In May this year we saw many schools within the Archdiocese of Melbourne participate in Family Week with a range of fun, family-focused activities. This month schools within the Diocese of Sale are invited to take part, too.
One primary school that participated in May, St Gregory the Great in Doncaster, organised a range of activities that saw students get involved with their families, and they managed to raise $4,289 in support of CatholicCare’s services!
St Gregory the Great’s primary school started the week with an assembly run by the Year 2 students, where parents were invited to celebrate the occasion and, collectively, reflect on the gift of belonging and connectedness.
Throughout the week they also held a Grandparent’s Mass with the students, and a fundraising lap-a-thon around the school oval. Following the Grandparent’s Mass, morning tea was shared amongst all and families had the chance to participate in family-related activities in the classroom.
Loredana Guinane, teacher and religious education leader at St Gregory the Great Primary School, was particularly happy with the initiative taken by the students in their outstanding fundraising efforts - “This was a fantastic effort by the students and I’m extremely proud of their dedication and enthusiasm.”
If you and your school are interested in participating in Family Week, head over to our Family Week resources webpage and contact Jeff Wild, Community Engagement Coordinator to inform us of your interest.