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Damascus College Celebrates Damascus Day

The Damascus College choir and band perform at the Damascus Day mass

 

Every year Damascus College celebrates its identity by holding ‘Damascus Day.’

 

This year Damascus College celebrated Damascus Day on Wednesday 19 September.

 

The special day commenced with a whole of school Mass, followed by a full festival of activities, which was organised by the Student Representative Council (SRC) and thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.

 

Fr Kevin Maloney presiding at the Damascus Day mass

 

The Damascus Day Mass is one of the major ways in which Damascus College showcases its identity as a College in the Roman Catholic tradition.

 

A full house of students, staff, families and special guests, attended the Damascus Day mass

 

The 2018 School Captains welcome the 2019 School Captains to their leadership position, at the Damascus Day mass

 

This year’s festival theme was ‘Blast to the past’. Students and staff were invited to dress up in this theme. Students were also issued with a ‘timeline tracker’ that indicated all of the areas they needed to visit throughout the festival.

 

Four decades were represented, and included sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties and each hosted a number of exciting activities. Students needed to complete at least one activity in each decade to get their timeline tracker stamped, and once they received four stamps, they were entered into a draw to win one of three prize hampers.

 

Activities included:

  • Sixties: Mural Art, Hula Hoop Competition, Ultimate Frisbee, Psychedelic Nail painting
  • Seventies: Guitar Hero Competition, Face Painting, Adult Striker Quick, Crazy Updo Hairstyles
  • Eighties: Mario Kart Competition, Sing Star Karaoke, Just Dance, Honey I Shrunk the Kids film
  • Nineties: Bust a Balloon, Photo Booth, The Macarena, Bucket Coin Toss

 

Students dress up in the theme ‘Blast from the past’ at the Damascus Day activities, organised by the students

 

Students dress up in the theme ‘Blast from the past’ at the Damascus Day activities, organised by the students

 

Students dress up in the theme ‘Blast from the past’ at the Damascus Day activities, organised by the students

 

Students dress up in the theme ‘Blast from the past’ at the Damascus Day activities, organised by the students

 

Messages to: Sarah Boswell, Damascus College

 

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