Student Illness

Recently, our school community has experienced an increase in the number of positive COVID cases. This is a timely reminder to continue to closely monitor your family’s health and if any family member presents with Covid symptoms, please perform a Rapid Antigen Test. If you or your child tests positive, it is recommended the child/children remain at home until they are feeling better.     

It is common during the change of seasons that incidents of other conditions such as cold and flu are more prevalent. Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell. If a child is unwell at school, it is necessary for us to send them home. Thank you for your support in ensuring that we minimise the spread of illness within our school community. 

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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. "For the work of generations past and the fate of generations future, Reconciliation Australia's theme for 2023, "Be a voice for generations" urges us all to act today for a more reconciled country."

A Prayer for Reconciliation

God of all creation, as we journey together in this Great Southern Land, we pray for healing, forgiveness and unity, creating a path of good will, with justice and compassion.

Jesus, through the power of your love, you have given us the courage, wisdom and strength to share our gifts and talents in humility.

In peace and understanding we reconcile with each other.

Creator Spirit, we come together in prayer and thanksgiving for the many blessings we have received.

Allow your Spirit to wash over us and give us strength to walk together as one.

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How was your day at school?

When you ask your child about their day (school, friends, etc.) how often do you get:
"I don't remember"

We want to have meaningful conversations with our children. We want them to be excited about
telling us things.

So how do we get them talking?

Of course, developing a deep, trust-based connection with your child is key here but even then,
sometimes our kids don't want to bother telling us about their day.

In this case, use this very simple tip.

Instead of asking them lots of questions ("How was school?", "What did you do there?","Who
was there?","What happened?", or the total conversation killer "WHY" questions like, "WHY did
he do that?"), say:

"I wonder..."

"I wonder what was the most interesting thing you learnt today."
"I wonder what you did at lunchtime with your friends..."
"I wonder if your teacher had a good day today..."

When you use 'I wonder' instead of asking them lots of questions, you're showing your genuine
interest and you aren't demanding their answers.
Try using "I wonder" next time you want your child to tell you about their day and see how it

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Fullness of Life

Perhaps the greatest driver of Catholic Identity in our school is the shared sense of dedication
needed to follow in the Mission of Jesus Christ.

Both in the Gospel and at the end of every Mass, we are reminded to ‘go’ - go and do something in the service of God and others. Jesus does not just talk about saying the right thing or practicing religion. He wants us to share in His mission by inviting us into action.

In John’s Gospel, Jesus constantly tells us who He is and who we can aspire to be. Several times
in this Gospel we see Jesus declare ‘I am’ - always using a metaphor for the reader’s sake
regarding things that nurture life; bread, the vine, light etc.

In our work in schools, we endeavour to imitate Jesus as shepherds. In being ‘good shepherds’ we seek to lead and enable students to have full and authentic lives. We do this by leading them in an encounter with Christ who is the gateway to the Father (John 10:7).

When we invoke John’s Gospel regarding “enabling students to achieve a ‘fullness of life’”(John
10:10) we take the pastoral aspect of our teaching duties seriously. Like the Good Shepherd we
know each student by name, we search out the lost student, we nurture the hurting student, and
we encourage the ‘flock’ of students in our class toward living water, both in their life and in
their learning.

Above all, through the foundation of Jesus, we lead them to the God of love, goodness, truth and
Lismore CSO Soul

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School Improvement Priorities 2023

Mission of Jesus Christ-Students will understand Service as part of Catholic Social Teaching and engage in opportunities to serve our community.

Selected Priorities for 2023

  • Strengthen and build opportunities for social justice and service through engagement with Religious Education units, student discipleship and outreach.
  • Develop and utilise the Mission of Jesus Christ Foundational Values to support and guide ongoing growth of faith formation, religious literacy, social justice, and liturgical practices.

Domain - Learning and Teaching-Embed best practice pedagogy for the effective teaching of literacy in order to improve student reading and writing outcomes

Selected Priorities for 2023

  • Plan for and implement professional learning around best practice pedagogy for the effective teaching of literacy.
  • Underpin student learning opportunities with a contemporary, student centered and evidenced based pedagogical model.
  • Continue to build a strong collaborative culture to develop teacher capacity through a data-informed approach that provides opportunities for coaching, mentoring, and feedback.

Domain - Pastoral care-Develop a well-targeted approach to address wellbeing and connectedness to school for boys in Years 5 and 6.

Selected Priorities for 2023

  • Ensure boys in Year 5 and 6 experience a sense of belonging fostered by positive teacher-student and student-student relationships.
  • Implement key learnings across grade levels to promote student wellbeing and school connectedness.
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Have You Seen Jesus Lately?

I saw Jesus last week. He was helping an old lady carry her shopping bags to her car. For just a
moment I thought he was a member of the staff at Woolworths but I could tell it was Jesus by the generosity he was showing.

I saw Jesus two days ago. He was giving money to the poor. For a moment I thought it was a
student from my class putting money in the missions but I could tell it was Jesus by the way he
didn't brag about how much he put in.

I saw Jesus last night. He was cooking my dinner. For a moment I thought he was my dad but I
could tell it was Jesus by the way he didn't complain about helping others.

I saw Jesus this morning. He was driving my bus to school. At first I thought that it was my bus
driver but I could tell that it was Jesus by the way he smiled and said, "good morning" to
everyone who came on the bus.

I see Jesus everywhere, helping others, being generous and patient, and for just a moment I think
that he's someone else but I know it is Jesus by the way he serves and lives His life through His

God moments are happening around us all the time. Take 60 seconds out of your day to stop and

Where have you seen Jesus today?

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The safety of our students, families and staff is our highest priority. In order to best ensure this, the OLHC leadership and staff, supported by the Catholic Schools Office, plan for a number of possible incidents, emergencies or natural disasters that could take place at school or during the school term. The events of recent years have reinforced how important this planning is and we all have a role to play when it comes to emergency management, including families.

Our students participate in various safety drills and staff participate through training and safety drills. We’d like to share with you the role of parents and families in emergency management.

School Lockdown

A number of the situations we plan for include a school lockdown as one of the immediate safety actions to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We understand that some may understand the word ‘lockdown’ to mean there is an immediate safety risk to all students. It is important to understand that when a school initiates a lockdown this may not be the case.

Depending on the situation, the purpose of a school lockdown will differ. A school lockdown may be a preparation step for an evacuation, or a school lockdown may allow emergency services access to an area of the school without having to navigate past students. Regardless of the purpose of a school lockdown, no one can be admitted to the school grounds other than emergency services.

Should we initiate a school lockdown, parents and families will be informed via text message and Schoolzine App notification. We will also inform parents and families as soon as the school lockdown has been lifted or if there are any actions required of parents and families. It is important that you do not attempt to attend the school during a school lockdown. We understand that you may be concerned however attending the school may also add risk to a possible emergency situation, block emergency services or impede an evacuation.

Natural Disaster

In the event of a natural disaster, such as flood or bushfire, the school leadership, supported by the Catholic Schools Office, will determine if it is safe for the school to open. If there is a probability the school may have to close part way through the day, the school will not open for that day as it is extremely difficult to evacuate a school site and ensure all students are able to go directly home safely.

In a bush fire or flood event it is important that parents and families have a plan to get your child/ren home from school, or into your care, at short notice. Please be aware that school buses may not be running and the school can not allow your child/ren to go home to an empty house or home with another parent without your permission.

Family Preparedness

How can you help us prepare for emergency situations? Please ensure that:

  • You have downloaded our Schoolzine App and have allowed notifications.
  • Any changes to your contact details or custodial arrangements have been updated with the school.
  • [for schools in bush fire or flood prone regions] You have a bush fire/flood plan in place that all members of your family understand.
  • In the event of a school lockdown or evacuation, directions are in the parent notifications.

It is always our hope that these measures will never be needed but it is also our responsibility to ensure our school community is prepared and informed should the need arise. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Michael Piccoli and Nigel McIntyre, Work Health and Safety Manager, Catholic Schools Office

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Pupil Free Days

It is important that all members of our school community are learners and continually striving to improve.  Our Professional Learning Days are aligned with our School Improvement Plan with the goal of improving  student outcomes and driving school improvement and performance. 
Please see reminders below for the dates.

Term 2
• Monday 24th April
• Wednesday 31st May- Postponed (new date is now 24th November)

Term 3
• Monday 17th July
• Friday 22nd September

Term 4
• Monday 9th October                                                                                                                                                              • • Friday 24th November                                                                                                                                                                  

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Kevin Hogan Leaders Day

On Tuesday 11th April, a number of our Year 6 school leaders were able to attend a School Leaders Event, hosted by Kevin Hogan. It was a wonderful opportunity for our young leaders to hear an inspirational message from a local community leader, Naomi Moran. Naomi spoke to the students about accountability, responsibility, courage, self-belief, the need to develop good communication skills (for both listening to others and articulating your own ideas and beliefs), and the importance of surrounding yourself with friends and people who lift you up and support your dreams for the future.

“I was honoured to have the opportunity to meet Naomi Moran, the General Manager of Australia's only indigenous newspaper, the Koori Mail. Her story was so inspiring, she told us about her childhood growing up and dropping out of school at the young age of 14, the determination, dedication, commitment and courage that she used to make her life as successful as it is now. She gave us great advice on how to achieve our goals and follow our dreams, and told us to make sure we always had a plan. Overall, it was a great experience, Naomi even gave us an opportunity to ask questions. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to participate in the day, and I would do it all again if I could.”


"On Tuesday, 11th of April this year, 7 leaders from our school went to the Kevin Hogan leadership event at the SCU. The speaker at this event was an Indigenous community leader, named Naomi. She spoke about how she left school at a young age to pursue an internship at Australia’s only indigenous newspaper, the Koori Mail, in Lismore. She talked about her responsibilities, when travelling to talk to other aboriginal communities and collect information from them for the newspaper. She talked about how the floods impacted her work and community so much that she opened a recovery centre to help people get back on their feet. She was telling us to try to have a plan for the future and to always believe in ourselves. I found the talk really inspiring, and I think everyone else did, too. It was a really amazing experience.”


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Child Protection

Our updated Child Protection Policy is available on our school website and the School Office.

Children and young people have a fundamental right to grow, develop and feel safe in
environments that are free from violence, exploitation and harm. The Catholic Schools Office and
our parish school have clear expectations that all students in will be protected from all forms of
harm including sexual, physical and psychological harm as well as ill-treatment and neglect.

The Catholic Schools Office and our parish school have certain responsibilities and expectations to
ensure the safety and protection of children in their care, including supporting measures to
ensure that children and young people will be taught how to protect themselves, and to seek help
if they are concerned about their safety.

This document aims to:
I.    Clarify the expectations of employees who work in child related employment;
II.  Provide a safe and supportive environment for children and employees; and
III. Build and maintain a contemporary Catholic workplace that is safe, respectful, professional and legally compliant.

The care and protection of children and young people is paramount. All staff at OLHC are Mandatory Reporters and are required to report if they have any concern regarding the safety, welfare or well-being of a student.

Parents are also reminded that our Concerns and Complaints policy is available on the school website and can be located via the link below/

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Parent Forum

We will be having our next Parent Forum meeting on Monday 22nd May at 6:00pm at the school. This meeting will also be available for parents via a Zoom link to allow parents to join the meeting from home. There are many different ways to be involved in your child’s education and the Forum is one way of supporting school initiatives, being part of school decisions and developing a stronger sense of community.

Draft Agenda

1. School Imporvement and Performance                                                                                                                          2. School Disco Night                                                                                                                                                                  3. Tell Them from Me-School Data Analysis                                                                                                                     4. School Building Updates

I thank you in advance for everything you do to support your child’s education and I look forward to seeing you on the 22nd May. 

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Thank you to students, staff and families who supported our school at the local ANZAC Day march. It’s always special to come together as a school community to support those who have served our country. I was incredibly proud of all our children for the way in which the represented themselves and our school. In particular, a small sign of respect as our students all removed their hats for the National Anthem. It was noticeable that we were the only school to do this.

They sacrificed their tomorrow so that we can live our today! 

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Welcome to Term 2

As we finish Week 1 of Term 2, it is fitting to congratulate the students on their return to school. Their behaviour, responsibility, respect and the positive attitude they are demonstrating towards their learning and each other is to be commended. As a school, it is so rewarding to receive emails or phone calls from people both inside and outside of our school community acknowledging how well behaved, polite and respectful our students are here at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish School. It is a credit to our students, their families, our staff and our school.

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Building Resilience

Supporting our children to know that they are loved, cared for, belong, can learn and overcome challenges and have the resilience to move past setbacks and disappointment is part of the work we all do as parents and educators.

Last week I reread an old article and it made me reflect on not only my responsibility as a dad but also my work as a principal and what we are working towards as we guide our children to become responsible young men and women, to enjoy life to the full, use their gifts and talents and make valuable contributions to society in later life. 

Resilience, School and Parenting- What happens when we try to protect our children from experiences of failure, frustration, disappointment and struggle?

The children we teach and the children we’re raising are going to have to face the real world at some time. They’re going to experience feelings of disappointment, frustration and upset throughout the course of their life.  As parents and educators, we cannot – and we should not – continually rescue them from potential hurts, not getting their own way, losing a game, blaming everyone else and disappointments. If they’re constantly rescued they’ll never learn to draw on their own resilience.

Resilience doesn’t mean abandoning our children or asking them to detach from their feelings. Resilience is about putting life’s everyday events and adversities onto a scale of importance. We need to show our children that certain moments are inevitable, upsetting and frustrating, but in order to succeed in this world, we need to be able to manage these moments, accept responsibility and move on.

As parents and educators, at times, we’re nursing our children’s hurts and disappointments as though they’re truly suffering some kind of hardship. The trouble is, we are over protecting our kids so much; we aren’t allowing them to experience real life and giving them any room to grow. Life can be tough at times, but we’re strong enough to manage it.

I think it might be time that we ask ourselves if it’s really working for us. Are we stopping our children from growing when we try to protect them from experiences of losing, failure, frustration, disappointment and struggle?

When our littlest learners first arrive at school, they should already know what it feels like to lose when they play a game, not get your own way or not be invited to a party. They should be familiar with the experience of being told no. Adults provide boundaries of behavioural expectations and consequences. Our children shouldn’t be shocked or offended when a parent or teacher gives direction on a task or discusses what is expected from them.

Raising and educating our children certainly take a village. Wouldn’t it be much easier if there was a simple manual for getting it right.

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God's Grace

Unintentionally eating spaghetti with a spoon is a common occurrence in the lunch room. We all know deep down that there are a number of people guilty of accidentally placing an office fork in their Tupperware as they exit the lunch room. Eating spaghetti with a spoon is just like living life without grace. You know there is something fit for the intended purpose but you have the suspicion that the thing you're using isn’t it. This is where grace comes in, as it is  as the unmerited favour of God that enables us to live out our purpose in life.

It's a gift which we can't earn, no matter how hard we try. As the famous theologian St. Augustine said, "Grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them." Grace is what empowers us to do good in the world, even when we feel like we're not capable of it.

St. Thomas Aquinas, another renowned theologian, defined grace as, "a participation in the divine nature." When we receive God's grace, we become more like Him. We become more loving, more merciful, more forgiving, and more generous. It's like when we're driving on a dark road at night, and we realise we haven't turned on our high beam. It helps us to see more clearly the path that we need to take. The scope of our vision increases and we see not just what's right in front of us but what's in the distances, path ahead. 

In the same way, God's grace illuminates our lives, guiding us on the path that He has set out for us. It's like a compass that helps us to navigate through the rough waters of life. As the author Anne Lamott once said, "I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." God's grace transforms us into the people that He created us to be.

So how can we cultivate grace in our lives? It starts with prayer and seeking God's guidance. We can ask Him to pour out His grace upon us, to help us become more like Him. We can also seek out opportunities to serve others, and show them the same kind of grace that God has shown us. When we experience grace in our own lives, we can share that with others. We can offer forgiveness when it's hard, extend mercy when it's not deserved, and love when it's least expected.

In a world that often feels harsh and unforgiving, grace is a beacon of hope. It's a reminder that we are not alone, that we are loved, and that we have a purpose. Let's embrace God's grace and share it with those around us.

The Soul

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Sports News

Diocesan Cross Country

On Tuesday the 23rd of May we had 5 students participate in the Diocesan Cross Country in Grafton. The day ran extremely smoothly and although the race track was a tough course the children proudly finished their races. Congratulations to the following students who represented our school. I was so extremely proud of them on the day.

 8-9 years Boys - 2km - Hamish Johnson - 13th place

 8-9 years Boys - 2km - Nash Brock - 22nd place

10 years Girls - 2km - Harper Jasmin - 2nd place

10 years Girls - 2km - Bailey Newton - 14th place

11 years Girls - 3km - Laini Lynch - 11th place

Congratulations to Harper who will attend the Polding Cross Country next month. We wish you the best of luck.

Athletics Carnival

Our annual school athletics carnival with take place on Friday the 9th of June at Riverview Park. The students will travel by bus to Riverview Park. If your child has not returned their permission slip and nomination form, please ensure they do so by Friday the 2nd of June.

Also, I just wanted to reiterate that students that are turning 8 years and above this year are able to compete in the competitive events. Students that are 7 years and younger will participate in a range of fun activities throughout the day.

1500m Race

Due to time limitations, we will hold the 1500m on Tuesday the 6th of June. Students who have been nominated for this event will receive a note this week. Please ensure this is returned by Friday the 2nd of June. Any parents that would be happy to walk with the students and teachers, to and from Neilson Park, please indicate this on the note.

High Jump and Discus

If your child trains and competes competitively in either High Jump or Discus, please note that these two events will only be held at the Diocesan level. A nomination form will need to be completed and this must be signed off by their coach. Please send me an email or have your child see me if they require a nomination form.

Term Two - Events

  • Tuesday the 6th of June - 1500m Race at Neilson Park
  • Friday the 9th of June - Our Lady Help of Christians Athletic Carnival at Riverview Park

Term Three - Events

  • Thursday the 27th of July - Zone Athletics Carnival at Riverview Park
  • Wednesday the 9th of August - DIO Athletics Carnival - Locate to be confirmed
  • Friday the 18th of August - Richmond Zone Gala Day

Term Four - Events

  • Thursday the 2nd of November - Richmond Zone Summer Sports Trials (Year 5 and 6 ONLY)
  • Friday the 24th of November - DIO Summer Sports Trials
  • Our Lady Help of Christians  Swimming Carnival - Date to be confirmed

This week, Hugh and Tully interviewed Milla and Hamish about their favourite sport.

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Learning & Teaching

Kinder- making ten in different ways to help us count

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Year 1- number busting using addition

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Year 2 - using the number line to model addition and subtraction

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3L- learning about number patterns and counting off the decade

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3P-learning about number patterns and counting off the decade

4L- Learning about division and how we can use multiplication facts to solve problems

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4P- learning our multiplication facts

5L- learning about symmetry and number patterns

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6P- playing race to 100 to become more fluent with addition and subtraction

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OLHC Achievement Awards 


Jamelle A:  For applying your phonics knowledge in literacy tasks and achieving great things.  Keep it up Jamelle !

Regan Q:  For applying your phonics knowledge in literacy tasks and achieving great things.  Well done Regan.

Maizie H:  For developing confidence in yourself as a learner and committing 100% to every task you face.  You are a super star Maizie!


Hudson F:  For displaying a positive and can-do attitude during reading.  Deep up the great work Hudson!

Alyssa J:  For her improved engagement during classroom discussions.  Keep sharing your great thinking Alyssa!

Cody S:  For his mathematical thinking and explanation when solving equivalent number problems.  Keep up the great work Cody!


Reuben T: consistently applying himself in mathematics and explaining your thinking to others to help their learning.

Teilani B: for being a motivated and independent learner in InitiaLit. You are always ready to learn and you give 100% effort.


Hudson R: - For the persistence you showed when solving addition problems using your number bonds. Keep working hard Hudson!

Nahri J: - For having an enthusiastic attitude towards all aspects of her class work. Keep up the amazing effort Nahri!


Evie F: For an amazing persuasive introduction that grabs your reader’s attentions and for clearly stating your opinion that influences the reader’s point of view. Well done!

Lila T: For a fantastic and convincing persuasive text that influences the reader to want to save the Daintree Rainforest. Well done for using powerful persuasive devices!

Taetum P:  Well done for setting, achieving and maintaining your personal and academic goals.  Keep up the hard work!  I am so proud of your efforts.


Lily B: Your consistent effort across all areas of learning. You are organised, a careful listener and a hard worker. I appreciate and see you! 

Alby S: For putting in 100% effort to all that you do. Your focus and hard working attitude deserves to be celebrated! You are a superstar!


Noah. M:   For working hard and maintaining focus during learning activities 

Sierra S:   For displaying great perseverance with challenging tasks


Abby P: For being an organised and self motivated learner. Thank you for being a great role model in our class Abby!

Shelby D: For showing great resilience when resolving problems and taking on challenges. You always try your best Shelby!


Tyler E:  For excellent use of accountable talk during class discussions.  You actively listen to others and respectfully respond.  Amazing work Tyler!

Milla C:  For positively responding to feedback and applying new learning to your writing to make improvements.  Fabulous effort Milla!


Ryan F - for making thoughtful decisions in order to be more focused on your learning. You are a star learner - keep it up, Ryan!

Tully S - for the perseverance you demonstrate when completing challenging learning tasks - well done, Tully!

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Mission News

OLHC Sacramental Program 2023

Receiving the sacraments is a special time in our journey of faith, and it is the means by which baptised children can complete their journey into full membership of the Catholic Church. They are community events, which remind us of the role of the community in our faith life. 

We look forward to sharing our 2023 Sacramental Program with our students and their families. Preparation for the sacraments will occur at school as part of classroom learning, and families are asked to support candidates by attending our parish mass in the weeks leading up to the sacraments. In our parish, students receive their sacraments as detailed below:

  • Confirmation: When your child is in Year 3. 
  • Reconciliation: When your child is in Year 4, and has received the sacrament of Confirmation. 
  • First Eucharist: When your child is in Year 4, and has received the sacraments of Confirmation and Reconciliation.

If you have any questions regarding the 2023 Sacramental Program please contact Mrs Hague via the school office or email Notes will be distributed in the coming weeks.

The 2023 dates for our Sacraments are confirmed below.

Reconciliation 3rd August 2023 (Term 3, Week 3) 

First Holy Communion 10th August 2023 (Term 3, Week 4)

Confirmation 16th August 2023 (Term 3, Week 5) 

Our Lady, Help of Christians Feast Day

Each year on the 24th May we celebrate the patron saint of our school, Our Lady, Help of Christians. Patron saints are special friends of God and so we pray to them, asking them to intercede on our behalf for God to hear our prayers. 

During our liturgy celebrating Mary, we asked for her special help and guidance, so that we may remember and appreciate what a wonderful school community we are a part of every day, and that we be grateful people who genuinely value the great gifts this school gives us.

The children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed our tradition of eating delicious, fluffy cake ("with the best icing") from the wonderful Southside Hot Bread to celebrate our feast day.

We are very grateful to the Parishioners of South Lismore over 105 years ago, who chose Mary, Help of Christians, to be the patron saint of our Parish. 

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Pentecost: the event of Pentecost changed the world and gave rise to today’s Church.

The Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost fifty days after Easter Sunday. Pentecost Sunday ends the season of Easter. This year, the Feast of Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday, May 28.

Before he returned to his Father in Heaven, the risen Jesus visited his disciples and promised to send the Holy Spirit to help them. We read in Scripture that one morning, when the disciples were gathered together with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and some other women, they suddenly heard a noise like a strong wind. Then they saw what looked to be flames of fire over each of them. “And they were all filled with the holy Spirit.” (Acts of the Apostles, 2:4)

The Holy Spirit filled the disciples with courage and faith, empowering them to share the Good News with others. They began to tell others about Jesus, and that he died for us and rose to new life. On this day, the gift of the Spirit allowed the disciples to communicate even with those who spoke different languages.

On Pentecost, the Apostle Peter spoke to a gathered crowd. He asked the people to be baptised and receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit. The Apostles continued to baptise many people. They laid their hands on them so that they might receive the Holy Spirit, giving them strength and courage.

The Holy Spirit came to the disciples on Pentecost. God the Father and Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help and guide the Church. The Holy Spirit is still with us today.

Faith in Action

An exciting opportunity for our students to serve our community has arisen with a partnership with Mary’s Grange (St Joseph’s Aged Care). Groups of our students will visit the residents, sing songs and do art and craft with them over the final three weeks of term. We hope to continue this partnership in Term 3 and we look forward to sharing images and stories from the students' time with the residents. 

Claire in KP someone gotchya being the face of Jesus by being nice to someone. 

Alyssa in 1L, you were the face of Jesus when you checked on someone

Willow in Year 2 was the face of jesus when she was kind & helpful

Klaire in Year 3, you were the face of Jesus when you helped a friend find a missing fidget

Oscar in Year 4, someone gotchya being the face of Jesus when you were playing handball and you let someone go in

Ava in Year 5, you show the face of Jesus when you make people smile

Ryan in Year 6, was the face of Jesus when he was showing enthusiasm and kindness.

Making Jesus Real Awards 


Cooper O:  For encouraging and supporting others learning - keep shining bright Cooper!


Ethan R:  For always showing a kind and generous heart towards others.  Thank you Ethan, you are a valued class member in 1L.


Jethro P: always being a caring and compassionate student. You make Jesus real every day.


Maddie F:  For being a kind and responsible class member, who always tries her best. You're a star Maddie!


Nash B: For being a supportive and inclusive friend. 3L is so blessed to have you in our class Nash! Keep shining bright!


Alistair P: Alistair, you are a light! You are a kind and thoughtful friend, and our class is so lucky to have you.


Charlotte. F: For giving up your time to support a worthy cause. 

Oliver B: For giving up your time to support a worthy cause.

Noah S: For giving up your time to support a worthy cause. 

Ethan R:For giving up your time to support a worthy cause.


Tilly P: For being a supportive and inclusive friend. Thank you for letting your light shine bright Tilly!

 Ryder H: for demonstrating kindness and empathy by raising money for a charity.


Luna N:  For being brave and honest and standing up for your peers.  An admirable thing to du Luna, well done!


Faith V - for the genuine gratitude and appreciation you show each day in the classroom - thank you for showing us the spirit of Jesus!

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