The twelve days of Christmas
On Saturday 15 November Holy Rosary Catholic School participated in the Myer Christmas Pageant held in Hobart. Led by the dedication and enthusiasm of Mrs Liz Mason and Mrs Megan Richardson, staff and students wanted an opportunity to share their faith at Christmas time in a creative and meaningful way. Staff quickly decided on using the traditional carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' as their theme; aiming to highlight the spiritual meaning behind each day outlined in the verses.
A flurry of activity from staff, families and students soon created a wide range of costumes and props including a variety of birds, lords, drummers and a spectacular partridge in a pear tree. Emphasis was also placed on using a range of recyclable materials including roller door foam, milk cartons, buckets and pipes to create each unique design. Each day of Christmas was to be announced with golden balloons and placards describing the day and its specific meaning such as the partridge in a pear tree representing Jesus on the Cross and the eight maids a milking representing the eight beatitudes.
the day provided students with a memorable morning celebrating all that is special both at Christmas and at Holy Rosary
Over 110 students and 15 staff arrived early to prepare for this special event. Walking for over 35,000 people full of Christmas cheer was certainly a highlight and it was a huge delight for all involved when it was announced Holy Rosary had won Best Entry of the Pageant.
Ms Brooks said "Indeed it was a memory making experience for us all and the award that we have received as Best Pageant Entry was a wonderful recognition. However, for staff, the reactions, enthusiasm and excitement from the children and positive comments we received from the public and our own community have been worth more than any awards."
With hope their float gave those in the crowd an opportunity to reflect on the spiritual gift that is Christmas, the day provided students with a memorable morning celebrating all that is special both at Christmas and at Holy Rosary.