The season of Advent commenced yesterday. What a fitting way to commence with the Welcome Mass for our 2019 Preps and their families. It was very satisfying to see so many of our current prep families at Mass as their children were involved in parts of the Mass by Fr Dispin as well as handing on a special welcome to our 2019 Prep students. It was just as satisfying to see so many of our Prep 2019 families at Mass who were officially welcomed into our St James school and St John's Parish community.
Please remember during Advent that: "Jesus is the reason for the season"
Its hard to believe that the 2018 school year is almost over! I remind all families of a few important celebrations.
Firstly, all families are invited and expected to attend our end of year Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday 13 December in our St John's church at 7pm.
Other events include:
Thursday 6 December : SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY
Saturday 8 December: Our new Archbishop is saying 6:00 Mass at St John's. All welcome!
Tuesday 11 December @ 2:30 Thank you Afternoon Tea for our wonderful parents from the staff - Please RSVP if you are able to come along.
Thursday 13 December: Step Up Morning where students will gather for a transition session in their 2019 class groups
Friday 14 December: St James Talent Quest from 12 noon in the Community Centre (all invited)
Monday 17 December: Year Six dinner and disco in the evening
Tuesday 18 December: Farewell Prayer Service ( for staff who are leaving) at 9am (all invited)
Tuesday 18 December: Moving On Ceremony focusing on our Year Sixes from 2pm in the Community Centre (all invited)Last day for students.