A Christmas Prayer for Action
When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, to heal those broken in spirit, to feed the hungry, to release the oppressed, to rebuild the nations, to bring peace among all peoples, to make a little music with the heart. And to radiate the Light of Christ, every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say. Then the work of Christmas begins.
We come to the end of another year and it is time to express our gratitude to everyone in our community for their gift and contributions. This year has been filled with many challenges, but we have so much to celebrate as the yearbook demonstrates.
May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child.
May you be filled with the:-
Blessings of peace
Beauty of hope
Spirit of love
Comfort of faith
May this be your gift this Christmas Season.
To all those families who are leaving SHPS in 2020 we wish you well and send you every blessing for the future.
We hope you enjoyed our SHPS Carols presentation for 2020. We thank Mr Fox for bringing it together and editing it to produce the quality product for everyone to relish. We certainly saw the result of many creative ideas, enormous energy, and skill.
Take care and God bless,
A wish from the Sacred Heart BeYou Action Team.
We hope we have nurtured your heart this year with the articles and webinars we have shared through the newsletter. It is a highlight of our week to share items that bring us joy and speak to our community in that moment.
Many families have told us that Parenting Ideas is helpful, so we will be continuing this subscription. Look out in 2021 for articles from Parenting TV, Generation Next and of course the BeYou network.
Today's last article is adapted from a wonderful blog called ‘Inspiring Girls’.
Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy holiday.
Kerry Wode, Tash Barrenger, Brendan Mitchell and the BeYou Action Team
PS: And if you want a day trip from Canberra during the holidays, visit the Big Hole off the Cooma Road south of Braidwood. The bonus is after the hike up the hill, you get to swim in the Shoalhaven River and picnic in the shady rest area!
‘tis the season to gorge on love and connection
2020 has been a difficult time by anyone’s standards, and many of us have adapted, but the cost has been the juicy parts of ourselves. Even our kids seem a little skinny inside. They’re tired.
We all get tired and it is the juicy parts of ourselves that are sacrificed first, our connection, our creativity, our gentle fun.
Being on holidays is an opportunity to allow children and teenagers to flex their muscles. Literally, they get to run and climb and swim and play for hours at a time. But we can also give them the opportunity to discover new muscles.
We can give them the chance to take control and direct our days! They can use their creative and problem-solving muscles in real life. We have the opportunity to allow kids to make decisions about what we do and how we do it.
When we have years’ worth of holidays in our family memory vault, they sustain us even in the skinny, dry times. We can call them forth and they have the power to regenerate us. They help to keep us fat with connection and love…no matter what.
Friday 18th December
Last Day of School for 2020
Sunday 20th December
Fourth Sunday of Avent
Friday 29th January 2021
10am-1pm School Office & Clothing Pool Open
Monday 1st February 2021
Term One Begins
School holiday vacation care will be operating from Monday 4th January 2021 until Term One of the 2021 school year.
MHOC - Christmas Mass details
Due to the uncertainty, this year there is a slightly different format, which is still being finalised. We are looking into Live Streaming two masses; details to come and due to Covid restrictions and the popularity of Christmas Mass, we will be asking parishioners to register their attendance on the TryBooking links below which close Dec 23 at 3pm.
6pm Children’s Mass is being held at Marist College Canberra, Junior School lawns (BYO own chairs, picnic blankets etc…) (max. 500 people) (wet weather; at Sacred Heart Church, max. 100 people)
9pm Vigil at Sacred Heart Church
Midnight Mass at Sacred Heart Church https://www.trybooking.com/BMUQT
8.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Church
10am Mass at Sacred Heart Church
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Sacramental Program (Year 4 2021)
Enrolment for the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion program will be made available on the Qkr! App (available on all smart phones) or on Qkr! Website from 9 November to 15 January.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 6 Candle Ceremony
This week at the Graduation Mass and Candle Ceremony, the Year 6 students handed over their leadership to the current Year 5 students. Following the ceremony the students formed the Sacred Heart Traditional Guard of Honour through the school.
Year 6 Graduation
On Tuesday evening, our Year 6 Students had their formal Graduation Ceremony with their parents and the staff joining them to celebrate their years at Sacred Heart Primary.
This week we farewell Julie Jillard, Lisa Binutti-Wilson, Nichola Leitao, Vanessa Miller and Helen Hamilton. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
Congratulations to the following students celebrating their birthday
Maeve L, Karissa F, Hamish H, Esther F, Georgia S, Catherine B.
Happy Birthday to the following students celebrating their birthday in January 2021
Sascha K, Bobby C, Mia Y, Christian O, London S, Caitlin L, Ryan M, Eloise M, Luke H, Hamish F, Layla V, Selena L, Hayley L.
The Staff at Sacred Heart Primary would like to thank you for your support in 2020 and wish everyone a merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Goodbye and good luck to all the families that are leaving us this year, and to all the families that are continuing at Sacred Heart, we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Canberra Health Services
School Holiday Program - Canberra Cricket Academy
When: 11-12 (Mon-Tue) January 2021
Where: Harrison Cricket Nets and Ground, 86 Katoomba St., Harrison
Cost: $100 Only per Player (same for One day)
Details and Registration at
Young Music Society
Children’s Cartooning Programs
With life slowly returning to normal we have made our program Covid-Safe. We are also a Creative Kids provider.
Jerrabomberra Community Hall 25-31 The Parkway, Jerrabomberra
Monday Jan 4th - Friday Jan 8th, 2021
- Social distancing adhered to
- Washing of hands & sanitising maintained during the classes
- Smaller group sizes.
- Go to www.illustrating-man.com.au
- Click on the colourful Cartoon Camp button in the middle of the home page
- Select your location
- Complete the on-line form & payment
Early Bird Special
Book & pay for the 5 Long Days Monday to Friday and will give your child / children a set of 6 cartooning books. Payments must be before Friday December 4th 5pm.
If you are using a voucher – please call our office with the Creative Kids Voucher details.
We look forward to seeing the children once again & old friends reuniting & new friendships made.