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TERM 4, WEEK 1, 11the October 2017.



Dear Parents & Guardians



Mr Nieman’s News

After 38 years of service to St Gerard’s Primary, Mr Nieman has decided to finish his teaching career at the end of the year.  The school community of St Gerard’s is overwhelmingly thankful to Mr Nieman for his dedicated service over so many years. He has influenced the lives of over a thousand children directly and many more through his work as Assistant Principal where he has earnt the highest respect through his involvement and care of each individual. It has always impressed me how families have come back to St Gerard’s over the years and shown great appreciation and joy at reconnecting with Mr Nieman on their visits. As Principal, I have enjoyed Mr Nieman’s work ethic and attention to detail in helping to plan the School’s operations and activities and helping ‘trouble shoot’ when challenges arise. We all wish you a very happy final term at St Gerard’s, Frank and thank you for your outstanding lifetime of service to so many students and their families for the benefit of the St Gerard’s School Community!


Three Year Old Kindy

The Three Year Old Kindergarten program might run for one full day per week instead of two half days, should this be preferable to most families. We are currently canvassing parents to see if this works better. This is the last call for Three Year Old Kindergarten enrolments for next year. If you know of anyone who has a child turning three in 2018 please get them to contact Mrs Quick in the School Office urgently as it will be too late, later in the term.



St Gerard’s Day

This Friday, 13th October the staff and students will celebrate St Gerard’s Day together at Braithwaite Park in Mount Hawthorn. We will arrive at Braithwaite Park around 10.00am and enjoy the nature playground and a shared barbecue lunch. Families are welcome to join us at Braithwaite Park on the day. Please return your reply slip giving your child permission to attend.

On Monday, 18th October we will gather on the actual feast day of St Gerard to celebrate Mass at 9.00am. Families are welcome to join the school community at Mass.


Year 3, 4 & 5 Parent Meeting

Parents in Years 3, 4 & 5 should also receive a separate note today inviting you to a Parent Meeting to be held next Wednesday 18th October at 7pm to discuss the class arrangements for next year in Years 4-6.



School Athletics Carnival

The St Gerard’s Faction Carnival will take place on Friday, 20th October at Robertsbridge Reserve in Nollamara. Students will walk to Robertsbridge, supervised by their teachers for a 9.30am start. Students are to apply sunscreen before they leave for the athletics carnival. They must have their school hat and bring along their morning recess, lunch and sufficient water.

The Pre Primary students will finish their events by 12.30pm. The sports carnival will conclude for Year 1– 6 students around 2.30pm ready for the walk back to school to be dismissed. Alternatively if you are attending the sports carnival you can collect your child at the end of the carnival and notifying the class teacher. Good luck to all students in Quinn (red), Aldous (blue), McAuley (yellow) & Sullivan (green). We look forward to everyone competing with good spirit and determination.




Best wishes!


Mark Miloro


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