Schools across the diocese celebrated the special men in their lives during the week of September, inviting family and friends along to a variety of Father’s Day celebrations.
Students at St Joseph’s Primary School, Merewether, got the chance to spend the morning with their families enjoying a breakfast together before the students went to class.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm, held a mini Country Fair in honour of the fathers and other significant men in our lives. The day was also used as an opportunity to raise money for local farmers affected by the current drought.
Students came to school dressed as farmers and celebrated with a Father’s Day liturgy and line dancing performance.
Students and their families then spent the afternoon participating in a range of Country Fair activities including face painting, whip cracking, ninja obstacles, a nerf gun shooting range and more.
Lunch was served by Woolworths GreenHills who supplied a free sausage sizzle.
St Aloysius raised in excess of $3000, with $1000 donated by the school’s P&F and the rest raised through the sale of tokens for the day’s activities. All funds will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Drought Relief Appeal.