ANZAC Day is a significant day in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates the brave soldiers who fought and served in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I. It is a day to honor the sacrifice, bravery, and resilience of these soldiers, as well as all those who have served in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping missions.
ANZAC Day has developed as a day when we remember and honor the soldiers who protected our countries in all wars. These soldiers fought with great bravery and faced many challenges to keep us safe. We celebrate this day to show our respect and gratitude to them and to all the other soldiers who have protected our countries.
At school, we celebrated ANZAC Day with a simple and moving liturgy. This liturgy allowed us to come together as a school community and pay tribute to the soldiers who served our countries. It helped us understand the significance of ANZAC Day and inspired us to cherish the values of bravery, sacrifice, and peace in our own lives. We were especially fortunate that the weather was fine and we were able to commemorate ANZAC Day in our beautiful new garden space.
The 12 Stations of the Cross are a series of events that depict Jesus Christ’s journey to his crucifixion and burial. It is a significant devotion for Catholics, especially during the season of Lent and Holy Week.
Our children from all year levels performed a beautiful portrayal of the Stations of the Cross. These young students, filled with enthusiasm and devotion, re-enacted each station through a reverent performance. They dressed up as the characters, using props to represent the cross and other elements, and recited appropriate prayers or readings for each station. The children’s dedication and innocence added a special touch to the portrayal, making it a truly memorable and moving experience for everyone who witnessed it. Their portrayal not only helped them understand the story of Jesus’ sacrifice but also touched the hearts of those who watched, reminding them of the significance of Christ’s journey and inspiring them to reflect on their own faith.
During Term 1, our students worked very hard on their cricket skills to represent our school at the annual Interschool Cricket Carnival playing against four other Catholic schools in the region. As always, our children represented Majella well with both attitude and sporting prowess.