Our Lady of Fatima Rosebud


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22nd February
School Swimming Sports Years 3-6

23rd February

Year 5 at 9.00am Mass
Welcome Back to School
BYO Picnic Dinner

28th February
Shrove Tuesday (Pancakes)

1st March
Ash Wednesday
Whole School at Mass 9.30am
District Swimming Sports Day

9th March
Year 3/4 9.30am Mass


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Our Lady of Fatima School is situated on the Mornington Peninsula, approximately 85km south of Melbourne, in a seaside location on the edge of Port Phillip Bay. The school serves the Catholic communities of both Rosebud and Dromana.

Our school offers a comprehensive curriculum within the context of a faith community. Our Lady of Fatima School offers the latest in teaching and learning, technology, extra curricula activities, and the benefits of being a high quality, inclusive, co-educational Catholic school. We offer our students a rounded education that supports personal growth based on Christian values. We encourage students to develop a knowledge of other cultures, languages and environmental and social issues.

In your child's time at Our Lady of Fatima the staff will be willing to support you in the education of your child. We will always try our hardest to provide the best environment for good learning, as well as making school a good place to be for your child. We are fortunate to have an excellent team of dedicated and competent staff who are well supported by all in the parent community.

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Welcome back to School BYO Picnic dinner.  Pizza Oven and BBQ facilities provided. All year levels invited to join us.

Ash Wednesday this year falls on 1st March. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of LENT on the Church Calendar. Lent is the 40 day period before Easter. It is a time where we are encouraged to give our Faith some greater thought. Through prayer and action we strive to be better people, more Christ like in our care of others and more generous with our time. We also support the Project Compassion Appeal run by CARITAS. You can see the work of CARITAS on their website. http://www.caritas.org.au/project compassion You will also find some of the resources we will be using with students in the classroom to help them understand how their contributions can help others in ways that really make a difference. Caritas Australia's annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

On Tuesday 28th February we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday with the students. We will be cooking pancakes in the pizza garden and raising money to kickstart our fundraising for Project Compassion. The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday on the 1st of March. The whole school will be attending Mass being led by the Year 6 students. All are welcome to attend. More information about Shrove Tuesday celebrations to follow next week.

The Spirit of Fatima Star Emblem encompasses the five arms of leadership: Christian Spirit, Studentship, The Arts, Sportsmanship and Community. Our Year Six students are currently being asked to consider their own skills and talents and decide if they would like to be leaders in one or more of these areas. All students underwent a leadership program last year including a conference day with their peers from local Catholic Primary Schools and follow up work in the classroom. The students have done further work this year reflecting on what the leadership role might encompass. Students who would like to apply are currently completing a written application. These will be shortlisted and interviews will follow. Leaders will be presented with their badges at assembly date to be confirmed.

Our Year Five students are involved in a project with the Dolphin Research Institute. This project provides great learning about our local marine environment and includes excursions to foreshore, beaches and the bay. Students have the opportunity to apply to be ambassadors and receive additional training and then share their learning with students across the school. Year Five classes have been investigating this work and interested children are currently applying for one of the four ambassador roles.


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