6 Sep 23

Celebrating the Special Men in Our Lives

Newsletter | Primary Update

Recently, we had the joy of celebrating Father’s Day with a special breakfast. Our fathers, and other significant males, enjoyed starting the morning with a delicious spread of croissants, donuts, coffee, and juice. The men were able to chat with each other and with other staff members, strengthening our Core Value of Community.

After breakfast, the men who are special to our students were invited to visit the children’s rooms and take part in fun activities together. This provided an opportunity for fathers and children to connect, create joyful memories, and strengthen their special bond. Mr Gleeson was also ‘adopted’ by a few of our students.

As Christians, we reflect on the significance of Father’s Day from a Christian perspective. Father’s Day is not just about giving gifts and cards to our dads, but it’s also a time to appreciate and honour the important role that fathers play in our lives, just as God, our Heavenly Father, cares for us.

One of the beautiful Bible verses that reminds us of God as our Father is found in Psalm 103:13: “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.”

As we head towards the end of Term Three, and the beginning of Term Four, please keep an eye out for emails from your child’s homeroom teacher or coordinator, as they will be updating you on college happenings and will contain more details about the events below.

Here is a summary of the next few weeks:

  • Monday 11 September – Footy Colours Day
  • Tuesday 12 September to Thursday 14 September – Primary Musical performances
  • Thursday 14 September – Final day for students – free dress for Caleb and Daniel houses
  • Friday 15 September – No students onsite – Staff professional development day
  • Monday 2 October – Start of Term Four for all students and staff

Thank you all for your support and partnership throughout term three and we look forward to journeying with you during term four.

We can’t wait to see you at our musical next week.

jodie vamplew, head of primary