Market Day 2018
   


Celebrating 50 years!!!




Sacrament of Confirmation 

The date for Confirmation is Sunday 28th October 2018.

Candidates will be attending a preparation day with Candidates from St. Joachims on the 9th of October at Don Bosco Retreat Centre Lysterfield hosted by Father Martin Tanti. 

Bishop Elliott will be coming to meet with the candidates on the 23rd October 2018 to discuss the sacrament and the children's readiness.  Parish and School will be assisting you to prepare your children for the sacrament. At home please discuss the person your child will choose for their sponsor. The sponsor must be over 18 and Catholic and have made their Confirmation. 

Also please help your child to do some research on the Saint whose name they will take as their Confirmation name. The Bishop prefers that Females take the name of a Female saint and the Males take the name of a Male saint.

Please keep our confirmation candidates in your prayers.

 
 
  
Feast Day Celebrations

Our 50th Anniversary Feast day was very successful. Thank you to all the people who worked hard to make it wonderful. It was lovely to have our sister school St. Joachim's and the parishioners at Mass to celebrate 50 years of education in the Seaford parish. Thank you especially to Father Benneth who led and took part in the Mass. We are very proud of our school and our community.

 

   
                                                                                                  

100 Days of Prep

                                                             

First Eucharist celebrations begin this weekend during Saturday and Sundays' masses. Best wishes to all children in our parish as they prepare to receive the sacrament of First Communion.
Joshua
Ted
Grace
Joseph
Daniel
Titchiang
Hayley
Abbey
Nicholas
Raphaella
Benjamin
Isaac
Lily
Tessa
Amy


Mother's Day Biggest Morning Tea

On Thursday May 10th we celebrated our annual Mother's Day and Biggest Morning Tea. The event was supported by many mums, grandparents and carers who joined the students in their classrooms for a Mother's Day activity. Our visitors then enjoyed a morning tea and were entertained by the Foundation and Grade 1 students followed by our amazing choir. Our raffle, raising money for the Cancer Council of Australia was a big success and the amount of money raised just seems to grow each year. Thankyou for your support.
Above all we hope that all the special women in our lives have an amazing Mother,s Day and look forward to sharing in the celebration with you all again next year.
        
                                   





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.