Welcome back to Term Two – I hope that everybody had an enjoyable Easter and holiday break with their families and friends.
I was blessed to spend Easter camping with family, and was able to celebrate Easter Sunday in the beautiful St Peter’s Church in the small township of Greenough. When we think of Easter and the message of new life, we also need to reflect on the hopes and prayers from the Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe for Easter;
“That we recommit ourselves to walking in his footsteps. In this way the promise and hope of Easter will not be a fanciful dream, or something for which we must wait until the next life, but rather, albeit in a limited and fragile way, a reality which like the mustard seed of which Jesus speaks in the Gospel begins in small and hidden ways but gradually grows into a vast tree which provides a home for everyone.”
The Year 6 Mazenod leaders and Mrs Aquino led the Year 1 to 6 children in a moving Anzac Day ceremony after recess this morning. As we commemorate Anzac Day, we think back on some of the horrors of war and conflict that have occurred and are still occurring in the world today, and give thanks for the courage and compassion of those who served and those who continue to do so.
It is this courage and compassion which we remember each ANZAC Day. ANZAC Day is a time for us to pay tribute to these brave men and women, who fought and died for our country, so that future generations like ours could live in freedom. This act of self-sacrifice is remembered every year, when we take the time to pay our respects and say thank you for the freedom that we have today.
Over the next few weeks, there will be a number of articles from Michael Grose that we will be placing on the website which give advice on a number of issues facing us as parents today. Please read them and take what you can from them, there are some great insights and learning to be had.
Please have a look at the Term Planner for Term Two and check the weekly reminders on the website and your emails regularly. It promises to be a busy, but rewarding term for all.