Full week of cel­e­bra­tions

St Cather­ine’s em­brace Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week with fun ac­tiv­i­ties

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ST CATHER­INE’S Catholic Col­lege is one of 296 Catholic schools in Queens­land that are cel­e­brat­ing Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week this week.

Both se­nior and ju­nior cam­pus prin­ci­pals David Burke and Sharyn Bell have been busy pre­par­ing for the an­nual Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week ac­tiv­i­ties that fol­low this year’s theme, Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence – In­spired by Je­sus.

Se­nior cam­pus prin­ci­pal David Burke said stu­dents en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in a fun run or­gan­ised by the school’s Par­ents and Friend’s As­so­ci­a­tion and mass with Fa­ther Bill, par­ents and parish com­mu­nity mem­bers on Mon­day.

“It was a won­der­ful op- por­tu­nity to wel­come St Mary’s School from Bowen to be a part of our cel­e­bra­tions for Catholic ed­u­ca­tion in the Whit­sun­days,” he said.

St Cather­ine’s is a part of the Catholic Dio­cese of Townsville and of­fered year 8 for the first time this year.

It is the first time Catholic sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion has been avail­able in the Whit­sun­days.

Townsville Bishop Most Rev­erend Michael Put­ney said Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week was an op­por­tu­nity to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Catholic school’s ded­i­cated staff and cel­e­brate what they have achieved.

Catholic ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor Dr Cathy Day will visit the school this week.

“So­cial jus­tice and com­mu­nity out­reach is one of the cor­ner­stones of a Catholic ed­u­ca­tion and helps to shape our stu­dents to be­come com­pas­sion­ate and con­tribut­ing mem­bers of so­ci­ety,” she said.

“I am ex­tremely proud of our catholic ed­u­ca­tion com­mu­nity in Townsville Dio­cese and the work they do to make a dif­fer­ence, in­spired by the Gospel of Je­sus Christ.”

St Cather­ine’s Catholic Col­lege is cur­rently tak­ing en­rol­ments for year 8 and year 9 for next year with in­ter­views be­ing held from Au­gust 5-16.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week events, visit www.catho­lice­d­u­ca­tion­week.com.au.

MAK­ING A DIF­FER­ENCE: St Cather­ine's Catholic Col­lege se­nior cam­pus prin­ci­pal David Burke said his school and stu­dents are proud to get out and en­joy Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week this week.

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