St Patrick's College Strathfield

So Close and Yet So Different


After 12 days in PNG, our immersion group has returned to us changed, enlivened and ready for everything. They experienced the unity of humanity, but the diversity of life and celebration. Whilst on immersion they stepped out of their comfort zones to sing, dance, farm, labour and when possible, speak in another language. They connected with their buddies and grew in a deeper respect for each other.

The group enjoyed sporting, cultural and local events, including the religious celebrations for the Feast of Blessed Peter To Rot, PNG’s first potential saint. After separating themselves from technology and the comforts of home they developed an appreciation for the simpler things in life, which largely centred on their relationships with each other. They were a remarkable group who exhibited all that our community can be proud of!