14 September 2017
On Friday 1 September, the Feast of Mary of the Southern Cross, the patron of the Diocese of Toowoomba approximately 500 students from local Catholic Schools gathered to celebrate the Eucharist.
To mark the day, Bishop Robert McGuckin presided at the annual Diocesan Schools Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba.
All schools in the Diocese were invited to send representatives to the Mass. Our College was proudly represented by 22 students, Mr Steve Moyle (Assistant Principal- Mission & Ministry), Mr Tim Franzmann (Head of Primary) and Mr Peter Murphy (College Principal) . Year 9 student leaders Holly Hutchison and Connor McKerrow humbly processed in our College banner, Year 6 student leader Elliott Worner proclaimed the First Reading with confidence and Mr Moyle officiated as a Communion Minister.
Our 22 Student Representative Council (SRC) attendees included 4G: Angus McKenzie & Indigo Cadsow-Smith; 4B: Ryley Schmaling & Lani Knapman; 4C: Liam Hackwood & Caitlin Bland; 5D: Beth Pugsley and Will Connolly; 5W: Neve Knapman & Liam Samin; 5M: Olivia Clark & Ethan Aleksandrowicz; Yr 6 Captains: Elliott Worner & Charlotte Dobson; Yr 6 Pastoral Care Leaders: Clare Apel & Lucy Wright; Yr 6 Arts Leader: Rebecca George; Yr 7: Emma Brittain; Yr 8: Zelia Cross & Tobey Burling and Yr 9: Holly Hutchison & Connor McKerrow.
Following what was a beautiful spirit filled Mass, in which all members of our SRC displayed great respect and enthusiasm, all gathered on the lawn to share a delicious morning tea.
Congratulations to all students who were wonderful ambassadors for our College. Significantly, our local Highfields Parish is named in honour of Mary of the Southern Cross and it was wonderful to have parishioner Mrs Trish Gall (retired Year 2 teacher) enjoy the Mass with us.