March 2022: Today we celebrated the feast day of Saint Angela of the Cross.
Our school is named in honour of Saint Angela of the Cross, who lived in Spain from 1846-1932. Saint Angela dedicated her life to prayer and service to others, and is a wonderful role model for students and their families.
The students have had a busy day of celebrations, starting with a Mass led by Father Confidence and then a special sausage sizzle lunch.
We were excited to welcome our families into the classrooms for an activity followed by our first school assembly.
February 2022: Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Catholic Church’s season of Lent, a special time of preparation, when we stop and think about how we can play our part in God’s hope for a world that is fair, just and peaceful. Today we acknowledged Ash Wednesday with a School Mass. The students were sprinkled with ashes as a symbol to remind us that during Lent we are trying to grow to be more like Jesus.
February 2022: Today the students at St Angela of the Cross celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a pancake picnic. Shrove Tuesday is a Christian celebration falling on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent. During Lent, Christians give up luxuries to remember when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days to fast and pray. Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who assisted in cooking and serving pancakes to students and staff.
January 2022: It was a delight this morning to welcome all of our students to their first day of school for 2022. We hope they have a great year ahead as they get to know their new classmates and teachers!
December 2021: To conclude a fantastic school year, our community came together for an end of year Mass and Christmas Nativity Play. All of our students performed and sang wonderfully. Congratulations to our students on such a positive and rewarding Foundation year at St Angela of the Cross.
November 2021: St Angela of the Cross held a wonderful celebration today as we were able to officially bless and open our school buildings. The Catholic Bishop of Sale, Most Reverend Gregory Bennet was joined by the Director of Catholic Education and Chief Executive Officer of the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited, Ms Maria Kirkwood and Parish Priest, Very Rev Peter Slater, to celebrate the blessing and opening of the school. Member for Monash, The Hon Russell Broadbent MP, also shared a heartfelt video message with the school community to commemorate the day.
The ceremony was a joyous and memorable event for all of our staff, students and official guests.
October 2021:St Angela of the Cross Primary School is proud to support Day for Daniel. Day for Daniel is Australia’s largest day of action to raise awareness for child safety, protection, and harm prevention. Held annually on the last Friday of October, Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe. The theme is ‘Wear Red, Educate and Donate’. Students have been participating in activities aimed to help them recognise, react and report situations that make them feel unsafe. Parents and carers are also encouraged to start a conversation with your children about personal safety.
World Teachers Day
October 2021: World Teachers Day gives us an opportunity to say thankyou to our wonderful teachers and support staff. Your wisdom, dedication, and kindness will always lead us to the right path and inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves.
May we all continue this humble service in shaping the lives and empowering the minds of our students.
October 2021: Our students have had the most wonderful time playing in our newly built sandpit yesterday. Thankyou to our Parents and Friends Committee for their fantastic fundraising efforts and Latrobe Valley Sands for providing the lovely sand to fill this space.
September 2021: We are pleased to announce that St Angela of the Cross will offer an After School Care Program in 2022.
Extend’s After School Care Program, develop and nurture young minds with science, cooking, sport and imaginative play. Children’s interests and ideas are central to the program, offering a variety of activities for children to discover, learn and play.
Before School Care will become available in the future as numbers increase.
We look forward to offering this service to our families and welcoming Extend to our community
September 2021: It is with great pleasure that we present the 2021 St Angela of the Cross Virtual Art Show. The Art Show is a celebration of our student’s artistic journey and shows their incredible resilience and creativity.
September 2021: EVERY CHILD, IN EVERY COMMUNITY, NEEDS A FAIR GO!
This year's theme is about the 'bigger picture' in addressing child abuse and neglect. Child Protection Week gives our school an opportunity to translate this knowledge into action and to help create great communities for our children.
August 2021:The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us, including our kids. Please see the below link for the Supporting Children's Mental Health event hosted by the Royal Children's Hospital. Tune in today at 12.30pm to hear how you can support your child’s mental health throughout the pandemic and also beyond.
August 2021: Yesterday, as a part of Book Week, our students dressed up to reflect the 2021 theme of “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds”. It was great to see many students getting creative with their costumes and discussing their favourite books and novels!
A huge thankyou to parents and carers for helping support this event with brilliant costumes for our students.
June 2021: It's great to see lots of bread bags and tags being brought into school as part of the Wonder Recycling Rewards Program. We encourage our families to continue collecting throughout the school holidays up until July, 16.
Thank you again for your support and participation in this great recycling program.
May 2021:Excursions are a great opportunity for our students to continue and expand their learning. Our students attended their first excursion and had the opportunity to explore Scienceworks today. The interactive exhibits allowed students to play with science and to challenge their curious minds.