Dear Parents and Carers,
Over the past week we have lived the vision of our school – Alive with the Spirit we celebrate faith, learning and life.
Fathers’ Day was a wonderful celebration for our dads and a community building event. A huge thank you to all the mums (and some dads) who planned, barbequed and served breakfast to a large number of people. We are always grateful for and celebrate our volunteers.
Our Year 3 students celebrated their First Reconciliation and are preparing for their First Eucharist next weekend. The ELC classes presented Focus Assembly, a celebration of faith and life.
We celebrate learning every day.
Sam and Ella in Kinder showcasing their learning in Maths.
Our dad’s in class celebrating the importance of reading and working in conjunction with the school to educate our children.
Teachers demonstrating lifelong learning as they participated in furthering their understanding of how to teach 'Conceptual Inquiry'.
Holy Spirit’s Choir singing with joy at 'The Big Sing' at St John VIanney’s in Warramanga.
It has also been a successful week on the sporting front. We celebrate the effort, commitment and talent of our students.
How wonderful it is to be here! At Holy Spirit we do celebrate faith, learning and life.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Community Council Meeting next Monday, 9 September. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, learn about what is happening at our school and be part of ongoing planning for community events.
A huge thank you to all the parents that have volunteered for various events and have helped in our school. It is your commitment, time, effort and generosity that ensures that everyone in our community benefits.
Thank you to our staff, who consistently provide our students with all that they need to feel safe, valued, respected, challenged, supported and cared for. We are truly blessed.
This week is Legacy Week. Legacy Week is the major fundraiser for Legacy and they rely on donations to support the children and spouses of injured and deceased veterans around Australia. We have badges, bears and pens at the Front Office if you would like to donate to Legacy’s good work supporting our veterans and their families.
Battle for Australia Ceremony
On Wednesday, our Grades 4, 5 and 6 Defence Students attended the Battle for Australia Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. Our students were joined by Defence Students from JPC and several of them were selected to participate in making a wattle wreath with other students from around Canberra. The Ceremony recognises the courage and sacrifice of Australian and our Allies in the Pacific during World War II. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, gave a memorable address about the sacrifices made not only by the enlisted men, but by the families left behind. It was a moving and heartfelt service and it was particularly special to see so many WWII Veterans attend. After the Ceremony our students were taken on a guided tour of the AWM and learnt some interesting facts about our military history. As usual, our students behaved with respect and reverence and I believe some of them even learnt something. A big thank you to Sharon for coming along and assisting with our excursion.
Remembrance Day Project
We are looking for photos of your family members who have served in WWI, WWII or other campaigns. If you had someone who served for their country, we want to know about it. Please send your photos in with their name, rank, service (and the campaign if you know it). They will be recognised at our Remembrance Day Ceremony this year.
Please let me know if your family is being posted onto a new and exciting place for next year, so I may best support your child. As usual, if you have any concerns about your child, please contact me.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN
The Live Your Dream holiday program is an exciting curriculum that combines Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Stretch & Conditioning. There is a choreography component to give students the creative space to explore their own movement based ideas and concepts and develop their self-confidence.
Students receive four days of fun, fitness and friends!
The program hours are: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm.
The program is wrapped up with a special performance for parents on the last day.
Ages 6 - 12. Be quick!
Thank you and any questions please let us know.
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AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS AND RECREATION FAIR
The clinics are for new and existing players aged 4-11. We believe the best way to learn football is by playing football and our curriculum is designed to cater to all skill levels. Our qualified coaches are there to guide players through fun and football relevant activities and games, which are stimulating and challenging for all involved.
WHAT TO BRING
Players are advised to bring a hat, full drink bottle, football boots, shin pads, healthy lunch and snacks to fuel them throughout the day, and to wear weather appropriate clothing. Football boots are not compulsory and players are welcome to wear joggers. Shin pads are compulsory for safety.
Please be aware that players attending the clinics may have allergies (e.g. nut) and we ask that you consider this when packing your child’s food. We also have a no sharing food policy.
Basic first aid and sunscreen will be available to participants throughout the clinic, as will a drink station/taps for players to fill up their drink bottles. Mandatory breaks are scheduled throughout the day for players to eat, re-apply sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Participants who require medication will also need to provide the clinic director with an action plan and show that required medication has been packed each day/where it is kept in the bag. Alternatively you can leave it with the clinic director each morning when you sign in.
The program runs from 9am to 12pm each day, Parents/Guardians MUST sign their child/children in and out each day. If someone other than a parent is doing the pick up and drop off please notify the clinic director in writing.
$175 per 9 hour clinic for all participants.
Family Discount of 10% is available when registering more than one sibling per clinic.
Daily rates available upon request
All participants will receive a Canberra United Participation pack and Aldi Miniroos Certificate as well as an exclusive Canberra United Kids Club Membership which gives your child access to all Canberra United home games and a chance to high five the players in the tunnel after their warm up.
Wet weather policy
Please note that in the case of field closures Capital Football are not notified until 8:45am at the earliest. If grounds are closed staff will notify registered participants ASAP and will do their best to find an alternate venue.
Clinics go ahead in the rain, unless there is excessive rain predicted, thunder, lightning, hail or grounds become unsafe.
If you have any questions feel free to send me an email.