Noble legacy of St Therese
STUDENTS of St Therese’s School at Monto have paid tribute to the woman their school is named after.
At the Feast of St Therese, the school also hosted the director of Catholic Education in the Rockhampton diocese, Leesa Jeffcoat.
Mrs Jeffcoat visits every school in the diocese once a year and has been doing so for the past 15 years.
The visit coincided with the construction of new buildings in various stages of completion.
She said she was impressed by both the school and town and the contribution St Therese’s makes to Monto.
“The school goes from strength to strength,” she said.
“Monto is a great place for teachers and I am proud of the contribution of Catholic Education to the community.
The highlight of the day was cutting the cake but the children had been learning all week about the great work of St Therese in preparation for the feast.
One of the school’s oldest children, Brenton Dowling, took part in cutting the cake and shared his feelings on the day.
“St Therese did simple things for others and we should feel blessed to be supporting our fellow human beings,” he said.
EDUCATION: Rockhampton diocese director of Catholic Education Leesa Jeffcoat flanked by St Therese’s school captains Luka Hill and Alexander Watson.
FEAST DAY: Some of St Therese’s School Monto’s oldest and youngest students, (back) Kylah Baldwin, Brenton Dowling, (front) Nate Glasgow and Danielle Chapman cut the cake for the Feast of St Therese.