From the Principal:
On behalf of myself and all staff we wish families in our school community every blessing for a happy and hope-filled Easter season. Have a restful and relaxing break doing things you love with family and friends.
Below is an excerpt from One Solitary Life, an essay by Dr James Allen Francis describing the life of Jesus while here on earth.
Good Friday Service:
Holy Week is especially significant and sacred as it recalls the last week of Jesus’ life in preparation for his death and resurrection. Easter is the most important time of the year for our Church as we celebrate the gift of new life given to us through the sacrifice of Jesus. Yesterday students from each class participated in a Holy Week Celebration in the Church, reflecting prayefully on these Holy Week events.
Stations of the Cross created by Grade 2:
State Athletics Carnival:
Congratulations to Tess Leguis and Zaide Millwood who will be representing our school at the State Athletics Carnival on Friday the 5th of May at St Leonards.
Tess will compete in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump events.
Zaide will compete in the 100m and 400m events.
Well done and best of luck to both of you.
Grade 5/6 Camp:
Last week our Grade 5/6 students were fortunate enough to go on camp to Port Arthur and surrounds. They were exposed to a range of recreational, educational and social activities throughout the 3 day camp. Students visited the Port Arthur Historic Site and Richmond Goal, experienced bushwalking, beach activities and team building games. The highlight for many students was the Pennicott Wildreness Tour.
A huge thank you to Mrs Badcock, Mr Morrison and Ms Bennett for all the work they did to ensure the Grade 5/6 students had a memorable camp experience.
Anzac Day Service:
Our school will be represented at the Deloraine ANZAC Day Parade. We encourage all students to attend the march and commemoration. Students are to assemble at the Tranex (old Deloraine Aged Care) building by 10.30 am where Miss Donohoe and Miss Murray will be waiting.
Students are requested to wear full winter uniform, Kinder students to wear rugby jumper and track pants.
Parents of younger students can collect them before the ceremony starts after all groups have marched to the Cenotaph. Please inform Miss Donohoe or Miss Murray when you leave your child that you will be collecting them at this time. Other students can be collected after the ceremony; the usual practice is for all students to join the guard of honour for our returned servicemen and women and be collected after this.
We encourage as many students as possible to be part of this important service.
Student Executives for Year 12 received their House Captain badges - Jayden Donovan, Caitlin Clippingdale and Sam Kirkman are all former Our Lady Of Mercy School students.
Anzac Day Service: 25/4/2023
Term 2 commences: Wednesday 26th April
Colour Fun Run
What an amazing last day of term we have had at Our Lady of Mercy. A huge thank you to our Parents & Friends Committee for organising our very first Colour Fun Run. A brilliant fundraising event that was enjoyed by all. Over $7000 has been raised for playground equipment that children have said they would like to see purchased. A brilliant effort by our school community!!