Saint Mary MacKillop was an inspirational woman, her life was one of challenge, compassion and commitment. This week I want to say a big thank you to Miss Mead, Mrs Fox and our Year 3 students for leading us in celebrating Mary of the Cross Feast Day Mass. It was lovely to see the student community gather together to listen to the Word of God and reflect on the messages within. Fr Trenton spoke about the importance of sharing the burdens we carry by leaning on God in the same way we would lean on a parent, who loves us deeply and is always there for us in our hour of need.
We also look forward to Friday week, when we will participate in the Assumption Mass, being prepared by Mr Heffernan and our Year 2 students. This year both Feast days fall on a weekend and so we are celebrating during the school week.
Fr Trenton Visits Classrooms
Kindergarten had a visit from our Parish Priest Fr Trenton who was very happy to come in to talk to the students about their learning in Religious Education. One of the highlights of the visit was question time, when one of the students asked an innocent question, ‘Are you Jesus?’ Later this month Fr Trenton will visit Year 1 students also to chat about ways we can experience God through the Sacraments.
Please continue to pray for the Year 4 students as they prepare for their First Eucharist in September.
Religious Education Coordinator
Our annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified.
The surveys will be launched via email on Friday 7 August 2020 using the email addresses supplied by the school. If you do not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the following link. https://www.research.net/r/stbedesredhillparent2020
St Bede's Primary School and Catholic Education continue to take advice from health authorities in relation to COVID-19. The Catholic Education Office has a team that is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops, paying particular attention to local hotspots and organising support for schools where required. St Bede's is practising all safe hygiene practices in line with government advice. We understand that the situation is fairly fluid and we will communicate directly with you should there be any important changes in relation to our school operations in the coming weeks. We remind all families:
- If your child is unwell, they should not attend school.
- Please ensure that anyone who presents with COVID-19 symptoms in your family is tested.
- Parents should avoid routinely entering the school where possible but can attend scheduled school events and meetings with teachers where required (physical distancing and hygiene measures still apply).
Should you have any questions in relation to our school and COVID-19, please feel free to contact our office.
Thank you to the families who have informed us if they are leaving our community at the end of the year. If you are not returning to St Bede’s in 2021 and have not let us know officially, would you please advise Julie or Breen as soon as possible. Although we hate to see any of our families departing, it is important for our planning for 2021 that we have this information.
Whilst works on the bus bay continue, contractors continue to utilise access from the St Bede's carpark. During this time, we discourage parents from using the carpark. Baptist Care estimate works to be completed in the next 2-3 weeks. We apologise for this inconvenience.