DRS Message

"What would the charity of God have profited us, if His mercy had not come to our aid?"

Catherine McAuley

Dear Parents/ Caregivers,

 

Welcome back to Term 2. This term sees us celebrating the feast of The Ascension (40 days after Easter), Pentecost (50 days after Easter), and The Holy Trinity (Sunday after Pentecost).

The three feasts in their different ways celebrate the belief that the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are not just events of the past, but present day realities pointing the way to life, freedom and hope for all humankind.

Through these feasts the beliefs are affirmed that Jesus Christ is Lord of all (the Ascension), that the Spirit of God has been given to all humankind (Pentecost), and that the truth of faith is best found in the experience of community, for the nature of God is best understood in terms of a community of love (Trinity).

This school term, as part of the Religious Education Curriculum, children will be learning the following strands

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT – TE WAIRUA TAPU

Focus:

Year 1& 2 ( Level 1)       God the Holy Spirit & The Holy Spirit in people's lives

Year 3 & 4  ( Level 2)     The Fruits of the Holy Spirit & Pentecost

Year 5&6 ( Level 3).       Baptism and the Holy Spirit & Titles and Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Year 7&8 ( Level 4).       The Holy Spirit in Scripture &The Mission of the Holy Spirit in the   Church and in the World

 

SACRAMENT STRAND- HAKARAMETA

Focus :

Year 1& 2 ( Level 1).     Holiness & Welcome        

Year 3& 4 ( Level 2).     Forgiveness & Food for Life

Year 5 & 6  ( Level 3)   Healing& Confirmed in the Spirit

Year 7 & 8  ( Level 4)   Called for others & Commitment

 

Masses for the term:

6th May, 2019:       9 am Mass with the Parish ( Feast of Dominic Savio)

26th May, 2019 :   10:30 am Mass ( School & Parish)

28th May , 2019 :  11 am Mass ( Catholic School’s Day)

 

God Bless,

Avida D’Souza

 

 

 

SCHOOL HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:40am - 2:45pm

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

 

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2136 Great North Rd, Avondale 0600

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Phone:

(09) 828 5599

Email:

stmarysoffice@stmarysavondale.school.nz