Catholic Schools unite to raise funds for flood victims
24 Mar 2022
Students from St Nicholas of Myra dressed up as people who help others in the community.
Students across Western Sydney are rallying together to support communities affected by the recent New South Wales and Queensland flood disaster. Causing mass devastation and destruction, the floods affected more than 40,000 households.
Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta are now playing their part in supporting the local community as well as people in the Diocese of Lismore where many businesses and homes have been lost and some local Catholic schools have been seriously damaged.
“Many families in our local school communities have been significantly impacted by the floods,” said Christine Howe, Acting Executive Director of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. “For some, this is the second time in two years that their homes and possessions have been lost or damaged.”
A series of fundraising initiatives across all 80 Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will see funds directed towards the relief efforts through St Vincent De Paul and the Diocese of Lismore Flood Appeal.
Students from St Patrick’s Guildford took part in a series of flood-support initiatives throughout the week including a crazy sock day.
As part of St Patrick’s Primary School Guildford’s fundraising initiative, a ‘Five For Floods’ week is being organised where there are five activities in five days to support the Diocese of Lismore Flood Appeal including a crazy sock day, ‘Paper Scissors Rock’ challenge and a Colouring Competition.
Students at St Monica’s Primary Richmond dressed in green to represent nature returning to life after the floods.
The community at St Monica’s Primary School in Richmond were directly affected by the catastrophic floods and held a Mufti Day where students wore green to symbolise nature growing again after the floods with wellbeing activities and a liturgy as the focus for the day. The school also had a gold coin donation with profits to be sent to the Vinnies Flood Appeal in the hope that families may once again return to their communities and rebuild what was lost.
St Nicholas of Myra had a great time taking part in special events to support the flood appeal.
St Nicholas of Myra Primary School in Penrith also showed their support by organising a “Dress up and Dance for the Disaster” Day, where students dressed up as people who help others such as firefighters and emergency service volunteers, saluting their bravery and selflessness.
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20 Sep 2022
Thank you to our school captains Anika, Alex, Patrick and Max who represented St Monica's today at the Bede Polding Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. They were entrusted with the leadership symbols of the Catholic Cross and Aboriginal Coolamon which are reminders of our connection to the land and our Hawkesbury Catholic Community. They will return the symbols to the College in Term 4 when the 2023 leaders have their investiture. We wish the class of 2022 all the best with their upcoming HSC exams.
12 Sep 2022
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10 Sep 2022
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09 Sep 2022
Stage 3 were invited to School Leadership and Awareness Program at the Hawkesbury City Council . They were greeted by the Mayor Sarah McMahon. The students had an opportunity to sit in the Chambers and role play how decisions are made at council meetings. They discovered all about the roles and responsibilities of Local government.
08 Sep 2022
Mrs Beggs and Mrs Ryan were very proud to accompany four of our stage 3 students - Makayla, Evie, Zac and Rohan to the annual Education Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta today. Our four representatives enjoyed celebrating Mass with students from our Diocese, then walked around the Expo of services that support people of the Diocese, including refugees, disabled and the homeless. Thank you to Bede Polding College for transporting us safely.
08 Sep 2022
Early Stage 1 have been exploring the artistic style of Jackson Pollock. We have learned how to use different breaths and move the straw to make different kinds of strokes. We explored the different techniques such as blending, movement and blowing, to create abstract art. We went for a gallery walk to see our artworks and talked about appreciating and making meaning from our artworks. Some observations were “It looked like rain splashing the ground”.
07 Sep 2022
Our students had an exciting visit from Timmy and the Breakfast Band from Musica Viva. We learned about how music can help us express different feelings. We saw inside Timmy’s mind as he slowly learned to gain control of the music to make his daily breakfast routine go smoothly!
07 Sep 2022
Have you heard???? This week information and sponsorship cards have been sent home with students. A tally will be done NEXT Wednesday to determine the highest fundraising stage… they will enjoy wearing mufti on the last day of term!!! Let’s get excited!!