Monday, February 6, 2012

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

Welcome back to the 2012 school year. I hope that everybody was able to take a break during the summer and a happy and restful holiday period was had by all.

2012 brings some changes to our schools staffing; and I would like to welcome Mrs Lisa Matheson into Room Four where she will be the full time class teacher and also to welcome Mrs Anne Kenneally back into her role as Deputy Principal and class teacher in Room Six.

Term One is going to be another very busy and engaging time for our pupils, we have listed a number of key dates for you to keep an eye on further in the news letter.

During the holiday break a friend of my son’s a young man of fifteen passed away in a tragic accident. He was a young person who had achieved a lot in his brief life and has a lot more to look towards.

Tragedies like this force us to reflect on the big questions in life, but they also enable us to take stock of where we are and where we want to go.

I think for anyone to enjoy a fulfilling life they need to live by the old Latin quote which roughly translates as ‘seize the moment’ meaning don’t put off until tomorrow what you should do today.

I think that at times we all procrastinate but a challenge for all in 2012 is to seize the


Have a great year,

Mike Brosnahan.

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