Today students were given their reports and class lists for 2021. If you have not received it, please contact your child’s teacher.
This week we held our year six graduation ceremonies, their farewell mass and the celebratory disco. Many of our year six students have been at MTS for eight years and we have seen them grow in so many ways over that time. They are a wonderful group of students who have been outstanding role models for the younger students, and we are confident they will continue to develop into young adults their families can be proud of. For some families it is their last child leaving MTS and ends a long association with our school. We thank you for your support over the years.
I thank all staff, parents and Fr Mark for taking part or preparing for the celebrations held this week. We now look forward to seeing our year five students taking on leadership roles at our school next year.
Next week students can wear Christmas themed clothes on Friday which is the last day of the school year.
Congratulations to Brody Press who was the winner of last week’s problem. This week’s problem is below.
Adrienne, Betty and Cathy were the only three competitors participating in a series of athletic events. In each event, the winner gets 33 points, second gets 22 points and third gets 11 points. After the events, Adrienne has 88 points, Betty has 11 points and Cathy has 55points.
In how many events did Adrienne come second?
Next Wednesday we will be holding our last assembly for the year commencing at 9.30am. Unfortunately, due to COVID concerns, parents will be unable to attend. At this assembly we will be presenting our MTS awards, academic excellence and effort awards, chess trophies as well as farewelling the children of defence families leaving our school.
The Whole school focus theme for this year is: Be Just Like Jesus
Jesus showed us that serving others and humility go hand in hand. As we launch into the third week start to prepare for Advent and Christmas we need to think about how we can ‘Be the hands of Jesus by giving to others.’
3rd Sunday in Advent Year B
13 December 2020
“There stands among you,
unknown to you, the one who is
coming after me.”
Something to Think About
In today’s gospel, the people ask John the Baptist to tell them who he really is.
If somebody asked you to tell them who you really are, what would you say?
In today’s gospel, the people ask John the Baptist who he really is, and why he is baptising people. John says he is not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet. John tells the people that he is preaching and baptising in order to prepare for someone else who is coming after him. The person John is talking about must be very special, because John doesn’t even feel worthy to untie that person’s sandals. We know that the person John was taking about was Jesus.
A reading from the holy gospel according to John 1:19-28
The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and temple helpers to ask John who he was.
He told them plainly, "I am not the Messiah."
Then when they asked him if he were Elijah, he said, "No, I am not!"And when they asked if he were the Prophet, he also said "No!"Finally, they said, "Who are you then? We have to give an answer to the ones who sent us.
Tell us who you are!"
John answered in the words of the prophet Isaiah,
"I am only someone shouting in the desert, 'Get the road ready for the Lord!'"
Some Pharisees had also been sent to John.
They asked him, "Why are you baptising people, if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?"
John told them, "I use water to baptise people. But here with you is someone you don't know.
Even though I came first, I am not good enough to untie his sandals."
John said this as he was baptising east of the Jordan River in Bethany.
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
John helped the people to recognise Jesus in their midst.
What are some of the signs of Jesus’ presence that you have experienced in your life?
What do these signs tell us about God and God’s love for us?
2020 CHRISTMAS APPEAL
To all those wonderful families who have shown the value of giving with their generosity. It is truly wonderful the way everyone has contributed to the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. This is not only a vital service for our community, and an important way that children can be involved to see that Christmas is not just a time for receiving, but a time for giving and helping others too! It was a beautiful culmination to the work the teachers and students have been doing throughout the term in preparation for the occasion. As usual there was a marvelous array of gifts provided on behalf on Mother Teresa School for those in need in the Holy Spirit Parish. They were very gratefully received as well as our monetary support as well. Many thanks for your support and generosity!
Thank you to all those parents, who came along to the Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday. It was a wonderful celebration of another school year as we give thanks to our Year 6 leaders and those families and teachers who will be leaving Mother Teresa School. We wish them well on their journey!
Booking to attend Mass @ Holy Spirit Parish
To attend Mass in person, please follow this link to make a booking. We encourage you to all come back to Mass if it is safe for you to do so. We look forward to seeing you!
Peace and Best Wishes
Religious Education Co-ordinator