Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes is celebrating Catholic Schools Week from 26 April – 2 May 2021, and St Laurence’s Parish School, Forbes, is inviting everyone to see first-hand the many good things happening at their Catholic school.
Plans are currently underway for a picnic lunch to be held and families and the wider community will be warmly invited to visit the school. Details will be advised shortly on their Facebook page (St Laurence’s Parish School Forbes), and in the school newsletter.
According to Dr Gerard O’Shea, Director of Mission & Religious Education at the Catholic Education Office, Forbes, this year’s theme reflects that if we are to educate a human being, we must attend to three key aspects of the human personality… the body, the heart and the mind.
Dr O’Shea believes that no dimension of human learning can be left out; each has its role to play.
“Catholic education must always respect all of these dimensions, and this deep understanding of what it is to be human has set our schools apart through two millennia of history and it is very evident today,” he said.
Paula Leadbitter, Principal of St Laurence’s said, “Catholic Schools Week is a special time for our school community and it is also a wonderful opportunity to invite the wider community to visit and see the many good things happening at our school.”
Anyone who is interested in learning about St Laurence’s unique and distinctive school community is warmly invited to contact the front office at any time or to make an appointment with the Principal.
The open classrooms will include interactive displays including the ‘classroom of the future, showcasing our extensive learning technology tools and student-centred virtual learning spaces.
With this in mind, I encourage parents, grandparents and members of the community to take the time to visit and participate in the many activities we have organised. You will be made very welcome,” she said.