Last week we celebrated Mercy Day, a long-awaited celebration that came together in a day of great joy and community spirit for all at Catherine McAuley. The day began with the commissioning of the 2020 - 2021 school leaders in a Liturgy of the Word, presided over by Fr Walter. You will know that we live streamed this event with great success, and were very pleased to have you join us in this virtual environment. The link is here, in the case that you missed it on Friday.
The day followed with activities and community building games in homerooms. You will see photos in this newsletter and on social media that highlight some of the fabulous costumes students wore, and the activities they participated in.
Many thanks to the school’s P & F Association for their donation of lunches to all students and teachers on Mercy Day.
I would like to thank the teachers and staff whose efforts in planning and preparing an exceptional celebration allowed us to celebrate our foundation as a school based on Mercy values: the principles of social justice, hospitality, courage, integrity and excellence. The focus for the day was awareness and fundraising for the Mercy Works Charity, Timor Leste Katilosa Community Centre, a centre for educating young children with disabilities. Funds raised throughout the day are being donated to this charity.