This week is Wellbeing Week, and we take the opportunity for a little reflection time and acknowledge all that we are grateful for. Students (and parents) have the week off from written homework. For staff, we do not hold a formal staff meeting in Week 8 and often take the opportunity to gather for a social activity. This week we have Mister Barista visiting for staff to have a well deserved treat. I do hope your family has the opportunity to do something together in place of homework time – cooking, playing a game, a walk or ride, or just enjoying some time together.
As we head into the final weeks of Term 1, things are still busy with a few events yet to take place. Upcoming events include our whole school welcoming mass, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Cross Country Carnival. We very much appreciate your support with these special days and welcome your attendance now that we can gather as a whole school.
It is looking like the impact of COVID has decreased substantially at St. Clare’s, with very few absences now occurring due to positive tests or being close contacts. We are hopeful that this trend continues, and once again I thank you for your understanding and commitment to following the guidelines that are in place at any point in time.
Touch Gala Day
Last Friday, Years 4,5 & 6 were very fortunate to be part of the Southern Zone Touch Gala Day. There is a lot of work leading up to a day like this and I would like to sincerely thank Kate and Cherie for the extra hours that have been put into the organisation. Thanks also must go to the staff that were involved on the day and of course the students for their enthusiasm and positive participation. Finally, a huge thank you to Marie for organising the canteen for the day and all the parents that were able to volunteer with set up, transport, canteen, managing teams, supervision and everything else that you do – we could not have days like these run as smoothly as they do without your support.
Places for Prep 2023 look like they will fill fast. I will be starting interviews soon. If you, or anyone you know has a child ready for Prep in 2023, and are considering St. Clare’s please complete an online enrolment application – https://www.stclares.qld.edu.au/enrolling/enrolment-application/.
The P&F Annual General Meeting will be held 15th March @ 7pm in the Library. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.