Dear SCA Families,
Halloween, which no doubt will receive attention this week, has typically been associated with children doorknocking for lollies playing practical jokes on unsuspecting neighbours. (I am sure that COVID will have many re-thinking that particular practice). But we shouldn’t forget the more authentic link to all the saints.
The term ‘Halloween’ is shortened from All-hallow-even - the evening before ‘All Hallows' Day’ or ‘All Saints' Day’. Halloween is celebrated on October 31 which was initially a day of pagan sacrifice to mark the eve of the Celtic winter. Fires were lit and costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits who were allowed to visit earth that evening. In the 8th century, the Church designated 1 November as the Feast of All Saints thus Christianising the pagan festival.
May we all, give thanks for the lives of saints and all others who have, though their lives, made the world a better place
We warmly welcome back to SCA Ms Val Ciuffetelli and Mrs Claire Walsh who have both been away for extended periods. It’s good to have them back on deck.
I extend a huge congratulations to the students and staff who have worked so very hard to be ready for our Extravaganza next week. Sadly, audience numbers will be down due to COVID requirements, but the energy is sure to be as high.
From what I have seen at the rehearsals, each performance promises to delight and entertain. Bring it on!
Money Thrown Away
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 jumpers without names are left outside during recess and lunch.
On behalf of the children and their families I thank each staff member for their efforts during the year so far. We celebrate International Teachers Day on Friday knowing that the staff at St Clare of Assisi continue to strive for the very best for the children in our care.
It was once said…
“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert
Blessings to you and your family.
Be the Light
'Let Your Light Shine Before Others'
October is the Month we are called to mission. This October all students have been participating in Peer Support which has been focused on our 'Let's Make Music' fun raiser.
Calling all women in our Community
A Spirituality for our Times: Practising Care and Tenderness
A reflective afternoon for women inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.
Hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce
Facilitators: Clare Condon SGS and Andrea Dean
Offered via Zoom Saturday 7 November from 3 pm to 4.30 pm
Register here https://bit.ly/CareTenderness
Congratulations to the children who will be awarded white cards this week.
|Kindergarten||Symphony A, Amelia B, Lily M, Sienna M, Ruby M, Liam O, Max Mc, Lilah V|
|Year 1||Emma A, Leonardo F, Amelia J, Hayden M|
|Year 2||Evie R|
|Year 4||Aiden B, Jacques Mc, Phoenix Mc, Preston R, Ashlee Y|
|Year 6||Tobias F, Bailey S|
If anyone has any military themed items they would like to have on display for our Remembrance Day liturgy, please place the items in a bag clearly labelled with your child’s name and class and drop them off to the Front Office. Thank you in advance.
Defence School Mentor
There is a large collection of Lost Property awaiting collection in the Lost Property box. Please view the photograph and arrange to collect any Lost Property by next Tuesday 3 November or it will be disposed of.