Congratulations to our Lithgow Parish students who made their First Reconciliation recently.
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Holy Family Catholic Primary School student School Captains welcome Fr Diep
Fr Diep recently visited Holy Family School Kelso to meet and chat with staff and the School Captains. Fr Diep will soon be joining the school community to celebrate a whole school Mass and his introduction to the school has been welcomed.
“Fr Diep’s visit and the celebration of the forthcoming School Mass, are valued connections between the school and our Cathedral Parish. Fr Diep really enjoyed chatting with staff and students and we all learnt about his home country of Vietnam as well. We look forward to an ongoing connection with Fr Diep,’ said school Principal, Kevin Arrow.
Recently the Year 5 and 6 students at Cathedral school attended the Far Out! Treasures to the Bush presentation by the State Library of NSW. The students learnt about migration to Australia through the lives of four historical figures and the amazing artifacts linked to each person. History was brought to life by the talented presenters as we dressed up in costumes, pretended to be passengers in first class, second class and steerage, sent messages with flags, traveled to the goldfields and saw Ludwig Leichardt discover the Leichhardt grasshopper. It was incredible to view the real artifacts we had been learning about – ex convict Mary Reibey’s land grant from Governor Macquarie, Arthur Wilcox Manning’s Journal about his voyage on the Earl Grey from Plymouth to Sydney, explorer Ludwig Leichardt’s telescope and a miner’s right belonging to George Johnston. Many thanks to the State Library of NSW for bringing this fantastic experience to our region.
Merryn Sadler Teacher-Librarian
Students could wear yellow to school today along with grining a gold coin donation to support RU OK Day. “Asking if you are okay can make a big difference. We’re all in this together” is the message being taught in our classroom at St John’s Catholic Primary School.
SJP recently explored the very foundations of our school and the charisms left by the Mercy Sisters and the De La Salle Brothers through an immersive journey back in time. These orders were founded by Catherine McAuley and St John Baptist De La Salle, respectively, many years ago, so it was nice to revisit the very beginnings of how these orders were established and what the Catholic schools in Dubbo used to look like prior to 1969, the year St John’s Primary School began.
Through Liturgy, prayer, classroom craft, ‘old-school’ playground games and the kind support of former De La Salle and Mercy student alumni who spoke to each of our grades about their experiences and memories of their Catholic schooling in Dubbo, our staff and students learnt a lot! A huge thank you to John Taylor, Doug Butcherine, Pauline Walkom and Kerry Ryan for taking the time to teach our students about their experiences of school many years ago.
Mackillop’s got talent raises funds for St Vincent de Paul
A dancing robot, singing teachers, cow jokes and a Beatles medley were just some of the talents that Mackillop showcased on Friday, August 26.
Members of the Year 11 leadership committee at Mackillop College organised and hosted their first major event; Mackillop’s got talent, in order to raise money for St Vincent de Paul.
The fundraiser included a bake sale, a mufti day, and the Mackillop’s got talent event, which encouraged students to step out of their comfort zones and perform various acts in front of the school.
It was the first time this event was able to take place since 2019, before the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mackillop College’s assistant principal Mrs Whelan was extremely proud of her students, their talents and their capacity to organise such a successful event, and was very happy with the results on the day.
“Our year 11 council has done a great job,” Mrs Whelan said.
“I think it went great. It’s wonderful for the girls to be able to stand on the stage and perform in front of their peers and the support they receive is always wonderful at Mackillop.”
article courtesy of the Western Advocate
Congratulations to all students at St John’s Catholic Primary School, Baradine who recently received the sacrament of confirmation. 6pm Saturday night Mass was celebrated by Bishop Michael McKenna. Fr Francis Muhenda con-celebrated Mass with the Bishop. Mass was followed by a parish party to acknowledge and celebrate the students involved.
Our Year 6 students hit the ground running on their recent excursion to Canberra. On Day 1 they had a taste of culture at the National Gallery and then got to experience some of the facilities at the Australian Institute of Sport. Highlights on Day 2 included a tour of Parliament House and getting to meet our Federal Member of Parliament, Mark Coulton. Later, the children met the Governor-General, David Hurley, and got to look inside Government House. Evie got to sit in Mrs Hurley’s chair at the dining table!
Congratulations to those students who represented our school at the Eastern Region Athletics Carnival on Wednesday in Bathurst. All students tried their absolute best and showed wonderful sportsmanship. Thank you to all parents and carers who transported and supported our students and to the teachers who also came and assisted on the day.
On Saturday Ethan and Cody received the sacrament of Confirmation. The boys were confirmed by Bishop Michael. Thank you to those who joined us for mass and cake; Bishop Michael, Fr Greg, their sponsors, families and community members.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Manildra