Dear St John the Apostle Primary School Community,
So much has happened since the end of last week that we thought we'd send out one last Newsletter.
Firstly, thank you everyone for whatever part you played in making our community a beautiful place to learn and grow for our students (your children) this year. It takes everyone working together to make a great community and whether you have been parent, staff or student, your role in our school has been important, welcome and appreciated.
I would just like to again farewell those staff members leaving us at the end of this year: Mrs K, Mrs Monaghan, Mr Gibson and Mr Ganley. Thank you for all you have done to make a difference to our children, families and staff. You have left an indelible mark on our community. One that we will remember for a long time to come.
We wish Mrs Fear all the best with the delivery of her baby in January. We look forward to some great news to share with the community.
Thank you to Kate Macdonald and the staff for the wonderful Christmas Concert on Monday evening. There are some photos later in the Newsletter where you can see just how much work had gone into preparing students for the show. Thank you Kate for sharing your talents with our students and helping every student to feel comfortable to perform.
Thank you Mr Ganley and the Year 5 and 6 teachers who organised this morning's Candle Ceremony. It was a beautiful moment where our Year 5 students were passed the mantle of student leadership and our Year 6 students were blessed by the community for their journey forward. Always a lovely way to end the year.
Congratulations to Aisling Straffon who is the recipient of the Sue Ferguson Scholarship this year. Aisling is a dancer. Sue Ferguson was a teacher at St John the Apostle who loved the Arts and loved Year 2. Sue passed away some years ago and so her husband Doug offers this small scholarship in her name. Thank you Doug.
I wish everyone a lovely and peaceful Christmas filled with family, friends and fun. May you find some rest, laughter and love with each other.
Matthew Garton (Principal)
School resumes Monday 3rd February for ALL students.
The Front Office will be open from Wednesday 29 January.
A Schoolzine alert will go out later in January to inform of any times the Clothing Pool will be open prior to school returning.
At the end of the year families are always really generous with their gifts. The kids often choose them and this year a particularly gorgeous ornament depicting the nativity was chosen for me.
The reason that he chose it is the best!
“Mrs Stewart loves Jesus.’ How true!
Sometimes as adults we forget that kids pick up on everything!
So with much love and blessing may you have a Christmas filled with the love of Christ. And remember that every child is listening and watching and loving us even when we don’t realise.
Religious Education Coordinator
Happy birthday to Jack G, Alexander N, Vanessa O, Tobden T, Emilio C, Aravindya P, Celine M, Hana N, Vlentiono M, Jacob N, Harrison R, Bernice K, Hudson H, Klaudia S, Denzel W, Joshua W, Emma T, Ivy S, Ethan Z, Vincent B, Felicity B, Ashley C, Jack H, Noah M, Angus G, Emilio V, Diosa M, Amy S, Genelson K, James K, and Ashita B all celebrated a birthday over the last month.