COLOUR EXPLOSION SCHOOL FUN RUN
On Thursday 2 April, the Primary Campus hosted an inaugural ‘Colour Explosion School Fun Run’. All Reception to Year 6 students participated in the run, with the purpose of the event being to bring the school community together as an act of service during Lent. The school’s fundraising efforts were enormous raising over $11,000 to support Catholic charities abroad. It was hard to determine who had more fun during the event, the staff who got to pour the coloured powder on the students, or the students who ran through it!
Miss Annabel Lampard and Mr Dion Gazzettas, Health and Physical Education Teachers – Primary
THE STORY OF EASTER
The story of Easter is the most significant time in the Christian calendar. It is the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. It is a special story of faith, hope and love that we celebrate as a school community. It is a special story that begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until Holy Week.
During this time, our students attended Lenten Liturgies, prayed a little more, gave up something they like, showed more kindness and helped those in need. Through reflection, prayer, penance and giving to others, especially to our poor brothers and sisters around the world, we journey with Jesus and reflect on our relationship with God, self, the community and creation.
Every year, our school supports the work of Caritas Australia through the Project Compassion Lenten Challenge, inspiring our students to “Be More” for a more just and compassionate world.
For our Year 4 to 6 students who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation on 31 March, Easter is a time for recognising our need for forgiveness and healing, for beginning again, and for healing relationships. We recall Jesus’ words that whenever we do something good, kind or thoughtful to someone else, we are doing it for him (Matthew 25:34-36).
The children in Reception to Year 2 learnt about Lent and the Mystery of Easter through Bible stories, picture books, songs, art and Godly Play that nurture their natural sense of awe and wonder. They used symbols and colour to retell the Easter story.
The St Michael’s College staff wish to thank you for your ongoing commitment in supporting Project Compassion and wish you a happy and safe break. May we continue to live out the true meaning of Easter with faith, hope and love.
Mrs Patrizia Puglia, Religious Education Coordinator
Sacrament of Reconciliation
22 students from the Primary Campus celebrated their Sacrament of Reconciliation. We congratulate the students for taking this important step in their faith journey. Term 2 will see students celebrate their Sacrament of Confirmation.
Mr Mitchell Boulton and Mr Ray Becker
Reception students role play Palm Sunday
Jesus rode a donkey into the city of Jerusalem. People were so happy to see Jesus. They waved palm branches and shouted, “Hosanna”.
Miss Madeline Cole
Our Lenten Promises
At the beginning of Lent, Reception students made promises to be like Jesus. Joshua R said, “for Lent I promise to help my mum”. Nate said, “For Lent, I promise to give money to the poor”.
Miss Vanessa Morelli
The Year 4 students helped their Reception buddies create a mosaic cross.
Ms Cathy Gaffney and Miss Vanessa Morelli
Godly Play: The Mystery of Easter
Purple is the colour of kings. We are getting ready for a king who is coming and then going and then coming again. We are getting ready for the Mystery of Easter.
Miss Madeline Cole and Mrs Annette Woolford
Using the app ‘Sketches’, students created Lenten Reflections.
Ms Kate Tyrwhitt