At St Eugene College, Shrove Tuesday marks the launch of Caritas’ Project Compassion Campaign. What a way to begin!! Our incredibly generous staff donated almost 800 pikelets, which were then enjoyed by students from Prep -12. Our Year 12 student leaders shone facilitating fabulous pancake themed activities ranging from some very competitive Pancake Races down Keelty Way, the Great Pancake Toss and Pancake Decorating. There were big smiles all round!
So, why do we do it? Around the world there are over 795 million people without enough to eat. Extreme poverty is one of the key world problems that Caritas Australia focuses on through their ‘Project Compassion’ campaign over Lent. Caritas Australia aims to end poverty, promote justice and up-hold dignity by working in 29 countries around the world – these countries are home to the most vulnerable communities on the planet. Last year alone, the Project Compassion Lent campaign directly impacted over 2 million people! Throughout Lent, there will be more opportunities to get involved and contribute to this important cause… so stay tuned!
2018 SWIMMING CARNIVAL (Years 7-12)
Last Wednesday night, 9 of our students competed at the Primary Caboolture District Swimming Trials. It was a very successful night with all students representing the College well. Rudy, Baxter, Indra and Franklin all made it through to the Caboolture District team and will swim at the upcoming Sunshine Coast Regional Carnival. Rudy had an amazing night qualifying in all 4 strokes which is outstanding achievement. Baxter qualified in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly which is also a wonderful result. For Indra and Franklin this was their first experience at competing at District level, with Indra quali-fying in backstroke and Franklin in breaststroke. We congratulate these students and wish them all the best at the next level. Other swimmers included: Dylan who swam 4th in freestyle and achieved personal best times; William, Jonathon, Samuel and Jace.
Our first Brisbane Inter-school Chess Tournament occurred this week for our secondary students where our teams performed ad-mirably. March 15th is the date for the first tournament for our primary students, with the team being organised currently. All students P-12 are eligible to nominate to play if they know chess rules. Any interested students should leave their name at the library front desk as soon as possible.
Notice of P&F Annual General Meeting -
All Parents and Friends of St Eugene College are invited to attend the Parents and Friends Association Annual General Meeting. To be held on Wednesday 14th March 2017 from 6.30pm in the College Staff Room (Tempier Building). All Association Committee positions will be declared vacant at this meeting and nominations for the new 2018 Committee will be accepted. If you are interested in nominating for a position on the Committee more information is available by contacting the Committee at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Janelle Schlitter 0404 789 024 or simply fill out the nomination form attached to the current Newsletter and return it via email or to the front office of the College.