Don Bosco’s Oratory Week

Don Bosco’s Oratory Week is fast approaching, and the excitement is building. With only a week to go, I would like to take this opportunity to remind the College community about a few things.

Don Bosco’s Oratory Week aims to celebrate:

  1. Being part of the Salesian Family (at Chadstone, Victoria, Australia and South Pacific region)
  2. Being a faith-filled community
  3. Who we are as a multi-cultural and diverse community
  4. The social justice work we dedicate ourselves to
  5. The connection we have to the local community

So, we have been working diligently to provide a week that reflects this. Below is a preview:

Don Bosco’s Oratory Week

Monday 11 September

  • Morning Prayer
  • Walkathon: Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every $10 raised, which will be converted to House Points. Students are to wear College Sports Uniform on this day. Compulsory College Event. All donations are due Friday 8 September.

Tuesday 12 September

  • Morning Prayer
  • International food celebration: Nando’s Burgers
  • Staff and Student Games including; Netball, Down Ball, Chess, Computer Games, Sing Star, Impromptu Debating, Coin Line Competition. Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Music Performance: Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Community Knowledge Session: Respectful Relationships and Homelessness. Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Past and Current Staff and Alumni Liturgy and Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 13 September

  • Morning Prayer
  • International food celebration: Roll’d
  • Staff and Student Games: Dodge Ball, Computer Games, Chess, Sing Star, Impromptu Debating. Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Music: Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Community Knowledge: Men’s Health and Mental Health (Beyond Blue) Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Unveiling and Blessing of our 60 Year Celebration

Thursday 14 September

  • Morning Prayer
  • Past Pupil and Son Legacy Breakfast
  • International food celebration: Pizza
  • Staff and Student Games: Basketball, Chess, Computer Games, Sing Star, Impromptu Debating, MOBA (Digital Media Class)
  • Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in which will be converted to House Points.
  • Music Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in which will be converted to House Points.
  • Community Knowledge Session: RU OK? Service Expo and How can we make the world a better place (Environment) Students are awarded with 1 Citizenship point for every activity they participate in, which will be converted to House Points.
  • Staff activity afternoon and dinner

Friday 15 September

Salesian Festival Day

Salesian Festival Day was formally known as Community Day. There are no official classes on this day, however it is a compulsory school day. Casual clothes are to be worn, and a $3 donation will be collected during Week 8 and 9. The day will begin with breakfast and games at 8am, followed by a morning prayer and Oratory Trivia, and a free sausage sizzle at recess. Then our traditional Eucharistic celebration will take place, honouring our diverse community and the service many boys have contributed within, or on behalf of the College. These boys will be awarded the prestigious Omnia Awards. Community Engagement sessions will include sport and games, cultural experiences, and a few fun festival games at lunchtime, including Battle of the Bands.

A great week of fun-filled Salesianity!

I am looking forward to the College Community getting involved and having fun.

Mrs Nadia Knight  
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission