On Friday our whole school participated in the Athletics Carnival. We all went on buses to the Joe Carmody Track and participated in so many fun activities. Here are some photos of the students in F/1 AB having a great time at our Athletics Carnival and some of the things they had to say about their day.
"I liked jumping in the sack for the sack races, it was fun!" Sahana
"I liked going on the bus to the Athletics and I really like trying to throw the Javelin!" Posy
"I loved jumping over the hurdles." Huddy
"I was in blue team. I loved all the throwing activities. I had fun and I was very tired at the end of the day." Hugo
"I really liked watching everyone race." Max
As the excitement of holidays approaches, I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for a wonderful start to the 2021 school year. It has been a time of both uncertainty, but overwhelmingly a time of great achievement as our students settled so beautifully into the school year. The partnership between families and the school provides a rich opportunity for your children to thrive. The Parent, Student, Teacher interviews that were held recently were a great success with teachers feeling very positive about the partnerships created with you on behalf of your children. We look forward to what the rest of the year will bring for your children as they strive to be the BEST that they can be. They are doing this by Building Relationships, Expecting Excellence in Everything, Staying Safe Everywhere and Taking Responsibility for their Learning.
Recently several of our students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The evening was a wonderful and beautiful celebration of our faith where families gathered to share this special time with their child. As we come to the end of our Lenten journey and begin to prepare for Easter, this celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation reminds us that God is always with us and ready to forgive us when we have made mistakes and hurt ourselves or others. The children showed great maturity and reverence throughout the ceremony and we thank their families and our priests for being such an important part of this celebration.
On behalf of St Mary’s staff, I wish you all a wonderful holiday. May whatever you do bring you joy, peace, moments to cherish and time to simply be in the moment, celebrating life with your family.
Thankyou so much for your support and generosity over Lent in raising money for Caritas. The Easter raffle was a huge success and it raised $950.00 for this worthy cause.
The year 5/6 classes were inspired and wanted to raise money for Caritas by making loom band bracelets, book marks and keyrings and selling them. This initiative raised $122.00. Thankyou to everyone who bought these items as well as those who donated eggs for the raffle and purchased tickets in the raffle. We are truly grateful.
Congratulations to all of our winners, all 76 of them!
Major prize winners;
1st Herben Family
2nd Cody Briggs
3rd Lois Mercer (Myles Thornburn)
4th Kim Gardiner (Mrs Bramstedt)
A full list of the winners is available at the office.
Wanted - ART
We need old newspapers & Egg Cartoons for Art please. They can be sent in with your child if you have any spare or if you could save them over the holidays.
Wyncity School Holiday Program
Woolworths Cricket Blast
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
This Easter, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is launching the nation’s biggest Easter egg hunt. But they’re not looking for chocolate eggs, they’re looking for good eggs.
People like us who are willing to donate something much more precious than chocolate – our blood. So, if you want to be a good egg this Easter too, become a blood donor and book a donation today. https://app.donateblood.com.au/YjUm
Moe Life Skills, High Street Community Hub
Out Door Family Movie Night
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Parent Zone - Anglicare Victoria
Latrobe Early Years Newsletter
Kids Help Line Ph; 1800 55 1800