This coming Sunday is the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus. This feast celebrates Jesus, in his bodily form, being taken to heaven forty days after his resurrection. It implies that because his humanity is accepted into heaven, so too will ours. Many of the images of the Ascension show Jesus stretching out his right arm in blessing to those who remain – meaning all of us; the whole of his church on earth. The invitation is extended. It is up to each of us whether or not to accept the invitation to enter into eternal life with God through the way that we choose to live our lives.
This is a reminder to all our parents with siblings who are of school age next year, to lodge enrolment forms online as soon as possible. Numbers need to be known as a matter of urgency for planning purposes. The official enrolment period ends tomorrow. However, we will continue to accept enrolment applications after this date.
Congratulations to Isabella Willshire who is the winner of our school level competition in Rostrum Public Speaking. Isabella did a great job of presenting on the topic “The View from the Top”. Congratulations to the other students who also presented excellent speeches on a variety of topics: Isla Monahan, Bradley George, Serena Tran, Abbie Kenna, Sarah Rogic and Remy Frawley. The judges had a difficult time deciding on a winner to continue to the next level and represent the school at the quarter-final as all the entrants presented with such confidence and composure. Sarah Rogic was awarded status of runner-up and will represent the school should Isabella not be able to attend the quarter-final. Well done to all the school finalists. We are very proud of you!
School photos will be next Thursday, all students must be in full school winter uniform.
End of May is ‘Hats Off’ Day
In accordance with the Sun Smart Policy, the children do not need to wear a hat during the months of June and July. We will begin this practice next week. The usual rule about wearing the uniform hat will not be enforced over these two months but, of course, the children may wear hats if they wish as they do help to keep out the cold! Please be aware that only the uniform beanie or one just like it - plain in navy acrylic or wool - are permitted at school.
Please continue to keep our Year 3 students in your prayers as they prepare to receive Jesus for the first time in the Holy Eucharist on 22-23 June.
Friday 21 June(school hours)
First Eucharist Mass
Saturday 22 June @ 5pmor Sunday 23 June @ 10am
Kindergarten Prayer Celebration - thank you!
Congratulations to Kindergarten on your beautiful prayer celebration. The students sang, read and listened beautifully. Thank you to Tess Harveyson and Nicole Nolan for all your wonderful preparation. Thank you also to all those who were able to attend.
Sunday 2 June
Holy Rosary Church 10:00 am
Rosary Community Family Mass - Sunday 2 June
Rosary Community Family Masses aim to promote a sense of belonging within our parish community. On each of these Sundays, the parish will organise a free sausage sizzle after Mass especially for us. This is always popular with the children and provides a great opportunity for families to catch up. It would be lovely to see as many people as possible being active in our faith and participating in community building opportunities.
Congratulations to the following students who received a VERITAS award in Week 4 Term 2:
Matthew Clark, Jenson Hon, Harry Tonkin, Christian Rego, Eman Deen, Mikayla Ryall, Lachlan Cullen, Sophia Papnicolaou, Grace Kelly, George Kouparitsas, Karma Wangchuk, William O’Brien, Ethan Irvin, Tommy Tran, Juliana Bogdanoski, Sebastian Barressi and Christiano Ribeiro D’Elia.
Last Wednesday 22nd May, students had the oportunity to participate in the National Simultaneous Storytime, which is an event run annually by the Australian Library and Information Services Association (ALIA). This event encourages and promotes reading while engaging children in books that celebrate Australian authors. This year's story was 'Alpaca's with Maracas'. Thank you to all of the students who came along and participated. There were balloons, activities and alpaca facts filling the library at recess and lunch on the day. Over one milllion students participated on the day and I know our students were thrilled to be part of it.
Book Covering - Please HELP!
Parents, we need your help! If you are able to contact books we would really like to hear from you! We are always searching for people to volunteer their time and covering skills to cover our new library books. If you are able to help please see Mrs Vincent or Mrs Dawson.
Last week students who ordered Book Club would have received their orders. If your child ordered a book and has not received it, please see Mrs Vincent or Mrs Dawson.
Our lost property clothing tubs are overflowing with winter clothing! Many items of clothing do not have names on them and therefore cannot be returned to their rightful owners to wear as the weather cools down. Please ensure your childrens clothing is clearly labelled so if lost it can be returned.
We would also like to ask parents to take a moment to check labels on jumpers and jackets at your home as we have many labelled items of clothing that have gone missing. We understand all items of clothing look alike and how easily they can be picked up by mistake. Your help is greatly appreciated.