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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.
It was great to see many happy and smiling faces of our students and families as they returned to school today. We trust that the Easter break was an excellent opportunity to rest, relax and recharge those batteries before we enter a busy and productive term 2. Easter holds a central place in our community and we continue to look towards the future filled with faith and hope in Jesus’ promise of new life. It was pleasing to see lots of St Luke’s families and their extended families participating in Easter services here at St Luke’s and at St Anthony’s church. Best wishes for the term ahead! As parents will read in this issue of the newsletter, we have many activities ahead in this our year of ‘celebration.’
BOARD MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Just a reminder to Board members that the May monthly meeting of the Board takes place in the St Luke’s staffroom at 7.00pm on Thursday 1 May. Damien Brennan BCE consultant will provide information to the group on renewal and discernment for membership. Parents who might wish to be part of this process and find out more about Board membership are asked to make contact with the Principal through the school office.
On Thursday afternoon, 24 April at 2pm in the Church our school community gathers to remember the sacrifices of men and women who have served and died in many and varied conflicts. Australians in particular, remember the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli, a campaign that failed to achieve its ultimate objectives, but became a symbol of courage, sacrifice, honour and mateship for Australia. May we be thankful for our freedom in a democratic country. Year 4 White will be leading the school community to mark this significant occasion in a respectful and prayerful way and parents are most welcome to join us for this liturgy.
DISTRICT SPORT SUCCESS
YOn behalf of the school community we would like to congratulate Blair who has been selected in the Redlands District Soccer team. Well done Blair.
DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY
Next week a group of students in year 5,6 and 7 will represent St Luke’s at the district cross country trial at Redland Bay State School. We wish all our students the very best as they participate in this next level of competition. The district trials will be followed by the Redlands Catholic Schools cross country later in term 2.
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
As families will know 2014 marks a significant historical milestone in the history and development of our community. The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the school is a special opportunity for our community to celebrate its past, present and future. To help support the organisation of celebrations this year an interested and keen group of staff and parents (drawn from our School Board, Parish and P&F) are going to be gathering on regular occasions to continue the process of planning and organization. The first major decision is that the school is holding a weekend of celebrations to coincide with the Feast day of St Luke on 18 and 19 October.
FROM OUR P & F
Just a reminder to parents that the monthly meeting of the P&F Association takes Monday 28 April in the Emmaus Centre at 7.30pm. The Executive will present the usual reports as well as continue preparations for a number of upcoming activities. The Bunnings BBQ scheduled in a few weeks time is an important fund raising opportunity that takes the focus on St Luke’s to a wider community and any help and support parents can provide would be greatly appreciated. Agenda attached to the end of this week's Newsletter. All families are welcome to attend this important gathering to build community partnerships.
Bunnings: Our next BBQ and Sweets stall is booked for Sunday the 4th May. A sign up list will be posted on Facebook over the next week. You can sign up on Facebook or email Bonnie firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival: We are currently trying to organise a stage for the festival – if anyone has a semi-trailer or knows someone who has access to one please contact Bonnie email@example.com
Are there any parents that would like to have a stall at the Festival? We are looking for direct selling companies as well as parents who have their own business – particularly craft / sewing. If you are interested and haven’t already put your name down please contact Bonnie firstname.lastname@example.org
PREP ENROLMENT 2015
If 2014 is any indication, numbers for Prep in 2015 will again be healthy and we urge families to download (or collect from the office) an Application for Enrolment form as soon as possible to secure a place on our lists. Forms are due back by Monday 31 March. Parents are also encouraged to spread the word about our excellent prep program. The future of our school depends on our outreach to new families who are looking for a suitable educational setting for their children.
St Luke's Catholic Parish School
Phone: 07 3245 9595 Fax: 07 3823 2222