During this fifth week of Lent, the gospel readings are about courage and commitment.
In this week’s scripture, we hear about Thomas, who is well known to be the doubter. After Jesus’ death and Resurrection he refused to accept that the other Apostles actually saw Jesus. But even though he is well known for his act of doubting, we should not miss the courage and resolve he had in that moment. At that moment, he was willing to go with Jesus to face His persecution and death. Thomas’ message for us is that even when we make mistakes or fail, it is important that we try again.
Harmony Day Free Dress
Well done to all of the students in Year 3 and 5 who completed the NAPLAN assessments over the last fortnight. Results for these will be shared later in the year.
P&F Easter Egg Raffle
Thank you to all of the families who have been able to donate some Easter Eggs, in support of the P&F Easter Raffle. With 2 weeks to go, the more donations we can get for this will add to the value and excitement when winning names are drawn from the raffle, so please, keep them coming in.
Easter Raffle tickets went out to families last week, with some already being purchased and returned, which is great. Extra raffle tickets can be collected from the office, if families require more. And remember, the more tickets you purchase, the higher the chance of winning one of the fantastic Easter Raffle prizes.
Beginning next term, we have 2 new Education Aids beginning in the school. We welcome Ms Stephanie Scarfe and Mrs Emma Nie (Dell) to St Damien’s and we hope they have a smooth and enjoyable transition working in the school.
MCC Parent Presentation
Barefoot Bowls Night
It is the last call for all dads and male role models of the St Damien’s school community to join us for a ‘Barefoot Bowls Night’, on Friday 24 March. Please take the time to read the flyer and register your participation for this event.
Congratulations to Hamish O’Donnell, from Year 6, for being selected to represent ‘Shootzone’ at the 3×3 National Championship in Melbourne next month! He has been working super hard at a basketball development squad and as recognition of his efforts and hard work he has been rewarded. Best of luck, Hamish!
The P&F’s AFL footy tipping competition got off to a flying start last week. Well done to ‘Mandurah Mazda’ for winning the first round of tips and sitting on top of the tipping ladder. I am in a solid 3rd place at the moment; it is a long season and I certainly do not want to peak too early. Good luck to all tipsters for round 2 of the season.
Work has continued at a steady rate over the past week or so on the carpark project at the back of the school. The site has almost been fully cleared and drainage has been installed. More fill will come in over the next week, where hopefully the retaining walls, curbing and bitumen will begin to be laid prior to the end of term.
Parents are encouraged to visit the school’s term planner on a regular basis to ensure you are informed about upcoming events during the year. The term planner can be accessed by clicking on the following link: School Events Calendar