As part of their induction, newly appointed school captains from the seven Catholic secondary colleges in the Diocese of Sale recently visited the Catholic Education Office in Warragul.

The students met to discuss what it means to be a leader in a Catholic school, to form connections with their peers and create contacts that can be called upon during their year as school captain.

Lillian Worsfold from Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha said the highlight of the day gathering was having the opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a sharing session with the Bishop of Sale, Bishop Patrick O’Regan.

“This session helped me understand my role as a leader within my school and has given me greater clarity on the impact I can have within my community as I continue my learning journey,” she said.  

Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale, Ms Maria Kirkwood, said youth ministry events give students the chance to collaborate and experience a sense of belonging in a diverse and hope-filled community.

“Our youth ministry events are just one of the ways we encourage students to become engaged and successful learners. During these workshops, students join with their peers from across the Diocese to draw on the life-giving traditions and spirituality of the Catholic faith in a nurturing environment,” she said.

Source: DOSCEL Communications