In the words of Father Sijo last week in the digital Homily which I received:
CHURCHES ARE NOT BEING CLOSED.
BUILDINGS ARE BEING CLOSED.
WE ARE THE CHURCH.
WE ARE TO REMAIN OPEN.
As a community, we should be so very proud of the supportive, nurturing and very pastoral way in which our children, parents and staff have worked together to traverse this challenging terrain. Such remarkable resilience and dedication has been evident in so many ways online and at school. We have much to be proud of. The work of God is alive and present in this faith-filled community. We are definitely open to the working of the Holy Spirit.
Adjustments to First Eucharist
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES, ESPECIALLY FOR YEAR 4
The Parent Formation meeting which was scheduled for next week is no longer going ahead.
The First Communion program will begin for Year 4 students next term.
An email with detailed information about the program and sacrament for 2021 will be emailed to Year 4 families by Monday. If you would like your child to be a part of the program and they are not currently a part of the Year 4 class, please contact Mrs Collins as soon as possible to ensure that you also receive the necessary information.
Important dates for the calendar:
*Parent Formation evening has been cancelled - a detailed email will be sent out in it’s place by Monday Week 8.
*Enrolment Masses have been postponed
*The Retreat Day is still scheduled for Wednesday November 3rd 9:10-3:20pm in St Joseph's hall (for all of Year 4)
*The Sacrament of First Eucharist is still scheduled for Thursday 4th November 6pm at Sacred Heart Church.
Free Online Seminar 7.00-8.30pm Friday 3rd Sept
Hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce.
The Archdiocesan Women’s Task Force invites all to a free, online, interactive seminar entitled Mary Magdalene, Fake News and the Gospel. Dr Margaret Beirne RSC, a religious sister and Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies (St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney) will draw on her doctoral thesis Women and Men in the Fourth Gospel, a Genuine Discipleship of Equals to reflect on the important and much misrepresented role of Mary Magdalene, ‘apostle to the apostles’ in the early church.
All welcome. Registrations essential. Numbers limited.
Year 2 have been impressive with all the work that they have completed over the past 2 weeks. I am so proud of them all, it is lovely to see and talk to them twice a day. Their parents have worked with them in the plays that they put on last week made me laugh and say 'WOW'.
Year 5 made magnetic mazes this week, using things around the house. They needed to take a video and share with Mrs Maxwell how they moved a magnetic object around their maze with a kitchen magnet.
Below are some pictures of their creations.
Kindergarten - Evelyn Tait, Ruby Crawford, Aiden Roberts
Yr 1 - Matthew O'Connor, Alexy Balon, Audrey Wallace
Yr 2 - Lucy Taylor, Noah Swanston, Clancy Gibbs
Yr 3 - Dallas Gibbs, Charlie Minchin, Addie Warren
Yr 4 - Billy Krause, Judd Oliver, Matthias Lancaster
Yr 5 - Shiraz Broad, George Morton, Lani Summerfield
Yr 6 - Archer Gaynor, Darcy Murphy, Isobelle Crawford
Gotcha Awards - Ella McCrone, Lani Summerfield
Fantastic work is being done in RE online
A Year 8 group ‘Jamboard’ - describing Jesus as the New Covenant.
A response about the Priestly, Prophetic and Kingly work we are all called to in our individual Vocations written by Sharn (Year 9).
A reflection on the Old and New Testament Covenants by Josie (Year 8)
'A relationship exists between the Jewish covenant with God and the New Covenant with Jesus’
God made the new covenant to teach the people about salvation, forgiveness and his kingdom. Jesus’ death was part of God’s saving plan, when Jesus was crucified, God’s mission was complete. Jesus is the new covenant and he was given to us through salvation. God wanted Jesus to come to earth to bring peace and love and to teach the people about God. The Jewish people believed that they would get land and salvation through the covenant with God. Both of the covenants were made to teach and show people God’s love for everyone.
A Reflection of the song ‘Whenever God shines his light’ by Van Morrison, describing the healing and constant presence of God by Abigail (Year 7)
PhotoStoryboard of Jesus’ healing from Alice (Year 7)
Daniel Balinski for a wonderful effort with his digital portfolio responses. Scarlett Connellan for a great start with her digital RE portfolio. Lizzie Cooper for consistently high growth in Maths. Geoffrey Gallagher for his focussed application and commitment in Maths. Markus Macfarlane for a phenomenal effort with his digital portfolio responses. Chelsea Nielsen for giving of her time for the Wellbeing Group.
Josie Crawford for improved application with modules in Maths and for impressive responses about Covenant in Religion. Isabella Darrington for making a great effort with her Maths module. Lily Guymer for working consistently on modules in Maths. Alexia Lancaster for great application with written responses in Religion. Milly van Egmond for great application with written responses in Religion. Evie West for working consistently on modules in Maths. Year 8 for having full participation in Maths lessons in Week 6.
Bea Balon for giving of her time for the Wellbeing Group. Angus Cooper for challenging himself to complete Maths tasks. Sharn Ferguson for challenging herself to complete Maths tasks. Tully Gaynor for excellent effort in Maths. Poppy Minchin for giving of her time for the Wellbeing Group. Lily Reinhold for giving of her time for the Wellbeing Group. Myra West for excellent effort in Maths and for giving of her time for the Wellbeing Group. Bayley Blackwell for showing persistence in Maths.
Harrison Bush for applying himself fully to online learning. Lachlan Crawford for working hard on Maths tasks.
Book Club Orders Online
Issue #6 of Book Club is currently out.
The catalogue can be viewed online at the link below.
Orders are to be completed via the Loop app.
The link below will take you to the Issue #6 catalogue and Loop.
Orders are due by Monday, 30th August.
Please note that cash will no longer be accepted for Book Club.
Book Fair Reorders
The Book Fair reorders have arrived. Books can be collected from the Front Office. It is essential that you call the office on 69771011 to arrange a time to collect your child's books.
The Boorowa Touch & Netball Carnival has officially been cancelled for this year.
Trent Barrett Shield has been postponed until Week 10 this term.
At this stage Milo Cricket Challenge for Yrs 3 - 6 is still on in Week 9.