This Sunday we look forward to lighting the 3rd Advent candle, the candle of joy. This is otherwise known as the shepherd candle and reflects the little joys we experience while waiting for the arrival of Jesus at Christmas. Remember to look on the bright side of life, be kind to everyone we encounter as we wait for Christmas.
“God fills us with joy” Romans 15:13
Year 6 Graduation Mass is on tonight, 5pm at St Peter Chanel’s Church, 49 Weston Street, Yarralumla. All students must wear full school uniform.
Friday 11 December
Toy Appeal/Christmas Dress Up day is tomorrow.
Children should come dressed in a touch of Christmas, could be as simple as adding a Santa hat to their free uniform. Please remember a gift donation or if you would prefer, you can donate through the Qkr app. No need to wrap the gifts!
End of Year Mass will begin at 10.15am, 18 December in our school hall.
Tilly Stuart – Year 5/6 Gold
I decided to get my hair cut off for charity.
It all started when I was thinking about ways that I could help the environment. I had been worrying that I couldn’t do much as a kid, but then started to notice all the little things we can all do as individuals that could help at least a little bit.
I started writing a newsletter for the street I live in called ‘The Bailey Bugle’ (I live on Bailey Place!). In that newsletter I would include some interesting articles about the environment and how we can all do our bit to help. One of the things I wrote about was the Mauritius oil spill that I learnt about in class watching BTN. It happened on 25 July 2020 when an oil tanker ran aground on the Mauritius reef and spilled 4,000 metric tonnes of oil into the ocean. I discovered that one of the ways that helped clean the oil up from the ocean was a mixture of hay and hair!! Strange but true! I asked my street to remind their hairdressers to donate their clippings to oil spill clean up.
My mum was speaking to her hairdresser about this and he told her it was totally true and that his salon donated any clippings from the floor to this cause. He also said any really long hair was used to make wigs for people who may have lost their hair for different reasons like when undergoing cancer treatment.
So, I bugged my mum & dad to let me get my haircut and I finally got to do this on Thursday last week. There was lots of clippings on the floor from my haircut that are going to help with ocean oil spills and my long hair pieces are going to make wigs.
Here are some before and after pics!