Harmony Day Celebrations

On Wednesday 21st March St. Anne's students celebrated the shared differences in our Parish Community along with supporting our local hospital. Our students dressed in orange for the day and brought along a donation of easter eggs. They then buddied up in their classrooms putting together about 250 bags of Easter eggs for the unwell children in the paediatric ward at Frankston hospital. This is an initiative that has been running at our school for about 3 years. The children enjoy sharing the time together, making cards and gift bags knowing they're are going to make a difference in the lives of those who unwell.
At the end of the day the whole school came together to listen to Father Benneth share his story of where he grew up and what it was like travelling to different places in the world. He explained that even though we may come from different countries we are all the same and are all equal. A shared story on diversity was watched and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to Father Benneth, the families and the students for sharing in this special day..





A warm welcome to Father Benneth

Father Benneth was born in the southern part of Nigeria, and began his studies for the priesthood in Nigeria, then Poland, Italy and Ireland. Father arrived in Australia in 2010 and received formation for the priesthood at Corpus Christi Seminary in Carlton and the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne. He has had pastoral experiences in the Parishes of St. Anthony’s, Noble Park, Mary Mackillop in Keilor Downs, St. Thomas in North Greensborough, St. Monica’s in Moonee Ponds, and has also been involved in the chaplaincy program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Fr. Benneth was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Melbourne on 8th September 2012 (the birthday of our Blessed Lady, Mother of God) by his Grace the most Rev. Denis Hart. His first appointment as a priest was to the Parish of St Monica's in Moonee Ponds for three years.

In January 2015 he was appointed as an Assistant Priest in the parish of St Andrew's, Werribee, then became an Administrator at St John's, Frankston from July 2016 to January 2017 till January 2018 before being appointed to St Anne's as Parish Priest.

Fr. Benneth is delighted to be at St Anne's and grateful to Fr John Madden and the St Anne's community for the for the work accomplished during all these years at St Anne's Parish.

We are looking forward to sharing our wonderful school and the gifts of our talented students with Father Benneth in the coming year.




Market Day!!

What an amazing day was had last Sunday. The weather was just perfect and it was great to see so many smiling faces wandering around the school grounds.The number of visitors from the parish and surrounding seaford area was pleasing to see.
There are so many people to thank for making our annual market day a success. Our Parents, Teachers, Students and Stall holders all contributed in their own way and it was especially humbling to see our students helping with their class stalls. A very BIG THANKYOU to everyone who made Market Day enjoyable for not only our school but the whole community.








 

                                                           
Reno, Brittany, Oisin. Marrissa and Brodie

Latest News...Sacrament of Confirmation
On Sunday 22nd October, the following students will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Anne's Church at 1.30pm.
Bishop Elliot will be celebrating the Confirmation Mass. Please keep our candidates in your thoughts and prayers:
                                                                                                                         
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As they celebrate this milestone in their journey of faith, may the Holy Spirit be with them to renew and strengthen them in their commitment to follow Christ.
May you have strength of the SPIRIT,
 the power of PRAYER and the force of FAITH.....
To live in SERVICE, to LOVE,
 with all your heart and to let God lead you, always. Amen

Grandparents Day

Tuesday saw a really wonderful day at St Anne’s. In the morning we celebrated Grandparents’ Day with our Choir and Foundation students initially entertaining us in the hall, followed by family group time in classrooms, a brief school tour to visit student classrooms and then morning tea in the hall. The afternoon saw our students, staff and some family members involved in our 3rd annual lapathon to raise money for the Christmas hampers prepared and delivered by our local St Vincent de Paul chapter. We warmly thank all who contributed to the success of the day whether it was through your attendance, preparation and catering of the Morning Tea or through contributing funds to SVDP as sponsorship of the students.