Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Teacher meetings last week. It was wonderful to have so many parents on the Campus and to be able to touch base with many of you. There was lots of healthy discussion around children’s progress and goal setting for the rest of this term.
Last year the Parent Teacher meetings were conducted by telephone due to COVID restrictions. There have been some parents who preferred this as it worked well with other family commitments.
Feedback on your preference for Parent Teacher meetings matters to us. If you have a moment, please would you complete this short survey which will help us to plan for the next session of meetings in Term 3.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OUR VERY SPECIAL MUMS
“When God Created Mothers”
When the good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”
And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have 180 moveable parts…all replaceable, run on black coffee and leftovers, have a lap that disappears when she stands up, a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair and six pairs of hands.”
The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands…. no way.”
“It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” God remarked, “it’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.” “That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel. God nodded. “One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows, another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when they make a mistake and say, ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”
“God,” said the angel touching his sleeve gently, “Get some rest tomorrow….
“I can’t,” said God, “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick…can feed a family of six on one kilogram of hamburger mince and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.”
The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.
“But tough!” said God excitedly. “You can’t imagine what this mother can do or endure.”
“Can it think?” Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model.”
“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”
“What’s it for?” asked the angel.
It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride.
“You are a genius,” said the angel.
Somberly, God said, “I didn’t put it there.”
Erma Bombeck, When God Created Mothers
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’” – Proverbs 31:28-31
Gail Mitchell, Head of Primary