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St Declan's Community Fun Day

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-134147

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

St Declan's Community Fun Day

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—Speaker, I recently had the opportunity to attend St Declan's Community Fun Day, run by the St Declan's Catholic Church and Primary School in Pesnhurst. The event was held in celebration the feast of Saint Declán of Ardmore, a patron saint of the Déis in Ireland. The event saw a fantastic turnout, with plenty of students, parents and members of the community coming down to enjoy the sausage sizzle and a cake (or three) from the cake stall. There was also a petting zoo, live music, and face painting for the kids to enjoy. For the parents, a selection of wines and cheeses were on offer. St Declan's has been a community institution in Penshurst, established in 1907 by the Sisters of Charity. It continues to thrive today, focusing on community engagement and challenging its students to reach their full potential. I'd like to thank the Principal of St Declan's, Mr Peter Cranney, as well as Mr Chris Ryan, the Parish Priest of the Catholic Church. The work you do in our community is outstanding. I look forward to attending the Community Fun Day next year!