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27 March, 2018
Bushfire Fundraiser
Bushfire Fundraiser Thanks to our school community for your generosity to communities who have experienced loss in the recent bushfires. Over $500 was raised yesterday and has been deposited with the appeal. Thanks to Emma Van Duynhoven for her organisation of this event.
22 March, 2018
Breaking the Chains of Poverty
Breaking the Chains of Poverty We are often asked to consider the plight of asylum seekers placed in detention centres both on the Australian mainland and in offshore detention. Similarly we are often told of people in foreign countries held in prison for their political views. In Palm Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus becomes a prisoner, held and punished unjustly because of things he has said and done. These words and actions were seen to be a challenge to religious and political leaders of the time. The image of Jesus as a prisoner makes me consider the varied ways that people are imprisoned in our world.. One of the main ways is through poverty. At the beginning of Lent, all families were invited to take part in Project Compassion as a way of almsgiving. The funds raised by Project Compassion will directly assist a community in the developing world to break the chains of poverty. Project Compassion boxes can be returned to school next week.
22 March, 2018
Chat and Chew!
Chat and Chew!   Today the students took part in a “Chat and Chew”.  As the name suggests, at first Lunch the children gathered in their sports house colours, had a bit to eat and a talk with one another.  The students were encouraged to eat with students who were not for their pod. It was great to see everyone sharing lunch together and interacting with others from across the school.
15 March, 2018
Meet Our 2018 School Captains
During the month of February our senior students and our school staff spent time looking at the qualities we require in our school leaders. At the end of 2017 a decision was made to dispense with a student council. Instead, we ask all of our Yr 6 students to be leaders and give a number of opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills. We have continued the school tradition of school captains and asked all of our Yr 5 and 6 students to nominate boys and girls they believe consistently live out our school values and practice the skills and attitudes on our agreed leadership criteria. The nominations were shortlisted against the criteria and then by the number of nominations. Near the end of February it was announced that Abby Pohlner and Zach Everall were to be our school captains for 2018. We again congratulate Zach and Abby and remind them both that in accepting this honour they are required to maintain their own high standards and be ready to help all in our school community.
27 March, 2018
Bushfire Fundraiser
Bushfire Fundraiser Thanks to our school community for your generosity to communities who have experienced loss in the recent bushfires. Over $500 was raised yesterday and has been deposited with the appeal. Thanks to Emma Van Duynhoven for her organisation of this event.
22 March, 2018
Breaking the Chains of Poverty
Breaking the Chains of Poverty We are often asked to consider the plight of asylum seekers placed in detention centres both on the Australian mainland and in offshore detention. Similarly we are often told of people in foreign countries held in prison for their political views. In Palm Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus becomes a prisoner, held and punished unjustly because of things he has said and done. These words and actions were seen to be a challenge to religious and political leaders of the time. The image of Jesus as a prisoner makes me consider the varied ways that people are imprisoned in our world.. One of the main ways is through poverty. At the beginning of Lent, all families were invited to take part in Project Compassion as a way of almsgiving. The funds raised by Project Compassion will directly assist a community in the developing world to break the chains of poverty. Project Compassion boxes can be returned to school next week.
22 March, 2018
Chat and Chew!
Chat and Chew!   Today the students took part in a “Chat and Chew”.  As the name suggests, at first Lunch the children gathered in their sports house colours, had a bit to eat and a talk with one another.  The students were encouraged to eat with students who were not for their pod. It was great to see everyone sharing lunch together and interacting with others from across the school.
15 March, 2018
Meet Our 2018 School Captains
During the month of February our senior students and our school staff spent time looking at the qualities we require in our school leaders. At the end of 2017 a decision was made to dispense with a student council. Instead, we ask all of our Yr 6 students to be leaders and give a number of opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills. We have continued the school tradition of school captains and asked all of our Yr 5 and 6 students to nominate boys and girls they believe consistently live out our school values and practice the skills and attitudes on our agreed leadership criteria. The nominations were shortlisted against the criteria and then by the number of nominations. Near the end of February it was announced that Abby Pohlner and Zach Everall were to be our school captains for 2018. We again congratulate Zach and Abby and remind them both that in accepting this honour they are required to maintain their own high standards and be ready to help all in our school community.
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