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Catholic Schools Day – 2005

csd2005On 5 May 2005 schools held activities within their school, Catholic schools in their area, and in their community. Catholic Schools Day information packs were sent to schools in February 2005.

A Selection of the Activities Reported to NZCEO that Took Place on Catholic Schools’ Day 2005


  • Card making
  • Helium balloons released
  • Games shared classroom activities
  • Local paper informed
  • Joint sports events
  • Parent, pupil, friends (shared readings)-
  • Parade (all schools on the local high street)
  • Joint Mass local stadium
  • Para liturgy
  • Shared community lunch
  • Shared morning tea and lunch
  • Competition
  • Full page advertisement in the Dominion Post
  • Parents, grandparents’ Mass
  • Morning tea
  • Joint primary / secondary schools’ display in parish church


  • Combined schools’ Mass
  • Hosting road safety theatre
  • Open day for parishioners & community
  • Arts festival (showcase of music, dance and drama)
  • Classrooms visits
  • Mini concert
  • Balloons released

Palmerston North

  • Speech & Scripture reading competition
  • Mass (combined schools) 
  • Liturgy for junior students


  • Essay competition
  • Joint celebration by schools
  • Shared lunch
  • Fitness display
  • Morning tea


  • Mass
  • Joint celebration by schools
  • Liturgy
  • National picture (local newspaper)


  • Mass
  • Sports afternoon
  • Liturgy
  • Barbecue
  • Making bookmarks
  • Shared meals
  • Combined Mass
  • Helium balloons released with messages on them
  • Advertising
  • Catholic quiz
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Morning tea on field 

Catholic Schools Day Gallery (click for larger view)


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