CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Will be celebrated across Queensland from 23rd - 29th July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Sharing the Journey.
Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. During Catholic Education Week 2017, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate how they are sharing the journey. Our college is planning a number of activities during the week, including a Catholic Education Week prayer celebration during the whole college assembly on Tuesday 25th July (9am), daily music, film and drama performances and the Act of Kindness Day on Friday 28th July. We thank you for your ongoing support and hope you are able to join in the Catholic Education Week celebrations with us.
Act of Kindness Day
As part of Catholic Education Week celebrations, Catholic schools across Queensland will ‘simultaneously’ take part in the Act of Kindness on Friday 28th July. The Act of Kindness highlights the Gospel values of justice, compassion and kindness. It helps promote a sense of community responsibility that is at the heart of the ethos of Catholic education. It also serves as a reminder that we are linked with other Catholic education communities. We are part of a much bigger picture.
Here at St Eugene College we are organising a tinned food and blanket collection, which will be passed on to the St Eugene Chapter of the St Vincent de Paul Society. We will be gratefully accepting cans of soup, vegetables and fruit etc, as well as blankets, scarves and other warm winter woollies. Please bring all donations in to reception on, or during the week leading up to, 28th July. Together, we can live out Jesus’ message of kindness and compassion as we share the journey!
IT'S FETE SEASON
The biggest event of the St Eugene College 2017 Calendar is just around the corner – Sunday 30th July. What an amazing opportunity to connect with each other, have some fun and support our College and Parish! The Organising Committee have done an outstanding amount of work to make sure that the St Eugene Feast Fair and Fete has attractions to suit everyone. I strongly encourage you to volunteer for the stall/activity attached to your student’s year level – this is a great way to meet the parents of your student’s class mates as well as to contribute to our community. The many requests for donations will contribute to the overall profit on the day so we sincerely thank you for these and please keep them coming in. The Feast Fair and Fete is also an opportunity for us to show case our school and the many talented students we have. We will have a ‘Open Day’ booth available to any visitors who would like a tour and to pick up enrolment information. I am really looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can on the day and to sharing in some of the delicious ‘eats’ while we all enjoy the fun and entertainment.