Our Kindergarten 2016 children had another lovely day getting used to our beautiful school. We look forward to seeing their parents for another Parent Information Night next Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
END OF YEAR MASS: Please accept this as a special invitation to join us for our final Mass of the year on Tuesday 8 December at 12:15pm. This is our opportunity to celebrate together and thank God, for the blessings we have received during 2015. We hope that the weather will be kind to us.
CAROLS NIGHT: Preparations are well underway for a wonderful finish to the year with our school carols night on the same day as our End of Year Mass. We invite all families to a wonderful night of songs and laughter to finish out the very busy 2015 school year.
PARISH HAMPERS: Thank you to all of our generous families who have sent in items for our hampers. We are grateful for your support. Hamper packing will take place on Monday 30 November, and Tuesday 1 December. Any helpers that would like to come and enjoy a cuppa whilst sorting and packing the hampers are most welcome to join us in the school Hall. This is a great way to contribute to the Parish during this special time of year and to reflect on those less fortunate than we are over the Christmas period. Hamper items will still be gratefully received until Monday morning, prior to the hampers being packed. We are desperate for some helpers on Monday and Tuesday please. If you are available to assist with delivery on Sunday 7 December, please call the Presbytery on 6583 1024. Many thanks to Bunnings who have, once again, very generously donated plastic tubs for the hamper items to be packed in.
CLASS PACKS: As you are aware, we coordinate the purchasing of books and stationery to alleviate the issue and time required for parents. During this year, we have discussed Book Packs at both a staff and leadership level. This discussion has also been held at a local Parish level, to align costings more closely with the other Catholic Primary Schools. We feel that it is important to outline to families, the general and consistent charges that occur throughout each year. Therefore, we have changed the process for 2016 to make things more clear and transparent. The Book Packs will now be called “Class Packs” and include most of the usual expenses that parents are normally required to pay during the year. This will mean that families will not be expected to pay the random small amounts currently required, and we hope that this new process makes it a lot easier for families to budget. Some exceptions could include: if your child is chosen to represent the school in a sporting event or school camps for children in Year 5 and 6. This does not include Sacraments, graduation expenses or enrichment opportunities. The “Class Pack” amount will include such things as bus trips (eg. Church, Eisteddfod, Fun Run), Swimming Carnival - pool entry and bus fare, an $8 excursion allowance and an ICT Levy (covering membership for various online subscriptions). Prices for Class Packs are listed below, with an itemised sheet provided with each Class Pack upon collection.