As we move deeper into the season of Lent, we reflect on the small sacrifices we are asked to build into our daily lives, as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice of Christ. Our small sacrifices make room in our hearts and our lives as we prepare to accept the love that comes to us through Jesus’ death and resurrection – love that we must then continue to amplify in hope, as we strive to understand what it means for each one of us to be beloved children of God.
Thank you to all of the families who have contributed to the various consultations that have been underway at the College, including the review of our Student Leadership Model, the surveys seeking feedback from Year 7 and Year 12 families regarding the House Welcomes, and the parents who took part in panel interviews for my Principal Review. We value feedback from staff, students and families at St Columba’s as we draw on the support and insight of all community members to continue to shape what we do and how we do it at the College.
Thanks to Shellie Murton and the Health and PE Team for all of the work that goes into planning and running the Swimming Carnival. It was a fun day for all and the fact that we were all able to brave the inclement conditions in the morning with a smile on our faces, set up a great spirit of participation and celebration for the remainder of the day.
It was a delight to welcome back the Class of 2019 for their reunion event on Wednesday, 24 February, after it was re-scheduled from the end of last year. The young women who joined us found immense joy in reconnecting with one another. Thanks to Joan Dillon for her organisation of the event.
Our next event will take place on Saturday, 27 March between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm, and it will be a gathering of alumnae who graduated from the College in a year ending in 0 – ie 1950, 1960, 1970, and so on. We look forward to welcoming these women back to the College and hearing the stories of their lives and their fond memories of St Columba’s College.