SASTA OLIPHANT SCIENCE AWARDS AND SCIENCE ALIVE
The Oliphant Science Awards is an annual competition for South Australian school students that aims to support, encourage, and celebrate science education within South Australian schools. Jake Howell (4B) and Frank Marino (6M) both submitted entries into this prestigious competition.
Jake got to see his model of the Diprotodon dig site at the Science Alive Open Day event at the Wayville Showgrounds last weekend. He had used a variety of materials including plaster, 3D printed designs, and a Vaqform machine “skin” on the Diprotodon. His work was on display with other models and inventions from many age groups. Jake’s brother Max was very excited about the Andy Thomas Foundation and Makers Empire stand where he recognised the kind of projects that Year 5 and 6 students have been working on. See Jake’s work below:
Frank created his website on a scientific investigation into growing crystals. He made a Weblium site on Captivating Crystals where he discussed his observations, successes and failures which are all a part of becoming a better scientist. He entered this into the multimedia category of the competition. Click here to view Frank’s website and here to view his video.
Congratulations to Jake and Frank for extending their scientific thinking by working on these projects.
Ms Kate Tyrwhitt, Art & Design Teacher
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM COMMUNION PREPARATION PARENT WORKSHOP
We are called to share Jesus’ mission to the world
On the evening of Tuesday 9 August in the Primary Campus Chapel, we hosted our final Communion Preparation Parent Workshop for 2022. Parents were greeted by Fr Lancy and Kathy Horan, whose affiliation with our school community has been warmly welcomed. Father had only good words to say about the children of St Michael’s College. Kathy addressed parents about the important and affirming role they play in initiating their children into the Catholic faith community. When Jesus was a child of eight days, Joseph and Mary, as active members of their Jewish Community, took him to the Temple to present him to God. Like Joseph and Mary, our school children’s parents, too, chose to initiate their child into the Catholic faith community through Baptism, the first sacrament of initiation. On behalf of their child, the parents and the godparents made a promise to begin a journey in faith. Now that the children are older, they prepare to receive the other two sacraments of initiation, Confirmation and Holy Communion. And in doing so, the children are empowered to be followers of Jesus who are called to share his special mission to the world.
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS AND CANDIDATES:
MASS AND REHEARSAL FOR CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION
- Tuesday 23 August at 6:00-7:30pm (Week 5) Sacred Heart Church, Hindmarsh
- Parent, child, school, parish, sponsor (IHM, SJSH, two SMC candidates: Josef J and Zac C)
- Wednesday 24 August at 6:00-7:30pm (Week 5) Our Lady of the Manger, Findon
- Parent, child, school, parish, sponsor (All other 17 SMC candidates)
CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION MASS (Week 5)
- Saturday 27 August at 6:00pm – SMC 17 candidates
- Our Lady of the Manger, Findon
- Sunday 28 August at 9:00am – IHM, SJSH, SMC: Josef J and Zac C
- Sacred Heart Church, Hindmarsh
NUMBER OF GUESTS FROM EACH FAMILY
Each family can have only eight people attend including the candidate and sponsor for Sunday. For Saturday eight to ten people including the candidate and sponsor may attend. If there are more than eight guests, please approach the parish office or the school.
Please ensure Confirmation Cards are filled in and returned to your child’s teacher by Wednesday 17 August.
Ms Patrizia Puglia, Director of Religion and Spirituality
CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF BLESSED MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP: FINDING HAPPINESS IN MAKING OTHERS HAPPY
The children in RG hosted their first Eucharistic Liturgy on Wednesday 10 August. Amongst their guests were parents and the youngest members of our school community – the Lasallian STARS. The Liturgy, presided by Fr Lancy, celebrated the Feast of Blessed Mary of the Cross MacKillop. The Liturgy theme, Finding Happiness in Making Others Happy, is the culmination of the learning dedicated to our beloved Australian Saint.
Students participated with joy, reverence and respect as we prayed and sang together at this special gathering. Here are some facts we learnt about St Mary MacKillop:
“She was kind.” – Kira
“She holds children’s hands.” – Kale
“She helped the lonely and the poor.” – Samara
“She was Australia’s first saint.” – Ava S
“She started a school.” – Jed
Miss Vanessa Morelli, Reception Teacher