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Our amazing Grade 1 students marked the beginning of their school career last Friday at the Bell Ringing Ceremony. They heard about the use of bells from many cultures to connect with the spiritual world, to call the Marist Brothers to prayer and to make important announcements.

They also heard from Dr Potterton how important our hands are, and that as young Marists, we learn to love work. After Mrs Blanckensee blessed their hands and all their future work, they rang the bell heartily and received certificates from their teachers.

When these Grade 1s reach their Matric year, they will ring the bell again to mark the end of their school career. A special and treasured tradition!