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Celebrating St Patrick's Day

posted 10 Mar 2017, 16:49 by Michelle Virgona
On Friday the school community will celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick was familiar with the Irish language and culture, because of his time as a slave there. When Patrick went back to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity, he was successful because he didn't try to make the Irish forget their old beliefs. He combined their old beliefs with the new beliefs.

One example of this is the Celtic Cross. Saint Patrick added the sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that the new symbol of Christianity would be more natural to the Irish.

Our St Patrick's Day celebration will commence at recess. Remember to wear mufti and bring a gold coin donation (best dressed winner in every grade). There will be plenty of fun, games to play and goodies to be sold.
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