Returning from our Easter holiday break saw many smiles and stories of families going away, sharing time together, camping with friends and relaxing. Reflecting on our holiday season, I draw the link between Easter (the gift of Jesus dying and then rising from the dead to save his people) and ANZAC Day this Friday where we are reminded of the thousands of men and women who died to save our nation.
The late Bishop Michael Putney wrote in his Easter message that, “Easter is a time for hope”. “Today, too many people cannot see beyond what is going wrong in their lives and lose their hope for the future”. His hope for Easter this year was for all to discover new hope, new joy and new peace. Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville died on March 28, 2014 (The Catholic Leader April 20, 2014). It was great to see so many of our school families who attended mass over the Easter break. Too easily we may become absorbed by the commercialism of Easter and forget what occurred some 2000 years ago.
ANZAC Day will be commemorated this Thursday morning at our school special assembly brought to you by the Student Council. The official ANZAC March for students will be at 8.30am Friday. Students are to wear their checked school uniform with correct socks and black shoes and school hat. We will assemble at 8.00am for the 8.30am March which will leave from the Cenotaph outside the RSL on Fitzgerald Esplanade. Parents are reminded that Saturday night’s 6.30pm Mass has the St Vincent de Paul Choir, Mini Vinnies are invited to attend.
Year 1 - 7 Parent/Teacher interviews will be held next Tuesday 29th April. All families will have received a notice last term regarding interview times and you will receive notification of your appointment time this week. As these interviews are only 10 minutes slots please be on time. Prep Parent/Teacher interview times will be advised shortly.
Please keep in your prayers Mr David Fisher-Leach, Broghan (3SY) & Tayah (1S) who has been unwell.
Congratulations Luke (7T) & Julia Thompson (4PD) who received the Sacrament of Baptism.
Check the Term Calendar p.2. to see the various events to look forward to: District Cross Country, Mother’s Day Morning at GCPS, NAPLAN, Arts Council, ICAS & Math Olympiad Competitions, Young Performers & Inter-house Sports. Another 10 weeks of action packed learning, living and laughing.
And a reminder that Tuesday 29th is the Feast Day of Mother of Good Counsel, mass will be at 9:00a.m. See you there.
CHANGE OF TIMES SCHOOL ZONE
Please be aware that the times for the 40 km zone have changed to
- 7.00am - 9.00am and 2.00pm—4.00pm.
Please be aware of these times and keep our children safe.