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From the Assistant to the Principal - Champagnat Project (Issue 2 2018)

Written on the 22 February 2018

The beginning of the school year has certainly been full of a variety of events. We celebrated the beginning of the year mass, met many parents at the Parent Welcome Night, held successful Year 6/8 camps and this week included families attending Parent/Teacher conversations. I thank the staff, learners and parents who have supported and attended these initial events to begin the academic year.

Summer sport has kicked off for Term 1 and I acknowledge the many parents and volunteers who generously support the Middle School's sports program. It was great to witness some of our Year 6/7 learners participating in their ever competitive first cricket game on Saturday. I have no doubt the enjoyment of the game itself was enhanced by the team spirit evident amongst both players and supporters.

We are steaming ahead with planning for Champagnat Campus in 2019 and I invite all parent and community members to join us for the next Parent Forum on Thursday 15 March. Topics will include, Positive Education, parent engagement, timetables and extended leadership structures. Further information about the forum will be circulated in the coming days.

Some of you may have noticed the crosses that have been placed outside the administration building on Percy Ave. The crosses have been placed as a symbolic reminder that we are now in the season of Lent. Pope Francis shares, in his 2018 Lenten message "Lent summons us and enable us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life." As we journey through the season of Lent we are reminded that simple acts of kindness and generosity are a way of sharing God's unending love with others. Caritas Australia's Project Compassion is a wonderful example of how Australian's across the country come together to support others, promote justice and dignity for all. I encourage all in our community to generously support Project Compassion this Lent and discover the ways our small donations are used to help others.


Shana Bennett
Assistant to the Principal - Champagnat Project


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