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Vinnies

In the September holidays Donna facilitated the St Vincent de Paul “Kids’ Camp” at Camp Warrawee in northwest Brisbane.  The young people came from two of Vinnies’ programs – Buddies and Vortcs.  Buddies cares for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and Vortcs cares for children from refugee backgrounds.  The camp was quite special as it was…
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Article

Click below to read Peter Bugden’s article from The Catholic Leader July 6 2014. catholic leader article Donna responding to Gospel truth July 8, 2014 Donna McDade: “And your purpose is … to love and be loved. That’s it.” By Peter Bugden “NEW evangelisation” is a phrase often on the lips of popes and other Church…
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Parish

“An Afternoon with Donna! The kids from the Caloundra Catholic Parish spent an afternoon with Donna in preparation for their Confirmation and First Eucharist. The children came from a various schools and areas of our far-reaching Parish. Under Donna’s magic they came together as one! They came as individuals and left as Parish! Through story,…
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Catholic Bishops Interview Donna

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference created a digital resource to encourage Catholics online and Donna from Experience Wellbeing was invited to participate. Click here to watch the video interview with Donna “Donna Power is a Brisbane-based independent retreat facilitator and musician.  She aims to cultivate positive identity, grounded confidence, healthy relationships, servant leadership and Christian values…
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Evangelisation

Click here to read a lovely article in Brisbane’s Catholic Leader about my business, “Experience Wellbeing” and my original music as an expression of faith and hope through digital media.   Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” &…
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Heaven

“What a way to bring in Term 2! A Year 11 camp on Hamilton Island is surprising, but it is a lateral-thinking yet logical solution to the school’s need to accommodate nearly 300 students with shelter as well as activities and a sufficient gathering place. My role was to bring live music into the experience…
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Girls

“Students spent the day cultivating the art of listening to each other, to nature and to their inner selves.”  Donna Power re Year 11 Girls Retreat Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” & “Ready to Play” Following a sequence…
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Warriors

“Even female lego are warriors!  Girls are whole people with a purpose to make this world a better place.  Every warrior needs motivation, a mentor, a mission and a map.  This program enables the girls to discover these vital elements in themselves and their lives.”  Donna Power from Experience Wellbeing re facilitating a girls high…
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Old Stomping Ground

“It was a special milestone for me to be back on Siena grounds to facilitate the Year 6 Day, “Raise the Bar”.  The students learnt about the different stages of moral development in order to understand clearly how to move from self-serving to servant-leadership behaviour.  These Siena kids really pumped out the singing and dancing…
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Justice

It was a humbling privilege to be invited as the presenter at the #SSJD2014 hosted by the Clairvaux MacKillop College community in Mt Gravatt. Representative students from many excellent Brisbane Catholic colleges came together to receive inspiration and education from St Vincent de Paul, Caritas, Catholic Mission, the Brisbane Vocations Office with Dave Jorna from…
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Leaders

Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” & “Ready to Play” Following a sequence of exciting, colourful and challenging activities the students practice social and emotional skills with a focus on creativity, cooperation, respect and perseverance. … Years 3 &…
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Energy

Catholic Primary School Retreats From the kids: “I hope that you will keep up your great talent of singing and being a songwriter.” “All games and activities were great.  You’re a great teacher and ‘Cuddles’ (the elephant) is awesome!” “Thank you for a great day today.  I loved it!” “Everything was brilliant but my favourites…
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Vision

“At our recent Church Council Meeting, Members expressed their appreciation and thanks to you for the Retreat Day which we spent with you . We really did feel that you managed the group very well and helped us to focus on who we are and where we might be going as a church and as…
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Primary

Catholic Primary School Retreats From the teachers present: “Thanks so much Donna – you are so gifted and you are a sincere person who ‘walks the talk’.  The kids loved it especially the singing.  I loved the inclusivity.  The liturgy was truly moving.  Well done!” “Excellent – the kids were really engaged the whole day!…
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Powerful

From the students themselves: “Hi Donna.  Thank you for a fantastic retreat.  Blessings and prayers really connected with our inner souls. Thank you.  Ps I love the idea of empowering girls and women to be warriors. xo” “Thank you for today.  It made me realise what I am worth, that I am worth living and…
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Meaning

“I learnt that I DO have a purpose in life.”  “I saw that I was not alone.”  Student comments on Donna Power’s school retreat program   Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” & “Ready to Play” Following a…
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Leaders

“Donna is on our level and she’s not afraid to say what needs to be said.”  Year 11 female student Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” & “Ready to Play” Following a sequence of exciting, colourful and challenging activities…
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