In 2017 we have enjoyed many wonderful achievements by our students and I congratulate them on their attitude, dedication and commitment. This of course isn’t possible without the influence of parents, staff, Parents & Friends Association and School Board. To all parents and students, thank you for your support and contribution to St Benedict’s throughout 2017. I pray God’s blessing upon those students and their families who conclude their time at St Benedict’s today and best wishes for everything in the future. On behalf of the staff, I pray that all our families will be filled with the joy and peace of Christmas and wish you and all your family a safe, happy and holy Christmas. We look forward to working with you in 2018.
Congratulations to all students who swam at yesterday’s inter-house swimming carnival. It was wonderful to see the high level of participation and quite a few impressive swims with plenty of talent on show. Thank you to Mrs Barker who organised and coordinated the carnival and to everyone who contributed – timekeepers, scorers, judges, organising students for events, serving food and drinks, cheering, lifesavers (past students) and our resident BBQ Chef – Grandad Dave! Results,
1st - Polding Kookaburras,
2nd - Salvado Kangaroos,
3rd - Gregory Dolphins.
ST VINCENT de PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Today we presented Rick and Betty from the Yeppoon St Vincent DePaul branch with many food items and gifts which will be used in their Vinnies Christmas Hampers. We thank our families for their generosity. We hope all goods benefit those who are less fortunate in our community and they have a happy and holy Christmas season.
THE LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS
The Cathedral Parish of St Joseph’s is proud to present an event not to be missed. From Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 December, the William Street façade of the Cathedral will become a canvas for a light spectacular not ever seen in Rockhampton before. The 20 minute light spectacular will take place between 7:30pm and 10:30pm each night and will consist of two parts. The first part is an animation of the Christmas favourite, ‘The Nutcracker”. The second part consists of slides depicting many of the Cathedral’s majestic stained glass windows that make Christ the centre of the Christmas.
17 to 23 December - a first for Rockhampton!