As we come to the end of our week in Lockdown, we give thanks to our students and families for their ability to adapt in Remote Learning. A big thank you to our school staff for their efforts and preparation to ease into Remote Learning and to remain focused on ensuring learning continuity for all our students during on-site supervision or learning from home. Our staffs' ability to swiftly move into Remote Schooling preparation, the distribution of chrome books and to set up our drive through facility is to be admired and is very much appreciated. All staff are driven to ensure our students and their learning remain our focus at all times. Stay home, stay safe.
From Friday 4 June 2021 to Thursday 10 June 2021 (inclusive), all students will continue with the Remote Schooling program. This means that all students who can learn from home must learn from home, except where:
- parents, guardians or carers cannot work from home and no other arrangements can be made for the supervision of their child(ren)
- students are considered vulnerable, including:
- children in out-of-home care
- children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
- children identified by the school as vulnerable (including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness or youth justice service or mental health or other health service)
If your your child falls under one of the above categories, and you need to send your child(ren) to school during this period, please register your intention to send your child(ren) to school via the Operoo eform sent out yesterday by 3.00 pm TODAY Thursday 3 June. This will enable us to ensure that we have sufficient staff on duty to supervise students in attendance.
Remote Schooling tasks will continue to be assigned to students by their teachers. A letter was sent to parents and students via SZApp outlining this latest announcement from the Chief Health Officer.
NCCD – Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
Each year, schools complete the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability. Students who received additional adjustments because of a disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992) are counted in the data. Students with learning problems such as specific learning disability, reading disability, health problems, physical disability, vision/hearing loss and social-emotional problems are some examples of students with disability. Teachers use knowledge of the learning progressions, student progress and data, letters and/or diagnostic statements/reports from health professionals, evidence of learning adjustments/support in the classroom and/or on the playground to support whether a student is counted in NCCD. NCCD data is collected in August each year. Please find attached the NCCD Information Sheet for parents for further information.
Learning Awards this week
From late May 2021, crews will begin installing flexible safety barriers on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Narre Warren North Road, between Thompsons Road in Cranbourne and Fox Road in Narre Warren North, with works taking place Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. Works on this project are expected to be completed in 2021, weather permitting. You can find out more on the project at https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects/narre-warren-cranbourne-road-and-narre-warren-north-road-safety-improvements.
National Reconciliation Week 26 May to 3 June 2021
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Many thanks to the families and staff who have contributed to the Stations of the Cross garden. Items such as plants, either home grown or purchased, pottery and a park bench have been added to the area. This opportunity will remain open to families and friends for the remainder of the term. Items can be left at the School Office. Once again thank you for your generosity.
Towards Plenary Assembly One October 2021
Plenary Council Prayer Campaign: People across the country are invited to participate in the “Fan the Flame” prayer campaign leading up to the first assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia. The assembly starts on October 3. Campaign materials include resources for personal and communal prayer, reflections, musical suggestions and multimedia content. Find the resources at: www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/fantheflame/
‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many’
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ. And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We all have a duty to do good. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others … we will make that culture of encounter. (Pope Francis Homily, May 2013)
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Cycle B
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Mark 14:12-16,22-26 - Jesus shares his Last Supper with his disciples.
The second Sunday after Pentecost, celebrates a second solemnity, which marks the return to Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Next Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In the Sunday Gospel, we hear Jesus give instructions to his disciples for preparing a special meal for the Jewish celebration of Passover. We also hear some details about the meal that Jesus shares with his disciples; this meal is called the Last Supper.
What do you do to remember this Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples? What preparations are made so that you can celebrate the Eucharist each week?
OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS PARISH INFORMATION
Mary MacKillop Primary School is one of the three Parish Primary Schools belonging to the Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians, Narre Warren within the Diocese of Sale. Fr Brendan Hogan is our Parish Priest and Fr Isuru Weliwatte is our Assistant Priest. We are grateful for their ongoing prayers, involvement and support of the students, families and staff of Mary MacKillop School.
Parish Bulletin - Click on the link below to download the weekly newsletter.
Parenting Insights - Common sense strategies for raising girls
Father of six girls Dr. Justin Coulson shares his best tips for raising girls to be happy, responsible and strong young women.
View article attached below:
In Japanese this week, students were challenged to create their own origami samurai helmets from materials found at home. They also drew koinobori kites following directions from a Japanese song.
I enjoyed seeing some toys celebrate the Children’s day festival by wearing samurai helmets!
This week in Discovery Center, Foundation to Year 2 students were challenged to create a map for Cubetto to use. Students needed to draw a grid and then add different locations to the map to help them code simple algorithms.
This week in Remote Learning the Seniors have risen to the challenge and created their own Clicker Games in Scratch. They had a lot of fun making these games and I’m sure they enjoyed playing them too. Well done Seniors!