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23rd February
Liturgy hosted by Year 4


1st March
Ash Wednesday


3rd March
Years 4/5/6 Interschool Sport


7th March
P&F Meeting


9th March
Liturgy hosted by Year 1


17th March
School Disco 5.30-7.30pm


23rd March
Liturgy hosted by Year 6


31st March
Last day of Term 1


18th April
First Day of Term 2

 

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Click here to view our Vision and Mission StatementOurs is a new school built by Brisbane Catholic Education in response to the need for a Catholic Primary School in the rapidly growing Ormeau area. We are situated on Eggersdorf Road, which is the main road leading off exit 45 on the M1 Motorway.

Our school offers classes from Prep to Year 6. The plan for Mother Teresa’s is to become a three stream school, with an eventual population of between 500 and 600 students. 

Why Mother Teresa?
Our school is named in honour of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, whose life was dedicated to the betterment of others. Mother Teresa often said that a worthwhile life is one that is lived in the service of others. It is this notion of servant leadership that we hope to instil in our children. Service to
others in the modern world involves key elements such as:

  • Conservation of our environment for future generations.
  • Using skills to build communities by building positive relationships.
  • Developing high academic standards to maximise our talents for the good of the community
  • Developing and sharing recreational, sporting and artistic skills to enrich our world.

As a member of the Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Education, we take up the challenge of education to Teach, Challenge and Transform.

We encourage any and all parents who are interested in learning more about our wonderful school and the fantastic opportunities it can offer your family, to contact us and come in for a tour of the school, so you can see these things for yourself!

Mr Peter Kerrins
Principal


Community News......

CHOIR
The Mother Teresa School choir has commenced for 2017. Notes were sent home with choir students last week for parents to sign and return. The choir will be held on a Tuesday morning before first break at 10 am to 10.35am. In previous years, the choir was open to children from all year levels. With the growth in population of the school, we have decided to offer the choir to children from Year 2 through to Year 6 this year. Our two performances that we will focus on include the Queensland Catholic Music Festival and the Ormeau Fair. These events take place in term three and we will send further information out to families as the date approaches. Children do not need to have any experience in order to join the choir, they just have to enjoy singing. Choir is a wonderful opportunity to extend the musical experience of your child and to experience performing.  Singing also helps children to have a voice and to learn to be a part of a team.

We would also like to offer our young singers in Prep and Year One the opportunity to sing in a junior choir. Mrs Flood will hold regular sessions each term on a Tuesday afternoon during the school day. The junior choir will perform on assembly and at the Ormeau Fair. This repertoire will be a fun and engaging singing experience that will help children learn to love to sing as a group and to also have some opportunity to perform.

SPORTS NEWS
On Friday 3rd March, we will be participating in our first ever interschool sports day, and our first round challenge will be against Lords. We will be presenting a junior and senior netball side, junior and senior boys soccer teams and a senior girls soccer team. The girls soccer team will be hosted by Lords, but the boys soccer and netball will be played here from 1.00pm to 2.30pm, and we would love to see you come along and support players from both schools. To make this work, we will need some parent helpers, so if you are able to help by refereeing a soccer or netball game, or have some coaching experience (willingness is more important than experience!) then please get in touch with me!

ASH WEDNESDAY
Next Wednesday, the 1st of March, is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, blessed ashes are put the forehead of Catholics in the shape of a cross. These ashes are made by burning palm leaves which have been saved from last year’s Palm Sunday. At Mother Teresa School, students will receive the Ashes in class, during prayer circle, on Wednesday morning. Families may attend one of St Patrick’s Parish masses where the Ashes will be distributed.

Ash Wednesday is also when we begin to do penance for Lent. Penance is something that you do or are given to do in order to show that you are sad or sorry about doing something wrong. We do this to improve our relationship with God and others. The Church suggests three special practices of penance for Lent:

1. Pray- go to Mass more often, pray more often
2. Fast- going without food or eating less. It can also mean giving up a certain food or treat.
3. Almsgiving- means doing good for others. That can be giving gifts of money or help to others.

P&F MEETING
Our next P and F meeting will be on Tuesday 7th of March at 7pm in the school library. We would be delighted to see new and familiar faces on the night.  If you have an item you would like put on the agenda they can be emailed to motherteresapandf@outlook.com. Please provide as much detail about your topic. Agenda items are due one week prior to meeting date.

 
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