If your family would like to win one of two family passes to the ‘hands-on’ Horrible Histories – Pirates- Maritime Museum Exhibition in Fremantle, then simply write down your best kid-friendly pirate joke and add an accompanying drawing! Pop your entry into the box outside the library before next Wednesday, 25th July!
The passes are valid until 12th August and include entry into the WA Maritime Museum.
Good luck everyone! 🙂
Winners announced by Friday next week! Everyone else can walk the plank 🙂
Dear Families and friends,
We are seeking out some second-hand picture books in good condition, for us to use before school from 8.20am -8.30am, as part of a buddy reading initiative.
The idea is that as children arrive, big kids will read to little kids and vice verca – for enjoyment.
So, if you have any great story books that you would like to donate for a great cause, please drop them into the Front Office.
As of next week, every child that is being dropped off before 8.30am is to come ready to read, either alone or with others. Some children may prefer to bring and read a novel!
Thank you for your anticipated support! 🙂
This term we have two COMMUNITY MASSES :
Wednesday 1st August 8.00am – 8.30am
Wednesday 5th September 8.00am – 8.30am
We also have one WHOLE SCHOOL MASS :
Wednesday 15th August 9.00am – 10.00am – Feast of the Assumption
We would really love families to try to challenge themselves to come along to one or more of these masses throughout the term. It is a really beautiful way to start the day; it gives us all an opportunity to connect and pray to a God who calls us into relationship; and it is a powerful way of modelling to our children that the Eucharist is valued as food for the journey of life!
All families are warmly welcomed to join staff at TOMORROW’S COMMUNITY MASS, Wednesday 27th June, from 8.00am to 8.30am.
We will be offering this Mass in thanksgiving for the term we have just shared together, and as we celebrate NAIDOC WEEK we will especially hold our Aboriginal and Torres Islander brothers and sisters in our prayers.
What a great way to start the day and what a powerful example for your children! We would love to see you there!
A little bit about NAIDOC …
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee: the group responsible for organising activities nationally.
NAIDOC has its origins in the fight for Aboriginal citizenship rights and better living standards, going back to the 1920s and 1930s.
It’s been called many things over the years – including Day of Mourning and Aborigines Day. The first Day of Mourning was held on Australia Day 1938 — 150 years to the day after the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney. This day of observance moved to July in 1955.
In 1991, Torres Strait Islanders were included; the group became NAIDOC, and the focus shifted to celebrating and promoting a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
NAIDOC has been a week-long national celebration ever since. As NAIDOC week falls in the school holidays we will be celebrating this week before school closes for the holidays.
About the 2018 theme…
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at community, local, state and national levels.
As leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women fought and continue to fight, for justice, equal rights, rights to country, for law and justice, access to education, employment and to maintain and celebrate their culture, language, music and art.
They continue to influence as doctors, lawyers, teachers, electricians, chefs, nurses, architects, rangers, emergency and defence personnel, writers, volunteers, chief executive officers, actors, singer songwriters, journalists, entrepreneurs, media personalities, board members, accountants, academics, sporting icons, Olympians, and more.
For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept the Aboriginal culture as the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were there at first contact.
They were there at the Torres Strait Pearlers strike in 1936, the Day of Mourning in 1938, the 1939 Cummeragunja Walk-Off, at the 1946 Pilbara pastoral workers’ strike, the 1965 Freedom Rides, the Wave Hill walk off in 1966, on the front line of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972 and at the drafting of the Uluru Statement.
They have marched, protested and spoken at demonstrations and national gatherings for the recognition of Aboriginal rights and called for national reform and justice.
Their achievements, their voices, their unwavering passion, has empowered past generations and paved the way for generations to come.
Because of her, we can!
An important take home message to all parents from the conference that Stuart and myself are attending.
How many good books are in your home? Do you encourage book borrowing from your local library?
Some good food for thought.
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All Kindy and Pre-Primary Parents are welcome to attend this workshop.