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Month: March 2018

Year 4 Taster Day at Mater Christi

Year 4 Taster Day at Mater Christi

Last Friday we had the pleasure of visiting Mater Christi College. What a day we had! Our day was filled with fun and enjoyable activities. Some of these activities were sport, science experiments and a Monopoly race around the school, just to name a few. These beautiful little ladies participated so confidently and enthusiastically in all tasks. Thank you for a wonderful day!

 

Holy Week Play

Holy Week Play

Today the school remembered the events that took place during Holy Week. Students in Years 3-6 gave up their time to take part in the Holy Week Play. They had to practise at lunch times with Mrs Casinelli and the RE leaders. It was a really special  time and everyone was very respectful and reverent. Here is some photos of this special event.

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Easter Blessings!

Easter Blessings!

In the lead up to the Easter season, the Grade 3/4s have been learning about the importance of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday as part of the Easter Story. We reflected on Christ’s actions in the lead up to his crucifixion and also considered what Jesus’s resurrection means for us. We enjoyed watching the Holy Week Reflection drama presented to the whole school by various students. We thank Mrs Cascianelli for organising this special learning experience for us as well as all the students involved. We have also prepared our Easter baskets ready for the Easter Bunny to hop into our rooms!

We wish you all a safe and blessed Easter break. We look forward to learning lots again next term!

St. Patrick’s Day CEM mass

St. Patrick’s Day CEM mass

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the RE and school leaders went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the city. It was a fun day and it was a great experience to hear and see a mass done so traditionally.

Sienna- I found it interesting that we sang every response. But my favourite was seeing the huge musical organ. I also liked seeing our Archbishop Denis Hart, he seems really friendly.

Ellise- I enjoyed it when I first walked in and saw all the artwork but my favourite was seeing the marble altar and tiles, it had the perfect amount of pink.

James- I liked the design and actual architecture of the cathedral. It took many, many years to build starting way back in 1858. It is a huge building with super high ceiling arches. I found the Latin writing really interesting and I wondered what it meant. There was also a great art piece towards the front of the altar of Mary and Jesus made from gold.

Patrick- I liked the stained glass windows at the entrance of the cathedral. It was huge and colourful.

Jayden- I found the outfit of Archbishop Denis Hart interesting, I thought the crook looked really cool.

I also really liked the lectern, it looked like it was an eagle and seemed to be made out of gold.

Our day out at the Grand Prix

Our day out at the Grand Prix

Today (Friday 23 March) ten students from the 5/6 level were lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to the grand prix for a day. Whilst we were there we focused on learning about STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths].  We got to look at Formula 1 cars and saw how they work. There was a VR station that had different modes and there was a robot that danced to music. We saw a lot of drones and we got to race ozobots. While we were waiting for the race to start we saw some airplanes that did loops and cool tricks overhead. We learnt lots about engineering and how a car works and most importantly we had lots of fun. We thank Mr. Natoli and Mr. B for giving us the opportunity to go to such a wonderful day.

Here we are in action …..

 

An exciting weekend of Art Shows

An exciting weekend of Art Shows

Last weekend I attended the Catholic Education Visual Arts Exhibition 2018 on Saturday  and the Knox Council Community Art Show on Sunday. Work from four of our students was displayed at each Art Show. It was wonderful to see the work from other students from schools throughout the  State and the local community.

I am very pleased to share the news that Tina Siu (Grade 6 2017) won first place for her pastel drawing in the Grade Five and Six section at the Knox Art Show. Congratulations Tina 👍

Tina’s Art work

Some of the work from the CEM Visual Art Exhibition

   

HT’s First Aid Day

HT’s First Aid Day

On Wednesday the 21st of March the whole school participated in a First Aid Day. The sessions involved us learning about helping other’s with their health though calling triple 0 in an emergency, putting an injured person in the recovery position and doing chest compressions if they are seriously hurt. We were lucky enough to participate in this day because we are learning about our wellbeing and looking after our bodies. This is some of the students in action …….