Term 2 - Mission and Identity | Siena College

Mission and Identity

St Catherine’s Day

This is a special day when we celebrate who we are – as Dominicans who care for one another… who have an awareness of the world beyond our walls… and who take action in making the world a more just and harmonious place for all.

On the morning of Wednesday, April 29 led by Year 8 students and members of the Student Voice Team, we celebrated St Catherine in word, image and song. Whilst we were unable to gather in person, members our Siena community entered into each aspect of our online celebration with generosity and grace.

Following this Liturgy of the Word and reflection staff and students were encouraged to follow Catherine’s example of being ‘on the move’ by turning off their devices and taking time away from their screens. This meant time spent exercising, playing with pets, assisting somebody at home, or checking on a neighbour.

Dominican Minute

An important aspect of each school day is staff and students stopping for Pause and Pray just before lunch – during online learning this practice has been reimagined as "Dominican Minute" where we focus on the image of sunflowers as Dominican symbols of hope. Sr Margaret Mace OP highlighted this hope in her Easter Letter here.

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity
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