Thursday, 23 April 2015

2. Special Character News - Term 2 Week 1

Hi everyone. My name is Ann Dooley and I am co-DRS working with Siobhan Burke. One of my roles this year is to present the Special Character page to you. 

Some people may ask what makes us Special. It is the Catholic Faith of our school, where Christ is Central, that makes us Special. St. Joseph's Charism comes from our Dominican beliefs. Respect, Reverence, Resilience and good relationships is what we all strive for in life. With Jesus Christ as our Role Model we all hope to achieve this. 
I have seen many changes over the years (and I have been here for quite a few!!!). One of the biggest changes is the diverse cultures working together in our school. Tangata, Tangata, Tangata (People, People, People) is the most important. The many cultures working together enriches each and everyone of us. We are so very lucky.

At times we take it for granted because we think it was always there and always will be but we do need to appreciate what we have each and every day by Respecting each others cultures as we do your own, treating each others beliefs with Reverence, being Resilient when our beliefs are questioned by others and having that wonderful relationship with others which fills our lives with love, laughter, hope, caring and friendship. 

In Term 2 some of our children will be preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. If your child is one of them, you will receive a letter from Adrienne and Mark Wylie (who many of you met last year) which outlines the dates for the parent meetings. Most of these children are in Year 4 but if you have a child in another class and you don't receive any information please come and see me at school.

Take time to care and God Bless
Ann Dooley

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