In the readings at Mass last weekend, we visualized God as our Shepherd – always caring for us and guiding us through times of trial. In his Sunday address, Pope Francis remembered the many health care workers who are working tirelessly to heal the sick, and comfort the dying, saying that their acts were of service to others. Here in Adelaide, we too, thank the health care workers who have worked tirelessly to ensure our safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sure you would also join with me in thanking our teachers and school staff who have kept our school open and operating albeit, in a different form during this time.
This is a stressful time for many of us. We may have family members who are vulnerable and at risk of contracting COVID-19. Many of us care for older parents and are acutely aware of the importance of social distancing. New pressures have been placed on the way we do things, and in many instances, have required us to adopt new practices. Thank you for all you continue to do to support your children through this difficult time. Here at school, we continue to play our important role in maintaining structure, routine and rigorous curriculum delivery.
The prayers of our staff join with your prayers as we navigate our way through COVID-19 and emerge at the other side, hopefully sooner than later.
This coming Sunday, we celebrate our mums. Mother’s Day is a beautiful day where we acknowledge the amazing impact our mums have on our lives. All of our mums are special and no two are the same. However you celebrate Mother’s Day this year, I pray that your day is filled with love. Thank you mums for all you bring to the life of our community!
Prayer for our Mums
Good and Gentle God,
we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all women who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life.
You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.
Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly.
Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.
Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood.
Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most.
- Author Unknown
Our school gates are locked at 8.42am. Students arriving after this time will need to enter the school via School Office front door where a staff member will note their name and time of arrival. Parents will not need to accompany their child into the School Office.
If you have a child born between 1st November 2016 and 31st October 2017 and you would like them to attend Reception at St Pius X School in 2022 please contact Susan Trimboli on 8261 4466 as soon as possible.
We anticipate Enrolment Interviews for 2022 Reception Students will be offered in Term 3 this year and families who have already sumitted an Application Form will be contacted regarding the process once it is finalised.
Second installment of Fees is due on the 8th May 2020. Advance notice for payment for the last instalment of Tuition Fees is as follows. The 3rd and Final Installment due date is 31st July 2020. Please mark this on your calendar.
If you are a holder of a Health Care Card you may be eligible for School Card. If you have any queries relating to School Card Criteria or need an application form, please see me in the Finance Office as soon as possible as cut off dates apply.
If you qualify for School Card under the 2020 School Card Criteria, you may be eligible for Fee Remission. Please see me for an application form as soon as possible.
If you have any difficulty in paying your school fee installment by the 8th May 2020, please come in and see me to make other arrangements. Part time agreements can be entered into, by paying on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. You may choose to have your payment taken out of your bank account by direct debit, placed to your merchant facilities, deducted from your Centrelink payments or pay personally by EFT, cash or cheque.
The school offers EFT, Visa and MasterCard facilities for your convenience.
For your convenience fee payments or documents can be dropped into the grey fees box in the Student Entry area. This box is securely locked with access given to only the Finance personnel.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries relating to your fee account.