Admission to Holy Communion
Parents in the Junior Years will receive information in the next week regarding the opportunity for girls in Years 5 and 6 to be admitted to Holy Communion. The service will be held on Wednesday, 11 September at 12:00pm in the School chapel. Admission to Communion is a point in time on the Christian journey where children understand what it means to follow Jesus and welcome them into the sacrament of communion. Parents are asked to respond to the Google form as soon as possible as we will begin preparation classes for this special event very soon.
This year Ribbon Day is on Wednesday, 28 August and it will be a whole school event. Girls are welcome to wear casual dress on this day and are encouraged to be as colourful as possible. It is always amazing to see how creative the girls are with their mix of bright colours for this day.
Various events will happen during the day in both Junior Years and Middle and Senior Years. More information will be shared soon about these. We will be running our mega raffle with a focus on the older girls. We are looking for donations for this raffle suitable for teenagers and adults. Donations can be brought to either Rev Sharon’s or Mrs Rollason’s office. Tickets for the raffle will go on sale very soon.
As part of this day, we have teamed up with the Queensland Cancer Council to participate in the Ponytail Project. So far, over 50 girls in Middle and Senior Years have signed up to cut their ponytails on this day. They have raised an amazing amount so far and with five weeks to go, I’m sure this total will increase even more. We are looking for hairdressers that would be willing to give an hour of their time to be involved on the day. Stefan sponsors the event statewide and offer 50% off hair cuts to the girls to ‘tidy up’ their hair after their ponytails are cut. However, with so many girls volunteering we will need a few more hairdressers for the day. If you know of someone willing to be involved please be in touch with me asap. If girls in the Junior Years would also like to participate in the project they will need parental permission. However, with the number of participants already so large for the time we have allocated, perhaps Junior Years girls could be encouraged to grow their hair in anticipation of becoming involved when they transition into the Middle Years.
Term 3 is always a busy one with so many wonderful ways to be involved in our school community. On Monday I reflected with our staff about the importance of taking moments each day to pause and reflect. God wishes for us to live abundant and blessed lives. Sometimes we get caught up in the busyness and can forget to care for ourselves as we focus more on caring for the girls. Being attentive to each moment, taking time to reflect on the positives of each day and being thankful are ways in which we can counter the stresses of modern daily living and take little moments to care for our mental well being.
I pray as we begin this new term together that you feel the love of God and the care of our community each and every day.
The Rev’d Sharon Baird