Term 4 Week 5 - Friday 4th November 2022
- From our Principal
- JLC Excursion to Bendigo Science & Discovery Centre
- No Lunch Orders for the remainder of 2022
- Upcoming Catholic Mission BBQ Lunch Fundraisers
- Upcoming Dates
- Happy Birthday!
- Unclaimed Bush Dance Raffle Prize
- St Mary's Christmas Cards For Sale
- Expressions of Interest - Piano Lessons in 2023
- Parish Bulletin
From our Principal
I love this painting by Elizabeth Wang. She was an artist with wonderful abilities who painted the essence of many Christian themes. This painting is called ‘All Saints’. We see the ‘saints’, almost like upright candles, standing in communion around the central figure of Christ. To the right of the painting is a person, kneeling and illuminated by the light, representing us… in the midst of Christ and Saints… all one big family.
This week the Catholic community commemorates All Saints and All Souls Day. As we move through this time I am thinking especially of those who have lost loved ones and of those who have carried grief for a long time. I am grateful that the Catholic calendar provides these days to do what so many of us do throughout the year - to remember loved ones who are no longer here but who continue to journey with us.
I would like to thank Michelle Start (mother of Charlotte in grade 5) who organised the school disco. Michelle’s creativity was in full swing and she was able to combine art, food, dancing, culture and education into a successful event. She is unbelievably talented and generous with her time and talents. Thanks Michelle!
The disco was a very well attended event with 126/141 students (and some little siblings in tow) carving it up on the dance floor. DJ - Ben Naus provided some awesome tunes and had the ability to engage all the students to have-a-go regardless of their dance experience. I would like to thank the following people who helped out on the night or beforehand to get the event up and running (I hope I haven’t missed anyone) Michelle Start, Emily Start, Nat Louder, Emma Preston, Sarah Moran, Faith Martin, Jess Humphries, Meg Harrington, Nicki McAloon, Ellie Fordham, Jess Marsh and Charlotte Start. As always our fabulous teaching team were there to do whatever was needed to support the experience for all of our students. Thanks also to local businesses InterSport and M-Mart for their support of the disco. The disco raised $741 with an infinite amount of fun had by all!
It would be great if we could get some more hands on deck for future events. Please contact the school to volunteer your support for future events in whatever capacity you can (big or small).
Resilient Ararat Art Trail
This year we engaged with Resilience Ararat as part of their Art Trail project. This project aims to highlight the importance of resilience, gratitude and empathy within our school. The final outcome was the production of a series of 11 weather-proof, framed art panels. Our panel is on display at the front of our school and is a part of the Art Trail throughout the Ararat Rural City area. The hope is that the establishment of this trail will be a visual reminder in the community of the importance of GEM (Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfulness) and the school’s involvement in the project, creating an element of sustainability for the project’s key messages.
Every blessing for the week ahead
JLC Excursion to Bendigo Science & Discovery Centre
Yesterday our junior students from Foundation, Grade 1 & 2 enjoyed a bus trip to Bendigo Science & Discovery Centre. It was a great day had by all!
No Lunch Orders for the remainder of 2022
There will be no lunch orders for the remainder of 2022, due to our upcoming Catholic Mission BBQ Lunches. Please see further information below.
Upcoming Catholic Mission BBQ Lunch Fundraisers
TERM 4 DATES
Tuesday 8th November
Thursday 10th November
Year 2 Sleepover
Friday 11th November
Whole School Prayer lead by MLC1 - Remembrance Day Service starting at 10.30am
Catholic Mission BBQ Lunch #1
Friday 18th November
Whole School Prayer lead by JLC1 & 2
Catholic Mission BBQ Lunch #2
Friday 25th November
Catholic Mission BBQ Lunch #3
Monday 28th November
Student Free Day
Tuesday 29th November
Year 6 Transition Day @ Marian College
2023 Foundation Visit 2.05pm - 3.05pm
Friday 2nd December
Whole School Prayer lead by SLC2
Catholic Mission BBQ Lunch #4
Monday 5th December
Susan McLean - Cyber Safety Parent Session in MPR
Tuesday 6th December
Susan McLean - Cyber Safety Student Session
2023 Foundation Visit 2.05pm - 3.05pm
Friday 9th December
Whole School Prayer lead by Foundation
Tuesday 13th December
Whole School Transition Day
Thursday 15th December
End of Year Whole School Mass @ 9.15am
Year 6 Graduation @ 6pm
Friday 16th December
Year 6 Big Day Out
Students Last Day
Tuesday 20th December
Staff Last Day
To the following students celebrating their birthdays this week:
Ari S & Ehrin D
Unclaimed Bush Dance Raffle Prize
If you were, or know, the raffle winner of the sheep manure donated by The Christie Family at the Bush Dance, could you please get in touch with us so we can forward your details on? Thank you in advance!
St Mary's Christmas Cards For Sale
Expressions of Interest - Piano Lessons in 2023
Ph 0455 139 101
Students between Years 3 - 6 in 2023
Lessons are held weekly at St Mary's