I shared the graphic below with you as we were entering the Lenten Season. As we move into the final weeks of Lent we are encouraged to commit to a Fast from Silence – a fast from not speaking out and not actively contributing our voices to speak out on behalf of the vulnerable, and especially our vulnerable planet, our common home.
Our student leaders have a special passion for how St Columba’s College can become a more sustainable community, and in doing so, protect this small patch of our common home. While we can’t solve all of the problems of the world, small acts, when they come together can make an enormous difference. Think about the individual water droplets that make up a rushing river, or a torrential waterfall – individually those drops may seem inconsequential, but collectively they create a force of nature that over time leaves its mark. I encourage each one of us to think about our Lenten Commitment this week, as a small contribution joining other small contributions, inspired by our faith, and in time making a difference as we care for our common home.
The College has developed an Email Policy that aims to establish clear expectations regarding electronic communication across the College community. This policy for students and families can be located on the College website or within Knowledge Banks on PAM. Students are to read this policy within the context of our Digital Citizenship Expectations, which can also be located on PAM.
Parent Engagement Committee (PEC)
The Year 7 Parents’ Meet and Greet, hosted by the Parent Engagement Committee (PEC) on Friday. 12 March, was a huge success. Strong numbers, vibrant conversations and building connections flavoured the evening. I would like to extend my gratitude to James Williams, President of the PEC, and the members of the PEC whose contributions made the night such a success. The PEC does a tremendous job in supporting the College in its work of engaging and connecting families with the College community. We look forward to their next event, the Father/Male Mentor and Daughter Evening scheduled for Tuesday, 18 May. I encourage families to keep this date free in their calendars.