RE News: Bridgette McCann
Religious Education Curriculum
In 5/6 Religion this term we have been looking at the symbols and various representations of Pentecost. Students were asked to compare a variety of artworks and the ways in which they show the coming of the Holy Spirit. The children were very engaged in discussions around the symbols of wind and fire and how the disciples and Mary were represented in both modern and ancient depictions.
During morning prayer the students have been engaged in self-reflective and meditation periods. This has focused on checking in on themselves and the ways in which they can support each other and the school community during Term 4.
Religious Life of St Michael’s School Community
On Tuesday 8/12 we will be celebrating a Whole School Mass with our students. Due to Covid restrictions we will be holding the Mass in our school hall. Unfortunately we are unable to invite parents but we are looking forward to celebrating Mass with all our students gathering and our 3/4 students leading. At this Mass our school will donate all non-perishable food items and unwrapped gifts to the St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal. We are very grateful for the donations that families have generously donated so far and we request that they keep coming in to your child’s classroom.
St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal
This year, Christmas will be like no other. After the year that no one saw coming, many families are without jobs and are under increased financial stress, some for the first time in their lives. With more families facing uncertainty, no one knows what to expect for Christmas Day.
Vinnies is committed to making Christmas a time to renew hope. But we need YOUR help.
Our school community can play an important part in renewing hope for the thousands of people who face an uncertain Christmas. Together, we can continue to bring Christmas gifts, Christmas hampers and smiles of love and laughter to the people who need it most this season.
From everyone at Vinnies, the staff of St Michael’s and the people we assist, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Please give all food items and gifts to your child’s class teacher to collect by December 8th 2020. THANK YOU!
Hampers are received by individuals and families in your local community who have been recently visited by conference volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn. Our Christmas Hamper shopping list is a suggestion only. A few things to keep in mind:
- To uphold the dignity of those receiving the goods, please ensure that all food items are not due to expire for 6 months. All items must be nonperishable.
- If you would like to donate perishable food items such as chocolates or ham it is best to do so by donating a gift voucher so that families can select what they would like during the holidays.
Christmas gifts are given to a range of individuals and families and can include children we support in our Youth programs, families being supported by Special Works or by local conferences. By giving a gift to the Society, we are able to help others regain hope and bring joy to them at Christmas. Please note:
- We can only gift new items still in packaging.
- We also request that gifts are not wrapped as we try our best to match presents with the individual. If you would like, you can donate wrapping paper and/or gift bags along with your gift so they can be wrapped at a later date.
Bridgette McCann (Acting REC)