The whole-of-school ‘Cathlympics’ event was organised by Lillian Van Brussel, assistant principal: Religious Identity and Mission.
Annie O’Neill and Jane Juniper, representing Catholic Charities, attended the day’s events which started with assembly and a liturgy dedicated to Catholic Charities.
Year 5/6 students prepared a reading and reflection of the Parable of the Sower and prayers of the faithful by Year 1/2 students gave everyone the opportunity to pray together for their mission to make a difference. The closing song, Choices, reflected the support of the Years 3/4 for the SA Deaf Community as they signed the chorus.
Antonio’s dedicated and creative Mini Vinnies social justice team gave their time, ideas, energy and enthusiasm to organise the fundraising activities. They included guessing how many jellybeans in a jar; nearest coin toss to the jar; estimating the length of a piece of string; raffles; sales of squishy balls made by student Catherine Dao in her own time.
The day ended with a staff versus student netball game in the gym.
“Our Cathlympics day was a huge success, raising over $800,” Ms van Brussel said.
“The money was fabulous but more importantly the engagement, understanding, fun and community were the true measure of success.
“So many winners from a day that truly needed a great team from all aspects to come together. God’s presence was tangible as we worked together as thriving people, capable learners and leaders for the world God desires. All in all a fabulous day.”
Ms O’Neill thanked Antonio students and staff for their hard work and dedication in making the day a success.Jump to next article