Community News & Events
This Friday is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. At our school we aim to create a safe and supportive school community for everyone. Sometimes, it can be difficult for parents or carers to know what to do when their child talks to them about bullying. This week's newsletter contains some tips, taken from the "Bullying No Way" website. http://www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
During the week, the children at Sacred Heart will be learning about different strategies they can use to help say ‘No way!’ to bullying. Thanks for your support to make our school a great school for everyone.
You are all very welcome to attend the school Easter Pageant on Wednesday March 29 at 9 am. The celebration will take place in the Parish Hall. The theme for this year is ‘Walking the Path of Jesus’. We will follow the footsteps Jesus took beginning with Palm Sunday and finishing with his death- Good Friday. When we return from holidays, we will celebrate his resurrection through a whole school prayer celebration.
PREP 2018 ENROLMENTS
We will be holding interviews for new families in the last couple of weeks of this term. If you have a child to enrol in Prep for next year, please complete and return an enrolment application form to the office as soon as possible. An enrolment application form can be found in the side panel of the newsletter or collected from the office. Interviews for existing families will be held early in Term 2.
Harmony Day is held each year on 21st March. It is a day to celebrate our cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness,
respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The message of Harmony Day, 2017 is “Everyone Belongs”
Did you know?
- Over the last 70 years seven million migrants have made Australia their home.
- Almost half of Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was.
- People from more than 200 countries make up our Australian community and 300 languages are spoken in our homes.
- Apart from English the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi.
At Sacred Heart School we have families from a range of cultures and countries including:
||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
We have families who are born in Australia along with those from refugee and immigrant backgrounds.
This year we would like to acknowledge our diversity at Sacred Heart. On Tuesday 21st March the children will be involved in activities in their classroom with the emphasis being ‘Harmony Day’. Prep to Year 2 children will be asked to decorate a paper cut out shape to represent themselves. Year 3 to Year 6 children will be asked to design a poster around the theme ‘Everyone Belongs at Sacred Heart.’ The intention of these activities is to demonstrate and celebrate our unique community made up of many different cultures. Children’s work will be displayed around the school. Maybe you could ask your child to show you their work.