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John Paul II pupils presented with Gold Awards

05-Mar-2019

Well done to the ten Year 14 pupils who received their Gold John Paul II Award medals at a special presentation at Senior Assembly today.

To receive a Gold Award a pupil must complete 40 hours of voluntary work. We also had one Silver Award Winner for whom the minimum was 28 hours of voluntary service.

The success of these pupils this builds on the work done by previous Gold Medal winners and demonstrates the continued growth of this initiative within Dominican College and will hopefully motivate and inspire our younger pupils to strive to be champions of social justice.

Students got involved in a range of activities in their own local parish and in school which encouraged them to give back to their communities. Activities ranged from trips to Lourdes, helping out with charity collections and coffee mornings for several charities in their parish, and organising various fundraising initiatives in school for charities such as SVP, as well as becoming involved in both school and parish liturgies where appropriate.

Each student displayed faith in action in their respective volunteering endeavours, representing each of our shared Christian values.

Well done to Miss Anderson and Miss Smyth for all her work in leading and co-ordinating the work of the pupils his year and a special thank you to our school chaplain Fr. McCullagh for his continued spiritual guidance and leadership.

The John Paul II award winners are pictured today with Ms Ronan, our principal, Fr Raymond , Miss Anderson and Miss Smyth.

Well done!