From the Director of Marist Mission (Issue 7 2018)
Written on the 24 May 2018
Friday 11 May was a significant occasion as special guests, Marist Brothers, Hall of Honour inductees and their families, staff and students of Sacred Heart College gathered for Founders' Day; Our first official gathering as one community from Sacred Heart Middle, Marymount and Sacred Heart Senior. Our Liturgy focussed on the Family Spirit that binds our school, and this was showcased through the short film We are Sacred Heart which captured the breadth of our community through interviews and archival footage. The film has been uploaded onto the Sacred Heart College facebook page. We also commissioned the new Aboriginal artwork on the gates of the Main Oval carpark. The mural was designed by prominent South Australian Aboriginal Artist, Allan Sumner, and showcases Aboriginal culture and its importance within the Sacred Heart community.
Following the Liturgy, the 2,000 strong contingent of staff and students marched to Seacliff in solidarity with our global Marist community. Over $10,000 was raised for Marist projects in Sri Lanka, India, Fiji and the Philippines where a group of Year 11 students and staff will visit later in the year as part of the Marist Immersion Experience. The funds raised will rebuild classrooms in Southern India and the Philippines, upgrade living and working facilities for Marist Brothers in Fiji and the Philippines, and assist trainee Brothers in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, we will provide countless amounts of stationary, books and other educational material for primary and secondary students across Marist schools in these four countries.
Most exciting about the walk was the opportunity for students across the three campuses to walk together in House groups. It was no surprise that our Year 6 and 7's were at the front of the pack and certainly set a solid pace for our senior students! House Captains proudly flew the house banners upon departure and was a wonderful sight to see our entire student body participate in the march with such enthusiasm and vigour for the cause in which we were celebrating. Despite the cool weather and a drop of rain, the warm Family Spirit was clearly evident as we acknowledged our Marian heritage and Marist mission as one Sacred Heart College!
Mother's Day Celebrations
In the Way of Mary Mass - Middle School
Mother's Day Mass - Senior