Our Lady of Mercy
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 6 | 26 MAY 2021
This week in Year 5, we have had an awesome delivery of a new bookshelf and new books for each class! We have all been so immersed in reading some new novels and children’s books, including Greta and the Giants, Our Home Our Heartbeat and Finding Our Heart. The Year 5’s would love to thank our P and F for the generous donation that allowed us to purchase these resources, helping our love of reading to flourish!
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
This week we have had a wellbeing focus for our staff and students. The children have enjoyed stretching and warm up routines, yoga, slinky apples, mindfulness colouring-in and they will also be tracking their water consumption to ensure that they are hydrating their bodies well enough during the day. On this note, we ask all parents and carers to provide a drink bottle that students can keep at school as many students are forgetting their water bottles at home. The children can fill their drink bottles with fresh water at school each day.
We are regularly having to deal with issues arising from students using social media at home. We would like to remind all parents and carers that many of the social media platforms that our students are using, are for age 13 years and above. If your child is allowed to use these platforms, they should be very closely monitored for the type of content they are posting. The physical and mental safety and wellbeing of our students is of great importance to us and we value your partnership in educating the children about the dangers of making their profiles public and the impact that unkind words posted online can have on others.
National Sorry Day
On Sunday at our Year 6 students’ Sacrament of Confirmation Mass, Bishop Don reminded us of God’s great love and mercy. As we commemorate National Sorry Day today, we not only remember the impact of past policies on the Stolen Generations, their families, and communities, but as God’s people we are reminded to be love in action, to be the face of God in building bridges with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters.
May God Bless you all.
National Sorry Day
Almighty and loving God, you who created all people in your image,
Lead us to seek your compassion as we listen to the stories of our past. You gave your only Son, Jesus, who died and rose again so that sins will be forgiven. We place before you the pain and anguish of dispossession of land, language, lore, culture and family kinship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced.
We live in faith that all people will rise from the depths of despair and hopelessness. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families have endured the pain and loss of loved ones, through the separation of children from their families. We are sorry and ask God’s forgiveness. Touch the hearts of the broken, homeless and inflicted and heal their spirits. In your mercy and compassion walk with us as we continue our journey of healing to create a future that is just and equitable. Lord, you are our hope. Amen.
Important dates coming up
Thursday 27 May - P&F / Advisory Council Meeting 6 pm in Tech Room
Friday 18 June - Cross Country
Friday 25 June - Interschool Carnival
What is important to you in your child's education?
We are seeking your feedback on what you are hoping for in the life and educational outcomes for your child at our school. Some of the responses from parents and carers have been:
- To be fair and just people with good moral values
- To be nice to everyone
- To be caring about others
- To show mercy values which is respect
Please write a few words below.
Two parents to join Uniform Committee
Teacher Feature - Miss Challis, 5B
Miss Challis is our enthusiastic and funny 5B teacher. She is committed to her students showing care and dedication in all she does for us.