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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School is a Catholic, Co-educational Primary School offering Prep – Year 6. It is situated at Springsure, in the Central Highlands region of Queensland. Our aim is to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which our children gain an enthusiasm for learning in order to achieve their full potential. We are a vibrant and welcoming community founded on the values of the Gospel.

Our teachers and staff are highly-trained professionals who respect children and who are always approachable. We believe in a parental partnership, with the school working closely with the family to achieve the very best all-round education for each and every child.

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We’ve come to the end of our Learning from Home journey. It was so wonderful to welcome back to school the bright smiling faces of the students as they entered the gates for the first time in many weeks. It was a different time, for both students and staff, with many highlights and challenges along the way. A big thanks to all the staff for the tremendous amount of work they put into the Learning from Home situation. A massive thanks to all the parents and families for helping to facilitate the learning, as without your dedication to the cause, the learning experience would not have been the same. Lastly, thanks to all the students for engaging in your learning. From Zoom meetings in the mornings to sharing your work throughout your time at home. You all did an incredible job.

For many, these were adverse conditions that we faced, and for many, we didn’t know what to expect. The key was how were we to react to this. I found this little story about facing adversity and thought it timely to share it with you all. 

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He took the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.

Turning to her, he asked. “What do you see?” “Potatoes, eggs and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer”, he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft.

He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity – the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which one are you?” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

In life, things happen around us, and things happen to us. This has been exemplified within the pandemic. The only thing that truly matters is what happens within us; our choice of how we react and what we make of it. Can we learn from this experience? I know as a school we have learnt many lessons in the wake of ‘Learning from Home’. The key is how will we react? Here, we’re going to implement Start, Repeat, Delete.

  • Start – what is something new that I’m going to do when back in the classroom?
  • Repeat – what is something from ‘Learning from Home’ that was effective and can continue?
  • Delete – what is something that I need to stop doing when I return to face to face teaching.

This time at home has been a different experience for everyone. No two families would be the same. How will our lives change for the better now that we slowly start to return to normality? I challenge every student to consider this as we move on to the next exciting chapter of the OLSH learning journey.

Take care!

Usually at this time of year we would be holding our first information session for prospective Prep students in 2021. Due to the current pandemic, we are holding off this presentation until gatherings are allowed. However, enrolments are now open and this year they are online. Click here to access the application form >>
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