St Joseph’s celebrates the gift of Catholic education
|Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, attended St Joseph's liturgy and presented students with the school's weekly awards|
|Visitors were treated to a morning tea and tour of the classrooms, participating in learning activities with students centred around the theme of ‘Faith in every student.’ |
On Thursday 4 May, St Joseph’s Primary, Schofields celebrated the end of Catholic Schools Week with a liturgy, morning tea and tour of classrooms for the school and parish community.
Students, parents, grandparents and friends of the school, including Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, gathered together in the St Joseph’s community hall to for a special liturgy to celebrate the contribution of Catholic schools in the community.
In addressing the community, St Joseph’s principal, Greg Thomas, spoke about the gift of Catholic schooling.
‘Catholic Schools Week gives us an opportunity to reflect on and recognise the difference that Catholic schools make in our world,’ said Greg. ‘Our students are gifted with taking their faith into the future.’
Following the liturgy, Michelle Rowland MP presented the students with their weekly awards, saying the St Joseph’s school community really displayed Faith in Every Student - the 2012 theme for Catholic Schools Week.
‘St Joseph's is a wonderful example of a school that really does take children on a journey of faith,’ said Michelle. ‘Every time I visit St Joseph's I notice the tremendous support of parents and the commitment of the teachers.’
Visitors were treated to a morning tea and tour of the classrooms, participating in learning activities with students centred around the theme of ‘Faith in every student.’
More than 600 schools across the state are celebrating the 6th annual Catholic Schools Week celebrations between 29 April – 5 May with the theme, ‘faith in every student’. For more information visit www.catholicschools.nsw.edu.au
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