On Thursday 24th April, 3L will lead our school community in an ANZAC Liturgy at 9am on the grassed area outside the office and near the cenotaph. Families are most welcome to join our school community at this time as we stop to honour those who have served our country, and pray for those who continue to serve and work for peace in our world.
The Mini Vinnies Team have also organised ANZAC ribbons for all students at St Rita’s. We encourage each student to make a gold coin donation on this day, with all money going directly to the Redlands RSL Sub Branch Inc to support veterans in our local area.
St Rita’s have also been invited to attend the Redlands RSL 11am service in Cleveland on Friday 25th April. If your family is interested in attending this service as a representative of St Rita’s, please make contact with Miss Heshusius firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for further details. Students will be required to wear full formal uniform and will be given a small posy to lay at the memorial.
AVOIDING THE HOLIDAY BOREDOM
Finding new things to do at home or getting out of the house are great ways to keep the kids entertained, and reduce your stress. Below are some ideas to whip out at the first sign of boredom.
Make and fly a kite
Work in the garden (maybe your child could have a part of the garden as their own)
Have a cooking day (a great way to restock your pantry)
Play board games and card games
Practice skills such as soccer, skipping, kicking
Make your own bowling alley in the hallway using plastic drink bottles and a soft ball
Factor in some down time (a great opportunity to read)
Organise a sleepover with friends
Visit a local park (may be your child can organise a family BBQ)
Check out the local library
Play tourist around your local area (a great opportunity to have a photography competition)
Bunnings have free activities for children
Go to the movies (you could even have a movie night at home)
Take a train ride and visit the museum and art gallery
Volunteer at a local charity or clean up your local park
Before you know it, the children will be back at school on Tuesday 22nd April.
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NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL PARENT NETWORK
Save the Date!
The St Rita's SPN invites you to join us for a day of activities, music and fun! The 'Together in Family' day will be held on Sunday 4th May, 2014 from 10.00am - 1pm, following our whole school mass. More details to follow after the holidays.
Monthly Volunteer Draw
Be in the running to win two adult Cineplex movie tickets. All you need to do is place your raffle ticket in the volunteers registry (blue) box in the school office. Each month a ticket will be drawn and that volunteer will be rewarded for their time. Congratulations to our latest winner, Leila, you have won two movie tickets!
ENROL NOW FOR 2015!
For families with siblings at home ready to start Prep in 2015 please get your enrolment forms into the school office for the 2015 school year. Prep Enrolment Interviews will be held at the end of term 1 and early in term 2. Enrolment forms are available from the school office or by visiting the Enrolments section of this website.
OPENING MASS PHOTOS
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