Students Geoffrey and Bradley Haydon with Lisa Atkinson, Christine Haydon and Mandy Sullivan (Photo: SMCC)
Compere and College captain Caitlyn Carney with guest speaker Pam Radcliffe  (Photo: SMCC)

March 15, 2021

St Mary’s Catholic College hosted a special International Women’s Day breakfast at the Maryknoll Centre in Kingaroy last Monday.

The inaugural event celebrated women using the 2021 IWD theme, #ChooseToChallenge.

Head of Primary Pam Radcliffe was the guest speaker and offered a personal and reflective response to the #ChooseToChallenge theme.

Ms Radcliffe challenged those present to be agents of change.

She said it was an honour to care for her frail 89-year-old mother who taught Pam the lifelong values of courage, fortitude, and gratitude.

Pam’s story of being daughter, wife, mother, student, professional, career woman and now grandmother brought people to tears. 

The audience journeyed with Pam through her words of wisdom and many heart-wrenching experiences.

College captain Caitlyn Carney also spoke, saying she had been challenged by stepping into the arena of leadership and explaining how this was enabling her to grow as a young woman.

The morning was attended by parents, grandparents, friends, aunties, sons and daughters.

It was such a success that the College is already planning to hold another morning next year on March 8.

Special guest Cr Danita Potter with Janny Byrnes and Michelle Rutley (Photo: SMCC)
Pip Gueorgieff and guest speaker Pam Radcliffe (Photo: SMCC)
St Mary’s Catholic College principal Carmel O’Brien and Alice Hauritz (Photo: SMCC)

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