Dear Parents

It is wonderful to watch the school spring into life with the enthusiastic coming together of students, parents and teachers each morning.  We are blessed to have such an inviting community.  The charism of the Presentation Sisters is alive and well in the school and we pray that we continue to be Presentation people in all we say and do.

On Saturday 15 August we celebrate The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast day celebrates Mary’s Assumption into heaven and the Church has made this a holy day of obligation. Mary loved God and always trusted in Him, doing all that God would want of her. Although she became the Mother of Jesus, Mary was a simple woman who lived according to the customs and traditions of her Jewish faith. On the Feast of the Assumption, we remember and celebrate that Mary was taken into heaven, body and soul, by God. This special privilege was given to her because of her sinless life and total trust in God.  May we follow Mary in her true selfless faith in God.

Thank you to all the students and teachers who dressed in their footy colours today.  The money raised by the children will support one of the Sister’s charities.  I’m not biased, but I’m sure that purple outnumbered blue/gold at least 3 to 1 (I won’t mention the few Hawthorn supporters who managed to slip past me this morning before I could bolt the gate).

To all our families, may you have a wonderful derby weekend…GO DOCKERS!

Jennifer Anderson

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