The School Cross Country, went off with a Bang! All of the children put in a fantastic effort and enjoyed the day. We were very pleased that the rain held out and the mercury dropped. There were many highlights on the day but a few that stood out for me were;
Keelan and Jaidyn crossing the finishing line together. These two boys are brothers. On the last lap of their 3kms they started to tire but they didn’t stop and they helped each other across the line. This show of sportsmanship brought a tear to Mrs Norris’ eye. Another great finish was between Archie and Isaac. These two boys have been head to head in training runs and pushed each other the whole way. They also crossed the line together.
On another note, I would like to thank our Sports Captains and Year 6 Leaders as they made sure the day ran smoothly. They banned together as a group to develop new war cries, encouraged team spirit through cheering and some even ran with reluctant runners. At the end of the day, they got in, packed up, and gave out the ice blocks before having their own. What a super effort. The spirit of St Brigid was well and truly on show.
I would also like to say thank you to all of the parents that came along to be spectators. I am sure that your children were thrilled to have you there watching them compete.
DISTRICT TOUCH FOOTBALL
Five students from year 6 attended the U12 Emerald District Touch Football Trials. All students played really well, with Keelan being selected in the boys team and Laura and Isabelle making the girls team. Well done to Danieka and Thomas who also attended the trials.
Keelan, Laura and Isabelle now have the opportunity to represent their district at the Central Highlands selection trials which will be held in Moranbah next term. We would like to congratulate these students on their achievement and wish them all the best at the next level.
CRAZY HAIR DAY
On the last Wednesday of school, the 28th of March St Brigid’s will be holding a crazy hair day to raise money for Caritas Australia’s Lenten Appeal. Please bring a gold coin donation on this day to wear hair crazy.
As you are aware, each year the St Patrick’s Parish runs a Sacramental program for students in Years 4 and above. This program includes the rite of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. In the next few weeks, a letter will be sent home with all children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to explain in more detail the program and the next step in your child’s faith journey – Reconciliation.
If you wish to ask any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact Tegan Green at the school office or the Parish office on 4982 1066.