Easter and more
Easter Sunday morning Gospel
At daybreak, on the first day of the week, the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, ‘Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.’ And they remembered his words.
I am not surprised that it is the women who arrive at this dangerous time to go about attending to the body of the crucified Jesus. They are also the first to hear of his rising from the dead. They could have abandoned Jesus because it was difficult but they remained faithful to him. Writer, John Lane says that “God rolls away stones in our lives to make all things new” How are we open to a new life in Jesus?
As a school, we reflected on the Passion of Christ during our Easter Liturgy at the end of Term 1.
Term 2 is already presenting many challenges. Our staff professional development will be focussing on developing the literacy of the students. The teaching of literacy skills will be presented at staff meetings and worked on in faculty meetings and then will be brought together during our staff development day on literacy at the conclusion of Term 2.
Our Mothers’ Day Assembly will take place at 9.00 am on Wednesday 8 May. This is always a special time in the school calendar.
Also on Wednesday 8 May at 5.30 pm, we will be inviting the girls, who will be commencing at Marist in 2021, to a Listening Assembly. We are keen to share with them our work done thus far and seek their reactions to it. Following this, we have our Term 2 Parents’ and Friends’ Meeting at 6.30 pm. These meetings will be in the Academic Resource Centre.
I found this article on helping students to study in a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald. The original article is from the Washington Post and the writer gives a hard time to both rereading and summarising of work saying that they have been found to be not very effective. I would not be so quick to put these strategies down because they are most important first steps in the learning process. I did like some of the other strategies that the writer puts forward. Each of us learns in different ways and it is about finding the technique that works for each of us, in particular, ones that make us better students.