CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN SALE
Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
We extend our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Liz McCormick upon the death of her husband Adrian, father to Jaxon in Yr 2H. We pray they may find comfort in their family and friends at this sad time.
This week, we celebrated Book Week with children having the opportunity to listen to and explore the content of some of this year’s shortlisted books and also enjoy some of their favourite stories and authors. We always enjoy our Dress Up Day and love the colour and smiles that the day brings. We hope you enjoy the photos included in today’s newsletter.
Foundation Orientation Days will begin next Friday, November 6th 2020 with further sessions scheduled for November 13th 2020 and November 20th 2020. We look forward to meeting all our children over these three days and particularly welcome our new families. Details were sent to families this week.
We welcome four new students and their families to St Thomas’.
Taj and Blake in Year 5
Jasmine in Yr 3 and Chloe in Foundation. I thank our children for helping them settle into our school community.
As advised yesterday, children are no longer required to have temperature checks upon entering the school grounds. Staggered starts remain in place and all adult entry, if essential, may take place via the school foyer. We continue to encourage children to wash their hands, and to practise appropriate coughing and sneezing etiquette. Once again, we thank parents and guardians for their support to ensure the safety of the school community within the COVID-19 context.
Please know we continue to keep abreast of the changes taking place around COVID-19 restrictions and how they impact schools. We receive daily updates from our Head Office and work within the guidelines set by authorities.
LONG WEEKEND FOR FAMILIES
Just a reminder, that Monday, November 2nd 2020 will be a School Closure day, alongside the Melbourne Cup public holiday which falls on Tuesday November 3rd 2020. Teachers will use the Monday to collate information and to begin report writing.
ALL SAINTS DAY
All Saints Day is celebrated this Sunday, November 1st. This is an annual celebration within the Catholic Church Calendar. We celebrate all those who have dedicated their life to God and shared His message to love and serve others. We acknowledge the many people today who serve others and follow the ways of Christ.
We celebrate the many gifts they share to support and enrich the life of others.
Wishing you all an enjoyable break.
Anita and Staff
TERM 4 - Monday 5th October - Thursday 17th December
|Term 4||Tuesday 3rd November (Melbourne Cup)|
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
|Term 4||Monday 2nd November|
|Friday 18th December|
2021 SCHOOL TERMS
TERM 1 - Thursday 28th January - Thursday 1st April
TERM 2 - Monday 19th April - Friday 25th June
TERM 3 - Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September
TERM 4 - Monday 4th October - Friday 17th December
These students will receive their awards in their classrooms.
|Foundation B||Indiana Haskew, Lauren Mueller, Chloe McCarthy & Ted Waterman|
|Grade 1I||Abbey Heywood & Ava Williams|
Layla Smolenaars, Ruby Edwards & Archer Burke
|Grade 2G||Tyler Harrison & Emme Johnson|
|Grade 2H||Addison Henry & Ari Dyce|
|Grade 3AP||Jasmine McCarthy & Logan Fox|
|Grade 4A||Aishah Peavy & Maddie McMillan|
|Grade 4G||Ochre Fraser & Taylah Mizzi|
|Grade 5C||Eddie Austin|
|Grade 5MC||Nathan Adams, Isabelle Haskew & Chanelle Caruana|
|Grade 6B||Lachlan Harrison|
|Grade 6PB||Willow Scott & Jase Roads|
|Music||Addison Morelli, Noah Cannon, Addison Henry, Makayla Harrington, Isabelle Haskew & Will Cook|
We ask families to notify the school if they are planning not to return in 2021. We have a number of children on waiting lists across year levels and are working towards confirming class sizes for 2021. Families are asked to contact reception via email or phone.
We would like to remind all families under instruction by the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited, for any students who are being tested for COVID-19 and have siblings who attend the school, the siblings should also remain at home until a negative test result is provided for the student awaiting a test result.