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HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS
AN ARTISTIC RESPONSE
One of the curriculum focus areas for Our Lady of Lourdes School in 2014 is the Arts Curriculum. Teachers have been learning more about the Arts Curriculum and how to create engaging learning experiences in The Arts. This year the teachers and students have used The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Media) to reflect upon the events of Holy Week. Within their year levels, teachers were asked to prepare a Sacred Space within the auditorium. These spaces were organised to allow participants to 'walk with Jesus' through the events of Holy Week.
Teachers have prayerfully led their students on the Holy Week Prayer Walk in allocated sessions this week. The Holy Week display is also open to parents, friends and parishioners. I am very pleased with the way teachers and students have been able to use The Arts to create a sacred space which is both meaningful and engaging.
Teachers have been impressed by the way their students have responded to the displays. "My students were so respectful and it was a truly meaningful experience for all of us. Each installation was great on the part of all classes. The class especially loved it being so interactive, seeing what they'd contributed to and it reminded them of the events while giving them the chance to re-act to them prayerfully at the same time." Mrs Michelle Gillies (Year 5 teacher). Parents and visitors are invited to visit the display at the following time 8:30am-9:00am Friday 4th April.
ANZAC DAY 2014
The local RSL have dropped off ANZAC Day badges for the children to purchase at the school office.
This year we will be commemorating the 99th Anniversary of original landing on the beaches at Gallipoli on the very first ANZAC Day on 25th April 1915. Our school will be involved in three ANZAC Day events in the time immediately after we return from Term 1 holidays.
Event 1: The Senior Students will be attending the Schools ANZAC Day Ceremony in ANZAC Square on Wednesday 23th April.
Event 2: Students and families are invited to participate in the local Sunnybank RSL Branch March and Commemoration Ceremony on the morning of ANZAC Day. This begins at the corner of Lister Street and Station Road at 7:45am. The march is a short walk to Geiger Street where the Sunnybank RSL has their Memorial. After the march is completed students return to their families who can choose to stay and attend the Commemoration Ceremony that follows. It is all completed by about 9:00am. If you would like your child/children to march with the school please let me know by calling the School Office and leaving a message or by sending an email to email@example.com
Event 3: Our school will hold our own school Assembly for ANZAC Day on Monday 28th April at 2:00 pm. A member of the local RSL will be present for this Assembly and will speak briefly to the students on the subject of ANZAC Day.
PROJECT COMPASSION - YEAR 5 AND SENIORS - SKIP TO SAVE LIVES The teachers and students in Year 5 and Seniors will be holding a Skip-a-Thon on Friday 2nd May (Week 2, Term 2). The students will participate in single, paired and group skipping activities which will take place for approximately one hour.
Students will be seeking sponsors to contribute to raising funds for Project Compassion either by a set donation or a donation for every five minutes of skipping. Students will be seeking sponsors early next term. The children have been practising their skipping skills to be ready for the Skip-a-Thon in Term 2. Thank you for donating much needed funds for Caritas Australia.
2015 PREP INTERVIEWS
The interviews for our 2015 Prep classes is about to begin. If you have a child born between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010 please ensure that you have submitted an Application for Enrolment to the School Office. Application forms are available from our School Office or can also be downloaded from this website. It would appear we have another strong cohort coming through so please don'tmiss out by forgetting to submit yourapplications.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Dazzling Dinner The date for The Dazzling is Saturday 14th June 2014.
Fete Sunday 31st August 2014 - Fete Coordinator Rebecca 0403 168 741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Twilight Market It's that time of year again to start preparing yourselves for the OLOL Twilight Market on Saturday 3rd May from 4-7pm. Last years Twilight Market was a huge success and we are expecting it to be bigger and better this year.
Ladies if you love shopping, quality products and socialising with your friends in a relaxed environment, then look no further because you can experience it all in one afternoon. 20+ businesses showcasing their products. Each business has donated a prize to be raffled by the end of the evening. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be won. If you would like to hold a stall please email Andrea Mercier -
email@example.com by 4th April 2013.