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News from our Parish schools May 19, 2023

Ascension Sunday
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Siena Catholic Primary School

Breakfast Club at Siena

What could be better than a warm piece of vegemite toast or jam on a cold Autumn morning? Not much!

Here at Siena Catholic Primary if you need a top up after breakfast at home, or if you were too busy for breakfast at home, then students can receive a piece of toast or cereal or fruit every Tuesday and Thursday morning before.

Breakfast is always prepared and served with a smile by our friendly Year 6 Outreach group. Every week Banjo’s Cafe donates four loaves of bread and funds raised from second hand uniform sales goes towards paying for other breakfast consumables.

The tradition of Breakfast club continues after many years, and it is also a great opportunity for a friendly chat between staff and children.

“One must remember to have breaky before I assist as the smell of fresh bread toasted is very hard to resist!” Mrs Barrett-Coade says.

 

Stella Maris Primary School 

Members of our school concert band had the privilege of joining in the Band Bonanza workshop this week at Siena Catholic Primary School.  Students from Siena, Stella Maris and St Thomas More (Sunshine Beach) spent the day together, sharing music, learning, connecting, rehearsing, performing, working hard and having fun, with guidance and conducting from some of the schools’ fabulously passionate and dedicated music teachers.  The finale of the day was a concert for the students’ families, who were delighted to see their young musicians perform so well together.   It was an outstanding team effort.  We can’t wait to see what future collaborations can achieve.

 

Siena Catholic College  

 

This week we have focussed on well-being. On Wednesday morning, our House Groups participated in a session designed to encourage students to deepen their relationships through fun, fast-paced and enjoyable activities. These activities ranged from sporting challenges to quizzes; party games to pizza cook-offs – with each designed to ensure that students from different year levels had the chance to get to know one another a little better.

Thursday and Friday saw our Year 9 cohort participating in their two-day retreat/camp experience. During their time away, students were involved in a series of physical activities that challenged them not only to step out of their own comfort zone but also to support their peers in their participation. Our night-time activity included a liturgy for each group, with the boys reflecting on the theme of gratitude, while the girls considered the words of Mother Teresa that tell us ‘you can’t always do great things, but you can do small things with great love’.

The announcement of our new College Principal has been made, and we are all looking forward to welcoming Ms Sharon Collins to Siena for the start of the 2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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