Around the Schools
Gifted Awareness Week
Students in both the north and south gathered to engage in activities as part of Gifted Awareness Week recently. Stimulating workshops included creative writing, music and art, video production, lego robotics, science and maths as well as an extreme sports challenge!
Purple Day for Peace
The Lenten colour of purple was in abundance at St Aloysius Catholic College when staff and students united to help the people of Vanuatu, following the recent devastation of Cyclone Pam.
Raising close to $1,500, the Purple Day for Peace was hosted by the College’s Vinnies and Mini-Vinnies groups and included purple nail painting, purple hair spraying and a purple treats stall, to encourage students to dig deep and donate to those in need.
Taking a stand
On Friday 20 March Tasmanian Catholic students took a stand against bullying and violence joining over 890,000 students nationwide.
The Bullying. No Way! initiative provides students, schools and families with a wealth of information to combat bullying and violence. Teachers, parents and students can visit the Bullying. No Way! website to access resources for dealing with bullying, including fact sheets, tips and advice, and lesson plans to support classroom teaching. John Paul II Catholic Schools spent the week explicitly focusing on this important issue in each class. Students commenced the week with an anti-bullying assembly and wore their 'Bullying. No Way!' wristbands with pride. Classes presented iMovies and posters they had completed to raise awareness.
The School community also celebrated Harmony Day, a national day of celebrating cultural diversity. The School held a multicultural lunch and the students loved the celebration of community. Students also wore free dress with a donation to raise funds for Project Compassion.