This week our beautiful Preps of 2017 came for a story morning session. Amazing art was produced from the book Bigsy. A special thank you Mrs. K, our 5/6 students and all our Prep 2017 families.
It was a very special First Communion for our six St. Charles Borromeo candidates last Sunday. They were the first to celebrate a sacrament in our new church! It was great to see the faith community of Templestowe supporting these wonderful students. Congratulations- Max, Alexander, Kana, Cailtin, Oscar and David.
On the weekend all our wonderful Confirmation candidates attended a commitment mass. We are lucky to have so many incredible candidates who already show the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in many different ways. A special thank you to Fr Gerry, Pam and all the teachers who attended one of the masses to support our candidates in the faith journey.
Last Friday night our Prep to Six students took part in our annual disco. It was great to see all students having fun and tearing up the dance floor! A special thank you to Alma and her crew, who made the night a huge success. I hope all boys and girls thanked their parents for taking them or for helping on the night.
While Lanah was busy running the school, I had an incredible day playing out the life of a student. I would like to thank the teachers who made sure I wasn’t disrupting others and the students who let me play soccer at recess and netball at lunch time. I was ready for a nap after school, fortunately I stayed awake during the staff meeting!
The day gave me an amazing insight into the life of our students and it was great to see the students interact first hand. As part of our Mindfulness training we were encouraged to acknowledge three things each day we are truly grateful for, yesterday my top three were:
1- Pasta making in Italian
2- Art and using visual diaries
3- Literature circles within a small teacher group.
Term Three starts Monday 11 July, hopefully the rain holds off. Reminder to all families we have a curriculum (pupil free) day on Wednesday 13 July. After school care are running an all day service.
Each month the parish is promoting ways we can be more gentle on the environment, at home. This month the focus is on the laundry, the students from both parish school’s came together to make laundry power that is gentle on the environment. Parishioners can buy a bag for $5, if you want to make your own please find the recipe below.
1 cup of Lectric Soda
½ cup of Bi-carbonate of Soda
1 grated bar of Velvet laundry soap
Mix well and store in a plastic container with a teaspoon. Shake well before use.Use 3 teaspoons per average wash.
NB Not recommended for woolens or silks.
We are very proud of Zane, Imogen and Michael, for representing our school with so much effort and perseverance, this week. The speeches made by Imogen and Michael were of an excellent standard and Zane ran like a champion. Not always do we achieve what we dream for, but by having a go we are winners in the eyes of others.
It is time again for us to select our 5/6 student principal for a day. Applications close on Monday 30 May at 3pm. If you wish to write an application you must address the following criteria:
1- Why have you applied for this position?
2- What would you like to do on this day?
If you wish to apply to be on the panel to select our principal please email our current principal outlining what question(s) you would like to ask. This is also due on the 30 May 3 pm.
Interviews will be conducted on June 8 and our successful principal will take over on June 15 for a day.
The big question is: Which grade will little Gregory corrupt for a day!
On the weekend our Grade 3 students and families attended one of the parish masses to make a commitment to the sacrament of Reconciliation. Fr. Gerry spoke about this sacrament being a hug form God, this is a beautiful image and one that brings the sacrament alive. In this year of Mercy we all must remember to ask for forgiveness and be able to forgive others.