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- STM Achievers
- Stations of the Cross
- 2021 Australian Early Development Census
- Newstead Athletics School Cross Country Program
- NAPLAN 2021 & Australian Curriculum
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- Community Notices
Dawn has Broken – The Son is Risen
Women go to the tomb as dawn is breaking. The Power of Darkness which had Jesus unjustly sentenced, cruelly tortured and buried in the pitch blackness of the tomb, is conquered by the Son-Rise of all sun rises flooding our world and the whole of human history with Divine Light and Energy.
This is the heart of our faith as Catholic Christians, which we celebrate with bon-fire (good fire) in darkness at the Easter Vigil. From that earthly element we light the Easter candle and the Exsultet is sung: ‘Be glad, let earth be glad as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal King.’
The resurrection itself is nowhere described in the gospels, but we do have appearances of the Risen Lord Jesus. The first appearance was to a woman, Mary of Magdala. A title given to her by the early church was ‘Apostle to the Apostles’ because she was the bearer of the message which the male disciples initially did not believe. But eventually they too believed that Death had been done to death because the Son had risen.
Christ’s body was transfigured by the energy of Divine Love and we can, by grace, participate in that resurrection life of Our Lord. A glorious destiny awaits us, as indeed it awaits the whole cosmos as it is to be transformed by that resurrection life recreating the whole of creation.
We could take a moment to pray that we, along with all that matters, are graced with the life-giving energy of the Risen Son and that we may join Mary of Magdala in spreading the Good News of Christ’s victory over death. Alleluia!
© Fr Michael Tate; firstname.lastname@example.org
As our term closes, I wish to thank you for all your support this term. It has a been a great start to 2021, our children have settled in really well this year. I hope you and your family enjoy our extended break and I’ll see you all back next term, Monday 26th April 2021.
Today, we sadly say farewell to Mrs Greig, who has been a pillar of our Early Years Education for many years. We thank Mrs Greig for all she has given to St Thomas More’s and wish her all the best.
In Week 1 next term our P&F will be leading a Mother’s Day Craft activity. As this activity will be replacing our Mother’s Day stall, we ask that each child brings in $5 to cover the cost of the gift your child will be making.
The repairs to our fort have been delayed due to our parts being delayed in transit. We expect it to be completed, with a new slide, during the holidays ready for Term 2.
This week I have had the pleasure of interviewing several potential Kinder families. It is always wonderful meeting our new families and providing them a school a tour, especially through our classes where our children are always very polite and engaged in their work. A reminder that Kinder 2022 enrolments close on the 28thMay 2021. I encourage you to submit expressions of interest early.
Unfortunately, this year school students are unable to participate in the ANZAC Day parade. Our School Captains are allowed to participate in the Cenotaph service, and they will be representing St Thomas More’s there. We will be holding an ANZAC Day prayer service on Monday 26th April as part of our Prayer Assembly.
Our Easter Break commences next Friday 2nd April 2021, the last day of school is Thursday. This year there is a 3-week holiday and school resumes for students on Monday 26th April 2021.
Have a happy and safe Easter and an enjoyable holiday.
Congratulations to Zoe, Claire, London, Rosie, Freya, Halle and Evie, who have each received 25 stickers in their Student Acknowledgement booklet! These stickers are given to students displaying positive and respectful behaviour in the playground. They are a great role model for others. Well done!
Gr3/4S made a Station of the Cross for their classroom, inspired by Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann’s Indigenous Stations of the Cross. Did you know she is this year’s Senior Australian of the Year?