This week we celebrated Catholic Education Week. The theme for 2021 celebrations is A Spirited Tomorrow. This theme acknowledges the long tradition of Catholic education and its continued relevance in preparing students for the future.
Celebrated annually in week 3 of term 3, Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all 309 Catholic schools in Queensland to celebrate and promote their distinctive mission and ethos.
This week we have taken the opportunity to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is: A Spirited Tomorrow. At St Joseph’s we strive to make a difference in the lives of those in our school and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.
What is our Catholic School difference?
- Christ-centred school that strives to follow the path of Jesus by living out the Gospel values not only in words but most importantly in actions.
- That means we are an inclusive school. We invite families from all backgrounds or faith traditions, who are committed to and supportive of the mission of Catholic education to join St Joseph’s.
- At St Joseph’s every child is known, valued and cared for. We are committed to the academic success and wellbeing of each of you and this is what makes St Joseph’s a great place to be at.
We are so proud of the way our St Joseph’s community strives to live out the Gospel values not only in words but most importantly in actions. This was so clearly demonstrated at the many events we had this week.
Fr Dariusz and many families joined us to celebrate a special ‘Spirit of St Joseph’ Mass on Tuesday and announce the Spirit of St Joseph’ recipients. During Catholic Education Week we take the opportunity to acknowledge a student from each class who best shows generous, loving service to others, in the manner of St. Joseph. Each recipient is chosen because of the way they live out the values of humility, justice and compassion in our school. Check out our latest newsletter for the names of this year’s recipients.