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We were treated on Wednesday to our very first ever visitors from Japan. 24 students from Koshigaya Minami High School from Saitama prefecture spent Wednesday at St Pius. The whole school enjoyed a display of Japanese dance Soranbushi and later learnt the dance moves. Year 5 and Year 6 students then tested out their Japanese skills with their new Japanese friend ,played some traditional games and made Origami koalas and cranes. Our school are now the proud owners of a beautiful Kokeshi doll, a gift from the school. We in return gave them a boomerang , a picture book about Queensland along with cute little koalas for each student. Ruukasu Sensei
Book Week celebrations have taken place all week with the theme being "Australia: Story Country". The children have enjoyed a variety of different activities with the highlight certainly being the Book Parade yesterday and seeing the students and teachers dressed up as their favourite characters.
My sincere thanks to Mrs Nat Phelan and Mrs Anne Morgan for all their hard work in organising Book Week. Also, to the parents who year after year support this celebration by providing / making costumes for their children and of course purchasing from the Book Fair.
ST MARY MACKILLOP FEAST DAY
On Friday 5th August, we will celebrate the feast of St Mary MacKillop with a Mass presided by Fr Bernie in Holy Trinity Church at 2pm. The actual feast day is on Monday 8th however a group of students from Year 6 are travelling into St Stephen's Cathedral for the Archdiocesan celebration of the Feast of St Mary MacKillop. These students will be singing in a combined choir of 135 students from many different Catholic schools in the archdiocese, some travelling from as far as Kingaroy and Hervey Bay. The group will represent our school with pride.
In previous years the day has been celebrated as a 'Fun Day' of rotational activities. Due to the amount of interruptions in the last few weeks, this will not be happening this year, however we will celebrate with a huge cake on Monday 8th August for morning tea. Please note that food allergy alternatives will not be catered for.
Get your calendars out and save these dates St Pius:-
August - P&F Movie Day – date to be confirmed based on suitable movies and times
September - Father's Day Stall – Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September (similar to Mother's Day, $3 gifts available),
Father's Day Disco – Friday 2nd September (approx. 6pm). Always a fun night. Share some food, drinks and dancing with all of the St Pius families and celebrate Father's Day.
October – Working Bee – Saturday 8th October,
P&F Trivia Night – Saturday 15th October. It's back! Who will win this year? Start studying now and be ready to organise a table for the second St Pius Trivia Night.
November – Christmas Picnic – Date to be confirmed (Around Sunday 27th November), a lovely relaxing afternoon on the oval. BYO everything but there will be a special visit from Santa!
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