Term Three Week Eight 2023
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We commit ourselves to actively working alongside Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice.
For God, the impossible becomes possible; the tiny mustard seed needs nutrition and light to grow into a huge tree! Does not the same apply to us? For we too, need nourishment. But not only does our body need nourishment, our spiritual life
does as well. What have we done recently to nourish our own faith? And that of our family and friends?
Recently we welcomed Spring and as we leave Winter behind we tend to feel re-energised and reinvigorated ready to tackle anything! As we become aware of the signs of the new life of Spring bursting around us, we are reminded of the
love, life and energy that are the gifts we receive with each new day. Let us embrace each day as an expression of God’s love for us.
What has happened before in our lives is all passed.
What we had been and what we have done belong to yesterday.
What we are and what we can be - with God’s help - is our TODAY.
One day at a time - this is enough.
Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone;
And do not be troubled by the future, for it is yet to come.
Live in the present and make it so beautiful, it will be worth remembering.
It is God who enables us to smile in spite of tears;
To carry on when you feel like giving in;
To pray when you are at a loss for words;
To love even though your heart has been broken time and time again;
To sit calmly when you feel like throwing your hands up in frustration;
To be understanding when nothing seems to make sense;
To listen when you’d rather not hear;
To share your feelings with others because sharing is necessary to ease the load.
Anything is possible because God makes it so.
Life is a series of beginnings which bring us closer to the realisation of our dreams
Let every day be a dream we can touch,
Let every day be a love we can feel,
Let every day be a reason to live.
Let each of us see Spring as a time of renewal and hope in our lives.
Father's Day Celebration
Last Thursday afternoon we celebrated Father's Day with our families. This was a wonderful celebration with many of our families coming along to share some fun, food and social time with our school families. Over 700 sausages were cooked and enjoyed throughout the afternoon.
Thank you to our wonderful staff who helped to set up, serve and pack up. May this be the start of many more to come!
Sacrament of Reconciliation
We congratulate our Year Four students on receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation last week. This was a special time in their faith journey. We thank Mrs Mayes, Mrs Atlee, Mr Dimmick and Mr Camilleri on preparing the children and Mr Hatchman for his great organisation and assisting the teachers throughout.
We also thank Fr Bing, Fr Alex and Fr Jim for their support last week.
Southern Cross University and Lismore Diocese Partnership Agreement
The Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools was excited to announce early this week a partner with Southern Cross University to re-imagine and co-design teacher education and training that will revolutionise and redefine how teachers are prepared for their careers. They signed this agreement in our K Blue classroom.
Young Archie Art Award
During Semester One Year Six studied Portraiture. They competed in a competition where students experimented with a variety of art mediums to create a portrait of a person who is important to them.
Our winners were Akina Harlow and Austin Cleary. Akina's portrait was of a school friend that she drew using lead pencil. Austin's portrait was of Dylan Alcott and he used a variety of mediums.
We congratulate Akina and Austin.
We have had a number of students competing in the Lismore Eisteddfod over the past week. There have been some amazing success stories. We congratulate all of our students who participated.
Poetry and Public Speaking Finals
On Friday, 8th September we will be having our annual Poetry and Public Speaking school finals. All students, as part of the Talking and Listening component of the English Syllabus, present a poem to their class/grade. Each Stage selects a number of students to perform in our school finals. We congratulate all students on the work they have put into preparing their poems to present to their class.
Parents are invited to attend the finals next week.
Winners in each of the categories will participate in the Zone finals at St Carthage's on Friday 15th September.
Professional Development Days
Just a reminder that we have a Professional Learning Day (PUPIL FREE DAY) on Friday, 22nd September. Our last Professional Learning Day for 2023 will be on Monday 9th October.
Active Kids will be operating on these days. If you wish to take advantage of this service. Go to the Active Kids tab on our School Website for information on how to enrol and make a booking. We thank you for supporting us in our Professional
Updating Banking Details
We have had a few parents having trouble with paying for things via Compass. We have been asked to remind parents to check their banking details and update any expired cards as this may be what is causing these issues.
Congratulations to all the students who took part in the ICAS Assessment. We haven't received any certificates as of yet but you can access your child's results online. Once we receive the certificates we will get them to the students.
Year 6 News
Mr Matthews, Mrs Lynch, Mrs McFadden & Mr Gordon
English in Term 3
Year Six have been learning about persuasive texts.
We explored the text 'Memorial' written by Gary Crew and illustrated by Shaun Tan.
This text is about a Moreton Bay Fig tree, planted as a memorial to Australian soldiers killed in World War I. The tree looks set to be cut down by the local council. A young boy tells the moving story of the tree, as related by his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, each of whom has participated in wars over the years.
In response to this text, students wrote a letter, attempting to persuade the council not to cut down the tree.
Science in Term 3
In Science, we have been investigating how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources.
Perspective in Art