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April 19, 2017: ANZAC Day Dawn Service
I would like to repeat my invitation to students and families to attend the Dawn Service next Tuesday April 25th at the Cleveland Cenotaph beginning at 5:15am. The Service is held next to the RSL, 8 Passage Street, Cleveland. As this ceremony is a very significant part of Australia’s history, I would like to request as many students as possible to represent St Anthony’s SchooSl at this service beginning at 5:15am at the Cleveland Cenotaph. Some of our school staff will be attending and I would ask that students who are able to attend to wear their formal school uniform (Prep students can wear their normal sports uniform). I would suggest that you arrive quite early if possible. I will be there from 4.15am to secure our location.

April 19, 2017: Cross Country Training
Over the holidays many St Anthony’s children continued to participate in cross country training at St Anthony’s. The training sessions were held over both weeks and on the last session of the second week a BBQ breakfast was provided to all the students and parents attending these training sessions. I would like to acknowledge and thank Mr Marrinan for coordinating and running these training sessions during his break and for his generosity to dedicate some of his holiday time to ensure the students are well prepared for the upcoming cross country events. I would also like to acknowledge and thank the parents who brought their child/ren to these training sessions.

March 22, 2017: Easter Liturgies
We begin to recount the last days of Jesus’ time here on Earth. As a school we retell the events of Holy Week, a week that is most sacred in the Catholic tradition. Below is a timetable of the prayers being presented. Families are very welcome to join in our Holy Week prayers in the top covered area/hall.

Stations of the Cross Prayer Walk:
The students will have an opportunity to walk the Stations of the Cross in their classes as part of their prayer routine for the week. I will be leading a parent station of the cross walk if anyone is interested after the Thursday’s morning prayer. Please meet me outside the hall.

March 15, 2017: Project Compassion 2017
During the six weeks of Lent we are all challenged to consider how we might renew and refresh our relationship with our God through reflection, prayer and practical acts of giving to others.

At this time each year, our school community strives to make a significant contribution to Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion – an annual fundraising and awareness-raising appeal that aims to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity for the world’s poorest people.  This year’s theme is “Love Your Neighbour”. 

Thank you for the support and generosity shown at our snow cone fundraiser. We raised over $700 for Project Compassion.

February 28, 2016: Season on Lent
This week Catholics par ticipate in significant events in our Liturgical Calendar. Today our students enjoyed pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and participated in a liturgy where their Lenten promises were burnt. The students made a promise today to God that they will try to carry out in the Lenten period. Thank you to those volunteers who assisted with making 500 pancakes. Lent is known as a forty-day preparation time, although it is actually 44 days long. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends just before the celebration of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. On Ash Wednesday we are marked with ash as a sign that we are ready to begin our Lenten journey towards Easter. The season of Lent is one of opportunity for growth for each of us. We need to be kind to ourselves and nurture our spirits with prayer. This fits in with our school’s well being week this week. Many activities will be run during the week to enhance student well being.

February 28, 2016: Swimming Carnival
Last Friday we held our school swimming carnival for Years 3 – 6. It was a fantastic day for all of the students. I would like to thank Mr Brendan Marrinan for his preparation leading up to the event and coordination of the day and congratulate Cunningham house for winning the over all points on the day. At next Friday’s (10th March) assembly we will announce the Age Champions and the winner of the “Kathy Otto Award”. This is the 17th Anniversary of the Shield which is in memory of a past St Anthony’s family member, Kathy Otto, whose love of swimming and her invaluable contributions to the preparation, organisation and running of the St Anthony’s Swimming Carnival are well remembered by those who knew her. The Shield is awarded each year to a Boy and a Girl who exhibit the qualities of leadership, effort, participation and team spirit.

February 14, 2016: Prep 2018 Enrolments
We are now accepting applications for enrolments from all our school families and the wider community for our Preparatory Year for 2018. A child born from 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2013 will be eligible for the preparatory year 2018. Preference for enrolment will be given to siblings of children already attending St Anthony’s School, provided that enrolment procedures are completed and school fees are up to date. I look forward to meeting families who are interested in choosing St Anthony’s as their preferred school.

We are proud of the achievements of our students and the level of professionalism that our teachers provide to and for the students. This year we have a new Online Enrolment Form available. Enrolment Applications are also available from the school office.

February 7, 2016: Welcome Back to School BBQ
Last Friday afternoon/night we held our welcome back to school BBQ. We had many families attend the event and it was a tremendously positive and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to all the families for making the time to be at this BBQ and enjoy the event. I would also like to acknowledge and thank all our staff for attending the night and assisting with the preparation, cooking and serving of the BBQ throughout the afternoon and night. We have a wonderful community at St Anthony’s and I thoroughly enjoyed the event.

January 24, 2017: Information nights for families
This year’s Parent Information Nights will be held over 2 nights next week. Prep families will be invited to attend an information night on Tuesday 31st January commencing in the Prep classrooms at 6:30pm. Families with children in Years 1 to 6 will be invited to attend an information night on Thursday February 2 which will commence at 6:00pm in the Antonio Centre where all parents will meet to listen to a 20 minute leadership presentation and then move to classes.

Each class teacher will provide two sessions on the night to allow for those families with children across more than one class. Each class information session will last approximately 30 minutes and then allow five minutes for families to move to another class if required and the teachers will then repeat the presentation.

January 24, 2017: Welcome to the 2017 School Year
The St Anthony's school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2017 school year. We are looking forward to another fantastic year at our school!

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