DE LA SALLE DAY
De La Salle Day is a very important day in the College calendar as we celebrate the life of St John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Saint of the Catholic Church, and Patron of Christian Teachers.
Over the years, this day has evolved into a wonderful celebration of De La Salle’s legacy to us, with the Primary and Secondary campuses coming together. Unfortunately this year circumstances precluded us from gathering at the Secondary Campus, however, we celebrated the day at the Primary Campus with lots of fun activities, inflatables and musical entertainment provided by our Stage Band, Rock Band and Percussion Ensemble. Our Year 6 students provided great leadership and support in running fundraising activities which included “Guess the Snakes in the Jar” and a Zooper Dooper stall.
Students also enjoyed a complimentary sausage sizzle and fruit box. The Primary Campus raised $976.10 from gold coin donations and various fundraising activities. We would like to thank all students, staff and parents for their support for making this a very enjoyable day.
The money raised will be donated to support the work of the De La Salle brothers in underprivileged schools and orphanages overseas.
Mr Damian McNamara, Director – Student Wellbeing & Administration – Primary
It was great to celebrate De La Salle Day this year, albeit in a slightly different format. The day started with a liturgy in Founders Hall, which explained why we celebrate the day and reinforced how significant it is for our College community.
A true highlight was seeing the Year 12s get into the spirit of the day and dress up in some hilarious costumes which provided great entertainment for students and staff, as well as some comic relief for the Year 12’s at a busy time in their school year. The Year 7s and 8s were able to participate by helping choose the “best costume” in a lively session in Founders Hall.
The inaugural De La Salle Day Quiz was beamed into classes, where students from Year 7 to 12 competed for a pizza lunch prize. The Quiz, based on popular culture, brought back some wonderful memories of songs, TV shows and movies that parents may well remember listening to and watching with their kids when they were younger.
The break times featured great music performances from some of our talented music students, with a variety of amazing food on offer for the students to purchase.
We pride ourselves at St Michael’s in trying to establish positive working relationships between staff and students and De La Salle Day was a great experience for us to enjoy together and share a common appreciation for being part of the global Lasallian community.
Mr Sam Kitschke, Director – Pastoral – Secondary