On Monday 2 May 2016, we were joined by the School Council, The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot and many honoured guests to celebrate our inaugural St George’s Day together as a school with a beautiful service at St George’s Cathedral, a special morning tea and service activities.
During the service, Bishop Kate encouraged our students to follow the example of St George by standing up for what is right and good, even in the face of adversity. She also blessed the time capsule which will hold memorabilia from our first year to be opened in 20 years’ time. The inaugural Spirit of St George Awards were presented to Olivia Patterson and Luke Thomas for exemplifying the values our School holds dear: Wisdom, Grace and Service. James Hampson was named the first St George’s Day member of the Student Guild.
The service was followed by morning tea outside the Cathedral, after which Middle School students reached out to the community by participating in service activities. Some students visited and helped aged care residents at Amana Living or kindergarten and pre-primary students at Regent College. The Chapel Band visited Royal Perth Hospital, bringing with them the precious gift of music. Others sorted food the School community had donated to the Cathedral into parcels to be distributed to the city’s homeless, which they then delivered to the less fortunate people in the streets of the CBD. Spending St George’s Day helping others by following our motto of ‘service’ was not only a meaningful way to honour St George, but was also a memorable and rewarding experience for our students.
Although St George’s Day is normally on 23 April, our School will celebrate this festival on the first Monday of Term 2 every year. We sincerely hope you will join us for next year’s St George’s Day celebrations.
Father David Lord