Mission Week - 27 to 31 July
and Mary Aikenhead Day 31 July
This time next week we will be in the midst of Catholic Education Week. In communion with all other Catholic schools in Queensland, we will be celebrating 175 years of Catholic education in our state. The theme for this year is ‘A Spirited Tomorrow’, articulating the concept that we look towards the future with excitement and anticipation of what is to come for our journey ahead, trusting in God's Spirit who walks with us and guides our way.
In our College, during next week particularly, we will celebrate the vision of what Catholic Education in Queensland can mean for the future. In Queensland, there are more than 310 Catholic schools, 20 000 staff and 149 000 students across five Dioceses. We recognise that each one of us has a place in shaping the future of Catholic Education.
The culmination of Catholic Education Week for us is next Friday, Mary Aikenhead Day, when we celebrate the life of Mary Aikenhead, the foundress of the Sisters of Charity. As a community, we will reflect on her life and the example that she continues to set for all in our community today.
Our plans will look a good deal different this year, due to social distancing restrictions still being in place, and will include:
- A virtual liturgy, 8:50am-9:15am, live streamed to all Home Rooms.
- In the second half of Period 1, all Home Rooms will view the video clip outlining the work that House Captains have co-ordinated with all year groups over the first two weeks of this term. These house activities will be assessed by a panel of teacher judges.
- The remainder of the day will be normal lessons from Period 2-Period 6.
We thank the House Captains and the Student Leadership Team in advance for their work in the organisation of Mary Aikenhead Day.
Artwork: Mary Aikenhead - Legacy gift from 1999 Alumni Cohort