Around the Primary

Dear Parents

Congratulations and thank you to parents for ensuring your children are in the correct uniform; the children looked very smart sitting in the chapel at our primary Mass today. In addition, special thanks to Fr Gaetan, Ms Lumley, Mr Casey and Year 6B for planning and preparing today's lovely liturgy.

On Tuesday afternoon John XXIII staff joined other staff from all over the western corridor to attend a Staff Commissioning Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in the city to pray for ourselves, for all families and our school communities. Thanks to our wonderful staff for your generosity of time, it is greatly appreciated.

The teachers have also been finalising preparations for the Parent Information Evenings next week. As mentioned previously, this is a night whereby you have the opportunity to listen to your child's teacher outline their programs and procedures for the school year. I encourage all families to be represented at these meetings (see below for specific meeting dates/times).

The Year Three to Six students have thoroughly enjoyed their swimming lessons over the past two weeks. Congratulations to Mr Alderman for coordinating this mammoth task. We can now look forward to our swimming carnival on Thursday 1st March at Claremont Pools.

We hope many parents and friends will be able to join us at our Ash Wednesday Mass next Wednesday 22ndFebruary at 9.15am. This Mass is kindly being prepared by Miss Coniglio and Year 6G.

Kind regards

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

PRIMARY INFORMATION EVENINGS

Monday 20th February Year 4 at 6.30pm Tuesday 21st February Year 1 at 7.30pm
Monday 20th February Year 5 at 7.30pm Tuesday 21st February Year 2 at 7.30pm
Monday 20th February Year 6 at 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd February Year 3 at 6.30pm
Tuesday 21st February PrePrimary at 6.30pm

ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE CLASSROOMS

No Dogs in Primary School Precinct

We request that dogs NOT be brought into the Primary School Precinct. Despite the very best behaviour of our 4 legged friends, there are many children who remain frightened of dogs. We also have children that are allergic to dogs.

Important Message!

All Primary families are invited to come along to the Family Picnic on the 10th March at 5pm on the primary oval. Please mark this special event on your calendar.

Learning through Play

Our early years program is based around fun and stimulating experiences that foster the philosophy of 'learning through play'. We aim to engage children in play based experiences that develop their language skills, imagination, social skills, self confidence and independent behaviour.