The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment
Students in Year 3 and Year 5 take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) over the next two weeks. The assessment will be accessible to students online with Year 5 compleing the assessment on Monday 7th August and Year 3 on Monday 14th August. The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response items. The use of the BRLA complements the school based assessment programs in Religious Education.
I was fortunate to attend the Liturgical Choir performance as part of the Catholic Education Performing Arts Festival. Our school choir did an exceptional job receiving some outstanding feedback from the adjudicator. I believe that they were the best choir there giving an amazing performance. a big thank you to Mrs Bennett for all her hard work and effort in preparing the students. thank you as well to parents who have supported the students in so many ways.
Holidays during term time
While families are not encouraged to take time off during school time this is sometimes unavoidable. If your child is going to be absent for any length of time, a written letter or email is required prior to their absence. There are no expectations for teachers to provide a program of work for students while on holiday during term time. Students are encouraged to read daily and keep a diary of their holiday adventures. If using programs such as Matheletics they are able to continue with this work. Learning can occur while away on holidays through the engagement with rich environment and culture which allows students to develop a greater understanding of the world in which they live.
Feast of the Assumption
There will be a school mass on Tuesday 15th August at 9.00am to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, reminds us that Mary, our Mother faced her challenges in life with humility and faith. Her willingness to say ‘yes’ to God is evidence of her enduring faith. Mary is a source of strength, as through her inspiration, we pray for a deeper trust in God’s love.
Parents Quiz Night
The P&F have been very busy preparing for the upcoming Parents Quiz Night which will be held on the evening of Friday the 25th August. The Quiz Night is open to the parents of the OLGC school community. Please support this great community event. More information can be found in the P&F section of this newsletter.