CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Throughout Queensland we celebrate Catholic Education this week. The theme for Catholic Education Week for 2014 is taken from the Gospel of John 10:10. “Come Live Life in all its fullness”.
This began with a special Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Sunday with over 80 of our schools, including St Rita’s, being represented. It was a joyous occasion whereby the Archbishop reminded us that we can easily seek and have knowledge but that it is more important to seek wisdom and to make meaning. He said, “You can find the facts about everything via Google but that’s not where you find wisdom. The role of Catholic schools is to foster this wisdom.
We are certainly being called to live life in all its fullness at St Rita’s this week with our Junior and Senior Choirs performing at the Redlands Eisteddfod on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, our Year 6 and 7 students joining our Redland Catholic Schools for a combined Mass at Carmel College, our farewell concert for Fr Leo and our continual emphasis on coming to St Rita’s each day to Know More, Do More and Be More.
Happy Catholic Education Week and may God’s peace and blessings be with you and your family in the days to come.
Congratulations to all the children who celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion with Archbishop Coleridge over the weekend. Please keep these children in your thoughts and prayers as they continue in their Catholic journey.
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.