CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 23 - 29 July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Sharing the Journey.
Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, lifegiving members of society. During Catholic Education Week 2017, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate how they are sharing the journey. There are 302 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 146,000 students and employ more than 18,500 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. Our school is planning a number of activities during the week and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us. I thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2017. Please find a Timetable of events in the current newsletter.
Escape to Everywhere This year we have Freya Blackwood, one of Australia’s most talented children’s illustrators, to thank for our beautiful Book Week theme poster. Her joyous and dream-like scene, rendered in soft watercolours, shows children of different ages and interests travelling by horseback, bicycle and even a pig to join a whale, a mermaid and a flock of fish in the sky. Freya’s work has garnered many awards including CBCA Book of the Year in the Picture Book (2015), Early Childhood (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) and Younger Reader (2015) categories and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (2010).
This year we will hold our Book Week Parade on Friday 25th of August. Find your favourite book from home or from the library and come dressed in your favourite book character. Each student needs to bring the book with them on the day. Have fun and start planning those dress ups.
CHICKS & CHOCOLATE LUNCHEON
Please be aware, the Chicks & Chocolate Luncheon has been re-scheduled for Saturday 14th October!! We are desperately seeking a working party to assist in organising this event. Megan Baker has kindly offered to provide direction and support to those wonderful people who would like to take on this responsibility!! Please let the office know should you be interested!!