Under the theme: “A Child is Born,” St. Francis de Sales Catholic School held its Christmas Program on Wednesday night, December 11, 2013 beginning at 6pm at the Catholic Church in Marsh Harbour. The focus of this year’s program was to go back to the simplicity of Christmas which is the celebration of Christ’s birth; not gifts.
They want people to know that even without the gifts, they can still celebrate Christmas. The program was divided into three parts: Part I was called “Waiting…Hoping…” which looked at the Advent Season when people prepare their hearts for Christmas. The students dedicated the song “We are the World” to the Philippines.
Part II was the Drama: “The Meaning of Christmas.” The focus of the drama was awareness and the play allowed the actors to find themselves in the various meanings that surfaced rather than it being about a new sofa for Christmas.
Part III addressed the Christmas Spirit. The students of Grades 7 and 8 read the poem by Patrick Bethel called “Jesus is the Reason.”
The evening ended with a Junkanoo Rush out by Kindergarten and Grade 1. The Coordinator was Mr. Ronan Sarmineto who was also in charge of the music. He was assisted by Georgia Williams-Curry who was in charge of the drama, the sound system and rehearsals were done by Mr. Elmer Bongon, and the props for drama and Junkanoo costumes were made by Ireneo Ajero.
The teachers also assisted by working with their students. They began preparation for this program the last week in November. Special invited guests for this event were Dr. Lenora Black, Mr. Patrick Bethel and the PTA Board.