Catholic Life 2023-2024
Parent Pray and Stay
Sister Irene and Sister Michela led 'Parent Pray and Stay' at the end of the school day.
Sister Irene and Sister Michela worked with children in reception and year 5 to make their Bambinelli. They talked with the children about traditions in Italy.
Father Peter went to each of the classes to bless the Bambinelli. Each child took their baby Jesus home.
Dinner time prayer groups
Sister Irene and Sister Michela led two lunchtime prayer groups. The children learnt songs with actions; they listened to Scripture and shared their own personal prayer
The Faith Ambassadors arrange the Nativity scene in the entrance hall
Advent displays and prayer areas
Altar Server Retreat
Mr Lysaght led the retreat. The pupil were given a picture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Mr Lysaght asked, "What does a bridge need to be able to stand up and carry people or loads?"
We found that each part of a bridge was necessary and has a role in holding a bridge up and carrying people and loads.
The pupil were given the task on making a bridge with Lego, which stood up and could carry people or loads.
Altar servers met members of the parish knitting group
Altar Server Retreat at St.Teresa's Church
Entrance prayer area Advent 2023
Saint Andrew 30th November
RE Parent Workshop
Faith Ambassadors evaluate their own prayer and liturgy
Faith Ambassadors put the School Motto into Communicate in Print
Year 3 Mass
Year 3 children led their first Mass. All pupil read clearly and with confidence. In Mass we prayed for all people who had died.
November the Month of the Holy Souls
The Faith Ambassadors asked parents to send in a photo or drawing of a person who had died, so they would remembered in prayer during the month of November.
Parent stay and pray
Parents were invited to join with a 'Stay and Pray' session at the end of the day.
Lunch time prayer session
Saint Augustine said, " He who sings, prays twice."
The children learnt a song with actions. Then each child shared their prayer intention and placed a candle on the prayer table. The children then prayed a decade of the Rosary.
Sister Miriam and Sister Irene worked with children in Reception, year 2 and year 5
Sister Miriam and Sister Irene led morning staff prayer
Sister Miriam read John 11:17-27 Jesus the Resurrection and the Life.
Jesus said to her, " I am the resurrection and the life . Those who believe in me will live, even though they die; and all those who live and believe in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
"Yes, Lord!" she answered.
Faith Ambassadors led a decade of the Rosary 27.10.23
Pope Francis invited everyone to fast and pray for peace.
Fast from worry and trust in God.
Fast from unkind words use kind words.
Do you need peace in your friendships?
Do you need peace in your family?
Where else would you ask for peace?
Sisters Minor of Saint Francis 27.10.23
Sisters Minor of Saint Francis led a staff prayer service in the morning. They met with Reception class and taught them a new song, My God Loves Me. Sister Miriam and Sister Michela worked with the children to make Saint Teresa statues.
Year 4 Mass 27.10.23 9:15
Year 4 class led whole school Mass. We had pupil playing the flute, Mrs Paciorek playing violin and Sister Miriam playing the guitar. The the singing and music was fantastic.
Y5 Harvest Mass 19.10.23 9:15
Year 2 Faith Ambassadors led a decade of the Rosary
The Year 2 Faith Ambassadors led a decade of the Rosary. We joined one million children throughout the world, who said a decade of the Rosary for peace. This was organised by Aid to the Church in Need.
Key Stage Two Faith Ambassadors planned and led a decade of the Rosary 13.10.23
The Faith Ambassadors from Key Stage 2, planned and led a decade of the Rosary to the whole school. They chose the fourth Sorrowful Mystery. They asked us to think of everyone in the world who also carries a cross.
Faith Ambassadors planned and led a decade of the Rosary 6.10.23
The Faith Ambassadors planned and led a decade of the Rosary to the whole school. They chose the fifth Sorrowful Mystery, the Crucifixion.
St.Teresa's Feast Day 1st October
The whole school celebrated Saint Teresa's feast day on Monday. The whole school gathered in the hall at the end of the day to share what they had learnt and made.
Reception made pictures of Saint Teresa. Year 1 made flowers out of different materials. Year 2 made sacrifice beads. Every time they made a sacrifice for somebody else they moved the bead along. Year 3 planted flowers. Year 4 made a picture of Saint Teresa and decorated the frame with flowers. Year 5 made a jigsaw of an image of Saint Teresa and linked it to her actions. Year 6 planted flowers and decorated the pots with quotes from Saint Teresa.
First School Mass September 2023
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