A warm welcome back to school and to our new students and their families
We welcomed our students to our first whole school prayers on Monday morning by giving each child a shell or stone from the beach. They reflected on how even though these look similar, they are all unique and different and you cannot compare one to another. It is the same for the children, they all have gifts and talents and each is unique and perfect in their own way. We encouraged the children to feel gratitude for their many blessings and reminded them that God loved them and knew them intimately even before they were born.
We also considered how lucky we are that we can read and speak the Word of God in our school and that we through being called to God's family we are also prophets to the nations:
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5).
Family and parish Mass
Fr Wayne is back from health leave and we would like to start the year with a special mass for our school community and parish. It would be fantastic if all families could join us for this. It is on Sunday 14th February at 9.30am in the Basilica. Afterwards we will have a sausage sizzle at St Joseph's. If the weather is half way fine we will have some water play for children so please bring togs.
Year 8 Leadership Assembly
The year 8s will have a blessing from Fr Wayne at school/parish mass next Thursday (11th) before heading off to a two day leadership retreat. They will share some of their leadership work and receive their leadership badges in Friday 19th assembly which will be an extended assembly starting at 2pm
Here are a selection of images from our first week back.
|Lilly and her technology team set up the audio visual system at mass for the first time|
|Our year 8 leaders led our first mass|
|Everyone is wearing sunhats|
|and water play|