In the second week of Term 4, on Tuesday 13 October, a National Rosary Day is being held to pray for Australia, the youth of our country, and to promote the popular Marian prayer, given that October is the month of the Rosary. It is hoped that schools will pray either the full Rosary or one decade of the Rosary at 10:30am on this day.
As in previous years, a colouring-in competition will be run again for
primary school students to encourage participation in the National Rosary Day. This competition has increased in popularity among students over the past 3 years. In 2014, approximately 3000 competition entries were received from almost 100 primary schools across NSW.
A colouring-in poster of Mary is included in the Resource Package attached below and is for use by Kindergarten to Year 3 students. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 wanting to participate are asked to design their own A4 poster of Mary with the theme of “Our Lady of the Southern Cross”.
The winners and runners-up will receive Big W gift vouchers.
To enter the competition, artworks must be clearly labelled (student name, grade, school and school suburb) and sent by Friday, 9 October 2015 to:
National Rosary Competition
PO Box 197
Cootamundra NSW, 2590
To ensure ease in contacting the winners and runners up, please include the contact details of one school teacher (school phone number and email) in each package that is sent.
For further information about the competition, please contact Jane Chifley directly at firstname.lastname@example.org