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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 27th July - 2nd August this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.
The theme for this year's celebrations is: Come, live life in all its fullness. This inspirational call is based on the Gospel of John (10:10), challenging those who answer it to "live fully".
Reflecting this Gospel call, our school, like all Catholic schools, strives to provide a learning experience through which every young person has the opportunity to reach their full human potential - spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, culturally and physically - and know what it means to engage in all that life has to offer.
During Catholic Education Week 2014, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate and share how their communities are encouraging and providing opportunities for their members to "Come, live life in all its fullness".
There are 296 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 143,000 students and employ almost 17,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way.
Our school is planning a number of activities during the week and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us.
I thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2014. Our Assembly about Catholic Education Week next Monday afternoon, 28th July will be conducted Year 3 Blue. The Assembly will be in the Penola Centre at 2:00 pm.
GRANDPARENTS' DAY & FAREWELL TO MR BROOKS
It was wonderful to see so many grandparents, parents, friends and special guests at our special assembly yesterday. Thank you to Mrs Bowman, Miss Hayes and Mrs Sharpe and the Year 2 students for leading us in prayer. Thank you to Mrs Doyle, Miss McSweeney and their special helpers and students for preparing the special presentation for Mr Brooks. Thank you to everyone who organised gifts and presentations for grandparents and Mr Brooks. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Naylor and Mrs Winter for organising morning tea and for all of the Year 4 and 5 parents who provided the delicious goodies.
Events such as these don't just happen; thank you to everyone who played a part in our celebrations. It truly was a special time which I'm sure Mr Brooks and our grandparents will treasure.
Many years ago our parish established a centre, called Soubirous Place, to assist in the care of disabled people. Each day disabled people go to the centre to learn skills to assist them in life. Today that centre is staffed by Sr Brigid and a band of Centacare workers. Each year Sr Brigid sells Entertainment Books with the profits going to help in the financial cost of running the centre. To assist Sr Brigid and Soubirous Place we have some of her Entertainment Books to sell. The profits go to support Soubirous Place - a very worthwhile cause. The cost of each book is $65. We have a limited number available. People can purchase the books from the School Office- payment may be made by Cash or Cheque (Cheques made out to Entertainment Publications).
For the first time you can also purchase a DIGITAL Entertainment Book for your smartphone – they also cost $65. Should you wish to do this you will need to send an email to Sr Brigid at email@example.com Once you have sent Sr Brigid this email she will respond to it with the instructions for obtaining your DIGITAL Entertainment Book.
P&F NEWS & INFORMATION
Fete 31st August 2014.
We have had great success with sponsorship of our “Treat Machines”.
A Big, Big thank you to the following for their support:
- Brisbane Foot Clinic and Technically Speaking Browns Plains for
sponsoring the “Snow Cone Machine”
- Arrow Transport Repairs Pty Ltd for sponsoring the “Popcorn Machine”
- The Hatton Family for sponsoring “The Fairy Floss Machine”
- There are still opportunities available if you or your company(s) are interested. Please contact me for more details. Fete Convenor: Rebecca Patane (0403 168 741 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rides - On 31st July, a flyer will go out in the newsletter with all the information about the upcoming rides at the fete, the type of rides we will be having and also the cost of the ride passes.
We will be running a colouring-in competition from next week till Thursday 28th August for Prep to Year 3 and Years 4 - Senior, giving away one "all day rides pass" for each group for the best colouring-in. Look out for the flyer in the newsletter of 31st July.