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?’
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
Congratulations to our parish football team. They played a great brand of football and enjoyed going in hard. I’m sure there are some future AFLW stars. Thank you to Mr Puls, Steven (our coach) and the local clubs for making this possible. Continue reading
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?
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.
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.
- 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.
Once again we have celebrated an amazing Mother’s Day breakfast. Thank you to the dads who helped make this an incredible morning, it was wonderful to see so many mums enjoy being looked after. To all the marvellous ladies in our community, we wish you every blessing and thank you for your gifts and talents you share so generously.
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.
On Thursday we were represented with pride and a true understanding of ANZAC Day by 12 amazing Year Six leaders. I was very proud of them. It was an honor to take these young adults out of the school. If you ever get the chance it is an incredible experience the ANZAC Service at Memorial Park seeing over 750 students from 21 local schools pay their respect.
Yesterday we had our first twilight school at St. Charles and all the students I spoke to loved the day. Twilight school gave parents and grandparents a chance to visit their children in classrooms and see what they are doing. I thank all families for supporting this event and adjusting roster and routines. Please email or leave a comment on the blog about your thoughts or feedback.
The wonderful author of the I Am Jack books visited our Grade 3/4 students today to talk about how students can discuss issues they are having with their parents. Her tip, which I thought was great- ‘if you’re having issues bed time is a great time to talk to your parents. You are the center of their attention, during this time,’ was valuable. Thank you to all the parents who supported this event on National Day against Bullying.
Thank you to Narelle, Ben and Doug for purchasing our new BBQ’s and for putting them together. Tonight at the welcome BBQ we will sell sausages; for those families who need a quick meal. For all other families, you are welcome to bring a picnic dinner (pizza and fish ‘n’ chips are a popular choice)!