Things To Do in the Summer Holidays

By Sanjana Ramachandran, Year 12   Yay! It’s time to jump and scream because SUMMER IS HERE! Everybody in Australia is getting ready for Christmas and New year! I am guessing that most of you have planned to either travel domestically or internationally with family....

Christmas Around the World

By Molly Haymen and Alessia Anderson, Year 8 Have you ever wondered how other cultures spend their Christmas? Read on to find out! Fiji     In traditional village celebrations, about two weeks before Christmas Day everyone gathers at the community’s largest house and...

Christmas in Paganism

By Ella Angell, Year 8 There are so many different celebrations around the world, but one of my favourite is Christmas. Since Christmas is my favourite celebration I thought every religion would celebrate their own version of it. However, not so long ago I found out...

Christmas Over the Last 100 Years

By Ariyana Hossain, Year 12     Did you know that although Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus, the actual celebration of Christmas didn’t begin until the 3rd century AD? This was when Roman church officials decreed December 25 to be the official Christian...

Why Red and Green for Christmas?

Why are the Christmas colours RED and GREEN? GREEN Evergreen plants like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter...

Unsolved Mysteries: Australian Edition

By Ariyana Hossain, year 11 In honour of the Mary Word’s Halloween Edition for 2017 and the season three premiere of Buzzfeed Unsolved, here is a list of some of Australia’s most perplexing unsolved mysteries. Old Melbourne Gaol Built in 1840, The Old Melbourne Gaol...
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