Be More! As educators we are always working with children to aspire to achieve more – but can they Be More? As a parent sometimes I would think...is it even possible! What I do is more than enough!
Consider the well-known words of Saint Oscar Romero
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”
This year Project Compassion challenges us to venture into a new experience of compassion. This message invites us to step up and step out for those who do not have the essential resources they need for their survival. Those whose needs at this time are far beyond ours.
Perhaps, during Lent this year, dependent on our own needs you could find a way to have less (coffee, sweet, ice block or other luxury) and give to someone else in need. If you cannot give $$ perhaps it is about giving of yourself by visiting someone in need, lending a hand, or saying hello to a neighbour. Imagine a world where we all aspire to BE MORE instead of having more!
As a catholic school we have a call to ‘act justly, love mercifully, and walk humbly with our God.’
You can support Caritas through the boxes at school and home or here: https://lent.caritas.org.au/donate.
Be More and make a difference
As you are aware, the safety and wellbeing of every student at Our Lady Queen of Peace School is a priority. Staff, volunteers and essential service providers are required to complete the Working With Children Screening and verification. The school Induction program also ensures that all persons coming onto the school grounds have the required Child Protection documentation.
It is important as a school community that we ensure all community members have access to Catholic Education Child Protection and Policy Guidelines. The following documents are the primary resources for community to access with regard to keeping children safe.
Many thanks to all parents and caregivers who are ‘Checking In’ as you enter the school grounds. QR Codes have been placed at all entrances to the school and on a number of verandah poles near the buildings.