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Wednesday, August 20th 2014

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From the Head of Primary - Week 5

Champagnat Feast Day
Last Friday the Feast of the Assumption was celebrated all day at both Primary Campuses. The Lavalla Campus commenced the day with a very reverent and spiritual mass in the delightful Champagnat Chapel. This was led by the Year 4 students. From there the students deepened their understanding of Mary through a variety of activities. The Year 2 students from the Marian Campus led with a Paraliturgy at St Cecilia’s. Once the buddies arrived at each campus they enjoyed a sausage sizzle, followed by the Lapathon. Parent volunteers and our canteen staff are to be congratulated for their wonderful effort in cooking and preparing hundreds of sausages and bread rolls ensuring everyone was amply fed. The students enjoyed a beautiful day of sunshine and fun as they did their laps, and at the same time raised funds for the Marist missions. This year, the money raised will go to Cambodia and Pakistan where the Marist Brothers are helping those children in dire situations. Your continued generosity with the support of the Marist missions is reflective of that spirit of generosity shown by Mary in her lifetime. Please click here to view the photos.

Book Week Parades
Earlier this week, both the Marian and Lavalla Campuses were awash with literacy characters as the staff and students enjoyed the day as a character from one of their favourite books. Everyone entered into the spirit of the day. It was wonderful to see so many students in amazing costumes and getting involved in their favourite character of their book. The importance of reading for enjoyment and information through the library is still a very valued and well-loved experience. Thank you Mrs Le Dan for organising the parades. Please click here to view the photos.

Speak Up Awards
This week we have cause to be very proud of two of our students in Year 5. Sam Floate and Eva Hill were selected through a number or rounds of competition in the annual Speak Up Awards. They participated in the Finals on Tuesday evening at Mt Lawley and both performed extremely well. Sam won the most well researched speech award. He received a trophy and gift, along with a donation for the Library. Congratulations to both students. Please click here to view the photos.

Lost Property at Lavalla Campus
Parents are asked to check the Lost Property Basket outside the Library at Lavalla Campus, particularly for tracksuit tops. Students are encouraged to check the lost property themselves and any lost property that is labelled clearly with a name is returned to students by the Administration Monitors each week. However, we still have a number of uniform articles remaining unclaimed. Please ensure you name all of your child’s items clearly, and check on a regular basis that the name is still legible.

Jocelyn Hansen, Head of Primary

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