With the end of the term just around the corner, I would like to say how much I have appreciated your patience as we have had to make adjustments to meet Covid-19 guidelines throughout the term. Your support has given us the opportunity to run events as normally as possible and it was wonderful to see so many of you at the Lower Primary Athletics Carnival, the Book Parade and Shine.
Term 3 has been a jam-packed term with students taking part in dance eisteddfods, chess competitions, lunchtime music concerts, the Time to Shine Legacy Cup competition, sporting events and school camps. Students have also participated in mentoring days and a small group of Year 5 and 6 students completed the Unlimited program, which culminated in the sharing of delicious afternoon tea together.
A highlight of the term was the opening of GPAC and it was a delight to be treated to a display of outstanding talent as many Primary students performed and also had their beautiful artwork on display. It was also the first time that all the Prep to Year 6 students and staff met together for an end of term chapel in GPAC. This was a very special occasion.
This term we remembered and celebrated all of our dads and we also enjoyed a wonderful family night together with a ‘Movie on the Green’. This was a fantastic evening and we will definitely be doing this again. On the other hand, unfortunately, our best-laid plans for spending a special day with our Grandparents has had its challenges and once again this event has had to be cancelled.
As we all look forward to the holiday break, I would like to express my gratitude to all of the children for working hard this term and for striving to be ‘Gold Medal’ kids. They have focused on finishing the term well and they have certainly achieved this goal.
I would like to thank the Primary staff for all that they do, for going above and beyond and for being such an amazing team. It is my privilege to work alongside this outstanding group of people.
As we come to a close, I would like to wish Mrs Smith a wonderful time away as she takes some long service leave and we continue to keep Mrs Doyle in our prayers as she awaits the birth of her little girl. At the end of this term, we will also be saying a fond farewell to Mrs O’Donnell as she retires. Mrs O’Donnell will be sorely missed and we have reminded her that she is always welcome to pop in or cover a supply day when she misses us too much.
After another successful term, I hope that you all have an opportunity for some rest and recreation. When we return for the final home stretch of 2021, the hope of my heart is that we return ready to achieve our very best in all things and ready to be kind and to care for one another, full of joy and gratitude.
Let us always remember that, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Have a wonderful holiday!
Gail Mitchell, Head of Primary