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Gathering together in the Tappeiner Gymnasium, the Junior School celebrated our 70th Annual Mission Fete Day at the College. Led by our Year 6 leaders, this assembly provided a wonderful insight into how our students have empowered communities and provided sustainable development all over the world, including Colegio Santo Inacio de Loiola (Saint Ignatius College Loyola) in Kasait, Timor-Leste. Jesuit Mission works across a breadth of programs aimed at building lives free from poverty and injustice. They support vulnerable families and ensure access to food, clean water, essential health care, shelter, and education. As part of a global community of faith, love, and service, Jesuit Mission also respond to those devastated by humanitarian and natural disasters.

Classes have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage in student-run stalls as a wonderful show of community support for those in need. Advocating student agency, our student-led Mission Fete provided everything from discos, zen zones, sandcastle competitions, and putt putt courses to lolly jar competitions – everything a good fete needs! Thank you for your continued support of these great works, which advocate for those on the margins of society. I know the College is well supported in these endeavours by our parents and caregivers whose values are congruent with our own. Experiences such as these are in keeping with our hopes and aspirations for our children, for “opening ourselves to others does not lead to impoverishment, but rather enrichment, because it enables us to be more human: to recognize ourselves as participants in a greater collectivity and to understand our life as a gift for others; to see as the goal, not our own interests, but rather the good of humanity.” (Pope Francis 2016)

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School

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