Week 10 Term 2 2021
Well, we made it! We have come to the end of a very busy and productive term and I trust that you were all pleased with your child/childrens’ reports which were sent home last week. These report on the NESA syllabus documents. We are mindful of maintaining the dignity of the child, whilst providing parents with honest information about their child’s development and achievements in these reports. These reports are the culmination of only one semester’s work and therefore should be read in light of that. Thank you to the many parents who have taken the opportunity to come along this week to an interview with teachers – this is a great way to discuss progress and set goals for the remainder of the year.
There are still two terms to complete the required outcomes for each year level and everyone has the opportunity to reflect on this semester’s report and make the necessary adjustments to ensure that progress continues to improve, in preparation for the final report at the end of Term Four.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported our school throughout Term 2. It has been an extremely busy term with several major celebrations and events.
Special thanks to the children who are the life and spirit of our school - their interest, enthusiasm, co-operation and happy manner, make this school a welcoming place in which to be each day. Special thanks to staff for their co-operation and support, which ensures everything runs smoothly, and who give their best at all times. Finally, to our parents and carers who daily trust your children to our care and who continually support in so many ways – we say thank you.
I would like to share a prayer for parents.
A Parent’s Prayer
Help me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say and to answer all of their questions kindly.
Keep me from interrupting them, talking back to them and contradicting them.
Give me courage to confess my sins against them and to ask of them forgiveness, when I know I have done them wrong.
May I not vainly hurt the feelings of my children.
Forbid that I should laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame and ridicule punishment.
So guide me, hour by hour, that I may demonstrate by all I say and do, that goodness produces happiness.
Reduce, I say, the meanness in me.
May I cease to nag, and when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.
Blind me to the little errors of my children and help me to see the good things they do.
Give me a ready word of praise for honest effort.
Help me to treat my children as those of their own age, but let me not exact of them the judgements and conventions of adults.
Allow me not to rob them of the opportunity to wait upon themselves, to think, to choose and to make decisions.
Forbid that I should ever punish them for my selfish satisfaction.
May I grant them all of their wishes which are reasonable, and have the courage always to withhold a privilege which I know will do them harm.
Make me so fair and just, so considerate and so compassionate to them, that they will have a genuine esteem for me.
Fit me to be loved and imitated by my children.
Have a safe and happy holiday with your children.