Dear Families and Friends,

This week, and in following weeks, our children will continue to explore Reconciliation through discovery, passion projects and engaging with place at the farm. I have included a prayer today by Aunty Betty Pike as I believe it speaks of truth and hope. We continue to hear the call for reconciliation and love throughout our world. 

 

National Reconciliation Prayer by Aunty Betty Pike

Creator Spirit,

All creation once declared your glory

Your laws were honoured and trusted,

Forgive us our neglect as our country approaches the most critical moment of its history. 

Listen to our prayer as we turn to you. 

Hear the cry of Jesus, your Son on the Cross. 

Help us to replace your national shame,

with true National pride by restoring the dignity of our First Peoples whose antiquity is unsurpassed. 

May our faith and trust in you increase.

Only then will our Nation grow strong and be a worthy place for all who wish to make their home in our LAND. 

Amen.

 

Next week we welcome our Year 3-6 children. We cannot wait to spark joy with you all and reunite through story, care and fun. 

Thank you to all our wonderful families for once again tackling the changes, specifically the drop off / pick up zones with patience. Your support has helped us create a safe and calm environment. 

Gemma

 

Faith 

Online Prayer Gathering

We will be hosting a Prayer Gathering online on Friday 19th June. A link to a live stream will be shared via FlexiBuzz closer to the date. We will be focusing on the story of the Good Samaritan and how we are tasked with taking action to help all. You are very welcome to join us in a virtual sense! 

 

Prayer for unity and harmony

Our world is in such a state of turmoil and uncertainty at the moment but there are also signs of love and hope. We pray that this love and hope brings harmony to all who are experiencing hate, alienation, racism and prejudice. 

Aoife

 

Way of the West Planner 2020

Dear Families,

In our last newsletter we explained that we would be launching our Social Justice project which aims to collect food and winter wear to donate to Way of the West. Below you will see the types of items we are hoping to collect. Donations can be placed in the boxes we will have in each homegroup space. We have listed some of the items that are most needed at this time but we know that any donations will be very much appreciated. We have also added a short video to the Faith Gathering page to share our project idea. Thank you for your support! 

Elicia, Frederick and Timothy

Social Justice Leaders

 

 

 

New Parent Portal (coming soon)

As per recent correspondence, our new Parent Portal will be up and running VERY soon.
The first phase is almost complete with many parents verifying their information, thank you.
If you have not confirmed your information you will be unable to log on to the portal.  This verification will need to be completed by the 7th June.
The second phase will be when you receive login information to access the portal.
Please ensure you have verified your information by the 7th June to gain access to your child/rens Semester 1 Report.
If you have any questions, please contact Leonie in the office via admin@sjfootscray.catholic.edu.au
Thank you

 

 

OSHClub

Welcome back!

Would you like to attend before/after school care?

Please register online: www.oshclub.com.au

To register choose: St John’s Catholic Primary School FOOTSCRAY

Follow prompts OR CALL: 1300 395 735

OSHClub will be running a Holiday Program from 29th June until the 10th July 2020.

More information to come!

Thank you

Novita

 

 

ABC Music Lessons

Are excited to announce that we will begin doing Face-to-Face lessons again starting from  MONDAY 15 June with Thom!

Our team would like to THANK YOU all who have stood by and worked with us through what has been uncertain and challenging times for education – as a result of Covid-19 • We are thrilled to be able to continue bringing much-needed music education programs to the children who benefit most – and we could not do what we do, without your support!

Please bring your music books to school so students avoid the use of class copies

We look forward to seeing you all at your next lesson 🎶

 

 

 

 

Just a friendly reminder that the second instalment of School Fees is now overdue.

 

Please email accounts@sjfootscray.catholic.edu.au if you would like an update of your account.

 

 

 

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Important dates

We have many dates coming, please ensure you are on Flexibuzz and check the calendar on our website for upcoming events. Do you need a paper copy? Please collect one from our office.

Term 2

June

Fri 5th:  5/6 Student Free Day – No scheduled learning activities or google meets

Mon 8th: Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Tue 9th: 3-6 children return to school (Joy Week – children may wear whatever sparks joy for them)

Fri 19th: Online Prayer Gathering 2.30pm

Fri 26th: Last Day Term 2 Sports Day – Finish at 1pm (Wear House Colours)

 

July

Mon 13th:  First Day Term 3