Dean of Identity | Mr Terry Thompson


Socktober for Mission Month encourages students across Australia to kick goals on and off the field to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in Thailand and around the world.

Through the world game of soccer, students in Year 8 have learnt about the reality of other children in developing countries and their stories of struggle and hardship. Socktober provides young people in Australia with the opportunity to lead in mission, encouraging them to think not only about what they will do to help but also why they will do it.

Rise up from your couch, with your boots laced, and turn your hands into signs of love -Pope Francis.

Throughout Term 3, Year 8 students have been focused on the mission of the church and how they can respond to the call of Pope Francis. Each Year 8 Religious Education class has made soccer balls from recycled materials to show solidarity for those who play the world game in developing countries and has engaged in fundraising for this cause. At our College Assembly on Tuesday, Oscar Ficca (Year 8 Treacy) presented Sue Williams from the Catholic Mission a cheque of $1700 for this significant initiative.

Congratulations to Mrs Monica Keating and the Year 8 Religious Education teachers for leading this project. Following assembly, students used their soccer balls in a penalty shootout. Congratulations to Mahoney House who were crowned winners for this fun event.

God, thank you for the abundance of life, relationships, health, comfort, and wealth you have provided for us, and thank you that even in times of need, despair, and brokenness, you are there.
Please put your arms around children and families in extreme poverty so they feel comfort and hope; meet their needs both physically and spiritually. And, Lord, guide me so I can be your hands and feet pursuing justice for the poor and upholding the cause of the needy. Amen.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever
St Joseph…Pray for us.