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VALIDATION OF OUR SCHOOL'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
As previously advised, this year Our Lady of Lourdes School is applying for the validation of our school's Religious Education Program. After many months of work, I am pleased to announce that we have now put our program forward for validation. Next Thursday our school's Religious Education Implementation Team will complete this process by presenting our program to a panel for validation. The panel consists of APRE's and teachers from two other schools and an Education Officer- Religious Education.
Through authentic engagement with the Religious Education Validation process, our school has had the opportunity to:
~ Demonstrate how we establish high expectations for each student to maximise learning and achievement in the Religion Curriculum P-12.
~ Document how we promote excellence and equity in the Religion classroom through teaching that is visible, explicit and responsive in moving each student's learning forward.
~ Demonstrate that Religious Education teachers are appropriately qualified, accredited and working in authentic relationships for quality teaching and learning.
~ Reflect on how we evaluate and use evidence of the impact teaching has on learning progress and achievement for all Religious Education students.
~ Demonstrate how the Religious Life of the School P-12 is aligned to the Religion Curriculum P-12.
I would like to thank the other members of the RE School Implementation Team (Caralyn Luxton, Jo Bowman and Brendan Gillespie) and all of the staff for the assistance in preparing our Religious Education Program for validation. We will report the results of the validation process to the school community in the coming weeks.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 6pm Wednesday 26th November
This year we have invited Michael Mangan to lead the presentation of the Christmas concert for our school community. The concert is titled Peace on Earth. Michael Mangan is a composer, teacher and music liturgist who is based in Brisbane. A former specialist music teacher, Michael has composed over 250 pieces which are widely used in Liturgy and Religious Education programmes in schools and parishes throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. We use a large number of Michael's songs at Our Lady of Lourdes during class prayer, prayer celebrations and Masses.
Michael will work with all year levels on Wednesday 26th November to finalise the preparations of their songs. During the concert that night, each year level will prepare and present two songs with Michael. The evening will conclude with a four-song whole school finale.
Keep an eye out for more details in upcoming newsletters, class notes and the Skoolbag App.
P&F NEWS & INFORMATION
The Parents and Friends will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 23rd October at 7:00pm in the Library. All Parents and Friends of Our Lady of Lourdes School are invited to attend. At this meeting the Executive positions are declared vacant and nominations are called for the positions of President; Vice President; Treasurer and Secretary as well as various committees that work for the P&F. Our Executive Committee for 2014 have done a great job in their efforts to further build community in Our Lady of Lourdes School, Sunnybank.
2015 Sacramental Program
Families who have children in Year 3 and upwards next year are invited to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Please access the Parish website on olol.com.au and visit the "Sacramental Program" under the heading "Sacraments". Alternatively, you can access the Parish website by using this link.
The program will begin with an interview with Sister Stella. You will need to phone the Parish Office on 3345 3766 to arrange your interview. Interviews start at the beginning of November. Please contact the parish office soon to ensure that you get the time which suits you best.
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