Newsletter – Friday 14 September

Message from the Principal

ST TERESA’S PRAYER

Christ has no body now but yours
No hands, no feet on earth but yours
Yours are the eyes through which He looks compassion on the world.
Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good
Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world
Yours are the hands
Yours are the feet
Yours are the eyes
You are his Body

Dear Parents

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL – The School Athletics Carnival commenced on Thursday with the Field Events and will conclude with the Track Events and Team Games on Thursday 20 September. There were many examples on Thursday during the Field Events of children extending themselves, doing personal bests and encouraging others in their endeavours. There was positive support being given by parents and family members who came along to watch and we look forward to this atmosphere continuing next Thursday. The focus is on children doing their best, participating, being competitive and at the same time displaying genuine sportsmanship. Enjoy the carnival!

LEARNING JOURNEYS – Our students had the opportunity this week to lead their parents on a tour of a sample of their recent learning experiences. Parents have major effects in terms of encouragement and expectations they transmit. There were many examples of real delight as children explained what they were learning, shared their work, celebrated success and talked about opportunities for improvement. I express an appreciation to the children, the teaching and support staff for preparing the class environment to share a snapshot of learning and to the parents for taking the time to be part of the Learning Journey.

CONCERT BAND – I congratulate the members of the Concert Band on the accomplished performance they gave at the Catholic School Festival Final Concert held at the Perth Concert Hall in the evening on
Monday 10 September. It was a great opportunity for the children to perform on a stage that is a major venue for showcasing celebrated artists and music groups including the WA Symphony Orchestra.
At the concert, St Peter’s received an award for Sustained Improvement over the last few years. I congratulate the 300+ St Peter’s students who took part in individual and group sections of the festival for the practice, commitment and dedication that was part of the participation in the various sections of the festival.
I once again thank Marina Powell, the teachers and tutors who have been part of preparing the students for their performances.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION / FIRST RECONCILIATION – I congratulate the Year 3 and Year 4 students who celebrated the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation in the last week. I pray that the Sacraments will be a constant source of strength and healing for the children and that God’s gift and action in Jesus Christ will be part of their lives.
The final group of Year 4 children will receive First Holy Communion at the 10am Mass this Sunday. I pray that they will experience the presence of Christ in a special way.
I thank the Year 3 and Year 4 teaching teams, Chris Neville and Paul Brennan for the work that has been done in partnership with the parents to prepare the children to make these special, meaningful and faith filled celebrations.

God Bless

Greg Ward

Principal