The school community of St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester, celebrated with a Mass, followed by morning tea and open classrooms, where students and parents engaged in water experiments and science activities.
“Our events were open to parents and the wider community who enjoyed helping their children with their STEM challenges of creating rafts and catapults,” said Learning Support Teacher, Amy Maslen.
Secondary students from around the diocese gathered at The Factory Theatre at St Pius X High School, Adamstown, for the annual Diocesan Theatre Sports competition. This was an opportunity for secondary drama students to showcase their improvisation skills and talent to their peers.
The groups performed in front of a captive audience of fellow students, teachers, parents and judges. The winners on the day were:
|First||St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar|
|Second||St Pius X High School, Adamstown group 1|
|Third||ASC, St Peter’s Campus, Maitland and St Pius X High School, Adamstown group 2|
|First||St Clare’s High School, Taree group 1|
|Second||St Clare’s High School, Taree group 2|
|Equal Third||San Clemente High School, Mayfield group 1 and San Clemente High School group 2|
|Equal First||St Clare’s High School, Taree group 1 and ASC, St Mary’s Campus, Maitland group 1|
|Third||St Clare’s High School, Taree group 2|
|First||St Clare’s High School, Taree|
|Second||All Saints' College, Maitland|
|Third||St Joseph's High School, Aberdeen|
The new student leaders of San Clemente High School, Mayfield, received their badges in an official commissioning ceremony and spent lunch celebrating with family and friends.
Next door at St Dominic’s Centre, Mayfield, the school community held an open afternoon, inviting guests to share in a special liturgy followed by open classrooms displaying student’s classwork and celebrating achievements.
Prospective families were also invited to attend the afternoon at St Dominic’s to talk to staff, enjoy a tour of the facilities and get a sense of the vibrant school community.
“Catholic Schools Week was a wonderful opportunity for our students to boast about their school and discuss what makes St Dominic’s such a special place for them,” said Principal, Veronica McLoughlin.
During the afternoon, St John the Baptist Primary School, Maitland, welcomed local families to wander through open classrooms and share a picnic lunch together.
“A beautiful sunny day allowed our visitors to see in action all the wonderful things their children do at St John's,” said Acting Principal, Margaret McCartney.
To find out more about the events being held during Catholic Schools Week, click here.
Photography by Amanda Skehan, Amy Theodore and Brooke Robinson.