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 What's happening at St Peter Claver College



Girls Rugby Leaguehttp://www.spcc.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Girls-Rugby-League.aspxGirls Rugby League<span>​On the 24 May 2017 , St Peter Claver took four teams of excited female students to play in the Karyn Murphy Cup- Girls Rugby League Carnival. Girls Rugby League is the fastest growing area in Rugby League with more and more opportunities being provided by the NRL development team each year. </span><div><span><br></span></div> <div><span>St Peter Claver entered a variety of teams ranging from Under 13s to Opens and they played against schools from both Met West and Met East regions. On the day, the female students from our College played with great sportsmanship, skill and determination. They were able to enjoy a sport that they have often spectated but have not had the opportunity to play. </span>All of the girls finished the day with smiles on their faces and were extremely proud of their efforts. </div> <div><br></div> <div>Congratulations to the Open Girls side that was coached by some of our Senior students. They have won their way through to the next round as the Met West representatives.   <br></div> <div><br></div> <div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="20170524_101155.jpg" src="/news/PublishingImages/20170524_101155.jpg" style="height:225px;width:300px;margin:5px;" /> </div> <div><br></div></div> <div><p class="MsoNormal"><span></span> </p> </div> ​
Launch of Project Compassionhttp://www.spcc.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Launch-of-Project-Compassion.aspxLaunch of Project Compassion<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>​Students from Years 7- 12 attended mass at St Stephen’s cathedral for the 2017 launch of Project Compassion. Project Compassion is </span><span>Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. It is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. </span><span>Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives this year. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Students were involved in pancake races after mass and attended a formation session to assist them in their fundraising plans. Our annual Bake Sale for Project Compassion will take place 8th March. As well as being an important fundraiser it is a great community event in which our Houses compete for House spirit points. Students who attended today’s launch were filled with enthusiasm and shared many ideas for raising funds and raising awareness throughout the term. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Caitlin Day, Social Justice captain received the scroll of commissioning and commitment on behalf of our College community.  </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span></span><span><img alt="Project Compassion V2.jpg" src="/news/PublishingImages/Project%20Compassion%20V2.jpg" style="height:300px;width:225px;margin:5px;" /><br><br><br><br></span></p>
Marist Bicentennial Celebrationshttp://www.spcc.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Marist-Bincentennial-Celebrations.aspxMarist Bicentennial Celebrations<div style="margin:0cm 1.9pt 0.2pt 18.55pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span><div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 1.9pt 0.2pt 0.5pt;"><font face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-style:normal;line-height:102%;">This year marks the bicentennial celebrations of the Marist community. </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:windowtext;font-style:normal;line-height:102%;"></span></font></div> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 0.5pt;"><span style="font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-style:normal;line-height:102%;"> </span></div> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 0.5pt;"><font face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-style:normal;">These paintings are making a national journey, being hosted by Marist communities </span><b class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:#c00000;font-style:normal;">all over Australia</span></b><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-style:normal;">.  The journey began in Central Australia where the paintings were ritually welcomed to country and blessed. They have moved in two pairs – one starting in Cairns in the far north, and one in Perth in the west.  The paintings are being passed from one Marist community to another, spending four or five days in each, and all four will finally arrive in Mittagong to coincide with the arrival there of a group doing a Marist “camino” from St Patrick’s Church Hill.  The two paintings which have made their journey from Cairns are La Valla and May Miracle.</span></font></div> <div style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 0.5pt;"><font face="Calibri"><span style="font-style:normal;"></span></font><span style="font-size:14pt;"> </span></div> <div style="font-size:14pt;margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 0.5pt;"><font face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-style:normal;"></span></font><span style="font-style:normal;"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri" style="font-size:14pt;"><strong style="font-size:14pt;">LA VALLA [PAIR 2] </strong></font></font></span></div> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 1.25pt;"><span style="font-style:normal;"><font face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Marist 1.JPG" src="/news/PublishingImages/Marist%201.JPG" style="height:267px;width:200px;margin:5px;" />This painting is of the interior of the house at La Valla that St Marcellin acquired to accommodate the first two Marist Brothers. In this painting, the artist has included a section of the table that St Marcellin built for this infant community as well as some other rustic features of this first house. In the middle of the table is a loaf of bread symbolising the sacredness of the community gathered around the table. The Marist mission to make Jesus known and loved had begun in earnest. </span></font></span></div> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt 0.75pt;line-height:106%;text-indent:0cm;"><em><font face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span></font></em></div> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 1.25pt;"><em><font face="Calibri"><b class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Artist’s comment</b><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">: I started with La Valla, the interior of the house where Marcellin lived and had his meetings with the first Brothers, and even the table he had made with his own hands … In the depiction of the table with a loaf of bread, I used the old iconographic way of rendering objects in a number of different angles in one and the same picture, giving it all a touch of surrealism. The table is lifted up towards the viewer, showing bread in a perspective different from the rest of the painting. </span></font></em></div> <div style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt 0.75pt;line-height:106%;text-indent:0cm;"><em><font face="Calibri"><span> </span></font></em></div> <h1 class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt 0.5pt;"><span style="font-style:normal;"><font size="3"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-3" face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">MAY MIRACLE [PAIR 2] </span></font></font></span></h1> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 1.25pt;"><span style="font-style:normal;"><font face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Marist 2.JPG" src="/news/PublishingImages/Marist%202.JPG" style="height:269px;width:200px;margin:5px;" />The last painting represents the difficult situation that the first community of Marist Brothers had in establishing the school at the Rocks, in Sydney in 1872. Put simply, the students were undisciplined and out of control! It was not until the Brother in charge invited the students to build an altar to Mary and to pray to her daily during the month of May, that things turned around. You will notice that the chaotic bottom of the painting quickly gives way to the more ordered church stained glass windows. The bright golden intrusion of colour from the top left hand corner suggests that this change of attitude and behaviour was a gift of the Holy Spirit. The Marist mission to make Jesus known and loved had come to birth in this young colony in Australia. </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span></font></span></div> <div style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 54.55pt;"><em><font face="Calibri"> </font></em></div> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 0.5pt;"><em><font face="Calibri"><b class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Artist’s comment</b><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">: In reflecting this ‘miracle’, my painting starts with forms and shapes alluding to the chaos, rebellion, defiance, disorder, youthful shenanigans. From there the structure of the church, a symbol of discipline and respect, grows into</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">an ordered grid shaped as a church with many segments as stained-glass windows, culminating in a gothic top to be more church-like, yet, without being overly illustrative about that … The giant shaft of Divine light with the Holy Spirit (a traditional way this is depicted in icons) descends on a diagonal from the left and enters the area of the church with its segments/windows. This ray of light is full of most vibrant energy; its effervescence and exuberance is dispersed throughout the whole painting.  </span></font></em></div> <div style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.25pt 18.55pt;"><em><font face="Calibri"> </font></em></div></div>