This Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, the days during which we journey with Jesus on his way of the cross and anticipate his Resurrection on Easter. The gospel reading begins with the procession with palms to remind us of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. This precedes upcoming events of the week ahead, which include Holy Thursday’s Last Supper, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, and the Easter Vigil celebrating Jesus’ resurrection.
Inter School Swimming Carnival
Next Monday 3 April, selected students from Years 4 to 6 will be competing in the PSSA A Division Inter School Swimming Carnival, at the MARC. The students have been training two afternoons a week in preparation for the carnival and we wish them all the very best of luck as the do their best for the school. A huge thank you goes to Miss Sanders for her efforts in organising and preparing the team and for running the after-school swimming training sessions for the students.
Over the past fortnight families of the school have been generously donating to the school’s P&F Easter Raffle. All tickets and donations need to be in by tomorrow, Friday 31 March, to be in the draw. We thank all families who have contributed to the Easter raffle, which will be drawn at 8:45am during the morning assembly on the last day of term, Thursday 6 April.
School Closure Day: Monday 24 April
MCC Parent Presentation
Today, students in Year 3 participated in a Retreat Day, in preparation for their celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation next Tuesday 4 April. The students got to engage in different activities with Carl Brown, focusing on the importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how this is an important step in their journey of faith and life.
Barefoot Bowls Night
Well done to all of the dads who were able to come along and enjoy a night of ‘Barefoot Bowls Night’, last Friday night. Thanks to Mark Chalwell for organising this event. The St Damien’s Dad’s Club are planning for more events to occur throughout the year, so keep an eye out form when the next invitation appears.
Congratulations to Alice Mather, from Year 6, for being selected to represent ‘Shootzone’ at the 3×3 National Championship in Melbourne next month! She has been working super hard at a basketball development squad and as recognition of her efforts and hard work she has been rewarded. Best of luck, Alice!
Friday Morning Assembly
There is a whole school assembly this Friday 31 March, beginning at 8:45am in the hall. During the assembly, the Year 4 class will be presenting an item. At the assembly, St Damien’s and Principal Awards will be presented to the deserved students. All parents and friends of the school are welcome to come along and enjoy the assembly.
Work has continued at a steady rate over the past week or so on the carpark project at the back of the school. Soak wells have been installed and levels have been worked on and compacted this week. In the coming weeks, the retaining walls, curbing and bitumen will begin to be laid.
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