From the Principal

From the Principal

Welcome back to our students!

It was with great excitement that we welcomed our students back through the College gates this term. Year 12 commenced last week and other Year Groups this week. To hear the school buzzing again with the sounds of students is music to our ears. It has been uplifting to re-connect as sisters and share stories of shining gifts, as well as learn of the many actions taken to overcome challenges that required either courage or empowerment. The photos below capture the excitement:

Our Primary feeder schools traditionally send a small pack of best wishes to our Year 12 students around this time. This year, they have not let COVID-19 stand in their way and have created a ‘virtual’ video message for their ‘big sisters’, wishing them well for the HSC. The advice from Kindy students to Year 6 students was priceless!! Our feeder school Principals also send their special blessings in a prayer. I encourage you to click on the link provided to watch – you’ll enjoy it!

HSC Exams begin

The HSC Exams will finally begin on 9 November, with the first of two English papers. By the time students complete their final HSC Workshops next week, they will be well equipped and ready to begin. The examination period is a healthy mix of calm and nerves, so please keep our Year 12 students in your prayers for their HSC Exams. 

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

November begins with a double feast in remembrance of those who have died: All Saints’ Day, 1 November, followed by All Souls’ Day, 2 November. 

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day give us consolation that, as saints and sinners, God welcomes all. On these Feast Days, we especially recall the Church as a community of saints who are sinners and sinners who did saintly things. I was always drawn to the expression:

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

An expression that gives us hope in these challenging times.

Dr Anne Ireland, Principal
This article on College life meets The Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools – Charter #1, #2, #8