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Market day supports work in Solomon Islands

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Students at St Therese School hosted a special ‘market day’ last term to raise money for those in need in the Solomon Islands, while also honouring their patron saint and the Dominican Sisters.

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The Colonel Light Gardens school’s Little Way Day started with a liturgy led by senior students. The gentle yet powerful messages energised the students and they further connected to the way of St Therese of Lisieux, knowing that their little market stall contribution would assist those in need.

The concept for the market day evolved after students researched some of the ways the Dominican Sisters are supporting those in needs both locally and overseas. The students and their families were very supportive and generous in their donations on the day, raising $723.50 to send to the Solomon Islands.

“This year at St Therese School we looked for a different way of celebrating the feast of St Therese,” explained principal Amanda Humeniuk.

“After speaking with the students, we felt we needed to deepen our connection to the Dominican Sisters, who are the founding teachers here at St Therese.”

Ms Humeniuk said the market day was a great success and making it extra special was the attendance of Sr Philomena and Sr Enid, Dominican Sisters who have both worked in the Solomon Islands.

“Both Sisters also have an historical connection to St Therese School, with Sr Philomena having been a teacher here in 1943, and Sr Enid was the principal in the 1960s,” she said.

 

 

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