Dear Parents and Guardians
We praise you for the gift of our fathers and those who have been father-figures to us.
We thank you for the life and love they have brought to our world.
May we raise our children to use their qualities for the glory and honour of Your name. Amen
There is tremendous power in little acts of goodness and service. I am privileged to witness that power every day in the way that parents interact with their children, the way that parents choose to interact with the staff, the way that staff interact with the students and most importantly, the way that our students interact with each other. Thank you to all in our community who genuinely make a difference each day!
Father’s Day! This is a special day for us to acknowledge the contribution of all fathers, to individual families and to societies at large. It also provides our children with an opportunity to express their love and respect for their fathers. Children depend on their fathers for spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social well-being. For a daughter, her father is the ideal man and also the first man she adores, while for a son, his father is an idol and the strongest man he aspires to emulate.
Thank you to the P&F for once again organising a fabulous breakfast this morning to honour our CtK dads and father figures. I hope you all enjoy your celebrations of Father’s Day this weekend and I wish all of our fathers, grandfathers, uncles and father-figures a very Happy Father’s Day!
The Year Six children and staff will be attending the Swan Valley Adventure Camp from Tuesday to Friday next week. They will be very busy being involved in abseiling, archery, canoeing, commando course, ropes course, raft building and more. We wish all the children and staff a wonderful time away.
National Child Protection Week (September 4-10) will continue to embrace the overarching message that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.
In particular, this year we will be shining a light on children growing up safe and supported.
Children and young people thrive when they grow up safe, connected and supported in their family, community and culture.
They have the right to grow up in environments that support them according to their needs, now and into the future.
This year let’s talk about how we create a supportive environment for every child.
National Child Protection Week will be looking at what works to keep children safe and supported… what children are telling us… what families are telling us… what the evidence is telling us… and how to translate this knowledge into action.
We know that too many children are not growing up safe and supported and that Child Protection systems are overloaded. There are many opportunities to change the trajectory for these children.
We can stop child abuse and neglect – and reduce its impact – by working together to make sure every child in every community has a fair go.
This week is also Education Assistant Appreciation Week. We are very grateful for the wonderful dedicated Education Assistants at CtK and thank them for everything they do – our school wouldn’t be the same without them!
Open Night – Reporting and Assessment
What a wonderful evening Open Night was! I do hope you had an opportunity to celebrate your children’s learning but also saw how dedicated and hardworking our CtK staff are. A huge thank you to all the families who attended, there was a great sense of community spirit. The Lego creations were simply outstanding. Congratulations and thank you to Monty and Una for all your hard work in setting up the Lego displays. Any feedback is most welcome by emailing your child’s class teacher. Thank you to Mary, Natasha, Chris and Brian for the excellent cooking as $850.00 was raised from the sausage sizzle, which will go to our P&F.