Local school celebrates St Patrick’s Day

The Sisters of Mercy established St Teresa’s School in 1930, and today, the school remains dedicated to carrying forward their legacy of education, mercy, compassion and service.

St Patrick’s Day at St Teresa’s School was not just a celebration, it was a vibrant reflection of the rich cultural tapestry that weaves through the halls of their institution.

The learners and staff at St Teresa’s School celebrated St Patrick’s Day by honouring the school’s deep-rooted history and charitable spirit on March 15.

Emily Milner, Francie Stark and Frances Gillibrand.

As part of the day’s activities, learners and staff attended a mass at Craighall Park and Rosebank and Hannah Skeen’s Grade 3 showcased her Irish dancing.

Grade 3 Hannah Skeen showcases her Irish dance.

In keeping with the values of compassion and service exemplified by St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, their Rosies also brought in non-perishable food items for the Sisters of Mercy to distribute to those in need and participated in a civvies day, dressing in shades of green to mark the occasion.

Scarlett Rymer and Alexi Tannett.

St Patrick holds a special significance for the school as the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, hailed from Ireland.

Lianda May, admissions and marketing at the school noted that, “The event not only honoured St Patrick but also the school’s commitment to community engagement.”

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