A note has been emailed today announcing my retirement, as I mentioned in the email I have thoroughly enjoyed my 8 years as Principal of this wonderful school and it is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire. St Vincent’s is a beautiful school community which has been my “other” home for the past 8 years. I know that whoever is selected to be the Principal next year will be made to feel as welcomed as I have always felt.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we wish all our wonderful Mothers, Grandmothers and Special women in the lives of our children a wonderful, relaxing day.
I hope you have all taken the time to see the wonderful presentation the Prep children did to celebrate their “mums” – this can be viewed on our school Website and Facebook page. Thank you to our very talented school captain Milana for leading the Preps in the singing.
2022 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments
The enrolment process has begun for the 2022 school year. If you have a child/ren, who will be attending school next year can you please contact the office as soon as possible to fill in an enrolment form.
We will be holding our Open Day on Friday 21st May for prospective 2022 enrolments. An invitation is extended to all interested families to visit St Vincent’s School to meet the Staff and Students to gain an insight into the life and culture of our school community. Preschool children are invited to participate in a range of fun activities during these tour times. School tours will run at 9.15am, 10.00am, 11.45am and 12.30pm. Please phone the school on 5134 2060 to arrange a tour.
The first workshop for the children preparing for their Confirmation was held last week. The second workshop will be held next Wednesday 12th May at St Vincent’s School and at Lumen Christi on Thursday 13th May. Both meetings begin at 5pm.
Please keep these children in your prayers while they prepare to receive the Sacrament on Sunday 30th May at 10.30am in Sacred Heart Church.
P&F and School Advisory Committee
The AGM for the School Advisory Committee was held last Wednesday and I thank Greg Finn for his willingness to continue in the role of SAC Chairperson. We are still looking for more members to join our SAC so if you are interesting please let me know.
Last night we held the P&F AGM, I thank Catherine Lambert for her willingness to continue in the role of P&F Chairperson.
The P&F have been planning for as many events as we are able to do in this COVID climate. Tomorrow the children will be able to purchase a present from the Mother’s Day Stall and enjoy a pizza lunch.
Our Grade 3 and 5 students will participate in NAPLAN testing in the coming weeks between Tuesday May 11th and Thursday May 20th. Please remember to keep a copy of the results when they come home as you will need these in the future, for secondary school enrolment information.
Over the next few weeks some of our middle to senior students will be involved in a number of Winter Sports competitions. Division Cross Country will be on Friday 7th May, District Soccer will be on Monday 10th May, District Football/Netball will be on Tuesday 18th May and the Division Football/Soccer/Netball will be on Tuesday 25th May.
Parents and Friends Association
Hello everyone! Looking forward to a wonderful day tomorrow with Mothers’ Day Stall and Bridle Road Pizza lunch day.So very pleased to be able to bring back our amazing Mother’s Day stall after our enforced lay-off last year!
Big thanks to Chris and the team from Bridle Road Pizza for our lunch tomorrow.
While we are still limited as to what we can bring you in 2021 due to Covid restrictions on numbers, we are busy planning some school based outdoor activities and some family fun for later in the year.
We appreciate all your input, and if you have any great ideas for fundraising or fun activities, please let us know.