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					                                                                                                           21 October 2008
                                                                                                               Number 31

From the Principal ….                                                                                            Seán B Gill
Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we approach a very busy time of the year, and the world in economic crisis let me share this story someone sent to me last
                                                   The Daffodil Principle
Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, ‘You must come and see the daffodils before they are over.’
I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from my home to Lake Arrowhead.
‘I will come next Tuesday,’ I promised, a little reluctantly, on her third call.
Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and so I drove there.
When I finally walked into Carolyn’s house and hugged and greeted my grandchildren, I said, ‘Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The
road is invisible in the clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see bad
enough to drive another inch!’
My daughter smiled calmly and said, ‘We drive in this all the time, Mum.’
‘Well, you won’t get me back on the road until it clears, and then I’m heading for home!’ I assured her.
‘I was hoping you’d take me over to the garage to pick up my car.’
‘How far will we have to drive?’
‘Just a few blocks,’ Carolyn said. ‘I’ll drive. I’m used to this.’
After several minutes, I had to ask, ‘Where are we going? This isn’t the way to the garage!’
‘We’re going to my garage the long way,’ Carolyn smiled, ‘by way of the daffodils.’
‘Carolyn,’ I said sternly, ‘please turn around.’
‘It’s all right, Mum, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience.’
After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. In the far side of the church, I saw a
hand lettered sign that read, ‘Daffodil Garden.’
We got out of the car and each took a child’s hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, we turned a corner of the
path, and I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight. It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of
gold and poured it down over the mountain peak and slope.
The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns – great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, white, lemon-yellow, salmon-
pink, saffron, and butter-yellow. Each different-coloured variety was planted as a group so that it swirled and flowered like its
own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.
‘But who has done this?’ I asked Carolyn.
‘It’s just one woman,’ Carolyn answered. ‘She lives on the property. That’s her home.’ Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame
house that looked small and modest in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.
On the patio, we saw a poster. ‘Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking,’ was the headline.
The first answer was a simple one. ’50,000 bulbs,’ it read.
The second answer was, ‘One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and very little brain.’
The third answer was, ‘Began in 1958.’
There it was, The Daffodil Principle.
For me, that moment was a life-changing experience.
I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun – one bulb at a time – to bring
her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Just planting one bulb at a time year after year, this unknown woman
had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of indescribable magnificence, beauty, and
The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of spirituality. That is, learning to move toward our
goals and desires one step at a time – often just one baby-step at a time – and learning to love the doing; learning to use the
accumulation of time.

When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent
things. We can change our world.
‘It makes me sad in a way,’ I admitted to Carolyn.
‘What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it
‘one bulb at a time’ through all those years. Just think what I might have been able to achieve!’
My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way.
‘Start tomorrow,’ she said.
It’s so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for
regret is to only ask, ‘How can I put this to use today?’

So, stop waiting…
Until your car or home is paid off
Until your kids leave the house
Until you go back to school
Until you finish school
Until you lose 5kg
Until you get married
Until you have kids
Until you retire
Until summer
Until spring
Until you die…

There is no better time than right now to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So work like you don’t need the money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
And dance like no one’s watching.

School Fees and Levies                                                  Leonie Parker              Finance Administrator

    •    UNSCHEDULED MONTHLY PAYMENTS – Monthly payments from March to November can be paid up to the
         end of the month. The December payment is required to be paid by no later than the last day of the
         school year, that is, Thursday, 18 December 2008.
    •    The days leading up to the end of the school year are very hectic and it would be appreciated if December
         Unscheduled Monthly Payments were made earlier than 18 December.
    •    Recovery of OVERDUE PAYMENTS is currently in progress. Any legal costs incurred by the school
         during the course of this action will be invoiced to the debtor.
    •    If you have any concerns in regard to payment of your account, please contact Leonie at the Office.

School News & Reminders
         Congratulations to the following students who received Principal’s Awards at last week’s assembly:
         Meg Francis, Caitlyn McCarthy, April Malovnek, Alanna Monks, Sean Colrain, Domenic De Cesare, Conrad Paine, Ella
         De Cesare, Jonathan Xintavelonis, Tomi Hapka, Jack Harper, Sarah Thomas, Jenni Menzie, Liana Kenna, Alex Richards,
         Olivia Hayes, Liam Mills, Ethan Witek, Ben Steele, Connor Shreeve, Sofoklis Flouris, Cade Smith, Joe Thomas, Samuel
         Hildyard, Katelyn Williams, Duncan Banks, Laura Hildyard, Nathan Wallace, Gabrielle Byrne, Luke Continenza, Zoe
         Clark, Finley Gregson, Kaitlin Continenza, Riley McMahon, Keely Wallace, Bianca Burgess, Maya Pepper, Alex Stephens,
         Ghandi Bankurunaze, Lucas Horton and Dylan Gard-Spaulding.

         Thank you to David and Allison Creese for their continued support of Corpus Christi School and in particular, for
         the recent donation of 5 computers that are being used in classrooms.

         Congratulations to the following students for their results in the ICAS Mathematics, English and Computer
         Skills Tests.
         Mathematics - Participation Award: Brooke Wallace, Chelsea Marriott, Joel Menzie, David Wright, Jacob Calvert,
         Jamie Mollineaux-Herbert, Olivia Knott, Jordon Parkinson, Jessica Squires, Joel Tinning, Harry Towns, Nathan Wallace,
         Bianca Burgess, Mitchell Norris, Aaron Harvey, Jessica Hellinga, Alex Abey and Matthew Barker.
         Credit Award: Harrison Banks, Dominic Bobrowski, Harry Crosby and Ana Mamic.
         Distinction Award: Molly Steer, Zac Lewin, Lauren Skinner, Stipe Mamic, Max Crosby and Jonah Lilley.
         English – Participation Award: Georgie Banks, Harry Crosby, Jamie Mollineaux-Herbert and Sid Goram-Aitken
         Credit Award: Ana Mamic, Aaron Harvey, Harrison Banks and Alexandra Paine.
         Distinction Award: Lauren Skinner and Max Crosby.
         High Distinction Award: Molly Steer. Molly also received a medal for being the highest achiever at her level in
         Computer Skills – Participation Award: Anania Tsinoglou, Jessica Squires, Dominic Bobrowski, Bianca Burgess,
         Megan Fennell, Mitchell Norris, Max Crosby, Jessica Hellinga and Heather Mulcahy.
         Credit Award: Sid Goram-Aitken, Jake Reilly and Zac Lewin.
         Distinction Award: Jacob Calvert, Jamie Mollineaux-Herbert, Molly Steer and Lauren Skinner.
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Important Dates
Wednesday 22 October:                      Free Dress Day in exchange for lollies or chocolates Kinder to Grade 6.
Thursday 23 October:                       Hobart Show Day.
Friday 24 October:                         Student Free Day.
Monday 27 October:                         All students in Full Summer Uniform.
Tuesday 28 October:                        Free Dress Day in exchange for lollies or chocolates for Kinder R.
Friday 31 October:                         Corpus Christi Athletics Carnival at Kangaroo Bay.
Thursday 6 November:                       Kinder R Grandparents’ Day.
Thursday 6 November:                       Grade 6 Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Friday 7 November:                         Kinder C Grandparents’ Day.
Friday 7 November:                         Catholic Athletics Carnival at the Domain.
Saturday 8 November:                       Twilight School Fair 4.00pm – 7.00pm.
Monday 17 November:                        Grades 2 – 6 Swimming Program commences.
Friday 28 November:                        Last day Grades 2 – 6 Swimming Program.

Religious Education                                                                            Mary Turnock          AP:RE

The Grade Two classes have been learning about the Bible. We found out that there are two parts to the Bible.
The Old Testament is the part of the Bible which was written before Jesus was born. The New Testament tells us about Jesus
and the wonderful things He did. We chose our favourite Bible Story about Jesus and drew a picture to illustrate it.
Grade 2M & 2GH

Value Of The Fortnight:
The value we will be concentrating on for the next two weeks is Persistence. Persistence means having the ability to continue
to maintain a purpose in spite of difficulties and always striving to do everything to the best of your ability.
At home you could discuss the following sayings: ‘A quitter never wins; a winner never quits’ and ‘If at first you don’t
succeed, try, try again’, with your children and talk about, what persistence really means and how they can apply it, in all
they do at school and home.

Both the Grade 4 and Grade 2 classes will attend Mass at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29 October, at Corpus Christi Church.
Parents and Grandparents are welcome to join the children for the celebration of the Eucharist.

Coin Line:
There will be a coin line on Monday 27 October, to raise money for World Mission Day. All classes from Prep to Grade 6 are
asked to bring along 5c, 10c or 20c coins to add to the line.
Sport News                                                                      Justin Brasnja Sport Co-ordinator

Congratulations to the 5 Corpus Christi teams who entered the Southern Tasmanian Primary Schools Basketball
Championships at the weekend:

Grade 5/6 Boys - Mitchell Salter 5BM, Jordan Hargrave 5BM, Sam
McPherson 5BM, Nathan Beattie 5W, Mitchell Norris 5W, James
Hills 6TK, Lucas Grueber 6SB and James O’Neil 6TK.

Grade 3/4 Boys - Nathan Wallace 4UB, Isaac Steele 4UB, Matthew
Barker 4UB, Matthew Harris 4UB, Mitchell Devine 4UB, Jack
Harper 3W, Alex Bresnehan 3PL and Nick Amos 3W.

Grade 4 Girls - Jaime Mollineaux-Herbert 4UB, Briana Green 4UB,
Holly Broughan 4UB, Emily Jackson 4UB, Madison Grubb 4C,
Jessica Squires 4C, Ellie Collins 4C and Talie Whitmore 4C.

Grade 5 Girls - Emily Kerslake 5BM, Brooke Amos 5W, Nicole
Bresnehan 5W, Hannah Wall 5BM, Sophie Francis 5W, Ashley
Allocca 5BM, Ellen Williams 5BM, Mimi Steele 5BM, Kate Harper
5BM and Brooke Cotton 5BM.

Grade 6 Girls - Phoebe McCormack 6SB, Bianca Harris 6TK, Molly
Towns 6TK, Grace Mitchell 6SB, Sid Goram-Aitken 6TK, Brooke
Wallace 6SB and Sarah McCarthy 6SB.

All players represented Corpus Christi with pride, displaying fantastic
sportsmanship and behaviour at all times. All teams had some very good
results with both Grade 5/6 Boys and Grade 3/4 Boys finishing 4th, Grade 5
Girls finishing equal 3rd and both the Grade 4 and Grade 6 Girls winning the
Division 1 Grand Final in their respective grades. The Grade 4 Girls and
Grade 6 Girls have now qualified to represent our School in the State
Primary Schools Basketball Championships in Launceston in November. We
wish both teams the best of luck in the championships.

We would particularly like to thank the following parents for giving up their
time to coach and manage the teams: Tim Hills, John Grueber, Adrian
Bresnehan, Jan Bresnehan, Bruce Amos, Louise Barnes, Susan
Petersen, Charlotte Collins, Melissa Green, Chris McCormack and
Karen Harris. Without these parents giving up their time to assist the
teams it would not have been possible to enter this competition.

Also thank you to Richard & Ros Mitchell who have donated a full set of
basketball tops to the School.
Canteen                                                Tracey Muench        Canteen Manager          6247 3570


                          ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
       Canteen helpers are required from 10.30am to 2.30pm and need to sign in at the Office on arrival
        Please note that while all due care is taken to ensure the Canteen remains a nut and egg free zone
                    please be aware some items purchased may contain traces of nuts or eggs.

Parents & Friends                                                       Christine McCarthy            President

Grandparents Day
Forms should already have been returned to the Office if you would like a grandparent or special friend to
attend Grandparents’ Day. Invitations will be issued shortly. If you would like to have a photo of your
grandparent or special friend shown during the assembly on a powerpoint presentation, please either email
a jpeg file to p& or leave at the Office in an envelope clearly marked
"Grandparents Day photo". If you would like your photo returned please mark clearly on the back of the

Free Dress Day
Free Dress Day on Wednesday 22 October (tomorrow) in exchange for a bag of lollies or chocolates for
the Fair Sweet Stall.

Our Fair is fast approaching! It is on Saturday 8 November 4.00pm – 7.00pm. Donations for the White
Elephant and Book Stalls may be dropped off at Mr VL's roller door any day.

Craft Stall
If anyone has any pre-loved teddy bears they would like to donate for the Craft Stall to make into AFL
Bears please leave them at the Office as soon as possible.

Pink Faere Shop bag with beanie kids in it. If found please return to Lauren Eaton in 2M.


Child’s prescription reading glasses, blue in colour. Please contact the School Office for further details.

                               Get in2ACTION and get in2CRICKET

Summer is just around the corner and there’s no better time to get in2CRICKET. The MILO in2CRICKET
program for 5-10 year old boys and girls provides a fun, fast safe introduction to the game of cricket.
MILO in2CRICKET is run at clubs and schools all over the state. So why not grab a friend and head out to
your nearest in2CRICKET Centre. All participants receive a shirt, hat, bat and ball along with a great
experience developing skills in Australia’s favourite sport.

The nearest MILO in2CRICKET centres are:          Lindisfarne Cricket Club
Next Session & Sign Up                            Thursday 23rd October 2008
                                                  4.30pm Anzac Park - Lincoln Street Lindisfarne
                                                  For more information contact Bruce Cooling 0404 490 447

First Session & Sign Up                           Clarence District Cricket Club
                                                  Tuesday 28th October 2008
                                                  4.00pm - Bellerive Oval
                                                  For more information contact Glen Hughes 0438 059 860

                        81 Federal Street North Hobart

                                       School of Italian
                          Family Night – Saturday 22 November 2008
                            For more information Phone 6234 8249
                               Speech Pathology Tasmania

Do you know a child who is hard to understand or stuttering? Having trouble following
instructions? Having difficulty learning to read?

Speech Pathology Tasmania have extended their private practice to the Eastern Shore!
Experienced and highly skilled speech pathologist, Lisa Johnson, is now providing a service
from rooms at Corpus Christi Primary School in Bellerive and St John’s Primary School in

Services are for children of all ages with problems in speech, language, literacy, fluency and
voice. No referral needed. Medicare rebates may apply. Bookings and enquiries can be
made on 6234 5717 or by emailing Donna:


                                   MACKILLOP COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP

        If you have a student starting in Year 7 2009, now is the time to purchase or lay-by his or her
        uniform for next year and beat the Christmas and New Year rush!

        Our opening hours are:
        Tuesdays - 8.15am to 1.30pm      and     Thursdays - 12.30pm to 3.45pm.

        Extra opening hours:
        Prior to the Information Evenings:
        Monday, 3rd November and Wednesday, 5th November from 5.00pm to 6.45pm.
        Tuesday, 2nd December – 8.15am to 3.45pm

        Our last trading day for 2008 will be Tuesday, 16th December – 8.15am to 1.30pm.

        2009 Uniform Days:
        Wednesday, 4th February, Thursday, 5th February – 10.00am to 3.00pm
        Friday, 6th February, 12.00pm to 7.00pm.

        If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Anne Morling in the Uniform Shop
        on 6245 0099 or email:

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