One of my favourite things in life is being able to share with others the joy that brings a smile to my face. And something that brings a smile to my face is to be able to spend time with my family and share in their successes and marvel at their achievements. This is something I think is very important in education, that we share our achievements and celebrate our successes. Friday the 24th July, we did just that with our Celebration of Learning. We opened our doors to our families and showcased just what amazing work our students have produced and demonstrated just why the students love being a part of this community.
It was a wonderful celebration which began with a beautiful prayer assembly by our Prep-2 class, with a little help from some Kindy friends. Thank you to all those families who were able to attend the morning and share the educational journey that the children are on. Parents are the first educators of their children and it is important that they continue to be a part of the milestones as they travel along the schooling highway. It was also a joint celebration for our Open Day and 100 Days of Learning. Our students put together a poster of 100 reasons why they love our school and kindy. If you haven’t had the chance to drop by and have a look, I would encourage you to do so. It demonstrates just why our little community is a wonderful place to be.
Thank you also to the prospective parents who came along to view what OLSH has to offer and see how we can unlock each child's potential. The P&F this year have put together a fantastic opportunity for new familes to the school by offering three tuition scholarships. These scholarships will assist with tuition fees associated with attending OLSH. Please see below for more information and application forms.
Last week we celebrated Catholic Education Week. This year marks 175 years of Catholic Education in Queensland. The theme for this year ‘A Spirited Tomorrow” looks back at the 175 years that Catholic Education has been making a difference in the lives of our students whilst preparing them for the future. It is also reference to the work the Plenary Council has made in our Church in moving forward for the future. Pope Francis says it eloquently:
“To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope. Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn’t lock itself into darkness, that doesn’t dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the present, but is able to see a tomorrow.”
Some special messages for Catholic Education Week from our Diocesan Director, Leesa Jeffcoat and Bishop Michael can be found via links in our latest newsletter.
As a result of the restrictions, this year we changed the way in which we celebrated with our community. This didn’t diminish our ability to share in community outreach, saying thank you to the fantastic community of Springsure through acts of kindness. Our students held a Pyjama Day early in the week with a gold coin donation helping to raise funds for a morning tea for staff at the Springsure Hospital. Students also wrote letters to local businesses thanking them for their support through this difficult time. And lastly, we shared in a Parents & Teachers vs Students touch football game to round out the week. Thanks to Miss Fewtrell for coordinating the activities for the week.
PREP ENROLMENTS 2021
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