Parents & Parish News. Week 10, Term 2.

Parish News 


The community at Terrey Hills would like to invite all members of the Frenchs Forest Parish to a special event on July 7. Come along and have some fun. This is a community event, and everyone is welcome. More details are on the flyer.  


We are so proud of all the children who made their First Holy Communion over the past two weeks. We congratulate them on taking this important step in their faith journey. They have worked hard to prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Well done to all of the students and thank you to all the parents and carers who helped the children to prepare and celebrate this important milestone in their lives.

Religious Creative Arts Competition

Back again this year, bigger than ever, is the Religious Creative Arts Competition.

In 2024, the theme is one of the CSBB core values,

JOY. “May the God of hope fill you with joy” (Romans 15:13)

The Religious Creative Arts Competition is a well-established event at Catholic Schools Broken Bay and has been running for the past 10 years. Many talented artists over the years have been recognised for their skill and creativity.

The ‘Religious Creative Arts Competition’ includes 5 categories:

  • visual arts
  • dance
  • drama
  • music
  • short film

Students will need to plan, prepare and work on their creative pieces during Term 2 and 3.

Submissions will need to be handed in to schools by Aug 16th, Week 4 of Term 3.

School Finalists’ visual art works are due to Caroline Chisholm Centre by Friday, 30 August.

Local judging will take place followed by a selection of finalists. These finalists will then be featured at the ‘Showcase Night’ to be held at the Hornsby RSL at 5:30pm on Wednesday, 13 November 2024.

The Showcase night will feature a visual art display, plus screenings of selected short films and selected performances by finalists in dance, drama and music.

All age group category winners will receive a prize and a Bishop’s choice award will be presented on the night to one recipient. (See details below)

Student finalists will have the opportunity to perform alongside industry professionals during the showcase concert.

One of the key elements of the competition is how students demonstrate their understanding of and connection to the religious theme. In 2024 the theme is one of the CSBB core values, JOY. “May the God of hope fill you with joy.” (Romans 15:13)

Students will be required to link their creative piece directly to the religious theme by answering the question; How is this theme lived out or demonstrated today? As well as creating an artwork, short film, dance, drama or music piece, students will need to write a 150-word explanation (maximum word count 150wds) to accompany their artwork. Students can use the 150 words to outline how their artwork connects with the theme.

The 2024 Religious Creative Arts Competition is open to all CSBB school students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Last year, we did have a highly commended, which is fabulous! Let’s see what we can achieve this year.

If you have any questions and would like to work on this from home, please get in touch with Miss Houston, who can help you on the journey.

Enjoy the school holidays with your family.

Warm regards,

Susanne Bragge

Parent Engagement Coordinator

OLGC Forestville (Wed & Thurs)

Allison Houston

Religious Education Coordinator