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Plenty to celebrate at All Saints School


All Saints Catholic Primary School had double reason to celebrate during Catholic Education Week which coincided with its 25th birthday.

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The week began with a Mass led by Fr Josy Sebastian commemorating the special occasion with Catholic education and political leaders as well as the first All Saints principal, Kevin Clancy.

All Saints began in 1994 with less than 100 children and now boasts more than 500 students with increasing enrolments.

The school has undergone several stages of building projects throughout the years. There is a multipurpose hall and an established vegetable garden which is utilised for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

A modern six classroom double-storey building was built in 2016 to cater for the growing number of students. A recently built adventure playground was made possible by Parents and Friends funds and the school also houses chickens that produce free range eggs. Sustainability is a key focus for All Saints with 50 solar panels and a 100,000 litre rainwater tank. Food scraps are fed to the chickens and ‘nude food’ is a philosophy of the school. Every child is immersed in a learning environment which encourages a life-long attitude that supports ecological integrity.

During Catholic Education Week the school enjoyed a shared birthday lunch in the courtyard, a birthday cake with a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday to All Saints’ and a special performance by the Cardijn College Big Band which got many students up and dancing.

The children took part in a time capsule activity and each student created a commemorative pebble that will be part of a whole school mural.

The All Saints community also have the opportunity to purchase commemorative tea towels featuring every child’s face.

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