St James feast day is our community’s day to recognise who our school is named after. It’s like a birthday for our school that comes around every 25th July.
We started the day with Mass, recalling the stories that give us a glimpse into the person and apostle, James. We know that he was a close friend of Jesus, one of chosen few to share significant moments in his life. James’ final resting place, Santiago in Spain, is now a popular pilgrimage walk for thousands of people do every year.
After a shared morning tea with our families, the students were able to learn some handy cartooning skills, engaging in fun workshops with author and illustrator, Richard Galbraith.
For lunch, the students and staff enjoyed some delicious Spanish paella. It was an authentic opportunity for the students to apply their vocabulary that they learn in Spanish lessons.
Our school motto, ‘Come Follow Me’ is a reminder of Jesus’ call to James to leave the fishing boat and nets, to follow Him and begin a new way of life. It was a courageous move. We hope that James’ story inspires our community and his legacy is carried through in the learning at St James, Nar Nar Goon.