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The first two weeks of Term 2 have been very ‘wet’ for the children of 1/2JK. The children have been having swimming lessons at the Waverley Swimming Pool. We have had loads of fun as well as learning some essential skills along the way.

Splish,Splash…here we swim on PhotoPeach

Hip, Hopping To The Beat

Throughout this term, our very talented Miss Poropat has been teaching children in Grade 1/2 a fantastic dance routine to be performed at assembly. The children have been dancing at lunchtimes, practising their groovy moves.

We’ve Got The Beat on PhotoPeach

We’ve Got The Beat on PhotoPeach

Stations of the Cross

On Tuesday the 26th of April, every grade at St Thomas’ took part in creating a station to show Jesus’ journey to Calvary. Our grade proudly represented the 6th station which was where Veronica wiped the face of Jesus. The children were so reverent as they went around the stations and many children were very moved by Jesus’ last moments. Below are just a few samples of the childrens responses when we returned to class. All responses were thoughtful and beautiful. As always children prove themselves to be remarkably insighitful.

Today our class visited the 15 Stations of the Cross. It felt like I was Jesus and I was walking through Jerusalem to the mountains carrying the heavy wooden cross. By Harvey

I felt sorry for Jesus. He had to carry a cross. By Zara

Today 1/2JK went on Jesus’ long and tiring journey. There were 15 stations. It was so sad when Jesus got nailed to the cross. Jesus fell over 3 times. By the time Jesus got to Calvary he was EXHAUSTED! By Ashley

Today our class experienced going on a journey of the Stations of the Cross. Jesus was bleeding and he falls 3 times. Jesus died on the cross. Simon helped Jesus carry the cross. Jesus had to wear a crown of thorns. Veronica wipes Jesus’ face. Jesus was nailed on the cross. By Eliza

I pray for Jesus because I love him. He is the best. By Thomas

Today our class went  on a journey of the Stations of the Cross. It was a bit like Jesus but not in real life. On the journey a lot of people were yelling at Jesus and a very brave person, Veronica wiped Jesus’ face. Finally they got there and I was very sad when Jesus died. By Lexie

I’m sorry that Jesus had to carry the heavy cross. I also feel sorry because people were being mean to him. I feel sorry because he was bleeding. By Ryan

Today our class experienced going on a journey of the Stations of the Cross. Jesus was bleeding a lot. Jesus died on the cross for us. I was happy when he rose from the dead. I was sad when our class did the Stations of the Cross. I would have hated if I had nails hammered on to my hands. I bet if I had a crown with thorns it would have hurt. By Olivia

Today I went to the Stations of the Cross. I felt sad for Jesus. I went to 15 stations. Our station was number 6. Our station was about Veronica. Jesus had to carry a heavy, wooden cross. Jesus had to go a long way to Calvary to get nailed to the heavy, wooden, big cross. There were 2 other crosses. It was sad where the crosses were. Jesus met Veronica, Mary and Simon on the way. They all helped Jesus and they all stood out from the crowd to help Jesus. They were all nice people. They all got shouted at for helping Jesus. By Isabella

Stations of the Cross on PhotoPeach

 

Our place in our family

This term the children completed a wonderful project at home titled “Our Family Tree”. The children enthusiastically shared all they had learnt about “Their Story” and confidentally presented their knowledge to the class. The one thing that we all discovered was that we are actually all part of a family that loves and cares for us. We are an important part of our story and one day we will help to grow our family trees even further. We are part of the future!!!

His Story, Her Story, Our Story, One Big Family on PhotoPeach

Who Am I?

We have spent a lot of time talking about what makes each of us special. We have read many stories that discuss, that it is what makes us ‘different’, that is important. We all love different things, we are all wonderful just the way we are. Some of us love sport, some of us love art. One discovery that we made was that ‘Life would be very boring if we were all the same’. 

Who Am I? on PhotoPeach

Always Try Your Hardest

Don’t Give Up

We learnt that if you want to be your best and be successful you must keep on trying.

Watch the animation below to see how this character tried his hardest. If only we could all be so determined to be our best!!! Enjoy and I hope we can all be inspired.