“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions”
We have come to that time of the year as a faith community where Advent is upon us and a well-deserved break over the Christmas period awaits. It is the time where we prepare for the freshness that the New Year brings us.
As our school year, draws to a close, our minds and hearts are filled with joy. It has been an unusual year, but a successful year in so many ways. Together we have learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in years to come. The strength of our community and unequivocal passion to make our school a wonderful place of faith and learning at the forefront.
As I continue to reflect on the year, I acknowledge Father Felimon Libot (Parish Priest) for his continued support of the parish and school in so many different ways. His on-going encouragement and willingness to trust decisions made in the best interest of all the children is appreciated.
I would like to thank the teaching staff for their dedication, professionalism and caring manner that makes a huge difference to our students. Their commitment is outstanding and our children are the beneficiaries. I thank them for providing rich and engaging experiences, knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity. Their ability to kindle the joy of learning and their friendly smile or the compliment that means so much to your child are examples of their commitment. For all of this, we are truly grateful.
I thank Mrs Luisa Parissis, (Deputy Principal) for her support this year to our school. Her ability to lead and support the school community so that it continues to function effectively is an indicator of her professionalism and commitment. Luisa always considers the needs of students first and foremost and this year has been testament to that. Her leadership qualities are exemplary and of the highest order.
I thank our Year Six students. I wish them all the best as they move to their new schools. Their leadership skills this year have been appreciated across so many areas of the school. I particularly thank the student leaders who have served the school with pride.
I thank the parent community of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School. Your support in so many ways is acknowledged, your trust in the school and your effort to assist your child’s learning is a credit to you all. I thank you for trusting the staff as we continue to grow your child to be the best person they can be and look forward to our continued association with great anticipation. I would like to farewell all families who are leaving St. Peter Chanel School and thank them for their contribution to our school.
Finally, I thank all the children at St. Peter Chanel School. The children are friendly, welcoming and support each other and always have a smile on their face when they enter school. They strive to do their best in all areas of school life, whether it is in the classroom or in other areas of the curriculum. Their commitment this year, under unusual circumstances has been nothing short of sensational.
As the year comes to an end we give thanks to the Lord for the blessings of the year, grateful for God’s saving presence in our lives in the good and the difficult times. I pray that each of you has a safe and blessed Christmas with your families and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
Orama Street Child Care Centre
Orama Street Child Care Centre is a Not for Profit Community Early Childhood Service located in Deer Park. We provide developmentally appropriate early childhood educational programs for children 0-6 years old, we operate 4 rooms– babies, toddler, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, which includes a state government funded sessional and integrated kindergarten program. Our centre is open 6.15 am – 6.00 pm we provide nappies, a healthy menu approved by the Healthy advisory service, sunscreen, hats and bedding, all you would need to bring is your child’s bag, changes of clothes and anything else your child might need throughout the day.
Our centre has vacancies for all ages and a sessional kindergarten program running 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Monday to Friday during Victoria School Terms. We would love to hear from you if you are looking for care for your child, call Samantha on 9363 5918.
School resumes for all students on Monday, 1st February 2021
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