Faith News

Social Justice Day

On Monday 27 May, four of our students, Olivia Cox, Nirmal Vijay, Charli Robert and Lucy Hutchins attended a Social Justice Day for Senior Students.

A key focus of the day was the acknowledgement of Reconciliation Week and the 52nd anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. Students learnt about the significance of the referendum, the Mabo decision and the life of William Cooper, a Yorta Yorta man who was a key political activist, founded the Australian Aborigines League in 1936, and in 1938 led a public protest against the Nazi regime’s treatment of Jews.

The students then attended different workshops on different Social Justice agencies across Melbourne including St Vincent de Paul, Catholic Care and human trafficking agencies.

In the afternoon session, the students got a chance to have an African drumming session, which they all enjoyed! It was a fantastic day to interact and share ideas with other students passionate about social justice from across Victoria.

 

Easter Season

As we come to the end of the Easter Season with the Feast of Pentecost this Sunday, we have also been celebrating a flurry of House Days as well as Reconciliation Week. Great thanks to all the students and staff who have been involved in the liturgies and other celebrations and events in a very busy time of school life.

An Easter Reflection …  R.S. Thomas, The Coming

And God held in his hand

a small globe. Look, he said.

The son looked. Far off,

as through water,

he saw

a scorched land of fierce

colour. The light burned

there; crusted buildings

cast their shadows; a bright

serpent, a river

uncoiled itself, radiant

with slime.

On a bare

hill a bare tree saddened

the sky. Many people

held out their thin arms

To it, as though waiting

for a vanished April

to return to its crossed

boughs. The son watched

them. Let me go there, he said.