Holy Week is the week preceding Easter and the final week of Lent. This year, Holy Week falls in the second week of holidays. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ, who died on Good Friday in reparation for the sins of mankind, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God's goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation.
Our students have been busy preparing for their part in the Holy Week events. I have spent some time with each class this week, looking closely at the Easter story. Each class participated in a lesson (with me) that looked at a particular part of Jesus’ final journey to Calvary. The Art Room will be set up next week as a “sacred space” for classes, staff, parents and friends to visit and view the work of students, as well as to retrace and reflect on the final footsteps of Jesus’ journey before his death and resurrection. We will also be hosting a Liturgy on the last day of term, beginning at 9am. We hope you can join us.