Term 2 Week 10 2023
As a community centred on the example of Christ, the following core values (CARE) underpin our approach.
We value every member of our school community and we are committed to working together to reach our shared goals through mutual support, encouragement, and celebration of our Catholic faith.
We are committed to learning at every level to achieve our personal best.
We have personal and collective responsibility to each other and to the school’s success.
We promote excellence in all that we do.
From Mr Will
Dear Community Members,
We are in the final week of Term 2 and what a term it has been, we have had so many amazing celebrations, I simply don’t have enough room in this article to mention them all. The mid-year break is a great reflective check in to look back at the last 6 months and take count of the successes and look forward to what awaits us. My 6 month reflection is filled with so many proud moments, we have something so special here at Holy Spirit.
Be The Goldfish….
I want to share one experience I had with the Year 5/6 Lightning Carnival Soccer team, Holy Spirit United last week. I was the coach and in all sports, I believe there are a few commonalities, that despite the rules, age group and sport, relate so well:
Be a Goldfish, Help and Have Fun!
I said to our kids that Goldfish are the happiest animals in the world, due to their 30 second memory. They don’t get caught up with what ifs and kick themselves when they turn the wrong direction or make a mistake. They just happily keep swimming. The goldfish philosophy applies so well to sport, and arguably to life in general. There will be times we make a mistake and we can choose to drop our heads, or we can choose to be a goldfish, learn, forget and move on.
Help each other. It seems like a simple message, but is one that in a team sport is crucial. No one can win a game by themselves; you must help each other. Helping may mean you aren’t the star or the game winner, but your contribution is what matters to the team. To help others, is to be selfless.
Finally, have Fun. It seems like the most obvious of all, but some from a very young age, forget that sport should be fun, if you lose the element of fun, sport loses its meaning.
Well, I couldn’t have been prouder of our kids. The team, supported each other, they laughed and hugged after a goal and they rotated so everyone had a fair amount of time. Finally, after a goal was scored, they called out to each other “Be a Goldfish!”
Next time you or the kids are in a stressful situation, remember to be the Goldfish, it’s the happiest animal around!
Mid-Year Reports will be available tomorrow through SEQTA. Please ensure you are able to access your child’s reports and contact Natalie Sims if you have any issues.
The Reports are a great celebration of the hard work that you children have been completing over the semester. Celebrate their achievements with them, no matter the final grade. Remember that education is all about growth, we are all on different journeys, but ultimately, we want every child to grow and develop. I have read all the reports and they show so much growth and development across the school, they were a pleasure to read. Please congratulate your child’s class teacher, I have been a part of 6 CEWA communities and I can say that our Holy Spirit reports are some of the finest I have read.
After such a busy term, please try and take some downtime over the holidays. If you are travelling, please stay safe on our roads. Footy tipping is once again proving to be a rollercoaster experience, I was down, but with some lucky wins over the weekend (equal round winner 😎) I am back to 2nd place…..let’s hope that continues.
Have a great term break and I look forward to seeing you back in Term 3.
FREE DRESS DAY - THIS FRIDAY
PARENTS NIGHTS - TICKETS SELLING FAST!
Parish News: Heritage Appeal
P&F UNIFORM SHOP
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE P&F SHOP WILL NOT BE OPEN ON MONDAYS FROM THE 8TH MAY UNTIL 5TH JUNE. (OPEN AGAIN ON MONDAYS ON THE 12th June).
THURSDAY OPENING DAY WILL BE MOVING TO FRIDAY FROM THIS WEEK GOING FORWARD.
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
Monday 8.30am to 9am (Closed 8th May to 5th June)
Friday 8.15am to 9am
Rain Jackets and Bathers have arrived. These can be picked up from the Uniform Shop on Friday or the office after school on Friday.
We understand that not everyone can make it to the shop during opening hours, however
WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT ENTER THE UNIFORM SHOP WITHOUT PERMISSION.
Even if the door is unlocked, please speak with the front office before entering the store.
The P&F Uniform Shop sells good quality second hand items and some new items including:
- Homework Folders / Library Bags / Pencil Cases / Smocks
- Guild Shirts
- Bathers (NEW Design Arriving Soon)
- Hats and Socks
We welcome your donations to sell at the shop. Please just drop them at the office.
We are currently selling our OLD STOCK new bathers at a discounted price of $30. Good quality second hand bathers also available for $10.
School Lunches - Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Set up your account today so your child can enjoy some yummy fresh lunches.
SPIRIT NETBALL CLUB
Our Spirit netballers and supporters are enjoying all types of weather during their Friday and Saturday games!☔
After a solid start to the season, we now all enjoy a 3-week break from netball to relax during the school holidays! We hope all teams have enjoyed the first half of the season and look forward to some finer weather in the second half of the year. Games return on Friday, 21st & Saturday, 22nd July.
A HUGE shoutout to our sponsor OH SO DELHI at Woodlands Shopping Centre, for their continued sponsorship via the Player of the week cards and vouchers!
Congratulations to our Year 5 - Holy Spirit Diamonds on winning their division at the West Coast Warriors Cup last Sunday at Wanneroo Netball Association. The girls played five games in a round robin competition, finishing undefeated and at the top of the ladder! Well done girls!
After School Care and Vacation Care
Holy Spirit is delighted to offer After School Child Care
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Times: 2.50pm to 6.00pm
Cost: $39 per session
Years: Kindy to Year 6
(Children can attend in the calendar year they are due to turn four by 30th June)
For students in Kindy and Pre-primary, OSHC staff will pick up at the classrooms as per our school policy.
Parents who wish to enrol their child in either program are encouraged to enrol their child now via our online enrolment form: https://holyspiritoshc.hubworks.com.au/
For further enquires please contact Natasha O’Neill on 0468 324 499 or email email@example.com
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Phone: 9341 2551