First term always see the celebration of Easter. I really enjoy the liturgies of this season in the church. They bring
home to me the frailty of human life and the joys and suffering that are part and parcel of this existence. I pray that
over this Easter Week, each of us experiences the courage displayed by the disciples on Holy Thursday; the
immeasurable love, faith and hope that Mary had for her son this Good Friday; and finally, the amazing
experience of total joy and happiness as we experience God's love for each of us this Easter Sunday as we
continue to live our New Life, fulfil our Baptismal Promises and open our Easter Eggs!
But celebrating Easter without children (for me anyway!) would be a sad time. Their joys, their happiness, their
understandings never fail to teach me something. No matter how small or big, children are buckets of wisdom.
When posed with the following questions their answers startled me!
What is Easter about?
- New Life!
- Jesus dying on the cross!
- Easter eggs!
- Having fun with my family!
Why do you like Easter?
- Easter Eggs!
- The Easter Bunny!
- Jesus rose from the dead!
How do you know Jesus is with you?
- He loves us!
- He is in us!
- Because he died on the cross for us to have another life!
Easter is all this, so enjoy, celebrate, remember and have fun! Take heed of these words of wisdom from some of our students.
A heartfelt thank-you to every member of our St Anne’s community – especially to our dedicated, hard-working staff for an incredible first term. St Anne’s Catholic Primary School is a wonderful place and is only like this because of the people - the staff, the parents, the students, and the parish.
May the peace of the risen Lord be ever in your hearts. He is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Advanced Notice of Upcoming Liturgical Events: All are welcome to attend!
We have two major liturgies in our first week back in Term 2.
- As the Easter weekend falls in the last week of our holidays, our
whole school Easter Liturgy will be on Tuesday, 23rd April (first day back of Term 2) at 11.30am in the hall.
- On Wednesday, 24th of April, we will hold our Anzac Day liturgy, once again in the hall at 11.30am. This will be lead by our Year 6 students.
Our students in Years 3 and 5 will be undertaking NAPLAN testing online in May this year for the first time. Moving NAPLAN online brings many advantages, including a test design that offers test items tailored to students’ knowledge and ability.
We will also be participating in a national practice test on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to fine tune any technical and logistical needs, as well as familiarise students and teachers with the online testing process. It is not an assessment of student ability and there will be no reporting of student results.
Parents and caregivers of students in these NAPLAN year levels will need to be aware of important information relating to privacy, which can be found on the NAPLAN Online Queensland website’s parent information page - (https://naplanonline.qld.edu.au/getting-ready/parent-information).
A public demonstration site is available where you and your child can view the sorts of ICT skills that are used in questions they encounter with NAPLAN Online. The demonstration site does NOT tailor to a student's ability though. The questions are just provided to show what a test might look like. Bookmarking this page could be a good idea for easy access! So if your children have some spare time where they are allowed to use technology or are using the internet for homework, have a look at the NAPLAN online practice tests, and have a go!
Enrolments for Prep are currently being taken for the 2020 school year. If you have a child due to commence Prep next year, (born July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015) please complete an expression of enrolment form available from our school office. Enrolments for Years 1—6 are also currently being taken for 2020. When returning the enrolment form, please ensure that you have included a copy of your child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate& immunisation information. It is essential that we have our current families accounted for, so that we know the number of places available for new families.