Over the last couple of weeks the students from St Mary’s School, Merredin have been involved in many activities to raise awareness and funds for LifeLink. Over the course of several weeks, at our Monday morning short assemblies, our Religious Education Ministry researched and presented information from some of our wonderful Catholic Agencies. The children were also involved in discussing ways we could help those in need in our community and fashioned our LifeLink hearts where they created drawings or prayers to offer to people in need.
St Mary’s School students also raised funds in numerous ways:
• As part of the Design and Technology unit the Year 6 students created their own Arcade Games. These games were on display for a day and all students from all classes got to play these games for a gold coin donation.
• We also organised a school lunch time disco where students were able to dress up and dance the lunch time away for a small donation to LifeLink.
• Finally on our day of LifeLink celebrations we planted our heart prayers and drawings, had a free dress day as well as a sausage sizzle lunch where all proceeds were donated to LifeLink.
It was a wonderful time for our students and our small community, not only to become more aware of the fantastic work that our Catholic Agencies do in our community but also raise nearly $1,000 which is a tremendous effort.
Our efforts have also been published on the LifeLink website. Click here to read the article.
First Holy Communion
Sunday 18 June will see eight of our students receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. The word ‘communion’ means ‘to be united with’; Catholics believe that in Holy Communion we are united in a special way with Jesus Christ. At his last supper, Jesus said of the bread that he shared among his followers, “Take and eat, this is my body.” When we receive Holy Communion, Catholics believe that in a mysterious way we are sharing in the body and blood of Christ. I encourage all families of St Mary’s School to attend this Mass at 11.00am at St Mary’s Parish to support these children in their faith journey. We pray for and congratulate these students for making this commitment to the Church: Noah Adamson, Mia Barnett, Ellie Criddle, Makayla Geier, Vincent McCormack, Cullum Montgomery, Olumide Onikola and Joshwa Ruiz.
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Enrolling Now 2018
St Mary’s School prides itself on providing a quality Catholic Education. We value families and community and together we aim to provide our students with the skills, morals and values to contribute fully to the world in which we belong.
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