The Southern Cross : May 2010
The Southern Cross May 2010 Page 13 www.adelaide.catholic.org.au news Term Investment Less than $1,000 0.10% $1,000 - $1,999 0.50% $2,000 - $4,999 2.25% $5,000 - $19,999 3.75% $20,000 + 5.50% Catholic Education Fee Savings Account 5.00% Personal Account Less than $1,000 0.25% $1,000 - $1,999 0.50% $2,000 - $4,999 2.00% $5,000 - $19,999 3.50% $20,000 + 5.00% Prepaid Funeral Plan Contact your funeral director Read more about CDF at www.cdfadl.com.au or phone 08 8210 8215 How can my savings make a difference? Assisting parishes Charitable causes Building classrooms Quality education Helping those in need Religious and pastoral initiatives 5.00%P.A. CATHOLIC EDUCATION FEE SAVINGS ACCOUNT *TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY Catholic Education South Australia will commit to an ecological vision statement later this year paving the way for Catholic schools and education agencies to become more sustainable. On Holy Ground is a document by Catholic Ear thcare Australia which sets out the philosophy and the tools needed to promote a uniform ecological scheme for all Catholic schools and education agencies in Adelaide. South Australia's CEO follows New South Wales and Queensland in adopting the framework. On Holy Groundwill be launched by Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson in September. Jane Swift Director of Catholic Education South Australia said that she was extremely pleased that Catholic Education SA had moved to this step. "On Holy Ground is a document which provides great hope for strengthening our reverence for the ear th, and this is par ticularly impor tant for children and young people," she said. Catholic Ear thcare Australia director Jacqui Remond said On Holy Ground would become available to all schools via the internet. "It will give students, parents and educators context and rationale from a Catholic perspective for sustainability in our schools." Mrs Remond was in Adelaide last month meeting educators from several Catholic schools trialing a new program aimed at complimenting the On Holy Ground document. A Strategic Systems-based Integrated Sustainability Initiative (ASSISI) was developed by Catholic Ear thcare Australia 18 months ago in response to Pope John Paul II's call to ecological conversion and ecological vocation. "The aim of ASSISI is to reduce our ecological footprint and increase our spiritual footprint," said Mrs Remond. St Francis School at Lockleys is one of the Adelaide schools keen to trial ASSISI. Already named the greenest school in the western suburbs by Messenger Newspapers last year, St Francis School is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint through recycling and water- saving initiatives. Principal Rick Favilla said the environment was central to the school's teachings, which had a strong connection to St Francis of Assisi's charisma of a firm responsibility for all creation. "Our emphasis is on creation and that the world has been put here for the children's enjoyment and they have a responsibility and stewardship to look after it and to have the smallest footprint possible," said Mr Favilla. LEAP OF FAITH: St Francis School primary students (clockwise L-R) Lara Ljubicic, Cody Baldwin, Sarah Vears, Alex Mar tin and Oliver Schipper show and tell their wetland and pond, where they breed four different types of frogs, to Catholic Earthcare Australia director Jacqui Remond. Photo: Kate Elmes Green vision unearthed 'The aim of ASSISI is to reduce our ecological footprint and increase our spiritual footprint.'