Last night we gathered at the Cathedral to celebrate First Eucharist. The children participated beautifully in their preparation, showing that they were ready for this important step. Fr Trenton reminded us all that the Eucharist is an outward sign of an inner transformation and that the Body of Christ is food for our spirit. He explained that the Eucharist is like gazing at Jesus, in the same way that a young child looks back to check that their parent is still watching, looking for reassurance and comfort.
The children reflected this morning on their experiences noting that they were very excited, nervous and happy leading up to last night’s First Eucharist. Many described their feelings of closeness to God and a personal change of heart. Here are just some of the reflections from the children today:
“I felt overwhelmed, like the Holy Spirit had wrapped me in a protective cloak. It also means that I just got one step closer to God.” Elizabeth
“When I took the blessed bread I felt like I was doing Jesus’ actions. I felt happy I was making my First Communion with my family and friends. What it means for me is being part of the community.” Audrey
“My Eucharist was nourishing and calming. I felt that God is closer to me now and I thought the Lord was always there for me. I feel more connected to God. What it means to me, is to be humble.” Bob
“When I got my Eucharist it meant that I was receiving God’s nourishment so that I can carry out God’s mission.” Ruri
Mrs Ryan, Mrs Mangeruca and I are very proud of all the candidates and their classmates who have also supported them on their journey. Well done kids!
From next year, we are hopeful that many school events will return and we will eventually be business as usual.
During COVID, many WWVP cards will have expired as volunteers were not on site.
Cards have been extended due to the pandemic but in preparation for next year, please check your expiry date and update your card if necessary. We look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.
If you have updated your card recently and have not updated your information held at the school, could you please come into the front office so a copy of the new card can be made and kept on file.
The following students received an award in Week 3:
|Kindergarten||Annabelle, Zoe, Oscar|
|Year 1||Ilan, Zoe, Anastasia|
|Year 2||Daisy, Elizabeth, Robert, Alfie|
|Year 3||Will, Hugo, Liam|
|Year 4||Georgia, Audrey|
|Year 5/6B||Victoria, Saffy, Matilda|
|Year 5/6G||Timmy, Gabriela, Audrey, Clara|
WALK IN LOVE AND PEACE AWARDS
|Benedict||Victoria Mc, Peyton|
|Scholastica||Asher, Gus, Daniel S|
Spring School Holidays Tennis Clinic, Red Hill Tennis Club, Astrolabe St. Red Hill.
Monday Sept 28 to Friday Oct 2. 8am-1pm HALF DAY, 8am-6pm FULL DAY ✅100% refund after Monday if not continuing. FULL DAY, less than $5/hr.
From kindergarten kids to 17 yrs of all standards. Full stroke development and 1st timer’s/beginners will be serving over-arm by end of Clinic!
Well trained and well credentialled coaching team. Afternoon doubles training and tournament’s. Trophy singles tournament and McDonald’s lunch on Friday for full day pupils. Great range of lunchtime activities. Games, heaps of fun and prizes galore!
Enrolment forms at school reception or please phone professionally qualified level 2 tennis coach Matt McDonald on 0412 565 137.