We celebrated a beautiful Mass last Friday for The Assumption of Mary. Thank you to Fr Brian, Jed, Mikala and the R/1 class who prepared and led the Mass for us all. We prayed that the example of Mary the mother of Jesus will be an example to all of us to be caring, kind and loving, as well as strong, courageous and faithful.
At the conclusion of Mass we presented our 2019 St Mary MacKillop awards.
Congratulations to the recipients:
Eliza, Jaxon, Jessica, Joseph, Gus, Ellie, Lottie and Bentley
Recently the 4/5 class participated in planting trees in our community. We enjoy being a part of this community project every year. The 4/5 class have been learning in class about the legacy that we can leave for the future. Tree planting is a very real and important legacy to leave for own lifetime and for the future. Given that our term theme is about being at peace with creation, this was another reason that doing something for our environment is so fitting.
Thank you to Ellie S, Kerry S and the 4/5 students.
A big thank you to Mary D at Kelly Toyota for her organisation of the day. All we have to do is turn up and we are always well fed and have fun.
Save the date—Saturday 24th August from 8pm. Bring along something easy to add to the Grazing Table, bring your own drinks. Enjoy music by Jack Walton, chat and relax. All parents welcome!
Welcome back to students who were away at SAPSASA last week.
Football: Jack, Jaxon and Sam—Their team won 8 out of 10 games, finishing 2nd overall!
Netball: Div 4 Maggie—Her team won 5 games and lost 4.
Netball: Div 8 Bree, Abbie and Ruby—Their team won 4 games and lost 5.
Thanks to Sam R, Austin, Darcy and Callan and parents Narelle, Nicole and Sam; the Squash Dogs we enjoyed last Thursday were truly Super and Amazing! Well done to the group on raising $315.65!
From the 2/3 class, what we learnt on our excursion:
I learnt what the inside of an army tank is like because then we could actually see what was inside one. – Ellie
My favourite part was when we looked at the paddocks. We saw tractors and Mr Robinson and Mr Robinson started an engine. There is a Jelbart tractor. I saw old perfume bottles. – Sienna
We looked at some wheat, barley and vetch. I learnt that the name of the steam train they have is a Marshall. – Maggie
The model C case IH was made in 1939. I learnt that the army
tank was made in the US, that it fitted 6 soldiers in there and
the tank fought in World War 2. – Cooper
The first John Deere was a Model D. The name of the army
tank was a General Grant. My favourite part was
meeting the dogs. – Charlotte
We saw Daniel on his air seeder. We found little seeds.
Next we went to the canola field there was canola,
wheat and vetch. – Eliza
Last Friday we enjoyed one of the most special events on our school calendar— Mother’s Day celebrations! We gathered for a Liturgy in the Church, hosted for us by Mikala Gerloff, the R/1 students and Bridie and Sam our School Captains. Following the Liturgy our guests were invited to morning tea. The students thoroughly enjoyed this special time with their Mums, Grandmas, Aunties and special people in their lives. Thank you to Jed and Mikala for all of their preparations and organisation and to Bridget and Jodie who helped out so much with the morning tea. Thank you to everyone who attended our Mother’s Day celebration.
Last Friday we celebrated Mass which was hosted by the 4/5 class. It was our final school Mass with Fr Leon before he moves to his new Parish. We thanked and prayed for God’s blessing on Fr Leon as he leaves us. Sam and Bridie made a special presentation to Fr Leon of a booklet full of memories, signed by everyone in the school and a print of the mid-north countryside, to remind Fr Leon of his time here.
Thank you and well done to all the children of St James who respectfully, reverently and most beautifully took us through the events of Hoy Week on the last day of Term 1. This culminated with the 2/3 class recreating the ‘Resurrection’ of Jesus this afternoon. Thank you also to the Parents and Friends who kindly provided hot cross buns to all the children and visitors last term to assist our Easter celebrations. On behalf of everyone here at St James, we would like to thank the parents and family members who were able to come and support the children in their re-enactment of this important time in the church.