From the Head of Faith & Mission - Mr Robert Dullard Vol 12

JJAMM Week 2021
“Work on with Constancy and Courage” is our College theme this year and it certainly reflects our attitude and our determination throughout JJAMM week this year. It would have been easy to say, “Let’s cancel JJAMM Week, it’s all too hard and would take way too much effort to put it together with all the various restrictions in place.” Yet, we know that was never St Mary of the Cross’ way; her dogged attitude ensured she would “work on with constancy and courage” to do all she could to support anyone in need, no matter the circumstances. She wouldn’t have made any excuses and so neither did we!

St Mary calls each of us, as members of the Penola Catholic College community and followers of her charism, to follow her lead and to be people of hospitality and welcome, and most importantly, to be people of action. Therefore, as a community, we actively support those who are less fortunate than ourselves, by raising funds through our College Year Level Charities, and in doing so, try to make a positive difference in our world.

Year Level Charities

  • Year 7 - MacKillop (Peru)
  • Year 8 - KADASIG
  • Year 9 - Vinnie's
  • Year 10 - Asylum Seekers
  • Year 11 - Christmas on the Streets (C.O.T.S.)
  • Year 12 - Hope Centre (Glenroy)

Despite the challenges of the Covid restrictions placed upon us in JJAMM Week 2021, each Year Level truly managed to “work on with constancy and courage”, organising a variety of fundraising activities. I offer a huge thank you to the students and staff who organised these fundraising events throughout the week. Your efforts will certainly go a long way in making a difference to the lives of those who need our support – Thank you!

    JJAMM week has been a beautiful celebration of Mary's wonderful life, example and charism. I am hopeful that JJAMM week did call to mind that Mary’s lives in each of us at Penola Catholic College, through our action and desire to support others.