From the Principal

Terry Blizzard

Today was a special day as we farewelled our Year 12 VCE and VCAL students. Within the limitations of COVID and with the support of Fr Jerome, we gave thanks for our students, families and staff and wished our Year 12’s happiness, fulfillment and success. We were blessed to be able to celebrate our Liturgies in the Presentation Chapel which added a lovely sense of reverence to the occasion. At the conclusion of the ceremony each student was presented with a personalized candle and encouraged to go out and be the light to the world. 

 

I would like to acknowledge our Director of Identity Mrs Kate Johnston for the vision, planning and organization of this truly lovely occasion. We hope parents are able to get a sense of the occasion when they receive the film of each Homeroom’s Liturgy. 

We were blessed also to come together with the graduands and their families in the evening to enjoy each other’s company as we paid tribute to a resilient and upbeat group of young people following what has been an amazing two years. 

 

As we sent them on their way we did so with this message:

You have the capacity to be and do whatever you want, but understand, the future depends on what you do in the present. Don’t waste time wondering what a good person should be – just be one. Become a person who does more for the world than the world does for you. Become the person we know you could be. 

 

This week we were delighted to welcome Fr Bob Maguire to the Edmund Rice Campus to present his Foundation with a cheque for $15, 000 resulting from the proceeds to our Walkathon from our incredibly generous community. This amazing effort is made more so, due to lockdown, we were not able to conduct the walk. It is humbling to think that in a time like we are experiencing when so many of our families are impacted by the pandemic that our community could be so generous. 

 

My thanks to our Social Justice group who have persevered all year in spite of the constant setbacks. 

 

God Bless

 

Principal | Terry Blizzard