Star of the Sea says #Let Them Stay

As many as you would know the High Court made a decision last week that upheld the legality of the government’s offshore processing regime. As a result 237 asylum seekers, which includes 37 children, will be sent back to Nauru. On this tiny island asylum seekers have suffered physical and sexual abuse, poor health care and inadequate living conditions.

As a Catholic school, in the Presentation tradition, it is imperative we make a compassionate response. The Social Justice would like to promote 37 figures in at our school entrance. This is to emphasise that we, the staff and students at Star of the Sea know they are there and we care

A group of students and staff attended the Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Luong at St Patricks Cathedral on Tuesday

Students created images of 37 babies and these were on display in the front garden along with a sign # Let Them Stay. Students took prospective parents past the display on Tour of school day.

Messages of # Let Them Stay were created in chalk on the pavement around the statue of Mary

The Year 9 ANZAC Campus created a montage of 37 baby photos. The frames photos are on display on the piano in the Main House

Missy Higgins song “O Canada” and accompanying images were used as part of the prayer in classes and at the Staff Meeting

Star supported Jess Hackett on her walk The Welcome Petition and added in excess of 850 signatures from the Star Community.