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Our staff respects the uniqueness and dignity of each child and base teaching/learning programs on sound educational theory and practise. Set amid pockets of natural bushland and native gardens, our modern buildings and facilities offer an attractive and welcoming learning environment for children P-7.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Each year we celebrate Catholic Education Week in term 3 and this year's theme is Engaging Minds, Igniting Hearts, Serving Others. It focuses on the unifying vision of our mission of Catholic education for the young people of Queensland.
Yesterday Mrs Garrad and 2 Blue led us in a beautiful Liturgy to open the week's celebrations. Today we welcome Andrew Chinn, renowned musician who has travelled the world sharing his love of music. We look forward to the School Concert this afternoon and hope to see many of you there.
The ambassadors for Catholic Education Week this year are Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi from Orange Sky Laundry. Mrs Burford recently attended a function and listened to Luke and Nicholas share their message of social justice and community service using their clothesline presentations and the Orange Sky Laundry van. She is also excited to share their story and message. The motto they live by is 'we have a privileged upbringing, and it is our duty to do what we can for the poor and marginalised.'
The Act of Kindness is the central activity of Catholic Education Week. It provides a great opportunity for St Luke's to give witness to the message of Jesus and promote a sense of community responsibility that is at the heart of the ethos of Catholic education. St Luke's is engaging in the act of giving warm blankets, warm coats, enclosed shoes and sleeping blankets. These items will be donated to 'Rosie's Friends on the Street'.
By participating in this act of kindness, we highlight to each other the justice values that we as a community strive to live out. The activity serves as a tangible link uniting our Catholic education communities and helps each student to know they are part of a 'bigger picture'.
~ Tuesday 28th July – Andrew Chinn School Concert 2pm
~ Wednesday 29th July – Year 6 Carmel College Catholic School's Combined Mass
~ Thursday 30th July– School Liturgy 3 White 2pm
~ Friday 31st July – Garden Blessing 2pm
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Around EKKA time each year Villanova College hosts the Qld Catholic Schools Music Festival. The Festival is a gathering to showcase musical talent from many parts of Australia. This year St Luke's Choir is participating in the Festival at Villanova College, Coorparoo. We wish our students well and thank Mrs Osmond for her efforts to prepare the children.
DISTRICT ATHLETICS AND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CARNIVAL
In a few weeks' time students from St Luke's will participate in the District Athletics carnival, the carnival is trial for the next level of competition and we wish students well as they prepare for the competition. The Catholic Schools carnival which is traditionally a high participation carnival takes place a few weeks later and we look forward to this opportunity to have our students involved in friendly competition. More information to follow.
A reminder to Board members that the next monthly meeting takes place next Thursday, 6 August at 7.00pm in St Luke's staffroom.
St Luke's Catholic Parish School
Phone: 07 3245 9595 Fax: 07 3823 2222