Cairns Catholic Education is celebrating Catholic Education Week’s 2019 theme ‘Many Voices. One Spirit’ with the launch of The Creative Arts Collective.
Catholic Education Week: ‘Many Voices. One Spirit’
The theme for 2019 is ‘Many Voices. One Spirit’ with the ‘Many Voices’ representing students, teachers, families and communities from all backgrounds and walks of life, while the ‘One Spirit’ can be interpreted as faith, the Holy Spirit, charisms, school spirit, team spirit, parish spirit or family spirit.
The theme brings feelings of love, togetherness, learning, unity and belonging – all ideals relevant to Catholic schools in Queensland.
The Creative Arts Collective
Students from Catholic schools were invited to submit an artwork, photography, sculpture, music or film along with a response on what ‘Many Voices. One Spirit’ means to them.
The Creative Arts Collective visualises and celebrates our Catholic identity through our students’ creativity and sense of the sacred and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“The Creative Arts Collective has been a wonderful initiative to highlight the thought provoking and creative artwork by students at our primary and secondary schools,” explains Cairns Catholic Education Director Identity and Outreach Sharon O’Keeffe.
“At a time when wider society would speculate that young people have little time or interest to consider the bigger questions of faith, the artwork submitted is testimony that God’s spirit is alive and present in our school communities.”
The artworks have been exhibited at Catholic Education Services during Catholic Education Week.
The following students have been especially recognised for their submission on what ‘Many Voices. One Spirit’ means to them.
Our panel of judges have commended all entries for this years inaugural Creative Arts Collective.