🗣️ Speech Competition

Last night Alexia and Cecilia represented our school at the annual Rotary Speech competition. Both girls were amazing and we are proud of their efforts. 

Cecilia was judged to win on the night and Alexia was judged in second place. I would like to thank all the teachers and students who were part of this event. 

Catholic Education Week Mass

Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to celebrate their Catholic identity and the pivotal role they play within their local community. We are blessed to belong to such a strong faith community. Now is the time to ask ourselves ‘what would God want us to do?’ 

     

Preparing for Lent

Lent is a special time when we stop and think about how we can play our part in God’s hope for a world that is fair, just and peaceful. Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving we take the focus from ourselves and instead focus on our relationship with God. 

3-6 Ash Wednesday Mass 

1/2 Ash Wednesday Prayer Service 

Shrove Tuesday- Pancakes 

        

Day Two Camp Summary

Well it’s the end of the day and the campers are getting ready for bed. I’m sure they are all very tired and proud of their achievements. All campers are looking forward to seeing parents and maybe a sibling or two tomorrow. Please make sure you’re there by 3.00 pm to welcome our campers home.

       

Principal for a Day 8 November

It is time once again to elect our principal for a day!

Students in 5/6 are invited to apply for the role of principal or sitting on the panel to elect our student principal. To nominate it is simple, just follow these steps.

Interview Panel- Email a brief paragraph to Mr. Thomas explaining why you would like to be on the panel and one interesting question you would ask. Due Friday 27 October 9am. 

Principal Role- email an application to Mr. Thomas by Monday 30 October 9am. In your application you must address the following criteria: 

  • What is great about our school?
  • What you would like to change about our school?
  • Why you would make a great principal?
  • What you would do on the day if elected?

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday 1 November and the interviews will be based on the panel’s questions and a brief two minute presentation taken from the application criteria. 

Feast of the Assumption

This week we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. The Assumption celebrates God’s faithfulness to Mary in life and death. On this day we remember especially that after her death Mary was given the fullness of life. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, co-operated in God’s plan with complete faith and trust. She is a model for all believers. The events of Mary’s life presented her with many times of joy and of sorrow. At all times she believed in God’s love for her, and she showed great care and concern for others.

Rome Update

Yesterday, I saw the papal address and visited Domus Australia. Domus Australia is an amazing church. it has been renovated and is now a church for Australian visitors. The renovation has given the church an Australian theme with small altars dedicated to Mary MacKillop and Archbishop Daniel Mannix. The painting below is a depiction of the first Catholic Mass in Australia. At that time, it was considered an illegal gathering. From this first gathering, our faith community has grown so much. Domus Australia serves as a reminder of when we visit or move to another country how important faith is to our identity. 

     

Above and Beyond!

To our amazing staff who went on camp, I thank you! The teachers went above and beyond, to ensure the students had a WONDERFUL experience. Thank you for: 

  • The late night and early morning supervision 
  • Comforting the home sick 
  • Looking after those feeling sick 
  • For getting up in the middle of the night to do check ins 
  • Supervising flying fox and other activities 
  • Administering medication 
  • Making sure no one was alone 
  • Supervising free time activities 
  • Washing the dishes after every meal 
  • Taking photos and charging cameras and 
  • Being on call for 52 hours.

 

MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST UPDATE

On Monday night the planning committee gathered at Down the Rabbit Hole to plan the Mother’s Day Breakfast. It promises to be a beautiful celebration of the wonderful ladies in our community.

We need as many dads as possible to help on the morning. So boys and girls, ask your dads whether they can help.  

If they can, ask them to reply by Friday 5 May, or to contact the office.