Dear Parents, Students and Staff,
Fr Gerry’s farewell and Staff Commissioning Mass: Last Sunday the community of St Brigid’s parish had an opportunity to farewell Fr Gerry after his 18 years of service. He was grateful for the support he has received from both school communities and the broader parish.
He will be retiring to Torquay where he will enjoy walking and playing golf.
Thank you to the staff who were commissioned to continue the great job of teaching our students to grow and learn in a Catholic environment.
School Captains: On Wednesday, the year 6 students had the opportunity to deliver a speech to the year 5 and 6 classes and staff. All the students spoke very well and they are a credit to their families and the school. Congratulations to Grace O’Meara and Angus O’Farrell who are the Captains and to Lily Kenny and Kai Pitts who are the school Vice Captains.
Holy Cross School Advisory Board : The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting on 12th of March at 7:30. There are 2 vacancies which I’d encourage parents to consider. This is an opportunity to support the school in practical ways. To become a Board member you need to be nominated by a parent. If we have more than 2 applicants then there will be an election at the A.G.M. The nomination slip is attached to the newsletter and needs to be returned by 27th Feb.
Carparking : The loop on the carpark near the basketball courts is for people to drop off and /or
pick up students. Therefore the space between the left line and the basketball court is not for parking as this puts the students safety at risk. The adventure playground is not open in the mornings to avoid injuries.
Family Service Registrations 2019: Each year we ask our families to nominate the way in which they would like to offer their service to support our school. This is part of the commitment each family makes to our school community. Family Service enhances your children’s education, helps keep our fees lower, creates and nurtures social connections and promotes the role of service to our children. A hardcopy will go home with your child today.
Meet and Greet: The year 1 and 2 teachers are available on the 21st Feb to have a chat about your child. This is an opportunity to form a relationship early in the year so that discussions can continue throughout 2019 to support your child’s learning.
The year 3-6 level interviews will be on the 28th Feb.
Student Representative Council: Congratulations to the Student Representative Council members who were elected by their grades this week. They will receive their badges today at assembly and Miss Conte and I look forward to working with the Council to give the students a voice at Holy Cross.