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Upcoming Events

15th January 2018  - School office reopens
16th January - Uniform Shop open 9am-11am
23rd January - Classes resume for 2018



 What's on at St Rita's



Remarkable Moments Dayhttp://www.stritasvp.qld.edu.au/Whats-on/Pages/Remarkable-Moments.aspxRemarkable Moments Day<div style="text-align:justify;">​As noted in our previous newsletter, last Friday we celebrated Remarkable Moments in Literacy Learning at a special assembly attended by Mr Trevor Doyle, Area Supervisor, and Mrs Jo KimmIns, Education Officer. During the assembly Mr Doyle presented St Rita's with a Remarkable Moments book published by Brisbane Catholic Education. Each of the 139 BCE schools were asked to nominate one student who had achieved remarkable progress over 2017. We nominated Valentina, who is in Year 2 and has made great progress with reading. Valentina was presented with a copy of the book at assembly yesterday and we have a copy in the office foyer. Congratulations on achieving such great progress Valentina!</div> <div style="text-align:justify;"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify;">To conclude our Remarkable Moments assembly, we had many of our staff reading their favourite book to a group of students in a reading circle. The photo below is our new Groundsman, Mr Eric Robinson, reading his book 'Lester and Clyde'. Our thanks goes out to Mrs Maclean for her organisation of the special assembly and to all of our staff who were so wonderfully willing to be readers. <br></div> <div style="text-align:justify;"> <br></div> <div style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="remarkablemoments2017b.jpg" src="/Whats-on/PublishingImages/remarkablemoments2017b.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />   <img alt="remarkablemoments2017a.jpg" src="/Whats-on/PublishingImages/remarkablemoments2017a.jpg" style="height:307px;width:241px;margin:5px;" /></div>
Meanjin Writer's Camphttp://www.stritasvp.qld.edu.au/Whats-on/Pages/Meanjin-Writer's-Camp.aspxMeanjin Writer's Camp<p style="text-align:justify;">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="studentinlibrary.jpg" src="/Whats-on/PublishingImages/studentinlibrary.jpg" style="margin:0px 15px;" />It’s exciting to share that great writing has been happening around St Rita’s of late. Three Year 5 girls were fortunate enough to attend the Meanjin writer’s camp a fortnight ago and worked with Morris Gleitzman! Needless to say, they returned with great enthusiasm and stories to share about the day. Their reflection can be seen below. We also celebrate Noah T (4K) whose story received an award in the Write 4 Fun competition. Noah’s story will go into the next round of judging and his story will be published in the Write 4 Fun 2017 booklet. What a tremendous way to be acknowledged! Lastly, congratulations to all the year 5 students who entered the 2017 Literacy Competition: Maite T, Abbie G, Elle A, Brayden D, Hannah W and Rowan R. Keep up the Great Effort!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Reflection on Meanjin Writer’s Camp</strong><br>Two week ago we attended a writing camp aged from grades 3 to 9. We saw Morris Gleitzman and he talked about how to put a story together. Then we saw Greg Driese and he talked about using your passion for story writing. Finally, we saw Karen Tyrrle. Karen taught us to go with your mindset. We had a great time! By Elle, Abbie and Maite (Year 5). <br></p>
Friday Night Touch Footballhttp://www.stritasvp.qld.edu.au/Whats-on/Pages/Sports-News.aspxFriday Night Touch Football<p style="text-align:justify;">​Last Friday night we saw for the first time both U/12 St Rita’s Boys teams up against each other in the Division 2 Grand Final. It was a very close 1st Half with both teams almost neck to neck. In the second half St Rita’s Boys 1 pushed the score out to claim the Grand Final 8-3. It was a great game to watch!</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">Congratulations to both teams on a fantastic season! A special big thank you to all our Parent Helpers who<br>assisted managing teams this year: Mr Goldston, Mr Cullen, Mr Winterburn, Mr and Mrs McNamara, Mrs Schafer, Mr Azzopardi and Mr Fernando. Without your assistance, opportunities and initiatives for our students like these don’t<br>happen. Thankyou!   <br></p>

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