Last night marked a special milestone in the history of the College with the Blessing and Opening of the Senior School Precinct. It was a beautiful celebration for our community with a wonderful mix of the formal and informal. The setting in the roundabout in front of the Senior School was impressive with the stunning colour of Tipperary and the grandness of Waterford. We were fortunate to have a number of special guest speakers including the Honourable Grace Grace MP Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission, Kathleen Freeman, EREA Council Member as well as Michael Senior, Father John Gillen SM and Nathaniel Cowin and Benjamin Norton representing the student body. Thank you to everyone who assisted in the planning and operation of this special event.
- Principal’s Message
- Formation & Service
- Co-curricular Activities
- Coming Up
- Week In Review
We are already over half way through Lent with Good Friday now only three weeks away. We invite every student to reflect and act during this special period to support others. This may be in our own classroom, through service hours or involvement in our Lenten Fayre activities. Each student can contribute to these components in their own way. It may be donating money, or through actions in setting up an activity, or through a committed involvement with one of our many external Service Initiatives.
Our outdoor education program has provided wonderful and very valuable opportunities for the development of essential life skills, teamwork and relationship building for our students this week. We hope you have enjoyed following the stories and photos on our social media platforms. Year 6 students have rounded off their tour of the nation’s capital by having the honour of meeting His Excellency, Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House today. Rarely does he meet school groups, but today we felt very lucky to meet such a great advocate of multiculturalism and diversity. Tonight our Taiko Troupe have their 2018 debut performance at Suncorp Stadium when the Queensland Reds take on the Brumbies. Kick off is at 6.30pm so get along to the game and hear the beat of the Taiko drums as our boys offer a unique supporters experience.
This week our Formation program has included some special presentations. The Year 11 students participated in a P.A.R.T.Y. program run by the Police Department. The program is an injury awareness and prevention program for youths to reduce death and injury in alcohol, drug and risk-related crashes and incidents.
The staff and students celebrated Ash Wednesday this week and the start of Lent. The challenge to the boys during Lent is how can they do some things better. None of us are perfect but all of us can strive to be better, make a sacrifice and help to make the lives of others better.