Andrew Chinn’s day with us was a great success. As always, we were impressed with his enthusiasm, his amazing facility to actively involve students throughout the day and to remember their names; but even better was our engagement with his mainly scripture based songs and music. Thanks Andrew.
We’re all looking forward to our annual PTA picnic night tea this coming Tuesday evening. It’s always a great opportunity for families and staff to mingle informally. However, there’s an added component this year as our friend, Andrew Chinn, well known Liturgical singer/songwriter, is working with students during the day and his time with us will culminate in a concert, “starring” our students. What a way to end our picnic night !
Congratulations to Cardinal John Dew on becoming our fourth NZ Cardinal. May he continue to strive for a just and equitable church and society in NZ and the wider world.
We were very sad to hear of the death of Celia Lashlie last week. She was a great woman, strong and fearless in her commitment to working for justice—a better life for others across many aspects of society. She will be sadly missed by many. May she Rest in Peace.
Ash Wednesday began for us with a prayer service and distribution of ashes at St Thomas More Church in Wilton, just along the road from school. It was great that parents and some parishioners from Otari Catholic Parish were able to join us. We hope that during Lent we all make real efforts in the areas of Prayer, good deeds and sharing with those who have less than we do.
The Caritas NZ website has interesting and helpful information regarding Lenten programmes and practices.