Welcome to the March edition of the College newsletter. This new and exciting format provides a great platform for the College to provide an overview of the news feeds available through the new College website.
These news feeds provide immediate communication with our community about events (or activities) that have happened, or about to happen, at the College. I strongly encourage all our community to regularly check the website to find out what is happening at the College.
Over the course of the term, I have provided weekly news for the College community through the website. The year to date has been extremely busy, with numerous events such as Parent Information Evenings, P&F functions, year group learning assemblies, the Opening College Mass, Open Day, Year 7 Camp, the conclusion of the MCS summer sport season, assessment tasks, High Achievers Assembly, Lenten season, and Project Compassion but to name a few. I would encourage parents to revisit these reports in the newsletter for an overview of Term 1.
Two key addresses – the College liturgical theme and the acknowledgment and celebration of our 2017 HSC class have provided the College with a strong foundation for 2018.
The College liturgical theme for 2018 ‘Live the Gospel’ is based on Gospel Spirituality, one of the four Touchstones of Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition. We are encouraged to respond to the invitation to follow in the footsteps of Jesus to do extraordinary things. To live the gospel values we have a responsibility to make the message of compassion, justice and peace a reality within our community. We are all called to bring the Good news and live the Gospel through our diary interaction with all those we meet. An invitation that is renewed as we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord.
The 2017 HSC results were outstanding and most encouraging for the future. The consistent and committed approach by the Class of 2017 demonstrated their courageous nature in pursuing their goals. The holistic education experienced by all the students assisted them to achieve these outstanding results. The College congratulated not only the students but also all the teaching staff who guided and inspired these fine young men to achieve their personal best. The College congratulated, in particular, Hartley Dhyon who received an ATAR of 97.8 and was on the HSC All-Rounders List for achieving a Band 6 in every subject he studies. What a wonderful achievement. It is this commitment and dedication to their studies that we hope provides inspiration for all our students as they progress throughout their learning journey in 2018.
Being connected to the College is vitally important and now we have the ability to do so through this wonderful new platform. A special thanks to Mr David Sheil (Director of Teaching and Learning), Ms Caitlin Cole and the whole media team for their energy and enthusiasm in providing the College Community with the most contemporary means of communication.
Let Your Light Shine
Mr M. Ronchetti