When I read the Director of Catholic Education, Dr Neil McGoran’s announcement that the ELC at Parafield Gardens would be under construction shortly, my Professional Assistant asked me if I was in tears or in a state of exhilaration or both? Kelly was right! The news was slightly surreal after waging a four-year campaign on behalf of the community to provide an Early Years Learning and Care service for our families
A feature of the campaign was the fundraising program over two years in which we hosted two memorable dinners for 600 people at a time. We an enormous vote of thanks to the local Vietnamese community who provided the sumptuous food for these events.
Indeed, the whole community rallied to the cause. We are now within reach of our goal!