Community@Home

Students learning@home is an unprecedented framework for the College and as such is an unsettling time for most members of the St Laurence’s College community. We are working to help make life as normal as possible for our students and continue to provide opportunities to connect with each other, with the College and with the community.

We are focused on continuing to develop men of service and as a College have used connectedness as a core driver in the development of our learning@home strategy. Community is important, it is true that we are all in this together with the  health and wellbeing of our students and staff our top priority.

DAILY PRAYER, MEDITATION AND SERVICE GUIDE

This booklet guides students on how they can stay committed to putting their faith into action and serve the community throughout this tough time. Daily meditation guides are included as well as a prayer to start the day. The College community are encouraged to commit to 5-minutes of mindfulness each day and set aside some time during the week to be of service to others in the community.

MONTH OF MAY DEVOTION TO MARY @ SLC

Each year, St Laurence's College and the wider Catholic community honour Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of May. We do this because The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church and therefore the example, as well as the guide and inspiration. Mary was devoted to her faith and being the Mother to Jesus was there to show and give her unconditional love. It is tradition that during the month of May we take time to honour Mary the Mother of the church. 

During the month of May, we ask students pause their activities at midday. At this time, we encourage all students to recite the Hail Mary, pray the Angelus daily at 12:00pm (which they can download on Stream) or use the time for personal reflection in the strong tradition of St Laurence’s College. 


ANZAC DAY

Anzac Day in 2020 was unlike any other.

For the first time in a century the streets were empty; there were no suburban dawn services, mid-morning marches or afternoon two-up matches. The College were note able to hold a service as usual. However, despite all of this, the College came together to remember the fallen heroes during this period of isolation, while maintaining regulations outlined by the Government.

On Friday 24 April, 2020, at 8.40am the College live streamed the commemoration for ANZAC Day.

On Saturday 25 April, 2020, the College community paid tribute with a special video and encouraged the entire community to light up the dawn with St Laurence's College ANZAC spirit. More than 100 in the Lauries community shared their contribution as they joined RSL Queensland at 6am on Anzac Day at the end their driveway, on their balcony, or in their living room to remember all those who have served, sacrificed or who are currently serving for this nation.

They may not have been able to stand together as they usually would, but they stood united in spirit, remembering the heroes who have fallen before us.

Lest we forget.