Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

Next week is Catholic Education week.

Congratulations to all students who have won academic medals this semester and well done to those students who have achieved this feat for the first time. Term 3 is well underway and is busy once again, but students are being reminded to prepare and plan their time. Assessment Calendars are now in circulation and it is important to be clear about which subjects require ongoing revision for exam time or those which require students to begin researching now for assignments due mid-term.

Over the next two weeks, Parent/Teacher interviews will take place. This is an important time for parents and students to reflect on efforts and achievements and to talk over plans to optimise learning opportunities for Semester 2 taking note of study spaces and time allocation for assignments and recreational activities. Keep in mind that work planned early and practised often will always assist the result whether it be in our classroom or in co-curricular activities.

Next week our community will commemorate and reflect on all the amazing values, beliefs and actions that make our school what it is. Terrace will join with all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane to celebrate Catholic Education Week. The theme for Catholic Education Week is: ‘Sharing the Journey’. The idea of journey as a central theme has been drawn from several quotes from Pope Francis.

The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation…to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk.

Next Tuesday, students in Year 5 have the opportunity to visit and volunteer for Food Bank Queensland. This is our third year assisting Food Bank with its aim for Australia without Hunger and now we have a chance to be hands on to help pack and organise donations at Food Bank’s distribution warehouse.