St Anne’s Campus newsletter: July 17, 2020

Jul 17, 2020 | St Anne's News

After a recharging three-week holiday, we have all returned for Term 3 in a positive fashion and teachers have commented how quickly our students have settled back into School life. My hope is our School families had the opportunity to recharge their batteries, stay healthy and to safely connect with family and friends.

Today’s Mackellar Fellowship focussed on the importance of learning from mistakes.

Today’s Fellowship from Mackellar focused on the importance of learning from mistakes. A wonderful quote to sum up the Fellowship is: ‘We don’t make mistakes, we only have happy accidents.’. I encourage everyone to watch this week’s Fellowship to understand the importance of mistakes. For some, the idea of making mistakes is not often correlated with learning but many would beg to differ. Our teachers are regularly having conversations and providing opportunities for our students to learn from their mistakes. Families can watch today’s Fellowship on VOS. 

At our Term 3 assembly, I Zoomed into each classroom to share our shared focus for Term 3. We are going to focus on having high expectations on:

  • Learning
  • Behaviour
  • Uniform

We believe by focusing on these three key elements we can assist our students to be the best they can be. Students and teachers have already noticed an improvement from the last week of Term 2. Can I please encourage our School Community to support our efforts to have high expectations with learning, behaviour and uniform.

Next Friday, we will be celebrating our annual St Anne’s Day Fellowship. We usually have a lovely group of our past students, affectionately known as Green Grubs, return to St Anne’s for this event and normally we would have a guest speaker and a delicious lunch for the Green Grubs in our library. However, due to COVID-19, this year we have had to think differently. In place of our traditional celebration, we are going to pre-record a special Fellowship to celebrate St Anne’s Day 2020. The recording will include an introduction from our Campus Captains, guest speaker Mrs Sally Friend (nee Bowman, 1956-1966), an address by our new Principal, Mrs Leisa Harper and a number of musical items.

Our School supports the Sale Business and Tourism Association’s Christmas in July shopping event. To be in the draw to win $1000 in local vouchers, goods and services, simply shop locally at stores displaying a Christmas tree in the window between Monday and next Friday (July 20-24) and fill in a ticket at the counter to enter the draw.

Enjoy your weekend,

Jie Van Berkel
Head of St Anne’s Campus

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