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News from our Parish schools Nov 17, 2023

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Siena Catholic Primary School

Remembrance Day

Last Friday the school community came together in prayer, scripture, song and silence to remember the many men and women who served or sacrificed their life during the wars so we may live in freedom and prosperity.

Year 5 led the solemn ceremony with reverence and each class bought forth a poppy or wreath they made. These flowers, made in class along with learning of the significance of Remembrance Day, symbolise the unity the children have with remembering and honouring those who had fallen for our freedom.

Mr Wynard played the Last Post on the bugle after the Ode was read whilst the community stood in silence for a minute. This was truly a beautiful respectful way to conclude our service. The classes departed then in silence.

Lest we Forget.

Stella Maris Primary School 

Welcome to Stella Maris Primary!

The last few weeks of school are always among the busiest of the year. This week was no exception, end of year reports are being written, awards night celebrated and the students are participating in swimming lessons. At the same time planning and preparation for 2024 is also in full swing. However, one of the most important days took place on Wednesday. We welcomed the new Preps for 2024 along with their families, celebrating our Prep Orientation Day. It was a beautiful morning when the students spent a couple of hours in the classroom meeting new friends and teachers, getting used to saying goodbye to mums and dads, and finding all the fun that was to be had in the playground. It was an exciting day where the whole school pitched in to make our newcomers feel welcome.

 

 

 

Siena Catholic College  

What a fantastic week it has been! On Monday night, we gathered for our annual Art Show. This is a fabulous celebration that showcases all things Visual and Performing Arts. Those present enjoyed seeing the works of artists from Year 7 to 12, watching the movies produced by our Media classes, and listening to the entertainment provided by our musicians … thank you to all involved in creating what was a fantastic night.

From Tuesday onwards, our focus turned to prayer and thanksgiving for the gift that is our Year 12s. We have thanked them for their contribution to the College, enjoyed a day of celebration, shared Eucharist and farewelled them for a final time with a very emotional liturgy. Congratulations Year 12 – and may the blessing of Christ be with you as you move forward into the next stage of your life’s journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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