Last newsletter, I ended my article on the topic of change. This newsletter marks a change in the medium by which we communicate with our school community. This will be the last paper edition of our school newsletter and it will also be the first edition of our new look digital newsletter.
While families across the school community can identify the benefits of both paper and digital formats, we feel that now is the right time to move to a digital medium for providing important details to our families and celebrating the successes and acknowledging the progress of our students.
We want to be able to communicate with families through an easy to access and engaging format. The digital newsletter will be delivered by email. Links within the newlsetter will allow members of the school community to read articles on a computer, tablet or smart phone, at a time that is convenient.
It is our hope that this change will improve communication between school and home, increase parent engagement and further develop good stewardship of the resources that God has provided.
We welcome feedback on what you would like to see in the digital newsletter, as it will develop to meet the needs of the school community. I would ask you to check the Parent Portal on Edumate to ensure that your email address is recorded accurately, so as to avoid missing out.
The term has started with a number of events including swimming carnivals for both Primary and High School. Visiting both, I would have to say Primary got the better weather of the two days but the competition was fierce at both carnivals and the competitive spirit was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. I would like to thank the staff who organised and ran these two events so smoothly.
We have also recently held the Primary Information Evening and two Meet the Teachers nights for High School. Personally, I have really appreciated catching up with parents, discussing how their children are progressing and finding out their hopes and plans for the year ahead. The New Parents’ Breakfasts have also provided the opportunity to get to know new families through hearing stories about how they came to Carey, while sharing about some of the school’s history and culture.
There has been a real buzz over the past weeks as auditions for this year’s musical Mary Poppins have been underway. The response from students has been huge and we are looking forward to this great musical favourite in Term 3.
Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.