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04 April, 2019
West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House
On March 21 the West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House was opened by the Mayor of Warrnambool, Tony Herbert at a special community celebration. Our school community was represented by our school captains Matilda and Jack, with a number of other school community members coming along to enjoy the fun. This is a wonderful resource in our community and we encourage families to investigate how they might be able to make use of this. Information is provided below and more information will be provided next term about programmes that will be offered. The Community House is sharing facilities with the Beamish St Kindergarten. Opening Hours: Monday 3.00pm - 5.00pm Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday 3.00pm - 5.00pm
01 April, 2019
Donating to Our Community
St Pius X has donated 12 pre-loved iPads to the Archie Graham Community Centre and 8 to the West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House and both organisations appreciate the generosity very much. Starting May 7, volunteers will lead a trial of sessions at the Archie Graham Community Centre for people who wish to learn how to use a touchscreen and access the internet if they have not done so before. West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House are currently exploring how they can work with the school to have students assist local community members to use the iPads.
21 February, 2019
A Peacemaker
The Melbourne Museum is currently hosting an exhibition focussed on the life of Nelson Mandela. I am sure that most of us are familiar with his story. Jailed for his stand against Apartheid in South Africa, he was kept imprisoned for almost 30 years. I made two discoveries when I attended a few weeks ago. Firstly, I was shocked at the treatment of the inmates by guards. The punishments were both physically and psychologically damaging. I was equally surprised by the first thing that Mandela did upon his release - he forgave his captors. Mandela knew that using the opportunity to hurt those who had hurt him, would simply lead to a cycle of further violence that would inevitably harm innocent people. South Africa had to come to terms with its past and victims were invited to tell their stories, and perpetrators were asked to face up to what they had done - but this was not part of a continuing cycle of hate and hurt. Sunday’s Gospel touches on this theme, when Jesus tells the disciples they must ‘love’ their enemies. This instruction is was truly lived by Nelson Mandela, a model for our world.
21 February, 2019
Open Night – Meet the Teachers
We’re hoping to see as many families as possible for our open night next Wednesday evening (February 27th). A Zones of Regulation presentation will be given at 6.30pm for interested families, while teachers will be in classrooms between 7.00 and 8.00pm to meet parents and allow students to give tours of classrooms. Please take advantage of this opportunity, particularly if you have not yet met your child’s teacher yet.
04 April, 2019
West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House
On March 21 the West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House was opened by the Mayor of Warrnambool, Tony Herbert at a special community celebration. Our school community was represented by our school captains Matilda and Jack, with a number of other school community members coming along to enjoy the fun. This is a wonderful resource in our community and we encourage families to investigate how they might be able to make use of this. Information is provided below and more information will be provided next term about programmes that will be offered. The Community House is sharing facilities with the Beamish St Kindergarten. Opening Hours: Monday 3.00pm - 5.00pm Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday 3.00pm - 5.00pm Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday 3.00pm - 5.00pm
01 April, 2019
Donating to Our Community
St Pius X has donated 12 pre-loved iPads to the Archie Graham Community Centre and 8 to the West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House and both organisations appreciate the generosity very much. Starting May 7, volunteers will lead a trial of sessions at the Archie Graham Community Centre for people who wish to learn how to use a touchscreen and access the internet if they have not done so before. West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House are currently exploring how they can work with the school to have students assist local community members to use the iPads.
21 February, 2019
A Peacemaker
The Melbourne Museum is currently hosting an exhibition focussed on the life of Nelson Mandela. I am sure that most of us are familiar with his story. Jailed for his stand against Apartheid in South Africa, he was kept imprisoned for almost 30 years. I made two discoveries when I attended a few weeks ago. Firstly, I was shocked at the treatment of the inmates by guards. The punishments were both physically and psychologically damaging. I was equally surprised by the first thing that Mandela did upon his release - he forgave his captors. Mandela knew that using the opportunity to hurt those who had hurt him, would simply lead to a cycle of further violence that would inevitably harm innocent people. South Africa had to come to terms with its past and victims were invited to tell their stories, and perpetrators were asked to face up to what they had done - but this was not part of a continuing cycle of hate and hurt. Sunday’s Gospel touches on this theme, when Jesus tells the disciples they must ‘love’ their enemies. This instruction is was truly lived by Nelson Mandela, a model for our world.
21 February, 2019
Open Night – Meet the Teachers
We’re hoping to see as many families as possible for our open night next Wednesday evening (February 27th). A Zones of Regulation presentation will be given at 6.30pm for interested families, while teachers will be in classrooms between 7.00 and 8.00pm to meet parents and allow students to give tours of classrooms. Please take advantage of this opportunity, particularly if you have not yet met your child’s teacher yet.
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