The program was launched in spectacular style recently at Corpus Christi Catholic School at St Ives. A special day dedicated to building community, started with family photo sessions  where students and their parents were photographed together. They also added their thumb print to beautiful fingerprint trees.  The photos and the fingerprint trees will become part of a permanent display that celebrates Corpus Christi as a KidsMatter school.

Parents then spent time in classrooms with their children and joined in with games and story time. All this fun was followed by a special lunch where delicious pizza was prepared freshly on-site.

The highlight of the day was the arrival of a helicopter! One of our talented parents in the helicopter took aerial shots of all the Corpus Christi students on the field in the shape of a smiley face. The Smiley face was selected to compliment the theme ‘Every Face has a Place’.

The KidsMatter framework is part of the extensive Pastoral Care approach that Corpus Christi school has implemented to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of all our students. KidsMatter gives us another way to assist and support families as they raise their children in these challenging times.