Dear Parents and Carers,
Sadly, we won’t be having our Mother’s Day breakfast this Friday, which is our usual custom. I am particularly disappointed about this as it’s usually a great community event. Mothers need to be celebrated; there is no-one like a mother, no substitute for her place, no equal to her love and placement in our own formation. Mothering is an ongoing relationship of love and care. I trust your children will show their appreciation in their own way on Sunday.
God of Sarah, Ruth and Rebecca;
of Elizabeth, mother of John, of Mary, mother of Jesus, listen to our prayer:
Bless all who mother and bring new life in any way, these mothers who teach and guide, who encourage and heal.
Invite them to the table of your eternal feast, these mothers who feed and nurture the life that has been entrusted to them.
Embrace them warmly in the intimacy of your love, these mothers who embrace with affection those who are helpless and dependent.
Bless them today with all good things: with health, with laughter, with joy and with love, with pride in their children and the support of many friends.
May all mothers who have nurtured life in others be themselves nurtured one day in your strong embrace, there, for all eternity, to rejoice with their families and friends.
Return to School
Based on health and government advice we are planning for a return to face to face learning very soon. I was hoping that I could inform you today of a return to school date but there are a few more meetings at CE level that are planned for this week. I expect this will be clear by the end of the week and I will let you know this Friday via email and Schoolzine. National cabinet are meeting on this and other issues on Friday. (Information from this and other government advice is likely to inform further decisions). Whilst amazing work has been done by all staff in our school to provide a remote learning program that can be accessed at school and home, I believe that face to face teaching offers the best learning experience for students, academically and pastorally.
A reminder that girls should be wearing navy socks or tights in Winter. Students have permission to wear navy beanies during the Winter months.