CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 27th July - 2nd August this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.
The theme for this year's celebrations is: Come, live life in all its fullness. This inspirational call is based on the Gospel of John (10:10), challenging those who answer it to "live fully". Reflecting this Gospel call, our school, like all Catholic schools, strives to provide a learning experience through which every young person has the opportunity to reach their full human potential - spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, culturally and physically - and know what it means to engage in all that life has to offer.
There are 296 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 143,000 students and employ almost 17,000 teachers and staff, so marking the significance of Catholic education in Queensland is truly a celebration.
During Catholic Education Week we, at St. Thomas' School, will be involved in the following: joining in the celebration of Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday; our School's External Review on Wednesday; Grandparents morning in Prep on Thursday and of course our St. Thomas' Inter-house Athletics Carnival on Friday, 1st August.
For more information about Catholic Education Week please click here to see this week's newsletter.
Our annual inter-house carnival will be held Friday 1st August at Villanova Park, Tingalpa. All students will travel to the venue on buses from school. Letters regarding the carnival have been sent out. Thank you to the number of parents who have been able to offer assistance for various roles on the day. Please come to the recording tent before the start of races to confirm your job for the day.
From this carnival an inter-school team will be selected to represent St Thomas' at the Zone 2 carnival. All students will be expected to train for the carnival. Track training will take place before school, with relay practice and some field event training taking place during lunch times. Long jump practice will take place before school on a day to be determined.
For more information about the Athletics Carnival please click here to see this week's newsletter.
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, please ensure that 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.
Sacrament of Penance
For any child who is in Year 4 or above and wishes to begin Sacramental Preparation, we will be commencing with the Sacrament of Penance. There will be enrolment Masses on the weekend of 26/27th July 2014 and preparation will begin with a workshop on Saturday, 2nd August at 3.00pm.
The Sacrament of Penance Rite will be held on Saturday, 6th September at 3.00 pm. If you are interested, please contact Lisa McKerr at the Parish Office on 3398 1154.
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