- From the Spiritual Life Team Leader
- Reflection on Term 1 and Staffing Update
- Harmony Day in the ELC
- World Neighbour Day
- Digital Entertainment Memberships - supporting the Concordia P&F
- Student Achievement
Holy Week is arguably one of the most sacred and special weeks in the Church calendar each year. Holy Week commences on Palm Sunday and culminates on Easter Sunday with the resurrection of Jesus. As a Christian school, it is very special that we get to share and celebrate this most holy time as a community, and we come to know that the story of Easter is so much more than just receiving eggs on Easter Sunday morning.
At St John’s Campus in 2021 we have been celebrating Holy Week in a variety of ways across all year levels, including daily Holy Week devotions done as individual classes and a variety of special activities. Arguably however, the highlight of Holy Week was a very special Chapel presentation on Maundy Thursday, presented by Pastor Andrew Brook from St John’s Lutheran Church at Unley, who shared with us the message of Jesus dying on the cross for us. The story of Jesus’ resurrection will also be shared in a very special way with our community on Easter Tuesday morning by students in Year 4ER. We thank Mrs Read and the Year 4ER students as well as Pastor Andrew for two very special Chapel presentations sharing the Easter message with us as a school community.
Wishing you God’s blessings for Easter.
Spiritual Life Team Leader St John’s Campus
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Term 1 Reflection
It has been a long, busy and enjoyable Term 1. The weather has been magnificent, and as a community we have had the opportunity to enjoy community events again.
We had a great Sports Day that was well attended by parents and other members of our extended community. Our Year 1 and Year 6 School Service was also a time to come together that we missed out on last year. Again, the numbers that shared the worship time was indeed a testament to how we value this time together. During the term, we also held our first P&F parent event in the Courtyard which was well attended.
With the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions, it has also meant that we are now able to have small numbers of parents coming to Friday Chapel. This will be continuing next term. If your child is involved in a Chapel, parents will receive an email invitation to attend which will involve each person being required to register. Parents will also be able to come and support the children with reading in the mornings. More information next term will explain the process that this will involve. We are thankful that we are able to make these small steps to have our community come together again.
Staffing Update for Term 2
During Term 2, Mrs Sue Drogemuller Deputy Principal, will be taking Long Service Leave for the term. There will be some staff changes to cover her absence. Ms Rachel Muldoon will be Acting Deputy Principal. Ms Nicolette McClure will be Acting Director of Teaching and Learning. Mrs Caroline Prenzler will be teaching Reception M. Ms Lauren Aitken will be working as a Reception LSO. As we have a number of Student Wellbeing and Behaviour Management initiatives that we are undertaking, Mr Matt Bell will be out of the classroom on Mondays and Mr Dan Keylock will be out on Wednesdays to support and continue these initiatives. In 6B will be Ms Jenny Wei and in 3K will be Mrs Kylie Johns.
Deputy Principal - St John's Campus
The ELC children and staff had a wonderful time celebrating Harmony Day. There was a flourish of orange (the official colour for Harmony Day) and multicultural dress. The children learnt how to say hello in a variety of languages, played games and read stories about different cultures. They also danced to music from around the world.
The highlight was when Ms Fry shared her family’s Italian tradition of making pasta sauce. The children were able to see photos about the process behind the making of the sauce and then sample some on pasta. Bellissimo!
Our ELC students recently celebrated World Neighbour Day by collaborating to create beautiful cards featuring student artwork and delivering them, with a nice message to neighbours around our ELC. We were delighted to receive a lovely replies from our neighbours with handwritten notes and freshly picked flowers. We hope the cards brought a smile to all who received them!
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Congratulations to Harriet (Year 5K) who participated in the Sapsasa State Swimming Championships on Thursday 25 March at the Marion Aquatic Centre. She represented the Adelaide South East District and placed fifth in the 10y/o Girls' 50m Freestyle event. What a fantastic effort!
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