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Well we have made it to the end of another fabulous year! We have worked together not only to improve student outcomes but to grow as a community. This last week amongst all the busyness, I have been blessed to sit with staff as they begin planning the learning for 2019. I am so very excited....

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As we enter the season of ADVENT once again and the final couple of weeks of 2018, I want to remind you all to take the time to appreciate and enjoy each other and every event. Advent marks the start of our preparation for the birth of Jesus and his first coming, but we can also use this time to prepare ourselves for his second coming....

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Well we have reached the halfway point, only 5 weeks to go! I recently asked our Stage 3 students and Staff - What is it you want to get out of the final weeks of 2019? I recently realised...

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I’m beyond excited to be back with my school family. I have missed the work, the collaboration and seeing your faces each day! I have no words to express the appreciation I have for Mr Baddock, Mrs Brown & Mrs Maund, for keeping the boat not only afloat, but thriving in my absence. I’d also like to thank all of you who kept me in their prayers while I was on pilgrimage,....

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, Well we have almost made it to the end of an amazingly robust and rewarding term - Congratulations! Of course this week we farewell Mrs Nagy and Mrs Bentley. Our sadness in their leaving is made a little less as we look forward to welcoming them back to OLN in their new roles. May God bless them both and keep them safe as...

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Well what an absolutely awesome time we had in Canberra with Stage 3! I would like to personally thank Melanie, Bernard and Peter for giving up their precious family time to take and support our beautiful Stage 3 leaders away for some unforgettable learning in our Capital. Our kids responded instantly and without question to any request and every direction. Everywhere we went, our students were praised for their beautiful behaviour, manners, enthusiasm and....

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Last term members of the Leadership Team and myself had the awesome opportunity to work with Michael McDowell around: Rigorous PBL by Design. To our surprise and delight, this PL was focussed on solid, research driven and therefore effective pedagogy, that when implemented across a school K-6, develops ...

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, I’d like to take this opportunity to officially let you know that at the end of this term, I will be travelling to the Holy Lands and Rome as a part of the Leading for Mission Pilgrimage with fellow Principals and Assistant Principals from our Diocese. I feel overwhelmingly blessed ....

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Dear Friends, It was wonderful to see everyone back and straight into the learning. Our learners were excited, energetic and engaged in the learning right from Day 1! Last week our Leadership Team had the opportunity to spend time with Dr Edward Sri, a renowned Catholic scholar. Dr Sri helped us to remember ...

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Welcome to the end of Term 2. I would like to take a brief moment to thank you all for your continued support this term! It has been another robust term with plenty to keep us on our toes, all the while we have had our amazing students at the center driving all that we do. We also appreciate...

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, It is that time of the year, when we are working hard to prepare comprehensive Student Learning Reports that detail the learning and achievements, your children have undertaken so far this year. The information that follows is what guides us as teachers when composing Student Learning Reports....

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, The last two weeks have been very exciting at Our Lady of the Nativity and together we have again proven that Lawson is truly AWESOME! Our Stage 3 went to Peer Review and not only did they pass with flying colours, .....

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, What a robust and exciting week we have ahead of us. I ask you to keep our wonderful Stage 3 teachers in your prayers this week as they go to Peer Review to present the fabulous learning occurring in Stage 3 so far this year. As I said before, Peer Review is our systems process...

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break with your family and friends. Our dedicated teachers spent part of their holidays, not only preparing for this term, but also preparing for...

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I hope you had a beautiful Easter with your family and friends. At this time special time, it is important to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ resurrection, in our lives. I recall the story of the 'Road to Emmaus', and the way Jesus’ disciples were feeling after Jesus’ body had disappeared from his tomb...

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This week I want to begin by thanking you for your enthusiasm and participation in our celebrations during Catholic Schools Week, it was a great success. It was wonderful to walk new and prospective families around our beautiful spaces - they were blown away, ...

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Welcome to Catholic Schools Week. Thanks to those of you who attended Mass on Sunday to help us launch CSW - your children were simply beautiful. I really hope that you take the time to enjoy this week as we celebrate all that we are as a community and all that we do together, to ensure our children receive a high quality of education.

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, Welcome to Week 4, isn’t time going fast? We have already entered the season of Lent - a time of reflection and sacrifice. This last week we celebrated Ash Wednesday and we spoke about the importance of this Lenten season. Jesus made the biggest sacrifice he could for us to show us his profound love - he died for US! Lent is therefore traditionally, a time when we too then sacrifice something. This year I ...

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, Welcome back! I hope and pray that you all had a fabulous holiday and feel energised for 2018! I look forward to hearing of your adventures and holiday stories, but beware, I also have plenty of tales to tell! I can assure you that I am full of energy and excitement for the year ahead and what we can build on and achieve as a community, so be prepared for another sunshiny year!

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, I want to begin, as we enter the final week with students, with a MASSIVE thank you to everyone supported our OLN Xmas Concert with Peter Kearney on Friday night. It was an amazing success, in which your children each shone brightly. Thank you also for your support of the Parent Council Christmas Raffle....

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What a couple of weeks we have just had and now there is a mere three weeks to go! At this crazy time of the year, I want to stop, acknowledge and thank all the staff for the time, thought and effort they have put into our student Semester 2 reports...

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Well here we are at the beginning of Week 6, with only 5 weeks left of this term. I need to begin by sincerely thanking Mrs Brown, Mr Hortense and Mr Baddock for their dedication to the Stage 3 students at OLN...

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Well this term has certainly started with a bang and continues to gain traction as we prepare for some fabulous events that will mark the end of the year and for some families an end of an era. Our end of year celebrations are not just a celebration of the students journey, but of the entire team’s journey - students, parents, teachers and community!

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, Well what a fantastic start we have had to this term already! A spooky disco, a Stage 3 PBL launch, a Diocesan Mission Mass and all our kids so enthusiastic and engaged in their learning.

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Well here we are, we have made it to Week 10 of Term 3 and what an awesome term we have had. The best thing being all the amazing learning that has taken place throughout the term across all Stages.

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, I had the absolute pleasure last weekend, of celebrating over two days with some of our students, as they celebrated their First Eucharist. Our children looked beautiful and were so excited to be able to now participate fully in the Eucharist. What an exciting time for our church...

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What a few couple of weeks we have had and I have to say, I have been very humbled by the sunshine that has been shared with me around my permanent appointment. I pray that with your support, we will continue to discover ways to share our sunshine within and outside this beautiful community of OLN! I am excited to discover with you, just how much we can grow our awesome children and community!

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Finally, we have a new format for the Newsletter! We have worked hard to deliver to you a School Newsletter that is more engaging, interactive and relevant to our community. If you have any feedback on this new format, please click on this link and share your thoughts and suggestions. Your feedback is not only important to us because we value your voice in this partnership, but we believe it is integral in crafting a Newsletter that delivers relevant information effectively!

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Well what a fabulous start to the term. It was so exciting to walk through classrooms last week, to witness the engagement of students and staff in new topics and learnings. This term we have many visitors scheduled to visit our wonderful school and I can’t wait to share with them the learning our students and teachers are engaging with. During these visits, our colleagues will be walking through our spaces to witness for themselves the terrific work happening in our school and of course to speak with our children about their learning! We look forward to sharing this great community with as many people as we can.

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, My message this week is simple - Be Positive, Look for God in others, Share your sunshine...

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This week we celebrate National Reconciliation Week and we began with a traditional smoking ceremony during our Monday morning assembly this morning. As the week continues we will hopefully begin, under the guidance of some of our local Aboriginal community members, some artwork ...

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Dear Parents, Friends and Families, What a fabulous week we had last week, it was certainly jammed packed! We concluded the week with Stage 3 attending CYP Lifted Live Junior with Steve Angrisano! ...

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Welcome to Term 2! I hope you all enjoyed precious time with your families and friends in the glorious sunshine we experienced over Easter! The staff and I are excited to work with you all again in getting this term underway and continuing the fabulous learning that occurred during Term 1...

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