Palm Sunday: Celebrates Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Holy Week: The week leading up to Easter.
Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Good Friday: Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.
Holy Saturday: Jesus’ body resting in the tomb.
Easter Sunday: Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and his victory over death.
Whole School Holy Week Reflection Day
On Monday April 3, from 9:00am the whole school will celebrate the important events of Holy Week. Children and staff will have the chance to reflect on the significant religious events of Holy Week through prayer and Liturgy, reflective activities and a gallery walk of the Stations of the Cross. Each year level will lead parts of the reflection activities.
Exploration & Discovery will begin the day with a Liturgy at the school. Through prayer, a re-enactment and singing, we will reflect on the events of Palm Sunday.
Curiosity will lead prayer during the liturgy and will remind us of the significance of the Last Supper, Eucharist and the Blood and Body of Christ.
Challenge will lead the Stations of the Cross, through prayer, reflection and a re-enactment of each station as we reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus. The whole school will gather to walk together and reflect at each station.
Invitation to Parents from 3.15pm
Parents are invited to view these stations which will be on the screens in each classroom from 3:15pm. You are invited to join us in prayer and reflection to view the Stations of the Cross. Viewing will start at 3.20pm sharp, you are welcome to sit in any classroom to watch the Stations of the Cross reflection with your child.
There will be an Easter raffle drawn on Wednesday April 5. We request that one Easter egg is donated from each family. We will start collecting eggs Monday morning March 20. Students can bring these eggs to school and they will be collected each day. All money raised will go towards Project Compassion, to support the work of Caritas Australia, who help many communities around the world. Your donation and prompt return of tickets will be greatly appreciated.
Please keep an eye out for your child’s raffle tickets in your child’s bag over the coming days. The raffle ticket price will be 0.50 cents a raffle ticket.