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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!!
Energy Breakthrough - The RACV Energy Breakthrough is an exciting program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will repesent an 'energy breakthrough'.
Tournament of the Minds - Tournament of Minds is an opportunity for students with a passion for learning and problem solving to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way. Tournament of Minds looks beyond academic achievement and understands that the pursuit of excellence knows no boundaries. Tournament offers students a unique, total experience, providing challenge and growth through its six week problem solving structure. The Tournament process provides a platform for excellence and equips participants with strategies and skills which will support future success. Working in teams, effective problem-solving, thinking outside the square and the use of technology are values that employers are searching for in the employee of tomorrow. Tournament of Minds mirrors what successful businesses practise.
Arts Celebration Evening - Every second year, we hold an Arts Celebration Evening. This is an opportunity for students with skills in the areas of Dance, Drama or Music to showcase their talents for the school and wider community.