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Life Link Day

posted Jun 9, 2017, 2:03 AM by Principal account
On Wednesday, our school gathered together to celebrate LifeLink Day and demonstrate our collective care, compassion and support for people in need within our community. All students made LifeLink Day hearts that contained messages of love and support for those in need. These were taken to the LifeLink launch day to form a sea of almost 40,000 hearts made by students from Catholic schools across the Perth diocese.

The theme for LifeLink Day this year was ‘open your heart’. During a whole-school gathering on Wednesday morning, students listened to and watched inspirational stories that showcased young Australians opening up their hearts and reaching out to those in need. Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to think about a particular person or group in need and plan a practical action around offering them love and support. We hope the day raised awareness of the hardships facing many people, and inspired social action.

Many thanks to families for their gold coin donations. Your generosity will help benefit the many worthwhile organisations within our community.

Below is a recount of the official LifeLink Day launch, written by our wonderful Spiritual Ministers from Year 6, Harry and Kooper.

On Wednesday, June 7, we went to Newman College for the launch of LifeLink Day. LifeLink Day encourages us to open our hearts to people in need. The launch was attended by representatives from 72 Catholic primary schools. Archbishop Costelloe SDB and Bishop Sproxton addressed the congregation. The Archbishop explained what all our donations go to. He told us a parable that was about a rich man who didn't have a heart. The meaning of the parable was never see a need without doing something about it. Bishop Sproxton told us that it does not matter how big or small a deed is, it can make someone's day. After the address of the launch, everyone went outside on the Newman College oval to see a huge love heart made up of nearly 40,000 small love hearts that each contained a picture and message of hope and support on it. LifeLink day is all about caring for one another, especially people in need, and walking hand-in-hand together.

Kooper and Harry, Year 6 Spiritual Ministry

Click here to see some photos from the day