Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,
Well as hard as it is to believe here we are in week eleven of term one, Holy Week.
As is always the case, this has been a very busy term: Mr Yipatty, St John’s (first aid), yachting, rafting, tennis, camp, triathlons and all the numerous other activities that have happened this term.
Thank you to all of the parents who have helped out in
making these activities happen
we are very grateful.

On Sunday I was lucky enough to watch the Year five and six flippa ball final. The team effort from our team was brilliant to witness. Congratulations to the team thanks to all the flippa ball coaches Amy Monaghan, Jo Stafford and Brad Gilmour.
As everybody prepares for the end of the term and many of you will be travelling then, please be careful but also have a great time.
Wishing you a happy and holy Easter.

-Mike Brosnahan 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

As we move through the period of Lent it is a very good time to reflect on the things that are important in life. We live in a world where bigger is better, where money is very important and where everything is

always a rush.

Lent in the secular world appears like any other period of time but for Christians we can reflect on the

sacrifices that Jesus made. We can strive to be a better person by reflecting on what is really important to us. Family; friends; health; happiness.

I read somewhere recently that the commodity that the very rich covet the most is time. They want to make the most of their time. They have a driver so that they don’t waste time in traffic, they hire people to do all the little tasks enabling them to focus on what is really important. Spending time with people they care about.

We all become guilty of trying to cram more and more into our days but in lent try to take a little time to reflect on what is really important.

Have a great week, -Mike Brosnahan