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The Sacramental Program is parish based with the school strongly supporting the program by having all students undertaking parallel units of study at the school level.
A child who has been baptised in the Catholic Church would normally commence preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist in Year 3. This is up to the parent's discretion and parents would need to indicate their child's readiness to the Parish Sacramental Co-ordinator.
For a child who has been Baptised in another faith denomination such as Uniting, Anglican etc., it is encouraged that the child continue to receive their Sacraments in their chosen faith.
Enquiries can be directed to the Parish Office on 5443 3052
STEPPING STONES AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM
The After School Care Program operates from the Parish Hall, which is in the same grounds as the school. The children are collected at the end of the school day, from the verandah area at the top of the school, by a staff member and taken directly to the Hall.
After school activities are less structured than those offered during the Pupil Free Days, to allow children to wind down after the school day.
The program's activities are designed to meet the interests of children aged 5-12 years. Children are offered the opportunity to participate in leisure and recreation activities including art/craft, games, drama, sport/physical activities, cooking and other quiet activities.
We are here to provide quality care and enjoyment for the children whilst they are in our care.
Stepping Stones can be contacted on: 1300 665 699
Fax: 6425 3599
Each year, schools and libraries all over Australia spend a fabulous week celebrating Australian books, authors and illustrators and here at St Therese's, we're no different! Every year, in preparation for our own BookWeek celebration, we are explore the wonderful books short listed by the Children's Council of Australia and enjoying songs and activities to gain a greater appreciation of these stories! Why not pop in yourself and browse through the books Laura has on display in the library. The theme this year is "Books Light Up our World".
Terry Jarvis - Artist in Residence!
During recent years, we have been lucky to have Terry Jarvis, a renowned artist well known for his amazing water colour artworks, visit our school and work with a group of our children! We are very excited to welcome Terry back each year and offer the same opportunity to a group of Senior students who will share in Terry's amazing talent and knowledge of watercolours.
Indonesian Cultural Day
During this fabulous Cultural Day celebration, Ibu Etty and her two friends, Pak Aaron and Ibu Nita, will give children a peek into the wonderful world of Indonesian music and dance by providing musical instruments to play and colourful costumes to dress up in while performing cultural dances taught by Nita. Etty will also provide Indonesian games to play and becaks to ride with the whole day finishing in a wonderful concert given by the older students for the younger ones! Everyone is most welcome to come along and join us for this amazing celebration of Culture...don't forget the camera!!
St Therese's community reaches out to all those who need support in many different ways. At lunchtimes, there are alternative activities offered to the students between 2.00 - 2.30pm.