Dear Parents & Friends,
At the completion of Week 3 I am beginning to develop some familiarity with the daily routines here at St Kevin's and I have hopefully learnt each child's name and I will continue to work at learning each parent's. Living in Melbourne we have had a taste of all four seasons this term and so our children have required hats for the sun, jackets for the wind, umbrellas for the rain and have had at least two inclement weather programs which have kept them indoors. It is so rewarding to see the relationships between the children developing as they play or just sit and chat with each other. On Thursday I attended a meeting at the Catholic Education Office with a number of other new principal's and was able to speak very confidently about the great things happening here at St Kevin's. There are a number of school's in our system who share similar challenges in maintaining and increasing student enrollments and so it was good to be able to hear and discuss strategies and ideas in this area. In the coming weeks I will be visiting a number of local Kinders and will have the opportunity of promoting St Kevin's at that level. I hope to continue and further develop the important links we have with these Kinders and will keep you informed about a number of initiatives we have in mind.
What a wonderful occasion it was last Sunday as we celebrated our commissioning mass with the parishioners of St Kevin's. As I mentioned at the mass I met a number of past students, two who told me they had been in one of the first classes ever at St Kevin's. These past students introduced themselves and shared with me a little of their stories. What was incredibly obvious was the love and connection that they have for this community and the precious memories of their time at school here. I greatly appreciate the attendance of our families which enabled our senior students to receive their leadership badges and graduation jumpers.
A big thanks to Ms Prato who organised the Hockey clinic which was held on Monday. Developing these skills is an important part of children's physical development and gives many of our children an opportunity to experience a sport they may not have played. I did notice some very skillful individuals as they practiced their hockey skills.
Tuesday 12th March and Wednesday 27th March. Advertisements will also be placed in the Caulfield and Moorabbin Leader. If you know families with children in local kinders please encourage them to attend our open days.
You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Carnegie, 86 Koornang Road.
We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Carnegie this February!
Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Carnegie during February for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation.
It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support!
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Please label paper bag with child’s name and class, include money and these will be collected from the office.
Library Lovers Day
Thankyou to Mrs Gonzales who had a few special treats for us on Wednesday to celebrate Valentines Day. Our children loved their Library Lovers badges and the teachers loved their chocolate cake.
Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by Australian and New Zealand, storytellers.
Please login and check out this great resource.
Below is the username and password for story box library
How important is it that our children have the opportunity to develop their physical and creative skills as well as the academic. It was great to visit the Art, PE and Italian lessons last week and hear about some of the exciting things being planned. No doubt we will begin to see some of the amazing work of our children being displayed around the school.