CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week 2014 will be celebrated next week. It is a time for all Queensland Catholic Schools to reflect on their mission and celebrate the many successes achieved within their schools and communities.
This year's theme is, "Come, live life in all it's fullness." This inspirational call is based on this Gospel of John (10:10), challenging those who answer it to 'live fully'.
St Rita's aims to provide high quality, faith based education. To be Catholic means we model our actions on the teachings of Jesus, welcoming all, valuing difference and diversity, and treating all with respect and dignity. We have high expectations of all our students, and through explicit planning, teaching and assessing, teachers build and strive to create a culture that is inspirational and engages students in the learning process so they know and can articulate where they are at, where they are going, and how they will get there.
Next Wednesday 30 July, our Year 6 and 7 classes will attend our Catholic Education Week Mass hosted by Carmel Catholic College, joining with our Brisbane Catholic Education cluster schools Star Of The Sea, St Mary MacKillop, St Luke's, and St Anthony's. Permission forms have already been sent out.
CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
This Friday (25th July) we look forward to welcoming Archbishop Mark Coleridge to our school and parish community. Archbishop Mark will be presiding over the sacramental ceremonies on Friday evening and weekend masses. He will be visiting our Year Five classes on Friday afternoon to meet the children who have been preparing for these Sacraments, have afternoon tea with our staff before taking a drive through our Parish area.
Book Week is fast approaching, so here are a few reminders of the fun and activities ahead!
Monday 4th August: Chinese/Australian story teller Nicholas Ng will present “Descendants of the Dragon” to our students. 8:45am-Prep, Year 1 and Year2; 9:45am-Years 5,6 & 7; 11.30am-Years 3&4. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.
On this day, students are invited to come dressed as their favourite character from a book. (connect to reading).
August is also the month dedicated to the support of the MS Readathon. St Rita’s has always been a strong
contributor to this worthy cause. Forms are available in the library, but you can also join online at www.msreadathon.org.au. Watch out for a flyer coming soon about our annual Book Fair! (In week 5.)
ENROL NOW FOR 2015!
We are enjoying the experience of meeting new families and connecting with current families as we continue our Prep Enrolments for 2015. If you have a child born between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010, they will be age appropriate to begin Prep in 2015. If you haven't already, please make contact with our school office to arrange an enrolment meeting to secure your child’s placement for our 2015 Prep intake.
Enrolment forms are available from the school office or by visiting the Enrolments section of this website.