Happy Easter to all and a very warm welcome back to St. Thomas' School as we commence term two. The term that stands before us is set to be another busy one with many events, planned activities and curriculum undertakings already on the calendar. Be sure to be part of, and support, many of these upcoming happenings as together we strive to be a vibrant, relevant and supportive Catholic community here at St. Thomas'. One of the major events on our school calendar this term is our St. Thomas' fete on Sunday, 15th June.
Back to back with the great celebration of Easter we find ourselves this year marking ANZAC Day. A time to pray for peace in every corner of our world and a time to pray for those who have given so much of themselves in protecting the freedom of others. Our legacy is to live and model to our young people the virtues of self-sacrifice, resourcefulness, courage, determination, compassion and co-operation in our day to day toils.
God, source of all, we give thanks for the freedom and opportunity of choice that we have available to us in Australia, we express our gratitude and thanks to those who have sacrificed much, if not all, on our behalf. We pray for peace, freedom and justice for all. Amen.
God's blessings Lorraine Walker
Gala Day This day has been rescheduled from Term l when the day was rained out. All plans will go ahead as per the original schedule. The students know their teams and supervisor. We are hoping that the parents who volunteered to assist last term are able to assist this Thursday 24th April. If not, please let the office know as soon as possible to allow for other arrangements to be made.
Students will be transported to and from the venues - Wembley Park for Korfball and Bottomley Park for touch football - by buses. Students need to wear school sports uniforms, bring their hats, sunscreen, water bottles lunch or money for a drink and sausage sizzle (a fundraiser for the Seton College students participating in the Kokoda 96km charity walk in July).
P & F Meetings
This years P&F Meeting Dates are available here, or via the Important Dates section, in the left hand column, of this web page.
If you would like something tabled at a P&F meeting,pleaseensurethat you contact us at least two weeks prior so that it can be added to the agenda. If you have any questions about the P&F we can always be contacted through the email account firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entertainment Book fundraiser 2014/2015
Included in this week's Thomatalk is the brand new 2014/2015 Entertainment Book which is packed with hundreds of "up to 50% off" and "2 for 1 offers" for the best local restaurants, cafes, attractions and much more. This is the easiest fundraiser to participate in with 20% of every book sold going towards fundraising for our school community…. perfectly timed to start using over the school holidays! You can start using your book immediately by going online to purchase it
Last year, we raised in excess of $1,500.00 which went towards resources for our children. It would be wonderful to raise the same amount again this year! Thanks in advance for supporting this easy but extremely beneficial fundraiser.
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