Welcome back everyone! I can hardly believe it is now Term 3 and we are half way through the year. As virus numbers improved, people relaxed and things started to return to a semi-sense of normal. Personally, I have felt a sense of relief to be able to do some of the things I love again even within the new guidelines. With the re-emergence of the Coronavirus numbers it is easy to feel disappointed, anxious and concerned that things might go back into lock down. When we trust in God, we have a greater capacity to deal with challenges and to be the best version of ourselves. Remember to pray, look to scripture for spiritual nourishment and above all, be kind. Showing kindness is free but it makes a big difference in the world of those around us.
Please keep the children preparing for their First Eucharist in your prayers. The sacrament will take place when we can gather as a community and if the restrictions for the Churches remain at 100. At this point, we are still planning to go ahead on Sunday 20 September and Year 4 families will be advised of any changes.
Some school masses will begin again soon, although there is no opportunity for parents and carers to attend these under the current restrictions.
‘…and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.’ Ephesians 4:32
Religious Education Coordinator
If you have been to drop off or pick up this week you will have noticed the progress on our new bus bay. At the end of Term 2, we were also able to utilise the services already on site to make some amendments to our overflow carpark at the front of the school. The P&F have approved a contribution towards this minor project, which will include a new fence and planting once the construction fence is removed. Whilst these works are underway, the carpark is currently closed to the school community. We will let you know as soon as it is safe and available.
After consideration of the risks associated with the increased spread of COVID-19 in Victoria and New South Wales noting current health advice, all schools are to remain at Stage 2.2 instead of moving to Stage 3 as earlier advertised. Detailed information about what this entails is displayed on our website https://www.stbedes.act.edu.au/communication
Thank you for your co-operation
The following students received an award in Week 6:
Kindergarten Xander, Antonio and Harriet
Year 1 Kobe, Elsie, Robert, Daisy and Freya
Year 2 Paddy, Sophie, Gina, Claudia and Riley
Year 3 Hailey, Harry and Audrey
Year 4 Liz, Ruby, Peyton and Mila
Years 5/6B Vitoria, Jared and Juliet
Years 5/6G Zoe, Leo, Kaydee and Jess
WALK IN LOVE AND PEACE AWARDS
Kindergarten Oscar TC
Year 1 Freya D
Year 2 Luka
Year 3 Stefan
Year 4 Claudia
Years 5/6B Gabriela
Years 5/6G Elanna
School Captain Reese
Benedict Freya K
Polding Freya D
Scholastica Georgia H
SRC Year 1
Award Sam H
Just a reminder that our Snack Shack is reopening tomorrow (Friday) for lunch orders only. Please order your child/children's lunch through Flexischools by this afternoon. Thank you to Katrina and Sarah for making this possible.