Ms Michelle Rowland MP with students at St Mark's College
Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP visited a number of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
Ms Rowland joined with parents and teachers throughout the week to watch student performances at St Mark's College, Stanhope Gardens, St Anthony's Primary School, Girraween, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Seven Hills and Mary Immaculate Primary, Quakers Hill.
St Mark’s student, Cathy Hwang ‘mentored’ Ms Roland in art as part of their cultural and performing arts program, and she joined in as a percussionist alongside the senior music ensemble.
Ms Rowland says the opportunity to meet students, teachers and parents is one of the best things about her job. ‘As a former Catholic school student I am honoured to have joined local residents in recognising the strength and spirit of Catholic Schools in the Greenway community,’ said Ms Rowland. ‘The schools in my electorate are fantastic nurseries for young minds that give our children the opportunity to become the young man or woman they want to be,’ she said. ‘I have always been a strong believer in the enabling power of education.’
‘It enables our children to enter a world full of promise and opportunity and it enables our children to thrive and grow, it is in fact the greatest enabler we have.’
Catholic Schools Week aims to celebrate and strengthen relationships with the wider community and showcase what is happening in Catholic schools every day.