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St Ignatius celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St Ignatius Acting Principal Hayley Hayman with students Roman Robinson, Eden Marshman, Lexi Simmonds, and Finlay Turnbull.. Photo TWH

It’s Catholic Schools Week and schools across the state are celebrating with special events included in their timetables to highlight the values of their faith-based classrooms.

Bourke’s St Ignatius Parish School has enjoyed a week of activities highlighting the achievements of the school and celebrating more than 150 years of Catholic education in the Bourke district.

Principal Una Taylor said St Ignatius had a long and cherished link to Bourke and district, and that Catholic Schools Week was an opportunity to look back at the school’s history, celebrate its achievements, and look to its future as a valuable part of the Bourke community.

“We are one of 18 schools in the Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese, which is the largest diocese geographically, but which has the smallest population, and that gives us an interesting dynamic,” Mrs Taylor said.

“Wilcannia-Forbes stretches from Broken Hill to Brewarrina, down to Deniliquin and across to Narromine, Parkes, and Forbes.

“Catholic Schools Week is about celebrating the importance of our schools in the community.

“Almost every country town has a St Joseph’s or a St Mary’s, and Catholic schools have been in NSW for more than 200 years, which is quite incredible. […]

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