WELCOME FROM THE APRE
Welcome to our first full week of the school year! The students have settled well into their classes, and the teachers have been working hard to get to know each student, both as a person and as a learner.
Last Friday, we celebrated our first Mass for 2016 as a school community. The students participated very well and itwas a very enjoyable way to officially come together to start the year.
Our other official welcome to the school year is the Welcome BBQ, which takes place on Friday 5th February at 6pm. All families are invited to join us.
Tuesday 9th February is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday. It is the last day before the season of Lent begins in the Church. As Lent is traditionally a time of fasting and avoiding excessive indulgences, Shrove Tuesday represents the last opportunity for people to have a feast before Lent. In the past, many families would make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up ingredients like eggs and dairy, which were forbidden during Lent.
We will make pancakes at school on Tuesday and participate in the ‘Race for the Golden Pancake’ from 2pm, and families are most welcome to join us for this exciting event. We will then celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at 9am next Wednesday, to mark the beginning of Lent.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
Please join us for the Parent Information Sessions on Thursday evening, 11th February. Please find below a list of times for each class. Tea, coffee and nibbles will be provided for any parents who may have a break between presentations. If for any reason you can’t make it please see the classroom teacher following the presentation as they will be happy to take you through all of the points shared.
Year 3 – 5pm
Years 4/5/6 – 5:30pm
Prep – 6 pm
Year 1/2 – 6:30pm
GET STARTED VOUCHERS
Attached to today’s newsletter is information on Round 7 of the Get Started Vouchers which is currently open. Get Started Vouchers are part of the Qld government “Get in the Game” initiative to support sport and active recreation at the grassroots level. A maximum of $150 per voucher is available to eligible children and young people to help pay the cost of sport or recreation membership and/or participation fees. For further information about the vouchers, please contact the office, or visit