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Please enjoy your holiday. If you can take some time out with your children, they will most certainly benefit. All of us need at one stage or the other to recharge the batteries and spending time together and downing tools is one of the best ways in which to do this. Next term is gearing up to be a busy one as you can see from the calendar and to be well-rested means to be prepared for this. For those of you who are travelling, stay safe. Thank-you for a great first semester!
NAIDOC WEEK and the Didjeribone Show
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. On Wednesday 13th July, we will welcome Chris Fabila and the Didjeribone Show to our school.
The Didjeribone Show with Tjupurru presents a seamless entertaining and educational exploration of the ancient didgeridoo and modern technology. Tjupurru captivates students with his extraordinary live interactive performance, which enables students to develop a wider appreciation for traditional and cultural arts whilst students are introduced to the amazing world of modern music technologies. A permission note to attend this show has been sent home this week. Please return this note to your classroom teacher by the first Monday of next term 11th July.
Last Thursday the students in Years 4 -6 had a great day participating in the Zone 6 Catholic Schools Gala Day. Students participated in Netball at Bradbury Park and Touch football at the South Pine Sports Complex. A number of teams played in grand finals on the day with one team experiencing success. Congratulations to all students on the sportsmanship that was on display.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to the students who celebrated their First Holy Communion last weekend. Peter and I attended a Mass each and were so proud of the children! Thank you to Mrs Angela Greathead who, along with the parents, prepared the children so well. Also thanks to the singers, especially Carmel Spargo who sang at both Holy Trinity Church Masses. Many thanks to Fr Bernie who made the children's first Holy Communion a truly memorable celebration. We are very blessed in the Banyo-Nundah Catholic Parish.
Get your calendars out and save these dates St Pius:-
July - Cadbury Chocolate Fundraising. You know you love it! To help tide you over after you've eaten all of your Easter eggs and before all of the yum-my Christmas food starts, each family will have the opportunity to sell a box of Cadbury chocolates if they wish.
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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From every Membership we sell, 20% of the proceeds go towards our fundraising for St Pius School. The more Memberships we sell, the closer we get to our goal – so please forward this information to all your family and friends!