Community News & Events
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK - 27th-31st July
Next week is a very busy week here at Sacred Heart as we celebrate Catholic Education Week. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others.
Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. During Catholic Education Week 2015, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate and share how they are Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others. There are 299 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 147,000 students and employ almost 18,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way.
Our school is planning a number of activities during the week and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us. On Tuesday 28th July we are celebrating Grandparents Day. On Thursday 30th July students in our upper primary will be participating in the Catholic Schools’ Netball and Touch Football Carnival. On Thursday evening, our Year 2 students and choir will participate in the first Catholic Schools’ Celebration of the Arts at Mater Dei School. Finally, Friday 31st July will be a pupil free day as Catholic school staff from across the Diocese gather to celebrate the Bishop’s Inservice Day. I thank you for your ongoing support of our school and I look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2015.
GRANDPARENTS DAY - Tuesday 28th July
As part of Catholic Education Week we’re celebrating and honoring our grandparents on Tuesday 28th July! We are looking forward to having them visiting our classrooms and spending time with their grandchildren. Children are welcome to invite a “grandfriend” or another significant adult if grandparents are unable to attend. Invitations were distributed at the end of last term however if you would like a copy of this invitation please call at the office. The day commences at 9am with a liturgy in the hall. Parents are asked to provide a plate for the adults for the morning tea which will be held in three different areas - Kelly House outside Tuckshop, Byrne outside Prep, Kattie outside Library. Please drop the food off in these areas before the liturgy. From 9.30 – 10.30am grandparents will be welcomed in all the classrooms and the day will conclude in the hall with a mini presentation of talents which commences at 11.00am.
WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
Woolworths Earn & Learn is back and it is now easier than ever to earn valuable resources for our school. It's simple to participate. From Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 8th September 2015, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet. There will be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box, either at your school or at your local Woolworths. Thanks for your support!