EDUCATORS, students and parents will descend on Brisbane’s city centre from May 21-28 to celebrate Queensland Catholic Education Week, with a ceremony at St Stephen’s Cathedral, and live lunchtime music and dance performances in the Queen Street Mall.
The week recognises the strong presence of Catholic education within the Australian education system during the past 175 years, and its success in adapting to changing times. In line with this, Catholic schools throughout the state have been asked to enter into year-long projects, and to provide celebrations and displays, to mark their participation in the Year of Jubilee.
The result will be the presentation of a statement of commitment highlighting areas of concern to Catholics, including reconciliation and cancellation of Third World debt, and a list of projects related to these issues.
This statement will be presented to Federal. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Senator John Herron and State Member for Chermside Terry Sullivan.
There will be lunchtime entertainment centring around the Queen Street Mall’s top stage from Monday to Thursday, while on Friday, schools have been asked to concentrate on the Jubilee theme of fallowness.