The theme for Catholic Education Week this year is, Catholic Schools – Places of Encounter. ‘Let the Words You Speak Always Be Full of Grace,’ based on the Bible Scripture, Colossians 4:6.
The Director of Catholic Education, Paul Velten says;
“This message reflects our commitment to promoting kindness, respect, and compassion in our schools and communities. Catholic schools are more than just buildings where students come to learn. They are Places of Encounter where students can grow academically, spiritually and personally.”
“The ‘Speak with Grace‘ theme aims to encourage students and school communities to use their words to build up others, to speak out against injustice, and to spread love and hope in the world.“
At St John’s our students were encouraged to consider what makes our school such a special place and to write prayerful petitions to present at Mass this weekend. Our whole school gathered for a Liturgy which celebrated our Catholic School community and demonstrated the work of Carritas in other communities.
Our Grade 3/4 students visited the Koo Wee Rup Regional Health Center and sang, as part of their centenary celebrations and our senior classes took part in activities at St Francis Xavier College this week, continuing our relationship in providing a rich Catholic Education for students and involvement in our local community.