From the Deputy PrincipalAugust 09, 2019
What a fantastic start to the Third Term. Our Term began with our Year 10 parents attending the 2020 Subject Selection Evening to continue the journey for their daughters in choosing courses which will assist them in future pathways. After the initial plenary session, parents and their daughters also had the opportunity to meet with our Curriculum Team Leaders for a ‘Q & A’ with them. We thank all families who were able to attend and we have also enjoyed our discussions with our boarding families over the phone, to bridge the distance.
Cheerleading auditions were held for Junior and Middle/Senior School students for our inaugural College Cheer Team. I have to say I was so impressed with not just our student’s abilities but their determination, courage and team work during this process. All participants should be very proud of themselves and we look forward to meeting our teams.
NAIDOC Week has been a highlight already of the calendar, commencing with a whole school assembly and promptly followed by many cultural experiences; from a very tasty morning tea (which had delights including kangaroo meatballs on the menu), a visit from Michael Johnson to inspire our future footballers, ex-students sharing their journey and dance moved through to resident artists. We are very grateful to all who have put countless hours into leading us in celebrating this significant week in our calendar; especially to each of our Aboriginal students, thank you.
We were also blessed to be part of the Opening Mass of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival; it was such a special event to begin a celebration of the Arts in 2019. We are looking forward to sharing with the community the Festival over the coming weeks.
The Junior School literally hit the ground running with our Cross-Country team excelling, placing 2nd overall. This was such a mighty effort and a testament to your many hours of training (and the dedication of your teachers). Week Two concluded with the Athletics Carnival which is always a favourite event; well done to our Kindy children who joined us for their first carnival. Thank you to our Parent Forum for again supplying tasty pieces of fruit for us to enjoy and thank you to the many parent volunteers and supporters for the day.
Finally our Years 3,5 and 9 students will be commencing the Bishop’s Religious Literacy Assessment this week. They have been preparing over the course of their time in Religious Education lessons.
We are looking forward to our Mercy term and sharing it with the community.