CATHOLIC primary and secondary schools across Brisbane archdiocese have joined in the festivities to celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30.
The week’s theme for 2016 focuses around “Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy”, providing Catholic school communities with an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the high-quality, innovative work they do, while highlighting their holistic philosophy of education.
Celebrations reflected the Jubilee Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis, drawing on the symbolism that Catholic schools “open doors” for students in a holistic educational sense.
Schools hosted special assemblies, liturgies, heard from invited guests and took part in assorted classroom activities and Random Acts of Kindness across the week.
At the Holy Spirit School, New Farm, celebrations kicked off with a visit from singer/songwriter Josh Arnold, and an introduction to his CEW song Catholic Schools in Queensland.
The Golden Guitar winner’s catchy anthem celebrated the work, achievements and positive contribution Catholic education has made to the lives of thousands of Queenslanders who currently attended or had attended Catholic schools over the years.
This was followed by a week of activities at the school, including a festival that invited everybody to witness all the good things about Catholic schools.