Please be aware that the there is a public holiday on Wednesday, 16th August (Exhibition Holiday). School will resume on Thursday, 17th August.
Yesterday, Tuesday 8th August was the feast of St Mary of the Cross. I, with four student leaders, Rosie, Isabelle, Ciara and Evie, attended the Mass con-celebrated at St Stephen’s Cathedral in the city. The singing was led by a choir of many Catholic primary and secondary students – most stirring. We are truly blessed to have as our first Australian saint such a wonderful role model for us all. Life for her was not easy and she suffered greatly especially in the last years of her life. This only managed to strengthen her faith not diminish it. The Archbishop, Mark Coleridge asked the congregation these two questions – Where did it ‘all’ come from? and How did she make it happen? Mary had strength, courage, determination, stamina to name a few attributes. The answers are the same but he reminded us that we must not forget the primary driving force - Mary’s faith. She trusted implicitly that God would provide even when circumstances were most dire – God would make it happen!
Woolworths Earn and Learn is on again, for every $10 you spend in Woolworths, you will receive a sticker. Simply put the stickers on a Woolworths Earn & Learn sticker sheet. Once completed, place the sticker sheet in the collection box, either in our school office or at your local Woolworths. The collection bin will be marked with our school name. These stickers contribute towards fantastic educational resources for our school. Don’t forget to remind relatives and family friends to save their stickers for us too.
Father's Day Stall St Thomas’ annual Father’s Day Stall will be held on Friday 1st September 2017 and we are seeking donations from each family to help make our stall a success. Some ideas for donations include toiletry items, pens, B items puzzles, socks, chocolates/food treats, (coffee or beer) mugs, and stationery. Gift donations can be dropped into the school office for collection. With Father’s Day only 4 weeks away we would love to receive your donations as soon as possible to allow time for wrapping and packaging the gifts for sale. Alternatively this year you can make a monetary donation via the flexischools online ordering system and we will take care of the shopping for you! The Father's Day Stall is a great fundraising opportunity and the kids LOVE choosing a present for their special super hero. Thanks in advance for your support.
THOMMIE'S GOT TALENT
This year we are celebrating the many talents of the students at St Thomas’ School with a show called “Thommie’s Got Talent”.
There will be both individual and group performances and you can nominate to audition for one individual, one group, or one group and one individual performance.
The Year 6 leaders will bring nomination forms to your classrooms. If you are nominating for a group performance, you can have a maximum of four people in your act and only one form is completed. Please include all group member’s names on the one form. Nomination forms for the auditions close on Thursday, 27th July and the Year 6 leaders will come to your classrooms to collect them. Auditions will begin in the hall on Monday, 31st July with the finalists announced on Friday 18th August.
If you are lucky enough to make the finals, you will perform your act in front of the whole school in the “Thommie’s Got Talent” show, which is on Wednesday, 6th September as part of our Foundation Day celebrations. This show will be in place of our whole school assembly. It commences at 2pm in the Noble Tree Centre Hall.
Entry for all students and parents/guardians is by gold coin donation. There are prizes to win! Remember the entry categories are: Singing… dancing… instrumental performances,…drama performances… and poetry or verse recital. Good Luck! Year 6 Leaders of 2017