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Last weekend some children in Year 4 commenced preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This first formation session is part of the preparation for these Sacraments. There are three main components to any sacramental program:
- Religious Education program taught at school - the Year 4 teachers deliver a specific sacramental program to all Year 4 students, teaching them about the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist and the history of these sacraments in the Church.
- Formation Sessions - Two formation sessions are held with parents. These sessions are prepared by the Religious Education Coordinator and delivered by the REC and one of the Year 4 teachers. Parents are also involved in these sessions to show that that parents and the school work together to support the children’s understanding of the sacraments and to help develop their faith.
- At home lessons - These lessons are prepared by the REC but delivered by parents. As the first educators of their children, it is important that children see that their parents support their faith journey including the Sacramental Rites within the church. This can include parents talking about their own journey.
The parish, including the school, to pray for these students during this period.
On Sunday, a Commissioning Mass was held for pilgrims going to World Youth Day in Lisbon. Mrs McPadden will be travelling as part of this group. She flies out on Wednesday and will spend a week in Portugal and another week in Dubai attending a retreat. I wish her all the very best for her journey.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students presented a wonderful prayer celebration on Friday afternoon to celebrate NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week generally occurs during the term break, so we celebrate it at school the first week back for Term 3. This year the theme was focusing on Elders. This theme ties in beautifully with the feast day of St Anne and St Joachim, the parents of Mary mother of Jesus. And also with our upcoming Grandparents Day this Friday. I look forward to welcoming grandparents and special guests to join us at 10.30 in the church followed by lunch on the oval and courtyard.
Next week we welcome our new counsellor, Sally Cox. Unfortunately, Vrushali had to finish up at St Thomas Aquinas for family reasons. Sally will begin to contact new families in the coming weeks. She will work on Thursdays and Fridays this term and Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays next term.
Take care and God bless
|2||Fri 28/07||Grandparents Day|
|3||Tues 1/08||SCC Meeting|
|4||Mon 07/08||ICAS Testing|
|5||Mon 14/08||ICAS Testing|
|6||Mon 21/08||ICAS Testing|
|6||Tues 22/08||Learning Journeys - Details to come|
|6||21-25/08||Book Week - Read, Grow Inspire|
|6||Fri 25/08||Book Week Parade|
|7||Mon 28/08||ICAS Testing|
|7||Thur 31/08||Author Visit - Kate and Jol Temple|
|7||Fri 01/09||Donuts with Dad|
|8||Mon 04/09||K-2 Tying Laces Workshop|
|8||Mon 04/09||Andrew Fuller Presentation|
|8||Tue 05/09||SCC Meeting|
|9||Mon 11/09||Kindergarten Health Checks|
|9||Tues 12/09||Kindergarten Health Checks|
|9||11/09 - 13/09||Year 5/6 Camp|
|10||Fri 22/09||K-6 Incursion - Kaboom|
|10||Fri 22/09||White Token Lunch|
|10||Fri 22/09||Principal Awards|
Families are welcome to join us at our Assembly on Friday at 2pm in the Hall to celebrate our award recipients
|ELC Acacias||Harry C
|ELC Coolabahs||Archer R
|ELC Waratahs||Marshall B
|Bonnie P||Zoey M||Ella T||Indie H|
|Samin M T|
Grace C, Marlenna K, Alexis J, Oliver F, Jaime H, Abigail S, Isla Mc, Marko CC, Ava R, Lukas M, Natalia O, Romeo CC, Hannah M, Hamwene S, Ruby T, Benjamin P, Annabelle P, Ruhaab J, Levi T, Leo W, Alfred O, Addyson W, Sebastian M, Mila M, Tazmyn L, Samuel S, Thomas B, Stefford R, Adam H, Layla L, Carter T
The Chief Minister's Reading Challenge is coming to the end! Students are challenged to read and record 30 books.
Reading Challenge sheets are due back to the library by 11th August 2023. Every student who hands in the completed challenge will receive a pick from the prize box. Winning schools will win book vouchers for the library. A copy of the Reading Challenge Sheet can be found here.
Think U Know aim to support you in preventing and managing safety challenges that your child may face, as well as guiding your child to understand these and feel empowered to take action.
To help you do this, we urge you to attend our Education Program delivered by the AFP at St Monica's Primary School.
Visit the Think U Know website ThinkUKnow for further information and resources.
Parenting ADHD [the Course] registrations for round 2 are OPEN.
We've equipped hundreds of families with the tools they've needed to create a more balanced environment at home. Due to popular demand we've brought this course back, and places are getting snapped up FAST.
Registrations close 31 July when the course kicks off, so save your spot while you can.
|Parish Priest||Father Gerard McCormack|
|Parish Secretary||Aurora Lukass|
|Telephone||02 6258 1563|
|Address||23 Lhotsky Street
CHARNWOOD ACT 2615
|Monday to Friday||9:30am|
|Thursday - School Mass||9:30am - one grade each week|
Children's liturgy is held during the school term. All families are welcome to attend.