Dear Parents and Friends of St Therese’s Primary School,
Last week over three evenings, students in Year Three celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St Agatha’s church for the first time. It was indeed a prayerful experience as the students reflected on the Word of God before the Examination of Conscious and then asking for God’s forgiveness in Reconciliation.
The Gospel reading was from Saint Luke; Zacchaeus the Tax Collector. In the story we heard about a person who is disliked by the people because he is a tax collector and thief but is shown mercy and acceptance by Jesus Christ. This is a story of conversion and reminds us that God remembers and loves all of us. As we prepare to enter into Holy Week, let us think about how we can be like Zacchaeus and welcome Jesus into our hearts, allowing ourselves to be transformed so that we may be free from selfishness.
Holy Week Experiences
As the term draws to a close, students and their teachers prepare for Holy Week. Each level has been given an aspect of Holy Week to recreate. In this last week of school, the students are given the opportunity to walk through and pray at each of the areas. The Foundation students have created a display for Palm Sunday in the Hall, Year One and Two have created a display for the Last Supper in the Library, Years Three and Four have created a display for Good Friday in the Chapel and after the holidays the Seniors will create a display for the Resurrection.
P&F Easter Raffle and Hot Cross Bun Sales
Thank you to the mums who have assisted with the Easter Egg Raffle and Hot Cross Bun Sales. Currently, we have raised $1,046.50 as a result of these fundraising initiatives. Thank You to Marzena for her tireless efforts in the organisation of both of these events.
Congratulations to all those who won a prize and I hope you enjoy the chocolates this Easter.
Last week, the senior students and their teachers had a terrific time at Candlebark Farm. I had the pleasure of visiting the happy campers on Thursday and having a go at some of the activities. I commend all the students for showing grit and determination as they participated in some challenging activities. The Super Swooper (AKA huge Flying Fox) was certainly something that required quite a bit of courage! I am speaking from experience as the students talked me into climbing up and taking the plunge! Everyone enjoyed the canoeing and many found themselves quite soggy as games of keeping off soon turned into how wet can we get!
Holidays and School Closure Days
Well, its hard to believe the end of Term One is only a few days away. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in creating a school we can be proud of!
Don’t forget the staff will be involved in Professional Learning days on Tuesday 23rd April, Wednesday 24th April and Friday 26th April and students are not required to attend school on these days. As such, Term Two recommences on Monday 29th April. All Catholic Schools are entitled to eight School Closure Days over the year for professional learning purposes. Thank you for your cooperation and have a terrific holiday break.
God Bless and stay safe over the holiday period!