Dear Parents and Guardians
Welcome back to what looks to be an exciting term ahead with the easing of some restrictions in Phase 5 of the Roadmap, tentatively scheduled to come into effect on Saturday 15th August.
Even though this is a period of relative calm for Western Australia in relation to COVID-19, it is important that staff, students and members of our community continue to remain vigilant in all areas including; our food preparation, school gatherings, hygiene and cleaning, observing safe physical distancing and for staff and students to stay home if they are unwell. Once Phase 5 is confirmed, we will announce how we will return to normal operating procedures throughout our school. We thank you in advance for your patience and commitment in working together to ensure the safety of the students, staff, and parent community.
Strong partnerships are an important indicator of student success. Feedback on parent/teacher interviews this week was very positive and an important step in maximising student learning, behaviour, health, and well-being. Thank you to all staff and parents for your commitment to this area.
We are certainly blessed to have not only each other, but also to have much to look forward to here at school. As we move into the third term, it is a source of great hope that our students continue to care for one another and with Jesus as their model, are compassionate and passionate about learning.
This Term we have commenced our Formal Gifted and Talented Program in years 4-6. This occurs every Friday afternoon and is led by the Gate Coordinators for the particular Term. This Term Miss Marshall and Mr Rechichi are coordinating the GATE Program with the focus on the Tournament of Minds competition later in the term. This program follows the clear policy developed earlier in the term and we look forward to how we can expand the program moving into 2021.
St Benedict’s Clubs
With students as our focus we have developed a number of clubs to operate during each lunchtime session providing opportunities for children to engage in different activities. This week I send an email requesting donations of Lego for our newly developed Lego club which will operate on Mondays. Along with this, we have created a different club for each day of the week that cater for different student needs. These clubs are as below. Any donations of Lego should be directed to the front office.
This coming Monday we are holding our annual open day. This format will commence with an open day for current Year 3 & 4 parents from 9-10am. This will then be followed by hourly tours and presentations for any new families. Please promote this event with family and friends.
Letter from the PM
Last Term, a few of our Year 3 Students Wrote to our Prime Minister in regard to having rights and freedom during these difficult times. I was very impressed with Paige, Madeline and Elise and have included Scott Morrison’s response below.