Protecting Children is Everybody's Business
The theme for this year's Child Protection week is "Protecting Children is Everybody's Business". As part of the Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Education Office activities for this week we are taking the opportunity to remind everyone that:
Eighth Annual Holy Name Art Show
The eighth annual Holy Name Art Show was a great success with over 200 people attending on Friday night, 5 September 2014. This is the third year that schools from across the Diocese have entered their art work into the show and the standards of entries this year were extremely high.
The theme of this year's show was 'The Family' and each year group were asked to represent differing views of family. The Grand Champion at this year's show was Ben Cavanagh's depiction of the World Family. He created a world map from pencil drawn stick figures.
Kathy Bliss, Principal of Holy Name Primary School said of the show, "This is a great showcase of the quality teaching of Art in Catholic schools across our Diocese and of the high level of creativity of our students."
John Borserio officially opened the Art Show and said, "I think of our schools as one big family. It is wonderful to see members of our family gathered together to celebrate and share the great work of our children and teachers. Family is the place where we nurture each other and our God-given gifts. The children are sharing their interpretations of family through their art work and this lets us see through their eyes how important family is to them."
Funds raised during the evening will be donated to the St Vincent's Hospital and some of the art work will be on display at the hospital in coming weeks.
Our vision is to offer life-long Catholic Education so that each person may know and come to be identified more fully with the living Spirit of Christ. This Spirit, working through the faith community, calls all involved in Catholic education …. to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with their God. (Micah 6:8)
Defining feature 2014: Attentiveness to the Life-Giving Presence of God