Growth is an amazing thing. It’s happening all around us, all the time, and yet often we can only see it when we step back and look at the bigger picture. Sometimes, it’s obvious. Other times, less so. It can be exciting, but it can also be challenging. And while it often appears to come from nothing, we know that growth only happens with lots of energy, and a bit of patience.
This year at MITS has been an amazing year of growth. As an organisation we have grown to work with young people across two new homes – Wellington Street and The Crofts – and have excitedly looked on as the new Alumni Boarding House has grown day-by-day on Richmond Hill. We have also grown our MITS family: from new students and parents, to new volunteers and supporters, to the many dignitaries who have joined our community: the Governor General, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Minister Ken Wyatt, and even Prime Minister Scott Morrison!
Most importantly, we have witnessed the incredible growth of you, our Class of 2019. You’ve stretched yourself in the classroom, taken on new challenges on excursions, camps and in the boarding house, and continued your growth as remarkable ambassadors for your communities. As your MITS year comes to an end, you should feel great pride in all you’ve achieved.
Your MITS year is just the beginning. As you step into your Partner Schools, and out into the world, we can’t wait to watch you continue to grow. How exciting our future looks with each of you in it! Go well, Class of 2019!