On Thursday 16 September our Year 8 students hosted Grandparents Day. Our celebrations began with a liturgy designed and led by students. During the liturgy we were reminded that the way we see ourselves and the world is fundamentally important and our vision for the future guides us. A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. Vision, however, can only look forward through the wisdom of experience.
Grandparents Day is an opportunity for us to look at our grandparents with appreciation for who they are and what they have done for us. Importantly, it is also a time to share the vision our Grandparents have of us and for us to become the best versions of ourselves for them to see in us.
As part of the liturgy students presented their own Grandparents with a small frame to remind all of us to continue looking on each other and out for each other in love, so that we can call each other into the life God has planned for us.
The liturgy was followed by an opportunity for Grandparents to tour the school and then share a morning tea together in the staff centre.
Deacon Aaron Peters | Vice Principal Catholic Identity