Newsletter Term 2 Week 6&7

Virtue of the fortnight: Honesty

Our virtue of the fortnight is honesty.

Being honest means speaking the truth and doing what’s right, even when it seems difficult. It also means:

■ Owning up when you’re in the wrong

■ Taking responsibility for things that are your fault, and

■ Respecting rules.

From St Paul’s letter to the Philippians:

“8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Cindy Solonec Debesa book launch

On Friday we will be hosting the book launch of Cindy Solonec’s new book, Debesa. Debesa is a station which Cindy’s father built with Cindy’s mother, Katie. Katie is Lena Buckle’s sister. Cindy’s father Frank Rodriguez also built the original Holy Rosary church, and the wall he built still remains at the front of the church and the presbytery. Cindy’s beautiful book tells the amazing story of her family and just shows the determination and resilience of Derby families. It also mentions Holy Rosary frequently and it is great to see the role our school has played in Derby’s history.

Family and friends are welcome to join the book launch on Friday which will be in the basketball area at 11am.

Excursion to Whoppets

Our Year 6 students recently went on an excursion to Woppets! Thank you to Miss Claudia, Derby Police, Emama Nguda and Winun Ngari for organising a great learning experience on country for our kids!

Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week

Our students recently participated in National Reconciliation Week activities, which started on Sorry Day, national day of Healing. They held a prayer service to pray for healing of the stolen generations Aboriginal people who have suffered past injustice and to heal the ongoing cycle of international trauma that it has caused.

Long Service Leave

I recently took a few days leave from school. Thank you to Miss Andrea, Miss Kellie and Miss Chloe for looking after the school while I was away. I was able to visit the first school I ever taught in 16 years ago, Ngalangangpum School in Warmun, and meet some kids who are now a lot bigger than they were when I taught them in Year 1!! ❤️ I am also proud to say that I finally managed to catch my first Kimberley fish in the beautiful Berkeley river! 🐟🐟 I look forward to returning to school on Wednesday!

Boab Quest entrant : Deanella Purdie

We are very grateful to Deanella Purdie who has entered the Boab Quest and is raising money for the school. If you would like to assist at any events please contact the school!