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TERM 1, WEEK 7, 18TH MARCH 2020.

 

Dear Families

As we walk together as a united Catholic community, we face challenges that many of us have never seen before. I am proud for the way our students, staff and families have remained calm and sensible in the face of the COVID-19 Corona virus.

Our school is safe, and we are doing everything possible to keep things this way.

We need your help to ensure the school is a safe and clean environment. If your child is sick, they MUST stay at home. Please contact the school and inform us of the reason your child is sick, and we will support you.

The school has implemented the following measures to keep our school clean

  • Parent communication and information;
  • Staff training for increased hygiene and cleanliness;
  • Student assemblies outlining the required level of hygiene ;
  • Cancellation of all non-essential gatherings. This includes excursions, assemblies, incursions and volunteers to reduce unnecessary contact;
  • Increased hand sanitisers in every classroom;
  • Posters to promote good hygiene;
  • Staff training for remote learning;
  • Student training for remote learning; and
  • Strict plans and procedures if an outbreak occurs.

The school is very much still open, and the Prime Minister has said that schools are one of the safest places for your child to be. If you child is healthy then they should come to school.

As I learn more about our school, I am amazed at the quality of education offered and the safe learning environment provided for your child. Our faith is the foundation for this level of excellence and the staff we have at St Gerard’s Catholic Primary school work tirelessly to support every student. There is a real sense of joy from our children as they look forward to coming to school and this makes me so pleased.

Thank you for your support.

Mitchell Bristow

Principal

 

ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS TERM.

THERE WILL BE:-

  • NO HOMEWORK CLUB;
  • NO ASSEMBLIES;
  • NO PARENT/TEACHER MEETINGS;
  • NO SCHOOL BANKING.

 

 

FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday 26 February, Father Giosue Marini celebrated a reverent Eucharistic Liturgy, during which those present received a cross of ash on their forehead. The ash reminds us of how Jesus died for us and calls us to repent and renew. Ash Wednesday begins the Church season of Lent. Lent is the period during which Catholics prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter.

Caritas

Spanning through the six weeks of Lent each year, Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of Caritas Australia's caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace. Millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

The students at St Gerard’s Catholic Primary School each received a Project Compassion money box in an effort to help raise funds for those less fortunate in our global community.These should be returned to school by Friday 3rd April.On this day, children are encouraged to wear free dress for a gold coin donation.The Kindergarten class will have their Free Dress day on Wednesday 1st April.All funds will be forwarded to Project Compassion.

St. Gerard Majella Church—50th Anniversary

From the 20th to the 23rd of February, the St Gerard Majella Church celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The celebration included a recount of the Church’s long history, the Post Confirmation program and a party on the school oval. We are blessed to be a part of such a strong Parish and I thank Fr Giosue and Fr David.

God Bless.

Josephine Vivante

Assistant Principal.

 

 

 

 
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