Peace pole unveiled at St Catherine’s


Student leaders from St Catherine’s Catholic College gathered with Rotarians last term for the unveiling of the school’s first peace pole.

A peace pole is a monument that displays the message ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in the language of the country where it has been placed.

The idea of peace poles was first thought up by Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan and eventually took off around the world by 1983.

St Catherine’s Catholic College principal Niamh Marzol welcomed special guests Dave Layzell (Member for the Upper Hunter), Sue Moore (Singleton mayor), Tony Jarrett (Singleton deputy mayor) and Rotary leaders Neville Parsons, David and Amanda Roach, Gerard MacMillan and Alex McHarg.

“What the world needs now is peace more than ever,” Gerard told The Hunter River Times.

Members from the Upper Hunter’s six Rotary clubs have since been represented at the District Conference held on Tamworth.