The Annual Book Week Parade took place on Thursday 26th August. The theme was ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’. The staff and children all participated with some fantastic costume and so many wonderful different books highlighted. Sadly, we were unable to welcome parents onsite due to COVID regulations for schools.
We continue to pray for the children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be on Tuesday 31st August at 6:30pm in the Church.
Candidates and their parents spent some time together at school preparing for the sacrament and discussing healing, renewal, relationships and connections.
Bishop Karol Kulczycki, Bishop of the Diocese of Pt. Pirie, visited St James School for the first time since becoming a Bishop. He was accompanied by Mrs Nichii Mardon—Director of Catholic Education Pt. Pirie. They visited on Friday 14th May. A Bishop’s visit is a special occasion for our school as he is our spiritual leader and guide for our Diocese. He was welcomed by the staff and students at a special assembly. He spoke about his childhood, his time as a priest and about being a Bishop. The students were able to ask the Bishop questions, which included;
What is your favourite colour?
Who is your boss?
Have you been to the Vatican and met the Pope?
The School Captains presented a gift pack with symbolic items from St James and the Jamestown region. Following the assembly, Bishop Karol and Nichii Mardon toured the school, meeting students in class. The Bishop was very impressed with our school and our very well behaved and calm students. It was a memorable occasion and we are grateful to have had a visit from Bishop Karol.