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As is typical of graduation celebrations, there were speeches and presentations. It was with great pride that we acknowledge the following award winners...
Come along to hear your children sing a variety of Christmas carols, you will be fully entertained.
A barbecue, churros, coffee and soft drink stand will be available this year for you to purchase your meal needs or alternatively you can bring your own picnic style dinner.
“Communion opens and unites us to all those who are one in Jesus Christ. Here is the wonder of Communion: we become what we receive!”
How wonderful! We have now completed our Sacrament Program for 2018.Two Confirmations and seven very special First Holy Communions have been celebrated over the past three weeks whereby eighty children have completed the Rites of Initiation to become full members of the church. Each ceremony was moving (I had a tear in my eye at each one) and how proud were our children! Congratulations.
There are so many people to thank: Our welcoming, caring and pastoral priests: Fr Philip, Fr John, Fr Paul and Fr Krish. We are blessed to have spiritual guides who can make all of us feel so loved. Our wonderful teachers: Mrs Izzo, Ms Muir, Mrs Clark, Mrs Lintern and Mrs Conlon, who accompanied the children on their faith journey and ensured the smooth running of our ceremonies. Thank you to all the musicians from school and the parish who contributed their gift of music to our liturgical celebrations, especially Mrs Turner and Mrs Wedding. Next, our Home Group Leaders, host families, volunteers, from other year levels, who hosted our supper following our liturgies; your generosity and commitment to our Sacrament Program is appreciated.
At 4:20am on Wednesday 5 September, all of the middle school students had to meet at Adelaide Airport for an early morning flight to Canberra.
Some of the amazing sights we visited during our first day in Canberra included the lookout at Mount Ainslie, the Royal Australian mint (where they make all of the coins for Australia and all country around Australia), the High Court (where we were able to experience what it was like to be in an actual court room and the Australian Institute of Sport (where many of the top level sports stars train).
We were blessed with fine weather for our annual Book Week parade.
Students and staff looked fantastic in their costumes, which many connected to this year’s theme, ‘Find your Treasure’ or to a character from a special book.
It is a time of celebration, fun and valuing the importance of the wonderful books we have in our library.
Last Wednesday the Year 4 classes held a “Travel Expo”, where they presented the research work on a country of their choice. Everyone also construct a model of a famous landmark or environment from that particular country. Many students also brought traditional foods for tasting and dressed in traditional clothing. There was a positive buzz in the rooms.
SAPSASA Metro Cross Country Carnival
On Thursday 7 June, 12 students from Star of the Sea attended the Metro Cross Country Carnival at Oakbank to represent Airport Districts. All students did very well, with a couple being within the top 20 runners for their events. Congratulations to all on your achievements.
SACPSSA Athletics Carnival
On Monday 18 June 2018, 44 students attended Santos Stadium for the Section 1 Catholic Schools Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to all students on their efforts particularly;
Jessica Burton who won the U10 Girls Individual Age Champion
Erin O’Shea who won the U11 Girls Individual Age Champion
Hayley Conlon who won the Senior Girls Individual Age Champion
U10 Girls who won the U10 Girls Age Champion
U11 Girls who won the U11 Girls Age Champion
Finally, the girls overall who came Runners up in the Section 1 girls carnival.
Love in a Bag
Thank you for your kindness in supporting this SRC initiative. If we can all do a little it makes so much difference. The 80s casual day was also a great success and a lot of fun, raising $563 for Love in the Bag.
Have you heard of the ripple effect? One small smile can lead to another smile, or a small act of kindness and so on it goes. Recently with my broken arm in its cast I came across a man who had dropped something. He was in a wheelchair. I stopped to help him, but didn’t have enough dexterity to pick up the item and dropped my own jacket, so someone else stopped to help and we all ended up having a jolly good laugh! I don’t know what the other shoppers in Rundle mall must have thought.
Henley Parish Playgroup is a place for you to gather with other parents and caregivers, where your children can play with you in a facilitated environment.
Our Playgroup runs in our Church Hall on Tuesday mornings during the school term, beginning at 9:30 and finishing at 11am.
Activities offered during Playgroup include: painting, play dough, craft activities, construction play, imaginative play, music time, story time and more. Playgroup is both enjoyable and beneficial. It is an excellent opportunity for your children to experience group activities, learn to socialise and play in a range of situations. It also gives you the chance to meet other parents, grandparents and carers, make friends and share parenting ideas. You are welcome to come and join us and we look forward to sharing many fun times together!
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