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Primary News – Term 1, Week 7

10 Mar 2022

Term 1, Week 7

Dear Community,

Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Account

“And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses, and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” Luke 9: 28b-36. This Sunday’s Gospel account is of The Transfiguration. The appearance of Moses and Elijah with Jesus represents the law and prophecy and the supreme divinity of Jesus. This is confirmed when God speaks through the cloud attesting to Jesus being divine glory.

Cross Country Postponed – Again

Due to the terrible weather we have had to postpone our Cross Country again. At this stage we are trying for April 1 (no joke). Look out for Mrs Denneman’s Compass notifications.

Harmony Week

In Week 8, we are celebrating Harmony Week! It begins with Wednesday 16th March. We are asking the children to wear traditional dress. They can wear a national jersey of a football team of origin or any item that symbolises where family ties go deep. Children can change into other clothes for the rest of the day if required. If your child does not feel the need to wear traditional dress then we are asking they wear orange, which is the signature colour of Harmony Day. This is a K-12 initiative that will showcase the cultural diversity we have within our college.

On Friday, we are asking the children to wear their sports uniform as we will be celebrating Harmony Day again as follows –
9:15am – Harmony Day Liturgy in the Hall – Parents are welcome.
10am – A Taste of Harmony – Please see/download note at the bottom of the page
11:30am – Various Harmony Day Activities with children organised in CLANS.
2pm – Harmony Day Reflection.
We are hoping that together we can celebrate Harmony Day in a typical MacKillop way!

Open Afternoon and Under 6 Fun Morning

It was wonderful to speak with so many new families at yesterday’s open event and at today’s fun morning. Please spread the word that we are accepting enrolments now for kindergarten 2023. We also have limited places for other grades now. If you are considering enrolling for 2023, enrolment packages are online and can be collected from the front office.

Parents on School Site and Afternoon Procedures

Covid-19 restrictions have eased for all schools. This means that parents are allowed on the school site before and after school and hopefully soon to help in classrooms as required. Parents are also allowed to attend carnivals and as helpers at these events.

Parents are asked to observe some procedures that we need to re-introduce. Of an afternoon parents who choose to park in the car parks or adjoining streets and wait on the school site are asked to wait in the under-croft canteen area near the bridge. Children at dismissal will meet you there. Please do not wait up in the Kiss n Drop area or outside rooms or in breezeways. We need to get the children back into the routine of a central pick-up point of an afternoon.

Some children are coming to school way early and are left unsupervised. Children should not be on the school site before 8:15 and if they are they need to sit on the steps outside 4 Banksia.

As the sun begins to shine, we are encouraging parents to consider bus travel for their children and to also walk or ride home if within distance of the school. Neighbours please consider car-pooling. We continue to work with authorities on relieving the traffic congestion and we are just as frustrated as most people. You can do your part and let the same authorities know of the urgency to fix the traffic flow!

Assembly @ 1:20pm tomorrow

Parents are welcome to join us on site in the school hall for our fortnightly assembly. Children who have been working well with Learning Culture will be acknowledged at this time. Parents also have the option to go online to our school’s You Tube channel where the assembly is streamed live. Go to

Mini Mack’s Easter Eggs Appeal

Sister Marea and the children in the Mini Mack’s are asking for Easter Egg donations from now to 26th March. Each year our students spread joy by visiting the local nursing home and they take with them Easter Eggs. Sadly some of our elderly have little or no visits so this is a highlight for them. Please help Sister Marea and the children offer hope this Easter time.

Attendance via Compass

Attendance reminders are being sent out through COMPASS.  It is important that you notify us of your child’s absence through COMPASS so we are aware of their absence. On the reminder you will find a link that will enable you enter in the reason, medical illness, medical appointment, domestic necessity, travel or other explained absence.

A Thought for the Week…

“Nothing can hurt you unless you give it the power to do so.”

God Bless,

Frank Cohen

Primary Principal



A Taste of Harmony (Harmony Day Food Info)
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