CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 23 - 29 July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Sharing the Journey.
Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.
During Catholic Education Week 2017, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate how they are sharing the journey. There are 302 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 146,000 students and employ more than 18,500 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way.
Our school is planning a number of activities during the week (please refer to details below) and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us. I thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2017.
Catholic Education Week Activities and Events at St Benedict’s
Combined Schools Mass: Next Tuesday 25 July our Year 6 students will attend the Capricorn Coast Catholic Schools’ Mass. This mass celebrates Catholic Education Week here on the coast and is hosted by St Ursula’s College, St Brendan’s College, Sacred Heart and St Benedict’s. This year we are celebrating a special milestone, 100 years of Catholic Education on the Capricorn Coast. Our Mass this year will be held at St Ursula’s as this is where the first Catholic School was opened in 1917 by the Presentation Sisters. A letter has been sent home today with further details for our Year 6 students.
Miss Leesa Jeffcoat visit: Miss Jeffcoat will be visiting us next Tuesday during Catholic Education Week following the celebration at St Ursuala’s. Miss Jeffcoat will spend time working the Leadership Team and visit some classrooms. We look forward to welcoming Miss Jeffcoat to St Benedict’s for her visit.
Random Act of Kindness Morning Tea and Assembly: Next Friday 28 July we will host morning tea for our families, grandparents and friends - please bring along any ‘oldies’ who may like a morning out! Entertainment will be provided by our Prep classes and morning tea will be served by our Year 6 students. Please come along and enjoy some Benedictine hospitality in our beautiful gardens.
St Brendan’s Dancers: On Friday morning we welcome the St Brendan’s Indigenous Dancers. The boys will perform for our school and at our morning tea. Thanks to Mr Peter Bartlett and the boys for their time we look forward to their performance.
FABULOUS FAIRY-TALES IN YEAR 2M
Year 2M has been honing their literacy skills in Term 3. We will be retelling fairy-tales through written stories, artwork and drama! Students have enjoyed the story of Little Red Riding Hood and have begun some beautiful artwork to illustrate their imaginative stories.
We have also been investigating push and pull toys and how different forces affect the motion of objects. We will be making paper planes later in the term, measuring how far they fly with different push forces, then publishing our results using digital technologies.
We have had a fun filled week of learning fun in Year 2! We were lucky to have Father Noel visit our classroom as part of our Baptism unit. We role played a baptismal ceremony with Mary, the baby doll being baptised. Michaela and Thomas played the mum and dad with Charlie and Sarah as the Godparents. Thank you Father Noel for enriching our learning journey!
2018 PREP ENROLMENTS
Names are being taken for the 2018 Prep Year (children born 1/7/2012 – 30/6/2013). Please register at the school office if you have a child who will be attending St Benedict’s Prep next year or if you know of any families who are intending to send their children to St Benedict’s next year.