Our journey through Lent is over. The purple cloths, that adorned our churches for the last forty days have gone and replaced with our churches and altars decorated with flowers and we can now sing our Gloria and Alleluia with joy and celebration. The Lord is risen!
The Easter gospel names three people: Mary Magdalene, Peter and the ‘disciple who Jesus loved.’ By not being named, this disciple is in fact all of us, each of us are the ‘disciple whom Jesus loves.’ Mary, faithful to the end goes to the tomb and although it is dark, sees the stone has been removed. She quickly run and tells the others what she seen has and experienced; an empty tomb, burial cloths, and a head covering in another place. Having told the others, they too go to them tomb. They also see, but they more than just see. They see and believe. They see and believe with their hearts. The mystery of the resurrection is able to be seen because God gives us the eyes of faith. As Easter Sunday approaches, let us follow Mary’s example, let us too stand at the empty tomb and believe and then have the courage to proclaim the good new resurrection. This Easter, may what we believe in our hearts, profess with our lips, be seen in the work of our hands and the quality of our daily lives. Alleluia the Lord has Risen!
Thank you to our Yr 4 students who reenacted the Stations of the Cross for our school community on Tuesday. This moving and prayerful experience enabled us all to journey with Christ during the final hours of his life and to recall the sacrifice he made for us all through his passion and eventual death on the cross. Thank you to Mrs Szoloch, Mr Mogan, and Mrs Roberts, assisted by Mr Horne who prepared the children for this most special liturgical celebration. Thank you to the parents and friends who joined us on the day. It was great to see you all!
Thank you to all those who attended our Easter Hat parade this morning. Thanks to the parents who discovered their “glue sticks” and creative flare in assisting in the making of the hats- they looked great. Thank you also to the teachers for their support with this event. Well Done Everyone?
As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support of the school community, our staff and the education of our students over the last ten weeks. It has been a busy and productive term over the last three months as we slowly return to a “normal” as many of the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. It has been a welcomed site to welcome parents back onto the school site each day after such a long absence. Our new Kindergarten children have settled in most successfully into our community with our Year Six students one term closer to graduating from primary school. My thanks and appreciation to the staff for their professionalism and dedication to their teaching roles throughout the term. May the holidays be a relaxing period for all members of our community and a time to renew one’s energy as we embark on term two later this month.
I wish you and your families a Holy and Happy Easter.
C TK Principal