Recently all Year 9 students participated in two days of Special Character events. These days focused on the story of Mercy: the beginnings in Ireland, the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy to New Zealand, and the stories associated with the Carmel College site. There was also a focus on the House founders that are part of our Carmel story.
As part of the Year 9 Religious Education programme last term, the girls studied the topic, ‘The Beginnings of the Church in Aotearoa/New Zealand’. Included in this topic was a special focus on the part played by Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa, Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.
As part of these two days girls also had a chance to experience different types of prayer and develop skills for well-being.