Newsletter 17th July 2021
Despite ending the week with another lockdown, it was a wonderful start to our term.
This term, we are very excited to be embarking on rehearsals for our ‘out of this world’ show, ‘Mission H20’. Trish O’Gorman, our Performing Arts Teacher, has been working very hard to prepare the students and we cannot wait to see them perform on Opening Night! Our students have begun working with Hannah from Footsteps, a dance company who we worked so well with last time. Hannah will be teaching the students two dance routines in preparation for the show.
A message from our principal Angie Mastoras as we enter another lockdown
I understand how frustrating and disappointing yesterday’s announcements to go into Lockdown 5.0 must be for many of you. As a staff we feel your pain and acknowledge the anxious feelings towards transitioning into remote and flexible learning. For parents of school-aged children, such a scenario is stressful as they juggle working from home, running the household, looking after children and overseeing schoolwork. This challenge is not the same for everyone, as we have said before: “We’re all in the same storm, but in different boats.” As the Principal of St Roch’s I share your disappointment, but I have every confidence in our ability to continue delivering a high-quality Catholic education through remote and flexible learning.
Your children’s wellbeing is of utmost importance and I hope that you are open to reaching out if you need any support at all. I have included in this newsletter a piece on Talking to Children about COVID19 on the Wellbeing page from Ally Marinucci, our School Counsellor that may support you and your children.
As the main influencers in your child’s lives, they will be guided by your attitude and responses. Your support and positive approach to life’s challenges, will promote feelings that comfort your children. We all need some comfort from those people we love. I will continue to update you as information comes my way.