CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
The week beginning 24th July sees Catholic schools and colleges across Queensland recognise Catholic Education Week. Conducted annually, Catholic Education Week is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools. The theme for this year's celebration is: Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy.
Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.
There are 300 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 147,000 students and employ 19,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. Mount St Bernard's will recognise Catholic Education Week through liturgy attendance at both Tableland region and Cairns Diocese celebratory masses (Tuesday in Mareeba and Thursday in Cairns), classroom activities and an Act-Of Kindness fundraiser.
Act-Of-Kindness Fundraiser: Members of the Social Justice Committee will hold a fundraising event during Catholic Education Week (week beginning 24th July). Monies raised by selling hot chocolate drinks will be donated to the local
St Vincent De Paul group.
CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR
MSB NAIDOC DAY and OPEN DAY is coming Friday 12th August
Naidoc Day is fast approaching. The College will provide a Bus Service from Cairns on the morning of Friday 12th August and return to Cairns in the afternoon. This will coincide with the Boarders free weekend. Bus Pick up points are, 1st, Picconne's Supermarket Edmonton, Stockland Earlville, Cairns Central, Smithfield Shopping Centre and Mareeba Information Centre. These will be central pick up points not residential addresses. Please advise college if you will require this bus service asap. Limited seats available.
The Naidoc Program will be running all day from 9.30am—3pm. Program includes Liturgy, Cultural feast and of course our famous dancers. More details to come about other exciting events and entertainment. Naidoc shirts will be for sale. Cost $50.00 All family are welcome to attend. RSVP no later than Friday 5th August. If you have any further queries PH: 40 961 444 We look forward to seeing you.