strategies with them, that will hopefully assist in them leading healthy lives.
Our Year 6 students have been developing their understanding of the Gifts and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit in preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, which will take place this Sunday. They have also been researching about a saint who they have found to be inspirational.
Tonight, commencing at 5:30pm, our school Chaplain Laurissa Knowles will be hosting a workshop designed to help have conversations with children and teenagers about death and suicide and how to deal with grief. This workshop is open to all adult community members and will be held in our school library. Drinks and nibbles are available on arrival.