I wonder the context of life that Plato was thinking of when he said, ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” No matter whether you are a musician or you’re simply an appreciator of music, there is no doubt music plays an important role in our world.
As a new school community we are at an interesting stage of our journey. We have a number of things that have continued from our earlier life as a Nudgee Junior community, we have started and repeated a number of new directions in our first five years as an Ambrose Treacy community and importantly we have looked to challenge our directions for our future with new initiatives.
I think that there has always been a belief in the older generations that the younger generations are never as good as the older ones. It might be tempting to think that I am referring to our current children. Recently author John Marsden opened a can of worms when he made the telling declaration that the modern day parents were not doing a good job – in fact he went as far as using the term ‘bad parents’.
This week at Ambrose Treacy College we join with Catholic schools around Queensland to celebrate Catholic Education Week from Sunday 24 July – Saturday 30 July. In Queensland, Catholic schools make a significant contribution to the educational landscape.
Celebrating is an intrinsic element to a healthy community. As families celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations and special occasions they are adding meaning to their lives. The same can be said for school communities as it is always good to be able to gather for important events and celebrate together.