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HOLY WEEK WALK
Parents and friends are warmly invited to visit our Holy Week Walk next week. The Holy Week display will be open to parents, friends and parishioners from 8:30-9:00am (Monday-Thursday) and 2:30-3:00pm Monday 30th March. If you are around the school for interviews on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon/evenings, take the opportunity to visit in the extended times of 2:30-6:30pm Tuesday 31st March and 2:30-5:00pm Wednesday 1st April. I encourage you to take some time to reflect in our sacred space and appreciate the great work of the students and teachers of our school. Children are able to visit the Holy Week Walk after school with their parents.
Its that time again. The music programme is off and running. We have run out of instruments to lend/hire to the students for the programme. While we can afford one or two new instruments each year we would love to be able to offer places to more children. If you have any sort of band instrument (e.g. Flutes, clarinets, saxophones or similar) or violins or guitars and ukuleles sitting forlornly in cupboards waiting to be played again they will be given a caring home and another chance at a performance life in the school.
The band programme now has close to fifty students from Years 2 to 6 and more waiting for a chance. The piano programme is full and has a waiting list. The strings programme has some places available as does the vocal/singing programme.
Terry Druery (Arts co-ordinator)
2015 ANZAC DAY
The 100th anniversary of the landings of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli is creeping up on us and will be commemorated at the end of the first week back after the Easter holiday break. There will be 3 events involving our students. They are:
Our Senior students will be attending the Schools ANZAC Ceremony in ANZAC Square, Brisbane City on Thursday 23 April.
Our whole school will stop to commemorate ANZAC Day in a liturgy in the Penola Centre on Friday 24 April at 8:40 am. A former returned serviceman from the Sunnybank RSL will speak to the students about the importance of ANZAC Day.
The Sunnybank RSL will be holding their annual ANZAC Day March and Commemoration Ceremony on Saturday 25 April. This March is for schools as well as community groups. Our school will be participating in the March. Participants are requested to gather from 7:30am on the corners of Station Road and Turton Street, Sunnybank.
The March begins at promptly at 8:00am and moves at a very leisurely pace from Station Road along Lister Street and into Gager Street to the War Memorial. The March should be concluded by 8:30am. Students and their families are welcome to march. When we reach the War Memorial at Gager Street students are to return to their families. There will be a Memorial Service beginning at 8:30am for those who wish to attend. If your children intend marching with the school on the morning of ANZAC Day please let me know by sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at the School Office.
P & F NEWS
OLOL Trivia Cup
The Mexicans were mad, the Kahunas were big, and the Martians were out of this world! Seven tables competed fiercely for the coveted OLOL Trivia cup.
The Good Sports were the overall winners, closely followed by the Rhodes scholars, with the Mad Mexicans winning
best table. Some schoolgirls had a very late night and some players ended up battered and bruised!
Once again a great night was had by all.
A very “BIG” Thankyou to Karen Tignani and MaryAnne Hiscutt
for the preparation of the Trivia Night. Thank you also to
Andrew Soter who was our Quizz Master. A great night was had
by all. Thank you for coming!
Just a Friendly reminder!
The end of term 1 BBQ will be held on Tuesday 31 March. A Sausage on bread can be purchased for $2.
The P & F are looking for helpers to help cook and serve. Many Thanks Karen.
Parents Book Club
This month we read Big Brother by Lionel Shriver, the same author who wrote We Need to Talk About
Kevin. Not a person to shy away from difficult subjects! The story is narrated by Pandora, a successful
business woman who lives with her health-obsessed husband Fletcher and two teenage stepchildren.
Enter Pandora's formerly slim, hip, New York jazz pianist who is now morbidly obese.
Shriver explores the question of how much sacrifice one can make to save a member of your
family and whether you actually can save a loved one from themselves. Initially rather slow and
hard to get into and overall rather too wordy, it was nevertheless a topical exploration of the issues
of weight loss and health. We rated this book 3 out of 5 as an average rating.
Our next meeting will be Monday 4th May at Cafe di Luna, Sunnybank at 7.30pm, we will be discussing The Women in
Black by Madeleine St. John and The Children Act by Ian McEwan.
New members are most welcome, if you wish to join us please call Jenny 0402 457 462 or MaryAnne
0413 199 974.
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Our Lady of Lourdes
Prep to Year 6
Interviews for Prep 2016
We are committed to providing a quality Catholic education in both academic and social fields. Our facilities include: Refurbished and well equipped airconditioned classrooms, swimming pool; modern library, Performing Arts Centre with auditorium.
School tours will be held at 9am Tuesday 5th May and 9am Tuesday 16th June.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the email address below or contact the school office.
Please click here to access Enrolment forms or for more information, please contact the Enrolments Officer Debbie on 3345 0700 or email email@example.com