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This morning students and staff attended Mass as today is Ash Wednesday which is the first day of the season of Lent. The season of Lent begins the 40 day journey to the liturgical celebration of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. The distribution of ashes on our forehead at Mass today was a reminder that we journey both individually and communally in response to God’s call to be faithful to the gospel. During Lent we are encouraged to pray, fast and reach out to those in need.
During Mass students who will be receiving the sacraments of Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation made a commitment to the sacramental program and renewed their baptismal promises. Please keep our Year 3, 4 and 6 students in your prayers as they prepare to receive these beautiful sacraments.
On Friday Miss Dean’s Year 3 class demonstrated to us that they were well on the way in their preparation for First Reconciliation, by sharing their prayers for forgiveness and by thanking God for their conscience which they use to make good choices. It was obvious that the children had a good understanding of the meaning of reconciliation. The students have also been learning about Australia and everyone enjoyed their reader’s theatre enactment of the story of Professor McGungle and his encounters with Australian animals.
Thank you Year 3DP for sharing your learning with us.
Over the school holidays people were busy at work in the Adventure Playground area. We waited a long time for approval from the shire to erect the retaining wall which you will see from Cape Street and the laneway behind the play area. Once the wall was erected work could begin and during the holidays Mr Joe Mammoliti, who is a parent in the school, brought his bobcat in and levelled the ground and filled the back section of the playground so that we could achieve a level play space. Joe has done a fantastic job and we are very grateful for his work. Thank you Joe. We have also had reticulation replaced and trees and grass planted and the area is looking great. All this work was made possible through the funds raised at our school fete last year which was coordinated by Mrs Tania Cleverly who is also a parent in our school, and by you our parents who attended and supported the fete. Thank you Tania and all our wonderful parents. Sometimes it takes time to achieve our goals, but in the end it is all worthwhile and the children are loving the transformed play space.
Parents I appeal to you to not park in our disabled parking bays at the front of the school unless you have an ACROD parking sticker displayed on your windscreen. We have families who have students with disabilities who need to use these bays as their children have mobility issues. It really is unfair for able-bodied people to be occupying these bays. Please consider others before you park.
Over the next two weeks I will be kept busy interviewing prospective families for Three and Four Year Old Kindergarten. If you have a child due to start in either of these classes next year and you haven’t completed an enrolment form, please speak to the ladies in the office as soon as possible.
All families should have received a letter on Friday informing them that Mr Peter Cutrona has been appointed Principal of St Kieran commencing at the start of Term Two. Mr Cutrona is an experienced principal and we look forward to working with him and welcoming him into our community.