Dear SCA Families,
Our diverse Parish (including its 4 schools: SCA, St Francis of Assisi, Holy Family and St Mary MacKillop College) celebrated its feast day on Sunday; Corpus Christi. This feast day is also known as the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
Having always been a Catholic, it’s something I’ve taken for granted. With churches closed and Masses limited to 10 people, I’ve been challenged in my thinking. I have asked myself what I believe about the Eucharist.
The easy and short answer is that it is a mystery and can’t be fully explained; it’s a matter of faith. But faith in what?
Four years ago I visited the Holy Land, and, at the Sea of Galilee and again in Jerusalem, I gained an appreciation for the physical reality of the person of Jesus. He was a person who walked among and sat with real people in their daily lives. His message: love each other and love God. He spoke this, he lived it. He unconditionally loved all he encountered.
In 2020 Jesus does not walk among us in the same way. Instead, he becomes part of us, most notably through the Eucharist. We are then called to go and be Jesus (unconditional love) for others.
In the Eucharist, we become one with Jesus, trusting in God’s bountiful love, and daring to share that love to others.
Happy feast day to all our SCA and Corpus Christi families. May we soon be able to share in the Eucharist on any day we choose.
With the easing of restrictions across the ACT it is fair to ask, “When will parents again be allowed in the school?” The short answer is, “hopefully soon”.
From Friday, community facilities can have up to 100 people (including staff) on the premises. However, to properly manage this we would have to direct every parent to enter and exit through the one gate, and appoint a staff member to monitor this. Our advice from Catholic Education is to still ask parents to refrain from entering the school grounds.
Teachers can organise to meet with a parent, as long as they are well, have sanitised and signed in. Under these circumstances we can ensure we have less than 100 adults at school.
Thank you for being patient and understanding as we work to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and families.
It’s probably not escaped your attention that Winter is here. Please help support our uniform expectations by making sure any beanies or coats are of the appropriate colour. Please also ensure easily removable items (hats, coats, jumpers) are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
A note regarding changed after-school pick-up arrangements was sent home yesterday. For full details of these arrangements please refer to the note. I remind you of the main changes:
- After-school pick-up will commence at 2.50pm.
- Between 2.50 and 3.00pm only children in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 will be waiting for collection. (Their older siblings from other Year levels will also be with them.)
Carers coming for children in Years 3 – 6 arriving before 3.00pm will be asked to move on, drive around the block and re-join the back of the line.
- From 3.00pm, children in Years 3-6, and any remaining younger children may be picked up.
Term 2 fees are now due. Thank you to the parents who made time to come and meet with me if they are experiencing a problem financially. If you have not paid your Term 2 fees, please attend to this as a matter of priority.
It was once said…
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” –Ann Landers
Blessings to you and your family. Take care and go gently.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week.
|Kindergarten||Vanessa Alles, James Anderson, Amelia Basil, Molly Duffy, Tyler Ledieu, Waris Maan, Ruby Mann, Max McCrohan, Liam Oliver, Zachary Robertson, Annabelle Socha|
|Year 1||Angelina Daekh, Mitch Deebank, Hunter Everding, Nina Redwood, Ava Rusan|
|Year 2||Joseph Naeata|
|Year 3||Isabella Bowman, Blake Brown, Lilly Tunningly|
|Year 4||Jacob Beckett, Daemon Birch, Levi Pearce, Ruben Waind|
|Year 6||Deng Aleer, Emily Blenkin, Ethan Caffery Caragh, Ethan Hagel, Isobel Hill, Elizabeth Nketia|