Posted by Caroline Chapman
on 7 August 2020
The annual Founder's Day event at O'Connor Catholic College celebrates the College's Founder's St Angela Merici and St John Baptist De La Salle. O'Connor being the product of the amalgamation of two historic Catholic schools in Armidale, St Ursula's College (1882) and De La Salle College Armidale (1906), in 1975.
On the day, students were able to participate in a wide range of activities coordinated by the College Leaders and Lasallian Youth Ministers, which were delivered via video link to individual classrooms.
Student's enjoyed viewing pre-recorded video's which focused on the history of the College, quizzes, as well as a 'Rage' styled presentation which showcased various parts of O'Connor.
Over the day, the Spiller Cup was up for grabs, and the four College Houses competed against each other in a variety of activities on the day including the amount raised for Lasallian organisation 'Kid's Helpline'.
From the lunch break, a 'Splendour in the Quad' style concert enabled many of the students and staff to showcase their skills on any of a number of stages around the College. The concert is always one of the features of the day and is a great way for students to gain valuable experience in performing. This year it was also an excellent opportunity for some of the cast of 'Mary Poppins' to be able to perform to their peers.
Unfortunately, due to the weather, the Teacher's band had to be postponed.