Food for Life; Food for Thought
13 Mar 2015
Food on the table is for most people in our society, taken for granted. Even simple meals appear with regularity to the majority of Australian families.
Students at Emmaus Catholic College at Kemps Creek have a strongly developed sense of awareness that for many of the world’s people, hunger is a daily on-going fact of life. Through the Project Compassion initiative conducted annually through the six weeks of Lent, students and their families have an opportunity to put thought and feeling into action. Funds raised through donations to Project Compassion help provide training in impoverished societies. The training may be to develop skills in farming to create sustainable food sources, or to teach basic business skills.
Caritas Australia conducts Project Compassion which distributes and supervises the funds raised. Caritas Australia CEO Paul O’Callaghan pointed out to potential donors, including school students, “Project Compassion has transformed the lives of many of the most marginalized people around the world”.
To help empower those in need, the Emmaus Catholic College students actively support Project Compassion each year. Collection boxes in every homeroom are filled, collected and refilled as students and parents make contributions. Families and communities as far apart as Fiji, Nepal, Peru, Nigeria and Australia benefit from the donations.
Those who give benefit richly from the knowledge that they are supporting a highly respected effective and empowering program.
20 Sep 2022
Join us as we farewell our Year 12 students! We are livestreaming the Year 12 Graduation Mass from 12pm tomorrow. Watch from our YouTube Channel with our link provided tomorrow morning.
20 Sep 2022
Join us as we farewell our Year 12 students! We are livestreaming the Year 12 Graduation Mass from 12pm tomorrow. Watch from our YouTube Channel with our link provided tomorrow morning. #hsc #graduation https://t.co/WB760VpF9a
08 Sep 2022
Penrith Valley Sports Foundation holds its coveted annual awards night - One of Penrith’s most inspirational athletes, Cranebrook teen Layla Sharp was crowned PVSF All Abilities Award winner for 2022.
04 Sep 2022
Happy Father's Day to all the families in our Emmaus Community! Year 11 spent some time creating Father's Day cards and our Library Staff created a wall of hilarious Dad Jokes provided by our staff!
02 Sep 2022
Twenty-eight outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recently recognised by Bishop Vincent Long at the annual Bishop’s Awards for Student Excellence.
02 Sep 2022
Year 11 Standard English were blessed to have J. C. Burke, Australian Author of the novel they are currently studying speak to them before they write a response about the novel in the Yearly Examination