Saint Madeleine Sophie Day
May 25 is the Feast Day of St Madeleine Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Our Feast Day celebrations will embrace moments of prayer, sacrament and reflection, joyfulness, playfulness and the sharing of a meal, the recognition of good qualities and works, and collegiality.
This year, our day will commence with the Feast Day Mass during which the Blue and Green Ribbons will be presented to Year 12 and Year 10 students respectively. The primary role of girls to whom a Blue or Green Ribbon is awarded is to exercise leadership and give example in enriching the ethos of the school as lived through the five Goals of Sacred Heart Education. Recipients have been selected by fellow students and staff.
Each year a theme is chosen to add to the fun of Madeleine Sophie Day celebrations. This year the Cor Unum girls have developed the theme around our theme for 2017, ‘Eggs’ which inspired the theme for Madeleine Sophie Day of ‘Back to the Beginning’. Girls are encouraged to dress up as a favourite memory from their childhood.
All students are encouraged to put their imagination to the test to produce a wonderful outfit for the day. Full formal school uniform including blazer will be required for travel to and from school and for the Feast Day Mass. We would like to see every member of the school community contributing to this day by running and visiting stalls, as well as enjoying the traditional rides and shared lunch.
Teacher Mentor Groups will develop and operate stalls throughout the day. All funds raised by the stalls will be directed to the Society of the Sacred Heart’s international efforts. We are hoping the girls will have a few spare dollars in their pockets to spend at the stalls.
After lunch the girls will come together in House groups for some further preparation for participation in some childhood games. Points will be awarded towards the House Cup.
The much anticipated celebration day is a great opportunity for new students to be inducted into the traditions of Sacred Heart education at Stuartholme, and for continuing students to contribute to the preservation and enrichment of these traditions. We know that you will want to support this celebration and encourage the full participation from your daughter.
With every good wish,
Lucy Lloyd-Morgan, Romy Cole, Tara Griffin, Imogen Weston-Kelly
Cor Unum Head and Committee
Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing