Tuesday 28th May was Catholic Schools Day. This year the theme was ‘Extending Christ’s Call: to love, to be, to do. Catholic Schools Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and showcase who we are to our communities and the nation.
In celebration of this special occasion all students of St Therese School traveled to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Epsom to spend the day with students and staff there.
We started our morning with a beautiful mass run by the junior students of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. This was followed by morning tea and play time outside, where we got the chance to make some new friends. We were welcomed into the classrooms for a range of activities and fare-welled with a beautiful song.
A huge thank you to the students and staff of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for hosting us. Everyone had a fantastic time.
The Church gives us Lent as a time to change, to become a better version of ourselves, and to become more like Jesus. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday remind us of our call to repent and believe in the Gospel. The disciplines of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—help us prepare for Easter.
Thank you to all those who attended our Ash Wednesday Liturgy. A particular thank you to Room 5 and Mrs van der Helsdingen for leading the school. It was a very special time for us to all gather together.
‘Let the little children come to me’ was the theme of our Opening Mass this year. It was lovely to join together as a community to celebrate Mass and the beginning of a new school year. The students of Room 6 did a wonderful job planning, decorating the church, reading, and running the music and projector. A huge thank you to Room 2, who performed a beautiful dance for us. The students of Room 1 received their heart necklaces from their Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Room 6 and the candle was passed from one of our youngest students to the new Year 8 leaders for 2019. Thank you to all the parents and whanau who were able to come along and be part of this day. We look forward to a wonderful year ahead.
As a Catholic community, we joined together to help out those in need over the holiday period, by donating cans of food. These donations were donated to St Vincent de Paul and the Mercy Hospice, who will ensure that they are distributed to those in need. We thank all those who contributed to making this a successful event.