What’s Been Happening in Religious Education
Year 8 Reflection Day
Our Year 8 students were very fortunate to participate in their annual Spirituality Day on Wednesday 3 August at St Mary Star of the Sea Hall. The presenter for the day was Chris Doyle from Kairos Ministries. His presentations are very lively, filled with music and lot of interaction from the students. Chris certainly has an extraordinary ability to bring our faith to the girls in a way that is highly engaging and very real to our students. Whilst there was lots of fun on the day, he also posed challenge to the girls to grow deeper in their faith and to reflect on and live their lives as Christ is calling them to – with compassion, mercy and to show love and care to all they encounter.
Year 11 Retreat
Our Year 11 Students will be away on Thursday and Friday (11 – 12 August) on their Retreat and I would ask that you keep these students in your prayers while they are away. Our retreats are a great experience for all our students and enables them to really bond with students that they may have seen in their classes, but have not really had an opportunity to get to know. Our Year 11 students will also be challenged in looking at their faith and will have an opportunity to take time out to reflect and to be with God. This is an opportunity that we don’t get often – quiet time with our God and is one that I am very much looking forward to participating in with the girls.
Finally, if any families would still like to “adopt” a Year 12 student to pray whilst they are preparing for and sitting their HSC exams, could you please return the note sent out on 29 July with your child’s name and homeroom so that I can allocate a student to you to pray for.
Mrs Diane Kennaugh
Leader of Religious Education and Mission