Catholic Education Week

This Sunday marks the first day of Catholic Education Week. The theme for this year is A Spirited Tomorrow. This theme acknowledges the long tradition of Catholic education and its continued relevance in preparing students for the future.  The theme also references the work of the Plenary Council in discerning the way forward for the Church in Australia.

Staff and students will begin the week with a liturgy at 8:40am on Monday 26 July in the Noble Tree Centre. On Tuesday 27 July, Mrs Buckley and I will be accompanying the Year 6 Catholic Identity Ministry members as they attend the Catholic Education Week Liturgy at St Stephen’s Cathedral.​

As part of this year’s special celebrations, Brisbane Catholic Education announced the recipient of the inaugural Aunty Joan Hendriks Reconciliation Award. The first recipient of this special award, Mr Eric Ellis, has as a strong and growing connection to St Thomas'! Eric, a valued member of the staff at Ngutana Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre, is also the artist of our 2021 ‘Act with Justice’ artwork. A proud Kamilaroi and Warumunga man, Eric has worked tirelessly for reconciliation for many years and through his work at Ngutana Lui has made a difference in so many ways. Eric will join with our school community once again on our Foundation and St Thomas Feast Day (Wednesday 8th September), where he will launch our newly developed Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and facilitate an activity involving all of our students. Congratulations Eric!

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