It has been a long term. Students are reporting feeling tired, and that they are looking forward to a rest. We look back in gratitude for the term that has been. The interruptions to onsite learning have occurred for various reasons, however, to a large extent we have been able to run our programs as we have planned them. We are grateful for the rhythm and life of the school routine that nourishes and sustains us all, adults and students alike.
I am grateful for your support of the College, as we called a remote learning day for our Year 8, 9, and 10 students. To everyone’s credit, this was easy to initiate, and it has eased the burden of class over onsite.
I would like to acknowledge all of the College staff who over the past two weeks have taken on additional lessons and duties to support their colleagues who were absent for various reasons. There is a shared commitment to ensuring that the learning program continues to operate for all of our students. This is community in action!
The Easter Triduum is almost upon us – the three most holy days of the Christian calendar. In the space of those 3 days we go from mourning to jubilation as we recognise what Jesus’ sacrifice means for our eternal lives. In this time of prayer, we are called to reflect on the death and resurrection moments in our own lives, on the love that Jesus showed for humankind in his willingness to enter in God’s plan for him, and to recognise and accept God’s love for humanity in the promise of the resurrection.
May the triumphant resurrection of Christ continue to fill us with hope as we work for justice, peace, compassion and love.
At the end of this term we will farewell the following staff members:
- Mr Chuong Nguyen – after 19 years with the College, Mr Nguyen has accepted an IT Manager role at another Catholic school.
- Ms Alison Rogers – after 3 years with us in various roles, Ms Rogers has accepted a teaching position at another school.
- Mr Leon Duncan – after 10 years enthusiastically supporting the Instrumental Music Program at the College, Mr Duncan will take on a role at another College.
We are grateful for the dedicated service these staff members have offered the College. We wish them all the very best as they embark on their new endeavours.
Our new Head of Students, Ms Rebecca Spiteri, will replace Ms Nakkita Egan as she commences her parental leave at the end of this term. Mr Michael Camilleri will step into the Cahill House Leader role, for the remainder of the year.
We wish Ms Egan all the very best as she awaits the arrival of her first child.
While Ms Carmel Anile-Saade is on long service leave for Term Two, Ms Sarah Wallace, will take on the responsibilities of the Cunningham House Leader.