Tomorrow afternoon we will be having a Colour Run followed by a Sundowner to celebrate Father’s Day. All dads/significant men/ grandads/uncles/older brothers/mums etc are encouraged to come along and run alongside the children and embrace the colour that is thrown upon them by the spectators. The children may change into light coloured clothes for this run, but I strongly encourage them to bring along a towel to use after so they can get changed back into their Sport’s uniform before going home, particularly those children catching busses. Children who remain in their school uniform will not be permitted to run. The Colour Run will commence at 2:15pm on the oval.
Our Year 5 students set off on their camp yesterday, where they will spend 3 days developing their leadership skills, experiencing new activities that may challenge them and learning about the local history of the Busselton/Margaret River area. They spent yesterday visiting the Busselton museum and visiting the Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory. A huge thank you to Mr McDonald for his organisation of this camp along with the assistance of the parent helpers, Mr Kris Innes, Mrs Rebecca Lutton, Mrs Natasha Schumann and Mrs Karen Twomey. We wish all our Year 5 students a wonderful time!
Today, our Year 4 students travelled to Augusta for a retreat to learn more about the Sacrament of Eucharist. They completed many different activities which helped strengthen their understanding of this special meal Jesus gave us, before they receive the Sacrament this Sunday 20th August at 10:00am. These children, with the help and support of their parents and teachers, have been preparing for some time now to make this commitment to Jesus and deepen their relationship and connection to Him.
On Tuesday morning, the school gathered to celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Feast Day. The Year 1 students led this liturgy and reminded the school about who St Mary MacKillop was and the important part she played in establishing Catholic education in Australia and the establishment of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites) – otherwise known as ‘The Brown Joeys’. The original Catholic school in Margaret River was established by the Josephites and was known as St Joseph Convent school. In 1993, it became what is now known as St Thomas More Catholic Primary School! St Mary MacKillop had a saying – ‘Never see a need without doing something about it’, which features in our school prayer. This certainly still stands true today, and something we continually try to reinforce with our students.
Well done to all the parents and students who helped lead this liturgy and to Miss Farano for her organization.