“There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference.
The little difference is attitude”.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY
To all the fathers or father figures on Sunday 1 September, I wish you a very warm and thoughtful day full of love and appreciation. May the day be spent with your loved ones, gratefully accepting the opportunity to be with your sons or daughters. To those fathers or father figures who we have sadly lost, we remember and acknowledge their deeds as fathers and forever have them in our heart.
NEW PARISH PRIEST
We welcome Father Father Felimon Libot to St. Peter Chanel Parish and School as our new Parish Priest. Father Felimon is the director of the Claretian Fathers, who has spent the last six years serving and leading the Holy Family Parish in Karama, Darwin.
Father Felimon will be meeting families, staff and students in the upcoming months, celebrating Sacraments and Masses with our community. As always, we make Father Felimon feel part of our community and in the Spirit of Christ look forward to a positive partnership.
It is with great excitement that I inform you that there is scheduled work to improve our school grounds for the betterment of student safety and activities.
Scheduled works include:
Replacing asphalt with artificial turf
New aluminium seating
Painting and restoration of the shelter
Removal of grey block work outside year 5 & 6 area
I would like to acknowledge the fundraising volunteers who have contributed to the cost of the project through fundraising efforts in recent years and the broader parent community who continue to support the school financially, contributing with school fees and levies.
Works will begin the last week of term three and continue during the school holiday period, with the anticipation of being completed early term four.
Dementia Awareness Month is an initiative of Alzheimer’s Australia held during the month of September each year. Its aim is to encourage all Australians to become more dementia aware, to have a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and to create communities where people with dementia are supported and can enjoy a better quality of life.
Rather than a specific disease, dementia is a range of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain. It affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks and while it’s more common in people over 65, those in their 40s and 50s can also develop dementia.
Common types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. While there is no cure for most forms of dementia, some medications have been found to help. Support from family, friends and carers also make a positive difference, which is where groups like Alzheimer’s Australia support families as required.
To find out more about Dementia Awareness Month and Alzheimer’s Australia, go to www.fightdementia.org.au.
Let us pray for all people and their families suffering with this illness.
Lord Hear Us
Interviews conducted for the 2020 Year Prep intake continue to take place and we look forward to welcoming these children to St. Peter Chanel next year. If you are aware of potential enrolments (siblings) for 2020 please notify the school immediately.
END OF TERM 3
The school term for all students will conclude on Friday, 20 September at 1.00pm. The After School Care Program will be available from 1.00pm on the day. Parents are encouraged to use this service as required. School will resume for term four on Monday, 7 October.
Re-enrolment forms for students returning to St Peter Chanel next year have been sent home to the youngest child in the family. Please check the details, sign and return the form to school administration. If your child is not attending St. Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School next year (apart from those currently in Year 6) please notify the school administration in writing as soon as possible.
DIARY DATES TERMS 3 & 4 – 2019
Friday, 6 September School Fete
Friday, 20 September End of Term 3
Monday, 4 November Parish Closure Day
Tuesday, 5 November Melbourne Cup – Public Holiday
Thursday, 5 December Christmas Carols
Thursday, 12 December Learning Conversations
Monday, 16 December Year 6 End of School Year
Year 6 Graduation 7.00pm.
Tuesday, 17 December School Concludes for 2019
Mr Armando Gagliardi
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