Term 1, Week 10 School Newsletter.
News from the Principal
Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion. It is the most significant event of the Christian calendar.
On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion. His body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave. The tomb was guarded and an enormous stone was put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body. On the following Sunday, some women visited the grave and found that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty. Jesus himself was seen that day, and for days afterwards by many people. His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead.
Easter celebrates the promise of life in the face of death. Easter celebrations also reflect on peace and forgiveness which has come out of aggression. It is also a time for thinking about suffering, injustice and hardship. During Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus's suffering and on his words spoken from the cross: 'Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.' Easter is a time for all of us to take stock and examine our lives and relationships. It is a time of helping others and of seeing a need and fulfilling it.
Today we will be sending home raffle tickets for our Easter Raffle. We will drawing our Easter raffle next Thursday 7th April, after our Easter Liturgy and Easter Bonnet Parade. We ask that families please return all raffle tickets by Wednesday 6th April. Raffle proceeds will be donated to Caritas to assist with the Ukraine crisis.
There is also a hard copy of the swimming/gymnastics permission form for completion and a permission slip for the Year 5/6 camp.
We have had many wonderful sports celebrations in the last few weeks and I sincerely thank the families, staff and most importantly the children. I could not be prouder of their sportsmanship, behaviour and participation.
We congratulate our children who are participating in the Reconciliation Program. Aiden, Angela, Macy, Rose and Elle received the Sacrament of Reconciliation last week.
Twilight Sports Gallery
Please place orders for Scholastic Book Club on or before Friday 1st April.