On Friday 25 August the College celebrated yet another CCW Day! The theme this year was ‘Be Empowered’ and staff and students alike came together to once again show why this is the best day in the school year. Our day started in the Auditorium with a short liturgy, where the famed ‘Peace ball’ was accompanied by the newly introduced ‘Community’ and ‘Earth’ balls. This was followed by a fantastic showcase of some of the costumes that students had prepared for the day. There were some crazy and quirky ideas that were all very well executed. To everyone who dressed up, well done!

Going into recess the school migrated to the pizza hut where each of the communities had their food stalls prepared. This tradition is only possible with the help of community leaders from all year levels, so a big thankyou to all of our helpers in making the stalls such a success! We have raised well over $3,000 to go towards a local charity to assist with our Refugee Community – a phenomenal effort by all!

Period 2 saw our guest speaker, Fablice, wow the crowd with a message of empowerment and rap skills alike. He has an incredible story to share about his childhood in Africa as an orphan, child soldier, refugee and then being lucky enough to immigrate to Australia. He shared his wisdom and love in his message that “we are all the same”, and talked strongly about the importance and gratitude of education. We were very lucky to have him here with us and honoured to be part of his journey.

Psyched up from our time with Fablice, the Year 12’s dared to dream that we would beat the teachers at soccer. However with the teachers’ dirty tactics and questionable referee decision by Darta, the Year 12’s went down 0-2. After eating pizza to numb the pain of losing, we moved to the auditorium again for the Talent Quest, which was an awesome showcase of what our school has to offer and a lot of fun to watch.

Overall the day was a great success. The atmosphere of the whole day was electric and the school community again proved the fun-loving nature of the school.

Written by Sam Panagopoulos | Year 12 Malone Community Student Leader

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