St Michael's Primary School - Kaleen
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Tyrrell Circuit
Kaleen ACT 2617
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RE News: Bridgette McCann

HOLY WEEK

Holy Week is a very special and sacred time of the year, for it is now that we commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus' life on this earth. These are the days leading up to the great Easter Feast. The greatest focus of the week is the Passion (suffering) and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the events that led up to it.

Thank you to the following classes for preparing our Holy Week Reflections. Classes have been enjoying the presentations and reflecting on the meaning of each Scripture passage. The creativity and personal responses by the students to each Holy Week reflection has been thoughtful and reverent.

On Friday 26th we started our celebrations with 3/4L’s presentation of ‘Palm Sunday’. 3/4L inspired us with their clever illustrations of Matthew’s Gospel (21:1-11) depicting the Palm Sunday story. All the students enjoyed joining in to sing ‘Sing it Hosana’.

Monday 29th March, 3/4A shared John’s Gospel (13:1-20) story about ‘Washing of the Feet’ . The students read the Gospel passage and we reflected on the meaning. We were inspired by the following words 3/4A shared…RE_T1_W9i.png

“Jesus came to show us how we should live.  One of the lessons that Jesus wanted us to learn was how to be a servant to others.  A servant is a person who does the work for another. When your mum or dad cooks you something to eat, they are being a loving servant for you; they don’t expect anything in return.

Jesus wanted the disciples to know that being a servant is more important than gaining wealth, power, or position.  A servant does not receive a lot of praise or credit; they work solely for the lives of others.”

On Tuesday 30th March, 1/2H shared ‘A New Commandment’ (John 13: 31-35) We heard the important message…

“Love one another, as I have loved you”

This is the simplest way to live a life like Jesus has intended. 

Treat all people, as you yourself would like to be treated

This was Jesus’ message to his disciples after ‘The last Supper’ and summed up all his teaching one simple rule – one that we all continue to try to live by each and every day.

We were reminded to follow the Golden Rule and treat other people as we would likeRE_T1_W9h.jpg
to be treated.

Today 31st March, 1/2B took us on a journey together through the ‘Last Supper’ (Mt 26:26-30). The students were asked to close their eyes as they listened to a song and had to imagine themselves sitting at the table with Jesus and his friends at The Last Supper. They were asked what they were thinking and what they would have asked Jesus. The student responses showed the depth of this experience.

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We then participated in a self-guided tour of the Stations of the Cross that 5/6K had creatively put together. It was an opportunity to stop, question, think and respond to the many different stations depicted in a variety of ways.

Tomorrow we will respond to 5/6F’s prayer experience of ‘Praying in the Garden of

RE_T1_W9f.jpgGethsemane’ from (Mt 26:36-46). Students will Light candles and take part in a Taize prayer experience.RE_T1_W9g.png

We wish everyone a safe and Holy Easter.

Bridgette McCann Acting REC