- Principal's Message
- STM Achievers
- Student Awards
- Catch it in the Catchment
- Will you join the 3/4 pledge not to litter?
- We need your help... and bottle caps!
- Shorebird Competition wrap up
- Thanks to our Sponsors
- Return of Treasure Chest Keys
- Library end of year dates
- Parish Bulletin
- Community News
Although this is not the last Sunday of the liturgical year, the major theme found in the readings is the end of time. The events that will usher in and will take place during this time are described in apocalyptic terms. The struggles of life will culminate in a massive cosmic confrontation between the forces of good and those of evil. This last battle will be universal in scope, just like the first primordial conflict between chaos and God.
In some way, all of today’s readings state that good will finally prevail over evil. In the last days Michael, the angelic warrior of God, will rise up. In the epistle, Christ is pictured seated triumphantly at the right hand of God with his enemies under his foot, a sign of conquest. Finally, in the gospel, the Son of Man, the mysterious figure from apocalyptic literature, comes in the clouds with great power and glory. All of these images are apocalyptic; each of them is quite hopeful.
We read these stories at the close of the liturgical year, because we are coming to the conclusion of our yearly telling of the story of salvation. However, apocalyptic images are timely whenever we find ourselves in the throes of the battle with evil and it appears that we will succumb. These forms will remind us that good will be able to withstand evil. From this we will conclude that we need only trust in God.
© Dianne Bergant CSA
What a great evening we had last Friday; it was refreshing to see all our community gather again to celebrate our Family Fiesta. Our children had a wonderful time, from Hoopla, to face painting and I know a lot of children, and even adults enjoyed the fairy floss! Thank you to all who volunteered on the evening, your contribution has made it a memorable evening for our children. Also, a big thank you to everyone who sponsored us, I encourage you to support their businesses. Special thanks to Alecia Bowman, our Family Fiesta Committee and staff, your hard work has made the evening successful and memorable.
On Saturday a group of students with their parents took action, as Fr Julian Tension Woods encouraged us to be custodians of our environment. They participated in Catch it in the Catchment, picking up rubbish at Hobbler’s Bridge Reserve, before it enters our river and estuary system. Although the reserve looked clean, we managed to collect 28kg of rubbish. A great effort for an hour’s work.
On Tuesday the St Patrick’s Band performed for our students as part of their Band Roadshow. It was a wonderful afternoon of music and great to see so many former St Thomas More’s students in the band. Our band program is excellent and is for our Grade 3 to Grade 6 students. I encourage all our children to consider being part of our band program.
Have a great week.
12 November 2021
Congratulations to Isla, Huntah, Chaz, Charlotte, Emily, Emily, Orlando and Mikaela, who have received 25 and 50 stickers in their Student Acknowledgement booklets. These stickers are given to students displaying positive and respectful behaviour in the playground. They are a great role model for others. Well done!
You can see some photos on the STM Facebook page.
We would like to express an enormous thank you to our St Thomas More's families and our broader community for the support shown at our STM Family Fiesta last Friday. Please thank and support the following families and businesses who helped make our fiesta such a success:
Thanks for supporting our Treasure chest by purchasing a key to try on Friday night - congratulations to the winners!
If you still have a key, please return it to the office so we can do it all again next year!
The library will be closed for the last four weeks of term for stocktaking. Next week (Week 6) will be the last week that students will visit the library. Therefore,
it would be appreciated if all outstanding library books could be returned.
Mannalargenna Day Festival
Melythina Tiakana Warrana (Heart of Country), Aboriginal Corporation (MTWAC), in conjunction with the Windfarm Renewables Open Day, invite you to attend the Mannalargenna Day Festival on Saturday, 4th December. Please see details following: