Assumption Catholic Primary School has focused on two themes this year. The first is the school focus of, 'Shine' with the second being the Catholic Schools' week theme, 'Discover the heart of our Catholic Schools'.
What is the heart of the Assumption Catholic Primary School? The school is in its third year of teaching and following a positive behaviour for learning plan.
The universals of this approach are the creation of a safe school environment of learners who act respectfully and responsibly. The more the whole school community practises these principles the healthier the heart of the Assumption School.
Special liturgies and masses were celebrated throughout the year. This week the Year 2 students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a wonderful occasion to share with so many children and families.
The sacraments of the First Eucharist (Year 3) and Confirmation (Year 6) were celebrated earlier in the year.
This year the 'Feast of the Assumption' was celebrated by Bishop Michael McKenna and was a shared feast day held within the church.
Academically, our students have 'shone' on so many levels. Many students in Years 3 and 5 achieved great results and/or growth in NAPLAN.
Students challenged themselves by nominating for ICAS tests, with many receiving special awards. The school was represented in team events such as the 'Kids Lit Quiz', the 'Da Vinci Challenge' and the Year 6 debating.
The students also did very well at the Country Women's Association Public Speaking and the Diocesan Spelling Challenge.
Sport provides a platform the Assumption students to 'shine'. The AFL, rugby league and union teams won their way into regional carnivals. Many individual students represented the diocese in numerous sports with some going on to represent at state carnivals. One outstanding runner ran at the national championships. Students enjoy being involved in sport as shown by the numbers participating in gala days.
The Assumption School has shone in so many ways this year to the beat of a healthy heart.