Congratulations to all of the children from the Parish who celebrated their First Eucharist on Sunday. Thank you to the parents who assisted in preparing the candidates for Eucharist. Thank you to Mrs Maria Hoare, Mrs Philippa Whitehead and the other members of the parish community who assisted with the celebration by providing assistance in decorating the church and organising the family celebrations afterwards. We also thank Father Terry for his guidance and assistance in presiding over this sacramental celebration.
DAY FOR DANIEL / WORLD TEACHERS DAY
Don’t forget that Friday 28th October is both the Day for Daniel and World Teachers Day. The Day for Daniel is a National Day of Action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. It is about educating children and adults about keeping kids safe through child safety and protection initiatives. It aims to help empower our children to ‘Recognise, React and Report’ if they feel something is not right. Wear Red and Educate is the theme of for Day for Daniel as we strive to conduct child safety activities in local communities to help in ‘Keeping Kids Safe’.
2018 PREP & PRE-PREP ENROLMENTS
I would like to invite any prospective families to attend the Little Lady’s Pre - Prep program. The aim of the Little Lady’s program is to provide an insight into the routines which make up the daily ‘Active & Inquiry Based’ learning process (which is research based and proven) at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Springsure.
The program has been designed for students entering Prep in 2018 (child born 1st July, 2012 – 30th June 2013) taking place every second Friday, commencing at 8:40am and to conclude by 11:30am. Remaining dates are: Friday 27th October; Friday 10th November; Friday 24th November
Children will spend the morning with Miss Kennings and the 2018 Prep Cohort and will participate in ‘Active & Inquiry Based’ Religion, English, Mathematics, Science & Technology learning activities that are part of the daily program in Prep. Children will also engage in ‘Munch and Crunch’ (healthy morning tea snack time which will be provided) and will be invited to stay for the main lunch break from 10:45am – 11:30am. Should children remain for the lunch and play time at 10:45am, please ensure that lunch is packed. Parents are then invited to collect their children from the Little Lady’s program by 11:30am.
A compulsory Parent Information session will be held in conjunction with the third Little Lady’s session to take place on Friday (morning) 10th November, commencing at 9:15am to finish by 10am.
Should you have any questions regarding Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the curriculum or extra-curricular activities offered, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Last week the mighty OLSH netballers ventured to Emerald to participate in the Emerald Schools Netball competition. The Year 2/3 Junior team played exceptionally well, however, lost to the much older Emerald North State School team, while the Year 4 Junior team recorded a narrow loss to St Patrick’s School. The senior team continued on their winning way with another comprehensive victory over Denison State School. Can’t wait for Netball on Thursday afternoon!!
CHICKS & CHOCOLATE AFTERNOON
Last Saturday, the lovely ladies of Springsure and local community were treated to the ‘Chicks & Chocolate’ afternoon.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the event was moved indoors, however, that failed to dampen the spirits of those in attendance. The afternoon featured a fashion parade, Guest Speaker, Trivia Quiz and lots of yummy food! I would like to thank the Springsure community for supporting this wonderful event, and most importantly, Danielle Shaw, Megan Baker, Kira Love, Mr Hunt and the OLSH Parent Community for the amazing organisation and preparation that contributed to the success of the venture. I wonder what 2018 will bring??
KIDS CONNECT EMERALD
On Thursday and Friday, 19th and 20th October, St. Patrick’s Emerald will be hosting CWQ Kids Connect; a technology conference organised by students for students. The conference will be held at Marist College. The students will be tutored by adults in breakout session covering a range of topics. Information will be distributed to children in Year 5 & 6 this week.