Ministry NewsJune 30, 2017
Seeds of Justice Report
A very enjoyable and successful afternoon was spent at Aranmore Catholic College as our Seeds of Justice students co-hosted our combined schools final meeting on the topic of Eco-Justice at Aranmore.
The St Brigid’s students welcomed other students from Mercedes, Santa Maria and Aranmore with an afternoon tea which they had prepared beautifully and followed with the opening prayer.
A Kahoot quiz was pre-prepared by our students on the topics of ‘Food Miles’ and the Environmental impact of waste. As co-hosts, Aranmore students followed on with a presentation about Food Miles. Students from the four schools combined into small groups to write as much as they could remember about this topic.
For our group activity we moved into the Home Economics cooking room to prepare some fruit skewers and rocky road. As part of the exercise the students had to try to calculate the food miles for each of these dishes, which we would enjoy after our shared dinner. Students chatted over the delicious dinner of a selection of pastas and salads provided by Aranmore.
It was a most enjoyable afternoon/evening and as usual the students bonded extremely well and continued to learn new facts from each other about Eco-Justice.
Our annual Seeds of Justice two-day Conference will take place in Moore River in August where students will be introduced to the new topic for the year – Aboriginal Culture.
Cambodia Outreach Immersion
Arrangements for this year’s Cambodia Outreach Immersion are progressing well. The students are now learning how to make quilts which they will take to Cambodia and distribute amongst the elderly people at the Rubbish Tip in Phnom Penh.
Fundraising has begun in earnest and the girls are excited about being able to sell Cadbury’s Chocolates over the July holidays. Their personal fundraising target is $500 each and this money will go directly to the Cambodian people in whatever area touches the girls’ hearts.
A Father’s Day Raffle is also being organised and tickets will go on sale from Student Reception at the beginning of Term 3 with the draw taking place on the Friday before Father’s Day, 1st September.
We continue to meet on a regular basis to brief the students on what we hope to achieve in Cambodia and to reassure the girls that their work is very much appreciated by those people we visit.
A meeting with parents and students will be held on 17th July at 5:30pm in the Wandju Room to keep families up to date with important information such as necessary immunisations, expected behaviour and to answer any queries families may have.
We have been asked to collect small games for children such as skittles, chinese chequers, skipping ropes as well as light summer clothing for children of all ages. If you intend to have a clear out of any of these items over the holidays, I would be most grateful if you could get your children to bring them in to Student Reception marked for my attention.
I will keep you all up to date with our fundraising efforts as we progress with activities.
Clare Pankhurst (Year 11) entered a hanging basket at the Perth Garden Festival, in the April school holidays, and won the School Group category with her ladybird basket.
She won $500 plus $500 worth of Bailys garden products. Clare has donated the cash to our Cambodia fundraising. She will be setting up a raffle for the garden products in Term 3, just in time for the spring gardening bug, with all proceeds also going towards Cambodia fundraising. Congratulations Clare and thank you for your donations.
With very many thanks and God Bless.
Mercy Outreach Coordinator