Last year, the students at St Joseph’s Primary School in Taree, in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, held their own ‘Catholic Mission Day’, raising money and awareness for Catholic Mission. Not only did current students participate, but former students and parents joined too.
The day started with a school community celebration, followed by a mini-market with a sausage sizzle, cake stalls, face painting, jewellery making and an X-Box gaming room.
After lunch the students participated in a ‘Dye Hard Colour Run’, where students had to navigate their way through a pre-set course while teachers threw powder dye on them.
St Joseph’s Religious Education Coordinator, Natasha Brotherton said of the day:
“This event was planned to fundraise with the focus on wellbeing, community and family. The true success of the day was hearing students, parents and guests commenting on what a great day it was and how much fun everyone had.”
The school raised an awesome $500 for Catholic Mission’s work in Myanmar and around the world – great job St Joseph’s!