Noble legacy of St Therese

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

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.

Pho­tos: Ge­orge Smith

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.

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