Whitford Catholic Primary students celebrate work of Sisters


Whitford Catholic Primary School students thanked Simon Forrest and the Moorditj Mob for their visit.
Whitford Catholic Primary students celebrate work of Sisters
Whitford Catholic Primary School students thanked Simon Forrest and the Moorditj Mob for their visit.

WHITFORD Catholic Primary School celebrated its history last month with a pilgrimage as part of Mercy Week.

The September 21 event started with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony from Aboriginal Elder Simon Forrest, followed by a performance from Wesley College’s Indigenous dancers the Moorditj Mob.

Year 4 students then gave the history of the Sisters of Mercy, from Mother Catherine McAuley in Dublin and Mother Ursula Frayne in the Swan River Colony to the school’s founding principal in 1978, Sister Mary O’Connor, and Sister Bernardine Daly, who lives in the aged care home next to the school.

The event also aimed to recognised the Sisters of Mercy’s long history of working with indigenous people and their integral part in Australian history.