We welcome Yue, our new Mandarin Language assistant, to our school. Yue has spent a few days getting to know our students and observing how our school and our teachers work. She will be working with our Year 1-8 classes on Wednesdays. As well as teaching us Mandarin, building on the good work of Shuang last year, Yue will be sharing information about Chinese life and culture. We’re looking forward to increasing our knowledge and skills.
Our Year 5-6 & 7-8 parent-caregiver information evenings were well attended. Thank you for your support. We believe that communication and discussion about how we work at Cardinal McKeefry is important. The ways that home life enriches and supports is also a key part of success for our students.
Year 2 and 3 students spent a Friday morning discovery session designing and making “sand saucers” for the recent Wadestown – Wilton Horticultural Summer Flower show. They were very proud of the beautiful floral designs and the resultant certificates from the horticultural society.
The term has begun well. The Blessing Prayers for the start of year have helped set the tone and people are already well settled back into the rhythm of school life. Our senior aquatics and our junior swimming programmes are under way. This week’s Year 1-2 and 3-4 Information evenings had good attendance and were much appreciated by our parents and caregivers.
We hope that your year has started well and look forward to welcoming students and families back to school on Tuesday 4 February from 8.30 a.m. to start in class at 8.55.