Year 11 AHIST USYD Excursion
Yr 7 Camp
Yr11 MODH & Yr10 Hist Australian Museum Excursion
Art Express Excursion
Year 8 Music Incursion
Year 7 Visual Arts Incursion
Easter Show (Stage 5, Yr 9 Commerce, Yr10 Geography)
Term 1 Concludes
Term 2 Commences
Year 11 BST Ikea Excursion
Year 8 Passover Demonstration
Mothers Day Liturgy
Term: One | Issue 2| Date: 8 March 2019
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from the principal
The enrolment process for 2020 is well underway. We had many prospective families join us this week for Open Night. This was an opportunity to view the school, meet current students, staff and the Leadership Team. We were overwhelmed by the number of students who wanted to assist. It was wonderful to see the pride that they have in the school and their eagerness to share thier experience with others.
For the past few years, there has been a high demand for places at St Agnes. Again this year we have a waiting list for Year 7. It is essential that any family wishing to enrol in 2020 submit the completed application form no later than May 30, 2019. Places will then be offered in accordance with the CEDP Enrolment Policy.
This week we begin our Lenten journey. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, where we pray, act kindly and with mercy towards other people, and give to others, as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Easter.
For forty days, we accompany Jesus on his passionate journey to Calvary and we see the mercy he shows, despite his suffering. Like Jesus, we try to show mercy to others, just as God shows us mercy. During these forty days, let us take time to reflect on our lives and say sorry for any wrongdoing. This repentance and reflection helps to lead us towards a meaningful Easter. Lent is a time of hope as we renew our relationship with God.
You are our constant hope!
In the season of Lent, you call us to prayer, fasting and love of those most marginalized.
As a community of faith and courage, let our gifts to Project Compassion be symbols of hope and solidarity with our one human family.
Accompany us as we journey with Jesus to bring “Good News” to all creation and ready our hearts to work for the common good of all your people.
We ask this in Jesus’ name
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As always, Term One has been a busy time at St Agnes. One of the major events to start the year was our 2020 Year 7 Information Evening. We hosted a large number of parents and students with information sessions and tours of the school to view facilities and subject displays. We are very grateful to the large number of students who made themselves available to assist with performances, displays and tours of the school. We are very pleased with the feedback from families about our facilities, the range of subjects and activities available and how welcoming the school is.
All parents should be aware that student attendance is a major focus for us. While a significant number of students have excellent attendance rates there is always room for improvement and we will continue to work with families where there are concerns. Absences add up quickly. In our discussions with families it is often a surprise for parents to learn how many days students have been absent. A 10% absence rate adds up to one day off per fortnight which is 4 weeks of school lost per year and more than an entire year of schooling across K-12. Anyone can get sick and some absences are unavoidable, however it is important for parents to set the standards. Allowing questionable absences tells our students that they do not have to turn up if they don’t feel like it and they do not have to persevere when things get tough. This is not the message we want to send. We need to work together to communicate to our young people that they will need to demonstrate commitment and a strong work ethic to be successful in life.
Busways (the provider of our school bus services) conducts regular checks of School Opal Card. All students must be in possession of a valid Opal Card or pay a fare, and tap on/off with their card when they board a Busways bus. Failure to do this could result in a reduction of services to our school due to the perceived lack of patronage based on Opal count data. To apply for a
School Opal card or to report a lost or stolen card, go on-line to
www.opal.com.au/en/about-opal/opal-for-school-students/. If your child is ineligible for a School Opal Card they will need to purchase a Child/Youth Opal card or pay a cash fare to travel on Busways buses.
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It is hard to believe we are halfway through Term 1 and so much has been happening here at St Agnes.
Our first Year 11 cohort are well and truly into their studies, with most students applying themselves diligently. We had our Information Evening on Monday and I thank all the parents and students who came up to the school for that event. Fortunately, Mr. Cruickshank (Leader of Learning: Pathways Yr 11) and I have caught up with the students who did not attend during two lunch sessions last week. All students are reminded to carefully check their Assessment Handbook which outlines when their assessments are due and also covers the essential procedures around submission of tasks. All students have been issued with
their first assessment task and MUST follow the correct procedures.
We have many opportunities for Year 11 (and other grades) to seek assistance with their homework or assessment tasks. Apart from speaking to their teacher, students can attend Homework Club which takes place each Tuesday afternoon in Chappotin Building from 2.30pm - 3.30pm
(afternoon tea is provided).
Years 7 - 10 have received Assessment Handbooks from their Year Mentor via Google Classroom. It is important that each student acknowledges receipt of this and downloads a copy for themselves. The Handbook contains vital information about assessment tasks, assessment processes and who to
contact if needed.
It is vital that our students in Year 10 look closely at their handbook, as this year marks the start of working towards their first credential, that being the Record of School Achievement (RoSA). This is a cumulative record of achievement beginning with Year 10 and ending with the HSC in Year 12. At the end of Year 10, grades are submitted to NSW Education Standards Authority. The allocation of these grades is based on student performance in the assessment tasks outlined in the assessment handbook
and class work.
All students in Year 10 have the responsibility to:
Complete all tasks set for homework and formal assessment tasks;
Make a serious attempt at all sections;
Meet the deadlines;
Seek help if they are experiencing difficulties and if necessary, formally apply for consideration and provide the necessary documentation;
The handbook provides information about:
The type of task;
Approximate date of the task;
Weighting of the task; and
Outcomes to be assessed.
N AWARDS ON NON COMPLETION OF WORK
If a student fails to submit an assessment task on time, then warning letters will be sent home.
Letters will also be sent home if a student has frequent absences and has not been able to engage in the learning, for non-serious attempts, plagiarism and other forms of malpractice
If the task is not submitted after 5 days, the task receives a zero award and parents are notified by letter. They will also receive an N award letter that will set a second date for submission. If there is still no submission another N award letter will be sent home.
If a student receives an N award for a subject, then it will be difficult for her/him to proceed into Year 11, as this requires satisfactory completion of Stage 5.
Once students are registered for NESA in Year 10 they will receive their student number. In due course, they will be guided into setting up their Students Online account. It is essential that all Year 10 and 11 students have registered online as this is the way NESA communicates with students and where all results and credentials can be accessed.
All students need to be reminded again about their device. It must be charged and ready for use during each lesson. Likewise, the students are to have all their required materials for each and every lesson. This is essential, as we, the teachers at St Agnes, want our students to walk out of the school of an afternoon having gained new
information that day.
Mr. G. Kemmis
Head of Learning
HEAD OF LEARNING
HEAD OF MISSION REPORT
by Harry Sadsad
YEAR 11 LEARNING SPACE
New beginnings do not just happen at the beginning of a new year. They can occur with a romantic breakup, a new job, a new child, or another life event. What new beginning am I experiencing now? How am I feeling at this point? … I sit for a while with that feeling.
“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
The stories in scripture show time and time again that God offers people a new beginning, another chance for great things. God frees the oppressed, Jesus heals and restores, and the Holy Spirit imbues new life.
When we’re in a new situation, at the beginning of a new year, or in a new state of mind it’s natural to make resolutions. But in those resolutions are we staying true to ourselves or trying to be someone different? When Jesus offers someone a new beginning, he’s simply calling them to be themselves, their best selves. Can I claim my selfhood, my own identity, loved and given by God?
ATTACHMENTS & HOPES
Sometimes new beginnings are chances to take a look at the things we’re holding onto. Saint Ignatius speaks of so-called “disordered attachments”, things we’re attached to that are not helpful to growing closer to God and our True Self. We need to get rid of those things. Are there any things that I can get rid of at this point in my life, things unhelpful to my journey? What do I need to let go of?
At this new beginning, what are my hopes?
Friendships can be very important to new beginnings. They may help us in our transition or they may help encourage us to awaken dreams. Who are my friends who can help me in my journey forward?
It’s also important to consider our friendship with God who meets us wherever we are. When we look back on a past year or past relationship or past situation, we may nostalgically long to return to that place. But the graces of those times and the memories of the past can come with us. And God, most importantly, is never left behind. God moves with us from the present moment into the future, into new and hopeful beginnings.
The verse from Isaiah says that God is going to do something “brand-new”. What brand new thing is God doing for me now?
Special Religious Educators Training
On Tuesday, 19th February, 26 students took part in an intensive Special Religious Educators training where they will be teaching and presenting the Catholic Religious Education program to Kindergarten to Year 6 students in Eastern Creek Public School. We would like to thank Ms Connie Cassar, SRE educator for the Blacktown region for teaching, equipping and encouraging our students to take part in this special ministry.
St Agnes SRE educators are:
Christina Abi Chemouni
St Agnes gets LIFTED!!
On Friday 22nd February 35 students along with students from St Clare Catholic High School travelled to Penrith Panthers to attend LIFTED LIve! along with 750 young people from schools and parishes throughout the diocese. The guest for the evening was internationally renowned speaker and performer Fr Rob Galea. Fr Rob ook us on a faith journey into his own life and revealed to us how God worked deeply in his life despite the countless times he failed to
acknowledge it. Fr Rob invited us into praise and worship, using his own life as a testimony for the lyrics to all of his songs. He reminded us that although we may see ourselves as ordinary people, we were created for extraordinary things. This means we have the gift of the kingdom of heaven and we can make what we think is impossible possible and to turn “our mess into a message” if we allow the Holy Spirit to work through us.
I experienced LIFTED Live for the second time round with Father Rob. LIFTED Live has made me closer to God simply through praising his name through songs, Just the simple word that are said throughout the night really touch your heart, and made me think and reflect back into my own life knowing that God is always there and he will always love me. The way I felt throughout that night was like God was right next to me and talking to me, there was a time in the night where we all sat down and I closed my eyes and reflected on the message that was being said, I could feel that he was listening to me. I had then waited a moment and really felt the connection. From then real tears fell from my eyes, and I had realised how grateful I was in life and just from one simple song that was sung had the strongest meaning to it really hit me hard! The feeling of connecting with God is something special and something everyone should witness, I simply connected to God by standing up closing my eyes and had my hand out Singing my heart out, whilst tears fell down. I believe these tears were tears that really showed that I moved a whole thousand steps closer to God.
- Bianca Fragomeli - Year 10
The Lifted Live experience was very uplifting, and personally, I came out of the event feeling empowered and closer to God. The concert commenced with very upbeat spiritual songs, to which everyone gathered together to sing and dance. The atmosphere radiated with sense of community and empowerment. One of the my main highlights of the night was when Father Rob Galea performed the song ‘Dominoes’ which I deeply resonated with. I felt goosebumps all over myself as I felt God’s embrace. It reminded me that against all the adversities we face, we just need to trust in God and ‘surrender to love’, for it is through God’s love that strengthens us.
Aleksandra Favor- Year 10
A special thank you to Ms Raad, Ms Clark, Mr Zucco and Mr Madigan for accompanying our students for the evening. I would also like extend a big thank you to CYP and Fr Rob Galea for enriching our faith through music and prayer. St Agnes will continue to work in building up the capacity of all of our students in their faith formation. And finally, to our parents and guardians, thank you for support in allowing our young people to attend and experience the wonderful
faith-filled events organised by the CYP.
St Agnes students inspired
and refreshed by the Spirit at LIFTED!
Our educators in action
St Agnes and St Clare ready
to get LIFTED!
Thank you Fr Rob Galea and
CYP for an awesome night!
St Agnes starts its Lenten journey.
Lent is a special time 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. We think about our relationship with God, and how serving others draws us closer to God. We also think about the changes we can make in our lives, to be God’s love and mercy in our world, ensuring all people have a just future.
Our Lenten journey began with Shrove Tuesday (March 5) as the Catholic Social Leaders hosted a fundraiser for Project Compassion by selling pancakes at recess. I’d like to give a big thank you to Ms Balzan for her delicious St Agnes original pancake recipe and to her lovely cooks Holly Anne Ramos, Ninno Obrero, Ruth Nool, Laszlo Mendoza, Therese Clark, and Tiffany Wu and our sellers Savannah Toa, Alexi Bonete, Kyra Barcelon and Reese Obedoza for their assistance. Our fundraiser
was a true success and display of St Agnes spirit.
Our wonderful cooks! Holly Anne, Laszlo, Therese, Ruth, Tiffany and Ninno.
All sold out in 20 minutes! Thank you St Agnes community!
The following day , the whole school gathered on the front lawn for our Ash Wednesday Liturgy where we all had the opportunity to make a commitment to action and change, inspired by the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus ( Luke 19:5)
As we have been marked on the forehead by ashes, a symbol of the beginning of Lent, but also a symbol of our humanity and our need for repentance and forgiveness, may we take some time with ourselves and with our families to think of small ways each day to help us honour the meaning of Lent.
I also want to share with you a Lenten message from Pope Francis as he helps us to open our eyes to the true meaning of this season of repentance through prayer, almsgiving and fasting:
Prayer enables our hearts to root out our secret lies and forms of self-deception,and then to find the consolation God offers. He is our Father and he wants us to live life well.
Almsgiving sets us free from greed and helps us to regard our neighbour as a brother or sister. What I possess is never mine alone. I would also hope that, even in our daily encounters with those who beg for our assistance, we would see such requests as coming from God himself. If through me God helps someone today, will he not tomorrow provide for my own needs? For no one is more generous than God.
Fasting weakens our tendency to violence; it disarms us and becomes an important opportunity for growth. On the one hand, it allows us to experience what the destitute and the starving have to endure. On the other hand, it expresses our own spiritual hunger and thirst for life in God. Fasting wakes us up. It makes us more attentive to God and our neighbour. It revives our desire to obey God, who alone is capable of satisfying our hunger.
(Source: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2018 http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20171101_messaggio-quaresima2018.html)
I pray that we may all have a reflective and prayerful Lenten journey this year.
Mr Harry Sadsad
Acting Head of Mission
2019 Swimming Carnival
On Monday 22th February, St Agnes held their annual Swimming Carnival at Mount Druitt Pool. We were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day for our largest carnival in the school’s history with our new Year 11’s leading the way.
It was a very successful day with some outstanding results in the championship races. Along with this there were a hundreds of students who also participated in the novelty races throughout the day. All students are to be commended on the great team spirit and gaining extra points for their house colours.
The support for the swimmers was fantastic, with many ‘cheers’ being performed throughout the day to support their fellow house members. Many students came along with their house colours draped all over them and some got their face painted by Mrs Walters.
At the end of the day, Chisholm finished in first place with 743 points, Francis came second with 670 points with Mackillop (568) third and Xavier (381) fourth.
There are two students who have been chosen to represent St Agnes at the PDSSSC Swimming Carnival on Friday 29th March at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre at Homebush Bay. These students are Joel Lack in year 9 and Aaron Carzier in year 8. Good luck to these students.
A big thank you must go to our wonderful parents who came to support and encourage our students, as well as our staff and student’s helpers who made the day run smoothly.
We now move forward to our Athletics Carnival on the 15th March at Blacktown Olympic park.
On Tuesday, 12th February, the school’s 2018 and 2019 Drama classes got the opportunity to visit the city in order to view the best HSC performers of last year. Fortunately, our group got the best seats -right in front of the stage- so we had a great view and an even better experience. All together, we watched ten different plays, and all of them varied greatly in genres, styles, etc. They also varied in performance groups: some were groups of 3, 4, or 5 performers, and some were singles or doubles, which added a lot more variety and showed everyone the different ways Drama can be used for expression.
A number of the plays we watched made everyone laugh hysterically till they were out of breath, whereas some made people cry in their seats, filled to the brim with countless different emotions- admittedly, myself included. Some made major political statements and made people think, and some showed insights into the people of the past (fictional and real) and their lives- serious and comedic versions. And some were -for a lack of a better word- bizarre; in a sense that they made everyone think and gawk at in awe, wonder, and mystery. As mentioned previously, there were a large variety of different types of performances, which made this experience that much better. This also showed students from younger classes, like me and my friends, that Drama is a very open, diverse, and versatile subject and has room for all types of performers, styles,
Overall, the excursion was about two and a half hours long, but it felt like ten minutes; therefore the saying, ‘Time flies while you’re having fun.’ is certainly true, especially in this case. We didn’t only get the best seats, where we could see and hear everything, but we also learnt a lot about the topics and themes the students were performing about. Reading something off of a whiteboard and copying it down into a book is one thing, but actually seeing it being implemented and performed impeccably is another. This was a great opportunity for us to get a glimpse into how Drama would be like in Stage 6 and learn many new techniques, which will
definitely be useful in the future.
Our trip to On STAGE was as good as the teachers were anticipating it! I really enjoyed viewing the groups performances. They showed us incredible acting techniques with the use of projecting their voices, use of characters and the way they produced the emotion which was either making us laugh or cry. We were shown performances from a range of themes including politics, death, and comedy. I enjoyed a group who spoke up for gun violence which was really moving and really moved the whole audience. The reason for this is that it is becoming a re-occurring issue which isn’t getting enough attention. A monologue I enjoyed was about a dad who lost his young child and people around him thought that he was going crazy. One of his last words were “if you need me please call me” and a couple of weeks/months after the death, he got a call and it was from his daughter saying she needed help. That performance moved me because this is really unspoken about. A ton of people go through what this man went through and like my previous statement it goes unspoken and it deserved to be heard. Some comedy groups were the funniest
performances I’ve ever seen. The first performance was so funny, talking about a left-out suburb in Australia mixed in with wizards, Nazis and the war. It was again political but in a funny sense. Definitely my favourite. We were also shown another comedy group where they were Russians in the Olympics. They performed so well with the use of accents, costumes and the storyline.
All the performances were outstanding, and you could see why they were called the best, they were truly amazing, and they have a bright future in the world of acting. If I had the opportunity to go again I would. It made me miss acting and being up on that stage.
Tuesday’s excursion was definitely an experience that I’ll take with me throughout my second year of drama. I was able to see not only different types of performance and acting, but also ways that people can take a simple concept, like curling at the Olympics and turn it into a super entertaining comedy performance that everyone enjoyed. I was also introduced to a more abstract way of prop use and how I could use them in the future. Overall it was an incredible experience and I would love to go again year after year if it meant I would be able to have as much fun as I did on Tuesday.
I found the excursion to be extremely enjoyable, the character development was phenomenal. While some touched on major social issues, others were pure comedy, political humour or even tragedies and monologues. There was a wide variety of performances, but they all shared something; they were amazing!
ELECTIVE DRAMA EXCURSION
As a Drama student, myself, I got to witness, firsthand, how the ‘best Drama students of NSW’ used all of the same dramatic and theatre techniques that we learn about in class. Those included: being able to create an environment and atmosphere on stage and reflect it onto the audience through body language and other outwardly methods; showing emotion through facial expressions, words, and tone, etc. developing and portraying your character on stage properly; how to use the backstage equipment and technology to our advantage while performing and trying to get a message across; how to use techniques like ‘stage business’ and those of similar sorts properly and slyly to not disturb the main narrative at hand; how to use different levels to not only prove a point and make a judgement (who is favoured the most in society and who’s marginalised the most), but represent and show something as well (like an animal on all fours); and so many more, which I am very excited to try and implement into my future assessments and
performances for Drama
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Join St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir
St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Parramatta is recruiting singers! This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of highly talented musicians. Choral scholarships are also available to singers who demonstrate advanced vocal skills and musical leadership qualities. For further information visit stpatscathedral.com.au/music or contact the Music Director, Bernard Kirkpatrick on 0430 431 884.
Dr Laurie Woods
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in the Diocese of Parramatta has engaged Dr Laurie Woods to present on the Gospel of St Luke.
Venue: IFM Marion St Blacktown
Time: 10am - 2pm
Dates: Fridays March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
All are welcome. BYO lunch.
Please register with Maree on 02 8838 3486
Volunteers Urgently Needed for Visiting Residents of Aged Care Facility
Are you interested in visiting an elderly person in a nursing home who has no or very few visitors? This service is organised through CatholicCare. You would visit on average once every two weeks with CatholicCare providing training and other support. After talking with you about your interests, we will match you with a resident in a nursing home within approximately 10km of your home. The visit is entirely within the nursing home – you do not take the person on outings or shopping etc. For more information, contact Deb Woolacott on 0418 114 055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communion to the Sick at Blacktown Hospital
We urgently require people to take Holy Communion to patients in Blacktown Hospital on Sundays. Volunteers are currently rostered on every second month (6 times annually). Distribution of Communion takes about 2 to 3 hours. Security checks required and carpark access available. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist who can help with this important ministry please contact Deacon George Bryan at Mary, Queen of the Family Parish Blacktown either via the parish office or via at George.Bryan@parracatholic.org
Time is running out for Plenary Council 2020
Submissions to Plenary Council 2020 close on Ash Wednesday, 6 March 2019. YOUR voice matters! Make a personal submission now or join a small group. Our question is for everyone: “What you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?” To make a submission or to find out more visit: parracatholic.org/haveyoursayplenary2020/
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands of Jordan and Israel, escorted by Father Peter Blayney, Parish Priest, St Patrick’s Guildford, 30 October – 13 November 2019. Organised by Olive Tree Travel (Melbourne). For details of itinerary, cost etc., please contact the Parish Secretary, Guildford, on 9632 2672 or email@example.com or Olive Tree Travel on 03 8488 9696.
Bishop’s Lenten Appeal
The Ephpheta Centre, supported by the Parramatta Catholic Foundation, gives hope, compassion, connectivity and care to the deaf and hard of hearing. Your kind-hearted support will provide chaplaincy and pastoral care for the vulnerable and isolated, in homes, hospitals, prison and aged-care facilities. Please be a channel of hope and give generously via the Appeal envelopes or online at yourcatholicfoundation.org.au/appeal.
St Patrick’s Day Picnic in the Northern Deanery: 17 March
Parishes of the Northern Deanery will hold a picnic for St Patrick’s Day, on Sunday 17 March from midday-4pm, at St Madeleine’s Primary School, 28 Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst. Bring your own picnic and enjoy entertainment and children’s activities provided by the youth ministries of the deanery. Enquiries to Wendy on 0427863149 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Austen Ivereigh: 20 March
You are warmly invited to a public conversation between papal biographer & UK Catholic journalist Dr Austen Ivereigh and Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv as they discuss Pope Francis and becoming a humble, listening and learning Church. Wednesday 20 March at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Parramatta. RSVP by 13 March to Br Mark O’Connor on email@example.com.
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Catholic Institute of Sydney
The Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS) promotes study with a focus on theology and ministry. Courses are open to lay people, religious and seminarians. Award, non-award and audit students are welcome to study at introductory, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Courses are offered in a variety of modes of study including weekly face to face teaching, intensive (5 consecutive days), extensive (5 days during the semester) and independent guided study. What’s on in Semester 1 2019 information is available at www.cis.catholic.edu.au
Affordable Housing Assembly: 14 March
Join 2,000 leaders and citizens on 14 March at Sydney Town Hall to stand together for the common good. Together we will be seeking clear, concrete commitments on affordable housing, household energy and rental reform from both state and federal politicians. The Diocese of Parramatta Social Justice Office, Sydney Alliance, Vinnies NSW and the Everybody’s Home Campaign are jointly working on this campaign. For more information: www.sydneyalliance.org.au/housing
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WRITE 4 FUN COMPETITION The Write 4 Fun Competition is now on. This competition gives students the opportunity to be creative writers and strengthen their writing skills. Students will also be given the opportunity to win $500 cash for themselves and $500 cash for St Agnes as well as an IPad, XBox or PlayStation 4. Entries can be either a poem OR a 500 word short story based on a topic of your own choosing. Entries close on March 31st. For more information and to enter please log on to: https://www.write4fun.net/ O
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