Around the Schools

Helping Nepal

Many in the Holy Rosary Catholic School community were touched by the earthquake in Nepal.  As a community, they felt the need to assist with fundraising for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal as soon as possible. Staff, students and families dug deep and the School set about creating a coin line spelling out ‘Help Nepal’.

Grade 5 students Tyler, Jack, Emma and Hannah assisted with the organisation of the collection and the School was astounded by the community response. To keep up with the donations, ‘Help Nepal’ was expanded to ‘HRS Helps Nepal’. When the coins still kept coming, students also included the school emblem.

Assistant Principal Libby Piesse said the response to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal was overwhelming. “I am so proud of the compassion shown to this appeal, reinforcing the generous and loving nature of the School community here at Holy Rosary Catholic School.”

This generosity saw over $780 raised in one day and Holy Rosary hopes this donation with assist with needs such as food, shelter, clean water and non-food items such as cooking kits.

On Monday 18 May, the Year 10 Student Leadership team at Mount Carmel College also united their College community in supporting the recent victims of the earthquakes in Nepal. To provide the victims with the food and shelter they desperately require, students had a free dress day to help raise this money.

Students were asked to dress in the colour of the Nepalese flag: blue, red and white, and bring some silver or gold coins or a note in order to have this free dress privilege. The money collected was made into a mural of a mountain so that students could see how much they contributed to this cause. The staff and student support of the event was incredible with a final tally in excess of $1,700.

Access a fast-track video of the funds being laid on the mountain.


Westcourt Centre Blessing and Opening

The incredible new Westcourt Centre at St Brendan-Shaw College was officially opened at the end of April. Archbishop Porteous blessed the building and spoke of the connection between the physical foundations providing the formation of the building and the spiritual, academic, social and physical formation of people.

The College was immensely grateful to the College community whose contributions helped to make the building possible.


Class clowns

As part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, three Mount Carmel College students braved the stage at the Tasmanian heat of Class Clowns. Jasmine, Randa and Zoe signed themselves up for weeks of writing and rehearsing in preparation for performing their routines at the Peacock Theatre in March.

Zoe impressed the judges with her routine about friendship and won herself a place at the Grand Final alongside the top acts from across Australia as part of the Comedy Festival on 17 April. Zoe performed amazingly on the big stage in front of 600 people including a panel of industry professionals!