Without conceding too much of my age, Billy Joel is a singer I have always loved. Billy Joel was quoted as saying ‘I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.’ This is particularly true when you have hundreds of young musicians gathering to celebrate their musical talents.
- Principal’s Message
- Formation & Service
- Co-curricular Activities
- Coming Up
- Week In Review
So much happens in our world and I often find myself reflecting on not only my own encounters but also on wider societal issues. Generally I suppose I consider myself to be reflective – and this can be an issue in itself. Over reflective and it can be a death of over analysis and not enough reflection it can be a recipe for an ill-informed outcome. If only we had the ability to make a decision after the event – the rear view mirror.
‘Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.’ Bryant H. McGill
I often find that it is in the busiest times of life that I have the most time to reflect on the journey I am on. Life at Ambrose Treacy College continues to move at an unbelievably fast and exciting pace. Life here is about living the moment, readying for a both predictable and unpredictable future and constantly earthing ourselves on the richness of our past as a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition.
For many, openly discussing homophobia, racism and sexism is seen as risky. Whilst it may pose some form of risk, we take the position that it is far too risky to simply put our head in the sand, address the few instances we are aware of and basically hope that it will either go away or will somehow address itself.
There are 302 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 146,000 students and employ more than 18,500 teachers and staff. This week we join in with the other 301 schools to celebrate Catholic Education Week 2017.