Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students
Holy Week, the most sacred week in our Church calendar, commences on Sunday 28th March with Palm Sunday.
“They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
Palm Sunday is significant because it marks the beginning of Holy Week, that very important day when Jesus began His journey toward the cross. Yet often, maybe in the midst of busy lives, or in the flurry of activity around the upcoming Easter holiday, the significance of this special day might get missed. Palm Sunday celebrates the glory of Jesus as he humbly entered into Jerusalem on a donkey, yet by Good Friday, he dies on the cross.
Stations of the Cross
Our students have been learning about the events of Holy Week in their classes and I was impressed with their knowledge during our discussions at the Monday morning prayer assembly. Holy Week will be commemorated at school on Wednesday 31st March, the last day of Term One, with the enactment of the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross will be a prayerful and reflective opportunity for students, staff and visitors to share together in preparation for the great celebration of Easter. Please come along at 9.00am on Wednesday 31st March to join in with the Stations of the Cross and join us afterwards for morning tea.
Sincerest thanks to the P&F for organising the annual Easter Raffle. The donations from our families have been most generous. We look forward to drawing the Easter Raffle winners at the Assembly on Friday 26th March.
Our best wishes and congratulations to Amy Blaszczyk, School Chaplaincy Worker, as she celebrates her wedding day on Friday. We wish Amy and Tom all the best for a wonderful day and blessings for their life together. We look forward to welcoming Amy back in Term Two when she will be known as Mrs Power.
Parent and Teacher Interviews
School will close early on Tuesday 30th March for Parent and Teacher Interviews for all classes from Kindy to Year Six. Students will be dismissed at 12.00pm. Pleases make sure you have filled in a time slot for a meeting with the class teacher. It is important that all families have a meeting time to discuss student progress in Term One and work together to assist student to make further progress in Term Two.
The Cool Pool Day yesterday was a most enjoyable event for students, staff and spectators. Sincere thanks to Mr Battistessa for organising the event and thanks to parent and staff for helping out during the morning. We look forward to a Mathew Gibney Swim Team participating in the inter school swimming carnival next week.
30th Anniversary History Snippets
This week’s history snippet starts with the completion of the main classroom in December 1990. This room was used as a classroom and the administration office back in February 1991. Next to this we have the Pre-Primary playground. The grass is just starting to grow, but it looks mighty stark with no houses around. If you look closely you can spot the airport tower in the background. Finally. We have a photograph from 1991 showing the Pre-Primary students running along the path from the toilet block. It is amazing to see that from these humble beginnings the school has grown into the beautiful buildings and facilities we enjoy today.
Please join us for the Year One Assembly on Friday 26th March commencing at 9.00am. Mrs Farmand and the Year One students have been busy preparing for their assembly and are looking forward to presenting their items to parents and visitors.
Please keep an eye on the dates later in this newsletter as we have a busy week coming up.
AFL football fever has begun and I hope your team gets a win over the weekend.
Best wishes for the week ahead.