In 1804, two French women, Julie Billiart, the daughter of a country draper, and Francoise Blin de Bourdon, an aristocrat, founded a Religious Congregation dedicated to the education of girls. From that time onwards, in Europe, America, Africa, Japan and other parts of the world, Sisters of Notre Dame have worked to keep alive the educational ideals of St. Julie.
This term, our school came together for our Founder’s Day Mass, said by Fr Jon. Marking the day that the foundations were laid for the first Notre Dame School in Belgium, the Mass was a wonderful and holy whole school event celebrating St Julie, whose words and values we try to live by each day.
During the Mass the de-commissioning of our Student Senior Team took place with Ayesha, Jade and Melissa passing on their leadership roles to Izzy, Joseph and Elise.