May 11

First Eucharist preparation

The students are working very hard to prepare themselves for their First Eucharist, taking place on Saturday the 20th of May at 4:30pm. They have been shown great enthusiasm and reverence as they prepare for this very special day.

Just to remind you, that on Monday the 15th of May there is an interactive workshop for parents and students who are receiving their First Eucharist. This is held from 7-8:30pm at the St Columba’s Church Hall. We look forward to seeing you then.

We are also having a Reflection Day on Thursday the 18th of May all day. Thank you to the parents who have already returned their permission slips.

May 8

First Holy Communion Photos

Dear parents,

If you wish to have photos professionally taken before the First Holy Communion Mass, please return the photo form to myself by Wednesday the 10th of May at the very latest. After this date the schedule will be finalised, and additional times will not be able to be added.

If you wish to access the photos of the Mass, but do not want professional photos to be taken of your child before the Mass then you do not need to return the form.

Thank you,

Matt Hubbard

Year 4G teacher

May 2

On Friday the 28th of April, the class went down to the Bayswater Wetlands for a day run by the City of Bayswater. It was a terrific day out in the sun where the students participated in a variety of exciting activities.

We got to learn about how Australia’s native fauna are looked after and even got to set some traps that the Department of Parks and Wildlife use to protect them and collect information!

The class also had a tour of the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary where we went bird watching and saw a variety of birds with our binoculars. It was very interesting to learn about how the sanctuary was created, and the effect our water usage has on it.

Another activity we did was test the water levels of the Swan River. We got to use the equipment that the Department of Parks and Wildlife do to look at  various levels of the water. It was interesting to learn about what happens when different levels in the water were too high or too low.

The most popular activity for most students was being able to go fishing! The entertaining team from Recfishwa taught us the importance of fishing in a sustainable way, and how to fish. The students had a lot of fun attempting to fish, and Brooke even caught a bream!

It was a lot of fun, and the students learnt a lot!