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01 April 2019 Project Coin Trail: Success Learning about Lent led the Year 3 Learning Community to doing something special for others. During Lent, Catholics are asked to focus on praying, fasting and almsgiving. Catholics in Australia are called to give to Caritas Australia's Project Compassion, which is an example of almsgiving. Almsgiving is not when you give arms to someone. But it is when you give money or food or things that people need, to others. It is a part of Lent. Project Compassion is a charity that gives money and resources to developing countries. A developing country is a country that has a lot of people but not the resources to help them. (Ella) Alexander explained that, "In Year 3, we decided to give through Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion. The action we decided to take is to give money to the poor, by raising money and creating a coin trail." The experience of learning about the work of Caritas Australia, especially their call to give Lent 100%, showed students that they could make a difference. "We were able to make an impact to others by raising money. I felt excited to do the coin trail. I felt happy for Year 3 as we came together to help others," said Tiana. Through doing the coin trail, the Year 3 Learning Community raised $318 on their own, with 3 Blue raising $94, 3 Yellow collecting $120 and 3 Brown raised $104. [gallery link="none" size="medium" columns="2" ids="1789,1790,1788"] To show the importance of how giving of ourselves to others is an important way to become a better person during Lent, the Year 3 Team, Mary and Michael decided to match the home group with the most raised. The addition of this extra money brought the total raised by the Year 3 Learning Community to $438. "It's important to be the face of Jesus to all, especially during Lent," explained the Principal, Mary Abbott. "We're proud of these children for the work they have put in, not just in raising this money for Caritas, but for inquiring into how we can help others through the work of our Catholic aid organisations who always give 100%" Read More
29 March 2019 Walking for positive behaviour Our school walked to remember our expectations for positive behaviour: We are safe, responsible, respectful and learners.   [foogallery id="1797"] Read More
15 March 2019 Growing young for Catholic Education Week The theme for this year's Catholic Education Week was Growing young in Christ. Throughout the Archdiocese, Catholic schools celebrated what makes us unique and necessary within the educative landscape of Melbourne. Across the week of 10 to 17 March, schools showcased what they do well in many ways across this great city. At St James, we opened our doors for an Open House. Parents were invited to visit their children's learning spaces and join in with the learning and teaching that was going on. From being part of spelling games, to having the chance to read together, it was fantastic to see so many parents accept our offer to find out more about what and how their child learns. [gallery link="none" size="medium" ids="1791,1792,1793"] As is tradition, the Archdiocese held the Mass of St Patrick for Schools, where over 300 Catholic schools gathered at St Patrick's Cathedral to celebrate Catholic education. Archbishop Peter celebrated the Mass for the first time on Friday 15 March, and our Student Representative Council representatives from Years 3 to 5 attended on the school's behalf. We were amazed to see Archbishop Peter leave the sanctuary and speak to everyone in the aisles, reminding us that we're all saints - people found by God. [gallery link="none" size="medium" ids="1794,1795,1796"] Read More
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