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Today Father Peter visited the Preps. He talked about a number of stories involving Jesus. The Preps also reminded him of some stories too. He taught them a new song which was thoroughly enjoyed.
The Preps also taught Father Peter a couple of songs and showed him how to say the St Mary’s School prayer. It was terrific to see Peter at school this morning. Next week he is coming back to see the Year One classes.
Our Prep Hello Hour was an opportunity for some of our 2021 Prep students to get to know a little more about St Mary's with their parents. They participated in outdoor and indoor activities with our Prep students, while their mums and dads looked around the school. At the end of the tour, they all joined the Year 4 class for a music lesson with Mrs Hoban. Some were not impressed when they had to go!
On Thursday, some members of our “Community Group” attended the Anointing mass at St Patrick’s church. The students supported the parishioners by laying hands on their shoulders when receiving the chrism from Fr Gasper. It was also a special time as this was the first Anointing Mass since the St Mary’s church burnt down.
On Wednesday we celebrated Ash Wednesday as a whole school. Fr Peter presided over the liturgy and reminded the students what Lent was all about and how they can make a commitment during this time. Students from Yr. 5B did a fabulous job by reading so reverently throughout the liturgy.
On our assembly on Monday, the member for Bundaberg Mr Keith Pitt, presented our school leaders with new flags for the school. He also took the opportunity to speak to our Year 6 students about the Australian Parliament and his role as a government minister. He was asked some excellent questions by the students. He congratulated the students on their questions and their level of interest in the workings of the government.
This year’s theme was READING IS MY SECRET POWER and the children really involved themselves in all the reading activities for the week. Our Share a Book in the Shade saw many of our families come together to enjoy an afternoon of reading with their children.