Holy Spirit shows compassion to the Missions through Social Justice

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Students held activities during recess and lunch to raise money for people living in poverty.

From 20-21 October 2015 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair held activities during recess and lunch to raise money for people living in poverty.

Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.
Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.

Through these initiatives, students were focused on fulfilling Christ’s command to ‘love one another as He has loved us’ and exercise this love on behalf of those whose circumstances reduce them to extreme poverty. 

Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.
Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.

Religious Education Coordinator Lorraine Alexander said that these initiatives empower the students to know that they are not helpless in today’s world and that they, young as they are, can make a difference in the lives of others.

‘Students understand that they have done this in response to Christ’s call to love,’ Lorraine said.

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Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair.

Principal Anne Hines said the Mission Week activities at Holy Spirit are planned and run by the students.

‘Students take full responsibility for all the fundraising, from organisation and collection of money, to the clean-up afterwards,’ Anne said. ‘The days foster a generosity of spirit and a deep awareness of those less fortunate.’

‘This year, like previous years we are expecting to raise about $3,000 for those in need,’ she said.

Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.
Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.

Year 5 student Rosina Nicholopoulos said her fellow students put a lot of effort into raising money for Catholic Mission.

‘We feel very satisfied that we can do it all on our own,’ Rosina said. ‘We are responsible for all the ideas and the organising of the activities; we create team games, sell ice creams, do hair sprays, have doughnut eating competitions and much more.’ 

Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.
Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.


‘It’s a great day but everyone knows that it’s not just about having fun,’ she said. ‘Our efforts are made to raise money for a really great cause.’ 

‘This year Catholic Mission will be sending money to Madagascar to put clean water into schools and villages,’ she said. ‘This contribution makes me proud to be a student at Holy Spirit.’

Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.
Students held stalls to raise much needed funds.