- Parish Bulletin
- Letter from Director of Catholic Education
- Foundation - Grade 2 return to school procedures
- Parent drop off and pick up map
- Important Information This Week
- Physical Education News
- National Simultaneous Storytime
- Talking to your Child about COVID-19
- School Canteen open Friday 29th May for Foundation, Grade 1 & 2
We are all missionaries!
Fittingly, here at the end of Matthew’s gospel (Matt 28:16-20), Jesus sums up his whole mission, distilling his message into a couple of simple points. The disciples, having lived the mission with him would have understood well that Jesus’ entire mission has been to proclaim and promote his Father’s kingdom and now he clarifies how the work is to be continued once he ascends to the Father.
Firstly, teaching the world all the commands he has given (synthesised by him into the great commandment: love God/ love neighbour as self). Secondly, and as part of that, make disciples of all people, baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Spirit. Thirdly, being assured that he is right with them until the end of time.
That’s it folks! We have our doubts at times, we drift far from the path and what a mess we have made of it! But this is what Jesus instructed his disciples then and now. “The Church doesn't have a mission: the mission has a church.*” Sometimes we forget that baptism is the qualification for being God’s missionary disciples, not ordination or theology degrees.
Individual Christians embody God's mission and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to convey it to the world. As Pope Francis reminded us last year, “God wants everyone to take a risk to share with others the gifts he has given to them - their life, talents and his love. God is asking you not simply to go through life, but to give life; not to complain about life, but to share in the tears of all who suffer.”
“The Lord expects great things from you. He is also expecting some of you to have the courage to set out and to go wherever dignity and hope are most lacking, as there are still many people living without the joy of the Gospel”**.
Deacon Mark Kelly
(*Bishop Raúl Biord Castillo ” Feb 25, 2017, **Pope Francis, St Peter’s Basilica Oct 1 2019)
Monday - Student free day
This Monday, 25th May, is a student free day. No students are to be at school whilst staff plan and prepare for Foundation, Grade 1 & Grade 2 returning to the classrooms on Tuesday.
The school canteen will open on Friday 29th May and Friday 5th June for normal snack and lunch orders for the Foundation, Grade 1 & Grade 2 students that have returned to school. Please order on-line via Flexischools.
The school canteen will resume normal days of operation as of Wednesday 10th June and will be open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, commencing on and after 10 June.
No School Buses
As all Victorian schools now have a mandated student free day on Monday 25th May, there will be no school buses running in the Drouin Network on this day as students will not be at school.
With the return to school and adjustments to Drouin Secondary’s assessment cycle, Drouin Secondary will postpone their June 5th student free day until the last day of term, Friday June 26th.
Special provision will be made for students needing bus transport on Friday 26th June if the bus co-ordinator’s Elisa or Maureen from Drouin Secondary are notified in advance, otherwise the Drouin Network buses will not operate on Friday 26th June.
If any bus travellers require transport to/from school on Friday 26th June please email Elisa to advise of your requirements: Elisa.Fitzsimmons@education.vic.gov.au
Health Care Concession Card
For any families that have recently received a Government means-tested health care concession card, please forward a copy of your card to the office to check your eligibility, as a fee concession may apply. The card must be in the name of the parent/fee payer for a fee concession to apply. email@example.com
2021 Sibling Enrolment Forms Now Due
Foundation enrolments for the 2021 school year are now open & we request all existing St Ita’s families with a sibling due to commence school next year, to please complete an enrolment form and return to the school office by Tuesday 9th June.
Unfortunately, due to COVID -19, we are unable to have parent - student meetings and tours of the school at the moment, however they are still part of the enrolment process and will be conducted at a later stage.
Enrolment forms are available on Care Monkey, via email or collection from the office or if you would prefer a form to be posted out to you, please contact our Admin staff via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org during school office hours; Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 3.30pm and we will get one sent out to you.
Any friends or new families to the school that are looking to enrol a Foundation student next year are requested to contact the school office this term, preferably by email and the enrolment information will be sent to them. They can also access the enrolment information via the school website. Click here to access our enrolment website.
29 May 2020
8:00 AM to 12:50 PM
Order via Flexischools
School Canteen open for lunch orders on Friday 29th May for the Foundation, Grade 1 & Grade 2 students returned to school.
Please order via Flexischools.
Please visit our Annual Book Fair, virtually this year!
On now until 27th July.
3 easy steps
- Click the link on the flyer. This will take you to the Virtual Book Fair. Click here to go to the Virtual Book Fair
- Choose St Ita's from the drop-down list and type your student’s name.
- At the end of the transaction, put the delivery address as St Ita's and every order will be delivered to school with the students name on your own order.