Welcome to the start of Term 4.
It is a pleasure to welcome our staff, students and families to the final term for 2019. I trust everyone enjoyed some quality family time and the opportunity to recharge after a busy Term 3.
25 Year Celebrations
Our celebrations continue this term with two key events. The inaugural St Luke’s Golf Day was held last Sunday and proved to be an outstanding success with over ninety golfers involved in the day. Thank you to Mick Parsons and Mrs Parsons and our P&F for their tireless efforts to bring the event to life. Thank you to the Bundaberg Golf Club and our sponsors for supporting the event. All funds raised from the day go to our P&F.
The second event is our 25 Year Anniversary Foundation Day on Wednesday 30 October. This year we continue the tradition of celebrating the foundation of the School and we are honoured to have Archbishop Phillip Aspinall attend. To mark the occasion, we will gather as a school community to celebrate with a special ceremony highlighting the journey of the School, a sausage sizzle and cake, and concluding with a House relay event. All are invited, the ceremony will start at 1 pm in the MPC, followed by the House relay on the main oval concluding by 3 pm. More details will be available next week.
Congratulations to Kelly Hansen and Cathie Robinson who, at a special ceremony in Brisbane on Friday, received their accreditation as Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher respectively (HALT). This is a fine acknowledgement of the professional expertise of both Kelly and Cathie. They are the first teachers to be professionally recognised as such in the Wide Bay region. Currently, a number of our teachers undergoing the rigorous accreditation process.
Ladies Afternoon Tea
Congratulations to Mrs Robyn Deer and the organising committee for the Ladies Afternoon Tea. It promises to be a wonderful event, promoting breast cancer awareness with Rachel Downie as the guest speaker. Rachel is a passionate speaker and advocates for empowering students to strengthen their culture of care by realising and empathising. Rachel is the founder of Bravely and Stymie.
It is with pleasure we welcome the following new staff for 2020.
- Amy Fallon will be joining us as Visual Arts teacher. Amy is an experienced Visual Arts and Humanities teacher, recently teaching at Shalom Catholic College.
- Yasmin Deem will join us in the primary school, replacing Vicki Jacobsen while on long service leave for next year. Yasmin is an experienced Primary teacher, recently working at Emerald.
- Natalie Tenney will join us for Term 1 replacing Kate Aplin while on long service leave for Term 1. Natalie is an experienced English and ESL teacher, relocating to Bundaberg with her husband. Natalie has experience in international and independent schools.
- Tori Hensel will be acting Head of Faculty for Communications while Kate is on leave for Term 1, 2020.
I trust you have enjoyed a wonderful week and God’s blessings on you and your family.
Mr Craig Merritt