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Feb 10, 2021

Year Five Good News

Year 5 were inspired by the collage art of Henri Matisse for their name artworks!


Year Six Good News

Meet the Leaders for 2021 in Year 6!


Religious Education News

Making Jesus Real 2021

As we begin a new school year, we look forward to our community making Jesus real through our thoughts, words and actions.

Our first focus value for this year is TO WELCOME OTHERS.  Just as Jesus welcomed and accepted every person, as MJR people we:

Welcome our students, staff and parents each day in the playground and classroom.
Acknowledge the presence of others through our words and actions.
Include those who are lonely or new to our community.
Greet people “Good Morning” & “How are you?”
Treat people with respect and use manners.
Speak kind words and we listen.
Smile and show friendship.


2021 – The Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis has declared that 2021, the Year of St Joseph, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Saint Joseph being named as patron of the Universal Church.

Joseph was courageous in taking on the responsibility of becoming the husband of Mary and the legal father of Jesus and all that those two roles entailed. 

Pope Francis reflected on the qualities of Saint Joseph whom he described as a strong working man, a beloved, loving father, an accepting, obedient and “creatively courageous” person.

The Pope wrote: ​​​​​​​

In the Gospels, St Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, for compassion, for genuine openness to others, for love.

By reflecting on Joseph’s life, we can appreciate that God calls each of us to love freely, to accept our responsibility to welcome and serve others, to use and develop our gifts and talents, to appreciate the value and dignity of honest work, to overcome our challenges and become “courageously and firmly proactive” in our daily living. 

A “respectful and sensitive man,” Saint Joseph “did not look for shortcuts, but confronted reality with open eyes and accepted personal responsibility for it.”  Pope Francis encourages each one of us to imitate Joseph’s virtues and zeal as he urges us to:

Discover in Joseph

— the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence
— an intercessor, a support and a guide.

Pope Francis concluded his letter with this prayer:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.


(With Thanks Sr Therese McGarry, Sister of St Joseph, Australia)

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Dates for Term Four

Wednesday 17th February

  • 9.30am Ash Wednesday Mass
  • 6.00pm School Advisory Council Meeting
  • 7.30 Parents and Friends Association Meeting

Monday 22nd February

  • Pupil Free Day

Friday 26th February

  • 9.00am School Assembly

Monday 1st March

  • Labour Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 3rd March

  • 9.00am Year 5 Class Mass

Friday 5th March

  • Year 6 Interschool Cricket Carnival
  • P&F Welcoming Night 5.30pm

Wednesday 10th March

  • 9.00am Year 6 Class Mass

Friday 12th March

  • Year 3 Class Assembly

Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March

  • Sacramental Commitment Masses