And the Winners Are…
Josephite talent was brought into our living rooms thanks to our creative team comprising our Yr 11 JAG (Josephite Action Group) volunteer Violet Cabral and our dedicated producer Dominique Farah (Mount St Joseph, Milperra teacher).
When COVID hit, instead of postponing until 2021 and hoping things will be back to normal, Dominique announced that we needed to be creative and so Josephites Got Talent (virtual episode) was born.
This year we had entrants from seven Josephite Schools including:
- Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College, Altona VIC
- Holy Spirit College, Bellambi NSW
- St Joseph’s Catholic College, East Gosford NSW
- Penola Catholic College, Emu Plains NSW
- Mount St Joseph, Milperra NSW
- Mary MacKillop College, Nundah QLD
- Mary MacKillop Catholic College, Wakeley NSW
Violet worked tirelessly to compile an episode of acts including dancing, singing, drama, musicianship and bands. The talent was outstanding! Teachers commented that such an event was so needed lifting our students’ spirits as a healthy school competition evolved.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph were asked to view and vote for the winner and we also included a people’s choice award voted by school staff and students.
The Social Justice awards are an integral part of this celebration of talent. In defiance of COVID, students in our schools continue to work tirelessly to promote justice and raise awareness around important social inequalities.
Take a look at some of the outstanding achievements of our young Josephite leaders here.
The dedication of the teachers at our Josephite schools continues to astound me. They have worked tirelessly this year learning how to deliver remote quality education to our students during lockdowns and restrictions. The schools of the Sisters are in safe and caring hands.
The event was a success. It has demonstrated to us all that the Spirit of Mary MacKillop lives on in our schools as staff and students sought to make the best of a confining and frustrating situation. We look forward to the performances next year.
Congratulations to all and a special thank you to Violet and Dominique for this innovative, entertaining, community-building presentation.