Project Compassion is a whole school initiative that explores how Caritas Australia is helping those in greatest need. It is an opportunity for the girls to learn about life in different countries through the personal stories of people who have participated in these programs.
As part of our Lenten promises this year, the girls decided to support the people who will benefit from Project Compassion, led ably by Mrs Anderson and the Social Justice Team. Some girls decided that the money they might spend on a weekly treat could be put to better use by donating their money to the project.
Using the Project Compassion message of ‘Be More’ as our inspiration, this morning each class came up with a design that they created out of various silver and gold coins. This brought our total to well over $1000, which was our goal and will contribute to a more just and compassionate world.
Georgia Mercer-Witenden, Year 5, competed at the Zone 23 one-day event in dressage and show jumping. Georgia and her pony, Bindi, rode to victory with Georgia being awarded overall champion. Georgia said that she loves her pony Bindi because she is a ‘safe’ pony, as most ponies refuse to jump and walk around the jump. Congratulations Georgia on this wonderful achievement.
Emma Dinca, Year 5, recently competed in the first Gymnastics State Championship trials. In Level 9 Under, Emma finished first in Bars and third on Floor. Last weekend in the second state trials, Emma also finished first again on Bars and third on Floors. This is a fantastic achievement! We wish Emma the best of luck for the upcoming State Championships!
Congratulations to Gabriella Connell from Year 6 who was selected for the CIS primary girls football team. She will play in the NSW PSSA championships on 16 – 18 June. Further commendations go to Gabi for her display of leadership during our recent Cross Country Carnival. After coming second in the 3km race, she joined other girls to support them all the way to the finish line.
Cross Country Final Results
House Cup – Benedicta
Spirit Cup – Clare
Hip, hip, hooray and happy birthday to the following girls. We hope you had a wonderful day!
Sara, Zara T, Ruby, Daisy
A reminder that when students return at the start of Term 2 they should be in full winter uniform. The winter uniform includes: tunic, long sleeved white shirt, tie, blazer and opaque black stockings.
It has been a very full and rewarding term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents and hard-working staff for their support this term. In the meantime, I wish you all a blessed Easter and God’s blessing for a safe and happy holiday.
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary