Weathering the Storm
Thank you for your understanding last Friday as we called a home learning day to manage the damage to some of our buildings due to the storm. The safety of students and staff was our priority as we organised for trades people to help us inspect buildings and secure materials that had become loose in the extreme wind.
The experience of remote learning has shown us that we do have the capacity to continue learning offsite when we have to and I am grateful to staff and students for their adaptability once again.
The School Springs to Life Once Again
The hallways and school grounds are once again filled with the voices of students, joined together in chatter and laughter. Students I have spoken to over the last few days have expressed their joy at returning to full-time, onsite learning, delighting in the company of their friends and enjoying the focus that comes with being in classes again.
It was a pleasure to share lunch with the Year 12 VCAL students, their teachers and support staff last Thursday as they celebrated the end of their classes. There were many achievements to acknowledge, as well as the recognition of relationships and friendships that made their journey over the last two years memorable and fun.
Year 12 VCE students have approached the preparation for their exams diligently. Despite the turbulent two years of learning, they are keen to be defined by their achievements and not by the circumstances that have coloured their final two years of schooling.
We look forward to our drive-in event to celebrate the graduation of our 2021 Year 12 students.
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the Month of November
Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of November, inviting people to pray for those who are over-burdened, burnt out, exhausted and depressed.
This clip features our Pope offering solidarity with those experiencing mental, emotional, affective and physical exhaustion, and asking us to be present with our whole selves for those who might need our comfort and solace.