Faith and Mission

Founder’s Day 2020

Each year we would traditionally celebrate Founder’s Day with the staff gathering early to share breakfast in the staffroom. This would soon be followed by the celebration of a whole school mass in the College gymnasium on the Tiverton Campus, concluding with festivities such as food vans, carnival rides and activities, a live DJ, an ‘open mic’ for talented singers and musicians and more, on the Kinnoull Campus.

However, this year, while we are all in isolation, we will be doing things a little differently, but still providing the time and space to stop, remember and acknowledge our Founder, St John Baptist de La Salle, and to give thanks for being a part of the rich Lasallian story and a wonderful school community. 

On Thursday May 14, the day before Founder’s Day, staff and students will gather in virtual Live Event where the Principal, Mr Houlihan will commence proceedings with a welcoming address and then read out a letter from Br Visitor (Provincial), David Hawke FSC. Following this an address from the Deputy Principal – Faith and Mission who will lead a prayer reflection and to conclude, a celebratory video from the Lasallian Youth Ministers. 

Despite our distance and isolation, we are remembering the legacy of our Founder and coming together in prayer as a community and having Friday May 15, Founder’s Day itself, as a day of rest for De La Salle staff and students. 

Live Jesus in our hearts!

Catholic Education Melbourne – News 

The second edition of Catholic Education Today for 2020 is now available on the Catholic Education Melbourne website.

The Term Two edition focuses on ‘keeping the light of Christ’ with articles that reflect Catholic schools’ point of difference: from supporting local communities by providing fee-relief to promoting slavery-free resources to make a difference on a global level. This issue explores the interreligious culture in our schools, contains guidance to help families with remote learning, and celebrates student achievement in the digital Creative Arts Exhibition and events ‘Around the Archdiocese’.

Rana Brogan
Deputy Principal – Faith and Mission 

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