Read more: St Patrick’s Day and Earth Hour!
St Patrick’s Day Mass
From Ms Marie-Anne Maakrun, Assistant Director Identity and Student Formation
On Wednesday 17 March a cohort of Waverley College SRC students accompanied by Ms Maakrun, joined Catholic schools from across Sydney in celebration of St Patrick’s Day at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass was celebrated by the Most Reverend Terence Brady, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and hymns were sung by the Choristers of Saint Mary’s Cathedral accompanied by the Cathedral organ.
The Mass celebrated the Irish foundations of the Catholic Schools present, and remembered the work of Saint Patrick in Ireland. Afterwards, our students joined other schools in a lunch hosted by Saint Mary’s Cathedral School.
Join in the Hour of No Power on Saturday 27 March!
From Ms Rebecca Sutcliffe, Geography teacher and Ecology Coordinator
WWF’s (World Wide Fund for Nature’s) Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007. This year, Earth Hour will happen on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm.
Ms Rebecca Sutcliffe, Geography teacher and Ecology Coordinator spoke enthusiastically to students and staff about Earth Hour at the College assembly on Thursday 25 March.
As Ms Sutcliffe advocated, it’s a great idea to participate in Earth Hour! If you do, you’ll be joining hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7,000 cities in over 190 countries, who choose to ‘switch off’ for 1 hour as a symbolic gesture to show they care about the future of our beautiful planet.
Over the last decade, Earth Hour has made an enormous impact on climate change action across the globe. In 2021, Earth Hour is encouraging everyone to make the #SwitchforNature to help Australia switch to a renewables-based economy – here are some steps you could take in your family:
- #SwitchOff your lights for Earth Hour
- Switch your ride
- Switch to solar power
Click here to view the Switching Your Ride video on the Earth Hour website.
Click here to view the Earth Hour sign up to show you are participating – this provides the WWF with important data and could also win you a Fonz Moto electric scooter!