Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 

Religious Education News

All around the world, Catholics begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The ancient ritual of having damp ashes smudged on our foreheads serve as a physical reminder of the invitation to refocus on God’s abundant love. Pope Francis reminds us that small acts of kindness, not great speeches, show God’s love best.  Ask your child what small acts of kindness they have done or will be doing to prepare for the Resurrection of Jesus? (Easter Sunday)

Week One of Lent: Theme Opening Our Hearts

As a family, take it in turn to share a favourite story about a random act of kindness.

 

 

Next Wednesday March 26th marks the beginning of Lent. Students in Years 3-6 will be attending mass with our parishioners at 9:10am. Our students in Year Prep and 1/2 will receive the ashes during a special paraliturgy .

Project Compassion: Caritas

Let's Go Further Together!

 

 

Lent also marks the beginning of Project Compassion where we raise money to allow Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice.

We encourage all families to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion. Our Social Justice Group will be providing more information next week on fundraising activities and the work that Caritas does to help those in need.

Behaviour Management

Currently our school is in the process of reviewing our Behaviour Management Policy. This term we are looking at our current school rules to ascertain whether they are appropriate for us in 2020 and beyond and if changes need to be made. Please discuss the school rules with your child as we value input from students, staff and parents.

School Rules:

1. Move around the school in a safe and quiet way.

2. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

3. Speak politely to people without swearing or using hurtful language.

4. Allow others to work and play without interruptions.

5. Follow instructions first time given.

6. One person speaks at a time.

7. Respect people, equipment and property.

CD Launch Photos.

We have three photo orders from last year's CD launch and two orders do not have a name on them. Please see Jenny if you ordered photos and did not receive them.

Keep the Date Free: Bunnings BBQ

Saturday 18th April.

We have been fortunate to secure a Bunnings BBQ date this year. It will be the first Saturday in Term 2 so please keep this date free to help. The more the merrier and it is a great way to promote our school.