As we continue to navigate our way through these uncertain times it reminds us of the strength we can gain from God, always there, strong and loving. Let us continue to be strong in our faithfulness and to put our trust in God when we face challenges big and small.
‘The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer’ 2 Samuel 22:2
Eucharist Update – Year 4
Recently there have been some changes to Eucharist preparations and dates. A note went home with the children enrolled in First Eucharist last week to explain the new options. As soon as we have heard from everyone, I will communicate the outcome with you. At this stage, most families have nominated to attend the Wednesday night, and this will work well because we can gather as a community to celebrate.
A reminder that a family session will be held on 8 September, 9 September and 10 September. A link will be sent home soon so that you can book into one of these sessions. These sessions will take roughly an hour.
As a staff, our efforts to build capacity in the area of Religious Education continues. Earlier in the year we attended professional learning to build our understanding of scripture. Peta Goldburg, Professor of Religious Education, led these sessions and challenged us to dig deeper into the layers of meaning contained in scripture. This strengthens our ability to reflect on the context of scripture and assists us when planning for learning in Religious Education. Our transition to Conceptual Inquiry in Religious Education began three years ago and this has changed the way we teach Religion. Conceptual Inquiry allows teachers to focus more broadly on a concept rather than on topics and to respond to student needs. Recently our teachers have been working hard in buddy teams when planning in Religious Education to make curriculum accessible, engaging and enjoyable.
Thank you Mr Heffernan and Year 2 for leading the assumption mass last week. We are so lucky to have Fr Trenton preside over our school masses, sharing with us simple but relevant life messages at the children’s level. There were many hands up in the mass (like in a classroom lesson) very interactive and engaging. We look forward to his visits to Year 1 and Year 4 this week.
Religious Education Coordinator
Dear Parents and Carers
Qkr! has now gone live at St Bede's. What is Qkr!? It is a payment app. At the moment parents can only pay their school fees (any amount), an enrolment fee and enrolment acceptance on it. In the future when various programs, events and fundraisers are up and running again, you will also be able to pay for those through the app. Please see the linked flyer below for a guide on how to install and use the app.
We are also working towards Qkr! being the payment method for both the Snack Shack and Boutique and phasing out Flexischools. This requires a little more time as all products need to be added to the app and as you can appreciate this involves a little more work. We are aiming to have that process complete by the start of the 2021 school year but will keep you updated. If you have stored credit on Flexischools it might be a good time to spend up, ready to close your account at the end of the year.
ALBERT is also on his way. He is not my dog who also goes by that name, but an EFTPOS tablet. Parents can pay their school fees and boutique purchases using a debit/credit card. For the time being please continue to order lunches through Flexischools. The only card the tablet will not accept is American Express. Once again you can pay any amount. You are welcome to pop in at any time and pay either the full amount of your fees or a portion of it once ALBERT is installed. I will advise once that occurs.
Fees can still be paid via Bpay and direct debit is also now available.
By implementing these payment methods, we are hoping to move towards a cashless/cheque less school. We are part of the Catholic Development Fund which is a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank who are closing more and more of their branches and also considerable man hours are lost going to the bank. In the current COVID environment, unfortunately cash is also no longer a wanted commodity.
George is the white dog and Albert is the tan one but I am really not a royalist!
P & F Community Fun Raiser Event
A time to reconnect
Save the Date
Friday 23 October 2020
Croatia/Deakin Soccer Club
The P&F would also like to let families know that the amended total amount donated by the community for Linda Wells’ farewell gift was $1500. A huge thank you from the committee was expressed for the fabulous generosity.
The following students received an award in Week 7:
|Kindergarten||Elle, Yousif, Oscar J|
|Year 1||Solomon, Kai, Elizabeth|
|Year 2||Paddy, Sam, Mason|
|Year 3||Archie, Jude, Georgia|
|Year 4||Tamille, Ruri, Mikail|
|Year 5/6B||Harry, Arabella, Ty|
|Year 5/6G||Lavinia, Leo, Vicky, Tilly|
WALK IN LOVE AND PEACE AWARDS
|School Captain||Xavier E|
|Principal's Award||Sophie D|