Recently, students at Sacred Heart College, New Town (Tasmania) and Mount St Joseph, Milperra (New South Wales) celebrated Refugee Week 2019.

See below how the students celebrated…

Sacred Heart College

The student leaders at Sacred Heart College were very proud of their work in organising the school’s Refugee Week assembly. They were inspired by messages from JJAMM.

It was one of the most powerful assemblies the students and teachers ever experienced whereby the student leaders arranged students in Year 4 to draw their journey to Australia, and then they had the courage to speak about their story using their picture to refer to.

The ‘Dots’ story was also enacted.

View the story pictures and the ‘Dots’ story provided below:

Sacred Heart College Refugee Week PowerPoint (PDF)


Mount St Joseph

The Mount St Joseph community showed their support for Refugee Week by creating a large banner for the students to place their hand print and name to rally against government policy that enforces the detention of people seeking asylum. Throughout the week videos of refugee people telling their stories were played on the school noticeboard.

The next task for the students is to sign a petition to take to their local Member of Parliament and bring the banner they created. The celebration was a great success!

You’re invited to view photos of the celebration below:


PowerPoint presentation (PDF) provided by Sacred Heart College, New Town. Used with permission.
Photos provided by Mount St Joseph, Milperra. Used with permission.