Dear SCA families,
I remember when my dad turned 40 and I thought he was an old man! Now as a father myself (and quite a few years past 40), I have reassessed many of the things I used to think about my father. With Fathers’ Day this weekend I take the opportunity to thank all of the Dads in our SCA family. The school appreciates the many ways in which you support and assist us for the good of your children. Best wishes for a great day on Sunday.
A Father’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven
I am a father on earth.
You have given me this gift and responsibility.
Grant me the wisdom to carry it out.
Let my fatherhood be one of encouragement and support,
not of expectations and control.
Let me respect them as individuals, not as extensions of myself.
Let me be honest about my feelings toward them –
including my anger, disappointment, hurt, excitement, joy and love.
Let me be firm without dominating them.
Let me be sensitive to their feelings without trying to change them.
Let me be there for them when they need me and get out of their
way when they don’t.
Let me offer them the roots of belonging and the wings of freedom.
Help me, Father in heaven, to be a father on earth.
Happy Fathers Day (this Sunday) to all the dads, grand-dads, uncles and father-figures of our children. Congratulations on the love you put into being a father. Though they may not often say it, the children appreciate you for the love you put into their lives.
Each week a different group of Year 6 students write, record and produce an online SCA News. Not only does it showcase the ICT skills of our students, it is a good source of what’s happening in the school. Thanks to the Year 6 teachers for this great initiative, and well done to all the Year 6 students.
This week’s news can be seen on our Facebook page.
Community Council Meeting
The second Council meeting for this term will be at the usual time (via Zoom) of 6.00pm next Tuesday 8th September.
With the warmer weather on the way we remind you of the School policy regarding exposure to the sun: Simply stated, from August through May, there is a ‘No Hat – No Play’ policy. Please also ensure hats are in accordance with uniform requirements.
Though it’s not a guarantee, having your child’s name on their clothing helps it get back to them if they lose it. It’s amazing how many jackets without names are left outside during recess and lunch.
It was once said…
“Why did the Maths book look so sad? Because of all its problems.”
“What did the fish say when he hit a wall? … Dam.” ~
A couple of classic dad jokes for Fathers’ Day
Blessings to you and your family. Take care and go gently.
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week.
|Year 1||Olivia B, Riley C, Jack E, Emma F, Charlotte G, Chloe O'C, Iroh P, Abigail V, Montana V|
|Year 2||Gurleen A, Yevin B, Finn B, Ellie C, Fatima L, Fatu L, Flynn O, Jake P, Seleti T|
|Year 4||Daemon B, Zachari G, Zoe J, Lucas M, Jacob O'C|
|Year 5||Grace D, Darcy D, Rhys M, Brandon O'C, Lex T|
Term 3 fees are now overdue. Unless paying by Direct Debit or other approved instalment payment method. The following methods of payment are available:
Please contact Jo McCarthy on email@example.com or call the Front Office if you have not received your statement.
Dear Kinder Parents, just a reminder that Canberra Health Services is offering a targeted kindergarten health check concentrating on vision and hearing.
These health checks are performed in clinics at the City Health Centre Mondays and Fridays and there will be appointments most days in the school holidays.
An appointment can be made by phoning the Central Intake Line on 51249977.