From Mr Burgess

Who’s Who in 2020
Subject to any unforeseen changes over the holidays, I would like to announce the class teachers for 2020:

Kindergarten
Mrs J. Bootsma
Mrs K. Campbell
Mrs D. Connellan
Mrs J. Hingston
Miss A. Jones

Year 1
Miss E. Murada
Mr J. Neggo
Miss R. Sanders
Mrs C. Stone

Year 2
Mrs L. Cooper
Mr J. Coscia
Mrs B. Newman
Miss D. Soloman

Year 3
Mr S. Cooper
Mrs A. Dye
Miss L. Grinsell
Mrs K. Pitman

Year 4
Mrs S. Hall/Mrs K. Fredericks
Mrs J. Napper
Mr M. Nott

Year 5
Mr J. Du Plooy
Mr W. Forrester
Mr C. Harrison
Mr C. McCleary

Year 6
Mrs K. Beasant
Mr M. Burns
Miss P. Corderoy
Mr D. Hudson

Head of Support: Mrs M. McCleary
P-2 ALC: Mrs M McGrath
EALD: Mrs R. Wright

Mrs Shaw, Mrs Post and I will continue along in our current roles.

There is still work being done with allocating classes, so this information is not available yet.  Our intention is to have this available through the Parent Portal before school commences for 2020.  When this information is available, a message will be sent to all families via the School App.

So This Is Christmas…
This is the opening line to “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, penned by John Lennon in 1971.  It is a gentle Christmas song, giving us hope for the season and the New Year.  Or is it?  Anyone who knows much about the song will know that it is, in fact, a strong anti-war anthem, something that Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono had been espousing for a number of years.

As we head into the Christmas season, I would like to focus on another line from the song:

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one without any fear

Let me start by saying that I do indeed wish this for all of our school families!  But I would like to go further, and suggest that the original Christmas is, in part, about offering us a way forward “without any fear”.  When God sent His Son Jesus to be amongst us on the first Christmas, there were many goals to be achieved.  One of these goals is to provide us with a life we can live without fear.  Probably one of the clearest verses regarding this comes from John’s Gospel, where Jesus is farewelling His disciples.  He says:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27

As you enjoy your Christmas with families and friends, I would encourage you to take some time to dwell on the peace that comes from knowing Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.

Coming Soon

Monday, 2nd December
Prep “African Beats” incursion (2)
10:30 am – Year 6 Graduation Assembly.
6:30 pm – Year 6 Dinner Dance.  Final dance will be at 8:45 pm.

Tuesday 3rd December
Prep party Day (1)

Wednesday, 4th December
Mufti Day
Year 6 Beach Day at Bundeena
Kindergarten to Year 4 – party day
Year 5 – Rocks Excursion

Thursday, 5th December
Prep party Day (2)
9:00 am – End of Year Presentation Assembly in the hall
Last day for students – full school uniform
OOSH Family Fun Night – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Prep/OOSH building

Monday 20th to Friday 24th January 2020
Staff Development Week

Monday 27th January 2020
Australia Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 28th January 2020
Prep, Years 1-7, 11 and 12 commence

Wednesday 29th January 2020
Kindergarten, Years 8 to 10 commence

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.  R Flatt

In His service,

Robert Burgess
Primary Deputy