What's On This Week

What's On Term 4 Week 9 2018

See school calendar at bottom of page for upcoming events

Staff please also view staff planner calendar


9.00am - Whole School Prayers

Activator Sports

1.15pm - Year 7 & 8 technology

3.15 - Staff Taonga - data analysis and targets for 2019. See AoV for 2018


8.00 - NW/LFR

9.45-11.30 - Reconciliation

12.30 - Dominican Choir

6.00pm - Board Meeting


8.00am - Thinktank

8.30am - LB/LFR

10.30-1.30 - Barnadoes Christmas Party in Hall


7.00am - Staff breakfast - to be arranged.

9.15-10.30 - Whole school practice for End of Year Mass

6.00pm - End of Year Mass - Community Celebration, Junior Nativity and Prize-giving


8.10am - Rosary

12.00 - Final Assembly

12.45 - School closes

1.30 - Meet at Ann's

NB: Teacher Only Days for 2019 - Monday and Tuesday 17th and 18th December



Jan for organising the year 2/3s for mass and looking after them this week.

Nicola for attending Enviroschools day and coming back with lots of ideas.

Adrienne for your exceptional organising of Young Vinnies this year.

Anne and Paula for continuing to independently run with things and keep our administration flowing.

Fr Wayne - for inviting us for afternoon tea on Friday.

Anne for getting the reports packaged off and sent home.


End of Year preparations,

Year 8 entrance procession - Sara/Leanne

Well in hand: readers etc for mass (NW), audio visual for mass (LB), Junior nativity (MT/DMc)

Leaver's certificates - finish

CHECK IN WITH YOUR DATA BEFORE MONDAY'S MEETING and start thinking about what it means.

Ensure you have taught Advent and Christmas lessons/or equivalent from your liturgical year planner.


Liturgical Season: Advent

Prayers: Ange/Ann




(Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Psalm: Isaiah 12; Philippians 4:4-7)

KEY VERSE: "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire" (v. 16).

TO KNOW: John the Baptist preached a message of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Those who desired to reform their lives asked, "What then should we do?" (Lk 3:10). John told each group to do more than the law required. John contrasted his baptism with that of Jesus. He baptized only with water to symbolize a conversion to the will of God, but that "one mightier" (v.16) was coming whose baptism would be definitive. The baptism of Jesus would be an act of God bringing salvation through the Holy Spirit and the purifying fire of judgment. John used the image of a winnowing fan, a shovel used to separate the wheat from the chaff, to describe God's coming judgment that would divide the good from the bad. In Baptism, a Christian dies to their former lives of sin, and rises to a new life with Christ.

TO LOVE: As you light the third candle of the Advent wreath pray for someone who needs more joy in his or her life.

TO SERVE: Lord Jesus, enkindle in me the fire of your love so that I might do your works.

‚ÄčNOTE: The Third Sunday of Advent is called "Gaudete" (Rejoice) Sunday from the Entrance Antiphon: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice" [Phil 4:4]. Rose Colored Vestments are worn and a rose colored candle is lit on the Advent Wreath.‚Äč

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