THE social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women were on display at Dominic College during a special breakfast event held in celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March.
The breakfast was attended by more than 160 year five to 10 female students, as well as their mothers, guardians, grandmothers, staff members, special guests, old scholars and community representatives.
Dominic College kindergarten teacher’s assistant Deb Gray conducted the traditional blessing and lighting of the candle for women, while Dominic College captain Felicia Di Carlo was joined by her mother, Patricia, to speak about the ideas behind the international day of celebration.
“All women can be leaders in their own circles and by taking bold action to promote gender equality, they can help women advance,” Felicia said.
Special guest speaker at the event was Dr Naomi Tomlinson – a paediatrician, mother of two and old scholar of Dominic College.
Dr Tomlinson said her main message for the event was that anyone could make a difference.
“I’m just an ordinary person, but I love what I do and strive to make a difference,” she said.
Dominic College has raised nearly $2000 to fund scholarships for disadvantaged girls attending its sister Salesian school in Samoa.
Caption: From left, Dominic College acting principal Janine O’Hea, vice-captain Julia Narracott, college captain Felicia Di Carlo and old scholar Dr Naomi Tomlinson with her mother Susan Tomlinson.