Dear Parents and Guardians
Assumption of Mary
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is explained as the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into heaven at the end of her earthly life. This day is celebrated on 15th August each year and is one of the Holy Days of Obligation we must respect.
As stated, the Assumption signals the end of Mary’s earthly life and marks her return to heaven to be reunited with Jesus. While the bodies of both Jesus and Mary are now in heaven, there is a difference between the Assumption and the Resurrection. Where Jesus arose from the tomb and ascended into heaven by his own power, Mary’s body was taken up to heaven by the power of her Son.
On Wednesday, the whole school attended Mass to celebrate this important Feast Day. A big thank you to our Year 5 classes for running the Mass and special thanks to the parents for attending.
National Science week commences on 15th August through to 23rd August across Australia. To celebrate Science Week at St Benedict’s we have a number of special events organised for our students.
- Our Weekly Science classes will be focused on the theme Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans, in line with the National
- On Tuesday, Scitech will be delivering an incursion looking at Chemical Science with our K-3 students’ theme being ‘Mix and Make’, and our 4-6 theme being ‘Element of Surprise’.
- On Wednesday during lunchtime, Mrs Christian will be holding a Reptile display where students will be able to get up close and personal with
- On Thursday, Mr Miranda will do two Weird and Wacky Science shows for our students.
As students arrive on Tuesday, they will receive a What’s On Science Week Activity Sheet with a few competitions and a calendar of events.
We look forward to an exciting and engaging week ahead.