” The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
On Friday 21st September we acknowledge International Day Of Peace. The United Nations (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on this day each year to recognise the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
The theme of this year’s commemoration is “The Right To Peace” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace.
Let us pause for a moment and pray for all those countries around the world involved in war. May their conflict cease and peace be restored.
FATHER’S DAY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We celebrated Father’s Day with a wonderful breakfast organised by the Parents and Friends Committee, which was then followed by our School Mass. A huge thank you to everyone who came along and made the breakfast such an enjoyable event. Special thanks to our Parents and Friends Committee who provided this opportunity to come together and celebrate the significant men we are blessed to know.
SPORTS FUN DAY
Our Sports Fun Day for 2018 is scheduled for Friday 2 November for all students. The day is an opportunity for all students to be involved in a variety of sporting activities, being active and having fun. All families are welcome to attend and be part of the Chanel Community spirit.
A reminder that all parents who wish to assist with school activities in term four must have a
Working With Children Check, as well as the school’s Code Of Conduct documentation. This includes excursions and classroom helpers. If you are yet to complete the above documentation, please do so immediately.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
Please note that school will be closed on Monday, 5th November and Tuesday, 6th November. A parish closure day has been allocated for the Monday, to precede the Melbourne Cup. There will be no school for students on these days.
Please note that the school will also be closed on Thursday 6th December. The school will be conducting learning conversations with parents and students. More information will follow in due course.
SCHOOL FEES AND EDUCATION LEVIES
Thank you to those families who have already finalised their school fees and levies for 2018. Unless you are on a Direct Debit payment plan all fees and levies are now overdue and should be finalised as soon as possible.
A reminder that direct debit instalments can be taken directly from Centrelink or CentrePay. If you are interested in accessing this service, please contact the school office. If you have any concerns regarding accounts do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss the matter.
END OF TERM 3
As Term 3 draws to a close I would like to acknowledge the work done by so very many of our students, staff and parents in our school community and wish everybody a safe, happy and restful holiday break.
We reflect on the many wonderful opportunities we have been blessed with as a school. These opportunities may be on an academic, physical, spiritual or emotional level. In the busyness of our day it is important that we take a moment to consider all that there is to be grateful for – family, health, friends, community and more.
I wish each and every one a safe and restful break and look forward to another exciting and productive term ahead. School will resume for all children on Monday, 8th October. We look forward to another exciting term.
TERM DATES FOR 2018
Term 4 Monday, 8 October to Friday, 14 December
Friday, 2nd November Sports Fun Day
Monday, 5th November Parish Closure Day (School Closure Day)
Tuesday, 6th November Melbourne Cup (School Closure Day)
Thursday, 6th December Learning Conversations (School Closure Day)
Mr Armando Gagliardi
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