No: 7 20 March, 2008 Easter Reflection Is it possible that He who claimed to be living water, He who said, "Come unto Me & drink...", Is it possible that this Man could mouth the words, "I thirst?" Yes, Jesus, the Son of God, actually needed water. For 6 hours He hung from a cross on a hot barren hill. He was bleeding & losing vital body fluids. He went without sleep, food or drink the night before, He had been tortured, teased & tried before a tribunal before the crucifixion had even begun. His lips were parched. His tongue swollen as He managed to blurt out His human thirst... A thirst that spoke of His total identification with all our needs & sufferings. Jesus' physical thirst only symbolized the deeper thirsts that every human being who has ever lived has felt: the thirst for companionship, for acceptance, for immortality, the thirst for end to suffering & most important the thirst for relationship with God. The Baby of Bethlehem, the Christ of the Cross is acquainted with our pain, our pressures, our panic our plight apart from the Father & he cried “I thirst.” And because He's been there, He knows how to quench our thirst. May the peace and blessing of the risen Christ be with you and your family this Easter season. Graeme Mander PRINCIPAL Back to school. Year 12 Retreat. Dates to Note: Wednesday, 26 March 27 & 28 March March 24 Chandler Besson 11 years March 29 Zoe Babitz 8 years Last week ended with a few exciting events, Year 3 had their very own Pet Show and by all accounts it was a great morning. There were big cats, little dogs, rabbits and even a ferret and a horse! Thursday was our Interhouse Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to St Patrick’s and to our champion swimmers: Year 4 Hayley Briffa, Tayla Ward, Claire Lawler, Jake Vergone, Daniel Gemmell, Ashley Smith Year 5 Megan Wall, Shannon O’Brien, Lexie Wolfenden, Joshua Pethick, Fletcher Klasztorny, Jack Tomerini Year 6: Shania Eliassen, Abbey Vergone, Niamh Loader, Matthew Sims, Nathan Matrenza, Luke Rulyancich Year 7: Alisha Scarle, Megan Munro, Annie McKay, Michael Triffett, Chris Evans, Chris Prosser On Friday the Year 6 & 7 students represented the College in a Touch Rugby competition. Thank you to Mr Scarle for organizing this event and a special thank you to Mrs Pauline Spencer and Mrs Jill Layton for their work in preparing the swimming activities for the Junior classes. On Tuesday four of our Year 6 students attended the Chrism Mass in Bunbury. At this Mass the Oils that will be used in the Sacraments are blessed and distributed to the Parishes. This evening at the Holy Thursday Mass, our students will be presenting these oils from the Chrism Mass to Father. These oils will be used within our parish for the following year. They will be the oils used at the Confirmation Ceremony in June. I must admit, I am writing this newsletter prior to leaving for camp. I will let you know how we survived in the next newsletter! I would just like to wish you all a safe and happy Easter and we will see you all on Wednesday, March 26. What’s coming up in the Junior School…. Friday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 25 Thursday, March 27 Wednesday, April 2 Monday, April 7 Tuesday, April 8 Wednesday, April 9 Friday, April 11 May God’s blessing be with you all. Easter Break Post Easter Liturgy, 9am in the Church Communion, Parent/Student Meeting 6.30pm at school Interschool Swimming Carnival Year 2 Assembly, 2pm Gymnasium St Bernadette’s Feast Day End of Term 1 [Mrs Kerrie Merritt, Head of Junior School] GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS CATHOLIC EDUCATION TUITION FEE DISCOUNT: Applications close Thursday, 11 April 2008. Parents who hold a Centrelink Family Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card and have students in Kindergarten to Year 12 can claim the discount up to and including the year the student turns 18 years of age. Card held must be current in Term 1 of school year. To apply or to obtain more information, please enquire at School Reception. UNIFORM SHOP NEWS WINTER UNIFORM: All students are required to return to school in Term 2 wearing full winter uniform. Winter uniforms are in stock now and are available for purchase from the uniform shop. As there is only 3 weeks of the term left, now is the time to dig out that winter gear and try it on. New stock of white socks are now available.. Please don’t leave it until the last minute to purchase your winter uniforms. The uniform shop is open: Tuesday 8.00am-1pm, Thursday 12.00-3.45pm, Friday, 12.00-3.45pm (first term only). CAREERS THE NATIONAL CAREERS & EMPLOYMENT EXP: Will be held on the 4 & 5 April 2008 at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. The Expo is a free community event providing students, parents and teachers the opportunity to speak directly to TAFE, Universities and Educational training providers. For more information visit www.eocexpo.com.au MURDOCH UNIVERSITY: “Vet for The Day” Sunday, 4 May students interested in Veterinary Science have a unique opportunity to experience what it would be like to be a Vet for the Day. This is a one day experience for school students from Year’s 10, 11 and 12. A fee of $144.00 will include lectures, lunch and refreshments. Application forms can be collected from Mrs Wilson in the library, closing date is 24 April 2008. YEAR 12 STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MEDICINE, DENTISTRY OR OTHER HEALTH SCIENCE DEGREES: If you are a Year 12 student interested in medical science it is advisable to register for UMAT. This is a test specifically to assist with the selection of students into Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science degree programs. Registrations will open in April 2008 for more information visit the website http://umat.acer.edu.au/ or see Mrs Wilson in the library. CAREER APPOINTMENTS: If you would like to make an appointment for career advice you may do this by filling out a request slip at the front office or in the library (leave in the tray at the office). A reminder notice will be printed in the Daily Bulletin regarding your careers appointment. Parents are most welcome to attend appointments with their child or can contact me by phone on 9531 9746. [Mrs Lynne Wilson, Careers Officer] CANTEEN NEWS HELPERS NEEDED: The Canteen urgently needs helpers for Term 2 to fill our roster for the Junior Servery and the main Canteen. If you are able to offer your assistance at least 1 day per term or simply during lunch serving times (11.45am-1.30pm) please contact Kim in the Canteen ASAP by telephoning 9531 9760 or email: email@example.com We Urgently Need Your Help! ST BERNADETTE’S FEAST DAY WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL 2008: All Students will be offered a Vanilla Ice Cream Tub and a small Chocolate Cookie as a combo special on this day. For Secondary students this special will be available to purchase over the counter at lunch, until sold out. The Junior students have been given an order sheet and their specials are on a pre-order pre-paid basis. The Junior orders are due in no later than Wednesday, 2 April 2008. HAPPY EASTER: The Canteen Staff would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter and would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the year. We hope that all families are enjoying our healthy nutritional inserts that we have carefully selected for your enjoyment. We look forward to providing continued information throughout the term. HEALTHY EASTER TREATS... KEEP THE KIDS BUSY THESE HOLIDA YS A ND CREA TE Y OUR OWN EA STER EGGS: Boil som e eggs and decorate them with crayons or fo od dye. Place them i n a baske t on scrunched up tiss ue paper and enjo y!!! EASTER BUNNY CAKES: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Cook 2 carrot cakes. Place one cake onto the bottom half of a large cake board. T his will be the face of the bunny. Cut the remaining cake into bunny ears and a bow tie. Attach the ears to the top of the face and position the bow tie at the bottom. Instead of ic ing, use custard, cream cheese or yoghurt dessert and cover the entire surface of the cake. Use sultanas and dried fruit (apricot and apple) to make eyes, nose and whiskers. Y ou can even cover the insides of the ears and the bow tie. SERVERY ROSTER COMMENCING: Term 1 Monday 24 March 2008 MONDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY 24/03/08 26/03/08 28/03/08 Easter Monday Jo Gleeson Susan Cocivera Holiday CANTEEN ROSTER COMMENCING: Term 1 Monday 24 March 2008 MONDAY 24/03/08 Easter Monday Holiday TUESDAY 25/03/08 Easter Holiday WEDNESDAY 26/03/08 Linda Anderson THURSDAY 27/03/08 Carmel Hodges 11.45-1.15 FRIDAY 28/03/08 Jacky Denning Hilary Bloomfield 12-1.15pm P & F NEWS COLLECTION DAY FOR UNWANTED KHAKI UNIFORMS: We would like to collect as many khaki uniforms as possible, socks included, to give to the College’s Nairobi mission, and our first collection day will be on Monday, March 31. Boxes will be left near the Junior School, undercover area for people to drop off any donations of uniforms they wish to make. For Secondary Students wishing to donate uniforms, a collection point will be held in the gymnasium foyer. The boxes will be collected around 9am. Another collection day will be held in Second Term and again early next year. EASTER RAFFLE: At the time of going to print, our funds raised from the Easter Raffle were down on last year but we still had a fair amount to count! Many thanks to everyone for their fabulous support. Once again; this fundraiser is always our most successful. Congratulations to the prize winners. An update will be printed next week. CHRISTMAS CARDS: The P&F is collecting Christmas cards to use in craft ideas for the Spring Fair. They can be left at Student Reception; please clearly label that they are for P&F. COMMUNITY NEWS TEE REVISION COURSES: April holiday program. Study skills, essay writing and subject courses. Courses for Years 11 & 12. Small groups, expert teachers, individual help. For more information contact Dr Pam Bagworth or Dr Robert Hallam. ACADAMIC TASK FORCE. Phone 9317 4421.
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