“Leave a little earlier, park a little further away and walk children in for those who can and remember during moments of frustration that the outcome of whole new learning and play spaces is the goal for our deserved children.’
I thank you for attending to this advice. To let you know that next Monday, November 4th we will be laying the bitumen on the new carpark and this will require many truck deliveries. Please be warned that school drop off may be compromised. Teachers will be asked to take the roll at 9:30am and the school gates will be open until this time, sign in will be necessary after 9:30am.
Further reflection on my travels .....
I’ve had a number of parents/grandparents responding to my last article about my Renewal Leave last term. One reflection would be that I thought the path to Santiago (the culmination of the pilgrimage to St James) would be well sign posted over the 170 kms from Portugal to Santiago. At times it was well posted, at other times there was no more than a spray paint arrow on a Spanish equivalent to a stobie pole. So, as I walked the Camino, I was thinking about this. ‘Why aren’t there clear signs, can’t someone make this easier?’ So walking the many kms each day I reflected on the millions of pilgrims who had walked this before me, without the many modern facilities that I enjoyed at the end of each day. My reflections were ‘so, maybe in life there are times when there are not clear signs and other times when the path is obvious. On whom do I rely upon when the path is not clear? The answer was obvious, my path was well worn by those who followed Christ. He was the light and way. I need to remember this.
Culture in a Cup
My goodness! What a celebration of community. If you weren’t able to be present please try to come for even a short while next year! It will certainly become an annual celebration of our wonderful, rich culture community. Thankyou so much Eugenia Saccardo for your leadership in this innovation, her team, the Year 5 students of the Be You Action Team, the parent body of the Be You Action Team and most of all the children, for our first Culture in a Cup event. To see the 37 or more countries being represented by members of our school community just reminds us of how blessed we are here at Stt Pius X School
This Friday, 1st November, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. As I mentioned in previous newsletters, Saints play an important role in the life of our church, and are examples of holy and virtuous lives. Many hospitals, schools, charities and organisations are named after Saints. I wonder how many you can name? You are warmly invited to attend our whole school Prayer Service on Friday morning at 9:15am in the hall.
In our Catholic tradition, we pray for those who have died and remember them especially on the 2nd November each year – All Souls Day. As this falls on Saturday, we will gather to remember All Souls next Tuesday morning, 5th November with a Prayer Service commencing at 9:15am in the hall.
If you have not brought in a framed photo of someone from your family who has died, please consider doing this by Friday. This will be a beautiful way of remembering, honouring and praying for important people in our lives who watch over us from heaven. Please bring photos to your child’s class, with your child’s name and class written on the back of the frame.
Wishing you blessings for the week ahead,
The Wellbeing Team would like to sincerely thank the Be You Action Team (Year 5 students - Lola, Lucy, Poppy, Shanae and Ethan, and parents Prathiba Bhatia, Michelle Pead-Ferenczi and Michael Szczepanik) our wonderful children and staff for their contribution and participation in our first Culture in a Cup event. Thank you also to our parents for preparing the children and bringing along a plate of food to share - it was such a wonderful visual to see children and parents dressed in their traditional costume.
The vision of the morning was to acknowledge and embrace the cultures within our school community through a number of activities and delicious food and we were grateful to have Dana Wortley, MP for Torrens, parents and visitors came along to share, embrace and celebrate the wonderful cultures within our St Pius X Community.
It was such a successful day, a day to celebrate the diversity here at St Pius X – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.
We would like to gain some community feedback about the event and ask that you please complete this short Survey - https://stpiusx.schoolzineplus.com/survey/52?preview=1
The Survey closes next Monday, 4th November.
Thank you all again.
Eugenia Saccardo, (Wellbeing Co-ordinator), Mrs Cagliuso, Mrs Jedrzejczak, Mrs Faronio, Signora Sepe, Ms Phillips and Mr Lloyd