Perroton Week

We kicked off Term 1 with Perroton Week in Week 2, in recognition of Marie Francoise Perroton – the foundress of Perroton House. Each day, the Perroton Leadership Team ran a variety of fun activities that were focused on educating students on one of the pioneers of the Marist Missionary Sisters – Marie Francoise Perroton – and promoting courage through involvement, in emulation of Marie’s courage. 

Throughout the whole week, we ran a Marie Francoise scavenger hunt. The objective of the scavenger hunt was to locate one out of five hidden images of the House patrons each day. Paralleling the courage and determination Marie Francoise demonstrated in sailing to the Pacific Islands to be a part of the Marist Mission, the scavenger hunt encouraged students to ‘think outside the box’ and honour Marie Francoise’s legacy. We also held a lolly guessing competition over the course of the week, where students, particularly Year 7s, got super involved. Many even entered the competition several times. Listen out for the winner of the competition who will be announced shortly! 

On Thursday, we held skipping on the flat, where we grabbed some ropes, pumped some music and opened the flat up for all students to have some fun with their friends. It was so great seeing so many girls of all ages get involved, get active and even mix with other students from different Year Groups. For the more creative, crafty girls, we handed out yellow paper with instructions on how to create an origami boat, replicating the boat Marie Francoise journeyed to the South Pacific on (and the boat depicted on Perroton’s crest). By the end of lunch, there were little yellow origami boats all over the flat. We concluded Perroton Week on Friday with a courage challenge, where we opened a mini talent contest for all students who were courageous enough to submit a video of one of their talents. Thanks to the girls who entered this challenge, we absolutely loved your videos! 

Overall, it was a great week and so good to see so much interaction amongst different Year Groups during the activities at recess and lunch!


Sienna Pantalone, Perroton House Captain

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