On March 25 (The Feast of the Annunciation), St Xavier’s Private School concluded the academic term by attending a virtual Mass celebrated by St Joseph Parish Priest, Father Mathew D’Hereaux. Father reminded us about the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He implored us (just over three hundred participants) to always strive “to do the right thing”. Fr Matthew went on to explain that sometimes we think we have all the right answers or feel that we know all. However, in everything we have to trust in God’s will and remember His will is the best.
Reader’s Theatre hosted by Ms Alicia Goddard.
Before officially closing term two, our principal, Sr Ivy Pacheco invited the entire school to the final segment of Primetime. Primetime is a weekly virtual meeting held every Thursday afternoon to engage students in various activities. It is often hosted by Mrs Briggs for interactive read-alouds but also includes aspects of Visual Arts and Spanish.
The final segment however was a beautiful production put on by our talented Drama teacher Alicia Goddard featuring students of prep 3 Olivier. Ms Goddard prepped her students by sending a script via Google Classrooms on a Sunday afternoon and they were ready and eager to perform it by Monday.
As class teacher I was privy to listen in on her rehearsals and observe her directions and suggestions on how to get into character. I must say I was very impressed with not only her delivery but also her patience as very often lines needed to be repeated until the persona steps into play.
The production ‘Palm Sunday’ reminded us that although the Narrative of Jesus Christ leading up to his crucifixion was sad, it ends with The Resurrection, new life and brings reconciliation between God and his people. The lesson to not turn away from God and to keep our eyes on Him resonated with even the youngest student from stage one who confidently said we must always obey God.
By Sabella Morris-Olivier