During our All Saints Mass, we honoured Special Character and recognised two humble servant leaders who have shown that they are not afraid to live out their faith, and are role-models who have been involved in a range of social actions and ministries during their time at Aquinas College.
Bailey has led the AC Army this year co-ordinating Loaves and Fishes. This role has included communicating with over 25 students this year and creating a roster on a 4-5 week rotation. She co-led the shoes for feet initiative with Laura Smith, this was a major project with Young Vinnies.
Bailey was a member of the Fiji service group, helped facilitate the Christmas shoe box appeal as the leader/co-ordinator for 2018 and 2019. She led the Breast Cancer Support Services appeal and has participated in other service activities that have arisen during her time at Aquinas College.
The Spirit of Christ is clearly visible in all she does, and we acknowledge her servant leadership during her time at Aquinas College.
Laura was co-leader/co-ordinator of shoes for feet with Bailey. She led the shoebox appeal and has continued to be actively involved with loaves n fishes and project Fullstop. Laura has been the only Year 13 contributing to Kapa Haka and Powhiri. She represented our College at the Chanel Shield competition in the Maori perspective speech category this year.
As Deputy Head Girl Special Character she has been a witness of her faith for others. Encouraging students to engage with their faith and to participate in youth camps and Setfree. Laura has participated in ministries at Mass by reading, often in Te Reo, being a Eucharistic Minister and running Little Church at St Mary’s Immaculate Church. She was also a member of the Fiji service trip. In her role she represented Aquinas, at the Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Equipping School in Canberra this year and has provided strong student voice for the future of Catholic Character at Aquinas College. We commend and thank her for her strong leadership in this area.