COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
There are so many good things happening at school at the moment including the Art Show which features work from every student, Reconciliation Preparation for Year 3 and the Circus Program which is now into its second week. In addition to these exciting projects for our children, we have the Mother’s Day Mass and Morning Tea next Friday, followed by the Irish Hooley Night on Saturday. You have only 2 afternoons left to visit the Art Show – so if you have not already been along please make sure you do so before Friday (1st May). The children’s work is amazing.
Last week Bishop Peter Elliott visited us to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation for our Year 6 students. He stayed on for the Friday and visited classrooms and the Art Show. His impressions of the student work, the school in general and the welcome he received was all very positive. Well done to our student leaders for The Arts – Josie and Charlotte, who took Bishop Elliott on a tour of the art work and explained the themes behind the various pieces on display. It was wonderful to hear these leaders who are passionate about their own artwork be able to share their knowledge so confidently.
ANZAC COMMEMERATION ART SHOW
We held a very moving ceremony at school last Friday to honour the spirit of the Anzacs on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Our special guests included Mr. Bruce Turner – President of the RSL, Mr. Ken Northwood – President of our Parish Council and Colonel in the Australian Army, Mr. Martin Dixon – Local Member of Parliament, and Mr. Mark Basford – Artist who created the art work which now hangs on the wall outside 1/2FM. Mr. Greg Hunt sent his apologies. Thank you to all the parents who came along to the assembly and stayed on for the Art Show. Thank you especially to our Year 3 and 4 parents who provided and served the afternoon tea. Our hard working teachers and a small group of parents did a magnificent job of setting up the display, which includes a tribute to Paula Duff who began the work with students in 2014. On behalf of the community, I thank Gayle Timmer for the drive, vision and commitment to see this project through to completion.
SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PARENT MEETING
The School Development Parent meeting was held last week. If you are interested in reading the minutes from this meeting they are available in the menu under News & Events (or there are hard copies in the office).
OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRIMARY SCHOOL
Prep 2016 School Tour Dates
Come along and see our school in action.
Please phone: 59 500 400 to book a tour
for any Thursday in March or April at 10am.
If Thursday does not suit you, please contact
us to organise an alternative day/time.
Prep Enrolments for 2016 close
on Friday 26th June 2015.